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September 16th, 2021
Virgin Islanders used to build everything for themselves - Dr the Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has admitted that the Virgin Islands (VI) education system has a challenge where it is not good at teaching vocational skills but has a focus on administrative training.

September 16th, 2021
If you have a crowded bar, 'you picking on yourself'– Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- On the heels of two bars being ordered closed and $1,000 fines issued over the past weekend, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) said bar owners are picking on themselves when they allow their establishments to be overcrowded.

September 16th, 2021
Cuba vaccinating children as young as 2 years old

NEW YORK TIMES

Cuba will begin vaccinating children as young as 2 against the coronavirus this week, making it the only country so far to immunize children that young.

September 16th, 2021
VI launching survey to gauge perception towards COVID vaccination

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges has said health authorities will be rolling out a survey to better understand public perception surrounding vaccination.

September 16th, 2021
New champs emerge @ BVI Laser Masters & Back to School Regatta

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Colin Rathbun toppled 2-time winner Christian Thompson in the Laser class when the BVI Laser Masters Championship and Back to School Regatta, organised by the Royal BVI Yacht Club, were held on September 11, 2021.

September 15th, 2021
Caribbean needs digital & balanced recovery from pandemic- VI tells UNESCO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has called for a digital and balanced recovery in the Caribbean from the COVID-19 pandemic at a virtual dialogue on work and life in the region, organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural and Organisation (UNESCO) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) on September 9, 2021.

September 15th, 2021
5 HMP inmates charged for murder of Nickail Chambers

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI– Police this morning, September 15, 2021, charged five inmates in relation to the May 2021 stabbing at Her Majesty’s Prison that resulted in the death of Nickail Chambers.

September 15th, 2021
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic U. Raab demoted

LONDON, United Kingdom- As part of a major Cabinet reshuffle, United Kingdom Foreign Secretary has been demoted to Justice Secretary and replaced by Elizabeth M. Truss who was Trade Secretary.

September 15th, 2021
Gov’t awaiting approval to vaccinate children ages 2 to 12 – Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has said the Government of the Virgin Islands is working to have children aged 12 and under vaccinated and awaiting the necessary approvals to do so.

September 15th, 2021
USVI records 67th COVID-19 related death

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, announced the 67th death related to COVID-19 in the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

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