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Woman alleges she was beaten by brother-sister duo

Woman alleges she was beaten by brother-sister duo

A Huntums Ghut man and his sister narrowly escaped arrest after a woman filed a police report claiming that she was physically assaulted by the sibling-duo. It’s understood that the alleged male attacker and the female victim were in a […]

by / on March 24, 2021 at 12:34 PM /
Cruise tourists prefer to interact with vaccinated persons

Cruise tourists prefer to interact with vaccinated persons

As the BVI gets ready to start welcoming cruise passengers in June, Premier Andrew Fahie is warning residents that cruise passengers are already stating that they would prefer to interact with persons who’ve taken COVID-19 vaccines. “It’s going to be […]

by / on March 24, 2021 at 8:11 AM /
What’s delaying police investigations?

What’s delaying police investigations?

As serious crimes such as murder happen in the territory, the public almost always becomes eager for immediate answers from the local police. But the Royal Virgin Islands Virgin Police Force (RVIPF) often cannot provide these answers because of the […]

by / on March 24, 2021 at 7:41 AM /
CDB says private sector needs greater role in COVID recovery

CDB says private sector needs greater role in COVID recovery

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is advising countries in the region to give a bigger role to the private sector to stimulate economic growth post-COVID-19. CDB President Dr Warren Smith gave that indication was while addressing the 10th UK-Caribbean Ministerial […]

by / on March 24, 2021 at 7:21 AM /
Persons exempted from travel ban must quarantine for full 14 days

Persons exempted from travel ban must quarantine for full 14 days

Persons exempted from the BVI’s existing travel ban on four counties will be mandated to quarantine for a full 14 days if they want to enjoy the exemption privilege. Ordinarily, BVI visitors are mandated to quarantine for only four days. […]

by / on March 24, 2021 at 7:07 AM /
BVI Finance named Best Provider Int’l Financial Services for 2021

BVI Finance named Best Provider Int’l Financial Services for 2021

BVI Finance has been named the Best Provider International Financial Services for 2021. They received this award from the international business publication, World Commerce Review (WCR), whose awards are said to be recognised as the principal indications of professional conduct […]

by / on March 24, 2021 at 6:16 AM /
Gov’t grants fee reduction, deadline extension to charter boaters

Gov’t grants fee reduction, deadline extension to charter boaters

As businesses in the marine sector continue to feel the economic crunch brought on by the closure of the sea borders, the government has announced that it is offering a 50 per cent reduction of licensing fees paid by all […]

by / on March 23, 2021 at 12:54 PM /
Commissioner confirms Rodney Simmonds was murdered

Commissioner confirms Rodney Simmonds was murdered

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews has shed light on one of two ‘unexplained deaths’ this year, explaining that investigators have concluded that Rodney Simmonds’ was murdered. Confirmation of Simmonds’ murder now brings the BVI’s official murder count to four since the […]

by / on March 23, 2021 at 8:03 AM /
Inmate hospitalised after being beaten by other prisoners

Inmate hospitalised after being beaten by other prisoners

BVI News understands that an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison was hospitalised at the weekend after he was beaten by several inmates in his holding cell. The inmate allegedly suffered head wounds and had blood streaming from the side of […]

by / on March 23, 2021 at 7:48 AM /
Passport kiosks to arrive at airport in about two months

Passport kiosks to arrive at airport in about two months

The government will be establishing Automated Passport Control kiosks at Beef Island Airport to expedite passenger screening at the port of entry. Premier Andrew said these kiosks will be mounted in the next couple of months. “We will be putting […]

by / on March 23, 2021 at 7:43 AM /