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Archive for September, 2020

They’re trying to make slaves out of our people

They’re trying to make slaves out of our people

Sixth District Representative Alvera Maduro-Caines has bemoaned what she said is selfish behaviour being exhibited by many residents as the BVI continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Maduro-Caines said some employers have cut salaries in half, but still […]

by / on September 30, 2020 at 5:55 PM /
Premier threatens to report governor’s ‘act of aggression’ to UN

Premier threatens to report governor’s ‘act of aggression’ to UN

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Premier Andrew Fahie has put Britain on notice that he will be escalating to the United Nations what he described as an “act of aggression” by Governor Augustus Jaspert towards his government. The Premier gave […]

by / on September 30, 2020 at 8:12 AM /
Six charged! Police say 112 blocks of cocaine were seized

Six charged! Police say 112 blocks of cocaine were seized

Four persons have been charged in connection to the loaded gun, drugs, and cash that were seized during a police operation on Sunday, September 27. In a media release on Wednesday, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) revealed that […]

by / on September 30, 2020 at 8:05 AM /
Penn alleges he was ‘attacked’ by gov’t consultants

Penn alleges he was ‘attacked’ by gov’t consultants

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn is alleging he was both physically and virtually attacked on separate occasions by two individuals who, at the time of the alleged events, were employed as consultants by the Office of the Premier. Penn recounted the […]

by / on September 30, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
More gov’t communication needed! Premier responds

More gov’t communication needed! Premier responds

Yet another lawmaker has accused Premier Andrew Fahie of not keeping stakeholders informed on important economic matters that affect the BVI. Earlier this week, Opposition Leader and Eighth District Representative, Marlon Penn said the government’s failure to reveal a plan […]

by / on September 30, 2020 at 7:27 AM /
37% of BVI’s COVID cases showed no symptoms

37% of BVI’s COVID cases showed no symptoms

National Epidemiologist, Harmony Brewley-Massiah said some 37 percent of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in BVI were asymptomatic (showed no symptoms at all). This means of the 71 one cases that were detected, roughly 26 showed no symptoms. […]

by / on September 30, 2020 at 7:10 AM /
Raw sewerage continues to flow through Road Reef!

Raw sewerage continues to flow through Road Reef!

At least one business owner has expressed his discontent with a prolonged sewerage issue in the Road Reef area of Tortola. In a series of emails between himself and officials and heads of department from the Ministry of Works & […]

by / on September 29, 2020 at 3:30 PM /
Locals may soon have to pay to use National Parks Trust facilities

Locals may soon have to pay to use National Parks Trust facilities

Locals may soon be required to pay a fee when utilising any National Parks Trust venue. Furthermore, the existing fees for tourists may see an increase. This is according to the Director of the National Parks Trust, Dr Cassander Titley-O’Neal […]

by / on September 29, 2020 at 10:20 AM /
Maintain the protocols! 3% of COVID cases came from restaurants

Maintain the protocols! 3% of COVID cases came from restaurants

Noting that a percentage of the territory’s COVID-19 cases stem from the foodservice industry, National Epidemiologist, Harmony Brewley is urging all restaurant owners and their staff to operate in full compliance with local COVID-19 protocols. Brewley made the appeal during […]

by / on September 29, 2020 at 9:13 AM /
BVI, small islands told to harness the sea for economic growth

BVI, small islands told to harness the sea for economic growth

The BVI and other small islands that are part of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are being urged to consider themselves as ‘large-ocean states’ because the waters that line their borders have great economic potential. This challenge came […]

by / on September 29, 2020 at 8:13 AM /