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Archive for June, 2021

One of the political memes that has been circulating in the local social media space.

Premier, Skelton Cline denounce divisive political memes

The issue of disparaging political memes has long been a sore point in the BVI. Lately, however, the practice has drawn rebuke from Premier Andrew Fahie and government consultant, Claude Skelton Cline, who described them as divisive and vicious. “I […]

by / on June 4, 2021 at 7:10 AM /
File photo of Oleanvine Maynard and the minister responsible for Ports, Premier Andrew  Fahie. (GIS Photo)

Cabinet confirms Maynard as BVIPA’s official Managing Director

After being appointed to act in the post in 2019, Oleanvine Maynard has now been officially installed as the full-time Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). The Cabinet decided on the appointment during its May 19 meeting. Maynard […]

by / on June 4, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
Woman falls from cliff on Tortola

Woman falls from cliff on Tortola

Reports reaching BVI News are that a woman recently fell several feet down a cliff in Butu Mountain, Tortola. The incident reportedly happened during the small hours of Thursday, June 3. BVI News understands members of the Fire & Rescue […]

by / on June 3, 2021 at 4:02 PM /
The Ralph T. O'Neal Administration Complex where the main government offices are located.

Gov’t reluctant to submit Cabinet audio to COI

The BVI government has expressed a reluctance in submitting audio recordings of Cabinet meetings to the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI), largely citing legal, security and privacy concerns. While Cabinet was willing to submit its agendas, finalised minutes of meetings, […]

by / on June 3, 2021 at 10:51 AM /
Inquiry Commissioner, the Right Honourable Sir Gary Hickinbottom.

COI seeks deadline extension to report findings

The Commission of Inquiry (COI) has sought an extension of the July deadline previously assigned to deliver a report on his findings. COI Secretary Steven Chandler said in a statement on Wednesday that it has become clear Commissioner Sir Gary […]

by / on June 3, 2021 at 8:55 AM /
Accused murderer, Royden Sebastian.

Witness in Purcell murder put in protection after PI makes contact

Royden Sebastian — the man accused in the murder of Purcell Estate resident, George Burrows — has been refused bail and a witness in his case placed in protective custody after the court learned of new, ‘concerning’ developments. During the […]

by / on June 3, 2021 at 8:32 AM /
Principals Willis Potter and Kesia King. (They were not photographed together)

Potter and King appointed as school principals

Meet Kesia King and Willis Potter. They are the most recent appointees who will serve as principals in the territory’s public school system. King has been appointed as Principal for the Althea Scatliffe Primary School while Potter is the new […]

by / on June 3, 2021 at 7:14 AM /
Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut.

Prison visits halted!

Officials at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut have halted all in-person visits to the facility. The move comes in the wake of a stabbing incident this past Sunday that resulted in the death of one inmate and severe injuries […]

by / on June 2, 2021 at 4:16 PM /
Gov’t moving towards COVID rapid tests — Health Minister

Gov’t moving towards COVID rapid tests — Health Minister

The government is now moving towards implementing rapid tests for COVID-19 while seeking to replace the current nasal tests that have caused discomfort for many persons. Speaking on the VIP’s Let’s Talk radio programme last evening, Health Minister Carvin Malone […]

by / on June 2, 2021 at 9:16 AM /
One of the repossessed vehicles.

HM Customs launches intensive repossession drive

Her Majesty’s Customs Department has embarked on an intensive exercise to retrieve outstanding debts from vehicle importers and businesses that have been delinquent in payments of Customs duties for several years. In a recent interview on ZBVI radio, Commissioner of […]

by / on June 2, 2021 at 8:57 AM /