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Archive for July, 2020

Food fair postponed to August 7 as a precaution

Food fair postponed to August 7 as a precaution

Acting Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festivals & Fairs Committee Khalid Frett said the postponement of the Cultural Food Fair to August 7 was done as a precaution. The food event was scheduled to occur today to kick off this […]

by / on July 31, 2020 at 3:40 PM /
‘Who has the guts to march on HOA?’ Prolonged curfew vexes Rosan-Jones

‘Who has the guts to march on HOA?’ Prolonged curfew vexes Rosan-Jones

Outspoken resident and television talk show host, Cindy Rosan-Jones has taken to social media to incite an impromptu protest at the House of Assembly, which is scheduled to reconvene today, Friday, July 31. Rosan-Jones is seemingly incensed that Cabinet has […]

by / on July 31, 2020 at 12:05 PM /
Limited tourism could resume in September — Immigration Minister

Limited tourism could resume in September — Immigration Minister

With COVID-19 bringing tourism in the British Virgin Islands to a halt since March, the arrival of visitors into the territory could resume in a little more than a month. This is according to Minister of Immigration Vincent Wheatley who […]

by / on July 31, 2020 at 8:27 AM /
Can local politicians capably lead an autonomous BVI?

Can local politicians capably lead an autonomous BVI?

Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has said immature leadership is what some residents believe to be a major stumbling block that the territory faces in its quest towards greater autonomy. He, however, said that belief is a false perception. Addressing […]

by / on July 31, 2020 at 8:03 AM /
Premiers should be responsible for a disaster response, not governors

Premiers should be responsible for a disaster response, not governors

Opposition legislator Mark Vanterpool has said he believes that the Premier of the Virgin Islands should be the person tasked with managing the response of the territory after a natural disaster. The current law dictates that in the event of […]

by / on July 31, 2020 at 7:30 AM /
Midnight curfew remains

Midnight curfew remains

Despite having no reported active cases of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the British Virgin Islands, the midnight curfew has been extended for a further two weeks. A Cabinet statement issued late Thursday indicated that latest curfew order has been published in […]

by / on July 31, 2020 at 7:00 AM /
Attorney General should be a politically appointed HOA member

Attorney General should be a politically appointed HOA member

Senior Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has said he believes the post of Attorney General should be held by someone who is an elected official if he/she is made to sit in the House of Assembly. Fraser made the statement in […]

by / on July 30, 2020 at 3:39 PM /
Jamaican man charged in connection to July burglaries

Jamaican man charged in connection to July burglaries

A man has been charged in connection to the trio of burglaries that took place at Sunrise Bakery and RiteWay Food Market’s Pasea location this month. The accused has been identified as 20-year-old Oshane Daley — a Jamaican residing in […]

by / on July 30, 2020 at 3:22 PM /
Remain vigilant! Premier says BVI was ‘spared from serious damage’ as flash floods drench PR

Remain vigilant! Premier says BVI was ‘spared from serious damage’ as flash floods drench PR

As media reports surfacing that Tropical Storm Isaias drenched the neighbouring island of Puerto Rico with ‘life threatening flash floods and gusty winds’ Premier Andrew Fahie has said the BVI was “spared from serious damage”. In that vein, the Premier […]

by / on July 30, 2020 at 3:05 PM /
Why is it ok for UK to break from EU but not for BVI to break from UK?

Why is it ok for UK to break from EU but not for BVI to break from UK?

Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool has said he believes there is a stigma that exists against the territory becoming independent. While debating in favour of the territory receiving a constitutional review, Vanterpool said on Tuesday he is “baffled” why residents […]

by / on July 30, 2020 at 8:43 AM /