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Archive for May, 2020

‘Full criminal investigation’ launched into BVI Airways deal

‘Full criminal investigation’ launched into BVI Airways deal

After roughly three years, a criminal probe has been launched into the controversial BVI Airways deal between the airline and the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) government that was led by former Premier, Dr D Orlando Smith. Incumbent Premier Andrew […]

by / on May 28, 2020 at 12:47 PM /
Tropical wave affecting BVI

Tropical wave affecting BVI

The British Virgin Islands is currently experiencing unstable weather conditions, which is the result of a ‘weak tropical wave’ passing over or near the territory. A May 28 weather advisory from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), said the tropical […]

by / on May 28, 2020 at 11:18 AM /
BVIAA runs COVID-19 drill ahead of controlled re-entry of locals

BVIAA runs COVID-19 drill ahead of controlled re-entry of locals

The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) has run its first COVID-19 drill ahead of the June 2 reopening of local borders for the repatriation of nationals and permanent residents trapped abroad. The BVIAA said the purpose of the drill was focused […]

by / on May 28, 2020 at 7:10 AM /
Major global law firm opens office in the BVI

Major global law firm opens office in the BVI

At a time when the COVID-19 crisis is impacting multiple industries such as tourism and financial services, one of the world’s largest law firms, Dentons, has expanded to the British Virgin Islands. Commenting on the move to set up shop […]

by / on May 28, 2020 at 7:00 AM /
Education authorities warn that impacts of COVID-19 can negatively affect child learning, behaviour

Education authorities warn that impacts of COVID-19 can negatively affect child learning, behaviour

Local Educational Psychologist Dr Thomas Alexander said the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) coupled with extensive media coverage on the topic and parents becoming unemployed can all harm a child’s learning abilities and lead to behavioural changes. He said parents should, therefore, […]

by / on May 28, 2020 at 6:51 AM /
Second, third readings of Consumer Protection Bill comes on the eve of 2020 hurricane season

Second, third readings of Consumer Protection Bill comes on the eve of 2020 hurricane season

The Consumer Protection Act will be one step closer to becoming law in the British Virgin Islands, as the Bill is scheduled to have its second and third readings in the Eighth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth […]

by / on May 28, 2020 at 6:35 AM /
Businessman, doctor, technician found with rifles and kilos of cocaine in Tortola apartments

Businessman, doctor, technician found with rifles and kilos of cocaine in Tortola apartments

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards today denied bail to a trio found with more than $1.7 million worth of cocaine, a quantity of ammunition, two firearms and $2,768 cash at two apartments on Tortola. Businessman Korrey Stoutt — a USVI native […]

by / on May 27, 2020 at 6:47 PM /
PENN: Govt’s $800K home garbage collection initiative is ‘reckless spending and grossly flawed’

PENN: Govt’s $800K home garbage collection initiative is ‘reckless spending and grossly flawed’

Pointing the government’s $800,000 home-to-home garbage collection programme, Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has accused the Andrew Fahie administration of “recklessly spending money”. In his latest statement from a series of press releases sent in that last few days, Penn said […]

by / on May 27, 2020 at 8:48 AM /
Local doctor concerned about constant reuse of disposable masks

Local doctor concerned about constant reuse of disposable masks

Consultant internist at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital Dr Chrisel Bovell-Chichester has issued a warning to residents who opt to reuse disposable masks for weeks on end. Addressing the issue during an interview with BVI News recently, Dr Chichester […]

by / on May 27, 2020 at 7:34 AM /
More relaxed curfew for BVI possibly ahead — Deputy Premier

More relaxed curfew for BVI possibly ahead — Deputy Premier

Deputy Premier and Health Minister Carvin Malone has said the British Virgin Islands might soon be seeing a more relaxed curfew now that there are no active cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the jurisdiction. The minister said the subject […]

by / on May 27, 2020 at 7:15 AM /