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Archive for April, 2020

PHOTOS: Day 1 of the BVI’s ‘new regular’

PHOTOS: Day 1 of the BVI’s ‘new regular’

At the start of the first relaxed day of the territory-wide curfew, things reflected ‘the new regular’ that Premier Fahie described in a recent public address. The majority of residents who ventured outside their homes to access goods and services […]

by / on April 27, 2020 at 2:27 PM /
Demand greater than supply! COVID-19 crisis causes boom in local agriculture sector

Demand greater than supply! COVID-19 crisis causes boom in local agriculture sector

While most other local industries are being crippled by the ongoing coronavirus crisis, agriculture in the British Virgin Islands is experiencing a boom. This upsurge in the sector has, however, caused a demand for local food that is currently greater […]

by / on April 27, 2020 at 6:50 AM /
Gov’t will seek COVID-19 medical supplies from non-US sources in the future

Gov’t will seek COVID-19 medical supplies from non-US sources in the future

Following the recent seizure and subsequent release of its shipment by US Customs authorities, the Government of the Virgin Islands will not be importing future COVID-19 medical supplies from the United States.   Minister of Health Carvin Malone told BVI News […]

by / on April 27, 2020 at 6:45 AM /
‘This is hard but your turn will come soon enough’, Premier tells grounded businesses

‘This is hard but your turn will come soon enough’, Premier tells grounded businesses

As the British Virgin Islands enters its first phase of internal reopening following weeks of a daily 24-hour lockdown, Premier Andrew Fahie is urging business owners who have not yet received approval to operate to be patient and understanding. In […]

by / on April 27, 2020 at 6:30 AM /
Violators of free food initiative to be dealt with after investigations

Violators of free food initiative to be dealt with after investigations

Government along with the Family Support Network (FSN) and the BVI Red Cross are conducting investigations to identify persons who have abused the initiative to deliver free essential grocery items to residents. Minister of Social Development Carvin Malone gave that […]

by / on April 27, 2020 at 6:25 AM /
BVIAA seeks company to manage new VIP airport lounge

BVIAA seeks company to manage new VIP airport lounge

The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) is seeking a management company to run the newly-launched VIP Lounge at the TB Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island. The BVIAA said via a tender notice that the successful company chosen to run the […]

by / on April 27, 2020 at 6:04 AM /
COMMENTARY: Seven years of famine

COMMENTARY: Seven years of famine

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Coronavirus will precipitate a long economic depression. Be prepared for a very different and much more difficult world. The coronavirus pandemic is a revolver to the temple of the global economy with three bullets in the […]

by / on April 26, 2020 at 6:48 AM /
Kittitian woman found dead in Purcell Estate | Police launch probe

Kittitian woman found dead in Purcell Estate | Police launch probe

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said investigations are underway into the circumstances surrounding the death of a St Kitts & Nevis national on Tortola. Acting Police Information Officer Akia Thomas said the RVIPF received the report of an […]

by / on April 25, 2020 at 11:15 AM /
Charter boat chefs walking a marathon aboard their vessels to raise funds for FSN

Charter boat chefs walking a marathon aboard their vessels to raise funds for FSN

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff The Family Support Network (FSN) is expected to benefit from a fundraising marathon aboard two chartered catamarans in the neighbouring St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Event organiser Hannah Angel — a chef aboard Ohana of the […]

by / on April 25, 2020 at 9:03 AM /
Internal reopening of territory starts Monday |  Curfew will be relaxed for 7 hours daily

Internal reopening of territory starts Monday | Curfew will be relaxed for 7 hours daily

Starting Monday, April 27, government will move forward with the phased internal reopening of the territory. Businesses will be allowed to operate within a daily seven-hour window for the next 14 days and residents will be permitted out to access […]

by / on April 24, 2020 at 8:19 PM /