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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 24th, 2020
Dominican Republic records highest COVID-19 cases in Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - As confirmed cases of the dreaded Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to soar in Europe, the Americas and other parts of the world, the [British] Virgin Islands is one of the few countries yet to confirm its first case.

March 19th, 2020
Churches now have to limit gatherings to 30 persons max

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Effective today Thursday, March 19, 2020, churches and other religious organisations in the Virgin Islands (VI) will now have to limit their gatherings to no more than 30 persons.

December 24th, 2019
Cabinet approves over $1.75M for Centre for Applied Marine Studies

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has decided to subsidise the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) as Government thrusts towards a blue economy.

December 18th, 2019
Cabinet gives green light to lifting restrictions on large motorcycles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cabinet has approved that restrictions on the importation of motorcycles above 125cc can be lifted by the Minister of Finance, providing that a number of conditions are met.

November 12th, 2019
Swifter processing & approvals with new Planning Authority Board- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the development of infrastructure and commercial property in the Virgin Islands (VI) post-Irma and Maria of 2017, has been progressing well, so much so that government recognised the need to enhance the process and expedite the projects.

November 11th, 2019
Toad Hall Estate on VG acquired as a National Park

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has recently approved the purchase of 5.5 acres of prime real estate, which was built in the 1970s and is located within The Greater Baths National Park, Toad Hall Estate.

November 4th, 2019
AG instructed to draft Witness Anonymity Legislation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Witnesses who take the stand in high profile criminal court cases in the Virgin Islands (VI) could soon be protected under upcoming legislation that puts witness anonymity on the forefront and protects those people from being identified during and after the case.

November 4th, 2019
Elections staff receive $19k honorarium for overtime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands long gone, Cabinet has made moves to officially reward elections staff for extra hours put in to make the day a success.

November 2nd, 2019
Landowners can now get 75% relief on property tax interest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Property owners in the Virgin Islands (VI) will now get a short period of relief on interest accrued on Property tax for 2018 and previous years under the condition that they pay their outstanding principal tax plus a percentage of the accrued interest.

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