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Charter company offers reduced rates for residents to commute between Anegada and Beef Island

Charter company offers reduced rates for residents to commute between Anegada and Beef Island

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Local charter company Island Birds Air Charter is offering BVI residents ‘substantial’ discounted round-trip prices to commute between the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island and the Auguste George International Airport on […]

by / on April 29, 2020 at 5:42 AM /
SURVEY: Majority of residents’ income earnings heavily affected by COVID-19

SURVEY: Majority of residents’ income earnings heavily affected by COVID-19

Almost 60 percent of residents who participated in a recent BVI Red Cross survey have indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their income earnings. The BVI Red Cross conducted a survey entitled ‘COVID-19 Perception & Impact Survey’, which received […]

by / on April 29, 2020 at 5:09 AM /
Loaded firearm found in vehicle | Two men arrested

Loaded firearm found in vehicle | Two men arrested

Two men could likely face gun-related charges before the local court after police reportedly uncovered a loaded firearm inside a vehicle they were travelling in on Tuesday, April 28. The incident occurred sometime after 11 am, Acting Police Information Officer, […]

by / on April 28, 2020 at 6:21 PM /
Marathon reels in over $10K for charities!

Marathon reels in over $10K for charities!

Two female chefs reeled in more than $10,000 for two charitable organisations — including the Family Support Network (FSN) on Tortola — via a marathon held aboard two chartered catamarans in the neighbouring St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on Sunday. […]

by / on April 28, 2020 at 3:49 PM /
‘Bobby’s owner will have his day in court’ | Top cop says RVIPF getting backlash over businessman’s arrest

‘Bobby’s owner will have his day in court’ | Top cop says RVIPF getting backlash over businessman’s arrest

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has been receiving public backlash following the recent arrest of Bobby’s Market Place proprietor Elton Leonard but says the matter is one that will be decided by […]

by / on April 28, 2020 at 10:59 AM /
Wheatley pumping monthly district budget into agriculture for Virgin Gorda and Anegada

Wheatley pumping monthly district budget into agriculture for Virgin Gorda and Anegada

Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatly has said the majority of the $10,000 sum allocated to his constituency monthly will be going towards agriculture. From that budget, Wheatley said only the seniors in his district have received their usual monthly allowance […]

by / on April 28, 2020 at 9:14 AM /
Harneys lays off a number of its BVI staff members

Harneys lays off a number of its BVI staff members

Global offshore law firm Harneys has reportedly laid-off an undisclosed number of staff members from its BVI offices; reportedly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Labour Vincent Wheatley gave that confirmation in a recent interview with BVI News. “I […]

by / on April 28, 2020 at 8:31 AM /
Public safety risk! Some unauthorised businesses reportedly reopened — Premier

Public safety risk! Some unauthorised businesses reportedly reopened — Premier

Reports coming out of the Office of the Premier are that some unauthorised businesses recommenced operations during the opening day of government’s relaxed curfew on Monday. Responding to reports in a subsequent statement later that evening, the Premier made it […]

by / on April 28, 2020 at 7:44 AM /
Over 250 businesses inspected and approved for operation so far

Over 250 businesses inspected and approved for operation so far

Owners of more than 250 businesses that have been approved for reopening are going above and beyond government’s recommendations to implement hand hygiene, social distancing and other safety measures to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) locally. Chief […]

by / on April 28, 2020 at 6:11 AM /
Economy to be assessed after first two weeks of internal reopening

Economy to be assessed after first two weeks of internal reopening

Premier Andrew Fahie has said an assessment of the local economy will be conducted following the end of the first two weeks of the territory’s internal reopening. Premier Fahie said all activities during the first reopening phase must be to […]

by / on April 27, 2020 at 3:24 PM /