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April 2nd, 2020
Supermarkets given permission to open until 9:00pm!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cabinet has agreed to allow supermarkets only to open until 9:00pm to cater for the large amount of shoppers to get their needed supplies ahead of the 14-day lockdown, which starts on the evening of Saturday, April 4, 2020.

April 2nd, 2020
Stock market turmoil & volatility: What next??

Brian D. Alexander

Current Situation

The market had its faster bear market in its history, falling over 35% in about 40 days, predominantly driven down by the pandemic of the coronavirus and its uncertainty.

April 2nd, 2020
VI begins 3 days of shopping before 14-day lockdown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands has started three days of shopping before the Territory goes on a 14-day round-the-clock lockdown from Saturday evening, April 4, 2020.

April 2nd, 2020
SSB needs to step up in this crisis, says Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Medical Doctor and proprietor of Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool says while he had committed to paying his staff for the first 6-day curfew in the Virgin Islands, with the new extended curfew taking effect in the territory, he said it will now add pressure on him and the business community to sustain employees.

April 2nd, 2020
Telecom providers urged to not cut customers' phones

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Telecommunication companies in the Virgin Islands have been told by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to not disconnect the telephone or mobile services of any customer during this curfew period.

April 2nd, 2020
‘Do not evict the tenants during this time’- Premier Fahie to landlords

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is beseeching landlords to not evict their tenants unable to pay their rent due to being laid off or affected financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2nd, 2020
No funerals just burials allowed today through Saturday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The COVID-19 pandemic is even ‘affecting the dead’, as no funerals to allow for any mass gatherings will be allowed during this curfew period and burials will only be allowed from today, April 2, 2020, until Saturday, April 4, 2020.

April 1st, 2020
Banco Popular VG to reopen ahead of next complete lockdown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says banks are on the list of essential services allowed operation ahead of a complete COVID-19 lockdown on Saturday evening, April 4, 2020 through Thursday, April 16, 2020 in the first instance.

April 1st, 2020
Residents allowed to shop via surnames for next 3 days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will go into a full 14-day lockdown from Saturday evening, April 4, 2020 but will be given 3 days before to stock up for the round-the clock curfew.

April 1st, 2020
Henry O. Creque among bidders for Anegada Hybrid Renewable Energy Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the disclosure by the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) on March 31, 2020 that it had received 5 bids for the Anegada Hybrid Renewable Energy and Battery Storage System Project, former Deputy General Manager and political candidate at the 2019 General Elections, Mr Henry O. Creque has disclosed that his company has teamed up with one of the main bidders.

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