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Archive for June, 2020

10 illegal immigrants caught and detained!

10 illegal immigrants caught and detained!

Local law enforcement officers have detained 10 illegal immigrants who were reportedly smuggled into the territory last Thursday, June 25. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said in a media Sunday evening that the majority of the immigrants — five […]

by / on June 28, 2020 at 8:42 PM /
Drakes Traders Ltd donates over 4k KN95 masks to Health Ministry

Drakes Traders Ltd donates over 4k KN95 masks to Health Ministry

Local home improvement store, Drakes Traders Limited has donated more than $20,000 worth of KN95 face masks to the Ministry of Health. The sum contributed to a total of 4,500 masks being donated. A media release from the Ministry of […]

by / on June 28, 2020 at 3:37 PM /
BVI should consider releasing, expunging criminal records of persons convicted for cannabis

BVI should consider releasing, expunging criminal records of persons convicted for cannabis

Government legislator Shereen Flax-Charles has called for the BVI to consider releasing persons who are serving prison sentences for marijuana possession. The first-term legislator made that statement while contributing to the debate on the Cannabis Licensing Act in the House […]

by / on June 26, 2020 at 5:01 PM /
Over 100 returning residents complete mandatory 14-day quarantine so far

Over 100 returning residents complete mandatory 14-day quarantine so far

Health Minister Carvin Malone said more than 100 returning residents have completed their mandatory 14-day quarantine period and were allowed to reintegrate with the local population after testing negative for COVID-19. He made that announcement in the House of Assembly […]

by / on June 26, 2020 at 3:49 PM /
Night-time ban on bikes extended as Premier reports spike in motorcycle crashes

Night-time ban on bikes extended as Premier reports spike in motorcycle crashes

Amid reports of a spike in scooter crashes, government has extended the night-time ban on local motorcycles. The ban was initially scheduled to come to an end by Thursday, June 25. However, it has been extended by three weeks. According […]

by / on June 26, 2020 at 7:17 AM /
$60K earmarked for independent investigators hired in BVIA probe

$60K earmarked for independent investigators hired in BVIA probe

Some $60,000 has been earmarked to fund the experts who have been hired to assist local police with the criminal investigations into the failed $7.2 million BVI Airways deal. This is according to the Office of the Governor who said […]

by / on June 26, 2020 at 7:12 AM /
Speaker’s security company awarded gov’t contract | HOA approves exemption

Speaker’s security company awarded gov’t contract | HOA approves exemption

The House of Assembly has approved a private security firm — for which Speaker Julian Willock serves as a company director — to provide its services to the government to monitor returning residents who are under mandatory quarantine. The company, […]

by / on June 26, 2020 at 6:44 AM /
Full investigation underway into previous govt’s outstanding bills dating back to 2014

Full investigation underway into previous govt’s outstanding bills dating back to 2014

After unearthing more than $1 million worth of unpaid debt to vendors dating as far back as 2014, Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie said a full investigation into the territory’s accounts is now underway. Speaking at Tuesday’s sitting […]

by / on June 26, 2020 at 6:15 AM /
Brace for second surge of Saharan dust, DDM warns! Some residents report allergic reactions

Brace for second surge of Saharan dust, DDM warns! Some residents report allergic reactions

After experiencing a continuous plume of Saharan dust — which resulted in a few reports of respiratory and allergic reactions — residents are being told to brace for another surge from the African desert. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) […]

by / on June 25, 2020 at 3:31 PM /
Accepting applications | 10 foodservice businesses to benefit from grants

Accepting applications | 10 foodservice businesses to benefit from grants

Ten foodservice businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will each receive a $4,000 grant to help jumpstart operations. A media release from the Office of the Premier and the Department of Trade said these grants are being […]

by / on June 25, 2020 at 2:37 PM /