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April 1st, 2020
Quarantined persons ordered to stay home; Could face penalties

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As part of the new 'limited and managed' 14 days of curfew coming into effect on Thursday, April 2, 2020, those who are currently under quarantine in the Virgin Islands (VI) will remain in quarantine, according to Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert.

March 28th, 2020
'All of you should now be in your homes' - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the Cabinet imposed 24/7 lockdown now in effect for the Virgin Islands (VI) starting 8:00pm yesterday, Friday, March 27, 2020, and running until April 2, 2020, as part of its Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has urged all to remain at home and abide by the curfew.

March 26th, 2020
VI 'is highly capable of responding to crises' - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the heels of the announcement of the first two cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Territory, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert has said the VI is equipped to respond to the crisis, like previous crises that have hit the British Overseas Territory.

March 25th, 2020
COVID-19: VI on strict curfew starting tonight @ 8:00pm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) will now be moving into complete lock-down starting Friday, March 27, 2020, at 8:00 pm with an early curfew starting tonight Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 8:00pm to 6:00am.

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.

March 4th, 2020
'This is a stressful time'- Gov Jaspert on global Coronavirus threat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert says while it is a stressful time regarding the uncertainty surrounding the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as global infections rise, Virgin Islanders should not fear the activation of the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) at Level 1.

February 12th, 2020
Governor assents Cybercrime Bill despite 'Free Speech' concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Even as international media watchdogs and Virgin Islands (VI) Governor, H.E. Augustus J. U. Jaspert cited freedom of expression concerns in the government proposed Computer Misuse and Cybercrime (Amendment) Act, 2019, the bill was assented today, February 12, 2020, paving the way for a new era in VI's ICT use.

February 11th, 2020
HoA sits Feb 20, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) is set to take place on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the HoA Chambers in Road Town, Tortola.

February 6th, 2020
‘I’m accountable for UK money when it comes here’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I’m accountable for UK money,” were the words of the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor, His Excellency, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert, in reference to concerns raised by Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3) that monies from the UK should be recorded through a Government apparatus like the treasury, instead of some being funnelled directly to the Governor.

February 3rd, 2020
Speed up recovery, improve gov't services - Gov Jaspert urges VIP Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) approaches it one year in office come February 25, 2020, Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has urged the administration to speed up its recovery efforts and improve the delivery of Government services.

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