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$9M owed to NHI from its contributors including gov’t

$9M owed to NHI from its contributors including gov’t

Social Security Minister Vincent Wheatley has said almost $9 million is owed to the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme by its contributors. Minister Wheatley made that announcement in response to questions from Opposition Leader Marlon Penn in the House of […]

by / on July 13, 2020 at 11:04 AM /
Mounting local concerns about refunds as LIAT faces closure

Mounting local concerns about refunds as LIAT faces closure

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff With the financially strapped regional airline LIAT facing the likelihood of being liquidated, many stranded customers with credited accounts have been left in the dark on how or if they will be refunded. Liquidation […]

by / on July 13, 2020 at 7:21 AM /
RVIPF detecting a presence of schemes, online scams in the BVI

RVIPF detecting a presence of schemes, online scams in the BVI

Amid a public warning from the Financial Services Commission (FSC), the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has confirmed that there is a presence of pyramid schemes and online scams happening in the British Virgin Islands. Detective Sergeant Elvis Richards of […]

by / on July 13, 2020 at 7:15 AM /
TPP extends rent cuts! New businesses apply as some tenants drop out since COVID-19

TPP extends rent cuts! New businesses apply as some tenants drop out since COVID-19

While announcing some drop-outs, CEO of the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park Vance Lewis said tenants of the multimillion-dollar facility will continue to benefit from rent cuts for the next few weeks. Addressing members of the media on Friday, […]

by / on July 13, 2020 at 7:06 AM /
Staff at elderly homes to be tested for COVID-19

Staff at elderly homes to be tested for COVID-19

Chief Social Development Officer Annie Malone-Frett said plans are underway to conduct critical COVID-19 tests on staff providing care to residents at the elderly homes in the territory. She told BVI News in a recent interview that it was one […]

by / on July 13, 2020 at 7:01 AM /
Serious concerns! New Police Act proposing to give cops ‘immunity’ when operating under a warrant

Serious concerns! New Police Act proposing to give cops ‘immunity’ when operating under a warrant

The new Police Act that is to be implemented in the British Virgin Islands is proposing to give police officers immunity while acting under a warrant. This is one of the many changes expected under the legislation, which seeks to […]

by / on July 10, 2020 at 5:41 PM /
Effective Immediately! Minister announces new requirements needed to renew work permits

Effective Immediately! Minister announces new requirements needed to renew work permits

This story has been updated Minister of Labour & Immigration Vincent Wheatley has announced new requirements that persons will need to renew their work permits. “Effective immediately, all work permit renewals being submitted to the Department of Labour & Workforce […]

by / on July 10, 2020 at 1:02 PM /
Police can’t yet say if Peters was murdered | Concerns raised about RVIPF’s previous search efforts

Police can’t yet say if Peters was murdered | Concerns raised about RVIPF’s previous search efforts

Deputy Commissioner of Police Alwin James has said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is still probing and is unable to say whether Jamaican landscaper, Junior Peters’ was the victim of foul play. “We are trying to establish the […]

by / on July 10, 2020 at 9:54 AM /
Three years later | Loose Mongoose re-opens in Trellis Bay

Three years later | Loose Mongoose re-opens in Trellis Bay

Amid a global pandemic and roughly three years after it was severely impacted by the weather events of 2017, local hot spot De Loose Mongoose has re-opened with improvements in Trellis Bay on Beef Island.  Human Resources Manager at Loose […]

by / on July 10, 2020 at 8:07 AM /
InterCaribbean announces flights to BVI starting July 20

InterCaribbean announces flights to BVI starting July 20

Regional airline InterCaribbean Airways has said international flights to the BVI will resume starting July 20.  InterCaribbean Airways, which is based in the Turks & Caicos Islands made the announcement on its official Facebook page on Wednesday, July 8. In […]

by / on July 10, 2020 at 8:01 AM /