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Archive for January, 2021

Dr Georges — From past student to HLSCC President

Dr Georges — From past student to HLSCC President

BVI’s first Poet Laureate, Dr Richard Georges has achieved yet another feat, becoming the only alumnus to serve as President of the H Lavity Stoutt Community College. Dr Georges, who has been serving as Interim President, was officially invested full-time […]

by / on January 28, 2021 at 12:49 PM /
We politicians called this damage on ourselves — Walwyn

We politicians called this damage on ourselves — Walwyn

Former legislator Myron Walwyn has shared his views on the upcoming Commission of Inquiry (COI), saying the territory’s politicians are partly to be blamed for the damage done to the BVI’s reputation. “I am deeply saddened by the damage being […]

by / on January 28, 2021 at 7:44 AM /
Tourism boost: BVI Spring Regatta set for March

Tourism boost: BVI Spring Regatta set for March

Organisers of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival (BVISR) have announced that the 49th staging of the world-renowned event is scheduled to return this year. It is scheduled to run from March 29 to April 4, 2021.   The event […]

by / on January 28, 2021 at 7:34 AM /
AG’s residence to undergo $300K rehabilitation works

AG’s residence to undergo $300K rehabilitation works

The Attorney General’s residence is slated to undergo major rehabilitation works after a local construction company was awarded more than $300,000 to have the works completed by July 2021. K&C Construction was the recipient of a contract totalling $331,862.53. The […]

by / on January 28, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
COVID testing times gets boost with new extraction machine

COVID testing times gets boost with new extraction machine

COVID-19 testing turnaround times at the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) are expected to further improve significantly, following the acquisition of a new automated extraction machine at the local laboratory. This is according to a media release from the Ministry […]

by / on January 28, 2021 at 7:04 AM /
10 officers receive BVI’s first Meritorious Service medal

10 officers receive BVI’s first Meritorious Service medal

Ten officers from the five branches of security and protection forces in the British Virgin Islands recently received the first-ever Governor’s Medal for Meritorious Service to be awarded in the territory. The Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) is a silver medal […]

by / on January 27, 2021 at 2:12 PM /
Premier’s claim that NDP lost $70M from SSB totally false!

Premier’s claim that NDP lost $70M from SSB totally false!

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has labelled the recent allegations made by Premier Andrew Fahie on the Social Security Board as misleading and has said the so-called $70 million investment loss the Premier outlined actually occurred in 2020 — not under the […]

by / on January 27, 2021 at 7:57 AM /
Senior educator predicts resignations on the horizon

Senior educator predicts resignations on the horizon

At least one senior educator has indicated that some teachers across the BVI will eventually choose to leave the profession as they are unable to adapt to the digital changes that are being incorporated because of COVID-19. Deputy Principal of […]

by / on January 27, 2021 at 7:45 AM /
Six people hurt in random attacks since January

Six people hurt in random attacks since January

A considerable number of random assaults on individuals within the territory in the first month of 2021 has raised major concerns with the Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Michael Mathews. Matthews made his concerns known in […]

by / on January 27, 2021 at 7:21 AM /
BVI stands ready to assist Vincentians as volcanic activity continues

BVI stands ready to assist Vincentians as volcanic activity continues

As the La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines continues to threaten citizens, the BVI has indicated that it stands ready to assist if that country calls for help. The volcano is being monitored by regional and international […]

by / on January 27, 2021 at 7:15 AM /