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UK supports BVI’s constitutional review | Jaspert in favour of debate on powers of governor

UK supports BVI’s constitutional review | Jaspert in favour of debate on powers of governor

The United Kingdom government has expressed its support for a constitutional review in the British Virgin Islands. This is according to Governor Augustus Jaspert who informed the media during a recent press briefing on Tuesday that he believes the powers […]

by / on June 30, 2020 at 2:14 PM /
DMV to resume ‘full’ operations by July 13

DMV to resume ‘full’ operations by July 13

Effective July 13, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is expected to resume its ‘full complement of services’, Transportation Minister Kye Rymer has said. Rymer gave that update during last Friday’s sitting of the House of Assembly. He said the […]

by / on June 30, 2020 at 1:15 PM /
New category of tax to be introduced in BVI

New category of tax to be introduced in BVI

Government will be introducing a new category of tax in the British Virgin Islands. Premier Andrew Fahie said this new tariff will be born from the Cannabis Licensing Act which is being deliberated in the House of Assembly. “We will […]

by / on June 30, 2020 at 7:53 AM /
Renewed calls for gender-neutral language in HOA policies as ‘he’ reference peeves legislator

Renewed calls for gender-neutral language in HOA policies as ‘he’ reference peeves legislator

Speaker of the House of Assembly, Julian Willock has called for parliament’s Standing Orders — which are the policies that govern the House — to be amended for gender neutrality. Willock made that call last Friday after Territorial At-Large Representative […]

by / on June 30, 2020 at 7:42 AM /
LIAT ‘considering airline’s closure’ | Staff will be paid the millions owed

LIAT ‘considering airline’s closure’ | Staff will be paid the millions owed

Shareholder governments for the regional airline LIAT will be convening a meeting “for the purpose of considering the closure of the airline”. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, the Chairman of the airline’s four major shareholder governments – Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, […]

by / on June 30, 2020 at 6:29 AM /
Carrot Bay man reported missing

Carrot Bay man reported missing

The public’s assistance is being sought in locating a 50-year-old man who was reported missing on Monday, June 29. Information verified by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are that Junior Peters, a Jamaican living in the BVI, was […]

by / on June 30, 2020 at 6:15 AM /
‘Opposition wants to see if they could micromanage gov’t’ — Fahie

‘Opposition wants to see if they could micromanage gov’t’ — Fahie

Premier Andrew Fahie has accused the Opposition of attempting to micromanage his administration. Premier Fahie said members of the Opposition want the government to effectively seek their input on all matters before it makes a decision. He said: “I understand […]

by / on June 30, 2020 at 6:03 AM /
‘Food security should be our priority now’ — Turnbull on medical marijuana initiative

‘Food security should be our priority now’ — Turnbull on medical marijuana initiative

As the House of Assembly deliberates government’s proposed Cannabis Licensing Act which will provide for cultivation and sale of medical cannabis, Opposition Legislator Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has called for the Andrew Fahie administration to shift its focus to food security […]

by / on June 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM /
Tropical wave develops in the eastern Atlantic

Tropical wave develops in the eastern Atlantic

A tropical wave has been sighted in the eastern Atlantic and is showing a relatively low chance of development. At the time of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) on Sunday, June 28 said the tropical wave was approximately 2,300 […]

by / on June 29, 2020 at 10:05 AM /
UPDATE: Two returnees suspected of having COVID-19 test negative

UPDATE: Two returnees suspected of having COVID-19 test negative

Health Minister Carvin Malone has said that the two returning nationals who were suspected of having COVID-19 have returned negative test results for the virus. Malone said in a national broadcast Sunday evening, June 28, that they were tested at […]

by / on June 28, 2020 at 9:30 PM /