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Archive for October, 2020

Neville Smith

Respect gov’t so gov’t can respect you

At least one government legislator is reminding residents to approach government leaders respectfully whenever they seek to highlight issues facing the territory. Territorial At-Large representative Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith made that statement while speaking at last week’s public meeting on Jost […]

by / on October 26, 2020 at 7:08 AM /
More than 100 beachgoers spotted at Smugglers Cove when beaches reopened for the first time in weeks on Sunday, May 10. (BVI News photo)

UPDATE: St Thomas Bay beach now safe for swimming

The St Thomas Bay beach in the Valley on Virgin Gorda is again open to the public. This follows water quality test results which show that conditions are now suitable. Laboratory Technician in the Environment and Climate Change Unit of […]

by / on October 25, 2020 at 9:00 PM /
UPDATE: BVI back to zero COVID-19 cases

UPDATE: BVI back to zero COVID-19 cases

The BVI is again free of active COVID-19 cases. Premier Andrew Fahie made the announcement in a social media post saying, “thank God for this good news”. “We commend the efforts of everyone, especially our HEOC (Health Emergency Operations Centre) […]

by / on October 25, 2020 at 7:59 PM /
Cannabis orders pouring in!

Cannabis orders pouring in!

As the government waits for Governor Augustus Jaspert’s decision on the Cannabis Licensing Bill, Agriculture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has said orders are already flowing in from interested persons seeking to cash in on the BVI’s medicinal marijuana industry. “It’s […]

by / on October 23, 2020 at 5:44 PM /
Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley

JVD school to relocate to the hillside

Government has decided on a new location for the Jost Van Dyke Primary School which will see students moving to the hillside across from the school’s present location. Minister of Education, Dr Natalio Wheatley made the announcement during a community […]

by / on October 23, 2020 at 8:01 AM /
Minister of Health & Social Development Carvin Malone.

Visitor 4-day quarantine is the best option yet

Health Minister Carvin Malone said the government has been observing COVID-19 protocols of other countries but has not seen a better alternative than the four-day quarantine period being considered for overnight tourists who will visit the BVI. Malone made the […]

by / on October 23, 2020 at 7:42 AM /
‘Lay-off period should end after December 1’, employers plead

‘Lay-off period should end after December 1’, employers plead

As many businesses are still reeling from the effects of the territory-wide COVID-19 shutdown, some entrepreneurs on Jost Van Dyke have asked the government to extend the ‘layoff period’ to some time after December 1 when the BVI’s borders are […]

by / on October 23, 2020 at 7:34 AM /
More residents volunteering information to police

More residents volunteering information to police

Residents have started to come forward with information to assist the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) with their investigations into a number of unsolved serious crimes. This is according to the Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews who was speaking […]

by / on October 23, 2020 at 6:50 AM /
Junior Tourism Minister, Sharie de Castro

Seaports to open on December 8

Junior Minister for Tourism Sharie De Castro has announced that seaports in the territory will open a week after the main airport. Come December 1, the TB Lettsome International Airport will start accepting visitors. Speaking at a community meeting held […]

by / on October 22, 2020 at 5:53 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Foxy’s ‘Old Year’s Night’ party unlikely to happen this year

Visitors and residents who are looking forward to ringing in 2021 at Foxy’s “Old Year’s Night” party on Jost Van Dyke will be better off making alternative arrangements as the event will likely be cancelled because of COVID-19. Premier Andrew […]

by / on October 22, 2020 at 3:36 PM /