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PREMIER: Other supermarkets got COVID contracts from gov’t too

PREMIER: Other supermarkets got COVID contracts from gov’t too

Premier Andrew Fahie has rushed to the defence of Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool, saying the legislator’s supermarket isn’t the only one that got business from the government during the territory-wide COVID-19 shutdown earlier this year. Vanterpool’s supermarket, OneMart Superstore […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 8:34 AM /
Banks need to do better!

Banks need to do better!

Premier Andrew Fahie has lashed the territory’s banking sector, saying some need to do a better job at creating “stimulus” programmes to assist residents during these hard times. Speaking in the House of Assembly on September 22, the Premier said […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 8:22 AM /
Ministry tackles $2M in outstanding invoices! Some span a decade

Ministry tackles $2M in outstanding invoices! Some span a decade

The Ministry of Transportation, Works & Utilities has accumulated more than $2 million in outstanding invoices from vendors who rendered services that date back more than a decade ago, in at least one instance. This is according to the portfolio […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 8:03 AM /
Hospital receives full accreditation from international body

Hospital receives full accreditation from international body

The Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital has now achieved full accreditation status from the international accrediting body, DNVL — Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany). The state-own hospital has gotten accreditation for three years and is the first […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 7:38 AM /
Premier commits to ‘publicly accessible registers’ despite reservations

Premier commits to ‘publicly accessible registers’ despite reservations

Premier Andrew Fahie has formally announced his commitment to implementing publicly accessible registers of company beneficial ownership for the British Virgin Islands. Premier Fahie made the statement during Tuesday’s session in the House of Assembly where he said that despite […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 3:25 PM /
Jamal Smith appointed chairman of Labour Tribunal

Jamal Smith appointed chairman of Labour Tribunal

Local attorney Jamal Smith has been appointed the new chairman of the Labour Arbitration Tribunal in the British Virgin Islands. Smith’s appointment took effect on August 1 and will last for two years. Now the successor of Queen’s Counsels Luis […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 1:03 PM /
Preparation needed! Tech being used to manage COVID spread when tourism reopens

Preparation needed! Tech being used to manage COVID spread when tourism reopens

Premier Andrew Fahie has said the December 1 date to reopen the British Virgin Islands to tourism is to allow the territory sufficient time to have all the necessary systems in place to ensure a safe reopening process. Speaking at […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 8:14 AM /
2 of Vanterpool’s companies doing business with gov’t for over $860K

2 of Vanterpool’s companies doing business with gov’t for over $860K

Premier Andrew Fahie will today ask the House of Assembly to exempt Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool from vacating his seat as an elected member. This request will be made because the government is currently doing business with two companies […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 7:50 AM /
BVI to be made a no-anchoring jurisdiction

BVI to be made a no-anchoring jurisdiction

Minister for Natural Resources, Vincent Wheatley has said there are plans to make the British Virgin Islands a no-anchoring jurisdiction. Wheatley announced during a recent live panel discussion that the measure is a step towards helping to preserve coral reefs […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
BVI enjoys big recovery rate over last few days

BVI enjoys big recovery rate over last few days

Though the British Virgin Islands has seen a couple of new cases of the coronavirus in the last four days, the territory’s recovery rate has considerably spiked over that period. When Health Minister Carvin Malone gave his last official COVID-19 […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 7:35 AM /