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Outrageous! Infant separated from mother at airport — Skelton Cline

Outrageous! Infant separated from mother at airport — Skelton Cline

Talk show host Claude Skelton Cline has alleged that the mother of a six-month-old baby was separated from her child recently after being made to leave the BVI to change employers. The host lambasted the Immigration Department and its policy […]

by / on June 11, 2021 at 7:54 AM /
Past and present HOA members to appear before COI next week

Past and present HOA members to appear before COI next week

A number of past and present members of the House of Assembly (HOA) have been summoned to appear before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) and are scheduled to give evidence throughout next week, starting Monday, June 14. Those who have […]

by / on June 11, 2021 at 7:37 AM /
Millions allotted to boost BVI’s justice system

Millions allotted to boost BVI’s justice system

Millions of dollars have been apportioned by the government towards a series of initiatives geared at transforming and enhancing the BVI’s justice system. According to a Cabinet post-meeting statement released Thursday, the government agreed to a proposal considered by the […]

by / on June 11, 2021 at 7:30 AM /
Duty-free renewable energy products for the next 2 years

Duty-free renewable energy products for the next 2 years

With effect from July 1, the BVI government will be taking a new approach to the importation of renewable energy items into the territory. The government is also expected to introduce a new policy that ensures all government-owned facilities begin […]

by / on June 11, 2021 at 7:25 AM /
Davies halts duties to commence special policy assignment for gov’t

Davies halts duties to commence special policy assignment for gov’t

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Social Development Petrona has been given a “special assignment” to serve as Policy Specialist for the territory’s social sector. The assignment is for the next two years but could last longer. As […]

by / on June 11, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
No test or quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers upon arrival

No test or quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers upon arrival

Health Minister Carvin Malone has announced that effective June 15, fully vaccinated persons travelling from overseas will no longer be subjected to COVID-19 tests upon arrival in the British Virgin Islands. “Resultantly, no quarantine time will be required save for […]

by / on June 10, 2021 at 5:03 PM /
Gov’t moves to amend gambling law to facilitate online betting

Gov’t moves to amend gambling law to facilitate online betting

Cabinet has made additional strides in reviewing the territory’s Gaming and Betting Control Act. A Cabinet post-meeting statement issued Thursday revealed that the legislation is being amended to allow for online gaming and betting activities. Cabinet has therefore agreed for […]

by / on June 10, 2021 at 3:03 PM /
Fireman accused of rape

Fireman accused of rape

The police have held a fire officer who has been accused of raping a young woman recently. The alleged incident reportedly happened at a home in Road Town some time Sunday night into Monday morning. Details are still sketchy but […]

by / on June 10, 2021 at 2:45 PM /
Wheatley warns of emerging mental health crisis in the BVI

Wheatley warns of emerging mental health crisis in the BVI

Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley has put in stark perspective the social dilemma of waning mental health that confronts persons currently facing severe economic challenges locally because of the pandemic. “My biggest concern is persons buckling under the financial pressure right […]

by / on June 10, 2021 at 8:08 AM /
BVI may be victim of its own success in COVID-19 fight

BVI may be victim of its own success in COVID-19 fight

The BVI’s prowess in managing the COVID-19 virus so far may lead to it becoming a victim of its own success, UK Healthcare Ambassador to the Overseas Territories, Professor Ian Cumming has indicated. Through Professor Cumming’s visit, the BVI is […]

by / on June 10, 2021 at 7:30 AM /