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Archive for November, 2021

Three men accused of assisting 28 illegal immigrants

Three men accused of assisting 28 illegal immigrants

Two men accused of illegal entry as well as assisting and harbouring 28 illegal immigrants in the territory are facing a possible fine of up to $100,000 or 10-years imprisonment if found guilty of the crimes. The two men, 31-year-old […]

by / on November 30, 2021 at 3:17 PM /
Rihanna named national hero as Barbados severs ties with Britain

Rihanna named national hero as Barbados severs ties with Britain

Barbados has named Rihanna a national hero of the Caribbean island. Prime Minister Mia Mottley made the announcement in Bridgetown last evening during a ceremony to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and officially become a republic. […]

by / on November 30, 2021 at 9:51 AM /
Working committees in UK & BVI set up to move ganja bill forward

Working committees in UK & BVI set up to move ganja bill forward

Premier Andrew Fahie’s recent visit to the United Kingdom (UK) may have brought new hope to the government’s now stalled Cannabis Licensing Act. Speaking at a press conference recently, Premier Fahie hailed the establishment of working committees as a possible […]

by / on November 30, 2021 at 7:46 AM /
Woman who miscarried details alleged physical abuse from ex

Woman who miscarried details alleged physical abuse from ex

A Virgin Gorda man who reportedly violated a protection order placed against him for an assault which resulted in his then partner losing her unborn child will know his fate on December 8. Andy Francis was on trial in the […]

by / on November 30, 2021 at 7:06 AM /
Not BVI DNA! Some locals sit and expect to get jobs — Premier

Not BVI DNA! Some locals sit and expect to get jobs — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has chastised persons who feel entitled enough to expect jobs simply because they are Virgin Islanders.  He recalled that Health Minister Carvin Malone recently said being born here is not enough to acquire jobs anymore and persons […]

by / on November 30, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
New statutory body being explored for Anegada land distribution

New statutory body being explored for Anegada land distribution

The BVI government has announced measures it says are expected to assist with the decades-old issue of land distribution in Anegada. According to a recent post-Cabinet statement, government has introduced the concept of creating a new statutory body designed to […]

by / on November 30, 2021 at 7:01 AM /
New focus on cultural education in BVI

New focus on cultural education in BVI

A restructuring of the Department of Culture has seen a new focus being placed on cultural education in the Virgin Islands. The Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said the Cultural Education Unit in the department has been playing a massive […]

by / on November 30, 2021 at 6:15 AM /
Programme coming to upskill locals to reduce importing workers

Programme coming to upskill locals to reduce importing workers

Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley said a programme at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) will be established to further enhance the skills of locals and reduce the need for the importation of labour into the territory. The initiative comes […]

by / on November 29, 2021 at 3:06 PM /
COVID cases cause halt in all face-to-face classes at ESHS junior school

COVID cases cause halt in all face-to-face classes at ESHS junior school

This article has been updated Information reaching our news centre is that the junior campus of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) has been closed because of a COVID-19 incident at the educational facility. BVI News understands that at least two […]

by / on November 29, 2021 at 8:02 AM /
Immigration bottleneck ‘a good problem to have’ — Premier

Immigration bottleneck ‘a good problem to have’ — Premier

Tourists have been complaining about the BVI’s capacity to process travellers at the West End Ferry dock, and Premier Andrew Fahie has described those bottleneck concerns as ‘a good problem’. Tourists and boat operators were recently held up at the […]

by / on November 29, 2021 at 8:00 AM /