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Archive for January, 2022

Gov’t handed keys to renovated Flax Admin Building on VG

Gov’t handed keys to renovated Flax Admin Building on VG

The government has received the keys of the Flax Administration Building on Virgin Gorda following an official rededication and handover ceremony this morning. Speaking at the ceremony, Premier Andrew Fahie said public officers deserve to have a safe and comfortable […]

by / on January 31, 2022 at 1:59 PM /
Premier not worried about impending COI report

Premier not worried about impending COI report

Premier Andrew Fahie said he is not letting the impending Commission of Inquiry (COI) report hang over his head as he is confident his government has done nothing wrong. In a press conference last Friday, the Premier said he knows […]

by / on January 31, 2022 at 1:11 PM /
Robust economy to blame for sluggish Labour Department —  Premier

Robust economy to blame for sluggish Labour Department — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has insisted that the BVI‘s robust economy is partly to blame for the sluggish turnout of new work permits and renewals from the Labour Department. Addressing reporters at a press conference last week, Premier Fahie stated: “One […]

by / on January 31, 2022 at 9:29 AM /
Duo captured after fleeing vessel with illegal migrants

Duo captured after fleeing vessel with illegal migrants

Two men were captured after they were reportedly seen fleeing a vessel containing over two dozen suspected illegal immigrants last Saturday morning. Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Customs, Wade Smith, said on ZBVI Radio at the weekend that the vessel was […]

by / on January 31, 2022 at 8:33 AM /
Accountant General changed to ‘speed up’ audited financial statements

Accountant General changed to ‘speed up’ audited financial statements

Premier Andrew Fahie has said former Acting Accountant General Anna Rabsatt was replaced by Arnold Ainsley because the Treasury Department needed to get up to date with its audited financial statements. Many people were questioning why a local was removed […]

by / on January 31, 2022 at 8:20 AM /
Premier on Willock’s legal bill: I don’t control the HOA!

Premier on Willock’s legal bill: I don’t control the HOA!

Premier Andrew Fahie has denied any knowledge of a likely reporting date for a committee he pushed to establish over three months ago to review the payment of House Speaker Julian Willock’s legal fees. “I don’t … That’s a House […]

by / on January 31, 2022 at 7:24 AM /
Murder victim identified as Jaquan Thomas

Murder victim identified as Jaquan Thomas

The man who the police found unresponsive in Apple Bay following a shooting incident in the area Sunday morning has been identified as 29-year-old Jaquan Thomas. The police said in a late-night media release yesterday that his death is being […]

by / on January 31, 2022 at 6:35 AM /
Police finds man ‘unresponsive’ after West End shooting

Police finds man ‘unresponsive’ after West End shooting

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed a man was shot in the West End area earlier today. In a press statement, the RVIPF said the police responded to a shooting incident and the man was found unresponsive. […]

by / on January 30, 2022 at 2:09 PM /
BVIHSA using local data to drive vaccination campaign

BVIHSA using local data to drive vaccination campaign

The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is using local data to drive its new vaccination campaign which was launched yesterday. The campaign features statistics collected from the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital’s Specialty Care and Intensive Units. The vaccination campaign […]

by / on January 28, 2022 at 3:02 PM /
No Virgin Islander applied for BVIAA Managing Director position

No Virgin Islander applied for BVIAA Managing Director position

Of the 60 plus applications the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) received for the position of Managing Director (MD), none of them was from a Virgin Islander. Premier Andrew Fahie disclosed this information at today’s one-on-one press briefing. Fahie said he […]

by / on January 28, 2022 at 2:54 PM /