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COI: System for HOA’s Register of Interests not working very well

COI: System for HOA’s Register of Interests not working very well

A system currently in place for House of Assembly (HOA) members to report their financial interests has been described by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) as ‘not working very well’.  Sir Gary, the sole Commissioner in the ongoing COI, made […]

by / on June 16, 2021 at 8:41 AM /
COVID scare forces cruise cancellation — Premier

COVID scare forces cruise cancellation — Premier

A cruise call that was expected to jump-start the BVI’s cruise tourism industry this week was yesterday abruptly announced as cancelled. According to Premier Andrew Fahie, the highly anticipated cruise liner, the Celebrity Millennium, reportedly experienced a COVID-19 scare en route […]

by / on June 16, 2021 at 8:09 AM /
Infant in airport separation reportedly reunited with mother

Infant in airport separation reportedly reunited with mother

The woman who was reportedly separated from her six-month-old child at the airport after being made to leave the territory recently has since been able to return to the BVI and reunite with her child. Talk show host and government […]

by / on June 16, 2021 at 7:54 AM /
Tourism boost! Premier says bookings on the rise

Tourism boost! Premier says bookings on the rise

Premier and Minister of Tourism, Andrew Fahie has said the BVI is experiencing a considerable boost in tourism. He gave this indication in a public address titled ‘BVI Gets A Further Boost’, on Tuesday, June 15. “From as early as […]

by / on June 16, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
Three additional seaports reopen for fully-vaccinated int’l traffic

Three additional seaports reopen for fully-vaccinated int’l traffic

Three new seaports will join the Road Town Ferry Dock to reopen to international traffic starting Thursday, June 17. These seaports are the Soper’s Hole Dock in West End, Tortola; the Dog Hole Dock on Jost Van Dyke; and St […]

by / on June 16, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
de Castro suggests need for legislative campaign-finance fixes

de Castro suggests need for legislative campaign-finance fixes

First-term legislator Sharie de Castro suggested that there is a need for legislative improvements in campaign-financing as well as transparency and accountability in governance. The legislator made the suggestions while giving evidence before the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) Monday. […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 9:54 AM /
Top jobs in Health Ministry being advertised

Top jobs in Health Ministry being advertised

The government has announced vacancies for two top positions in the Ministry of Health. The vacancies are for the Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the government. Dr Irad […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 9:01 AM /
Gov’t used template for Register of Interest responses to COI

Gov’t used template for Register of Interest responses to COI

Members of the government have reportedly met and agreed to coordinate their responses to the Commission of Inquiry’s (COI) questions related to the House of Assembly’s (HOA) Register of Interests. The disclosure was made during evidence given by first-term legislator, […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 7:51 AM /
Willock chided for COI absence, criticises Commissioner Gary

Willock chided for COI absence, criticises Commissioner Gary

House Speaker Julian Willock was chastised on Monday after being absent and neglecting to respond to a summons for him to appear before the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI). Through attorney Richard Rowe, Willock was told he was in breach […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
Ritter-Freeman appointed to represent governor on RDA board

Ritter-Freeman appointed to represent governor on RDA board

Former Acting Chief Immigration Officer and Deputy Secretary in the Premier’s Office, Geraldine Ritter-Freeman has been appointed to sit on the board of the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA). Ritter-Freeman was appointed to serve as the Governor’s Representative. This is […]

by / on June 15, 2021 at 6:01 AM /