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Archive for September, 2020

Preparation needed! Tech being used to manage COVID spread when tourism reopens

Preparation needed! Tech being used to manage COVID spread when tourism reopens

Premier Andrew Fahie has said the December 1 date to reopen the British Virgin Islands to tourism is to allow the territory sufficient time to have all the necessary systems in place to ensure a safe reopening process. Speaking at […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 8:14 AM /
2 of Vanterpool’s companies doing business with gov’t for over $860K

2 of Vanterpool’s companies doing business with gov’t for over $860K

Premier Andrew Fahie will today ask the House of Assembly to exempt Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool from vacating his seat as an elected member. This request will be made because the government is currently doing business with two companies […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 7:50 AM /
BVI to be made a no-anchoring jurisdiction

BVI to be made a no-anchoring jurisdiction

Minister for Natural Resources, Vincent Wheatley has said there are plans to make the British Virgin Islands a no-anchoring jurisdiction. Wheatley announced during a recent live panel discussion that the measure is a step towards helping to preserve coral reefs […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
BVI enjoys big recovery rate over last few days

BVI enjoys big recovery rate over last few days

Though the British Virgin Islands has seen a couple of new cases of the coronavirus in the last four days, the territory’s recovery rate has considerably spiked over that period. When Health Minister Carvin Malone gave his last official COVID-19 […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 7:35 AM /
Illegal dumping will hurt tourism

Illegal dumping will hurt tourism

Ahead of the December 1 reopening of the local tourism industry, Junior Minister for Tourism Sharie DeCastro is urging residents to stop the illegal dumping of garbage as it can negatively impact the industry. Authorities in the BVI have expressed […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 7:33 AM /
Flow moving VG operations strictly online

Flow moving VG operations strictly online

Telecommunications company Flow has announced that all their operations on Virgin Gorda will move online as of October 31. In a press release on Monday, the company said the decision is “part of its ongoing commitment to the safety of […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 7:28 AM /
BVI reopening for tourism on December 1!

BVI reopening for tourism on December 1!

The British Virgin Islands will be reopening its borders to tourists in December — nine months following its closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This announcement was made by Premier Andrew Fahie on Monday during the launch of the BVI […]

by / on September 21, 2020 at 6:43 PM /
Walwyn calls for ‘comprehensive plan’ for schools’ reopening

Walwyn calls for ‘comprehensive plan’ for schools’ reopening

As some students head back to school for face-to-face learning, at least one BVI resident is calling for government to do more to assure parents, students, and teachers of their safety. Former Education Minister Myron Walwyn is calling on the […]

by / on September 21, 2020 at 3:20 PM /
Gov’t expanding the Baths with acquisition of Toad Hall Estate

Gov’t expanding the Baths with acquisition of Toad Hall Estate

The government has announced plans to expand The Baths on Virgin Gorda with the acquisition of Toad Hall Estate. According to Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Vincent Wheatley, the acquisition is likely to be finalised by October.  […]

by / on September 21, 2020 at 2:20 PM /
$84K worth of dormant accounts at Nat’l Bank could now go to gov’t

$84K worth of dormant accounts at Nat’l Bank could now go to gov’t

Highlighting 50 dormant accounts with a combined value nearing $84,000, the state-owned National Bank of the Virgin Islands is warning that if no activity is made within these accounts by November 7, the monies will be transferred to the government. […]

by / on September 21, 2020 at 8:28 AM /