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Archive for May, 2021

Joes Hill homes shall not remain vacant — Social Security Minister

Joes Hill homes shall not remain vacant — Social Security Minister

Social Security Minister Vincent Wheatley has expressed confidence that all the government’s low-income housing units at Joe’s Hill Manor will be occupied once it has been completed. This was despite Opposition Leader Marlon Penn’s suggestion that homeownership for the average […]

by / on May 27, 2021 at 8:05 AM /
Anegada, JVD getting 24-hour doctor four days weekly

Anegada, JVD getting 24-hour doctor four days weekly

The government has assigned a resident physician to the sister island of Anegada and they will commence duties this Friday, May 28. A doctor will be available for 24-hour service four days per week. “This will be extended within a […]

by / on May 26, 2021 at 4:51 PM /
‘Unprecedented’ disrespect in public discourse troubles Premier

‘Unprecedented’ disrespect in public discourse troubles Premier

The quality and level of public discourse taking place about issues of governance affecting citizens of the BVI have caused some amount of disquiet with Premier Andrew Fahie. Reflecting during the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Let’s Talk radio programme last […]

by / on May 26, 2021 at 8:36 AM /
COI quizzes Skelton Cline on gov’t contracts and qualifications

COI quizzes Skelton Cline on gov’t contracts and qualifications

Government consultant and talk show host, Claude Skelton Cline has been questioned by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) about his various contracts and consultancies with successive BVI governments over the years. The clergyman was also grilled about the qualifications that […]

by / on May 26, 2021 at 8:25 AM /
BVI’s medical school likely before end of year

BVI’s medical school likely before end of year

The BVI’s long-anticipated medical school is now likely to be fully up and running before year’s end if all goes according to plan. This is according to Education Minister, Dr Natalio Wheatley. Cabinet recently approved the recommendation for Tiber Health […]

by / on May 26, 2021 at 8:10 AM /
Police installing nearly 200 CCTV cameras! New recruits start in July

Police installing nearly 200 CCTV cameras! New recruits start in July

Much resources are being invested to assist with policing in the BVI, and this is evidenced by the commissioning of additional cops and the installation of nearly 200 CCTV cameras on two of the territory’s four main islands. Police Commissioner […]

by / on May 26, 2021 at 7:21 AM /
Public distrust of RVIPF leads top cop to open direct line to himself

Public distrust of RVIPF leads top cop to open direct line to himself

Acknowledging a large lack of public trust towards his officers, newly-appointed Police Commissioner, Mark Collins has temporarily launched a personal hotline for any member of the public to contact him with information. Commissioner Collins announced the hotline and challenged residents […]

by / on May 25, 2021 at 6:03 PM /
Investment firm based in BVI sponsors territory’s Olympic team

Investment firm based in BVI sponsors territory’s Olympic team

The global financial broker with offices in the BVI, iFOREX has partnered with the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) to act as sponsors of the territory’s Olympic team for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. A media release from the BVIOC […]

by / on May 25, 2021 at 1:57 PM /
‘Fix it or we will!’ Bishop Cline blasts gov’t on entry restrictions

‘Fix it or we will!’ Bishop Cline blasts gov’t on entry restrictions

Clergyman and recently installed Private Sector Representative for the Recovery & Development Agency, Bishop John Cline has come out in protest of the protracted delay in fully reopening the BVI’s borders. He’s also raised objections to what he feels are […]

by / on May 25, 2021 at 7:08 AM /
Expats regularised as Belongers now buying land, building homes

Expats regularised as Belongers now buying land, building homes

Expats living in the BVI for decades did not want to save money in the territory because they did not feel they would be given a home here. This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who was responding to questions […]

by / on May 25, 2021 at 6:44 AM /