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Bars, nightclubs can now re-open with fully vaccinated staff & patrons

-as curfew hours extended 1:00 am to 5:00 am effective Sunday, Sept 19, 2021
The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has given approval for nightclubs and entertainment spots to re-open under the condition that all staff and patrons are fully vaccinated. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has given approval for nightclubs and entertainment spots to re-open under the condition that all staff and patrons are fully vaccinated.

This order which came into effect from September 16, 2021 was gazette on September 17, 2021, and allows for all other categories of businesses to reopen.

With effect from Sunday, September 19, 2021, the national curfew hours have also been extended to run from 1:00 am to 5:00 am as part of new COVID-19 suppression measures.

The new extended curfew is expected to run until Sunday, October 3, 2021.

In addition to all patrons in a nightclub or an entertainment centre being fully vaccinated, they must also provide proof of their vaccination status before entering establishments.

51 Responses to “Bars, nightclubs can now re-open with fully vaccinated staff & patrons”

  • Now I could stay home (18/09/2021, 00:57) Like (24) Dislike (11) Reply
    Needed reason to stop cheating on my wife and look there it is
    • You are sick (18/09/2021, 12:05) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
      You are still going to cheat on your wife anyway. Cheating on wives in the BVI IS THE NORM. FUNNY THING IS THE WIVES PUT UP WITH IT JUST TO STAY IN THE HOUSE YOU BUILD OR TO SAY THEY HAVE A HUSBAND AND A RING.
    • @Now I can stay home (18/09/2021, 14:26) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      You are nothing more than a HORN DOG. I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR WIFE. MEN HERE IN THE BVI CHEAT ON THEIR WIVES LIKE WATER RUNNING OUT OF A FAUCET. AND THE WIVES JUST SIT BACK CRY AND STAY COMPLACENT.
  • Trending now worldwide (18/09/2021, 02:12) Like (18) Dislike (9) Reply
    Next is supermarkets
    • Evill (18/09/2021, 23:54) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Marlone / leonel ...who doing tge dirty work for calvin..and the lodge
  • George Orwell (18/09/2021, 02:30) Like (52) Dislike (15) Reply
    So let me get this straight, its ok to spread covid as long as you have the jab ?, Sorry BVI say bye to your free open society.
  • Secret Bear (18/09/2021, 02:31) Like (32) Dislike (7) Reply
    This will not end well.
  • Brains (18/09/2021, 04:31) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    Bull guess i will be home alot more!
  • Looking on (18/09/2021, 04:55) Like (7) Dislike (16) Reply
    This is good news ant least for someone business. But still why does the health authorities always turning a blind eyes to some of these food and drinks establishment that’s is good for other people health in this time of diseases? I always notice a particular bar in east end on the side of the main road with sewage water flowing for months now and yet these people are selling food and drinks without thinking about other folks health in mind. If a business does not have a license to operate. That means that the workers are undocumented and unvaccinated workers . Some of Zees establishments should be monitored and check by the relevant authorities for our people’s safety! The immigration should also operate at night times too .
    • ok (18/09/2021, 08:40) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      so call the Enviromental Health Department for the sewage you claim comes out the building as this will shut the place down, if you want to complain online then call the authorities that can deal with the situatio or just STFU
    • cline (18/09/2021, 14:13) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      Trying to bring down other people business for no reason but because of badmind why don't you all go back to all you fucking country, And i guess the health authorities need to do more not just on sewage on your nasty ass as well you really have the heart to come and write crap about people business look at the time we in this corona virus taking over the world and yet still you trying to bring down others i hear you say it but didn't know you would come and do it the bar ain't your problem its the resturant that you can't have if it was a problem with the sewage affecting the business the authority wouldn't have given the ok to re-open the business.
    • Straight (18/09/2021, 14:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      why so much bars in Tortola and it's this one bar u keep pointing finger on. the article is talking about vaccination and it reach to sewage.
      looking on!!! we pray for you,
  • 1st District (18/09/2021, 05:02) Like (41) Dislike (27) Reply
    That vaccinated ns makes sense. The jab does not work!! The jabbed people are causing more problems!!
  • Dmsh (18/09/2021, 06:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What they talking about.
  • SMH (18/09/2021, 06:39) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wa yall was repenting for???
  • enforcement (18/09/2021, 06:53) Like (25) Dislike (11) Reply
    The Government cannot mandate what internal controls businesses put in place. How in heaven’s name can the Government say patrons have to be vaccinated and will they ensure that businesses comply…it is unconstitutional for businesses to mandate that employees be vaccinated. The BVI Government is a thief, places around the globe has the test for free, the Government charging outrageous amounts of $$ for a test. The economy will continue to suffer.
  • asking for a friend (18/09/2021, 06:58) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
    who walks around with their vaccinated card?
  • ... (18/09/2021, 07:05) Like (36) Dislike (3) Reply
    them think them brains big...they mandating everyone to get vaccinated in smart ways..soon if you want go to church you going have to show a vaccinated card
  • Curious (18/09/2021, 07:20) Like (41) Dislike (6) Reply
    So let’s just say I go the club with everyone being vaccinated….what happens when we leave and go to work and supermarket and other place that doesn’t have the same thing in effect…Woudnt the virus spread still???
  • Agreed. 100%. (18/09/2021, 07:52) Like (13) Dislike (27) Reply
    I like this move. I never like shutting them down and denying them of making an honest living to take care themselves and their families. Now they have to step up, take responsibility and do the right thing....Vaxinate like it or not it's the way forward, the new normal...
  • Wellsahh (18/09/2021, 07:53) Like (44) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lol I guess they doing this for spite so yall could party at home... y'all have fun doe . I glad I'm not a party person. I love my house.
    • One more (18/09/2021, 15:30) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      You should think of those people who make a living from night work have an impediment to work because some do not want to be vaccinated even believing in myths that the vaccine is a bad thing!
  • WOW (18/09/2021, 09:20) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
    Time to Demonstrate people, time to take to the streets.
  • ok (18/09/2021, 09:28) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Bvi dont have a mind of the own is like what ever masa say u have to do oru get punish we have a lot of house slaves doing masa dirty work i just know that all the praying and fasting we was doing was all a show haa ha watch what coming next my people would suffer for lock of knowledge and those pastor and bishop who didnt stand up for the people knowing this pandamic was created by man to turn man faith from got and submit your freedom to a system fair is our greatest desease .until we trust god with our mind soul and body we are always in a pandamic next is our soul they will make we submit the would make it mandatory u will do it willingly
    • i know (18/09/2021, 14:48) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      I do not want any pastor or minister to tell me to pray for the country because the government says so.

