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Retired nurses should be allowed to practise if they wish

Retired nurses should be allowed to practise if they wish

At least one lawmaker is calling on the government to make it legal for retired nurses to continue working if they wish to earn additional income. While debating the 2020 Nurses & Midwives Bill in the House of Assembly on […]

by / on September 29, 2020 at 7:57 AM /
Sixty-seven recoveries and 3 active COVID cases

Sixty-seven recoveries and 3 active COVID cases

This story has been updated The Health Ministry has announced that sixty-seven persons have recovered from COVID-19, reducing the number of active cases in the territory to three. The Health Ministry reported the most recent COVID-19 statistics on September 29. […]

by / on September 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM /
China company could have COVID-19 vaccine by early next year

China company could have COVID-19 vaccine by early next year

A Chinese pharmaceutical company said it is currently developing a coronavirus vaccine that could be ready for worldwide distribution by early 2021. The company developing the vaccine, SinoVac, said it is to undergo its third and final round of testing […]

by / on September 28, 2020 at 2:07 PM /
Concerns raised ahead of December 1 tourism reopening date

Concerns raised ahead of December 1 tourism reopening date

Though stating he is pleased a reopening date has finally been announced for tourism, Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has said government’s failure to reveal a plan to accompany that date raises multiple concerns. The territory will reopen for tourism on […]

by / on September 28, 2020 at 8:11 AM /
CXC RESULTS: More students pass English than Maths

CXC RESULTS: More students pass English than Maths

  By Kamal Haynes, BVI News The 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exam results from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) saw a higher percentage of students across the British Virgin Islands excelling in the English A than in Mathematics. […]

by / on September 28, 2020 at 7:47 AM /
Jaspert brings back John Duncan memories

Jaspert brings back John Duncan memories

Last week, as BVI residents were preparing for the weekend, the territory received news from Governor Augustus Jaspert that he had overridden the Premier and invited the British Royal Naval vessel, HMS Medway, to help the local forces secure the territory’s […]

by / on September 28, 2020 at 7:36 AM /
Cayman’s same-sex law takes effect, raises questions for BVI

Cayman’s same-sex law takes effect, raises questions for BVI

As of today, September 28, same-sex couples can make their unions official and receive legal documentation in the neighbouring British Overseas Territory, the Cayman Islands. This is because of the Civil Partnership Law, which Cayman’s Governor approved though it was […]

by / on September 28, 2020 at 7:07 AM /
Second local Attorney General to be sworn in Thursday

Second local Attorney General to be sworn in Thursday

Dawn Smith will be officially sworn in as the territory’s second local Attorney General on October 1. This is according to a government commissioned media release which said that an invite-only swearing-in ceremony will be held at a Special Sitting […]

by / on September 28, 2020 at 6:01 AM /
Gun, drugs, and cash seized in Sunday morning police operation

Gun, drugs, and cash seized in Sunday morning police operation

The police have seized a loaded firearm, a large quantity of drugs and cash while executing a search warrant at several properties in the Anderson Hill area. The police worked with Immigration officers to carry out the early morning search […]

by / on September 27, 2020 at 3:16 PM /
Governor overrides Premier, invites British Navy to patrol BVI waters

Governor overrides Premier, invites British Navy to patrol BVI waters

Governor Augustus Jaspert has overridden the Premier to invite the British Royal Naval vessel HMS Medway, to help the local forces secure the territory’s borders. “As your governor, it is my constitutional responsibility to protect the people of BVI and […]

by / on September 25, 2020 at 11:20 PM /