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Willock’s post-hurricane claims to COI “pure fabrication” — Matthews

Willock’s post-hurricane claims to COI “pure fabrication” — Matthews

Former Police Commissioner, Michael Matthews, has lambasted House of Assembly Speaker, Julian Willock for what he termed as “pure fabrication” in a statement Willock submitted to the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recently. The former top cop was referencing a specific […]

by / on June 29, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
OneMart’s unvaccinated staff sent into quarantine

OneMart’s unvaccinated staff sent into quarantine

The management of OneMart Supermarket in Purcell Estate has asked all its unvaccinated employees to quarantine at home until further notice. This decision was taken “in the interest of the safety of all staff and customers” because two members of […]

by / on June 29, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
Alert: Public Health Unit contact-tracing for possible COVID exposure

Alert: Public Health Unit contact-tracing for possible COVID exposure

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Health & Social Development: The Public Health Unit is actively looking for persons who may have come in contact with a COVID-19 positive case. All persons who have attended the following […]

by / on June 28, 2021 at 4:12 PM /
Penn calls for law allowing removal of non-performing elected reps

Penn calls for law allowing removal of non-performing elected reps

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn said he wants what is known as ‘recall legislation’ to be implemented for non-performing legislators in the BVI. A political recall is a process by which citizens can remove elected officials from office before their term […]

by / on June 28, 2021 at 10:22 AM /
‘Not my role’, says Fahie on making Skelton Cline’s contract public

‘Not my role’, says Fahie on making Skelton Cline’s contract public

After months of promises to have the government’s contract with Claude Skelton Cline made public, Premier Andrew Fahie has still not been able to make this a reality. During a press briefing held late last week, the Premier was asked […]

by / on June 28, 2021 at 9:32 AM /
Governor’s statement puts assent of Whistleblower Act in doubt

Governor’s statement puts assent of Whistleblower Act in doubt

The Whistleblower Act 2021 that passed through the House of Assembly (HOA) this month might be in danger of not receiving immediate assent from the governor who must approve all bills for them to become law. The legislation seeks to […]

by / on June 28, 2021 at 8:58 AM /
Officer rotation critical to avoid corruption in Customs — Smith

Officer rotation critical to avoid corruption in Customs — Smith

Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Customs, Wade Smith, has assured the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) that there are robust measures in place to eliminate corruption among his ranks. While giving evidence before the COI recently, Smith said he had a […]

by / on June 28, 2021 at 7:30 AM /
Tourist Board to develop hospitality rating system this year

Tourist Board to develop hospitality rating system this year

The BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) will be developing a system to rate the level of hospitality in the British Virgin Islands. Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement on Friday while giving an update on tourism in the territory. He said […]

by / on June 28, 2021 at 7:10 AM /
UPDATE: First cruise ship to return July 1

UPDATE: First cruise ship to return July 1

The British Virgins Islands is now confirmed to expect its first cruise ship call since the start of the pandemic in a week’s time. BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) made this announcement on Friday (June 25) after a press conference with […]

by / on June 25, 2021 at 3:27 PM /
UPDATE: Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for killing George Floyd

UPDATE: Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for killing George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, the former US police officer who killed African American George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly 10 minutes last year, has been sentenced to 22-and-a-half years in prison. The 45-year-old was sentenced on Friday just two […]

by / on June 25, 2021 at 12:35 PM /