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Archive for December, 2021

Large events like Old Year’s Night Party will be closely monitored

Large events like Old Year’s Night Party will be closely monitored

With Foxy’s Old Year’s Night Party expected to commence later today, Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Ronald Georges is urging everyone attending to follow the safety protocols established by the Ministry of Health. The acting CMO said the ministry […]

by / on December 31, 2021 at 8:20 AM /
Cruise with COVID guests cancels call to USVI hours after leaving BVI

Cruise with COVID guests cancels call to USVI hours after leaving BVI

The Disney Fantasy cruise ship that visited the BVI on Wednesday turned back from St Thomas in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands on Thursday due to COVID-19 cases onboard the vessel. A statement issued by the cruise line yesterday said: […]

by / on December 31, 2021 at 8:01 AM /
TRC updating licensing terms as telecoms providers seek renewal

TRC updating licensing terms as telecoms providers seek renewal

As the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) reviews applications from local telecoms providers seeking to renew their license to operate in the BVI, the Commission has announced that it will make several amendments to the terms and conditions of its licensing […]

by / on December 31, 2021 at 8:00 AM /
Over 80 new positive COVID cases reported overnight!

Over 80 new positive COVID cases reported overnight!

More than 80 new active cases have been reported overnight as the BVI’s COVID-19 positivity rate continues to spiral out of control. A COVID-19 bulletin issued on Wednesday showed that there were 275 active positive cases, but a new bulletin […]

by / on December 31, 2021 at 7:50 AM /
I’m not against persons coming to work in the BVI — Wheatley

I’m not against persons coming to work in the BVI — Wheatley

Labour & Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley has insisted that he is not against immigrants coming to work in the BVI but is instead simply trying to ensure that locals have a fighting chance in the territory’s labour force.  Minister Wheatley […]

by / on December 31, 2021 at 7:45 AM /
Opposition Leader denies being on quest for power

Opposition Leader denies being on quest for power

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has denied being on a quest for power and has instead accused the government of digging a pit for the BVI through its own power-seeking behaviour. “My care is for this country and the people of […]

by / on December 31, 2021 at 7:36 AM /
Banco Popular becomes the primary bank for gov’t

Banco Popular becomes the primary bank for gov’t

Cabinet has said Banco Popular de Puerto Rico is the primary bank for the Government of the Virgin Islands and any transactions undertaken by the government will be through that financial institution. This was indicated in a post-Cabinet decision document […]

by / on December 30, 2021 at 12:59 PM /
HOA members volunteering to get tested amid COVID surge

HOA members volunteering to get tested amid COVID surge

Health Minister Carvin Malone has revealed that staff members and legislators in the House of Assembly (HOA) have volunteered to undergo COVID-19 testing. In a Facebook post last evening, Malone indicated that he has tested negative for the coronavirus and […]

by / on December 30, 2021 at 8:18 AM /
Freedom of Information Act among new legislation promised for 2022

Freedom of Information Act among new legislation promised for 2022

According to Premier Andrew Fahie, the new year will see his government introduce some new bills to the House of Assembly as well as advance the progress on the new constitutional review. The Premier said residents of the Virgin Islands […]

by / on December 30, 2021 at 8:08 AM /
Gov’t schedules a time of praise and prayer for New Year’s

Gov’t schedules a time of praise and prayer for New Year’s

The government in conjunction with several churches across the territory is hosting a prayer event on New Year’s Day at the Queen Elizabeth II Park on Tortola. The event titled ‘A Time of Praise and Prayer’ will happen from 3pm […]

by / on December 30, 2021 at 7:56 AM /