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26 become BVI citizens! More to join

Twenty-six residents officially became British Overseas Territory citizens after receiving Certificates of Naturalisation during a ceremony held on Thursday. Registrar General Mrs Stephanie Benn officiated the ceremony at Government House. Speaking to the recipients, Governor Augustus Jaspert reminded the new […]

by / on October 30, 2020 at 2:22 PM /
Fewer expats, less remittance, less taxes for government

Fewer expats, less remittance, less taxes for government

As the government struggles to keep its COVID-battered income streams flowing, the BVI’s remittance sector, which was earning big bucks earlier this year, is likely to take a battering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest estimates published in the World […]

by / on October 30, 2020 at 7:34 AM /
Police Commissioner Michael Matthews.

Reparations: How can The Queen’s subjects ask her for an apology?

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews, a British native, has suggested that it is inappropriate for BVIslanders to ask Governor Augustus Jaspert to apologise for comments he made on reparations in a recent interview. Commissioner Matthews gave his personal view on the […]

by / on October 30, 2020 at 7:12 AM /
Second District where Jost Van Dyke is located, Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull.

JVD still unaware as Premier fails to give promised answers

Residents of the Jost Van Dyke community remain in the dark regarding the future of their livelihood after critical questions which Premier Andrew Fahie had promised to address in Monday’s speech were left unanswered. During last Thursday’s community meeting with […]

by / on October 30, 2020 at 7:07 AM /
Thursday's front page of USVI newspaper, Virgin Islands Daily News.

USVI newspaper tells visitors not to visit BVI

A headline in the USVI-based newspaper, Virgin Islands Daily News which seemingly criticises the BVI’s new COVID-19 protocols for the tourism industry has been making its rounds on social media. The headline published on October 29, 2020 reads: “Thinking about […]

by / on October 29, 2020 at 5:57 PM /
Twelve-year-old swimming prodigy, Christophe Maleau of Martinique.

12-year-old makes history! Swims from St Lucia to Martinique

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has dampened the spirit of many in the Caribbean, a 12-year-old Martinican boy living just a few hundred kilometres from the BVI has put a smile on many faces with his historic swim from St […]

by / on October 29, 2020 at 4:05 PM /
Executive Director of the FSN, Dr Maris Hodge-Wright.

More families seeking help! FSN requesting donations

With poverty seemingly on the rise since the impact of COVID-19 locally, the Family Support Network (FSN) is appealing to residents and businesses to donate to the organisation to assist with feeding families across the BVI. In a recent video […]

by / on October 29, 2020 at 3:02 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Premier wrong to blame tourists for booking ahead of protocols — Penn

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has said it is wrong for Premier Andrew Fahie to cast blame on tourists for pre-booking ahead of the announced travel protocols. Following Monday night’s announcement of the protocols for tourists to enter the territory, hundreds […]

by / on October 29, 2020 at 1:22 PM /
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn

Govt’s travel protocols ‘impractical’ and an ‘overkill’

The recently announced travel protocols by Premier Andrew Fahie is being labelled as “impractical” by a number of the Opposition members. Their statements came during the Opposition’s monthly media briefing held on Wednesday, October 28. Opposition Leader Marlon Penn said […]

by / on October 29, 2020 at 7:48 AM /
Superintendent Jacqueline Vanterpool. (BVI News photo)

Vanterpool has undergone Police Commissioner training

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews has revealed that the training Superintendent Jacqueline Vanterpool received in the UK recently is only done by future Commissioners of Police. The training is called the Strategic Command Program and Vanterpool underwent the course from January 6 to […]

by / on October 29, 2020 at 7:30 AM /