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March 25th, 2020
'It hurts my heart' to take unfavourable measures - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his administration must do what is necessary to protect the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and this will include making unfavourable decisions.

March 17th, 2020
All schools to close for 14 days effective Thurs, March 19, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced a string of additional Cabinet imposed measures, which included the closure of public and private schools in the Virgin Islands (VI) for 14 days, in response to the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

March 17th, 2020
Eyes on TRC & ISPs as high internet use expected with 'social distancing'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the shift of some aspects of the Virgin Islands (VI) workforce to work-from-home solutions as part of social distancing in relation to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response in the Territory, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called on the local Telecommunications Regulatory Commission as well as local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to get into action to meet internet demands.

March 12th, 2020
Norwegian Cruise allegedly pressure sales staff to lie about COVID-19

MIAMI, Florida, USA- With the Cruise industry facing 'rough seas' in the wake of the deadly Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the globe, the Miami New Times reports that Sales Managers at Norwegian Cruise Line–which sails to the Virgin Islands (VI)–have allegedly instructed employees to downplay the risks of the virus in order to sell tickets to potential customers.

March 8th, 2020
WAPA hurricane supplies illegally shipped to VI - USVI lawsuit

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - A lawsuit recently filed in the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) by an employee who has been working at the local Water and Power Authority (WAPA) for over 19 years, has named the Virgin Islands (VI) as recipients of illegal hurricane supplies and restoration materials as part of corruption allegations against the utility's highest management level.

March 6th, 2020
Cabinet approves Gambling (Gaming & Betting) Control Act 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Cabinet, chaired by Acting Governor David D. Archer, Jr in the absence of H.E. Augustus J. U. Jaspert on February 19, 2020, approved the Gambling Control Act 2020, which seeks to regulate gaming and betting industry in the Territory.

February 29th, 2020
BVI Spring Fest 2020 forces possible road closure @ CGB

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - 'The International Fete' set for tonight, Saturday, February 29, 2020, as part of the BVI Spring Festival calendar of events could result in the closure of an access road leading to the Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Community.

February 28th, 2020
'Somebody will be made an example soon' - Premier on Coronavirus rumours

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Noting that government had to take urgent measures to counteract the WhatsApp rumours about the presence of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the territory, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says false information continues to spread faster than facts in the Virgin Islands.

February 19th, 2020
VI now a fully compliant jurisdiction under EU tax laws

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The [British] Virgin Islands has now been recognised as a fully compliant jurisdiction for tax purposes under the European Union (EU) having previously been placed on "Annexe ll" of the EU's list while they monitored the Territory’s compliance in matters related to economic substance.

January 17th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Ahmad L. Mahoney

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Young Professional Ahmad L. Mahoney always had a love for the sun, sea and sand which led him to pursue a tourism-based career. On the surface, he might seem like just an average Virgin Islander, but that is far from the truth.

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