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System for re-entry worked well on Day one | 17 more to land on Day 2

System for re-entry worked well on Day one | 17 more to land on Day 2

Three locals transitioned smoothly from their aircraft to isolated quarantine accommodations when they returned to the territory through the TB Lettsome International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. This now paves the way for more than a dozen new passengers to land […]

by / on June 4, 2020 at 5:45 AM /
Curfew shortens to 10pm | All business now allowed to open

Curfew shortens to 10pm | All business now allowed to open

Starting Thursday, June 4, the current 7 pm to 5 am curfew will be shortened to now run from 10 pm to 5 in the morning. In a statement Wednesday afternoon, Governor Augustus Jaspert also announced that all businesses will […]

by / on June 3, 2020 at 5:29 PM /
First batch of returning residents arrives today!

First batch of returning residents arrives today!

After months of closure, the first two flights with returning nationals have landed in the British Virgin Islands, a government media release has said. The flights are part of the first phase of the partial reopening of local borders — […]

by / on June 3, 2020 at 1:59 PM /
‘Pass!’ Premier mum on the motion to ‘reprimand’ governor

‘Pass!’ Premier mum on the motion to ‘reprimand’ governor

Premier Andrew Fahie has opted to “pass” on giving his opinion on the recent motion moved in the House of Assembly to ‘reprimand’ Governor Augustus Jaspert for violating the Audit Act. The violation for which the governor is accused is […]

by / on June 3, 2020 at 12:51 PM /
Gov’t working on long-term Unemployment Benefits Scheme

Gov’t working on long-term Unemployment Benefits Scheme

Government is working to change the necessary legislation that would facilitate the implementation of a long-term Unemployment Benefits Programme in the British Virgin Islands. Premier Andrew Fahie said on local radio Tuesday that the programme will be instituted by the […]

by / on June 3, 2020 at 7:29 AM /
Wheatley slams Opposition for criticising SSB’s $40M grant for economic stimulus

Wheatley slams Opposition for criticising SSB’s $40M grant for economic stimulus

Minister with responsibility for Social Security, Vincent Wheatley has slammed Opposition Leader Marlon Penn for what he described as Penn’s ‘misleading’ and ‘sensational’ statements about the $40 million grant that governement received from the Social Security Board (SSB) for its […]

by / on June 3, 2020 at 7:15 AM /
It’s cheaper to provide security for returnees than to shut down economy again — Premier

It’s cheaper to provide security for returnees than to shut down economy again — Premier

Stating that the British Virgin Islands has sacrificed much to now have no active cases of COVID-19, Premier Andrew Fahie has warned returning residents to comply with the quarantine measures being implemented to prevent another shut-down of the economy. Addressing […]

by / on June 3, 2020 at 7:06 AM /
Firefighters contain apartment building blaze in 14 minutes

Firefighters contain apartment building blaze in 14 minutes

A fire that broke out at an apartment building in Sugar Mill Road on Tortola was able to be contained within 14 minutes of firefighters receiving the call about the blaze. This has resulted in the officers receiving high praises […]

by / on June 3, 2020 at 6:05 AM /
23 now certified to lead health improvement programme this month

23 now certified to lead health improvement programme this month

Twenty-three local facilitators have been trained and certified to lead the Complete Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) — a community-based intervention initiative to reduce and prevent the risk of persons developing non-communicable diseases. CHIP is now scheduled to be launched in […]

by / on June 3, 2020 at 6:00 AM /
Study finds that SSB’s $40M grant to gov’t will not affect its sustainability — Premier

Study finds that SSB’s $40M grant to gov’t will not affect its sustainability — Premier

An actuary study conducted by Canada-based firm Morneau Shepell Incorporated concluded that the $40 million grant from the Social Security Board (SSB) for government’s Economic Stimulus-Response Plan will not affect the future sustainability of the territory’s social security. This is […]

by / on June 2, 2020 at 2:44 PM /