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Premier should have bodyguards just like for Governor, Chief Justice

Premier should have bodyguards just like for Governor, Chief Justice

Why was there public outcry over hiring security detail for the territory’s Premier when no one has ever questioned the security detail provided for the Governor and Chief Justice? This is because the BVI doesn’t respect the legislature in the […]

by / on December 8, 2020 at 7:54 AM /
Seaports will remain closed to int’l traffic till late January 2021

Seaports will remain closed to int’l traffic till late January 2021

Visitors and residents who plan to arrive in the BVI via ferry this year or early next month now have to make new entry arrangements because the territory’s seaports will no longer reopen on December 8. Government has pushed the […]

by / on December 8, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
Law needed to override the ‘unelected’ governor — Speaker

Law needed to override the ‘unelected’ governor — Speaker

Speaker of the House of Assembly Jullian Willock has said the BVI should implement laws that give the House of Assembly powers to override a governor when he or she refuses to assent to a bill. Willock was speaking during […]

by / on December 8, 2020 at 7:36 AM /
Tourist tests positive on Day 4 in the BVI

Tourist tests positive on Day 4 in the BVI

A tourist has tested positive for COVID-19 on Day 4 of quarantine in the British Virgin Islands. Health Minister Carvin Malone made that announcement during a late-night COVID-19 update on Monday, December 7. The visitor, a male, was quarantined on […]

by / on December 7, 2020 at 8:53 PM /
Man found with nearly $200K arrested

Man found with nearly $200K arrested

BVI News understands that a Virgin Gorda resident was recently arrested and charged after cops discovered a large sum of cash while executing a search warrant at his home recently. The police believe the cash is linked to criminal activity. […]

by / on December 7, 2020 at 2:51 PM /
Vanterpool calls for better treatment of white locals

Vanterpool calls for better treatment of white locals

Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool has called for an end to prejudice against Belongers, residents and Virgin Islanders who identify as Caucasian. Vanterpool drew attention to the issue during a special sitting of the House of Assembly on December 4, […]

by / on December 7, 2020 at 7:15 AM /
Let’s save our money and borrow to run the economy

Let’s save our money and borrow to run the economy

Opposition legislator Mark Vanterpool has posited that laws should be implemented to force the government to build the territory’s financial reserves by saving a certain amount every year, despite the financial constraints that may exist. Where there are deficits, Vanterpool […]

by / on December 7, 2020 at 7:07 AM /
Gov’t seeks fix for spontaneous dump fires! Home collections pause

Gov’t seeks fix for spontaneous dump fires! Home collections pause

As the territory enjoys several weeks without any COVID-related lockdowns, the Ministry of Health has suspended its home garbage collection initiative and will be focusing on how to prevent spontaneous combustions at local dump sites. Where house-to-house garbage collection is […]

by / on December 7, 2020 at 7:01 AM /
Int’l eyes watch amid delayed assent to medical cannabis bill

Int’l eyes watch amid delayed assent to medical cannabis bill

As government reports having interested parties ready to receive the BVI’s medical marijuana products, some news organisations internationally are beginning to notice that the territory’s Cannabis Licensing Act is still awaiting assent from Governor Augustus Jaspert after several months. The […]

by / on December 7, 2020 at 6:35 AM /
Governor pushing for legislation to investigate persons with ‘unexplained wealth’

Governor pushing for legislation to investigate persons with ‘unexplained wealth’

Governor Augustus Jaspert has said he will be “putting forward legislation” to help local agencies to effectively investigate individuals who possess “unexplained wealth” locally. Governor Jaspert made the comments during a media briefing on Thursday, December 3. He staid there […]

by / on December 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM /