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Archive for December, 2020

Junior ESHS students at their Road Town campus.

What classes will be like for new school term on January 4

All public schools within the territory are scheduled to reopen from Monday January 4, continuing the recently implemented hybrid blended learning system approach. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Thursday, December 1, Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said that […]

by / on December 31, 2020 at 3:44 PM /
Government legislator Neville 'Sheep' Smith

Smith points to staff shortage, worker fatigue at Health Services

Territorial At-Large representative, Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith has called for the Minister of Health to increase staffing within the BVI Health Services Authority, to ease the workload of medical personnel. Speaking during the December 31 sitting of the House of Assembly, […]

by / on December 31, 2020 at 2:30 PM /
BVI imposes travel ban on UK over new COVID strain

BVI imposes travel ban on UK over new COVID strain

Amid reports of a new strain of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom (UK), the BVI government has implemented a travel ban on persons travelling from the UK to the territory. Making the announcement in the House of Assembly Thursday […]

by / on December 31, 2020 at 11:37 AM /
Governor Augustus Jaspert

Demand good governance even if it means being called ‘anti-BVI’

Governor Augustus Jaspert has urged members of the public to continue fighting for better governance, even though some may label them as ‘being against the BVI’. At the start of December, Governor Jaspert rocked the territory with news that his […]

by / on December 31, 2020 at 8:00 AM /

Active holiday season for Fire & Rescue Service

Despite the 2020 Christmas season being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virgin Islands Fire & Rescue Service has confirmed an active holiday period with multiple fire and accident-related reports. Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Zebalon McLean told BVI News in […]

by / on December 31, 2020 at 7:50 AM /
Old Peebles Hospital is adjacent to the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly on Main Street.

BVI Red Cross certifies 17 under Home Care programme

The BVI Red Cross last week held a graduation ceremony for 17 new caregivers as part of its Home Care Basics Programme. A release from the non-profit explains that the 12-week programme enables graduates to provide home care and support […]

by / on December 31, 2020 at 7:40 AM /
Premier Fahie

Gov’t to host praise, thanksgiving service on New Year’s Day

Premier Andrew Fahie is urging residents to come together and join in on his government’s New Year’s Praise & Thanksgiving Service scheduled for January 1, 2021. The service which is entitled ‘A Time of Praise and Prayer’ is aimed at […]

by / on December 31, 2020 at 6:00 AM /
The La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent is now active.

La Soufriere volcanic activity causes concern among Vincentians in BVI

Residents in the British Virgin Islands with familial ties to St Vincent and the Grenadines have expressed concerns following the latest volcanic activity occurring at the La Soufriere volcano. According to the Seismic Research Centre at the University of the […]

by / on December 30, 2020 at 1:53 PM /
(Photo from AlertDiverOnline)

UN says Carib’n coral reefs could die by end of the century

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned that if there aren’t drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the Caribbean and other places around the globe could lose coral reefs by the end of the century. Caribbean countries like the […]

by / on December 30, 2020 at 11:25 AM /
Seventh District Representative Dr Natalio Wheatley.

Our financial services industry lost biggest deal in its history

Governor Augustus Jaspert’s lack of assent to the Cannabis Licensing Bill has caused the BVI to lose what has been described as its largest-ever deal in the history of its financial services industry. Agriculture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley made that […]

by / on December 30, 2020 at 7:30 AM /