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July 2nd, 2020
Persons imprisoned for marijuana could be freed, records expunged- Hon Malone

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says with the passing of the VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020', those who have been previously charged with marijuana possession and other related crimes could be freed once they can prove it was for medicinal use.

July 1st, 2020
VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act 2020' passes in HoA

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Having its third and final reading at around 22:30hrs yesterday, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), the controversial VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020' was passed with amendments.

June 29th, 2020
BVI News erroneous article left local mother 'distraught'- Kenneth G. Gladstone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the heels of an erroneous and sensational fake news article published by local tabloid BVI News, one mother was left very worried and upset, according to radio host and social commentator, Mr Kenneth G. Gladstone, adding that some media houses will end up in the courthouse for irresponsible journalism.

June 28th, 2020
Fake News! 2 returning locals test negative for COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Contrary to reports erroneously published by BVI News on June 27, 2020, that two returning nationals were COVID-19 positive, Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) has said the two persons have both tested negative for the virus but are still undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

June 28th, 2020
4,500 face masks donated to Gov’t by Drakes Traders Ltd

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) continues its fight to keep the Territory safe against the Novel Coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, corporate Virgin Islands has been joining the cause.

June 27th, 2020
109 total returnees released from COVID-19 quarantine - Hon Malone

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says a total of 109 returned nationals has been released from COVID-19 quarantine in the Virgin Islands (VI) as of June 25, 2020.

June 22nd, 2020
Rogue ‘returnees’ can be reported to police - Hon Malone

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has encouraged residents of the Virgin Islands to report recent returnees to the police if there is a suspicion they may have entered the Virgin Islands (VI) illegally.

June 20th, 2020
Work permit holders to pay for Gov't quarantine

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Following announcements that the government will move to end its COVID-19 self-quarantine initiative, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) said returning work permit holders will now be footing the bill for mandatory quarantine.

June 19th, 2020
Gov't forced to halt COVID-19 self-quarantine- Hon Malone

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Effective June 15, 2020, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has discontinued COVID-19 self-quarantine as an option for nationals, belongers, holders of permanent residence and naturalised citizens returning home to the Territory.

June 11th, 2020
Some landlords evicting nationals in mandatory quarantine- Hon Carvin Malone

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Some landlords in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been evicting and discriminating against returning nationals placed into mandatory quarantine out of fear that those individuals may be infected with COVID-19.

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