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Fire blazes on Virgin Gorda!

Fire blazes on Virgin Gorda!

Firefighters and personnel from the Taddy Bay International Airport are on the scene of a fire currently blazing in the Black Witch Hole area of Virgin Gorda. Speaking on the VIP Let’s Talk radio show Tuesday night, Ninth District Representative Vincent […]

by / on January 18, 2022 at 9:55 PM /
Big plans to develop education, sports and culture laws this year

Big plans to develop education, sports and culture laws this year

Developing and strengthening the education, sports, and culture sectors has become a large part of Virgin Islands government’s mandate moving into the 2022 parliamentary year. Delivering his Speech from the Throne address earlier today, Governor John Rankin said there will […]

by / on January 18, 2022 at 1:29 PM /
Police recapture escapee Kurt Rabsatt

Police recapture escapee Kurt Rabsatt

The police have recaptured the 36-year-old fugitive, Kurt Rabsatt who had escaped custody roughly a month ago. In a brief press statement moments ago, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said officers of its Armed Response Unit recaptured Rabsatt […]

by / on January 18, 2022 at 9:45 AM /
Five more deaths reported in three days as COVID cases plummet

Five more deaths reported in three days as COVID cases plummet

A newly released epidemiological summary shows that five more deaths have been added to the BVI‘s COVID-19 death toll since last Friday, pushing the latest total to 47 deaths. The surprising jump in deaths comes as the territory has seen […]

by / on January 18, 2022 at 8:51 AM /
St Vincent approved to export medical marijuana as UK delays BVI

St Vincent approved to export medical marijuana as UK delays BVI

As the BVI continues to be locked in dialogue with the United Kingdom for the assent of its long-delayed Cannabis Licensing Act, St Vincent and the Grenadines has been granted permission to export medical marijuana. With this approval, St Vincent […]

by / on January 18, 2022 at 8:11 AM /
Even virtual court hearings being impacted by COVID

Even virtual court hearings being impacted by COVID

Even with the decision to temporarily move court cases online because of the territory’s current COVID-19 outbreak, the virus has still managed to affect the Magistrate’s Court ability to host virtual hearings. BVI News contacted the Magistrate Courts’ offices on […]

by / on January 18, 2022 at 7:36 AM /
All face-to-face schooling to return by end of January

All face-to-face schooling to return by end of January

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has informed the public that face-to-face schooling will start to resume next Monday, January, 24.  However, this resumption only applies to certain categories of students; particularly those with special needs. Other students are expected to […]

by / on January 18, 2022 at 6:30 AM /
PCR tests can show positive result up to 3 months after clearing COVID

PCR tests can show positive result up to 3 months after clearing COVID

Persons who test positive for the coronavirus can continue to show signs of the virus for as much as three months after their initial diagnosis. This is according to Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Ronald Georges who explained that […]

by / on January 18, 2022 at 6:08 AM /
CMO recommends surgical, KN95 and N95 masks over cloth masks

CMO recommends surgical, KN95 and N95 masks over cloth masks

With COVID-19 continuing its latest surge in the Virgin Islands, Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Ronald Georges is once more urging residents and business owners to wear the proper masks and do so correctly. Speaking at the recent stakeholders […]

by / on January 17, 2022 at 1:02 PM /
Who will pay? COVID isolation benefits a matter for Social Security

Who will pay? COVID isolation benefits a matter for Social Security

The question of who will compensate persons for any loss of earnings after they have been asked to isolate at home upon coming into contact with COVID-19 infected persons remains unanswered. For those asked to quarantine as a result of […]

by / on January 17, 2022 at 9:02 AM /