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Archive for October, 2020

Opposition backs call for protest against gov’t for tourism protocols

Opposition backs call for protest against gov’t for tourism protocols

Some members of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition have expressed support towards the decision of some residents who recently took to social media calling for a protest against the government following its latest announcement. On Monday, October 26, the government finally […]

by / on October 29, 2020 at 6:59 AM /
BVI doesn’t have the most stringent toursim protocols

BVI doesn’t have the most stringent toursim protocols

While defending the recently-released COVID-19 protocols that will govern the tourism industry as of December 1, Premier Andrew Fahie has reminded critics that the BVI does not have the most stringent protocols in the Caribbean region. The Premier made that […]

by / on October 29, 2020 at 6:35 AM /
Top cop post should be based on competence not local status

Top cop post should be based on competence not local status

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews has stated that his successor should be decided based on competence and not whether he or she was born in the BVI. The Commissioner made the statement on the Honestly Speaking radio show on October 27 […]

by / on October 28, 2020 at 5:38 PM /
Difficult for gov’t to accept full responsibility for cancellations

Difficult for gov’t to accept full responsibility for cancellations

Premier Andrew Fahie has said it is difficult for his government to accept full responsibility for the growing number of pre-booking cancellations which commenced following his announcement of the territory’s protocols for reopening local tourism. The Premier made that statement […]

by / on October 28, 2020 at 8:07 AM /
Hundreds of bookings cancelled since BVI’s reopening protocols

Hundreds of bookings cancelled since BVI’s reopening protocols

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Following the government’s recently-announced border reopening protocols, at least one marine taxi company which transports tourists from the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) to the territory is already reporting nearly 500 booking cancellations that […]

by / on October 28, 2020 at 7:55 AM /
Expected visitors to rack up extra $$ for COVID-related accessories

Expected visitors to rack up extra $$ for COVID-related accessories

Each visitors planning a trip to the BVI after December 1 will have to set aside more than $400 to cover the cost of a COVID-19 test and the contact-tracing bracelet required to vacation here. At a press conference Tuesday […]

by / on October 28, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
GPS tracking tech to eliminate quarantine security fees

GPS tracking tech to eliminate quarantine security fees

Returning locals who may wish to quarantine at their home will no longer have to worry about the mandatory security fee of $3,500, once the government’s mobile tracking app and wristbands become operational. This is according to the Minister of […]

by / on October 28, 2020 at 7:31 AM /
90-minute delay between flights will help manage tourist arrivals

90-minute delay between flights will help manage tourist arrivals

The government has announced that after December 1, incoming flights to the T.B Lettsome airport will be staggered to give officials time to properly sanitise the surroundings in preparation for other arrivals. Premier Fahie announced the measure in an address […]

by / on October 28, 2020 at 7:05 AM /
Idle rider ‘aimlessly’ discharges gun through Carrot Bay

Idle rider ‘aimlessly’ discharges gun through Carrot Bay

Police are reporting what has been suggested to be an ‘idle shooting incident’ in the western end of Tortola on Monday, October 26. The law enforcers are now trying to determine the identity of the gunman who they said, “aimlessly […]

by / on October 27, 2020 at 12:22 PM /
FirstBank reports cybersecurity breach! Services minimally affected

FirstBank reports cybersecurity breach! Services minimally affected

Another locally operated bank has reported a cybersecurity breach that affected a number of its services. However, the bank said, ‘early detection’ resulted in the quick resumption of some of the affected services. In a media release on Monday, FirstBank […]

by / on October 27, 2020 at 11:32 AM /