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After 4 years, USVI men freed of firearm charges in BVI

After 4 years, USVI men freed of firearm charges in BVI

Two natives of the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) who were before the BVI courts in 2017 for charges relating to a firearm, were yesterday acquitted of all charges, BVI News understands. Both men were represented by local attorney Stephen […]

by / on December 30, 2020 at 7:08 AM /
Red Cross screens over 8K locals for prostate cancer; more ahead

Red Cross screens over 8K locals for prostate cancer; more ahead

For its 65th year of existence in the territory, the BVI Red Cross will be aiming to kick off 2021 with one of its major initiatives – the Men’s Health Fair, which has screened more than 8,000 males in the […]

by / on December 30, 2020 at 6:46 AM /
CTL customers give generously

CTL customers give generously

PRESS RELEASE: CTL Home Center Cares (CTL Cares) Give a Box of Love initiative launched in October with the single purpose of being the reason individuals and families feel love this Christmas has donated generously to the Family Support Network […]

by / on December 30, 2020 at 6:35 AM /
Imported COVID cases prove stringent measures were necessary

Imported COVID cases prove stringent measures were necessary

Amid the newly imported COVID-19 cases since the December 1 reopening of the BVI’s borders, Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said the government was on the right track when it implemented stringent COVID-19 measures to guide the travel industry. The […]

by / on December 29, 2020 at 2:12 PM /
Present airport expansion plan will destroy natural resources, business

Present airport expansion plan will destroy natural resources, business

This story has been updated Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has expressed concern that present plans to expand the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island could wipe out valuable natural resources and businesses in that section of the territory. […]

by / on December 29, 2020 at 8:08 AM /
Third lane in Road Town will ready for use today

Third lane in Road Town will ready for use today

The third lane being established on Waterfront Drive is expected to be ready for use today, Tuesday, December 29, so it may fulfil its purpose of alleviating the traffic congestion usually seen in Road Town from the western end of […]

by / on December 29, 2020 at 7:55 AM /
LIAT to operate scheduled flights to BVI five days per week

LIAT to operate scheduled flights to BVI five days per week

Regional airline, LIAT has confirmed that it will be conducting flights five days a week into the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport (airport code: EIS) when it resumes its services to the territory on December 31. Responding to questions from […]

by / on December 29, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
Shuttle success! Nearly 150 taxis transporting over 200 people daily

Shuttle success! Nearly 150 taxis transporting over 200 people daily

Minister of Transportation, Kye Rymer has lauded the government’s taxi-stimulus, revealing that nearly 150 taxi operators are presently employed to provide shuttle service to people on the four main islands. The value of the taxi stimulus is one million dollars […]

by / on December 29, 2020 at 7:15 AM /
BVIFA partners with int’l coaching body for high-level online courses

BVIFA partners with int’l coaching body for high-level online courses

The BVI Football Association (BVIFA) has signed a partnership agreement with the International Soccer Science & Performance Federation (ISSPF) to provide online learning resources for local coaching, medical and management staff who are involved in working with membered players or […]

by / on December 29, 2020 at 6:05 AM /
Gov’t approves additional help to transport arriving tourists

Gov’t approves additional help to transport arriving tourists

The government recently made it possible for approved hotels, resorts, and charter companies to transport arriving tourists from ports of entry to quarantine facilities. A statement from the government said these hospitality companies will also be allowed to provide transportation […]

by / on December 28, 2020 at 3:06 PM /