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April 8th, 2021
USVI woman uploads fake COVID-19 test result into USVI travel portal

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A US Virgin Islander has been arrested for allegedly uploading a fake Covid-19 test result into the USVI Travel Portal, according to information provided to the Consortium by [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Toby Derima, along with a probable cause fact sheet in the VI Superior Court on St Croix, US Virgin Islands.

April 8th, 2021
Benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh risk- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As there continues to be hesitancy towards taking the AstraZeneca vaccine, particularly among locals in the Virgin Islands, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has shared that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risk.

April 8th, 2021
'I don't think we will have need for any more curfews’ – Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has indicated that the VI might not have any more need for further curfews, when the current Curfew Order expires.

April 8th, 2021
USVI’s tourist wave ‘comes at a price’ – Deputy Premier

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has reminded residents, especially those who are displeased that a tourism wave is being seen in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI) while the sector is near stagnant in the territory, the tourism wave in the USVI comes at a price.

April 8th, 2021
NAGICO-sponsored BVI Red Cross Men’s Health Fair moves to Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Tortola leg of the BVI Red Cross Men’s Health Fair and Prostate Cancer screening will be held at Cedar International School on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10, 2021.

April 7th, 2021
Premier Fahie out of self-isolation; Tests negative for COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Leader of Government Business, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has tested negative for COVID-19 and is out of self-isolation.

April 7th, 2021
‘I will not allow anybody to force me’ to get vaccinated – Hon Flax-Charles

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has revealed she is yet to take the COVID-19 vaccine, with heath reasons being a possible hold-up.

April 7th, 2021
Barbados receives 1st shipment of vaccines from COVAX

NATION NEWS

The Government of Barbados on April 6, 2021, received an additional 33, 600 Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, which have been provided through the COVAX Facility.

April 6th, 2021
Benefits of COVID-19 jab far outweigh the side effects - Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Calling the local AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine an ultimate weapon against the pandemic in the Virgin Islands (VI), Medical Doctor and former Deputy Premier and 7th District Representative, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has urged Virgin Islanders to get vaccinated.

April 6th, 2021
Man held for entering fake COVID-19 docs into USVI travel portal

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- A man traveling to St Croix was the first person to be arrested for allegedly submitting fraudulent COVID-19 documents into the USVI travel portal, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Toby Derima has confirmed to the Consortium.

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