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Be vigilant! 8 suspected cases of HFMD reported locally

Be vigilant! 8 suspected cases of HFMD reported locally

The Environmental Health Division is heightening surveillance of early childhood centres across the Virgin Islands following the report of eight suspected cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) locally. Chief Environmental Health Officer Lionel Michael encourages owners and teachers […]

by / on August 18, 2022 at 2:36 PM /
Carrot Bay man charged for prohibited weapon and ammo

Carrot Bay man charged for prohibited weapon and ammo

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Police charged a 22-year-old man with having a prohibited weapon and ammunition after a search of his residence early yesterday uncovered the illegal items. Deandre Donovan […]

by / on August 18, 2022 at 10:27 AM /
Turnbull issues apology and moves to reinstate Climate Change board

Turnbull issues apology and moves to reinstate Climate Change board

Minister for Natural Resources Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has issued a public apology to all the members of the Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund Board whose membership – as he puts it – were wrongfully revoked in 2019. He further […]

by / on August 18, 2022 at 8:27 AM /
BVIEC fearless, will even turn off the Premier — Dr Wheatley

BVIEC fearless, will even turn off the Premier — Dr Wheatley

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has suggested that one of the factors responsible for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC’s) success as a statutory body is its fearlessness. “Electricity will collect more revenue than Water and Sewerage,” Premier Wheatley said in the […]

by / on August 18, 2022 at 8:16 AM /
Sometimes we take quite a bit of abuse — Flax-Charles

Sometimes we take quite a bit of abuse — Flax-Charles

Territorial At-Large Representative Shereen Flax-Charles revealed that elected representatives sometimes suffer significant abuse from their constituents as they seek solutions to some of the problems being experienced in their districts. However, she suggested that she is not phased by the […]

by / on August 18, 2022 at 8:13 AM /
Penn tours Bermuda to understand its waste treatment system

Penn tours Bermuda to understand its waste treatment system

As the government tries to confront its longstanding waste management issues, Minister for Health and Social Development Marlon Penn, along with a team from the ministry, is visiting Bermuda to look at the country’s waste treatment facilities. The delegation — […]

by / on August 18, 2022 at 8:12 AM /
Fraser concerned about senior citizen programme funding

Fraser concerned about senior citizen programme funding

Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has expressed concern for the government’s senior citizens programme, which he suggested was being run at a deficit. Fraser was at the time contributing to the debate in the House of Assembly (HOA) on the government’s […]

by / on August 18, 2022 at 7:53 AM /
Accused cocaine traffickers denied bail! Faces up 10 years if convicted

Accused cocaine traffickers denied bail! Faces up 10 years if convicted

The two men accused of illegal possession with intent to supply more than 400 kilograms of cocaine were denied bail when they appeared before the Magistrate’s Court earlier today.  Pedro Samuel Sr, 58, of Diamond Estate and Reno Alphonso, 27, […]

by / on August 17, 2022 at 1:29 PM /
‘Out of control’ statutory bodies must give value for money — Premier

‘Out of control’ statutory bodies must give value for money — Premier

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has suggested that some statutory bodies may need to be given a closer examination, especially when considering that they are ‘top heavy’ in their staffing and may very well be out of control.  “Some of these […]

by / on August 17, 2022 at 8:33 AM /
Gov’t must consider getting fuel from other suppliers

Gov’t must consider getting fuel from other suppliers

Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) Shaina Smith-Archer said she believes other suppliers of fuel should be sought to provide the Virgin Islands with fuel to reduce the cost of electricity as inflation rises. Smith-Archer […]

by / on August 17, 2022 at 8:11 AM /