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Archive for June, 2021

de Castro suggests need for legislative campaign-finance fixes

de Castro suggests need for legislative campaign-finance fixes

First-term legislator Sharie de Castro suggested that there is a need for legislative improvements in campaign-financing as well as transparency and accountability in governance. The legislator made the suggestions while giving evidence before the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) Monday. […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 9:54 AM /
Top jobs in Health Ministry being advertised

Top jobs in Health Ministry being advertised

The government has announced vacancies for two top positions in the Ministry of Health. The vacancies are for the Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the government. Dr Irad […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 9:01 AM /
Gov’t used template for Register of Interest responses to COI

Gov’t used template for Register of Interest responses to COI

Members of the government have reportedly met and agreed to coordinate their responses to the Commission of Inquiry’s (COI) questions related to the House of Assembly’s (HOA) Register of Interests. The disclosure was made during evidence given by first-term legislator, […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 7:51 AM /
Willock chided for COI absence, criticises Commissioner Gary

Willock chided for COI absence, criticises Commissioner Gary

House Speaker Julian Willock was chastised on Monday after being absent and neglecting to respond to a summons for him to appear before the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI). Through attorney Richard Rowe, Willock was told he was in breach […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
Ritter-Freeman appointed to represent governor on RDA board

Ritter-Freeman appointed to represent governor on RDA board

Former Acting Chief Immigration Officer and Deputy Secretary in the Premier’s Office, Geraldine Ritter-Freeman has been appointed to sit on the board of the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA). Ritter-Freeman was appointed to serve as the Governor’s Representative. This is […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 6:01 AM /
Time is running out! Residents have till July 3 to get first dose of vaccine

Time is running out! Residents have till July 3 to get first dose of vaccine

Unvaccinated residents now only have less than a month to get their jabs before the current batch of AstraZeneca vaccines in the territory expires and loses its viability. The BVI has an overall capacity to vaccinate 17,000 persons but up […]

by / on June 14, 2021 at 10:28 AM /
Former top cop urged bids for radar platforms after EZ’s barge offer

Former top cop urged bids for radar platforms after EZ’s barge offer

After seeing an unsolicited offer for radar platforms from EZ Shipping’s owner, Clyde Chalwell, former Police Commissioner Michael Matthews had suggested for government to allow others to present bids. Government had hired the shipping company to host radar equipment to […]

by / on June 14, 2021 at 10:03 AM /
Malone promises to probe reported ‘airport child separation’ incident

Malone promises to probe reported ‘airport child separation’ incident

Health & Social Development Minister Carvin Malone has promised to investigate a complaint regarding a woman that was allegedly separated from her infant child after being asked to leave the BVI to change employers recently. The issue which was first raised […]

by / on June 14, 2021 at 8:54 AM /
Protestors get greater support in second motorcade

Protestors get greater support in second motorcade

A protest motorcade initially staged in response to the House of Assembly’s (HOA) proposed special insurance plan for active and retired legislators, has been met with greater support in its second bid. In the near three-hour long motorcade that wound […]

by / on June 14, 2021 at 8:44 AM /
BVI seeing surge in fish poisoning

BVI seeing surge in fish poisoning

The British Virgin Islands is experiencing an increase in Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP). According to National Epidemiologist, Harmony Massiah CFP is not uncommon in tropical and sub-tropical areas and is mainly associated with the consumption of big coral reef fish […]

by / on June 14, 2021 at 7:05 AM /