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Inmate hospitalised after being beaten by other prisoners

Inmate hospitalised after being beaten by other prisoners

BVI News understands that an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison was hospitalised at the weekend after he was beaten by several inmates in his holding cell. The inmate allegedly suffered head wounds and had blood streaming from the side of […]

by / on March 23, 2021 at 7:48 AM /
Passport kiosks to arrive at airport in about two months

Passport kiosks to arrive at airport in about two months

The government will be establishing Automated Passport Control kiosks at Beef Island Airport to expedite passenger screening at the port of entry. Premier Andrew said these kiosks will be mounted in the next couple of months. “We will be putting […]

by / on March 23, 2021 at 7:43 AM /
Gov’t prepares for seaport reopening with simulation exercise

Gov’t prepares for seaport reopening with simulation exercise

The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) in partnership with other government agencies recently conducted a simulation exercise of how the Road Town Ferry Terminal will operate when it reopens to international traffic next month. This exercise comprised the Immigration Department, Her […]

by / on March 23, 2021 at 7:16 AM /
Carib’n tourist arrivals could see 20% increase in 2021

Carib’n tourist arrivals could see 20% increase in 2021

Amid reports that Caribbean tourism declined by 65.5 per cent in 2020, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said it is forecasting a 20 per cent rise in arrivals in 2021. The organisation said this is an initial forecast that will […]

by / on March 23, 2021 at 6:40 AM /
Labour suspends applications for work permit exemptions

Labour suspends applications for work permit exemptions

The Labour Ministry is advising the public that the submission of applications for work permit exemption is currently on hold. Authorities informed our news centre that the ministry is working on improving the application process and applicants are therefore asked […]

by / on March 22, 2021 at 2:39 PM /
COI team returning next week as they consider holding hearings

COI team returning next week as they consider holding hearings

Head of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Sir Gary Hickinbottom and his team will be returning to the BVI next week to continue with the information gathering stage of the inquiry. The team that will join Sir Gary include COI […]

by / on March 22, 2021 at 2:29 PM /
Police needs power to nab those with unexplained wealth

Police needs power to nab those with unexplained wealth

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews has reiterated the BVI’s need for legislation that will give the authorities power to nab people who have unexplained wealth. Commissioner Matthews said such legislation would not only stop those involved in trading cocaine and other […]

by / on March 22, 2021 at 7:52 AM /
Gov’t expects modest economic recovery in 12 to 18 months

Gov’t expects modest economic recovery in 12 to 18 months

Premier and Minister of Finance, Andrew Fahie has stated that his government expects the BVI economy to make a modest recovery within the next two years. The Premier disclosed this prediction at a forum hosted by the Economic Commission for […]

by / on March 22, 2021 at 7:44 AM /
Gov’t awards Cable & Wireless contract to install fibre network

Gov’t awards Cable & Wireless contract to install fibre network

Amid cries for better internet connectivity across the territory, the government will be contracting Cable & Wireless (BVI) Limited to install an islandwide Fibre Network. Fibre network technology uses high-speed fibre cables that are better able to deliver high-speed data […]

by / on March 22, 2021 at 7:03 AM /
Police need power to hold suspects longer than a day

Police need power to hold suspects longer than a day

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews said he is looking forward to proposed amendments to the Police Act that would allow the police to detain suspects for a longer time, even if they are not charged with an offence. Holding suspects for […]

by / on March 22, 2021 at 6:06 AM /