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Archive for May, 2021

Flows current Flemming Street location in Road Town.

Flow, BTC sign on as platinum co-sponsors for Carib’n Girls Technocreativity Hackathon

PRESS RELEASE: Flow and BTC, consumer brands of C&W Communications – the region’s leading communications and entertainment provider, have signed on as platinum co-sponsors of the upcoming Caribbean Girls Hack Technocreativity Hackathon which takes place on Saturday, May 8, 2021.  […]

by / on May 7, 2021 at 6:02 AM /

Assent should be withheld for Bill that censors media

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has insisted that no assent should be granted to any law that seeks to censor the media in the execution of their duties or restricts persons from expressing their democratic rights. Penn was commenting on the […]

by / on May 6, 2021 at 3:31 PM /
Inge Smidts, CEO of C&W

Cable & Wireless Calls for More Girls in ICT

PRESS RELASE: Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), parent company of Flow and BTC, in the Caribbean, is calling for more girls to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as the company observes International Girls in ICT Day […]

by / on May 6, 2021 at 9:36 AM /

Malone’s ‘fake’ move

After receiving some amount of public backlash, Health Minister Carvin Malone has dismissed as “fake news” a BVI News report that Cabinet will consider whether mandatory vaccination should be implemented locally. Malone had given indications about plans to make those […]

by / on May 6, 2021 at 8:27 AM /
The Ralph T. O'Neal Administration Complex where the main government offices are located.

COI requests AG’s submissions on transcript of hearing

Sir Gary Hickinbottom, the sole Commissioner of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), has invited the Attorney General Dawn Smith to make submissions as to why he should not publish the full transcript of the Commission’s first hearing held on May […]

by / on May 6, 2021 at 7:50 AM /
Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Marlon Penn.

PENN: Gov’t misrepresenting projected profits from cannabis bill

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has accused the Premier of misrepresenting projected figures that will come from the cannabis industry if the Cannabis Licensing Act was to be given assent. The Act, which was passed in the House of Assembly, did […]

by / on May 6, 2021 at 7:30 AM /
Kye Rymer

Foolish crimes for a few dollars

Works Minister Kye Rymer has denounced the growing spate of crime that is being seen in the territory recently and urged residents come forward with information that can lead to the resolution of unsolved murders.  “Crime to me and this […]

by / on May 6, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
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NAGICO, Rotary partner to donate wheelchairs to BVIPA

NAGICO Insurances has partnered with the Rotary Club of Central Tortola to donate four wheelchairs to the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). Explaining the donation, the local insurer said in a media release that the company recognises the important role the […]

by / on May 6, 2021 at 6:04 AM /
Two more charged in connection to robbery-homicide! 7 now implicated

Two more charged in connection to robbery-homicide! 7 now implicated

An additional two males have been charged in connection to the robbery that resulted in the death of Catherine Pickering on April 18. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) yesterday charged 20-year-old K’Shoy Alexander of the Valley and 18-year-old […]

by / on May 5, 2021 at 12:41 PM /
Health Minister Carvin Malone

About-turn? Cabinet to now consider mandatory vaccination

Just as the territory is expected to reopen its borders fully in the coming weeks, the government will now be considering whether mandatory vaccination should be implemented locally. Speaking on the Virgin Islands Party’s Let’s Talk radio programme last evening […]

by / on May 5, 2021 at 8:24 AM /