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April 4th, 2020
Confirmed USVI coronavirus cases climb to 40; No deaths

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - With no reported deaths, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health, has provided the territory with its latest coronavirus update, revealing that there were 40 confirmed cases as of Friday night, April 3, 2020, territory-wide, with a number of people hospitalised.

April 2nd, 2020
SSB needs to step up in this crisis, says Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Medical Doctor and proprietor of Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool says while he had committed to paying his staff for the first 6-day curfew in the Virgin Islands, with the new extended curfew taking effect in the territory, he said it will now add pressure on him and the business community to sustain employees.

April 1st, 2020
89.8% of VI could be infected 'if COVID-19 goes unchecked'- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) said with the new curfew in place, the Virgin Islands is operating on the assumption that infection rates are higher, with potentially higher rates forecast if measures are not followed.

March 31st, 2020
VI 'onslaught of COVID-19 cases' still possible- Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Medical Doctor and proprietor of Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool says while the Virgin Islands is praying against a possible onslaught of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a large number of cases could still be inevitable given the nature of the virus.

March 31st, 2020
We cannot take info on COVID-19 'lightly'- Hon Melvin M. Turnbull

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Second District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) says amidst the global pandemic over the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), God is still in control and the Virgin Islands (VI) should not take lightly the amount of information and resources available about the virus.

March 25th, 2020
'It hurts my heart' to take unfavourable measures - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his administration must do what is necessary to protect the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and this will include making unfavourable decisions.

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 18th, 2020
‘Beaconite’ tries to bully Premier & pronounces his name wrong

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Armed with a long list of questions and demanding that they be answered, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was forced to reprimand a reporter out of the ‘BVI Beacon’ for not only peddling incorrect information, but for pronouncing his name incorrectly on live radio and television.

March 18th, 2020
'Your shake hand is not welcomed!'- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) is drawing the line over handshakes amidst the global spread of Novel Coronavirus.

March 16th, 2020
COVID-19: 'Do not go to the health facility, call!'- CEHO Lionel E. Michael

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chief Environmental Health Officer Mr Lionel E. Michael, along with Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), has warned that if a person suspects cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the first step is not to rush to the local health centres and risk infecting others, rather, stay in isolation and contact authorities.

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