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February 25th, 2021
VI youths set for 1st sitting of relaunched VIYP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The newly relaunched Virgin Islands Youth Parliament (VIYP) will have its First Sitting on Thursday, March 11, 2021, following months of preparatory works.

February 25th, 2021
Treat firearms like a ‘deadly virus’- Acting DCP Jacqueline E. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jacqueline E. Vanterpool is inviting the public to join the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in its ‘Clean the Streets’ Operation to rid the territory of illegal firearms.

February 25th, 2021
HMP inmate allegedly hospitalised for suspected poisoning

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An inmate of Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, was reportedly taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital for suspected poisoning.

February 25th, 2021
Gov’t ‘lacks a clear plan for reopening of territory’s seaports’- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the announcement from the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) late yesterday, February 24, 2021, that the reopening of the territory’ seaports to international operations has been further delayed, to April 15, 2021, the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has come out swinging, accusing Government of lacking a plan and transparency.

February 25th, 2021
Governor Rankin signs new Curfew Order

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will remain under a 3-hour curfew until March 11, 2021, according to a new Curfew Order signed by Governor John J. Rankin, CMG on February 24, 2021, and published in the Official Gazette.

February 25th, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination of teachers begins today

CAPPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Non-mandatory vaccination of teachers in the Virgin Islands (VI) will kick off today, Thursday, February 25, 2021, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced.

February 24th, 2021
Reopening of seaports to international visitors deferred to April 15, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Citing a number of reasons, including increased numbers of COVID-19 cases in the region and the emergence of new strains of coronavirus in certain countries, the reopening of the seaports to international ferry operations has been further deferred to April 15, 2021.

February 24th, 2021
Long Trench woman charged for being armed with offensive weapon, assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A woman from Long Trench was among the persons arrested and charged during the period February 7 to February 2021, after she was allegedly armed with an offensive weapon, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Arrest Blotter.

February 24th, 2021
Newly launched Trade Commission to be ‘fully functional’ in 3-5 years – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said, despite the launching of the Virgin Islands Trade Commission yesterday, February 23, 2021, it will not become a fully-functioning entity for the next couple of years.

February 24th, 2021
Premier Fahie takes first dose of COVID-19 jab

CAPPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Some weeks after the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZD1222) COVID-19 vaccine was publicly administered to Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), on February 11, 2021, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) received his first jab of the vaccine today, Wednesday, February 24, 2021.


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