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New court guidelines: Tougher penalties guaranteed for carrying gun near churches, schools

New court guidelines: Tougher penalties guaranteed for carrying gun near churches, schools

Persons found in possession of an illegal firearm near churches, schools or “a substantial public gathering” will be classified as high-level offenders who are now almost guaranteed tougher penalties than other gun offenders. This was made clear in the second […]

by / on August 4, 2020 at 9:01 AM /
Thousands log into Monday night’s Virtual Festival Soca Showcase

Thousands log into Monday night’s Virtual Festival Soca Showcase

Thousands of viewers tuned in to the first-ever Virtual Festival Soca Showcase which was held Monday night, August 3. Commencing just after 7:30 pm, the soca show which lasted more than three hours saw approximately 13,000 views and more than […]

by / on August 4, 2020 at 7:54 AM /
Police, Environ’l Health Officers now have powers to fine persons and business for COVID offences

Police, Environ’l Health Officers now have powers to fine persons and business for COVID offences

Health Minister Carvin Malone said members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) along with Environmental Health Officers are now better armed to enforce public health measures that help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Minister Malone explained that […]

by / on August 4, 2020 at 7:18 AM /
Work permit holders, exemption holders barred from entering indefinitely

Work permit holders, exemption holders barred from entering indefinitely

On the heels of the British Virgin Islands’ ninth recorded COVID-19 case, work permit holders and work permit exemption holders have been barred from entry into the territory at this time. A statement issued by the Premier’s Office and the […]

by / on August 3, 2020 at 8:05 AM /
COVID a reminder of the reason for the season! Emancipation had evolved into ‘misrepresentation’

COVID a reminder of the reason for the season! Emancipation had evolved into ‘misrepresentation’

While the COVID-19 pandemic has mostly shifted the emancipation festivities to the virtual platform, Minister for Culture Dr Natalio Wheatley has said he believes it will force residents to remember the true reason for the celebrations. Minister Wheatley made the […]

by / on August 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM /
Bria Smith to reign as Miss BVI until 2021

Bria Smith to reign as Miss BVI until 2021

Bria Smith is now the first-ever Miss British Virgin Islands to reign as queen for two consecutive years. On Sunday, the Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee (VIFFC) announced that Smith will reign as Miss BVI until 2021 because of […]

by / on August 3, 2020 at 7:33 AM /
BVI hosts virtual Gospel Explosion

BVI hosts virtual Gospel Explosion

The British Virgin Islands hosted its virtual gospel explosion to a well-received audience Sunday night, August 2. During the roughly three-hour-long event, an average of 350 persons was tuned for the live performances at any given time. Social media users […]

by / on August 3, 2020 at 6:08 AM /
BVI records 9th positive COVID case

BVI records 9th positive COVID case

The British Virgin Islands has recorded its ninth positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Health Minister Carvin Malone made the announcement during a national broadcast Saturday afternoon, August 1. He said Case Number 9 is a person who recently returned […]

by / on August 1, 2020 at 8:36 PM /
Via Donovan-Hodge wins first-ever Festival Poetry Slam competition

Via Donovan-Hodge wins first-ever Festival Poetry Slam competition

Via Donovan-Hodge is the winner of the first-ever Virgin Islands Festival Poetry Slam competition, which kicked off the territory’s 2020 emancipation festivities Friday night, July 31. Performing seventh on the night under the theme ‘Emancipation’, Donovan-Hodge performed a well-executed piece […]

by / on August 1, 2020 at 9:47 AM /
BVIFA Men’s and Women’s Festival Cup kicks off this weekend

BVIFA Men’s and Women’s Festival Cup kicks off this weekend

The BVI Football Association’s Men’s and Women’s Festival Cup kicks off this weekend at the National Stadium venue in East End/Long Look. This is according to a media release from the BVIFA which said that full attention will be on […]

by / on August 1, 2020 at 9:25 AM /