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Archive for January, 2021

Kye Rymer

Pay your bills or be disconnected

The Water & Sewerage Department is warning customers that their services will be disconnected if outstanding bills are not paid come the end of the April 30 grace period. Residents with outstanding water bill balances were recently offered a three-month […]

by / on January 27, 2021 at 6:10 AM /
The SSM funded the COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Grant Programme  disbursed by the Premier's Office.

NDP gov’t lost $70M from SSB that was never disclosed — Premier

After nearly two years in office, Premier Andrew Fahie is now alleging that the previously governing National Democratic Party (NDP) lost an estimated $70 million in invested interest from the Social Security Board. Premier Fahie, who made that statement at […]

by / on January 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM /
The European Union flag

Brexit Blows: EU pressured to add BVI to tax haven blacklist

The territory is beginning to feel the effects of Brexit as Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) recently voted to add British Overseas Territories such as the BVI, Guernsey, and Jersey to its tax havens blacklist. Several jurisdictions have been […]

by / on January 26, 2021 at 1:43 PM /
Vincent Wheatley

COI was exactly the kind of reason stimulus cheques were delayed

With the recently announced Commission of Inquiry to investigate corruption claims within government, residents should now better understand why there were delays in the distribution of the various COVID-19 stimulus funds. This is a belief held by the government minister […]

by / on January 26, 2021 at 8:05 AM /
Chief Education Officer, Connie George.

Hybrid learning isn’t working for some students — Education Chief

While many students are benefitting from the hybrid learning approach which incorporates more technology and remote learning, Chief Education Officer Connie George has bemoaned a “percentage” of students who are not benefitting from the new education model. The hybrid learning […]

by / on January 26, 2021 at 7:44 AM /
Premier Fahie

Jaspert’s approach to COI irresponsible and damaging

While the narrative of a fair and transparent Commission of Inquiry (COI) remains at the forefront of Premier Andrew Fahie’s recent statements, he also said he believes the approach by the immediate past governor Augustus Jaspert was irresponsible and damaging […]

by / on January 26, 2021 at 7:16 AM /
Cindy Rosan-Jones is currently the only known member of the newly-formed Reform Action Alliance.

Cindy Cuts Deep! Where’s Access To Information Act?

As the BVI continues to reel from the announcement of the upcoming Commission of Inquiry (COI), outspoken host of the Cut Deep talkshow Cindy Rosan-Jones has asked why the government hasn’t implemented the Access to Information Act to date. “Good […]

by / on January 26, 2021 at 6:24 AM /
Persons travelling to BVI for court must quarantine 14 days

Persons travelling to BVI for court must quarantine 14 days

The Magistrate’s Court has mandated that all persons travelling into the territory to conduct face-to-face business at their facilities, undergo a 14-day quarantine period. The Magistrate’s Court Manager Annette Williams-Sylvester said this policy takes effect today Monday, January 25. She […]

by / on January 25, 2021 at 12:47 PM /
47 high-income countries hog COVID-19 vaccine

47 high-income countries hog COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) said more than 30 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have already been administered in 47 mostly high-income countries. WHO said this fact exposes glaring inequalities in access to this life-saving tool. This revelation was made on […]

by / on January 25, 2021 at 12:39 PM /
Inquiry Commissioner, the Right Honourable Sir Gary Hickinbottom.

Here’s what can happen in BVI after the Commission of Inquiry

Giving examples of what can happen at the end of the BVI’s Commission of Inquiry, Sir Gary Hickinbottom has made it clear that his role as Commissioner isn’t to determine whether individuals in public office have been guilty of a […]

by / on January 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM /