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New members elected for top positions in Athletics Association

New members elected for top positions in Athletics Association

Ralston Henry, Chantal Scatliffe, and Nelda Huggins were all victorious after competing for top executive positions at Wednesday night’s BVI Athletics Association general elections. Henry was elected as the new Vice President; defeating Karl Scatliffe 45 votes to seven, while […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 6:36 AM /
Dozens of visitors arriving! Plenty activity on first 2 days of reopening

Dozens of visitors arriving! Plenty activity on first 2 days of reopening

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Following the reopening of the territory’s borders to tourism on Monday, the scenes at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport have been described as “very busy” with hundreds of arrivals spread across more than […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 3:41 PM /
Penn says pay increase coming for Immigration officers

Penn says pay increase coming for Immigration officers

Chief Immigration Officer Ian Penn has signalled that Immigration officers will be getting salary increases in the near future as the department gets ready to undergo reformation. “I look at Immigration and law enforcement as a special branch of government […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 1:12 PM /
Travellers could pay up to $1000 for breaching local COVID protocols

Travellers could pay up to $1000 for breaching local COVID protocols

The government has outlined fines and fees travellers to the BVI will have to pay if they breach government’s COVID-19 protocols implemented for the local tourism industry. The fines are outlined under section 13 of the COVID-19 Control & Suppression […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 8:04 AM /
US citizens plead guilty, fined $1K for entering BVI illegally

US citizens plead guilty, fined $1K for entering BVI illegally

The four US citizens who were charged with illegal entry after their boat entered BVI waters illegally pleaded guilty when they appeared before the Magistrate on Tuesday, December 1. The US citizens, Nicholas Cancro, John Hines Jr, Lynee Ann Hines […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 7:46 AM /
UK marine specialists to train local law enforcement officers next year

UK marine specialists to train local law enforcement officers next year

Six United Kingdom specialist marine police officers will be making their way to the territory early next year to join the ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force for two months to provide training and mentoring in marine policing […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 7:15 AM /
BVI Athletics Association to host elections today

BVI Athletics Association to host elections today

Five candidates will be contesting for three executive-level positions when the BVI Athletics Association general elections commence at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School today at 6 pm. Those candidates include Ralston Henry and Karl Scatliffe for Vice President, incumbent Chantel […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 6:23 AM /
Digicel, RTW contributes $4K of food items to FSN

Digicel, RTW contributes $4K of food items to FSN

Digicel BVI in collaboration with RiteWay Food Markets raised a combined $4,000 in food items for the Family Support Network (FSN) following the growing demand to feed families across the territory. Marketing Executive at Digicel, Timothy Barker told BVI News […]

by / on December 1, 2020 at 1:46 PM /
World AIDS DAY: Protect those with HIV/AIDS amid COVID fight

World AIDS DAY: Protect those with HIV/AIDS amid COVID fight

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on global leaders and citizens to rally for “global solidarity” to maintain essential HIV services during COVID 19. In a news release, the WHO also called “on countries to […]

by / on December 1, 2020 at 12:47 PM /
We’re ready! BVI’s tourism industry officially opens today

We’re ready! BVI’s tourism industry officially opens today

After some eight months of closure, the wait is finally over. The BVI will start accepting tourists to its shores as of today December 1. In the coming weeks, businesses in the tourism industry and others indirectly linked to it […]

by / on December 1, 2020 at 7:39 AM /