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Archive for November, 2020

And the Governor’s Commendation Award goes to …

And the Governor’s Commendation Award goes to …

Three female prison officers and two males were among the recipients of the Governor’s Commendation Award which is the most prestigious of all the awards presented on behalf of Her Majesty’s Prison. The recipients were among 24 persons who were […]

by / on November 30, 2020 at 1:58 PM /
PM Boris Johnson says UK is ‘absolutely committed’ to OTs

PM Boris Johnson says UK is ‘absolutely committed’ to OTs

Despite warning BVI and other OTs that giving money in times of crises will be a last resort, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signalled that the UK is absolutely committed to Overseas Territories (OTs). Johnson who addressed OT leaders at […]

by / on November 30, 2020 at 1:42 PM /
VG properties getting booked ahead tomorrow’s reopening to visitors

VG properties getting booked ahead tomorrow’s reopening to visitors

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff With less than 24-hours remaining ahead of the reopening of the territory’s borders to tourists, Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals and Leverick Bay Resort & Marina remain positive as bookings continue to be placed ahead […]

by / on November 30, 2020 at 8:51 AM /
USVI captures alleged kingpin linked to BVI’s recent cocaine bust

USVI captures alleged kingpin linked to BVI’s recent cocaine bust

United States Virgin Islands (USVI) authorities are alleging that a man they recently charged with smuggling 433 pounds of cocaine into their territory is also responsible for the more than 2,300 kilos of cocaine recently seized in the BVI. The […]

by / on November 30, 2020 at 8:23 AM /
Opening weekend of Ice Skating Rink a smashing success

Opening weekend of Ice Skating Rink a smashing success

The opening of the territory’s first-ever synthetic ice-skating rink was considered a success as it welcomed in excess of a hundred patrons at the Virgin Islands Search & Rescue’s (VISAR) Winter Wonderland at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park […]

by / on November 30, 2020 at 6:57 AM /
US citizens claim unfair, unsanitary detention in BVI! DPP denies it

US citizens claim unfair, unsanitary detention in BVI! DPP denies it

Some American media outlets have been airing video clips released by four US citizens who were detained after their boat illegally entered BVI waters. In the videos, the US citizens say they are being unfairly detained under unsanitary conditions by […]

by / on November 30, 2020 at 6:29 AM /
Two injured during shooting on VG

Two injured during shooting on VG

Two men have been injured in a shooting incident on Virgin Gorda on Sunday, November 29. Police did not disclose the extent of the injuries nor did they outline the circumstances surrounding the incident. The law enforcers said no further […]

by / on November 29, 2020 at 4:35 PM /
Returning resident tests positive for COVID-19

Returning resident tests positive for COVID-19

There’s now one positive COVID-19 case in the BVI. The government has announced that the person is a returning resident who is now under quarantine on Tortola. This brings to 73, the number of positive cases that have been identified […]

by / on November 28, 2020 at 2:44 PM /
BVI now has facility that tests for autism! NHI backs milestone

BVI now has facility that tests for autism! NHI backs milestone

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Parents seeking pervasive developmental disorder diagnosis for disorders such as autism can now save thousands of dollars by having the diagnosis for their child or loved one done locally and returned in a few […]

by / on November 28, 2020 at 12:44 PM /
Here’s the UK’s present position on giving money to BVI, other OTs

Here’s the UK’s present position on giving money to BVI, other OTs

The UK government has once again reiterated the conditions under which it is willing to give economic support to its Overseas Territories (OTs). This is a source of much debate among OTs that usually request financial assistance from the UK […]

by / on November 27, 2020 at 1:55 PM /