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Police say they caught burglar in the act

Police say they caught burglar in the act

A burglar was arrested by the East End Police after he gained illegal access to a business establishment in the James Young area. The burglar, who was identified as 44-year-old Germaine Wattley of a Chapel Hill residence, was charged with […]

by / on October 12, 2021 at 11:45 AM /
My ministry but Ralph O’Neal had final say in CSC’s contract — Fahie

My ministry but Ralph O’Neal had final say in CSC’s contract — Fahie

Premier Andrew Fahie has told the Commission of Inquiry (COI) that although the Neighbourhood Partnership Project (NPP) was under his Education Ministry at the time, it was run by former Premier, the late Ralph T. O’Neal.  The controversial project, executed […]

by / on October 12, 2021 at 8:42 AM /
‘Disorderly’ fireman fined after curfew breach, assaulting police

‘Disorderly’ fireman fined after curfew breach, assaulting police

A local firefighter has been fined $1,950 in the Magistrate Court for offences stemming from a breach of curfew hours. The 24-year-old fireman pleaded guilty to breach of curfew, disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer, failure to comply with […]

by / on October 12, 2021 at 8:25 AM /
No gov’t could survive this COI and its terms  — Premier

No gov’t could survive this COI and its terms — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has said he does not believe any government can be subjected to the rigorous scrutiny that comes with this ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) and remain intact.  He shared that view when he appeared before the COI […]

by / on October 12, 2021 at 7:50 AM /
Digital COVID certificate platform officially launched

Digital COVID certificate platform officially launched

The government has officially launched its digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate programme. The National COVID-19 digital platform is called BVIDigiCert and it was launched by the Ministry of Health and Social Development in conjunction with the Department of Information Technology. People […]

by / on October 12, 2021 at 6:55 AM /
Almost 90% occupancy! Demand still high for Pier Park tenancy

Almost 90% occupancy! Demand still high for Pier Park tenancy

Tenancy at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park is nearly at 90 percent capacity despite the economic problems stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the Tourism Update press conference on Friday, October 8, Chief Executive Officer of the […]

by / on October 12, 2021 at 6:14 AM /
VG resident gets new home under housing recovery initiative

VG resident gets new home under housing recovery initiative

Virgin Gorda resident Judy-Ann Steven has expressed her gratitude to the government after she collected the keys to her new home on October 5. Steven received assistance under the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme. She was able to receive a grant […]

by / on October 11, 2021 at 5:17 PM /
RVIPF community officers make their mark

RVIPF community officers make their mark

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). The recently dispatched community officers are again moving around and making their mark within the assigned communities. Acting Deputy Commissioner Jacqueline Vanterpool says the COVID-19 outbreak […]

by / on October 11, 2021 at 3:10 PM /
Auditor General blocked because Premier’s PS felt audit was too early

Auditor General blocked because Premier’s PS felt audit was too early

Permanent Secretary (PS) within the Premier’s Office, Dr Carolyn O’Neal-Morton has revealed that the Auditor General (AG) was stymied from auditing the government’s COVID assistance grants because the PS did not feel it was the AG’s turn. In a report […]

by / on October 11, 2021 at 8:17 AM /
Big plans for sister islands airports! Night flights to Anegada coming

Big plans for sister islands airports! Night flights to Anegada coming

Residents can expect more flights through Virgin Gorda and Anegada airports because of rehabilitation works being done by the government as it prepares for the upcoming tourist season. According to Premier Andrew Fahie, the beautification and rehabilitation project at the […]

by / on October 11, 2021 at 7:52 AM /