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Archive for September, 2021

Premier Andrew Fahie

COI participants should avoid speaking so they don’t tie up themselves

Premier Andrew Fahie has suggested that persons avoid speaking on matters before the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) so they don’t inadvertently ‘tie-up themselves’. Speaking at a recent press update with members of the media, the Premier said: “It is […]

by / on September 2, 2021 at 8:15 AM /
US Embassy seal

US plans to require foreign visitors to be vaccinated

The United States government is reportedly developing plans that will require nearly all foreign visitors to America to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is according to multiple international media reports published last month. The BBC has reported that these […]

by / on September 2, 2021 at 6:12 AM /
UK donates 2,000 more vaccines to BVI

UK donates 2,000 more vaccines to BVI

An additional 2,000 AstraZeneca vaccines has arrived in the British Virgin Islands. The vaccines arrived on August 31 as part of the United Kingdom government’s commitment to the territory’s vaccination programme. The total number of vaccines received from the UK […]

by / on September 2, 2021 at 6:02 AM /
Rhapsody of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International cruises has arrived in the territory for a warm lay-up. (Photo by Kamal Haynes/BVI News)

Decision time! Thursday deadline looms for BVI cruise resumption

A decision on whether the BVI will see cruise passengers for the upcoming season is expected to be made within the coming days. The BVI has been given until tomorrow, September 2 to decide whether it will accept vaccinated cruise […]

by / on September 1, 2021 at 8:16 AM /
Dr Ronald Georges

Active COVID cases double in one week! Case count now at 50

Active COVID-19 cases in the BVI have rocketed to more than four dozen in the past few days. Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Ronald Georges gave that indication during the government’s meeting with stakeholders in the local transportation-for-hire industry […]

by / on September 1, 2021 at 8:15 AM /
BVI News Photo of overgrown bushes captured in the Sea Cow's Bay area of Tortola on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

Eyesore! Taxi driver says BVI landscape not ready for tourists

A local taxi driver said although he agrees with the implementation of safety protocols for a likely resumption of cruise tourism in the territory, his concern was about the condition of the territory’s landscape. “I want to know if we’re […]

by / on September 1, 2021 at 7:10 AM /
Six to vie for Miss BVI crown on October 17

Six to vie for Miss BVI crown on October 17

After a two-year delay and a recent setback, October 17 has been decided as the new date for this year’s Miss BVI pageant show where six women will vie for the title. The selection of beauties eyeing the crown are […]

by / on September 1, 2021 at 6:43 AM /
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Nat’l squad gather in UK for football training camp

The following is a media statement from the BVI Football Association (FA). The BVI Football Association (FA) is currently utilising the FIFA International window as an opportunity to gather its Men’s national squad at a training camp at Millfield School […]

by / on September 1, 2021 at 6:15 AM /