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April 6th, 2021
Opposition Leader calls for COVID-19 testing labs on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Leader of the Opposition Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called for COVID-19 testing labs on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda. He said the labs would be needed when the seaports reopen to international operations.

April 5th, 2021
8246 have received 1st dose of COVID vaccine in VI- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “It is time that we open up. We agree, it is time that we further allow our approved protocols to take effect. It is time that our lives and our economy be returned to the pre-COVID-19 era, the pre-Irma and Maria era, an era we now refer to as the new regular,” stated Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) as he urged Virgin Islanders to get vaccinated.

April 5th, 2021
Gov’t dropped the ball on vaccine rollout- Hon Penn

EAST END, Tortola, VI- It is Easter Monday in the Virgin Islands; however, the Leader of the Opposition is not singing ‘He is Risen’ but rather his usual song that Government does not have a plan. This time it is regarding the rollout of the vaccine.

April 4th, 2021
5 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands now has 18 active cases of COVID-19, five up since April 1, 2021, when there were 13.

April 3rd, 2021
‘Go live’ of health information system delaying COVID-19 results

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The “Go Live” phase of the BVI Health Services Authority’s (BVIHSA) new health information system is causing delays in persons receiving their COVID-19 test results.

April 1st, 2021
VI records 13 active COVID cases! Gov't limits gatherings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands has announced that the territory now has a total of 13 active COVID-19 cases and has since reduced the crowd size for social functions both indoors and outdoors.

March 31st, 2021
SCB funeral may have violated social distancing guidelines

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Videos of the March 27, 2021, possible super-spreader funeral service in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, have revealed that the event may have violated current COVID-19 guidelines and protocols regarding social distancing.

March 30th, 2021
COVID-19 positive person tested negative 3 days before funeral!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Details of the possible COVID-19 super-spreader event are finally emerging following unanswered questions about how a COVID-19 positive individual had received permission to attend a funeral in Sea Cows Bay on March 27, 2021.

March 30th, 2021
SCB Methodist Church closed after funeral attendee tests positive for COVID

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- After a person who attended a funeral at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church on March 27, 2021, tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in a call for isolation and mass testing by Government, a decision has been made to close all Methodist chapels in the Territory, except for Anegada.

March 30th, 2021
No point testing before 10 days, Incubation period is 14 days –Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons who were at the funeral at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church on March 27, 2021, and became exposed to a carrier of the virus are being told that there is no need to be tested for the coronavirus at this time.

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