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Archive for May, 2020

Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut.

Tambu Frett imprisoned and fined $14K for smuggling incident

Little Dix Hill resident Tambu Frett was given a two-year custodial sentence and a $12,000 fine for smuggling USVI resident Bryan Bolan into the territory on April 3. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards handed down her sentence via Zoom on Friday. […]

by / on May 22, 2020 at 3:11 PM /
Governor Jaspert

Governor Jaspert ‘disappointed’ that classified information prematurely released to public

Governor Augustus Jaspert has expressed disappointment in two recent but separate circumstances in which classified information was prematurely released to the public. Governor Jaspert told members of the media on Thursday that information was disclosed relating to active discussions within […]

by / on May 22, 2020 at 1:54 PM /
Sharon Flax-Brutus and Tourism Minister, Premier Andrew Fahie.

BVITB paid off Flax-Brutus | Premier requests ‘full report’

Premier and Tourism Minister Andrew Fahie said he has requested a full report into the circumstances surrounding the now-controversial departure of Sharon Flax-Brutus as Tourism Director at the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB). Days after giving six months notice about her […]

by / on May 22, 2020 at 8:17 AM /
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Locals trapped abroad must fill out registration form for ‘controlled re-entry’

Nationals and other permanent residents still trapped abroad will be required to fill out a registration form to gain re-entry when the BVI’s borders reopen to locals starting June 2. This requirement is part of the government’s Restricted Border Reopening […]

by / on May 22, 2020 at 8:01 AM /
Governor Augustus Jaspert

False! Govt’s economic stimulus plan not hindered by Effective Financial Management agreement

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Governor Augustus Jaspert has refuted all claims that suggest the delay of government’s economic stimulus plan is because of the Protocols for Effective Financial Management agreement that was signed between the UK and the […]

by / on May 22, 2020 at 7:25 AM /
Restaurants now allowed to reopen for dine-in services

Restaurants now allowed to reopen for dine-in services

Approved restaurants in the British Virgin Islands will once again be allowed to host residents at their establishments for dining. This is one of government’s latest Cabinet decisions, which is part of the territory’s move to gradually reopen the economy […]

by / on May 22, 2020 at 7:15 AM /
Second 'Mitch' Turnbull addressing residents of Spooners Estate during a community meeting on Tuesday.

One person per 64 square-feet! Gatherings of up to 50 persons now allowed

Churches in the British Virgin Islands will now be able to host up to 50 persons, following government’s recent decision to increase the maximum allowed size of social gatherings in the territory. Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement during a […]

by / on May 22, 2020 at 7:10 AM /
Gov’t offering 3-month amnesty on electricity bills to ‘needy’ consumers

Gov’t offering 3-month amnesty on electricity bills to ‘needy’ consumers

Government and the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) will be granting a three-month amnesty on electricity payments to select consumers. Premier Andrew Fahie said this is part of the second phase of his administration’s economic stimulus-response to COVID-19. In a public […]

by / on May 21, 2020 at 8:33 PM /
Governor Augustus Jaspert

Curfew extended for another 14 days; longer beach hours coming

The current 11-hour night-time curfew which is scheduled to end on Saturday, May 23 will be extended for an additional 14 days. This is according to Governor Augustus Jaspert who told members of the media on Thursday, May 21, that […]

by / on May 21, 2020 at 1:29 PM /
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn

Sharon served well, her expertise will be missed — Penn

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has commended the former Director of the BVI Tourist Board Sharon Flax-Brutus for what he described as here ‘stellar contribution’ to local tourism for more than eight years. The Opposition Leader said Flax-Brutus served the British […]

by / on May 21, 2020 at 1:08 PM /