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Archive for February, 2021

Vessel docked at the ferry terminal in Road Town.

RT ferry terminal reopening now pushed to mid-April

The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has yet again decided to delay the reopening of local seaports to international traffic. Listing multiple reasons for its decisions, the BVIPA announced the deferral in a late-evening statement on Wednesday. It said: “The BVI […]

by / on February 25, 2021 at 7:42 AM /
Cindy Rosan-Jones

‘Premier lodged police complaint against me’, Rosan-Jones claims

Former employee of the state-owned BVI Tourist Board and host of the Cut Deep talk show, Cindy Rosan-Jones was allegedly warned by police because one of her Facebook posts was deemed threatening to Premier Andrew Fahie. On the February 22 […]

by / on February 25, 2021 at 7:28 AM /
Local businessman, Allington 'Gumption' Creque.

Upbeat! VG businessman talks tourism on the sister island

With the number of active COVID-19 cases in the BVI down to zero, at least one local tourism stakeholder on Virgin Gorda is now upbeat about seeing a boost in tourism pretty soon. Businessman Allington ‘Gumption’ Creque who owns and […]

by / on February 25, 2021 at 6:40 AM /
Premier Fahie getting vaccinated for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Premier takes COVID-19 vaccine!

Premier Andrew Fahie has now made good on his promise to get vaccinated for COVID-19. He was jabbed with the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Capoon’s Bay Clinic in his constituency Wednesday morning, February 24. The Premier did so in the […]

by / on February 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM /
The United Nations flag

UN group launches blueprint to tackle global tax abuse

A group of world leaders have launched a blueprint for a United Nations (UN) tax convention and a new intergovernmental tax body under the UN to radically tackle rampant global tax abuse. The blueprint was prepared by the UN High-Level […]

by / on February 24, 2021 at 10:21 AM /
Health Minister Carvin Malone receiving his vaccination

Over 6% of BVI’s population vaccinated so far

A total of 2,050 persons have been vaccinated in the British Virgin Islands as at Tuesday, February 23. Based on estimates from the World Bank’s data catalogue which places the territory’s population at 30,030, the number of people vaccinated so far represents […]

by / on February 24, 2021 at 8:08 AM /

Gov’t’s unprecedented hostility towards UK concerning — Penn

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has criticised the Andrew Fahie-led government for projecting what he said has been unprecedented hostility towards the United Kingdom (UK). Penn said while there has been some level of friction between the BVI and UK governments […]

by / on February 24, 2021 at 8:01 AM /
Claude Skelton Cline

How can frontline workers refuse COVID vaccines?

Public commentator and government consultant Claude Skelton Cline has decried the reported decision of some essential workers who’ve refused to take Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine. He has now questioned whether the BVI should consider making the vaccines mandatory for those deemed […]

by / on February 24, 2021 at 7:35 AM /
Government legislator, Shereen Flax Charles.

Virgin Islands Trade Commission to take business to another level

The government yesterday launched the Virgin Islands Trade Commission, a statutory agency tasked with developing policies, programmes and initiatives to improve trade relations of the BVI. The agency will also be tasked with undertaking ventures to increase investments, private sector […]

by / on February 24, 2021 at 7:25 AM /
Image of the field fire in Paraquita Bay.

UPDATE: Field fire destroys over 100 bales of recyclables and aluminium

More than a hundred bales of recyclable plastics and aluminium were destroyed in the massive fire that spread across a large field near the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay Tuesday night. This is according to Green VI […]

by / on February 24, 2021 at 6:48 AM /