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Archive for June, 2021

BVI’s active COVID cases spike to 49

BVI’s active COVID cases spike to 49

The number of COVID-19 cases active in the British Virgin Islands has rocketed to 49. This is up from the 13 cases reported earlier this week. Forty-two of the total known cases are on the main island of Tortola while […]

by / on June 30, 2021 at 7:58 PM /
‘Unearthed evidence shows I didn’t violate Register of Interests Act’

‘Unearthed evidence shows I didn’t violate Register of Interests Act’

House of Assembly (HOA) Speaker Julian Willock is claiming he has unearthed new evidence which he says the Commission of Inquiry (COI) “strategically left out” when he appeared before them and admitted to breaching the Register of Interests Act. All […]

by / on June 30, 2021 at 6:28 PM /
Premier goes on the defensive amid damning audit reports

Premier goes on the defensive amid damning audit reports

Premier Andrew Fahie has come out in staunch defence of his administration’s record of governance; amid the Auditor General’s (AG) damning revelations about the government’s COVID-19 stimulus programme for local fishers and farmers. The findings from AG Sonia Webster’s audit […]

by / on June 30, 2021 at 9:37 AM /
Rymer replies: Private and public roads can be built at the same time

Rymer replies: Private and public roads can be built at the same time

Works Minister Kye Rymer has described as “unfortunate”, the notion that his ministry is focusing on private roads and property to the detriment of public roads in the BVI. The notion to which Rymer referred was mentioned in an audit […]

by / on June 30, 2021 at 8:17 AM /
Positive case results in court closure

Positive case results in court closure

An employee of the Magistrate’s Court on Tortola has tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the court being closed today, June 30. According to a media release from the Governor’s Group and Office of the Deputy Governor, the closure is […]

by / on June 30, 2021 at 8:15 AM /
Two weather systems form! One showing signs of development

Two weather systems form! One showing signs of development

Two weather systems have formed in the Atlantic and one will likely be moving through the region (the Windward and Leeward Islands where BVI is located) on Friday. According to the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC), the first of those […]

by / on June 30, 2021 at 8:10 AM /
Persons who attended Bregado Flax graduation told to  isolate

Persons who attended Bregado Flax graduation told to isolate

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Health & Social Development: The Public Health Unit is notifying the community that a positive COVID-19 case was in attendance at the Bregado Flax Educational Centre’s graduation ceremony today, June 29.  […]

by / on June 29, 2021 at 5:55 PM /
BVI’s active COVID-19 cases spike to 13!

BVI’s active COVID-19 cases spike to 13!

The BVI has now hit 13 active positive COVID-19 cases, three of which were symptomatic and had no travel history.  The news was announced by Health Minister Carvin Malone earlier today, Tuesday, June 29. Malone said that as of yesterday, […]

by / on June 29, 2021 at 2:05 PM /
Gov’t inflates stimulus $$ to fishers, farmers! Most not registered

Gov’t inflates stimulus $$ to fishers, farmers! Most not registered

An audit of the government’s COVID-19 stimulus programme for farmers and fisherfolk has found that the Premier’s Office violated procedure and inflated its payments to recipients — a large number of whom were unlicensed and unregistered.  The report from the […]

by / on June 29, 2021 at 12:52 PM /
Premier’s Office deliberately attempts to block audit, COI told

Premier’s Office deliberately attempts to block audit, COI told

Auditor General Sonia Webster has issued a damning audit report which outlined a plethora of infractions committed by the governing Andrew Fahie administration. It also details several areas where there had been outright attempts to block the audit exercise itself. […]

by / on June 29, 2021 at 7:37 AM /