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Archive for May, 2021

National Epidemiologist Harmonie Brewley-Massiah.

Health officials probe causal factors of COVID surge at RT Ferry Dock

Health officials are said to be examining factors that might have caused a reported surge in coronavirus cases from passengers travelling through the Road Town Ferry Dock. This is according to National Epidemiologist, Harmony Massiah, who spoke as part of […]

by / on May 28, 2021 at 8:33 AM /
File photo of travellers arriving at the Road Town Ferry Terminal after the April 15 reopening of the territory's seaport to international traffic. (Photo credit: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS)

Additional daily ferry to operate to and from USVI starting June 1

The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) is permitting an additional ferry service to operate between the BVI and US Virgin Islands (USVI) each day. Currently, only one round trip ferry operates between the two territory’s daily — departing the BVI at […]

by / on May 28, 2021 at 7:40 AM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Persons seeking to mislead others about ESHS reconstruction project

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has denounced the practice of persons misleading others about the rebuilding project being done for Elmore Stoutt High School’s (ESHS) main campus in Road Town. “There are some persons out there who are genuinely frustrated […]

by / on May 28, 2021 at 7:35 AM /
UPDATE: Father stabbed by son now in stable condition

UPDATE: Father stabbed by son now in stable condition

The man reportedly stabbed during a dispute with his son yesterday is in stable condition. The police gave that update in a media release Friday morning; adding that the son is in custody for allegedly perpetrating the wounding. The stabbing […]

by / on May 28, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
Consultations on new Police Act start Monday

Consultations on new Police Act start Monday

Public consultations on the government’s proposed Police Act commences next Monday, May 31 and is scheduled to run until June 9. The legislation, which has been the subject of some controversy, seeks to repeal the Police Act Cap. 165 and […]

by / on May 28, 2021 at 6:47 AM /
Not the actual scene from this morning's shooting.

Police investigating 1am shooting in Fort Hill | Spent shells recovered

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is investigating a shooting that happened on Tortola during the early-morning hours of Thursday, May 27. The RVIPF’s Information Unit told our news centre that police received reports of a shooting in Fort […]

by / on May 27, 2021 at 12:47 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Don’t delay! Stimulus recipients told to inform how $$ were spent

Amid heightened public scrutiny on the government’s economic stimulus payouts — particularly to local fishers and farmers, recipients are being reminded to provide evidence on how they spent their grant monies. Premier Andrew Fahie issued that reminder on Wednesday during […]

by / on May 27, 2021 at 12:15 PM /

No plans to adopt CDC’s ‘no mask’ guideline for fully vaccinated in BVI

As of May 2021, the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued significantly relaxed guidelines to include whereby fully vaccinated persons no longer need to wear masks — whether indoors or outdoors, in most circumstances. When asked […]

by / on May 27, 2021 at 10:12 AM /
Not an actually facility in the BVI.

Three med schools hoped for

As much as a quarter dozen medical schools are being expected to establish offices in the BVI, with some currently going through the process even now. This was the latest update Premier Andrew Fahie gave during a media conference Wednesday […]

by / on May 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM /
Cruise ship

‘Pilot run’ expected for proposed cruise bubble areas

As local authorities prepare for the reopening of the cruise industry, there will be a live trial exercise of the isolation area within which cruise passengers will be confined when they visit the territory in the next few weeks. The […]

by / on May 27, 2021 at 8:05 AM /