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October 28th, 2020
Estimated $450 per tourist for COVID-19 testing & GPS bracelet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tourists to the Virgin Islands (VI) can expect to pay an estimated $450 per person for all local COVID-19 testing and the associated GPS tracking device, should the government move forward with its current reopening protocols from December 1, 2020.

October 26th, 2020
GPS tracking & multiple COVID-19 tests for VI tourists

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tourists who arrive in the Virgin Islands (VI) from December 1, 2020, will be required to meet strict requirements, including GPS tracking and multiple instances of COVID-19 testing, before they are allowed unrestricted access to the territory.

October 26th, 2020
‘Not everyone is crying out to rush back into the classrooms’- Dr Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries, and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (D7) says that, contrary to the picture of disaster being painted by some for political gains, COVID-19 online schooling has been a moderate success.

October 25th, 2020
Gov't takes Tourism Certification Programme to Sister Islands

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Ahead of the December 1, 2020, reopening of the tourism sector in the Virgin Islands (VI), the Andrew A. Fahie-led administration is pushing for the certification of persons working in the sector through a programme with the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

October 24th, 2020
St Ursula Holiday lime ends in bloody brawl @ VG bar

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - A Virgin Gorda man was yesterday, October 23, 2020, taken to the Nurse Iris O'Neal Medical facility after a brutal beating by two men while at a social event for the St Ursula Holiday on Lee Road, Virgin Gorda.

October 24th, 2020
VIYP Premier Kevin S. Fahie hailed as young role model

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly sworn-in Virgin Islands Youth Parliament (VIYP) Shadow Premier, Mr Kevin S. Fahie has been hailed as a youth role model by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a social media tribute today, Saturday, October 24, 2020.

October 24th, 2020
‘We are not so much expecting an apology’ - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator and clergyman, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says he no longer expects that the outgoing Governor, H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert will apologise for statements made regarding paying reparations to the VI, however, he will continue to hold his ‘feet to the fire’ on behalf of the territory’s ancestors.

October 22nd, 2020
Food security under threat with pandemic - Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator and radio host Cromwell Smith aka ‘Edju En ka’ believes the Virgin Islands (VI) import driven food security is now under threat, should countries decide they will not export foods to the territory as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 22nd, 2020
Current VI curfew extended to Thursday, Nov 5, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The October 7, 2020, curfew order which allowed businesses to open from 05:00 am to midnight has been extended to Thursday, November 5, 2020, via a new curfew order (no. 36) of 2020, gazetted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

October 21st, 2020
Bar fights, incidents adding to already stressed situation– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and government consultant, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on local bar and pub owners to put more security measures in place to prevent fights and other negative incidents on their premises.


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