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Big day: UN strikes cannabis from list of ‘most dangerous drugs’

Big day: UN strikes cannabis from list of ‘most dangerous drugs’

While the BVI dreams of establishing its own medical cannabis industry, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has reclassified cannabis removing it from the list of the most dangerous drugs in the world. The CND zeroed-in on the […]

by / on December 4, 2020 at 3:57 PM /
Allegations reported by governor are reckless, damaging — Premier

Allegations reported by governor are reckless, damaging — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has labelled the recent allegations made public by Governor Augustus Jaspert as both damaging and reckless and has jumped to the defense of his government’s spending following claims suggesting a lack of transparency. The Premier’s response came only hours […]

by / on December 4, 2020 at 7:50 AM /
LETTER TO EDITOR: The animosity between Governor and Premier

LETTER TO EDITOR: The animosity between Governor and Premier

Dear Editor, As anyone really noticed the heightening animosity between Governor Augustus Jaspert and Premier Andrew Fahie? The more I live, the more I believe the BVI — particularly its politics — is wildly tempestuous and increasingly unsettling.  Indeed, there […]

by / on December 4, 2020 at 7:08 AM /
Another policeman charged in largest drug bust in BVI history!

Another policeman charged in largest drug bust in BVI history!

A second law enforcement officer has been charged in relation to the 2,300-kilo cocaine that was seized in the BVI last month. This second accused policeman has been identified as 32-year-old Emile Jimenez. A media release from the Royal Virgin […]

by / on December 4, 2020 at 7:00 AM /
Celebration to mark 70 years since restoration of BVI legislature

Celebration to mark 70 years since restoration of BVI legislature

As the public continues to hold discussions about the political future of the BVI, the House of Assembly will today meet in honour of the 70th anniversary of the restoration of the legislature in the Virgin Islands. The legislature is […]

by / on December 4, 2020 at 6:05 AM /
No transparency on gov’t spending, intimidation, victimisation being investigated

No transparency on gov’t spending, intimidation, victimisation being investigated

Major concerns about a lack of transparency in government spending and about intimidation and victimisation in the public sector have reached the Governor’s Office and are being investigated. This was revealed by Governor Augustus Jaspert during a media briefing on Thursday. […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 12:53 PM /
Nearly 200 visitors in 2 days! No positive COVID cases so far

Nearly 200 visitors in 2 days! No positive COVID cases so far

Premier Andrew Fahie has announced that to date, all travellers who landed in the territory on December 1 have tested negative for COVID-19. Upon arrival at the Terrance B Lettsome International airport, all travellers have to undergo a COVID-19 test […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 12:24 PM /
Airport taxis equipped with logging system for contact tracing

Airport taxis equipped with logging system for contact tracing

Taxi and Livery operators transporting arriving visitors from the TB Lettsome International Airport have been equipped with a detailed commute logging system established to contact trace passengers, should the need arise. This is according to the Director of the Taxi […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 8:28 AM /
More officers needed to keep Joint Task Force going

More officers needed to keep Joint Task Force going

With more visitors expected to travel to the BVI in the coming weeks, Immigration officers who joined the Joint Task Force earlier this year may have to return tot their original jobs at the territory’s ports of entry. The joint […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 7:39 AM /
Police arrest men travelling to VG with over $13K

Police arrest men travelling to VG with over $13K

Information reaching BVI News is that police last week arrested two Tortola men who were found with more than $13,000 cash suspected to be connected to criminal activity. The exact age of both men are unknown but BVI News understands […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 7:35 AM /