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Archive for January, 2022

Golden gems revealed to be the latest COVID-19 fatalities

Golden gems revealed to be the latest COVID-19 fatalities

The seven persons recorded during the month of January as the most recent COVID-19 fatalities have all been revealed to be above the age of 60 years. This is according to a release issued by the Ministry of Health, which […]

by / on January 27, 2022 at 7:03 AM /
BVI Red Cross implores public to become blood donors

BVI Red Cross implores public to become blood donors

The BVI Red Cross has recently launched its online blood donor campaign to encourage members of the public to become a part of the Red Cross donor registry. In a press release today, the BVI Red Cross said there has […]

by / on January 26, 2022 at 5:13 PM /
Accused Towers arsonist allegedly issued threat beforehand

Accused Towers arsonist allegedly issued threat beforehand

The man accused of setting a garage and a house ablaze in Towers last week was said to have threatened to commit arson on the premises weeks before, according to prosecutors. Jarvis ‘Dupey’ Alexander, a 30-year-old Towers resident, was charged […]

by / on January 26, 2022 at 1:34 PM /
Election Watch: Major questions surround Penn’s leadership skills

Election Watch: Major questions surround Penn’s leadership skills

Political commentator Claude Skelton Cline has argued that tremendous questions are hovering over the ability of Opposition Leader Marlon Penn to become the next Premier of the BVI.  Skelton Cline noted on his Honestly Speaking radio show yesterday that he […]

by / on January 26, 2022 at 9:23 AM /
Ludicrous! 20 Labour Department staff servicing 20,000 workers

Ludicrous! 20 Labour Department staff servicing 20,000 workers

Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has described as ‘ludicrous’ the limited number of Labour Department staff available to meet the territory’s needs. In an appearance before the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) late last year, Turnbull said it was ludicrous […]

by / on January 26, 2022 at 9:15 AM /
Trial date set for trio accused of assisting 28 illegal immigrants

Trial date set for trio accused of assisting 28 illegal immigrants

A trial date has been set for the three men accused of assisting 28 illegal immigrants to enter the British Virgin Islands last November. Jerome Hopkins Jr, Danny Deniville, and Kaseani Skelton are expected to engage in a four-day trial […]

by / on January 26, 2022 at 8:32 AM /
New waste management laws coming to reduce litter

New waste management laws coming to reduce litter

In an effort to properly treat waste in the territory, the government has decided to enact several pieces of legislation to bring about a holistic change. During Speech from the Throne address last week, Governor John Rankin said the government […]

by / on January 26, 2022 at 8:20 AM /
Two more COVID-19 deaths as cases continue to fall

Two more COVID-19 deaths as cases continue to fall

Even as active cases continue to rapidly decline, two more COVID-related deaths have been recorded in the territory. Based on the territory’s latest epidemiological summary, the BVI‘s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 49 persons. No details of the deaths […]

by / on January 26, 2022 at 7:36 AM /
Kurt Menal appointed new Managing Director of BVIAA

Kurt Menal appointed new Managing Director of BVIAA

Kurt Menal has been announced as the new Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) effective yesterday, Monday, January 24. According to a press release from the Airports Authority, Menal hails from his most recent post of Deputy General […]

by / on January 25, 2022 at 2:13 PM /
COI’s short time frame designed to overwhelm system — Malone

COI’s short time frame designed to overwhelm system — Malone

Health Minister Carvin Malone has said he believes the short timeframe within which the Commission of Inquiry (COI) was made to operate was a deliberate ploy to ‘overwhelm the system’. The ‘system’ to which Malone was referring was government. He […]

by / on January 25, 2022 at 9:49 AM /