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Archive for July, 2021

Education Minister signs the contract for  the refurbishment of sections of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre on Virgin Gorda.

Gov’t awards 52 students scholarships to study abroad

Fifty-two persons have been granted government scholarships to study abroad. The Cabinet approved the recommendations of the BVI Scholarship Committee to award these scholarships when they met this month. The government will fund the tuition for these 52 applicants for […]

by / on July 29, 2021 at 6:06 AM /
Health Minister Carvin Malone

BVI opening registration to get alternative vaccines in USVI

Health Minister Carvin Malone said registration will likely begin today for BVI residents interested in receiving the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the US Virgin Islands (USVI). According to Malone, the protocols are currently being finalised by Chief […]

by / on July 28, 2021 at 9:58 AM /
"It ain't only the post of AG going in there (the constitution) as a Virgin Islander. Every single post that we have that is a senior post; that has to be attached to it" — Premier Fahie

Premier rubbishes claims that gov’t “doing nothing”, denies cronyism

Premier Andrew Fahie has come out against detractors that have accused his government of being at a standstill and of practising cronyism. Fahie, who was speaking on the governing VIP’s Let’s Talk radio show last evening, said the truth on […]

by / on July 28, 2021 at 8:22 AM /
Burial Protocols: Only immediate family allowed during viewing

Burial Protocols: Only immediate family allowed during viewing

The government’s recently implemented burial protocols mandate that only immediate family members of deceased persons are allowed to view the bodies of their dead. Immediate family members are classified as parents, siblings, children, spouses. The protocols further state that viewings […]

by / on July 28, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
Still no assent for Whistleblower, Contractor General Acts — Premier

Still no assent for Whistleblower, Contractor General Acts — Premier

The Whistleblower and Contractor General Acts — two significant pieces of legislation passed in the House of Assembly several weeks ago — are still awaiting assent from Governor John Rankin. The two Acts were championed as centrepieces of the government’s […]

by / on July 28, 2021 at 7:04 AM /
Fictious police desk with crime case records containing gun, blank photos, crime scene information sheet, cd rom, magnifying glass, gloves and police reports.

FIA bemoans cooperation issues between law enforcement agencies

The BVI’s Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) has joined in to bemoan the reported lack of trust among local law enforcement agencies in the territory. In an invited position statement to the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recently, FIA Director Errol George […]

by / on July 28, 2021 at 6:31 AM /
BVI’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 31! Active cases reduced to 584

BVI’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 31! Active cases reduced to 584

The BVI’s COVID-19 death toll has now climbed to 31 persons. The previous death toll reported last Friday stood at 25 people. Health Minister Carvin Malone made the disclosure Tuesday evening on the VIP’s Let’s Talk radio programme. “We don’t […]

by / on July 27, 2021 at 10:30 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Paradox! Fahie blames past gov’ts for needing political advisors

A winding, near 40-minute speech from Premier Andrew Fahie did little to put critics at bay after he set out to clear the air last evening about why his government needed to hire political ministerial advisers. Instead, there were clear […]

by / on July 27, 2021 at 9:24 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie (BVI News photo)

Full statement from Premier on decision to hire political advisers

Below is a July 26 statement from Premier Andrew Fahie on Cabinet’s decision to hire up to nine political advisers to support government ministers. Good day and God’s Blessings to all Virgin Islanders and residents. I wish to set the […]

by / on July 27, 2021 at 9:22 AM /
Frontline COVID-19 workers at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital.

Hospital staff seek counselling after high rate of COVID deaths — CEO

Staff at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital were left traumatised after coming face to face with the unusual reality of nearly four deaths per day during the height of the BVI’s COVID-19 surge in recent weeks.  CEO of the […]

by / on July 27, 2021 at 8:36 AM /