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Travellers coming to BVI more prepared to vaccinate than us here

Travellers coming to BVI more prepared to vaccinate than us here

Premier Andrew Fahie has indicated that persons visiting the BVI are more inclined to be vaccinated than those that are within the territory. During a press conference hosted last Friday, the Premier announced several updates to the BVI’s entry protocols […]

by / on October 11, 2021 at 6:25 AM /
Lions Club, BVI Nat’l Culinary Team partner in ‘Taste & Serve BVI’ fundraiser

Lions Club, BVI Nat’l Culinary Team partner in ‘Taste & Serve BVI’ fundraiser

PRESS RELEASE: Road Town, Tortola, Monday, October 11, 2021 – The public is invited to – Taste and Serve BVI – a grand fundraising evening of gourmet canapés, perfectly paired with fine wines, and a silent auction with a range […]

by / on October 11, 2021 at 5:25 AM /
In due time! BVI eyeing half-billion dollars ahead of cruise season

In due time! BVI eyeing half-billion dollars ahead of cruise season

The Virgin Islands’ government is hoping to get close to $500 million in value from the tourism industry after the cruise season reopens this month. The Premier and Minister of Tourism, Andrew Fahie said the government is looking forward to […]

by / on October 8, 2021 at 3:32 PM /
Skelton Cline paid before contract signed? COI probes

Skelton Cline paid before contract signed? COI probes

Financial Secretary (FS) Jeremiah Frett says the government can pay a contractor before signing an agreement even though there isn’t anything on the territory’s law books that explicitly permits this action. Frett gave that indication to the Commission of Inquiry […]

by / on October 8, 2021 at 9:35 AM /
CARPHA samples show 13 persons with Mu and Delta variants in BVI

CARPHA samples show 13 persons with Mu and Delta variants in BVI

Samples sent to the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) have shown that there were at least 13 persons with the Mu and Delta variants of the coronavirus in the BVI.  Mu is considered a ‘variant of interest’ while the […]

by / on October 8, 2021 at 8:21 AM /
Accused curfew breacher says cops are ‘unfair’ when enforcing the law

Accused curfew breacher says cops are ‘unfair’ when enforcing the law

A Virgin Gorda man who was charged alongside two relatives for breach of curfew has complained of receiving discriminatory treatment from law enforcers. Cliff Creque as well as his father Clinton, and brother Chris, were all brought before the Magistrate’s […]

by / on October 8, 2021 at 8:06 AM /
Tender waived for Top Priority contract to transport $$ to bank

Tender waived for Top Priority contract to transport $$ to bank

Nine months after the company began its duties, Cabinet decided to waive the tender process for Top Priority Security to provide transportation services for government funds. According to the most recent post-Cabinet statement released yesterday, October 7, the contract runs […]

by / on October 8, 2021 at 8:05 AM /
Gov’t enters $147K deal to assist special needs students

Gov’t enters $147K deal to assist special needs students

The government has entered into a $147,700 agreement with the Wellness Center Behavioural Health Clinic Ltd (WCBHC) to assist special needs students. In its September 29 Cabinet meeting, the government decided to waive the tender process and retroactively hire WCBHC […]

by / on October 8, 2021 at 7:18 AM /
Premier: Gov’t was not excessively lax, generous with stimulus grants

Premier: Gov’t was not excessively lax, generous with stimulus grants

While accepting that his government’s stimulus grant programme “possibly” could have been better executed technically, Premier Andrew Fahie said his government provided the grant “in good faith to meet real needs”. In an official statement released today, the Premier defended […]

by / on October 7, 2021 at 3:57 PM /
Teen among four arrested in connection to recent break-ins

Teen among four arrested in connection to recent break-ins

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has reported that it has made “breakthroughs” regarding several burglaries that happened around the main island of Tortola in last two weeks. Four suspects including a teen have been arrested and charged in […]

by / on October 7, 2021 at 12:13 PM /