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Archive for May, 2020

Low COVID-19 cases put BVI ‘ahead of the pack’ for when global tourism resumes

Low COVID-19 cases put BVI ‘ahead of the pack’ for when global tourism resumes

The BVI Tourist Board has said the territory currently has an edge over competing countries whenever the global tourism industry gets back up and running. Chairwoman of the Tourist Board Kenisha Sprauve said this is because of “the hard work […]

by / on May 27, 2020 at 6:51 AM /
This year’s Summer Sizzle postponed

This year’s Summer Sizzle postponed

This year’s staging of the more-than-a-decade-old local fashion event Summer Sizzle BVI has been postponed until further notice. Organisers of the event said Summer Sizzle is being put off in the interest of keeping residents, guests and patrons safe. “Our […]

by / on May 27, 2020 at 4:48 AM /
Local tests indicate that the BVI is coronavirus-free!

Local tests indicate that the BVI is coronavirus-free!

Local tests have revealed that the British Virgin Islands is now free of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Health Minister Carvin Malone has said. The bombshell announcement was made on the Honestly Speaking radio programme with host Claude Skelton Cline earlier […]

by / on May 26, 2020 at 7:53 PM /
BVITB appoints Rhodni Skelton as Acting Director of Tourism

BVITB appoints Rhodni Skelton as Acting Director of Tourism

Deputy Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB), Rhodni Skelton has been appointed to the post of Acting Director of Tourism at the organisation The appointment became effective on Monday, May 25 and will run until June 30, at which […]

by / on May 26, 2020 at 4:25 PM /
Relax curfew closer to midnight! Penn accuses gov’t of ‘hindering businesses from making profit’

Relax curfew closer to midnight! Penn accuses gov’t of ‘hindering businesses from making profit’

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn is criticising the Andrew Fahie administration for “hinder[ing] local businesses from doing business and making profits”. In a press statement on Tuesday, May 26, Penn, called on government to further relax the current curfew so businesses […]

by / on May 26, 2020 at 3:17 PM /
$10K pledged to private schools on Virgin Gorda

$10K pledged to private schools on Virgin Gorda

Highlighting a disparity in the attention given to private schools versus public ones, Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatley has pledged funding to the private educational facilities in his constituency. Speaking at the commencement ceremony for the construction of two buildings […]

by / on May 26, 2020 at 1:44 PM /
Go fund Kawa! Scooter accident victim requires thousands to treat major head injury abroad

Go fund Kawa! Scooter accident victim requires thousands to treat major head injury abroad

An appeal has been made for crowdfunding for a young man, Kawa Williams, who suffered extensive head and body injuries during a recent motor scooter accident on Fort Hill, Tortola. Roughly 18 hours ago, former teachers of Williams created a […]

by / on May 26, 2020 at 1:13 PM /
Cuban medical team to arrive in a month’s time — Premier

Cuban medical team to arrive in a month’s time — Premier

The team of Cuban medical practitioners who government said will be lending support to the territory will be arriving in the British Virgin Islands in “a month’s time”. Premier Andrew Fahie gave that timeline while speaking with BVI News on […]

by / on May 26, 2020 at 7:49 AM /
Gov’t inviting residential property owners to accommodate returning nationals

Gov’t inviting residential property owners to accommodate returning nationals

Days before the territory’s borders reopen to returning residents, government is still searching for accommodations to use as state quarantine facilities. More than a month ago, Health Minister Carvin Malone had issued a call for local hoteliers to consider leasing […]

by / on May 26, 2020 at 7:13 AM /
Road and slopes in Ballast Bay, Baughers Bay areas to be rehabilitated

Road and slopes in Ballast Bay, Baughers Bay areas to be rehabilitated

Slope stabilisation and road rehabilitation projects are being extended to the Ballast Bay area and the area above Bob’s Gas Station in Baugher’s Bay. They were affected by the September 2017 disasters, and the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) is […]

by / on May 26, 2020 at 6:20 AM /