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Archive for October, 2021

Businesses urged to localise their workforce

Businesses urged to localise their workforce

Local businesses are being urged to localise their workforce with qualified BVIslanders. Speaking at the October Entrepreneur Meet-Up hosted by Forge BVI, Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley said he hopes businesses start to hire more qualified local people. “Part of our […]

by / on October 25, 2021 at 7:30 AM /
Put warning labels on our food packages — BVI Cancer Society boss

Put warning labels on our food packages — BVI Cancer Society boss

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of state, regional health officials, and manufacturers are locked in a debate on whether to make it mandatory to put front-of-package warning labels on manufactured food products in the region. These warning labels are specifically for […]

by / on October 25, 2021 at 6:39 AM /
Auditor General defends strong allegations on Premier’s Office

Auditor General defends strong allegations on Premier’s Office

Auditor General, Sonia Webster, has refuted charges that she was unnecessarily excessive with the language used in her audit reports of the government’s COVID-19 stimulus grants last year. Webster suggested in her audit report of the farmers and fisherfolk relief […]

by / on October 25, 2021 at 6:35 AM /
Study: Vaccinated pregnant women pass COVID antibodies to babies

Study: Vaccinated pregnant women pass COVID antibodies to babies

New COVID-19 research indicates pregnant women who received the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines pass high levels of protective antibodies to their babies. These findings were reported in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Maternal Fetal Medicine and approved by the […]

by / on October 25, 2021 at 6:30 AM /
Too much Anegada land on the market — Vincent Wheatley

Too much Anegada land on the market — Vincent Wheatley

Ninth District Representative and Natural Resources Minister, Vincent Wheatley, has complained that there is currently too much Anegada land on the market and suggested something should be done about this.  In a meeting held with Anegada residents yesterday, October 24, […]

by / on October 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM /
Small business is big business! Flow business launched in the BVI

Small business is big business! Flow business launched in the BVI

The following is a media release from telecommunications giants, Flow. Flow has introduced a new business brand to meet the expanding needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the British Virgin Islands. Speaking at the launch event of Flow […]

by / on October 24, 2021 at 11:42 PM /
Pressure forced gov’t to give stimulus $$ directly to residents

Pressure forced gov’t to give stimulus $$ directly to residents

Overwhelming pressure from businesses forced the government into giving persons monies directly in their hand from stimulus grants it distributed last year. This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who made the disclosure when he appeared before the Commission of […]

by / on October 24, 2021 at 9:20 AM /
Evidence gathering stage of COI now concluded

Evidence gathering stage of COI now concluded

After more than 50 days of oral hearings in the last six months, the head of the Commissioner of Inquiry (COI), Sir Gary Hickinbottom today announced the conclusion of these hearings. While open oral hearings have been happening since about […]

by / on October 22, 2021 at 12:33 PM /
COI: Fahie gov’t split 60% of all major contracts into smaller ones

COI: Fahie gov’t split 60% of all major contracts into smaller ones

Head of the Commission of Inquiry, Sir Gary Hickinbottom has disclosed findings that up to 60 percent of all major government contracts have been split into smaller contracts under the present administration.  With contract splitting, the tender process is usually […]

by / on October 22, 2021 at 9:47 AM /
‘Abusive’ | Premier details former governor’s alleged animus

‘Abusive’ | Premier details former governor’s alleged animus

Premier Andrew Fahie has offered details of what he described as the abusive relationship between himself and former governor, Augustus Jaspert. According to Premier Fahie, the relationship took a turn from the start after Jaspert chided the Premier on his […]

by / on October 22, 2021 at 8:23 AM /