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Police sergeant charged for drug possession with intent to supply

Police sergeant charged for drug possession with intent to supply

This article has been updated A police sergeant in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has been charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. He is Officer Troy St Helen who has been suspended from […]

by / on July 30, 2021 at 1:03 PM /
Marlon Penn

BVIPA deducting ‘quarantine time’ from staff’s vacation allotment

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn said he has received complaints from staff at the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) that their vacation allocations were unfairly being deducted for quarantine purposes if they are suspected to have COVID-19. The BVI experienced an unprecedented […]

by / on July 30, 2021 at 9:43 AM /

New BVIHSA chair expected to use US connections to improve hospital

Newly appointed BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Chairman, Moleto Smith Jr has a weight of expectation on his shoulders according to Opposition legislator, Julian Fraser. Smith’s appointment was confirmed before the House of Assembly (HOA) on Thursday, July 29. He […]

by / on July 30, 2021 at 9:07 AM /
Premier Fahie

Ambiguity enshrouds HOA debate in Neville Smith’s exemption

A stirring debate about a section of law that allows a House of Assembly (HOA) member exemption from vacating his seat was a major point of contention during parliamentary proceedings on Thursday, July 29. A motion/resolution to have government legislator, […]

by / on July 30, 2021 at 8:05 AM /
Cabinet to send stimulus audits to HOA despite ‘accuracy concerns’

Cabinet to send stimulus audits to HOA despite ‘accuracy concerns’

The VIP administration has used the summary document of Cabinet’s latest decisions to, once again, note its disapproval of two Auditor General (AG) reports that raised serious concerns about the government’s handling of its COVID-19 stimulus programmes. The reports in […]

by / on July 30, 2021 at 6:34 AM /
The BVI's Kyron McMaster in Heat #4 of five in the Men's 400m hurdles at the Olympic Games on Thursday, July 29.

McMaster cruises to victory in first round of 400m hurdles at Olympics

Kyron McMaster, moments ago, finished first in his heat of the Men’s 400-metre hurdles event at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Running out of lane number one, the BVI athlete finished comfortably in a time of 48.79 seconds. […]

by / on July 29, 2021 at 11:00 PM /
Government legislator, Neville Smith

Smith seeks retroactive exemption for months-old gov’t contracts

In an emergency virtual meeting called for today in the House of Assembly (HOA), Deputy Speaker Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith will be retroactively exempted from vacating his seat after entering into at least two contracts with the government more than eight […]

by / on July 29, 2021 at 8:36 AM /
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn

Premier has habit of hiring ‘political’ consultants for party

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn is contending that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government has established a record of hiring political consultants to push its party’s agenda, even before entering office. In a recent interview with JTV’s The Big Story, Penn said […]

by / on July 29, 2021 at 8:30 AM /
The Pfizer vaccine

Pfizer touts 3rd vaccine dose as BVI eyes getting that brand from USVI

As the BVI government moves to open registration for residents interested in receiving the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), manufacturers of the Pfizer vaccine said a third dose of their brand can […]

by / on July 29, 2021 at 7:03 AM /
Moleto Smith Jr. (Photo Credit: The St Thomas Source, USVI)

Former USVI gubernatorial candidate lands BVIHSA chairmanship

Former US Virgin Islands (USVI) gubernatorial candidate, Moleto Smith Jr, has been appointed as the newest chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA). The revelation was made through the order paper for today’s emergency meeting of the House of […]

by / on July 29, 2021 at 6:32 AM /