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Republic Bank officially takes over!

Republic Bank officially takes over!

Republic Bank has completed its acquisition of Scotiabank BVI and commenced operations at its branch in Road Town this morning, June 2. Signs that the Trinidadian company’s operations have started was evidenced by the queue of customers outside of the […]

by / on June 2, 2020 at 12:40 PM /
HLSCC signs 3-year agreement with BVITB to train tourism workers

HLSCC signs 3-year agreement with BVITB to train tourism workers

The BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) has signed a three-year agreement with the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) to provide training and development for tourism industry professionals. A media release from the HLSCC said the agreement will also see the […]

by / on June 2, 2020 at 11:41 AM /
Emergency shelters must not have maximum occupancy this season

Emergency shelters must not have maximum occupancy this season

With the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season arriving amid a viral pandemic, a recommendation has come for fewer persons to be accepted into each of the respective emergency shelters to help stave off any potential spread of COVID-19. “If the shelter […]

by / on June 2, 2020 at 8:39 AM /
More tweaks being made before roll-out of new traffic route in RT

More tweaks being made before roll-out of new traffic route in RT

The transition into the new traffic route in Road Town is closer to reality, as the second simulation exercise has been deemed a success. Residents came out in their numbers to try out the soon-to-be-implemented route despite it being a […]

by / on June 2, 2020 at 6:10 AM /
Minister recommends ‘harsh penalties’ for blatantly bad-behaving online students

Minister recommends ‘harsh penalties’ for blatantly bad-behaving online students

Minister for Education Dr Natalio Wheatley is recommending harsh penalties for local students who display severely bad behaviour during online classroom sessions. Dr Wheatley made that statement during a broadcast on Sunday, May 31; noting that some cases of online […]

by / on June 2, 2020 at 6:04 AM /
Red Cross, DDM inks MOU to strengthen disaster response locally

Red Cross, DDM inks MOU to strengthen disaster response locally

The disaster response in the British Virgin Islands has now been strengthened with the BVI Red Cross and the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday. A media release from the BVI Red Cross […]

by / on June 2, 2020 at 5:46 AM /
Schools to reopen for select categories of students

Schools to reopen for select categories of students

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has announced that Cabinet has decided to reopen some local schools to specific categories of students. He said Cabinet agreed that “access should be granted to students in senior grades who are preparing for and/or […]

by / on June 1, 2020 at 12:38 PM /
UPDATE: BVIPA retracts announcement of Dean Fahie as Acting Managing Director

UPDATE: BVIPA retracts announcement of Dean Fahie as Acting Managing Director

The BVI Port Authority (BVIPA) has retracted its Friday, May 29 statement announcing Dean Fahie as the new Acting Managing Director of the organisation. According to the BVIPA’s Marketing Director, Natasha Chalwell, the announcement was “prematurely” made. “The full process […]

by / on June 1, 2020 at 11:45 AM /
Nearly 300 locals registered for re-entry so far | What happens when they land?

Nearly 300 locals registered for re-entry so far | What happens when they land?

Nearly 300 nationals and residents of the British Virgin Islands have already registered to return to the territory through government’s controlled re-entry initiative which is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, June 2. Since May 25 launch of an online portal […]

by / on June 1, 2020 at 8:27 AM /
Curfew, beach hours relaxed | Hotels, gyms can now reopen

Curfew, beach hours relaxed | Hotels, gyms can now reopen

While granting approval for hotels and fitness facilities to now resume operations, Governor Augustus Jaspert has announced that effective immediately, the ongoing curfew will be relaxed by one hour. “Beginning today, Cabinet has decided that the curfew will now be […]

by / on June 1, 2020 at 6:09 AM /