BVI News

Archive for June, 2020

Dental industry granted pioneer status! Service providers can now import equipment duty-free

Dental industry granted pioneer status! Service providers can now import equipment duty-free

The House of Assembly has approved a motion that seeks to grant pioneer status to the local dentistry industry; thereby providing tax and Customs duty relief to service providers who import dental equipment. The motion was moved in the House […]

by / on June 24, 2020 at 7:35 AM /
Revised recovery plan approved! More projects available for local contractors

Revised recovery plan approved! More projects available for local contractors

The House of Assembly has approved government’s revised version of the previous NDP administration’s Recovery & Development Plan that will see more contracts being available to locals. Among other things, the revised plan — which the House agreed to take […]

by / on June 24, 2020 at 7:27 AM /
Channel some $$ from seized and forfeited assets to sister islands

Channel some $$ from seized and forfeited assets to sister islands

Second District Representative where Jost Van Dyke is located, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, has called for the territory’s sister islands as well as its Cadet Corps to benefit from proceeds of the new Asset Seizure and Forfeiture (Amendment) Act. The amended […]

by / on June 24, 2020 at 6:51 AM /
Free shuttles to 41 locations! Park & Ride takes effect June 30

Free shuttles to 41 locations! Park & Ride takes effect June 30

Residents will be able to taxi to 41 locations/designated stops in and around Road Town free of charge with government’s Park & Ride initiative which is set to officially kick off on June 30. The service will be offered to […]

by / on June 23, 2020 at 4:09 PM /
Police HQ now redesigned to provide enhanced security, command capability

Police HQ now redesigned to provide enhanced security, command capability

Repairs to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) headquarters (HQ) at the Sir Olva Georges’ Plaza on Main Street, Tortola has been completed and refurbished with ‘internal enhancements’. The Police Force’s HQ has been operating upstairs RiteWay Food Markets […]

by / on June 23, 2020 at 2:43 PM /
BVI projected to make a yearly minimum of $30M in marijuana exports

BVI projected to make a yearly minimum of $30M in marijuana exports

Government is projecting to make at least $30 million annually from the medicinal marijuana industry. Premier Fahie gave that indication in the House of Assembly on Monday, June 22, while responding to public criticism that government “wants to make everybody […]

by / on June 23, 2020 at 9:53 AM /
Poorly-laid pipes now costing $2M to fix! Problem ignored since ‘it wasn’t a good look at election time’

Poorly-laid pipes now costing $2M to fix! Problem ignored since ‘it wasn’t a good look at election time’

Pipes which were reportedly laid incorrectly around the time of the territory’s last General Election is now costing the Andrew Fahie-led administration $2 million to rectify. Speaking in the House of Assembly Monday, June 22, Premier Fahie said the pipes […]

by / on June 23, 2020 at 9:35 AM /
It wouldn’t be right to reprimand governor since HOA is also guilty

It wouldn’t be right to reprimand governor since HOA is also guilty

Premier Andrew Fahie said it wouldn’t have been ‘right’ for him to vote to reprimand Governor Augustus Jaspert since the House of Assembly is just as guilty in other matters. A motion had been moved to reprimand the governor for […]

by / on June 23, 2020 at 7:33 AM /
SSB invests over $18M in local real estate in the last decade

SSB invests over $18M in local real estate in the last decade

Minister with the responsibility for Social Security, Vincent Wheatley has reported that the Social Security Board (SSB) invested nearly $20 million locally in the last decade. The minister gave that indication while responding to questions from Second District Representative Melvin […]

by / on June 23, 2020 at 6:15 AM /
$2M from TRC’s revenue collection earmarked for East End/Long Look sewerage project

$2M from TRC’s revenue collection earmarked for East End/Long Look sewerage project

Revenue collected through the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) is being used to fund the long-awaited sewerage project in East End/Long Look on Tortola. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday, Premier Andrew Fahie said this is a first for […]

by / on June 22, 2020 at 3:45 PM /