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April 12th, 2021
Latest cocaine seizure another success for Joint Task Force

WEST END, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) may have been the first to speak to the media, but the cocaine seizure made yesterday, April 11, 2021, in territorial waters, was another victory for the Joint Task Force, which partnered with US law enforcement agencies.

April 11th, 2021
UPDATE: Cocaine recovered; 1 arrested following boat chase in WE- RVIPF

WEST END, Tortola, VI- A significant amount of cocaine has reportedly been recovered by law enforcement authorities following a high-speed pursuit involving local police and Customs officers and US Coast Guard today, April 11, 2021.

April 11th, 2021
Above average hurricane season predicted for 2021

COLORADO, USA- After the most ferocious hurricane season on record in 2020, top hurricane forecasters on Thursday, April 8, 2021, said we should expect another active, above-normal season again this year.

April 11th, 2021
'We have capacity to vaccinate @ least 9000 more people'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We have the capacity to vaccinate at least 9000 more people. I repeat, we have the capacity to vaccinate at least 9000 more people,” Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) stated as he made an appeal to the territory to get vaccinated for the sake of its health and economy.

April 10th, 2021
Vaccinated or not, VI will fully re-open in June 2021 – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has indicated that whether the territory is 80% vaccinated or not, the Virgin Islands (VI) will fully re-open in June 2021, given his government has done all it could to balance lives and livelihoods, and to encourage vaccination.

April 10th, 2021
Scooter rider reportedly critical after Luck Hill accident

LUCK HILL, Tortola, VI - A man in his late 30s is said to be in serious condition at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital, following a road accident last evening April 9, 2021.

April 10th, 2021
VI mourns Prince Philip’s death with 21-Gun Salute

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a short ceremony this afternoon Saturday, April 10, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) has marked the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a 21-Gun salute staged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

April 10th, 2021
COVID-19: Persons urged to schedule 2nd vaccine dose after April 22, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents in the Virgin Islands (VI) who already received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, can expect to receive their second dose after April 22, 2021.

April 10th, 2021
Private hospitals ink MoU to offer COVID-19 jabs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Private Medical Practitioners in the Virgin Islands (VI) can now begin offering both doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

April 9th, 2021
Social distancing reduced to 3-feet for VI schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control for a 3-feet reduction in social distancing guideline, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has implemented the same requirements for schools in the territory.

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