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Gov’t updating 20-year old healthcare legislation

Gov’t updating 20-year old healthcare legislation

Government is moving to update the 20-year-old Medical Act to bring the territory’s legislation in line with the demand of modern healthcare systems in the British Virgin Islands. This is according to Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Carvin Malone, […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 2:11 PM /
BVI in ‘heightened discussions’ with two airlines to fill the void of LIAT

BVI in ‘heightened discussions’ with two airlines to fill the void of LIAT

The BVI Airport Authority (BVIAA) has said they are ‘deeply concerned’ about the possible closure of regional airline, LIAT, and said it is now exploring other possibilities so the BVI is not left disadvantaged. Chairman of the BVIAA Bevis Slyvester […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 11:20 AM /
Over $40M yearly! NHI could bankrupt gov’t if not fixed

Over $40M yearly! NHI could bankrupt gov’t if not fixed

Premier Andrew Fahie has said his administration is now pumping more than $40 million per year into the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, which he believes will bankrupt the government if the programme continues in its current form. The Premier […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 8:34 AM /
‘I will search until I find him’ | Residents rally behind brother of missing landscaper

‘I will search until I find him’ | Residents rally behind brother of missing landscaper

A major search is underway for 50-year-old Jamaican landscaper Junior Peters who mysteriously went missing a week ago. With the help of the Jamaican association and other residents here in the BVI, his brother Direau Ricketts has been scouring several […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 8:12 AM /
Dominican Republic preacher accused of attempted burglary

Dominican Republic preacher accused of attempted burglary

A preacher from the Dominican Republic has been called before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly attempting to burglarise a private residence in Myer’s Estate. The 41-year-old accused, Miguel Diaz Aquino, pleaded not guilty to attempted burglary and criminal trespass when […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 8:04 AM /
Turnbull pledges to work with gov’t to help recoup roughly $100M in taxes owed

Turnbull pledges to work with gov’t to help recoup roughly $100M in taxes owed

Opposition legislator Melvin Turnbull has publicly declared that he will be working with members of the Andrew Fahie administration to help the government recoup almost $100 million of revenue owed in taxes. Turnbull, who is a former financial consultant, made […]

by / on July 3, 2020 at 7:34 AM /
Accused smuggler claims engine trouble caused him to drift in BVI waters, court hears

Accused smuggler claims engine trouble caused him to drift in BVI waters, court hears

Crawford Sabaroch — the 53-year-old Dominica native accused of smuggling nearly a dozen illegal immigrants in the territory days ago — reportedly told local law enforcers he encountered engine troubles and inadvertently drifted into BVI waters. He is charged with […]

by / on July 2, 2020 at 3:10 PM /
Education Ministry launches campaign to reward well-behaved students

Education Ministry launches campaign to reward well-behaved students

The Ministry of Education has launched a Positive Behaviour Management Campaign which will see a number of billboards, slogans and jingles played and displayed across various communities in the British Virgin Islands. Chief Education Officer Connie George said the initiative, […]

by / on July 2, 2020 at 12:55 PM /
Beach hours extended! Midnight curfew remains for another 14 days

Beach hours extended! Midnight curfew remains for another 14 days

Residents of the British Virgin Islands can now access beaches across the territory for longer periods. However, the current ’12 am to 5 am’ curfew will remain in place for another two weeks.  Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement in […]

by / on July 2, 2020 at 7:51 AM /
BVI residents warned to beware of pyramid schemes in the territory

BVI residents warned to beware of pyramid schemes in the territory

Residents across the British Virgin Islands are being warned by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) to beware of pyramid schemes and other related investment scams. This advisory came in a media release from the FSC on Wednesday, which warned residents […]

by / on July 2, 2020 at 7:37 AM /