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April 2nd, 2020
SSB needs to step up in this crisis, says Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Medical Doctor and proprietor of Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool says while he had committed to paying his staff for the first 6-day curfew in the Virgin Islands, with the new extended curfew taking effect in the territory, he said it will now add pressure on him and the business community to sustain employees.

April 2nd, 2020
No funerals just burials allowed today through Saturday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The COVID-19 pandemic is even ‘affecting the dead’, as no funerals to allow for any mass gatherings will be allowed during this curfew period and burials will only be allowed from today, April 2, 2020, until Saturday, April 4, 2020.

April 1st, 2020
Banco Popular VG to reopen ahead of next complete lockdown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says banks are on the list of essential services allowed operation ahead of a complete COVID-19 lockdown on Saturday evening, April 4, 2020 through Thursday, April 16, 2020 in the first instance.

April 1st, 2020
'Use your masks'; Allow 'one per household' to go out – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands' Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on residents to utilise their protective face masks and allow one person per household to go out for food and other supplies during the new 14-day curfew to begin on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 6:01am.

March 31st, 2020
New 'managed' 14-day curfew begins Thursday, April 2, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Another 14 days of 'managed' curfew to mitigate community spread of COVID-19 will come into effect from 6:01am on Thursday, April 2, 2020, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) announced moments ago, March 31, 2020.

March 31st, 2020
VI 'onslaught of COVID-19 cases' still possible- Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Medical Doctor and proprietor of Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool says while the Virgin Islands is praying against a possible onslaught of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a large number of cases could still be inevitable given the nature of the virus.

March 31st, 2020
We cannot take info on COVID-19 'lightly'- Hon Melvin M. Turnbull

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Second District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) says amidst the global pandemic over the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), God is still in control and the Virgin Islands (VI) should not take lightly the amount of information and resources available about the virus.

March 30th, 2020
‘The word of God was preached’ despite obstacles – Bishop Cline

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, Bishop John I. Cline says despite the huge ‘misunderstanding’ that resulted in him being arrested for breaking curfew, yesterday Sunday, March 29, 2020, the word of God was still preached at the end of the day and many received the message of the Lord.

March 29th, 2020
‘Let’s keep faith alive’- Hon Kye M. Rymer

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- Noting that he is well aware there are many questions regarding what will happen when the mandatory 24-hour curfew ends, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) has assured that Government is working diligently to identify, develop and put in place the solutions to ensure that all the social, physical and economical concerns are kept in focus and addressed.

March 28th, 2020
COVID-19 & lockdown is scheme to 'control movement'- Bishop Cline

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Controversial Pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, Bishop John I. Cline says the global threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the accompanying curfews being implemented in several countries, is part of a grand scheme to control the movement of people.

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