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Archive for October, 2020

Visitors won’t be able to roam freely immediately after quarantine

Visitors won’t be able to roam freely immediately after quarantine

Tourists who visit the BVI after December 1, will not be allowed to immediately roam the territory freely upon their release from the government’s mandatory four-day quarantine. Premier Andrew Fahie made this announcement Monday night, October 26, while outlining several […]

by / on October 27, 2020 at 8:29 AM /
False-positive dengue results prove to be COVID-19 in some cases

False-positive dengue results prove to be COVID-19 in some cases

With both the COVID-19 pandemic and dengue fever simultaneously impacting the territory, data now shows that rapid testing for dengue fever can lead to false-positive coronavirus results and vice versa. This is according to the National Epidemiologist, Harmonie Brewley-Massiah during […]

by / on October 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM /
Tourism businesses must be course-certified before reopening

Tourism businesses must be course-certified before reopening

Tourism-related businesses will not be allowed to benefit from visitor arrivals after December 1 if they don’t obtain certification that proves their businesses are operating in a safe manner. In a speech to the territory Monday night, Premier Fahie said […]

by / on October 27, 2020 at 7:34 AM /
Border closure helped to save lives — Premier

Border closure helped to save lives — Premier

Though he admits that closing the territory’s borders during the recent COVID-19 outbreak came at a high cost, Premier Andrew Fahie said the action helped to spare many lives in the BVI. In an address to the territory on October […]

by / on October 27, 2020 at 7:15 AM /
Online portal: Visitors must apply for BVI Gateway Certificate to enter

Online portal: Visitors must apply for BVI Gateway Certificate to enter

Persons wishing to travel to the British Virgin Islands when the territory reopens to tourism in December are required to apply through the government’s newly-implemented online portal, BVI Gateway, to gain authorisation. Premier Andrew Fahie who is also the minister […]

by / on October 27, 2020 at 7:08 AM /
BVI moving to adopt ‘CARICOM Standards for Teaching Profession’ to improve education system

BVI moving to adopt ‘CARICOM Standards for Teaching Profession’ to improve education system

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has said he believes applying the CARICOM Standards for the Teaching Profession in the territory will allow the BVI to build resilience in its education system. Dr Wheatley gave that indication during the opening ceremony […]

by / on October 26, 2020 at 2:53 PM /
Police record a rise in serious assaults across BVI

Police record a rise in serious assaults across BVI

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is reporting what it calls “a disturbing rise in the number of serious assaults across the territory in the past week”. A release from the police said two of the assault victims were security […]

by / on October 26, 2020 at 2:39 PM /
Chikungunya also present in BVI! Suspected dengue cases over 100

Chikungunya also present in BVI! Suspected dengue cases over 100

As the number dengue fever cases continue to rise with more than 30 percent resulting in hospitalisation locally, the BVI has now confirmed cases of another mosquito-borne disease — Chikungunya. This is according to the National Epidemiologist, Harmonie Brewley-Massiah who […]

by / on October 26, 2020 at 8:42 AM /
Pandemic to paradise: This OT has found a way to revive tourism

Pandemic to paradise: This OT has found a way to revive tourism

As Caribbean tourism remains on life-support due to the impact of COVID-19, the Cayman Islands is the latest country to implement a ‘work from paradise’ package, enticing visitors to work and vacation in the Overseas Territory for longer periods. According […]

by / on October 26, 2020 at 8:07 AM /
Republic Bank beefs up security following recent account breaches

Republic Bank beefs up security following recent account breaches

The Republic Bank has ramped up its security measures to further protect its clients following recent reports of fraudulent activity on several debit accounts. The bank’s Managing Director, Marion Blyden told BVI News she is aware of the recent reports, which the […]

by / on October 26, 2020 at 7:48 AM /