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Archive for November, 2020

UPDATE: Body washed ashore believed to be VG resident

UPDATE: Body washed ashore believed to be VG resident

The body that was discovered in the Fat Hog’s Bay area of Tortola on Tuesday is believed to be that of Virgin Gorda resident, Franklyn Malone. While police have released his identity, they said further confirmation is being sought. “Forensic […]

by / on November 25, 2020 at 5:25 PM /
Don’t let tourists dictate our health protocols, hospitality industry told

Don’t let tourists dictate our health protocols, hospitality industry told

Premier Andrew Fahie is urging businesses in the local hospitality industry not to allow their guests to dictate their own COVID-19 health protocols when the territory reopens its borders to visitors from December 1. The Premier made that appeal during […]

by / on November 25, 2020 at 4:29 PM /
How did Glenford Young come to perish in lone scooter crash?

How did Glenford Young come to perish in lone scooter crash?

Local police are raising questions about how 30-year-old Tower Road resident, Glenford Young came to perish in a lone scooter accident in Virgin Gorda on the morning of November 15 this year. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is […]

by / on November 25, 2020 at 4:20 PM /
UK Minister for OTs resigns amid British gov’t cuts to overseas aid

UK Minister for OTs resigns amid British gov’t cuts to overseas aid

UK Minister for Overseas Territories Baroness Elizabeth Sugg has today (November 25) resigned from her post amid the UK government’s decision to reduce the amount it will spend on overseas aid in the upcoming year. The move was made as […]

by / on November 25, 2020 at 1:35 PM /
Prison time could worsen these 2 women’s health condition

Prison time could worsen these 2 women’s health condition

Two West End women on drug-related charges were both fined and received suspended sentences in light of their medical condition.  They are guilty of possession of 680 grams of marijuana and an estimated $25,000 which was said to be the […]

by / on November 25, 2020 at 8:05 AM /
November 24 should be declared an official holiday

November 24 should be declared an official holiday

Former legislator Dr Kedrick Pickering has suggested that November 24 — the anniversary of the Great March of 1949 — should be declared an official holiday in the BVI. Yesterday, November 24, marked the 71st anniversary of the 1949 protest. […]

by / on November 25, 2020 at 7:44 AM /
Having reps in British parliament could help the BVI

Having reps in British parliament could help the BVI

The UK politicians proposing legislation that would give Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies representation in the British Parliament should not be dismissed. That’s the position put forward by former legislator, Dr Kedrick Pickering who said those who proposed the legislation […]

by / on November 25, 2020 at 7:20 AM /
Red Cross giving food vouchers to the vulnerable this Christmas

Red Cross giving food vouchers to the vulnerable this Christmas

Despite their financial woes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the British Virgin Islands Red Cross will be awarding food vouchers to more than 50 vulnerable households during the upcoming Christmas season. This is according to the BVI Red Cross Director […]

by / on November 25, 2020 at 6:41 AM /
UK pre-orders 350 million vaccines for Oxford University! BVI to benefit

UK pre-orders 350 million vaccines for Oxford University! BVI to benefit

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca in the UK has been found to be 70.4% effective in preventing the virus, final trial results show. It should also be noted that tests by Oxford University also show that […]

by / on November 24, 2020 at 1:48 PM /
Night of Museum, School’s Family Feud added to Xmas at TPP event

Night of Museum, School’s Family Feud added to Xmas at TPP event

This year’s Christmas in the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park will see several activities taking place and will include the introduction of ‘Night of the Museum’ and a school Family Feud event designed to benefit charitable organisations and primary […]

by / on November 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM /