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Archive for March, 2021

Acting Managing Director of the BVIPA, Oleavine Maynard.

Increased fees will help BVIPA to meet int’l standards

Officials at the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) have revealed that the BVI would be in danger of losing its international shipping certification if it didn’t increase fees which will provide the money to upgrade its facilities. In an interview with […]

by / on March 30, 2021 at 12:11 PM /
Contributed photo showing the inside of the Be YOUth Centre.

Gov’t launches youth centre to engage young people territory-wide

The Department of Youth Affairs & Sports is launching a youth centre on April 9. This facility — which is branded the Be YOUth Centre — is being described as a space where young persons across the Virgin Islands can […]

by / on March 30, 2021 at 6:28 AM /
Mark Vanterpool buys Pusser’s

Mark Vanterpool buys Pusser’s

Local businessman and legislator, Mark Vanterpool has purchased the popular chain of restaurants and stores, Pusser’s British West Indies Limited. Vanterpool, who owns the One Mart Supermarket Group, acquired the business last week. He said some of his investment advisors said […]

by / on March 29, 2021 at 3:18 PM /
Gov’t seeks to eradicate “fronting” in the business community!

Gov’t seeks to eradicate “fronting” in the business community!

The government has announced that its proposed Business Licensing Act (2020) will seek to eradicate “fronting” — something often done by persons who want to circumvent the law when opening new businesses in the territory. In the BVI, fronting is said […]

by / on March 29, 2021 at 7:48 AM /
Myron Walwyn.

Most of the BVI’s hillside ‘big houses’ came through hard work

Amid the call for the BVI to clamp down on individuals with unexplained wealth, former legislator Myron Walwyn said some members of the public are using the opportunity to question the hard work of Virgin Islanders who have hillside mansions. […]

by / on March 29, 2021 at 7:45 AM /

Gov’t to introduce overnight quarantine if vaccinations increase

Once the number of vaccinations in the territory gets to a certain threshold, persons travelling to the BVI will only be required to quarantine overnight, if at all. Under the current protocols, persons are generally required to quarantine for four […]

by / on March 29, 2021 at 7:40 AM /
Petr Kellner (Photo Credit:

Czech Billionaire with strong ties to VG dies in helicopter crash

Czech Republic billionaire and long-time Virgin Gorda resident, Petr Kellner was killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska on Saturday. PPF Group, the investment company that Kellner co-founded, confirmed his death in a statement on Monday. Four others were killed […]

by / on March 29, 2021 at 7:35 AM /
Country Manager for Flow, BVI Ravindra Maywahlall. (BVI News photo)

Flow introduces faster internet speeds

Telecommunications giant, Flow is now introducing faster internet speeds as well as family-type plans to local consumers. Flow announced the roll-out of these initiatives at a press conference last Thursday. Country Manager for Flow, Ravindra Maywahlall said internet consumers can […]

by / on March 29, 2021 at 7:17 AM /
Sailing boat in a sea, yachting, sailing, travel and active lifestyle concept

BVI looking to expand into ‘expedition cruising’

The government is making considerations for the BVI to expand its tourism product into expedition cruising. This type of cruising is much like the traditional cruise industry but evolves around small vessels, luxury cruise yachts, expedition ships and classic sailing […]

by / on March 29, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
Teen arrested for burglary, damaging business cameras

Teen arrested for burglary, damaging business cameras

An 18-year-old male of no fixed place of abode has been arrested and charged for burglary and multiple incidents of criminal damage. A media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on Monday alleges that the teen criminally […]

by / on March 29, 2021 at 6:38 AM /