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November 28th, 2021
Luca Reich's experience @ Pan Am Games 'invaluable'- Coach Murrills

CALI, Columbia, SA- Representing the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) at the inaugural PanAm Junior Games in Cali, Colombia, squash player Luca Reich was the first athlete of the VI team to compete at Cali 2021.

November 27th, 2021
Safe Haven’s community outreach programme deemed a success

JOHNSON'S GHUT, Tortola, VI- A community outreach event organized for vulnerable individuals and persons living with mental health issues by the staff of Safe Haven Transitional Centre has been deemed a success by the organizers.

November 27th, 2021
Legalizing Same-Sex marriages 'not on my agenda at all'– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The territory’s leader said making same-sex marriages acceptable in the Virgin Islands is against his religious beliefs and is not something that is currently on the Government's agenda.

November 27th, 2021
UPDATE: RVIPF Officer charged with indecent assault of minor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A police Officer attached to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has been officially charged for Indecent Assault of a minor according to information coming out of the force.

November 27th, 2021
COVID-19: WHO lists South Africa's Omicron strain as 'concerning'

VI CONSORTIUM

GENEVA, Switzerland - A new strain of the COVID-19 arising from South Africa is causing worldwide alarm and has led to dozens of countries restricting travel from the continent.

November 26th, 2021
Anegada Lobster Fest to continue despite COVID-19 threat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Anegada Lobster Fest will continue despite the looming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic according to key Government officials.

November 26th, 2021
Remaining increment payments to commence @ next pay period– Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance Honorable Andrew A Fahie (R1) has announced that payments of outstanding 2017 increments to public servants will start in the next upcoming pay period.

November 26th, 2021
Gov't looking into building detention centre for illegal immigrants - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) will be exploring the possibilities of building a detention centre for illegal immigrants who enter the territory, given the issue of migration continues to be a serious problem.

November 26th, 2021
VI’s Christmas & other religious holidays to be led by religious groups

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has reviewed and approved the proposal for the management strategy for the commemoration of holidays in the Virgin Islands (VI) which will now see holidays being led by several organizations and government departments.

November 27th, 2021
The love for easy money - Part 1

Dickson C. Igwe

OK, at the root of the need for a Commission of Inquiry, and all the present woes that threaten this small country, is the simple reality that the Virgin Islands is threatened by an increasingly amoral riptide, that is driving crime, corporate greed, and poor ethics, in the private and public space.

November 27th, 2021
CGB police station reopens to public

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - The Cane Garden Bay Police Station have resumed their operations to the Public.

November 27th, 2021
Road Network Development & Management

E. Leonard

Road network development, management, operations, and use are a process that entails planning, programming, budgeting, design, construction/inspection, maintenance and repair, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. Roads are essential for effectively, efficiently, and safely moving goods and people.

November 26th, 2021
‘I have nothing further to add’- 'Gus' on his claims that VI was ‘full of corruption’

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Although the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) granted him another opportunity to set the record straight on damming claims that he allegedly said during a Cabinet meeting in January 2020 that the VI was ‘full of corruption”, Ex-Governor Augustus J.U Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ refused the offer.

November 25th, 2021
Gov’t to legislate $5,000 fine for indiscriminate garbage dumping – Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) said as a result of indiscriminate dumping of garbage in the territory, new laws will be implemented to fine those found guilty of the act.

November 25th, 2021
VI warned of ‘Antimicrobial Resistance’ that can arise from medication misuse

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been warned of vulnerability to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) that can come as a result of drug instances of medication misuse.

November 25th, 2021
Ex-Governor Jaspert tells CoI he always remained ‘respectful’ to Fahie Gov’t

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Controversial Ex-Governor, Mr Augustus J.U Jaspert known for his combative governance style, has told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in a response note, that he remained respectful to the sitting administration despite claims from Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the relationship with him was rocky and ‘abusive.’

November 25th, 2021
Windrush survivors cry out for long-overdue compensation from UK

LONDON, UK – Survivors of the UK’s Windrush scandal, which saw thousands of UK residents—most of whom were originally from the Caribbean—wrongly classed as illegal immigrants say they will continue to fight for compensation from the UK.

November 25th, 2021
No permission granted to land private single engines @ VG airport - BVIAA

TADDY BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The BVI Airport Authority (BVIAA) has made it clear that it will not tolerate or be sympathetic with pilots turning up at the Taddy Bay International Airport in private single-engine planes unless those planes are commercial flights.

November 24th, 2021
UK Parliament moves to indemnify VI Governor, Commissioner & CoI Attorneys

LONDON, UK - In a strange twist of events, the United Kingdom House of Commons on November 22, 2021, sought to shield the Commissioner of Inquiry (CoI) Attorneys, the Commissioner himself and the local Governor John J. Rankin, CMG from paying any legal fees out of pocket if they are sued over the CoI.

November 25th, 2021
TPP investors to receive 2019 dividends starting Today, Nov 25, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - 94 Preference Shareholders will receive Dividend cheques starting today from Tortola Pier Park Ltd. (“TPPL”).

