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Archive for November, 2020

BVI considering programme to attract longer-stay tourists

BVI considering programme to attract longer-stay tourists

Labour & Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley has announced that government is considering to implement a ‘work from paradise’ programme that is currently being explored by some Caribbean countries to revive their COVID-hit tourism industries. The new work from paradise trend […]

by / on November 4, 2020 at 7:38 AM /
Wheatley

Gov’t may have to drop another round of stimulus

The government may have to consider another stimulus package for the public if tourism doesn’t yield enough revenue to revive the economy soon after the December 1 reopening of the BVI’s borders. This was posted by Social Security Minister Vincent […]

by / on November 4, 2020 at 7:14 AM /
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn

Penn: Gov’t owes small businesses, contractors lots of $$

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn is claiming that the government presently owes small businesses and contractors in the territory hundreds of thousands of dollars for work executed. Penn levelled those claims during a recent Opposition media conference where he expressed concerns […]

by / on November 4, 2020 at 7:10 AM /
Water and Sewerage truck pumping sewerage in the area.

Even more millions misused for EE sewerage project than we thought

Recent legal proceedings have revealed that well in excess of $20 million earmarked for the National Sewerage Programme’s East End/Long Look Project were misused over the decades. This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who made the statement during last […]

by / on November 4, 2020 at 7:02 AM /
Photo from Caribbean National Weekly

65-y-o dies as COVID climbs in USVI

As the BVI continues to enjoy a COVID-19-free community, cases in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) are on the increase, with a 65-year-old being the latest to die of the virus. The USVI Health Department last night confirmed that […]

by / on November 3, 2020 at 1:59 PM /
Ian Penn. Government photo

Penn appointed Chief Immigration Officer after long stint of acting

After occupying the post of Acting Chief Immigration Officer for more than six years, Ian Penn has finally been appointed to the position of Chief Immigration Officer (CIO). A government-commissioned media release on Tuesday said Penn’s appointment commenced from September […]

by / on November 3, 2020 at 12:02 PM /
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn

Penn told to hop off gov’t’s back!

At least one resident has drawn a comparison between government responses to the 2017 hurricanes and the current COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting the BVI. The female resident who called the NDP Radio show to speak with Opposition Leader Marlon Penn […]

by / on November 3, 2020 at 8:24 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Over 40 petty contracts to be issued for East End sewerage project

More than 40 petty contracts are expected to be disbursed from the $6.1 million allocated for the rehabilitation of the National Sewerage Programme East End/Long Look Project that is projected to be completed by the end of 2021. This is […]

by / on November 3, 2020 at 7:50 AM /
The BVI Financial Services Commission is the regulatory body for financial services in the BVI. It's mantra is 'Vigilance, Integrity, Accountability'.

Financial services providers given extension on operating outside BVI

Financial services providers that are currently operating outside of the BVI due to the effects of COVID-19 have been given another two months to continue these operations. This is because government has extended to December 31, the order made earlier […]

by / on November 3, 2020 at 7:41 AM /
Governor Augustus Jaspert.

BVI to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the UK

The United Kingdom has guaranteed to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the British Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories (OTs). A media release from the Ministry of Health said the UK Minister for Overseas Territories, Baroness Elizabeth Sugg wrote to all […]

by / on November 3, 2020 at 6:51 AM /