      Whenever the government ask the nation to pray for repentance or any other thing while we are on our knees and eyes turn to heaven the government goes into a dark room and come out with something that is bad for the nation. Check it out.

      My take is if they feel that they have sinned against the people of the nation and displeased God, pray for your own forgiveness.
  • Annie Hickshaw (18/09/2021, 09:31) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    A vaccine shouldn't be mandatory sounds like y'all tryna. Control people smh that's sad . now to make a living people HAVE to do what yall say ? Not even have a choice of their own? Bless the world we live in #sellouts
  • Imperfect servant of the Most High God. (18/09/2021, 11:15) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Godly sorrow is the beginning of true repentance. Fake repentance is as fake as a scarecrow. Pleasing some people, especially bars and nightclubs business owners for vote getting purposes, most of the times is not going to help most of the cash-strapped citizens progression, spiritual, social, and financial wellbeing, especially not so in times of intensive pressure that the majority of our Country's people are now experiencing lately. Just think of all the youths whose fathers and mothers will make the bars and stripteases clubs the homes at night, while theirs chrildren at home, hopefully, doing God knows what. Who is in the homes with them? God knows who. What wi they be doing? God, the devil, and they know what. When money is viewed as the core ingredients to achieve happiness, the outcome is nothing less than ashes.
    A half bake cake is not a well baked cake, neither is a wobbly cabinet that lacks moral goals, good vision, and good judgement for the citizens of this country. The B.V.I clock is ticking. The countdown for the future of this country has already begun. Mark my words.

    Anti-covid-19 virus vaccines
    True, they offers help. But since when is anti-covid-19 virus vaccines is the ultimate protection against death? Is it since a group of power ravenous political leaders said so? Daily, in various gathering of people in taxis, Supermarkets, and others areas where people garther, social distancing is being deliberately.compromised.
    Round, and round, and round we go, when we stop only God knows.
  • Kilpatrick (18/09/2021, 11:30) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great news Claude - remember when we would just have our own parties
  • lmao (18/09/2021, 12:15) Like (4) Dislike (14) Reply
    I’m fully vaccinated, and I carry my card in my wallet at all times. Soon it is going to be only the fully vaccinated will be allowed to shop in supermarkets. So prepare yourselves.
  • Ghost (18/09/2021, 12:28) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Personally I understand the need for persons to earn a living, but I am not in favor of bars and nights clubs for I see these places as places where satan resides helping to deteriorate the morals of our “Christian Society”.. However, from a practical point of view in regards to Covid, Bars and nightclubs are deemed to be super spreaders for social distancing is not feasible and also persons masks are off when drinking and persons speaking to each other in these settings.(we’ve seen the proof)...In my opinion our Government is trying to meet them half-way so they can earn a living.. I hope that the mask mandate is still in place in spite of staff and patrons being vaccinated.. also, I hope that ensuring that patrons are fully vaccinated prior to entering these establishments will be enforced at all times for we are a “start/stop” community.. instead of seeing this as a negative let’s see this as a positive for all of us (though I would rather them close permanently).. hopefully this initiative will help to slow the spread while persons earn a wage as well..
  • How will this work? (18/09/2021, 12:42) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who is going to police this? What ignorance?

