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January 8th, 2021
‘Far too many’ COVID-19 protocol breaches over holiday weekend - Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s strict entry protocols, persons and businesses are still breaching the laws and flouting the protocols.

January 7th, 2021
Opposition Leader has ‘no objections’ to VI’s Disaster Management under local Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legislators on both sides of the aisle in the House of Assembly (HoA) have been united and firm on the position that the portfolio of disaster management should be the responsibility of local government and that there should be a limiting of the Governor's powers as the Virgin Islands moves forward to achieve more autonomy from the United Kingdom (UK).

January 7th, 2021
‘We have to make a national plan for disaster’- Hon Smith

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – While supporting the move to have disaster management placed under the purview of Local Government, Deputy Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) and At-Large representative, Hon Neville A. Smith has called for the formulation of a national disaster plan.

January 6th, 2021
Inexperienced Governor was calling the shots after Irma- Hon Fraser

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) says an inexperienced Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, mere days after arrival in the territory under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, was ‘calling the shots’ in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2007.

January 5th, 2021
Local Gov't should have oversight of Disaster Management- Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – In a lengthy presentation to kick off the 2021 legislative year, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has focused on the need for the Virgin Islands to continue on the path to self-determination and for local government to have oversight of disaster management under the proposed Disaster Management Act, 2019, rather than the Governor.

January 5th, 2021
First HoA sitting for 2021 today, Jan 5 @ Save the Seed Centre

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Fifth Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands (VI) will continue today, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, starting at 10:00 AM at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola.

January 5th, 2021
1 New Year’s & 2 Christmas Day babies for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands’ first baby of the year 2021 entered the world at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital at 11:08 pm on January 1 to Ms Marcia Jennings.

January 4th, 2021
Some 1000 meals distributed in Districts 7 & 8 during holidays

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Approximately 1000 persons in the Seventh and Eighth Districts were provided with holiday cheer via a delicious and balanced meal when Eighth District Representative and Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) and the Eighth District Committee partnered with several churches in Districts 7 and 8 for the initiative.

January 4th, 2021
“It is a nuisance! Put a silencer on your bikes’ - Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on local bikers to stop the noise nuisance created by their motorcycles and bikes.

January 4th, 2021
$200K in prizes for singing competitions @ 2021 Emancipation Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local artistes who may have complained that their art is not valued may be singing another tune, with the announcement by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that $200,000 will be made available as prize monies for the various singing competitions in the 2021 Emancipation Festival in the Virgin Islands (VI).

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