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March 20th, 2020
Fake News! WhatsApp message circulating that VI confirms case of COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A WhatsApp message stating that local radio station ZBVI 780 AM has announced that the Virgin Islands has recorded its first confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been deemed as ‘fake news’.

March 19th, 2020
Scrub Island Resort raises over $22K for staff with multiple myeloma

SCRUB ISLAND, VI – Marilyn Glasgow, who is suffering from multiple myeloma and requires a bone marrow transplant, has been given a boost in her fundraising efforts to reach her enormous medical expense, thanks to a kind initiative of her employers of nearly 7 years, Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina.

March 19th, 2020
Venezuelan who fell to his death was allegedly illegally in Territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mourning the loss of someone who took the risk of staying in the Territory illegally to work to feed his family back home is not an option, even if the man’s actions were wrong.

March 19th, 2020
Churches now have to limit gatherings to 30 persons max

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Effective today Thursday, March 19, 2020, churches and other religious organisations in the Virgin Islands (VI) will now have to limit their gatherings to no more than 30 persons.

March 18th, 2020
Marizsta A. Sergeant who topped VI’s first police recruit course dies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The female officer, who had the distinction of emerging as the best student of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Inaugural Police Recruit Training Programme, has died.

March 18th, 2020
‘Beaconite’ tries to bully Premier & pronounces his name wrong

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Armed with a long list of questions and demanding that they be answered, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was forced to reprimand a reporter out of the ‘BVI Beacon’ for not only peddling incorrect information, but for pronouncing his name incorrectly on live radio and television.

March 18th, 2020
9th District to test backup communication systems during partial VI shut down

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- As the Territory has taken the decision to partly close its borders, reduce traffic to the Territory, temporarily close schools and limit mass gatherings and movements, the Ninth District has seen it as a ripe opportunity to test its redundant communication system, which was put in place in the event the central communication system fails, as was the case following the hurricanes of September 2017.

March 17th, 2020
All schools to close for 14 days effective Thurs, March 19, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced a string of additional Cabinet imposed measures, which included the closure of public and private schools in the Virgin Islands (VI) for 14 days, in response to the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

March 17th, 2020
Barbados confirms first two COVID-19 cases

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - A 39-year-old Barbadian woman and a visitor from the United States have both tested positive for COVID-19, the first two confirmed cases here in Barbados.

March 16th, 2020
32 registered as British citizens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - 32 individuals are now British citizens after having been previously naturalised as British Overseas Territories Citizens.

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