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Archive for May, 2021

Her Majesty's Customs recently tagged this aircraft with a Notice of Detention following an 'undeclared goods' incident.

Airport employee fined for accepting undeclared goods

An employee working in the tower at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island is facing disciplinary actions after accepting undeclared goods brought in by an aircraft. The employee was fined $2,500 for Fraudulent Evasion and violation of […]

by / on May 25, 2021 at 5:30 AM /
Dr Wheatley

We have fallen in love with negativity in the BVI

Deputy Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has said he believes there is too much love for negativity in the BVI and has further called out members of the media for their lack of positive coverage of the government initiatives. “We had […]

by / on May 25, 2021 at 5:15 AM /
EZ Shipping's Midnight Czar.

BVI saved hundreds of millions per day with barges — Premier

Barge operators hired last year to host the government’s radar equipment and assist in detecting smuggling activity have saved the government untold millions, Premier Andrew Fahie has claimed. When asked at a press conference last week to disclose the total […]

by / on May 24, 2021 at 9:56 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

We acted with integrity when issuing farming, fishing grants

Premier Andrew Fahie has again sought to extricate his government from the appearance of any wrongdoing in the disbursement of  taxpayer funds for the farming and fisherfolk grants first issued last year. The government paid out $6.1 million worth of […]

by / on May 24, 2021 at 9:27 AM /
Heavy rains drench BVI Sunday! Only slight chance of showers today

Heavy rains drench BVI Sunday! Only slight chance of showers today

After being drenched with rainfall on Sunday, the British Virgin Islands is forecast to see much better weather conditions today, May 24. Yesterday’s rains resulted in deteriorated road conditions that caused “several vehicles” to slide off the road, the police […]

by / on May 24, 2021 at 6:44 AM /
The Ralph T. O'Neal Administration Complex where the main government offices are located.

Gov’t granted full participation in COI

Not without some level of resistance from the Commission of Inquiry (COI), the government has been granted full participation in COI. This means the government is permitted to have a representative present during all COI hearings. This was possible through […]

by / on May 24, 2021 at 6:30 AM /
Ferry passenger limit increases to 130 per day starting May 27

Ferry passenger limit increases to 130 per day starting May 27

Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie led a delegation from the BVI into a successful negotiation with the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on increasing the number of persons travelling by ferries to and from both territories. According to […]

by / on May 21, 2021 at 9:23 PM /
Inquiry Commissioner, the Right Honourable Sir Gary Hickinbottom.

It’s the AG who’s requested private hearings for COI — Sir Gary

Head of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), Sir Gary Hickinbottom has suggested that the thing preventing live, public hearings from happening to date is the government. Sir Gary gave that indication on Friday while responding to Premier Andrew Fahie’s latest […]

by / on May 21, 2021 at 3:53 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie in the House of Assembly recently.

No impropriety in raising elected officials’ retirement package

While disregarding concerns raised about inappropriate timing, Premier Andrew Fahie has debunked suggestions that there is any impropriety in his administration’s move to make adjustments to the retirement package for legislators who have served in the House of Assembly. Drawing […]

by / on May 21, 2021 at 9:46 AM /
An aerial view of the local resort, Oil Nut Bay.

Gov’t exploring private sector anti-vaxxer layoffs

The government is said to be exploring the matter of private companies terminating workers who have declined to take the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19. A former Oil Nut Bay (ONB) worker, Gerand Vanterpool, alleged in a recent ZBVI interview that […]

by / on May 21, 2021 at 8:30 AM /