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October 26th, 2020
Tourism businesses must be 'Gold Seal Certified' to receive visitors- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the Territory opens up to international visitors via the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on December 1, 2020, only those tourism businesses that have met certain criteria will be allowed to receive those visitors.

October 26th, 2020
LIAT returns to the skies Nov 1, 2020; USVI & PR in travel routes

VI CONSORTIUM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government says the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, which had been grounded since March this year as a result of the measures taken by regional countries to close their borders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, along with the airline's own financial problems, will return to the skies on November 1, 2020.

October 26th, 2020
High food bill being blamed on COVID-19- Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The hike in food prices in supermarkets across the territory is being linked to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

October 25th, 2020
Gov't takes Tourism Certification Programme to Sister Islands

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Ahead of the December 1, 2020, reopening of the tourism sector in the Virgin Islands (VI), the Andrew A. Fahie-led administration is pushing for the certification of persons working in the sector through a programme with the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

October 24th, 2020
The politics of COVID-19 Part 1

By Dickson C. Igwe

OK. The evidence from Asia is that voters want their governments to suppress the COVID-19 pandemic over and above fixing broken economies.

October 23rd, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Shantell Forbes

By Ron O. D'Avilar

While most 22-year-olds are obsessed with social media and other social activities, Young Professional Ms Shantell Forbes says she is channelling her energies into building her brand and growing her business.

October 22nd, 2020
VI seaports to reopen to international visitors December 8, 2020

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- A week after the Virgin Islands reopens its borders to international visitors via the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island on December 1, 2020, the territory’s seaports will reopen to tourists.

October 22nd, 2020
Food security under threat with pandemic - Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator and radio host Cromwell Smith aka ‘Edju En ka’ believes the Virgin Islands (VI) import driven food security is now under threat, should countries decide they will not export foods to the territory as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 22nd, 2020
18 businesses to find homes in phase one of D5 Economic Zone– Hon Rymer

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – Minister for Works, Transportation and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has indicated that in the first phase of the Fifth District Economic Zone development in Huntums Ghut, the government will be constructing three commercial warehouses, each able to accommodate a number of businesses.

October 21st, 2020
Bahamas launches world’s first digital currency

INVEZZ NEWS

China has made central banks around the world start considering, and even exploring and developing CBDCs after it originally revealed digital yuan. However, while China was considered to be in the lead when it comes to the development and testing of its own Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), it appears that another project may have surpassed it.

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