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June 26th, 2020
Scooter ban extended to further 3 weeks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 3-week scooter ban put in place by Government on June 4, 2020, has been extended for a further 3 weeks, according to information published in the Government of the Virgin Islands Official Gazatte on June 25, 2020.

May 31st, 2020
Hon Carvin Malone gets 3rd extension as Deputy Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), has been given a third extension in the post of Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands.

May 21st, 2020
VI stuck with Governor Jaspert for an additional year!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The unelected Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ will not be leaving the Territory anytime soon.

May 4th, 2020
No new, temporary or periodic permits until July 31, 2020 – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There will be no new, temporary or periodic work permits issued in the Virgin Islands until the end of July 2020, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced.

April 19th, 2020
24-hr curfew extended until April 25, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Territory will go on an extended 24/7 curfew from 6:00am, Sunday, April 19, 2020, until April 25, 2020, to further allow health officials to do contact tracing and mitigate the transmission of COVID-19.

July 3rd, 2019
VI stuck with Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert for additional year!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He was hailed by a minority in the British press as a hero following the two killer hurricanes of 2017, weeks after he had arrived as the United Kingdom appointed Governor of the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands.

December 30th, 2015
NHI registration period extended as 'last minute' crowd bulges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the days count down to Friday January 1, 2016 commencement of the mandatory and controversial National Health Insurance (NHI), the rush was on today December 30, 2015 to get registered at the last minute, resulting in an extension in the registration period up to January 31, 2016.

June 10th, 2013
UPDATE: Elston McLean fined for damaging wife’s car

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards stated in a recent ruling that the court was not interested in instituting a sentence of imprisonment upon accused drug trafficker, Elston McLean.

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