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Online students have daily attendance requirements! Weekly printed material for non-online kids

Online students have daily attendance requirements! Weekly printed material for non-online kids

Students using the online learning platform will have a required number of live online sessions they must attend per day while non-online students will receive weekly learning material from their respective schools. Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley gave that indication […]

by / on September 8, 2020 at 8:04 AM /
Man fined over $3K after racking up several charges in 2017 traffic stop

Man fined over $3K after racking up several charges in 2017 traffic stop

A 56-year-old BVIslander has been fined more than $3,000 for, among other things, resisting arrest and using indecent language towards a police officer back in 2017. Irvin Anthony Smith of Long Trench was fined a total of $3,600, which is […]

by / on September 8, 2020 at 7:23 AM /
More than 100 new samples tested over weekend return negative

More than 100 new samples tested over weekend return negative

The Ministry of Health said an additional 111 persons have been tested for COVID-19 and all samples returned negative results. These samples were collected on September 5 and 6 and brings the total number of persons tested to 3,824. This […]

by / on September 8, 2020 at 6:50 AM /
Vocational trade progamme among several plans for this school year

Vocational trade progamme among several plans for this school year

The Ministry of Education has devised a vocational trade programme that will train and equip students for targeted employment in the territory. Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley announced this among several new plans and policies to be implemented during the […]

by / on September 7, 2020 at 2:23 PM /
Two males detained after being captured at sea

Two males detained after being captured at sea

Two males are now in the custody of local law enforcement after being captured at sea yesterday, Sunday, September 6. Police Information Officer Akia Thomas told BVI News the incident occurred at 5:35 pm. She said the men were intercepted […]

by / on September 7, 2020 at 10:37 AM /
Gov’t has plan for BVI despite persons claiming otherwise! Full reopening was slated for November

Gov’t has plan for BVI despite persons claiming otherwise! Full reopening was slated for November

Premier Andrew Fahie has said persons who keep reiterating his government does not have a plan for the territory during the COVID-19 pandemic are being disingenuous. The Premier made that statement during a recent video interview while responding to what […]

by / on September 7, 2020 at 8:03 AM /
New school year starts today! Online learning the safest option — Education Minister

New school year starts today! Online learning the safest option — Education Minister

As the new school year comes to an official start in the British Virgin Islands today, Monday, September 7, Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley is insisting that online learning is the best option at this time. Responding to an invited […]

by / on September 7, 2020 at 7:55 AM /
Spend your gov’t stimulus cheques wisely, residents told — Wheatley

Spend your gov’t stimulus cheques wisely, residents told — Wheatley

Residents who have will soon receive their long-awaited economic stimulus cheques from the government are being urged to make prudent use of those funds. That advice has come from Minister for Natural Resources & Labour, Vincent Wheatley.   “Manage your money […]

by / on September 7, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
Residents urged to remain prepared as BVI recognises third anniversary of Irma

Residents urged to remain prepared as BVI recognises third anniversary of Irma

As the territory reflected on its third anniversary of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, Premier Fahie urged residents to continue to remain in a state of readiness during the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season which has been predicted to be above average. […]

by / on September 7, 2020 at 6:13 AM /
Two more held for illegal entry! Claim they got approval from ‘local agent’

Two more held for illegal entry! Claim they got approval from ‘local agent’

Two more persons have been apprehended for illegally entering the British Virgin Islands. Charged with illegal entry and violation of an immigration ordinance are 35-year-old Bahamian, Kadren Knowles and 36-year-old Grenadian, Kybian Joseph. The duo pleaded guilty when they appeared […]

by / on September 5, 2020 at 12:43 AM /