BVI News

Archive for June, 2020

Premier Andrew Fahie

Gov’t will monitor the use of grants to fisherfolk and farmers

Government has put mechanisms in place to effectively monitor the grants received by fisherfolk and farmers through its $2 million assistance programme geared towards stimulating food production in the territory. Premier Andrew Fahie said these systems are to ensure full […]

by / on June 8, 2020 at 7:15 AM /
Bumping elbows have become one of the ways people around the world are using as an alternative to shaking hands to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. in this BVI News photo, Opposition Leader Marlon Penn (left) and Premier Andrew Fahie knock elbows at a joint press conference at the House of Assembly on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Trade Department to be replaced by a statutory body

The Department of Trade & Investment Promotion will soon be replaced by a statutory body — the Trade Commission. While outlining the objects and reasons behind the implementation of the Virgin Islands Trade Commission Act 2019, Premier Andrew Fahie said […]

by / on June 8, 2020 at 6:39 AM /
Labour & Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley

Wheatley pledges $20K for the installation of CCTV cameras on VG

Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatley has pledged $20,000 towards the installation of Closed-Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras across Virgin Gorda to assist in alleviating crime on the sister island. Wheatley pledged to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on Sunday […]

by / on June 8, 2020 at 6:03 AM /
COMMENTARY: Non-alignment the way ahead

COMMENTARY: Non-alignment the way ahead

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor It is time for the Caribbean, and various regions of the world, to ditch the superpowers as leading lights of global security and prosperity. The COVID-19 pandemic, trade wars, rapidly deteriorating race relations in the USA, […]

by / on June 7, 2020 at 8:02 AM /
At the TB Lettsome International Airport on Wednesday, June 3. (BVI News photos)

Public appeal for quarantine security officers as 498 persons now registered to return

Nearly 500 nationals and permanent residents have now registered to gain re-entry into the British Virgin Islands and government is making a public appeal in search persons interested in working as security officers. Those hired will be required to monitor […]

by / on June 6, 2020 at 1:42 PM /
House votes ‘not’ to reprimand Governor Jaspert! Only two supported Fraser-led motion

House votes ‘not’ to reprimand Governor Jaspert! Only two supported Fraser-led motion

The motion to reprimand Governor Augustus Jaspert for his reported violation of the Audit Act failed when it came to a vote in the House of Assembly Friday evening, June 5. The motion in question sought to reprimand the governor […]

by / on June 5, 2020 at 6:19 PM /
PSA on the BVIPA’s gate-checking process

PSA on the BVIPA’s gate-checking process

PRESS RELEASE: June 5, 2020 — The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) would like to inform the general public that persons collecting cargo, inclusive of collection agents on behalf of a client must present the following documentation for the […]

by / on June 5, 2020 at 4:34 PM /
Dr Heskith Vanterpool of the Bougainvillea Clinic.

Existing protocols poses roadblocks for specialist doctors who frequent the BVI

While commending the government for its efforts in stamping out the coronavirus in the territory, owner of the Bougainvillea Clinic Dr Heskith Vanterpool said there are many existing roadblocks for healthcare specialists who usually travel to the BVI to treat […]

by / on June 5, 2020 at 4:19 PM /
The Tortola Pier Park in Road Town.

TPP paying over $500K in dividends, offering major rent cuts to tenants

At a time when the COVID-19 crisis has brought massive shocks to the local economy, the board of the Tortola Pier Park is moving to payout more than half-a-million dollars in dividends to its shareholders and offering major concessions on […]

by / on June 5, 2020 at 11:21 AM /
Neil Smith is a former Financial Secretary under the previous NDP government.

Auditor General’s report indicates that former FS Neil Smith acted negligently in BVI Airways deal

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Former Financial Secretary under the NDP administration Neil Smith, who was the government’s official liaison in the controversial BVI Airways deal, has been accused of acting negligently in his decision-making on a number of […]

by / on June 5, 2020 at 8:12 AM /