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Archive for November, 2020

They tried to take power from our gov’t when COVID hit

They tried to take power from our gov’t when COVID hit

Premier Andrew Fahie has suggested that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the BVI earlier this year, certain political factions tried to take power from elected representatives and give it to the governor. The current law dictates that in the event […]

by / on November 27, 2020 at 8:08 AM /
Premier shares discontent with UK, other OTS

Premier shares discontent with UK, other OTS

Premier Andrew Fahie yesterday told the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) that the BVI is not pleased with a section of the statement that is published yearly at the end of the JMC meetings. The JMC is a political […]

by / on November 27, 2020 at 7:40 AM /
30% of all donations to RDA comes from UK and private sector

30% of all donations to RDA comes from UK and private sector

Thirty cents of every dollar the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA receives from donations and other non-loan funds have been found to come from the United Kingdom and the private sector. The RDA’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Anthony McMaster gave […]

by / on November 27, 2020 at 7:23 AM /
New border security equipment coming to HM Customs

New border security equipment coming to HM Customs

As the territory continues to advance protocols and measures to strengthen its border security strategies, the government is taking additional steps as it seeks to attain a suitable tenderer to supply and install surveillance equipment for Her Majesty’s Customs. This […]

by / on November 27, 2020 at 7:12 AM /
Rumours about McMaster killing results in new murder attempt

Rumours about McMaster killing results in new murder attempt

The police are appealing for the public to discontinue the spread of misinformation that is endangering the lives of others and could compromise investigations into the murder of Everton McMaster. Everton McMaster is the BVI’s third murder victim of 2020. […]

by / on November 26, 2020 at 2:46 PM /
BVI excluded from LIAT’s temporary list of fly destinations

BVI excluded from LIAT’s temporary list of fly destinations

LIAT has officially announced that it will be taking to the skies from November 30, but its temporary limited schedule has excluded the British Virgin Islands as one of its immediate travel destinations. In a media release issued on its […]

by / on November 26, 2020 at 1:14 PM /
Businesses threaten to leave BVI amid stringent COVID protocols

Businesses threaten to leave BVI amid stringent COVID protocols

Some business owners have threatened to shut down operations in the BVI if COVID-19 health protocols aren’t relaxed to suit their business needs. That’s the revelation made by Premier Andrew Fahie in the House of Assembly on November 25, as […]

by / on November 26, 2020 at 8:02 AM /
Barely surviving! Resident gets runaround waiting for new permit

Barely surviving! Resident gets runaround waiting for new permit

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff After making several failed attempts to have his new work permit processed, British national Geoffrey Day, who has been a resident of the British Virgin Islands for the past 12 years, remains stuck in […]

by / on November 26, 2020 at 7:40 AM /
Woman charged with theft claims she stole to buy food

Woman charged with theft claims she stole to buy food

BVI News understands that police arrested a woman on Tortola earlier this week who claimed the money she stole was used to purchase food. Though the arrest was made this week, the theft reportedly occurred some time in August. The […]

by / on November 26, 2020 at 7:33 AM /
HOA going paperless using new technology

HOA going paperless using new technology

A new system is expected to be implemented in the House of Assembly to make all future proceedings paperless and this will reduce parliament’s operational expenditure and ensure greater efficiency. Leader of government business, Premier Andrew Fahie moved the motion […]

by / on November 26, 2020 at 7:20 AM /