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March 21st, 2020
Corona: Stimulus won't work

By Dickson C. Igwe

As stated in an earlier article on the Corona Virus Pandemic: Corona is the joker in the pack of the present order: albeit a tragic type joker.

The west for the first time since 1945 is on a war footing.

March 11th, 2020
Non-essential duty travel restricted for VI public officials

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands has now restricted travel for public officials in addition to the suspension of visa-free travel privileges of Chinese Nationals coming to the territory as part of preventative measure against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) into the territory.

March 7th, 2020
Corona 2: The economic fallout

By Dickson C. Igwe

With the Coronavirus outbreak, the best countries can do for now is to expect the worst, but hope for the best. OK. Corona has wiped $2.5 trillion from the value of global stocks. This is despite central bank intervention earlier this week.

February 25th, 2020
'Coronovirus is going to have a massive impact' on VI- Elise Donovan

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Noting that the Virgin Islands (VI) would have to ride out the current storm surrounding China's Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, CEO of BVI Finance Mrs Elise Donovan says the virus is projected to have dire implications on the VI's financial services sector and economy.

February 20th, 2020
Coronavirus: BVI Hong Kong staff under strict quarantine- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Updating the House on the impacts of the Novel-Coronavirus outbreak on overseas offices and employees of the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (F1) says staff at the BVI Hong Kong House will remain under strict quarantine as per recommendations of local authorities.

February 4th, 2020
Health Travel Advisory: Avoid all 'non-essential' travel to China

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development is strongly advising that VIslanders and residents avoid all “non-essential” travel to China and to other countries affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 n-CoV).

January 29th, 2020
VI Quarantine Authority activated in response to Coronavirus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The local Quarantine Authority in the Virgin Islands (VI) has been activated as a precautionary measure in response to the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak happening in China, with cases confirmed in other counties like Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, the US, and France.

December 5th, 2018
Zoe J. Walcott talks experience, challenges at Mrs Globe 2018/19

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander, Ms Zoe J. Walcott, the beauty queen who ranked number 8th out of 86 contestants at the 2018/19 Mrs Globe Pageant recently, sat down with Virgin Islands News Online, to talk about some of her experiences gained and challenges faced in her quest for the crown.

November 28th, 2018
BVI cops two individual awards ahead of Mrs Globe finals

SHENZHEN, China, Asia – Mrs British Virgin Islands (BVI), Zoe J. Walcott, has copped two individual prizes ahead of the Saturday, December 1, 2018, finals of the Mrs Globe Pageant, venued in Shenzhen, China.

September 3rd, 2018
Miss Yadali Thomas Santos intent on placing in top 5 @ Int'l Pageant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) is yet to place in the international leg of the Miss World pageant since its first participation in 1986, with Miss Anthonia B. Lewis, a fact not lost on 2018 hopeful, Miss Yadali Thomas Santos.

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