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Mark Collins appointed as BVI's new police commissioner
Mr. Mark Collins QPM formally took up the post of Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on April 19 following a brief swearing in ceremony at Government House.
House of assembly resumes after members test negative for covid-19 virus
Members of the House of Assembly have been tested negative for the COVID–19 virus after attending a funeral in March.
Gov’t in talks to bring medical schools to VI- Premier
A number of international medical schools have an interest in opening campuses in the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) disclosed during an April 16, 2021, statement on the VI's 'economic boos...
Paraquita Bay shooter 'not deserving of our trust & protection'- Premier Fahie
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie has condemned the recent crimes and killings in the territory, an issue compounded with the latest fatal shooting of Paraquita Bay resident, Catherine Pickering du...
Businesses in good standing will pay less to import goods
Businesses in good standing with the government will be allowed to import goods in the territory at cheaper rates.
Policy coming to fast-track select trade licenses within 3 days
Premier Andrew Fahie has announced that the government is exploring a policy that would allow some trade licenses to be approved within a maximum of three days.
Oversaturated USVI waters could benefit the BVI
Now that a local seaport is open to international traffic, there’s at least one positive sign the BVI’s marine industry will rebound — news that US Virgin Islands (USVI) waters are oversaturated with boats.
We’re compliant! Gov’t submits nearly 4K documents to COI already
In an effort to fully comply with the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI), Premier Andrew Fahie said his government has already disclosed nearly 4,000 official documents to the investigating team led by UK judge, Sir Gary Hickinbottom.
BVI government signs agreement to promote academic relations
In a Government Information Services release, The Government of the Virgin Islands has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote cooperation and positive academic relations with the University of Hertfordshire in the United K...
No local job access for VI's ‘Work-in-Paradise’ visitors - Premier Fahie
First announced in November 2020 as a means to capitalise on economic opportunities in this COVID-19 era, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced more details about an upcoming programme aimed at attractin...
'Drag racing stadium' could be built @ Beef Island- Premier
The Government of the Virgin Islands is advancing talks for the ‘Hung Land’ at Beef Island to expand the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and perhaps add a drag racing stadium.
HoA resumes after Members test negative for COVID-19 virus
Members of the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) have been tested negative for the COVID–19 virus after attending a funeral in March 2021.
Mark Collins takes up Police Commissioner post
Mr Mark Collins QPM formally took up the post of Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on April 19, 2021, following a brief swearing-in ceremony at Government House.
More businesses granting incentives to those who vaccinate
Premier Andrew Fahie said more businesses are deciding to grant incentives to the public as part of a government initiative to encourage more persons to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Hold banks accountable just like politicians
In the same way people vote against politicians who displease them, Premier Andrew Fahie said residents should take similar action against local banks that refuse to create favourable programmes to assist people who are affected by the C...
Premier wants drag racing stadium on Beef Island if gov’t wins the land
A drag racing sporting facility could possibly be erected on Beef Island. Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement during a public broadcast Friday evening, April 19.
Gov’t to waiver visitor’s visa for certain countries to boost tourism
As one of several initiatives to boost tourism and ultimately the economy, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has plans to lift visitor’s visa restrictions for certain countries.
Volcanic ash turns to ‘concrete’ after more La Soufriere eruptions
Volcanic ash in Georgetown, the capital of northeastern St. Vincent have turned to almost concrete following heavy rains and more eruptions on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Big increase in construction projects to bring boost to economy
The BVI can expect a boost to its economy from the hundreds of projects that recently started or will start in the local construction industry over the next several months.
Rotary telethon raises nearly $100K for St Vincent
The BVI Rotary Family yesterday hosted a telethon which raised funds and pledges totalling $92,815.82 to support the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) who are experiencing significant devastation due to the eruption of the La...
VI dispatching water supplies to SVG in first relief effort- Premier
The Virgin Islands will be working to dispatch water trucks filled with water, and water tanks filled with water on a barge scheduled to leave the Territory next week as part of its relief efforts to the people of St Vincent and The Gren...
As curfew ends and seaports reopen, Premier eyes full June reopening
After cases of Covid-19 recently spiked to their highest level in months before again receding to 10 as of yesterday,Virgin Islands leaders are forging ahead with plans to ease restrictions and reboot the tourism economy.
Rules set for commission's hearings
When the commission of inquiry was announced in January, Premier Andrew Fahie said he supported the probe but sought full transparency, including the live broadcast of hearings.
Incinerator back up after weeks offline
The Pockwood Pond incinerator is burning trash again after being offline for about six weeks, during which residents complained frequently about the fires and smoke from the landfill behind the facility.
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