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Hooded gunmen rob Sea Cow’s Bay businesses

Hooded gunmen rob Sea Cow’s Bay businesses

Police have launched a probe into two robberies that happened in the Sea Cow’s Bay area of Tortola on Friday night. Reports from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are that two armed hooded men successively robbed two adjoining […]

by / on January 31, 2021 at 11:49 AM /
Governor John Rankin (Photo Credit: Bernews)

Governor Rankin reiterates full support for Commission of Inquiry

The BVI’s new governor, John Rankin has reiterated his support for the Commission of Inquiry (COI) which seeks to investigate matters of political corruption in recent years. When past governor, Augustus Jaspert first announced the COI, he had stated that […]

by / on January 30, 2021 at 12:52 AM /
Illustration showing the exterior designs of a section of the new NEOC/DDM building.

Local companies win $9.8M contract to construct new DDM HQ

Two local companies have been awarded a contract valued more than $9.8 million to construct a new, fit-for-purpose building which will house the Department for Disaster Management (DDM) and the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC). The recipients of the successful […]

by / on January 29, 2021 at 1:14 PM /
From this vantage point, our news centre was able to capture cargo vessels at the BVIPA's Port Purcell facility on Sunday, May 31. (Photo by Kamal Haynes/BVI News)

Businesses angered as Port Authority hikes shipping fees

BVI News has received complaints from some sections of the business community that are dissatisfied with the BVI Ports Authority’s (BVIPA) decision to hike fees as of March 1, 2021. A public release from the BVIPA said the adjustments in […]

by / on January 29, 2021 at 7:32 AM /
One charged in connection to last week’s cocaine bust

One charged in connection to last week’s cocaine bust

A man has been charged in connection with the 150 kilos of cocaine recovered from a rental vehicle in the Hodges Creek area of Tortola last week. The accused is Devon Bedford of Harrigan Estate. He has been charged for […]

by / on January 29, 2021 at 7:30 AM /
Health Minister Carvin Malone

Register for inoculation! Vaccines to arrive next Thursday

With 8,000 COVID-19 vaccines scheduled to arrive in the territory in just under a week, members of the general public interested in taking the vaccine will be able to do so when the Ministry of Health establishes a platform to […]

by / on January 29, 2021 at 7:25 AM /
Governor designate for the BVI, John Rankin

John Rankin to be sworn in as Governor today

Governor Designate, John Rankin is scheduled to be sworn in as the territory’s 14th governor, today, January 29. The ceremony is set for 1 pm at the House of Assembly’s temporary location at the Save the Seed Centre, Duff’s Bottom, […]

by / on January 29, 2021 at 7:13 AM /
16-yr-old charged for offensive weapon

16-yr-old charged for offensive weapon

BVI News understands that a 16-year-old male was this week charged with indecent language and being armed with an offensive weapon after an alleged altercation with an adult male relative. Our news centre was informed that the accused young man […]

by / on January 29, 2021 at 6:23 AM /
Minister of Health & Social Development Carvin Malone.

BVI announces travel ban on South Africa, Brazil

Health Minister Carvin Malone today announced that a travel ban has been imposed against travellers from Brazil and South Africa due to new strains of COVID-19 in these countries. Because of new COVID-19 strains, the BVI implemented a travel ban […]

by / on January 28, 2021 at 5:07 PM /

Wheatley clarifies Premier’s claim of BVI losing $70M in investments

Amid Premier Andrew Fahie’s recent announcement that led residents to believe the territory lost $70 million in investment through the Social Security Board (SSB), Minister responsible Vincent Wheatley has clarified that it was an impermanent loss. “Bear in mind this […]

by / on January 28, 2021 at 1:45 PM /