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Shop for 14-days! BVI going on complete lockdown in 3 days

Shop for 14-days! BVI going on complete lockdown in 3 days

Government is designating three consecutive days for residents to stock up on supplies and conduct essential business before the BVI enters another 24-hour lockdown that will last for 14 days. During this designated stock-up period, the first letter of a […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 9:21 PM /
Landlords shouldn’t be allowed to evict tenants who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19 — Walwyn

Landlords shouldn’t be allowed to evict tenants who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19 — Walwyn

Government is being encouraged to implement an interim policy that would prevent landlords from evicting tenants who are not able to meet their rent obligations because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has left several persons unemployed in the BVI. This […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 1:01 PM /
Epidemiology Report: COVID-19 could infect 89% of BVI population in three months if left unchecked

Epidemiology Report: COVID-19 could infect 89% of BVI population in three months if left unchecked

Statistics from the Epidemiology Unit has shown that if social distancing measures are not properly adhered in the British Virgin Islands, nearly 90 percent of its population could become infected with COVID-19 within a three-month period. Minister for Health Carvin […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 11:23 AM /
143 persons in quarantine to be ‘guarded’ 24/7 — Premier

143 persons in quarantine to be ‘guarded’ 24/7 — Premier

In a bid to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in the British Virgin Islands, persons under quarantine will now be placed under guarded surveillance at times. Premier Andrew Fahie outlined this new measure during a live public broadcast […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 9:40 AM /
‘We’re not out of the woods yet’ | Residents to access more pickup and deliver services

‘We’re not out of the woods yet’ | Residents to access more pickup and deliver services

Even as government introduces a less restricted curfew regime that will run for 14 days starting Thursday, April 2, Governor Augustus Jaspert is advising residents that the BVI is “not out of the woods yet”. “Life will not be turning […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
Anegada Renewable Project could cost up to $6M, BVIEC evaluating 5 bidders

Anegada Renewable Project could cost up to $6M, BVIEC evaluating 5 bidders

Based on bids submitted by five companies, the estimated cost to undertake the Anegada Hybrid Renewable Energy & Battery Storage System Project ranges between $4.6 million to $6 million. This is according to information from the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 7:35 AM /
‘Overwhelming’ response as work to assist fisherfolk and farmers starts

‘Overwhelming’ response as work to assist fisherfolk and farmers starts

A large number of persons involved in fishing and farming locally have responded positively to the government’s plan to stimulate the food and agriculture sector in the BVI. Agriculture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said he was unable to provide the […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 7:30 AM /
New 14-day curfew to take effect on Thursday

New 14-day curfew to take effect on Thursday

Effective 6:01 am on Thursday, April 2, the British Virgin Islands will be placed under a new curfew that will last another 14 days. Making the announcement during a live pubic broadcast on Tuesday evening, March 31, Governor Augustus Jaspert […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 9:00 PM /
BVI students to benefit from free online study programme

BVI students to benefit from free online study programme

Students across the British Virgin Islands will have free access to Flow’s Study programme until June 15. A media release from the telecommunications company said the initiative is a joint partnership between the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, Flow, and […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 5:36 PM /
Gov’t funds transportation costs for VG dialysis patients during curfew

Gov’t funds transportation costs for VG dialysis patients during curfew

Seven dialysis patients living on Virgin Gorda have been receiving free transportation to and from the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital on Tortola where they receive treatment during the territory-wide curfew. Typically, these patients utilize a public ferry. However, since […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 1:54 PM /