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June 28th, 2020
Fake News! 2 returning locals test negative for COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Contrary to reports erroneously published by BVI News on June 27, 2020, that two returning nationals were COVID-19 positive, Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) has said the two persons have both tested negative for the virus but are still undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

June 28th, 2020
8 illegal immigrants caught on Prickly Pear Island; 2 on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Some 10 illegal immigrants and a boat captain suspected to have smuggled them into the Virgin Islands have been caught on Prickly Pear Island and Virgin Gorda by local authorities acting on information received.

June 28th, 2020
Tropical Wave showing signs of development in Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic is currently showing a 10 percent chance of development, according to the National Hurricane Centre.

June 28th, 2020
Volunteers spruce up Long Look in cleanup exercise

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – As part of cleanup works on Saturday, June 27, 2020, for this year’s hurricane season, residents of the Long Look Community of Tortola in the Seventh District saw a number of bulk waste and derelict vehicles cleared from the area.

June 28th, 2020
Jesus as White should be reconsidered- Archbishop of Canterbury

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London, United Kingdom- Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, has said the church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as a White man.

June 28th, 2020
Jamaica's Governor-General suspends use of royal insignia over 'offending image'

KINGSTON, Jamaica- On the heels of criticisms that the image on one of Britain’s highest honours, Order of St Michael and St George, is reminiscent of the May 25, 2020, killing of George P. Floyd Jr by white police officers in the US that led to worldwide protests, Jamaica's governor-general has announced he will no longer wear the royal insignia.

June 28th, 2020
4,500 face masks donated to Gov’t by Drakes Traders Ltd

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) continues its fight to keep the Territory safe against the Novel Coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, corporate Virgin Islands has been joining the cause.

June 28th, 2020
Major fire averted @ Big Brother’s Gas Station

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- What could have been a major disaster was quickly averted when the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services responded to a call of a fire at a local gas station this morning, June 28, 2020.

June 27th, 2020
109 total returnees released from COVID-19 quarantine - Hon Malone

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says a total of 109 returned nationals has been released from COVID-19 quarantine in the Virgin Islands (VI) as of June 25, 2020.

June 27th, 2020
Governor asked to correct 'inaccurate & erroneous' statements against HoA

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency Augustus J.U. Jaspert is under more fire, this time, over statements he made that the House of Assembly (HoA) discussed a report that was the subject of a criminal investigation.

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