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Archive for September, 2020

Over 40 gov’t workers reassigned to Social Distancing Task Force

Over 40 gov’t workers reassigned to Social Distancing Task Force

As the British Virgin Islands work on combatting COVID-19, more than 40 public servants have been re-assigned as Social Distancing officers and Acting Environmental Health officers for the next year. Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr issued the letters of appointment […]

by / on September 11, 2020 at 6:59 AM /
Child contracts COVID-19 as BVI records 64th positive case

Child contracts COVID-19 as BVI records 64th positive case

A child is the latest person to test positive for COVID-19 in the BVI. Health Minister Carvin Malone confirmed the case in a live broadcast to the territory Thursday night, September 10. The child’s age wasn’t revealed but Minister Malone […]

by / on September 10, 2020 at 9:47 PM /
BVI joins region in COVID-19 talks

BVI joins region in COVID-19 talks

The British Virgin Islands joined the rest of the region on Thursday to discuss how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic now and in the future. A media release from the Office of the Premier on Thursday, September 10 said […]

by / on September 10, 2020 at 6:50 PM /
UPDATE: BVI records second murder for 2020! Victim identified

UPDATE: BVI records second murder for 2020! Victim identified

Police have confirmed the death of the male resident who was wounded in a shooting in the Spring Ghut area of Tortola Thursday afternoon, September 10. He has been identified as 55-year-old Fat Hog’s Bay resident, Matthew Daly. He was […]

by / on September 10, 2020 at 2:33 PM /
Two more systems being monitored in the Atlantic, one likely to reach northeast Caribbean

Two more systems being monitored in the Atlantic, one likely to reach northeast Caribbean

Two more weather systems are currently being monitored in the Atlantic Ocean and one could become a tropical storm or hurricane that affects the North East Caribbean where the British Virgin Islands is situated. This is according to the latest […]

by / on September 10, 2020 at 2:15 PM /
Teachers must have ‘office hours’ | Some schools require students to wear uniforms online

Teachers must have ‘office hours’ | Some schools require students to wear uniforms online

In an effort to create a sound educational structure during this online learning school year, teachers will be required to have consultation hours and some schools will require students to wear school uniforms during live online sessions. This is according […]

by / on September 10, 2020 at 8:03 AM /
Govt’s economic plan should be made a public document — Walwyn

Govt’s economic plan should be made a public document — Walwyn

If the government indeed has an economic pandemic plan to revive the territory, former legislator Myron Walwyn said he believes the Andrew Fahie administration should make the plan public. Walwyn made the statement while speaking on the Umoja radio programme […]

by / on September 10, 2020 at 7:21 AM /
Venezuelans held in Sunday raid and now awaiting deportation

Venezuelans held in Sunday raid and now awaiting deportation

Two persons whom local law enforcers held at the Bettito Frett Building in Road Town on Sunday, September 6, have been identified as Venezuelan nationals who overstayed their landing permit in the territory. A media release from the Ministry of […]

by / on September 10, 2020 at 7:13 AM /
Unite BVI offering zero-interest loans to businesses and start-ups

Unite BVI offering zero-interest loans to businesses and start-ups

Residents of the British Virgin Islands can now apply for loans with no interest, no down payment, or collateral from the Unite BVI Foundation — an entrepreneurial foundation funded by the Virgin Group and the family of British billionaire, Sir […]

by / on September 10, 2020 at 7:05 AM /
Rescheduling of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers to benefit BVI nat’l team

Rescheduling of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers to benefit BVI nat’l team

The recent decision to reschedule the CONCACAF Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is expected to benefit the British Virgin Islands national football team. CONCACAF is the Confederation of North, Central American & Caribbean Association Football and […]

by / on September 10, 2020 at 6:01 AM /