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April 8th, 2020
VI concerned with growing COVID-19 infection rates in nearby countries

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We observe, with concern that the rates of infection are steadily increasing in neighbouring jurisdictions and in countries that have close ties with the Virgin Islands.”

March 23rd, 2020
Preparing ourselves before COVID-19 reaches the VI

Alred C. Frett

As the World spins on its head:

What we don’t know is hurting us more than what we know… Churches and schools closed from teaching and preaching, persons anxious to work for an honest living are denied access to job sites, death tolls are rising but mourners are prohibited from attending funerals, world leaders are falling within the target zone and the young are basking in carelessness… World powers are weakened.

March 22nd, 2020
VI closes all airports & seaports to inbound passengers!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Government of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) intensifies its response to the global pandemic, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all airports and seaports in the Territory of the Virgin Islands will be closed to inbound passengers for 14 days, effective 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 22, 2020.

March 17th, 2020
I can’t say I’m in favour of a state of emergency ‘right now’ – Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Albert Bryan Jr declaring a state of emergency to mitigate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the USVI on Friday, March 13, 2020, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) said he is not in favour of the Virgin Islands (British) doing the same.

March 13th, 2020
First case of Coronavirus confirmed in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health late Friday, March 13, 2020, announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 disease, the new coronavirus. The territory’s first case is a resident with some recent international travel history to one of the five locations with widespread transmission of the disease.

March 12th, 2020
WHO expresses concern about level of inaction towards pandemic COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the number of cases and deaths continue to pinnacle from COVID-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the disease a pandemic, while accusing many countries of inaction.

November 18th, 2019
‘We are not trying to avoid anyone’ – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called for understanding and patience from the public as he said it has become a challenge for elected officials to immediately address all the calls and messages directed to them.

July 18th, 2017
NDP Gov’t embarrassed; Mum on BVI Airways’ latest bombshell

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The six year old National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration has invested millions in public relations from the days of Glover Parks, the Washington DC firm who tried to sell ‘ice to an Eskimo’ when the NDP was in office in 2003-2007, while some Ministers have snubbed the Government Information Services (GIS) and hired their own private public relations firms.

January 26th, 2015
NDP struggles to respond to Hon Fahie's corruption charges!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More than 48 hours after senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) leveled serious charges against the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, labeling them as “the most corrupt government in the modern history of the Territory”, they have struggled to respond.

June 10th, 2013
Resident upset at Minister’s response to VG boat query

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident is upset at a response he received from the Health Minister, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton about a boat for sick residents following a recent government meeting with persons in Virgin Gorda.

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