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Archive for August, 2020

These scenes were captured on Monday August 25. (BVI News photo)

Activity heightens at stores, gas stations and roadways as Cabinet mulls full-on lockdown

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Pending a decision from Cabinet later today, activity from the public heightened on the streets of Tortola with a number of residents utilising essential services in anticipation of a possible 24-hour lockdown. At around midday […]

by / on August 31, 2020 at 4:09 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Local legislators want immediate lockdown! Cabinet to decide today

In light of the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the territory, most legislators in the House of Assembly are calling for a more stringent curfew order such as a 24-hour lockdown. In a statement issued close to midnight] on […]

by / on August 31, 2020 at 8:52 AM /
Customs, Immigration apprehend persons trying to illegally enter BVI by sea over weekend

Customs, Immigration apprehend persons trying to illegally enter BVI by sea over weekend

A number of persons who were attempting to illegally enter BVI waters at the weekend have been apprehended and detained by Customs and Immigration officers. This is according to a media release from Her Majesty’s Customs which said the bust […]

by / on August 31, 2020 at 8:45 AM /
The central administration complex in Road Town that houses several government offices. (GIS photo)

Gov’t suspending hirings to ensure no public officer loses their job

Premier Andrew Fahie said despite the ongoing economic challenges, his administration is on a quest to keep every public officer employed. He said this means, among other things, not employing any new government workers unless absolutely necessary. Premier Fahie gave […]

by / on August 31, 2020 at 7:59 AM /
Opposition Leader and former Social Security Minister under the previously governing NDP administration.

Gov’t will go bankrupt if new streams of revenue not generated

Leader of the Opposition Marlon Penn has said he believes the British Virgin Islands will go bankrupt if the government does not swiftly devise a plan to generate new streams of revenue to boost the economy. Since the COVID-19 is […]

by / on August 31, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
Former Health Minister Carvin Malone

Stop it! Residents told to cease ‘hostility’ towards COVID patients and rumoured associates

Health Minister Carvin Malone has called for an immediate stop to what he described as ‘hostile behaviour’ towards persons in the territory who have tested positive for COVID-19. He said there is a “growing trend” of residents being dismissive against […]

by / on August 31, 2020 at 7:30 AM /
Wanted fugitive, Nyron Erickson

Nyron Erickson now in police custody

More than six months after he was named a fugitive, Nyron Erickson has turned himself into the Road Town Police Station. Police Information Officer Akia Thomas confirmed Erickson walked in shortly after 4 pm today, Sunday, August 30. “I can […]

by / on August 30, 2020 at 9:37 PM /
Two police stations close as cops among 16 new cases recorded in BVI this weekend

Two police stations close as cops among 16 new cases recorded in BVI this weekend

Two local police stations have been ordered ‘temporarily closed’ as “a small number of officers” from those stations are among the 16 new COVID-19 cases that were tested and confirmed between Friday, August 28 and Saturday. These bring the total […]

by / on August 30, 2020 at 1:05 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

New businesses approved to operate! Gov’t limits beach hours and gathering sizes

Additional categories of businesses have now been included on the government’s list of essential services permitted to operate during curfew hours. These new categories include hardware and building supplies stores, suppliers of hurricane shutters, construction teams with no more than […]

by / on August 29, 2020 at 1:52 PM /
Hurricane protection corrugated metal panels installed on tropical home. (Not an exact storm shutter manufactured by local company, Scaffco Shutters)

Gov’t denies local manufacturing company from making, installing hurricane shutters during curfew

With the peak of the hurricane season now in full effect, the owner of one manufacturing company is unhappy he was denied the ability to continue creating and installing hurricane shutters for properties in the British Virgin Islands. Owner of […]

by / on August 28, 2020 at 3:46 PM /