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Stigmatisation on Alzheimer’s a major concern — Malone

Stigmatisation on Alzheimer’s a major concern — Malone

While the impact of the Alzheimer’s movement is growing in the BVI, stigmatisation, misinformation, denial, and fear continues to be a major concern. This is according to Health Minister Carvin Malone in a statement at the start of World Alzheimer’s […]

by / on September 2, 2020 at 6:05 AM /
Authorities estimate nearly 1,500 undocumented COVID cases in BVI

Authorities estimate nearly 1,500 undocumented COVID cases in BVI

Approximately four dozen COVID-19 cases have been detected in the BVI to date and local health authorities suspect more than a thousand undocumented positive cases currently exist in the territory. This is according to Minister of Health Carvin Malone who […]

by / on September 1, 2020 at 1:29 PM /
Stricter curfew begins Wednesday | Gov’t cracking down on non-compliance of protocols

Stricter curfew begins Wednesday | Gov’t cracking down on non-compliance of protocols

Though the British Virgin Islands will not enter a full lockdown, a new curfew order is coming into effect and will restrict the movement of persons from 1:01 pm to 5 am daily. Governor Augustus Jaspert made this announcement during […]

by / on September 1, 2020 at 1:06 PM /
Nyron Erickson facing the possibility of extradition to US

Nyron Erickson facing the possibility of extradition to US

Nyron Erickson, who recently turned himself over to police after months of evading lawful custody is now facing the possibility of extradition to the United States (US). The accused is facing charges of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments from outside […]

by / on September 1, 2020 at 9:06 AM /
‘Do we lockdown every time we have increased COVID cases?’

‘Do we lockdown every time we have increased COVID cases?’

Former legislator Myron Walwyn is questioning whether the British Virgin Islands will go into a lockdown every time there is an increase of COVID-19 cases locally. Premier Andrew Fahie recently advised residents to prepare for a possible lockdown since the […]

by / on September 1, 2020 at 8:02 AM /
Increased community screening delaying COVID results for persons intending to travel

Increased community screening delaying COVID results for persons intending to travel

The recent delay in returning COVID-19 test results for persons intending to travel from the BVI is because of the heightened community screening that is being conducted across the territory. This is according to the Chief Executive Officer of the […]

by / on September 1, 2020 at 8:01 AM /
Existing problems on sister islands should get fixed before giving them exclusive representation

Existing problems on sister islands should get fixed before giving them exclusive representation

Representative of the Second Electoral District, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull said he believes government needs to address the multitude of existing issues on the sister islands before contemplating whether to give each its own representative. The suggestion of giving each sister […]

by / on September 1, 2020 at 6:31 AM /