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Archive for March, 2021

Travellers must now cover cost of transportation upon arrival in BVI

Travellers must now cover cost of transportation upon arrival in BVI

The government will no longer be footing the transportation bill for travellers who arrive in the territory and require transportation to any accommodation or quarantine facility. Since the territory reopened for visitors in December, government covered the cost of ground […]

by / on March 31, 2021 at 2:52 PM /
Having problems with RDA? You can now lodge a complaint

Having problems with RDA? You can now lodge a complaint

The Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) has launched its Grievance Redress System (GRS); making it possible for individuals and groups to lodge a complaint against work involving RDA staff and externally-hired consultants and contractors. The RDA said the new system […]

by / on March 31, 2021 at 1:52 PM /
WHO Report: COVID likely transmitted to people from animal

WHO Report: COVID likely transmitted to people from animal

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given the strongest indication to date that COVID-19 probably transmitted to people through an animal. WHO presented this hypothesis in a 120-page report released on Tuesday.  The animal whose name recurred through the report […]

by / on March 31, 2021 at 9:45 AM /
Calls for more vaccination centres territory-wide

Calls for more vaccination centres territory-wide

If vaccination against COVID-19 is the key to the safe reopening of the BVI economy, then more testing centres should be made available across the territory to make the jabs more accessible to all residents. That’s the view of Chaunci […]

by / on March 31, 2021 at 7:37 AM /
Wasted resources! Gov’t needs to centralise its technology strategy

Wasted resources! Gov’t needs to centralise its technology strategy

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has said he believes the government continues to develop scattered systems that contribute to state resources being wasted.   Penn, who was speaking at a recent sitting of the House of Assembly recently, said an example […]

by / on March 31, 2021 at 7:18 AM /
Gov’t having public consultations on Sustainable Development Plan

Gov’t having public consultations on Sustainable Development Plan

The government will be having a series of public consultations on a National Sustainable Development Plan for the BVI. In launching the consultations this month, Premier Andrew Fahie said his administration’s goal as it relates to the plan is to […]

by / on March 31, 2021 at 6:58 AM /
‘Internal review’ launched amid reports of COVID test hiccup

‘Internal review’ launched amid reports of COVID test hiccup

The Ministry of Health will be launching a “internal review” following reports that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 was given a ‘clearance letter’ that indicated a negative test result. Reports are that this COVID patient is the person […]

by / on March 30, 2021 at 2:35 PM /
Health Ministry contact tracing as funeral home temporarily closes

Health Ministry contact tracing as funeral home temporarily closes

The Ministry of Health has commenced a contact tracing operation amid news that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral at the Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church last Saturday, March 27. Health Minister Carvin Malone told BVI […]

by / on March 30, 2021 at 1:10 PM /
Vanterpool to pay severance to Pusser’s employees

Vanterpool to pay severance to Pusser’s employees

Now that Pusser’s British West Indies has been sold, what will happen to the staff of more than 100 employees that worked at the restaurant? While the full plan post-acquisition is not yet clear to BVI News, the buyer, Mark […]

by / on March 30, 2021 at 12:16 PM /
Long wait for COVID results frustrating some travellers?

Long wait for COVID results frustrating some travellers?

Chaunci Cline, one of the leaders of the BVI Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association’s (BVICCHA) said the long wait for COVID-19 test results has frustrated some travellers and poses threat to the BVI’s reputation as a premier tourism destination. […]

by / on March 30, 2021 at 12:13 PM /