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Archive for July, 2020

Doctor taking a swab sample.

Doctor/former legislator advises gov’t to test everyone for COVID-19

Stating that the size of BVI is an advantage, medical practitioner and former legislator Dr Kedrick Pickering is calling on government to perform coronavirus tests on every resident in the territory. He said the time has come for the territory […]

by / on July 1, 2020 at 11:21 AM /
Health & Social Development Minister Carvin Malone

Only fair! Gov’t introduces legislation to expunge criminal records of past cannabis users

Now that medical marijuana legislation has successfully passed through the House of Assembly, government is moving forward with its Drug Prevention & Misuse (Amendment) Act that, among other things, offers previously-convicted cannabis users an opportunity to have their criminal records […]

by / on July 1, 2020 at 6:09 AM /
Former Deputy Premier under the previously governing NDP administration, Dr Kedrick Pickering.

Neil shouldn’t carry all the blame! Pickering defends former FS about BVI Airways

Former Deputy Premier under the previous NDP administration, Dr Kedrick Pickering has come to the defence of former Financial Secretary Neil Smith who has been blamed for acting negligently in his decision-making as it relates to government’s deal with the defunct airline, […]

by / on July 1, 2020 at 6:07 AM /
Head of the Traffic Division in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, Sergeant Augustus Bruce

Most riders not complying night-time ban on bikes | RVIPF struggles to apprehend offenders

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has reported that the majority of motorcyclists in the BVI are not adhering to government’s temporary night-time ban which has been in effect since June 4. Head […]

by / on July 1, 2020 at 6:06 AM /
Governor Augustus Jaspert

2020 list of emergency shelters still not finalised one month into hurricane season

Despite an entire month elapsing since the start of the 2020 hurricane season that is predicted to be ‘above average’, local authorities are yet to announce an approved list of emergency shelters. Governor Augustus Jaspert told members of the media […]

by / on July 1, 2020 at 6:03 AM /