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July 28th, 2020
Territory's first satellite emergency centre installed @ East End/Long Look Fire Station

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The East End/Long Look Fire Station has been reopened for some months now; however, the Rotary Club of Tortola did the final touches on the facility last weekend, which paved the way for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) to install emergency satellite equipment.

July 27th, 2020
'Finalise your hurricane plans'- Premier Fahie urges VI

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Businesses and residents in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been told to finalise their hurricane plans, should Disturbance 1, known also as Invest 92L, develop into a tropical storm, with the possibilities of it becoming a Category 1 Hurricane as it travels across the Caribbean.

July 25th, 2020
JvD lockdown lifted with immediate effect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands has lifted the 7-day COVID-19 lockdown on the sister island of Jost van Dyke effective today, Saturday, July 25, 2020.

July 25th, 2020
Premier & family test negative for COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the government continues its mandate of testing everyone who visited or reside on the sister island of Jost van Dyke following a possible COVID-19 exposure, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said that he too, has been tested for the virus.

July 25th, 2020
Feeling destructive super power dominance

By Dickson C. Igwe

The rules-based international order is on "life support.’’ The global COVID 19 pandemic has so far infected 16 million people leading to approximately 640,000 deaths. The reason for much of the preceding has been the abject failure of the Western World’s leading states led by the USA to effectively coordinate a scientific response to the deadly pandemic.

July 24th, 2020
All recent COVID-19 tests return negative for virus- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola - Twenty-one (21) persons who had close contact with a positive COVID-19 case detected in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with links to the island of Jost van Dyke, have all returned negative after tests for the virus.

July 24th, 2020
'Wear your masks & stop the whining' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator and clergyman, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on Virgin Islanders to stop complaining over the COVID-19 pandemic and do all they can to mitigate the effects of the virus in the Territory.

July 23rd, 2020
'Not right' for VI to still be singing 'God Save the Queen'- Julio S. Henry

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Tourism operator, business owner and social commentator, Julio S. Henry says he wholeheartedly agrees with statements by Claude O. Skelton-Cline; later depicted in a cartoon on Virgin Islands News Online, that the United Kingdom (UK) has its foot on the VI's collective necks.

July 23rd, 2020
Scooter rider hospitalised following accident @ Havers

HAVERS, Tortola, VI- The rider of a motor scooter was minutes ago, July 23, 2020, taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital following an accident at Havers, on the main island of Tortola.

July 22nd, 2020
Antiguan mother & children stranded in VI seeking help to return home

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Antigua newspaper, Antigua Observer, reported on July 16, 2020, that a woman, who came to the Virgin Islands with her two children on vacation, is asking for help to return home.

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