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Visitor @ HMP allegedly held with cannabis
A visitor to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, was on June 21, 2021, charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.
According to reports reaching our newsroom, Glenville Callwood, 26, allegedly had 23 grams of marijuana while visiting an inmate at the prison.
Mr Callwood, according to senior police sources, had visited HMP to deliver food to a male prisoner when he was allegedly found with the illegal item during inspection.
COVID testing policy for vaccinated US VIslanders to enter USVI scrapped
Come Wednesday, July 28, 2021, vaccinated [US] Virgin Islanders traveling back home will no longer need to take a Covid test for clearance to travel. All they've have to do is i...
Full vaccination offers almost 100% protection from hospitalisation– Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool
Medical Doctor and proprietor of Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool has pushed the benefits of full vaccination against COVID-19, underscoring that it will offer alm...
Rapid testing now officially part of VI’s COVID-19 screening process
Rapid antigen testing is now officially part of the Territory’s COVID 19 screening process. This alternative coronavirus testing option was rolled out on Friday, July 23, 2021, ...
HoA meets Thursday, July 29, 2021
After a rare month-long adjournment, the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands will convene on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
16,330 persons now vaccinated against COVID-19 in VI
The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) as of July 26, 2021, has vaccinated a total of 16,330 persons for COVID-19, representing 11,266 full vaccinations and 5,064 partial vaccination...
Inadequate funding hindering BVI’s Financial Investigation Agency
Director of the Financial Investigation Agency (FIA), Errol George, has listed funding as one of the weaknesses hindering the FIA from carrying out its work more effectively.
Rapid COVID tests start at major ports of entry locally
The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has announced that rapid antigen testing is now officially part of the territory’s COVID 19 screening process.
Challenging times but hospital not underfunded
Reports that the Health Ministry has been cash strapped and the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has seen diminished supplies have been dismissed by Premier Andrew Fahie.
Hospital staff seek counselling after high rate of COVID deaths
Staff at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital were left traumatised after coming face to face with the unusual reality of nearly four deaths per day during the height of the BVI’s C...
Paradox! Fahie blames past gov’ts for needing political advisors
A winding, near 40-minute speech from Premier Andrew Fahie did little to put critics at bay after he set out to clear the air last evening about why his government needed to hir...
Porch Life Is Back! 5 Reasons Why Your Front Yard Is the New Outdoor Living Room
Vegetable gardens, outdoor living rooms, and a place to play—your front yard isn’t just for curb appeal. It’s found square footage and a social life, too.
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