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Nine new COVID-19 cases recorded! BVI now has 26 active cases

Nine new positive COVID-19 case have been recorded in the British Virgin Islands, bringing the total active cases in the territory to 26. Health Carvin Malone made the announcement during a national address on Friday morning, August 28. He said: […]

by / on August 28, 2020 at 11:23 AM /
Penn (left) and Fraser

Gov’t has shut us out as COVID spreads to our districts — Penn, Fraser

With the COVID-19 virus now reaching the communities of East End/Long Look and Sea Cow’s Bay, district representatives for those areas have said government has kept them in the dark regarding information on the matter. Responding to questions at a […]

by / on August 28, 2020 at 8:42 AM /
The Cuban medical team with Premier Andrew Fahie (front, left) and Health Minister Carvin Malone at the Terrance B Lettsome Airport on Beef Island recently. (GIS photo)

Language barrier causing difficulty for local health professionals working with Cuban medical team

It is being reported that local doctors and other persons within the public health services sector have been experiencing a new sense of difficulty since collaborating with the Cuban medical brigade that has been deployed to the territory. These claims […]

by / on August 28, 2020 at 7:27 AM /
Photos by Kamal Haynes/BVI News

Recent patrons of select bars and nightclubs urged to come forward for COVID testing

This story has been updated Government has issued a call to persons who have visited select local nightclubs recently to make themselves available to be tested for COVID-19. A government-commissioned public bulletin released on Thursday, August 27 said persons who […]

by / on August 28, 2020 at 7:11 AM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Agriculture & Fisheries Marketing Authority to be established to manage local sector

A proposed piece of legislation titled the Virgin Islands Food Security & Sustainability Bill is slated to pave the way for the introduction of an Agriculture & Fisheries Marketing Authority to manage the business affairs of the sector. Legal draftsman George Romilly […]

by / on August 28, 2020 at 6:15 AM /
Premier Fahie (foreground) and Governor Jaspert during an April 15 public broadcast.

Premier dismisses claims that he and Governor are in a ‘fight’

Premier Andrew Fahie has denounced claims that there is animosity between him and Governor Augustus Jaspert. In an impromptu public address on Thursday, Premier Fahie said he had to set the record straight regarding their relationship because of what was […]

by / on August 27, 2020 at 2:10 PM /
Park & Ride sign in Road Town

Park & Ride shuttle service temporarily suspended

The government-funded Park & Ride initiative has been temporarily suspended. Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie said the free shuttle service will resume as soon as taxis and buses are approved to operate again. “It has nothing to do […]

by / on August 27, 2020 at 12:48 PM /
Her Majesty's Customs is one of the local law enforcement agencies providing enhanced border patrols as the territory closes its ports of entry because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Border patrol officers, frontline workers to get monthly COVID-19 allowance — Premier

Government will be issuing a monthly allowance to each officer involved in the territory’s border security initiative during the COVID-19 period. This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who made that statement at a press conference this week. The Premier […]

by / on August 27, 2020 at 7:52 AM /
Second District Representative Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull

Constituents’ requests for financial aid is in excess of $2M in D2 and D8

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff With many businesses and families still being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, requests for financial aid by constituents in at least two districts have amounted to more than $2 million combined. Eighth and Second […]

by / on August 27, 2020 at 7:48 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie (BVI News photo)

Choose! Get salary increments now or keep your jobs, gov’t workers told

Premier and Minister of Finance, Andrew Fahie said COVID-19 has impacted government’s coffers to the extent that public officers would now have to choose between getting their salary increments or keeping their jobs. He gave that indication Tuesday night while […]

by / on August 27, 2020 at 7:30 AM /