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Archive for July, 2020

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BVIHSA providing pre-travel COVID-19 testing service for a fee

With a number of regional countries requesting COVID-19 test results before accepting visitors to enter, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has announced that it will be offering a paid service for those who request COVID-19 testing for travel purposes. […]

by / on July 6, 2020 at 1:10 PM /
Park & Ride sign in Road Town

Slow start but govt’s conditional shuttle service gaining momentum

Despite a slow start to government’s free Park & Ride shuttle service which officially got underway a week ago, one local dispatcher is reporting that the initiative is quickly gaining momentum.   “The first few days we were still trying […]

by / on July 6, 2020 at 8:35 AM /
Heathrow Airport in west London. (Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP)

BVI among countries exempted from UK’s travel quarantine list

The British Virgin Islands has been included among a list of more than 50 countries and territories which have been exempted from the United Kingdom’s mandatory COVID-19 self-isolation protocol. This is according to a notice published on the UK government’s […]

by / on July 6, 2020 at 7:14 AM /

Find investor to manage LIAT | Survival of airline vital to region’s economy — Walwyn

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Former legislator Myron Walwyn said despite the myriad of challenges faced by regional airline, LIAT, Caribbean leaders should effectively band together to save the company, as it is crucial to the region’s economy. He […]

by / on July 6, 2020 at 7:10 AM /
Orlandette Crabbe

Positive Behaviour Management gets strong feedback from local school

At least one local school has exhibited promising results from the Positive Behaviour Management initiative — a programme that rewards which well-behaved students. This is according to Principal of Joyce Samuel Primary School, Orlandette Crabbe, who said the educational facility’s […]

by / on July 6, 2020 at 6:12 AM /
Body of missing man found

Body of missing man found

The body of an adult male has been found in the Horse Path area of Tortola. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said in a media release Friday evening that the body is believed to that of the 50-year-old […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 7:55 PM /
Health & Social Development Minister Carvin Malone

Gov’t updating 20-year old healthcare legislation

Government is moving to update the 20-year-old Medical Act to bring the territory’s legislation in line with the demand of modern healthcare systems in the British Virgin Islands. This is according to Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Carvin Malone, […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 2:11 PM /
The Trinidad & Tobago-based Caribbean Airlines. Photo Credit: CNW

BVI in ‘heightened discussions’ with two airlines to fill the void of LIAT

The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) has said they are ‘deeply concerned’ about the possible closure of regional airline, LIAT, and said it is now exploring other possibilities so the BVI is not left disadvantaged. Chairman of the BVIAA Bevis Sylvester […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 11:20 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie (BVI News photo)

Over $40M yearly! NHI could bankrupt gov’t if not fixed

Premier Andrew Fahie has said his administration is now pumping more than $40 million per year into the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, which he believes will bankrupt the government if the programme continues in its current form. The Premier […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 8:34 AM /
Miguel Diaz Aquino

Dominican Republic preacher accused of attempted burglary

A preacher from the Dominican Republic has been called before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly attempting to burglarise a private residence in Myer’s Estate. The 41-year-old accused, Miguel Diaz Aquino, pleaded not guilty to attempted burglary and criminal trespass when […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 8:04 AM /