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Airport taxis equipped with logging system for contact tracing

Airport taxis equipped with logging system for contact tracing

Taxi and Livery operators transporting arriving visitors from the TB Lettsome International Airport have been equipped with a detailed commute logging system established to contact trace passengers, should the need arise. This is according to the Director of the Taxi […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 8:28 AM /
More officers needed to keep Joint Task Force going

More officers needed to keep Joint Task Force going

With more visitors expected to travel to the BVI in the coming weeks, Immigration officers who joined the Joint Task Force earlier this year may have to return tot their original jobs at the territory’s ports of entry. The joint […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 7:39 AM /
Police arrest men travelling to VG with over $13K

Police arrest men travelling to VG with over $13K

Information reaching BVI News is that police last week arrested two Tortola men who were found with more than $13,000 cash suspected to be connected to criminal activity. The exact age of both men are unknown but BVI News understands […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 7:35 AM /
New members elected for top positions in Athletics Association

New members elected for top positions in Athletics Association

Ralston Henry, Chantal Scatliffe, and Nelda Huggins were all victorious after competing for top executive positions at Wednesday night’s BVI Athletics Association general elections. Henry was elected as the new Vice President; defeating Karl Scatliffe 45 votes to seven, while […]

by / on December 3, 2020 at 6:36 AM /
Dozens of visitors arriving! Plenty activity on first 2 days of reopening

Dozens of visitors arriving! Plenty activity on first 2 days of reopening

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Following the reopening of the territory’s borders to tourism on Monday, the scenes at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport have been described as “very busy” with hundreds of arrivals spread across more than […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 3:41 PM /
Penn says pay increase coming for Immigration officers

Penn says pay increase coming for Immigration officers

Chief Immigration Officer Ian Penn has signalled that Immigration officers will be getting salary increases in the near future as the department gets ready to undergo reformation. “I look at Immigration and law enforcement as a special branch of government […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 1:12 PM /
Travellers could pay up to $1000 for breaching local COVID protocols

Travellers could pay up to $1000 for breaching local COVID protocols

The government has outlined fines and fees travellers to the BVI will have to pay if they breach government’s COVID-19 protocols implemented for the local tourism industry. The fines are outlined under section 13 of the COVID-19 Control & Suppression […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 8:04 AM /
US citizens plead guilty, fined $1K for entering BVI illegally

US citizens plead guilty, fined $1K for entering BVI illegally

The four US citizens who were charged with illegal entry after their boat entered BVI waters illegally pleaded guilty when they appeared before the Magistrate on Tuesday, December 1. The US citizens, Nicholas Cancro, John Hines Jr, Lynee Ann Hines […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 7:46 AM /
UK marine specialists to train local law enforcement officers next year

UK marine specialists to train local law enforcement officers next year

Six United Kingdom specialist marine police officers will be making their way to the territory early next year to join the ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force for two months to provide training and mentoring in marine policing […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 7:15 AM /
BVI Athletics Association to host elections today

BVI Athletics Association to host elections today

Five candidates will be contesting for three executive-level positions when the BVI Athletics Association general elections commence at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School today at 6 pm. Those candidates include Ralston Henry and Karl Scatliffe for Vice President, incumbent Chantel […]

by / on December 2, 2020 at 6:23 AM /