    Who comes up with these nonsensical and illogical policies? It is only effective if it can be implemented and enforced! Geez man!
    • How will it work? It won’t (18/09/2021, 21:45) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      It will be another unenforced rule in this backward little place we call the BVI..
  • There we go (18/09/2021, 13:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    All you please open up the territory wasting time and energy on a lawless society is ignorance. We have created a lot of monsters and we can't get them tame even with laws on the books society schooling the powers that be.

    Stop fooling yourself open up wisdom and understanding gone out the doors of the virgin islands. The economy is the going thing not the safety of lives.

    We can't stay shut up for life open the country to the flood gates of covid. Follow the protocols and try to live simple
  • Ohh wow (18/09/2021, 14:15) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    1am to 5am? Wellsahh watch inna couple days the cases will be sky high .. yallll have funn doe
  • jimmy (18/09/2021, 14:56) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let they need to break down this logic very clearly because if I was a night owner I would be making noise since only vaccinated person can now enter.. BUT if we saying entertainment centers what are we talking bout the MOVIES and THE BOWLING alley which are the only entertainment centers in the BVI...so kids can no long go bowling or to the movies because they are not vaccinated or is that the reason the agenda to have kids from 2yrs to 12yrs vaccinated...

    JUST HOLD A MEETING AND SAY IT MANDATORY FOR ANYONE IN THE BVI stop the fetching games with people rights to choose what they want
  • work (18/09/2021, 17:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @JIMMY
    What ever other places, countries do we are going to do watch you will soon see and hear. If it works for them its going to work for us. Watch only a moment of time.
  • Hmm (18/09/2021, 17:12) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    More to come, it starts with night clubs but more will slowly follow. This is just the beginning, soon to buy or sell you need to be vaccinated. What does that remind you of?
  • Juicy (18/09/2021, 18:12) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Come on my people a time like this we need to stand up an fight for our rights
    Why is the small countries then minister of health wants to make vaccine mandatory it our rights to decide to be vaccinated or not what they doing to us is putting us back in slavery every Expatriate an BV islanders must need to come together an fight against government actions
  • Juicy (18/09/2021, 18:20) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We select the government to fight for us not against us but from since covid 19 develop the government has being against us I wander sometimes if they know we are the government our voice have power so let's stand strong an hold one head my people peace an love
  • New work order (18/09/2021, 18:25) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is ridiculous vaccinated patrons????

    Who is paying off these politicians. Strong No to vaccine passports it’s super inhumane.

    Social distancing & border control worked for us. we had an outbreak after letting in vaccinated persons with no quarantine.
    • @New work order (19/09/2021, 04:11) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      If they do that they mess up the agenda
      I’m seeing soo many fully vaccinate getting COVID and the Delta variant sons getting very ill and even dying.


      Vaccinated non vaccinated all practice social distancing wasn and or sanitize
      Catch and spread
      But I say this to say this
      No bar or entertainment place will get me to take any vax.
      Plain talk
      Bad manners
  • The Old Dragon (18/09/2021, 23:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Brainwashed sheep fast asleep. This is exactly the scenario that this virus was manipulated to create. What was the government repenting for. Was it for selling out to Satan. When the COI mandates a British takeover they will be in control of an imprisoned population thanks to the clueless elected representatives. The Harmonic Sounds Band of Anegada was so right when they sang " It have some people here in this country who can't see further than their lil toe."
    When all is said and done all the lawmakers will be out of a job that is why they passed what is called the greedy bill. It is their reward for doing Satan's dirty work. These guys need to step down they definitely can't handle the situation right now the sad part is nobody in BVI can except those who engineered it so they can implement their "AGENDA". Of course we will have the conspiracy theory chorus but the fact is the conspiracy will be carried out...think about it.
    This saga will not end with a fully immunized population. I am afraid that will be the beginning of the real drama and we are falling for it hook line and sinker.
  • will (19/09/2021, 00:59) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Like really the vacinnated patrons.A lot of the hospital employess are not vaccinated.You have Doctors /Nurses down there who are dis couraging people from taking the vaccine.Mr.Malone you in charge of health clean up your house first.
  • ausar (19/09/2021, 12:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope temperature checks, are being administered at these facilities!

    The vaccinated, too, can still contract COVID, and spread it to others, including the vaccinated, hence enhancing, and causing massive spread issues!

    A cursory glance of a government issued "card", is just not enough!

    I, for one, will not patronize any establishment where there's no temperature checks!

    Imagine, the spread, while eating and drinking?

    Droplets, and salival issues?

    Really?

    Naaahhh, mehson!

    Naaahhh!
  • burn (19/09/2021, 20:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The false prophet upon the pulpit shall be judge according to his dirty deeds, for he is like his father Satan, he tricks you into making you think he serve God but he is a liar like his father the devil
  • Cruise Ship Tourists (21/09/2021, 16:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Someone correct me if I am wrong. Are the cruise ship passengers allowed to land and roam the BVI without covid tests and proof of double-vaccinated status while business owners are made to police all who come in their doors? If the government does not have the wherewithal to continue such protocols, why do they think the small businesses do?


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