November 24th, 2021
‘Son Mitchell’ was an extraordinary Political Leader & Statesman- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has joined in expressing condolences on the death of Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell, KCMG, PC, former Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

November 24th, 2021
Passenger bus bursts into flames @ Port Purcell

PORT Purcell, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that a passenger bus moments ago this morning, November 24, 2021, burst into flames at Port Purcell, Tortola.

November 24th, 2021
Persons interfacing with cruise passengers & crew ‘strongly' urged to vaccinate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons in the Virgin Islands (VI) who interact with cruise ship crews and passengers are being ‘strongly' encouraged to get vaccinated or face twice-monthly COVID-19 tests, according to recently released Cabinet minutes.

November 24th, 2021
'Pfizer & booster shots will be here before year ends'- Premier Fahie

TADDY BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- More than 50% of the Virgin Islands population is now fully inoculated against the COVID-19 virus that has killed millions globally since its onset in late 2019 in Wuhan, China.

November 24th, 2021
12 active COVID-19 cases currently reported in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands (VI) is currently 12, according to the latest epidemiological report released by Health Authorities on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

November 23rd, 2021
VI, SVG bonds will remain strong as region mourns passing of Sir James - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has extended deepest condolences to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the passing of Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell at the age of 90.

November 23rd, 2021
Former St Vincent PM Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell has died

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Second Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell has died today Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the age of 90, his daughter Louise Mitchell has confirmed.

November 23rd, 2021
'Tears came to my eyes' when airplane landed – Premier on Taddy Bay reopening

TADDY BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister for Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he became emotional when he saw the first airplane land at the Taddy Bay Airport, signaling the rebirth of the facility.

November 23rd, 2021
BVIFA Mini Youth League kicks off; U13 National League resumes

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The focus last weekend for the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) was very much on the future, as not only was a Mini Youth League launched, but also the U13 National League resumed with two exciting matches.

November 23rd, 2021
Countries achieved independence yet VI still wrestling with the idea- Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Pastor and Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline has called on the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to make moves towards being independent from the United Kingdom (UK).

November 24th, 2021
Why prevent parents from earning an honest living?

Alred C. Frett

Hard to believe that each new Government would get progressively worse and our Destiny & Fate would hinge on Money and Corruption… Today, we are bombarded by such a level of fear that we believe our survival depends on remaining silent, with our heads down and butts up, to avoid drawing attention… As a result, we choose to act retarded and give others the right to fool us, rule us, use us and abuse us.

November 22nd, 2021
COVID-19 positive cases recorded @ 2 recent social events

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry of Health and Social Development has confirmed that positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in attendees at two recent social events in the Virgin Islands.

November 22nd, 2021
Scanty support for 'Cindy' in protest march to HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sworn critic of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones led a handful of persons in a protest march today, November 22, 2021, the first 1949 Great Match and Restoration Day holiday in the Virgin Islands.

November 22nd, 2021
Scores of persons turn out to 1949 Great March re-enactment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scores of Virgin Islanders (VI) and others in the VI community on Sunday, November 21, 2021, turned out to re-enact the historic 1949 Great March in the Virgin Islands, on the eve of the new 1949 Great Match and Restoration Day holiday to be celebrated for the first time on Monday, November 22, 2021.

November 22nd, 2021
One Mart turns 35! Gives thanks in church

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Popular shopping centre known for its friendly prices and frequent promotions, One Mart Supermarket is celebrating 35 years of existence in the Virgin Islands.

November 22nd, 2021
Power of unity! Residents mobilise to cleanup Brady Ghut community

BRADY GHUT, Tortola, VI- Demonstrating what is possible when people unite under one purpose, residents of the Brady Ghut and Fat Hogs Bay communities, along with other persons, did an excellent job of sprucing up the Brady Ghut community through a well attended cleanup exercise on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

November 21st, 2021
‘1949 Great March & Restoration Day’ a new powerful VI holiday– Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called the ‘1949 Great Match and Restoration Day’ holiday to be celebrated for the first time on Monday, November 22, 2021, as one that is a new ‘powerful holiday’ for the people of the VI.

November 21st, 2021
Water Taxi Operators want extended opening hours @ West End Ferry Dock

WEST END, TORTOLA, VI – Water taxi operators in the Virgin Islands (VI) are appealing to local authorities to extend the opening hours of the West End Ferry Terminal and for the Department of Health, Customs and Immigration to synchronize their departments with the new opening hours.

November 21st, 2021
Dr Mathavious always strived to be 'top of his game' - Mrs Kharid T. Fraser

SCRUB ISLAND, VI – Dr Robert A. Mathavious, regarded as the father of VI’s financial services sector has been hailed as a man who always strived to be at the top of his game and “Being the best” according to Mrs Kharid T. Fraser, the Deputy Chair of the FSC Board of Commissioners.

November 22nd, 2021
House of Assembly ensuring a smooth budget process

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands is ensuring a smooth process for the passing of the Territory’s 2022 budget.

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