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Archive for February, 2021

Overseas Territories also concerned about COI in BVI — CARICOM

Overseas Territories also concerned about COI in BVI — CARICOM

Other British Overseas Territories have noted concerns about the UK-sanctioned Commission of Inquiry (COI) launched in the British Virgin Islands. This is according to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which also declared its disapproval of the inquiry in an official statement […]

by / on February 28, 2021 at 2:14 PM /
Police shut down West End event with gathering of over 175 persons

Police shut down West End event with gathering of over 175 persons

Police were forced to shut down an event at Sebastian’s BVI in West End, Tortola after discovering that the gathering had well above the 175-person legal limit at the weekend. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said the owners […]

by / on February 28, 2021 at 12:31 PM /
Funds earmarked to make Constitutional Review a reality

Funds earmarked to make Constitutional Review a reality

Amid cries for greater self-determination and good governance in the BVI, Cabinet has earmarked funds to make the long-overdue Constitutional Review a reality. At Cabinet’s meeting on February 17, leaders agreed that the overall budget for the establishment of the […]

by / on February 26, 2021 at 2:57 PM /
Domestic ferries rerouting to TPP when seaport reopens to int’l traffic

Domestic ferries rerouting to TPP when seaport reopens to int’l traffic

Domestic and international ferry traffic will be operating from separate locations when the BVI’s Road Town-based seaport reopens for international travel on April 15. The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) said in a media statement on Thursday that domestic ferry operations […]

by / on February 26, 2021 at 7:55 AM /
BVI Spring Regatta cancelled for 2021!

BVI Spring Regatta cancelled for 2021!

The 49th staging of BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival will no longer be held this year. The world-renowned event was scheduled to run from March 29 to April 4, 2021. But organisers said they decided to put off the […]

by / on February 26, 2021 at 7:42 AM /
Police launch ‘Clean The Streets’ operation to stem firearm crimes

Police launch ‘Clean The Streets’ operation to stem firearm crimes

In the wake of four deaths — some of which have been linked to the use of firearms in the BVI — the police say they last week launched a ‘Clean the Streets’ operation to reassure the community and quell […]

by / on February 26, 2021 at 7:37 AM /
Premier, Malone among group dubbed Unsung Heroes of pandemic

Premier, Malone among group dubbed Unsung Heroes of pandemic

Premier Andrew Fahie, Health Minister Carvin Malone and Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald Georges are among 20 Virgin Islanders the New Life Baptist Church will be honouring for their service doing the COVID-19 pandemic. The church said the group will […]

by / on February 26, 2021 at 6:59 AM /
Dr Pickering says COVID vaccines are a weapon for BVI

Dr Pickering says COVID vaccines are a weapon for BVI

Local physician and former legislator, Dr Kedrick Pickering said the AstraZeneca vaccines now available in the BVI should be seen as a powerful weapon the BVI can use to reopen its economy and restore a sense of normalcy. “In the […]

by / on February 25, 2021 at 2:34 PM /
Youth Parliament to debate ‘self-determination’ in first sitting

Youth Parliament to debate ‘self-determination’ in first sitting

A date has been set for the 23-member Virgin Islands Youth Parliament to host its first-ever sitting. The young parliamentarians will convene for their first sitting on March 11. A media release from the House of Assembly said Premier of […]

by / on February 25, 2021 at 2:06 PM /
Further delays in reopening seaports reflects poorly on BVI

Further delays in reopening seaports reflects poorly on BVI

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn said the constant ‘false starts’ for the reopening of the BVI’s seaports stem from the Fahie administration’s lack of planning and reflects poorly on BVI. Yesterday, the BVI Ports Authority announced that the reopening of the […]

by / on February 25, 2021 at 12:33 PM /