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Archive for September, 2020

Gov’t extends contracts to use hotels as quarantine facilities

Gov’t extends contracts to use hotels as quarantine facilities

Government has agreed to extend the contracts of hotels which are being used as isolation facilities in the territory during the Phase II border re-entry period. This is according to Health Minister Carvin Malone who said in a national address […]

by / on September 4, 2020 at 1:37 PM /
16 new COVID-19 cases in BVI! Second testing site commissioned

16 new COVID-19 cases in BVI! Second testing site commissioned

The British Virgin Islands has recorded 16 new positive COVID-19 cases which brings the total number recorded in the territory to 63. This is according to the Minister for Health Carvin Malone who made the announcement during a live public […]

by / on September 4, 2020 at 12:37 PM /
Premier expects huge decline in COVID-19 cases by October

Premier expects huge decline in COVID-19 cases by October

While stating he expects a number of new COVID-19 cases to be detected in the territory soon, Premier Andrew Fahie has said he believes the recent spike in cases should be well under control by late October. The Premier said […]

by / on September 4, 2020 at 7:20 AM /
Too long now! Give businesses their stimulus — Opposition Leader

Too long now! Give businesses their stimulus — Opposition Leader

Leader of the Opposition Marlon Penn is advocating for the business community to receive their long-awaited stimulus package from the Government of the Virgin Islands. Addressing the issue via a statement on Thursday, Penn said while he is ‘glad’ that […]

by / on September 4, 2020 at 6:30 AM /
Penn calls on gov’t to ‘reveal the real state of the BVI’s economy’

Penn calls on gov’t to ‘reveal the real state of the BVI’s economy’

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has challenged the Andrew Fahie-led government to make the real state of the BVI’s economy public. He said it is vital for the people to have this information so the territory can make any necessary budget […]

by / on September 4, 2020 at 6:15 AM /
Locals invited to apply for Chevening Scholarship to pursue UK Master’s degree

Locals invited to apply for Chevening Scholarship to pursue UK Master’s degree

Locals interested in pursuing post-graduate studies in the United Kingdom for the 2021/2022 academic year are being encouraged to apply for the Chevening Scholarship Award. A recent media release from the Office of the Governor said persons interested in contesting […]

by / on September 4, 2020 at 6:01 AM /
BVI’s first murder victim for 2020 remembered as a loving community man

BVI’s first murder victim for 2020 remembered as a loving community man

The territory’s first murder victim for 2020 has been described by many as a devoted and loving family man whose death will have a lasting impact within his Sixth District community. Following confirmation by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force […]

by / on September 3, 2020 at 2:35 PM /
Father of 12 charged with illegal entry to quarantine pending bail decision

Father of 12 charged with illegal entry to quarantine pending bail decision

The matter of bail in the case against Duffs Bottom resident Aubrey Daniel was deferred to September 21 to allow him to be quarantined and tested for the virus that causes COVID-19. The accused 59-year-old father of 12 pleaded not […]

by / on September 3, 2020 at 1:23 PM /
US authorities seize $27M bound for neighbouring USVI

US authorities seize $27M bound for neighbouring USVI

Amid heightened concerns about rampant smuggling happening to and from the BVI and US Virgin Islands (USVI), federal authorities announced Tuesday that they seized $27 million in undeclared cash aboard a ship bound for St Thomas in the US territory. […]

by / on September 3, 2020 at 10:10 AM /
Premier debunks claims gov’t paying barges $17K per day for border security assistance

Premier debunks claims gov’t paying barges $17K per day for border security assistance

Premier Andrew Fahie has refuted claims that his administration is spending exorbitant amounts of taxpayer dollars to barge operators to assist in border security. Government recently procured the services of these operators who are able to use their radar equipment […]

by / on September 3, 2020 at 8:34 AM /