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December 23rd, 2020
JvD ‘deserves’ newly built Dog Hole Jetty facility - Hon Turnbull

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Opposition Legislator, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) is pleased that the Sister Island of Jost van Dyke (JVD) has finally benefitted from a brand-new Dog Hole Jetty port facility.

December 5th, 2020
UN removes cannabis from ‘most dangerous drugs’ category

VIENNA, Austria - The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on December 2, 2020, has voted to remove cannabis from being classified as one of the most dangerous drugs.

November 10th, 2020
Controversial outgoing Governor uses press conference to gloat over cocaine find

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the wake of intense international press coverage surrounding a historic $250M cocaine bust in the [British] Virgin Islands, the outgoing Governor, Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert called a press conference, gloating over the major find.

September 26th, 2020
Confusion over mask sparks brawl with police & youth @ RiteWay Pasea

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – A misunderstanding over the wearing of a face mask at a local supermarket, has resulted in a brawl between a police officer and a local man, which ended with the young man now facing several charges after being arrested at the location.

August 26th, 2020
Persons blatantly advertising services requiring cross-border runs - Top CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Persons advertising services that require cross-border runs to the US Virgin Islands (USVI), even as the Territory has a strict COVID-19 border closure, could find themselves before the courts, Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews has said.

August 15th, 2020
Work Permit, Exemption holders allowed re-entry by Sept 1, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced that in Phase 2 of the restricted border re-opening plan, Work Permit or Work Permit Exemption Holders will now be allowed entry into the territory from September 1, 2020, once they meet a list of requirements.

August 14th, 2020
Restrictions eased as VI internal curfew lifted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has tonight Friday, August 14, 2020, announced that effective today, the Virgin Islands (VI) has moved to revoke business and other territorial curfews imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 4th, 2020
Up to $2000 fine set for violators of COVID-19 Public Health Order

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As part of the Public Health (Covid-19 Control and Suppression Measures) (No. 4) Order, 2020, signed into effect by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) on August 1, 2020, Police and Environmental Health Officers now have the powers to fine individuals breaking COVID-19 related rules.

July 27th, 2020
Hon Fahie hails late Owen S. Arthur as 'champion of regional integration'

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - As a tribute to the former Barbadian Prime Minister, Owen S. Arthur, who passed away this morning, July 27, 2020, at age 70, Virgin Islands' Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) called for the House of Assembly (HoA) to stand for a moment of silence.

July 18th, 2020
VI youths restore 54 mangrove seedlings @ Paraquita Bay

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Several young men from the Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) initiative, on Thursday, July 16, 2020, participated in the first mangrove restoration planting from the Centre for Applied Marine Studies (CAMS) mangrove nursery at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

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