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August 6th, 2020
Opposition Leader slams decision to shut out work permit & exemption holders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The decision to arbitrarily ban work permit holders and work permit exempt persons indefinitely from the Virgin Islands “seems like another knee jerk decision from this Administration”, and speaks to the absence of a coherent plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has said.

July 13th, 2020
More motor scooter riders ‘becoming regularised’- Hon Rymer

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- There has been an increase in persons become ‘regularised’ as motor scooter riders, according to Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5), who said this is as a result of a campaign by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

June 26th, 2020
Scooter ban extended to further 3 weeks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 3-week scooter ban put in place by Government on June 4, 2020, has been extended for a further 3 weeks, according to information published in the Government of the Virgin Islands Official Gazatte on June 25, 2020.

June 25th, 2020
‘Your life matters!’ Premier Fahie tells scooter riders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on scooter riders in the Virgin Islands to comply with the road safety guidelines because their lives matter.

June 4th, 2020
Hon Rymer clarifies controversial curfew scooter ban

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial 3-week scooter ban imposed by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government of Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), effective today, Thursday, June 4, 2020, has been clarified by the Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5).

June 4th, 2020
Ban on scooters, bikes & 3-wheel vehicles from 5:00pm to 5:00am

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For three weeks, the Virgin Islands will see a restriction on scooters, bikes and three-wheel vehicles during 5:00 pm to 5:00 am daily.

February 7th, 2020
VI reportedly puts ‘hold’ on Haitians seeking work in Territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reports from the Haitian community in the Virgin Islands are that there is a ban on work permits for Haitians seeking employment in the Territory.

December 25th, 2019
Cockfighting banned in USVI & Puerto Rico


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As of Friday, December 20, 2019, cockfighting was illegal in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico.

December 4th, 2019
'Ban conch fishing on Anegada for 5 to 10 years' - Kelly Faulkner

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI- There has been a call by several persons on Anegada for government to ban the fishing of one the territory’s delicacy meat, the Anegada conch, over fears the conch population may be dwindling dangerously low.

June 26th, 2019
Legislation coming to ban Styrofoam & single-use plastics- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Legislation to ban polystyrene foam (PSF), which is commonly known as Styrofoam, and single-use plastics in the Virgin Islands will soon be brought to the House of Assembly (HoA).


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