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June 13th, 2020
Local recycling co. seeks Gov’t approval to build recycling plant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A local recycling company, Alkebulan Minds Recycling Inc, has stepped forward with a proposal to partner with the Government of the Virgin Islands to set up a state of the art recycling factory in the Territory, a project it says would end up providing employment to some 150 persons.

June 12th, 2020
BVIEC & BVI Cable TV renew pole sharing agreement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the aim of both companies better equipping themselves to serve the Virgin Islands (VI), the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) and BVI Cable TV have reached an agreement on the sharing of the pole infrastructure in the Territory.

June 12th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Keithleen S. L. Mathavious

By Ron O. D'Avilar

There is nothing more fulfilling than when you can say “I did that.” Young Professional Keithleen S. L. Mathavious, who runs a family business called Cre8tive Arts Branding Specialist and is using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to diversify and grow, can certainly relate to those words.

June 12th, 2020
VI's COVID-19 response hailed by high level UN Panel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has been applauded by a High-Level United Nations Panel for its response to COVID-19 at a virtual Consultation for Action on Social Protection in the COVID-19 Response in the Eastern Caribbean.

June 11th, 2020
Electricity bills drop by some 47% amid COVID-19- BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of criticism that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has been making it hard for customers to quality for amnesty for May, June and July, the Corporation announced that a reduction in the “recent month’s” electricity bills was as a result of the global decline in the cost of oil, and the corresponding by-products of same, such as gasoline and diesel fuel.

June 11th, 2020
Dr Robert A. Mathavious announces retirement from BVI FSC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a bombshell announcement on June 10, 2020, the Board of Commissioners of the BVI Financial Services Commission (BVI FSC) announced that its long-time Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Robert A. Mathavious will be retiring in December 2020.

June 11th, 2020
Carnel D. Clyne resigns as VIF&FC Chairman

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Moments ago it was announced, at the 9th Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 4th House of Assembly (HoA), that Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Carnel D. Clyne has resigned.

June 11th, 2020
SSB under the microscope @ HoA sitting today, June 11, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ever since the Social Security Board (SSB) gave the Government of the Virgin Islands a $40 million grant for its economic stimulus plan, the SSB has been under scrutiny. That scrutiny is scheduled to continue when the House of Assembly (HoA) convenes today, June 11, 2020, at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

June 10th, 2020
BVICCHA encourages proactive action in preparing for 2020 Hurricane Season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In light of the significant impact of COVID-19 on our businesses, human resource and economy, coupled with the potential impact of the 2020 Hurricane Season, the British Virgin Islands Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) strongly urges the Private Sector and the Public Sector to take proactive measures in safeguarding all human resource, other resources and operations due to the threat of the highly active predicted 2020 Hurricane Season.

June 10th, 2020
Many ineligible for COVID-19 assistance for not paying SS & NHI- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), who has responsibility for Social Security, said many persons did not meet the eligibility criteria for government assistance because their contributions to Social Security, National Health Insurance (NHI) and Inland Revenue were lagging behind.

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