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Missing in action! Unexplained absence from Vanterpool at Opposition events

Missing in action! Unexplained absence from Vanterpool at Opposition events

There has been an unexplained absence surrounding Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool who’s been noticeably missing from recent public briefings with the parliamentary opposition. Vanterpool, who is known for being outspoken on topical issues in the territory, was last seen […]

by / on September 3, 2020 at 7:30 AM /
UPDATE: Police identify man in Wednesday night’s fatal shooting

UPDATE: Police identify man in Wednesday night’s fatal shooting

Police have confirmed the death of a male resident who was shot in Purcell Estate, Tortola around 9:30 pm on Wednesday, September 2. He has been identified as George Burrows who resides in the area. “It is alleged that he […]

by / on September 3, 2020 at 7:01 AM /
Education Ministry receives 56 electronic tablets to help facilitate virtual learning

Education Ministry receives 56 electronic tablets to help facilitate virtual learning

The Ministry of Education has received 56 electronic tablets thanks to a recent donation by the Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA). A media release from ADRA said the devices are geared towards assisting in-need students with virtual learning when […]

by / on September 3, 2020 at 6:31 AM /
New species of clam shrimp discovered in 390-million-year-old fossils in USVI

New species of clam shrimp discovered in 390-million-year-old fossils in USVI

A species of a clam shrimp (Eulimnadia insularis) with fossils dating back to 390 million years ago has been discovered at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) campus on St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. News of the discovery […]

by / on September 3, 2020 at 6:04 AM /
Two weather disturbances being monitored in the Atlantic

Two weather disturbances being monitored in the Atlantic

Meteorologists are currently monitoring two weather disturbances in the Atlantic Sea. In its latest weather update, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said Disturbance #1 is relatively stationary. Referring to Disturbance #1, the DDM said: “An overall west to west-northwest […]

by / on September 2, 2020 at 2:29 PM /
Businesses now asked to register online to facilitate re-entry of work permit employees

Businesses now asked to register online to facilitate re-entry of work permit employees

With Phase II of the Restricted Border & Controlled Re-Entry Plan now in effect, companies and organisations with employed work permit holders abroad are being asked to register on the government’s online portal. A media release from the Immigration Department […]

by / on September 2, 2020 at 1:04 PM /
CDC flags the British Virgin Islands

CDC flags the British Virgin Islands

Stating the territory’s resources may be limited to handle severe illness caused by COVID-19, the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning against travel to the British Virgin Islands at this time. The CDC’s risk assessment […]

by / on September 2, 2020 at 8:13 AM /
Non-locals engaged in smuggling will be deported, all offenders will be ‘vigorously sought after’

Non-locals engaged in smuggling will be deported, all offenders will be ‘vigorously sought after’

Since the territory’s spike in COVID-19 cases is linked to persons who have been smuggling themselves in and out of the BVI, non-locals found to be involved are being threatened with deportation. This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who […]

by / on September 2, 2020 at 7:55 AM /
Local arrested for illegal entry as infected police stations reopen

Local arrested for illegal entry as infected police stations reopen

After closing for deep cleaning and sanitisation recently, the Road Town and East End police stations have now reopened. They had closed after an unspecified number of officers at those locations tested positive for COVID-19, which has been rapidly spreading […]

by / on September 2, 2020 at 7:51 AM /
BVI transitions into ‘Orange Alert’ phase of tackling COVID-19

BVI transitions into ‘Orange Alert’ phase of tackling COVID-19

Government has transitioned into the ‘Manage It’ Orange Alert phase of the territory’s COVID-19 pandemic response. This is according to the Minister for Health Carvin Malone who said the main objective of the orange phase is to minimise active transmission […]

by / on September 2, 2020 at 6:21 AM /