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Archive for April, 2021

The Police Marine Base on Tortola. (Photo Credit: RDA)

Cause of death of body found floating near VC still undetermined

The police have not yet determined the cause of death of the male body found floating in waters near Village Cay on Thursday, April 29. Law enforcers also said positive identification of the body is still being made. However, the […]

by / on April 30, 2021 at 8:37 PM /

Wheatley issues warning after group of locals made redundant

Employers in the BVI are being warned against selecting employees for redundancy based on the fact that they (the workers) are locals. Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley gave this warning against the backdrop of reports that an unspecified group of BVIslanders […]

by / on April 30, 2021 at 9:12 AM /
BVI to set up help desk at USVI seaport as number of arrivals grow

BVI to set up help desk at USVI seaport as number of arrivals grow

With the BVI’s Road Town-based seaport now reopened to international traffic, the government has announced plans to set up a passenger support station at port facilities in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands. Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement while giving […]

by / on April 30, 2021 at 7:56 AM /
Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit

Catherine Pickering was found in ‘great agony’

Details from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit, into the grisly Paraquita Bay murder on April 18 indicate that 67-year-old Catherine Pickering suffered when she was fatally shot. The senior citizen was shot in the head and chest […]

by / on April 30, 2021 at 7:52 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie. (Photo from Fahie's Facebook page)

Rise in retirements causes change in demographic of public service

The retirement rate in the BVI public service is said to be climbing and has caused a change in the overall demographic of the workforce. Premier Andrew Fahie has said the average rate of retirement now stands at 2.5 percent, […]

by / on April 30, 2021 at 7:40 AM /
DPP: Accused Paraquita Bay killers seen on camera with gun and cash

DPP: Accused Paraquita Bay killers seen on camera with gun and cash

The two men accused of committing robbery and murder in Paraquaita Bay this month were allegedly captured on cameras inside their home brandishing an AK47 rifle similar to the weapon used to shoot and kill their alleged victim, Catherine Pickering. […]

by / on April 29, 2021 at 5:19 PM /
This forensic officers processes this vehicle in custody at the Road Town Police Station. (BVI News photo)

Body found in waters near Village Cay

The body of a male was recovered from the waters near Village Cay on Tortola on Thursday. The police confirmed the news in a brief statement this afternoon. The law enforcers did not say the condition in which the body […]

by / on April 29, 2021 at 3:20 PM /
Leader of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement, Ronnie Skelton,

Ronnie Skelton appointed as Chairman of RDA board

Former legislator Ronnie Skelton has been appointed as the Chairman of the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA). He will serve alongside the other appointees of the RDA’s board which include Deputy Chairman Jerry Samuel, Sister Islands Representative Shea Alexander, Civil […]

by / on April 29, 2021 at 12:52 PM /
Health Minister Carvin Malone

Malone defends offering lunches for jabs as BVI surpasses 10K vaccinations

The British Virgin Islands has now administered more than 10,000 first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine but Health Minister Carvin Malone has had to be warding off criticism relating to how the BVI inched past the milestone. At the start […]

by / on April 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Gov’t negotiating telecoms companies’ licenses

The government is reportedly in talks with local telecommunications providers to address issues surrounding service quality, reliability and cost. Premier Andrew Fahie made this announcement in a recent statement on how is the administration is reviving the local economy. He […]

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