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August 7th, 2018
“Do Not Eat Dead Fish In Josiah Bay” Residents Warned

JOSIAH BAY, Tortola, VI - Residents and visitors are being warned against eating ‘double dead’ fish following a major fish kill in Josiah Bay, Tortola.

August 4th, 2018
Gov’t extends Customs Duty exemption period

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that the Customs Duty exemption period has been extended until August 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, for two categories of importers.

August 2nd, 2018
RDA & DWM begins aggressive debris clearance programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and the Department of Waste Management (DWM) has partnered to clean up debris on Tortola and Jost van Dyke left from the passages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

August 1st, 2018
Chronic Care ‘Pilot’ to manage diseases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A new chronic care programme will be piloted by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) next month, to improve the management of chronic diseases in the Territory.

July 31st, 2018
Lord Ahmad arrives in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, arrived at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, on July 31, 2018 and was greeted by His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert and Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE.

July 29th, 2018
High Blood Pressure Treatment Drug Valsartan Recalled

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Healthcare professionals and patients are being advised of a voluntary recall of products containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) valsartan, according to a press release issued by the Government Information Service (GIS) on July 25, 2018 last.

July 28th, 2018
Foreign Office Minister Of State Lord Ahmad To Visit VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon will visit the Virgin Islands between July 31, 2018 and August 1, 2018 to discuss hurricane preparedness, and view progress on recovery.

July 25th, 2018
Agreement Signed For Design Of Emergency Operation Centre

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE has signed an agreement with Virella Crespo & Associates for the design of the new National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) which will also house the offices of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

July 24th, 2018
Legislation Now In Place To Remove Derelict Vessels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The rapid removal of abandoned or derelict vessels in the Territory will commence shortly following the passage of the Disaster Management (Amendment) Act 2018 in the House of Assembly.

July 24th, 2018
CIBC FirstCaribbean wins “Most Innovative Bank” award

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Less than two months after releasing enhancements to its Mobile App and Online Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean has been named the Most Innovative Bank in the region at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards awarded by UK-based World Finance magazine.



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