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Cabinet grants Belongership to 27 persons! Another 36 get residency

Cabinet grants Belongership to 27 persons! Another 36 get residency

Twenty-seven non-nationals have now been granted Belonger status in the British Virgin Islands. Six of these persons are the spouses of Belongers. They have been living in the territory with their spouses for five years or more. “Cabinet [also] reviewed […]

by / on March 5, 2021 at 8:36 PM /
New shipments confirmed so vaccinations resume this month!

New shipments confirmed so vaccinations resume this month!

The Ministry of Health will be resuming its roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations on the BVI population in three weeks. The resumption is now possible because the United Kingdom has officially confirmed that it will be sending another 12,000 doses of […]

by / on March 5, 2021 at 8:24 AM /
More business shut-downs possible with continued seaports closure

More business shut-downs possible with continued seaports closure

The BVI Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association (BVICCHA) said the April 2021 extension for the reopening of seaports is a major blow that could result in the permanent closure of some businesses. The BVICCHA was referring specifically to businesses […]

by / on March 5, 2021 at 8:18 AM /
Fake social accounts of politicians used to scam residents for $$

Fake social accounts of politicians used to scam residents for $$

Persons have been creating fake social media pages of elected officials and using them to run scamming operations in the territory. Premier Andrew Fahie, who has been the victim of multiple social media impersonations, shared reports on the scams in […]

by / on March 5, 2021 at 8:15 AM /
Leaving issues unchecked contributed to COI

Leaving issues unchecked contributed to COI

Health Minister Carvin Malone has posited that the culture of not correcting “ongoing issues” within the public service is a reason that led to the launch of a Commission of Inquiry (COI). He said leaving problems unchecked has also made […]

by / on March 5, 2021 at 7:57 AM /
Govt’s IRU not part of COI! Attorney General asked to correct falsehood

Govt’s IRU not part of COI! Attorney General asked to correct falsehood

The Commission of Inquiry (COI) has written to Attorney General Dawn Smith to correct misinformation that government’s Inquiry Response Unit (IRU) is part of the COI. Government established the IRU last month to ensure the Fahie Administration’s full cooperation with […]

by / on March 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM /
Whistleblowers will be penalised for baseless reports

Whistleblowers will be penalised for baseless reports

The Whistleblowers Act — which will, among other things, reward persons who report individuals involved in corrupt practices — was today introduced in the House of Assembly. The legislation allows any public officer or private worker to be able to […]

by / on March 4, 2021 at 4:31 PM /
Sebastian’s to be prosecuted for flouting COVID protocols

Sebastian’s to be prosecuted for flouting COVID protocols

Local hotel and restaurant, Sebastian’s on the Beach is being charged for reportedly flouting the territory’s COVID-19 restrictions. Police were forced to shut down an event at the establishment last weekend after discovering the gathering had well above the 175-person […]

by / on March 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM /
Employers allegedly pressuring workers to take COVID vaccine?

Employers allegedly pressuring workers to take COVID vaccine?

Reports that some local employers are pressuring their workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine have been making the rounds on various social media platforms. According to the allegations, some employers have “given workers” ultimatums – saying they won’t be able […]

by / on March 4, 2021 at 7:57 AM /
At least 500 a day! Roughly 15% of population now vaccinated

At least 500 a day! Roughly 15% of population now vaccinated

Roughly 15 per cent of the BVI’s estimated 30,030 population has been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of March 3. This percentage translates to 4,450 residents. They represent the number of persons who have received the first dose of the COVID […]

by / on March 4, 2021 at 7:45 AM /