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February 25th, 2022
As pandemic impacts economies globally was VI smart to not take UK Loan Guarantee?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even while some, for political reasons, have stated that the Government of the Virgin Islands should have ignored all the risks and red flags and go ahead and accept the £300M Loan Guarantee offer from the United Kingdom (UK) following the destructive hurricanes of 2017, statistics are now showing it may have done the right thing as inflation rises worldwide and economies continue to feel the impact of the pandemic.

February 23rd, 2022
52-year-old man is 109th person in USVI to die of Covid-related causes

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St CROIX, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, announced the 109th Virgin Islander to die of causes related to Covid-19.

October 6th, 2021
39 active COVID-19 cases reported in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- According to the Territory’s Epidemiological Summary for testing done on October 4, 2021 and reported on October 5, 2021, there are 39 active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands.

September 3rd, 2021
Cruise Ships allowed! Travel bubble will be in place

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will be welcoming cruise calls to its shores in a couple of weeks, now that amendments have been made to make entry easier for cruise ship passengers.

July 28th, 2021
Partygoers not adhering to COVID-19 protocols on JvD – Hon Rymer

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The party island, Jost van Dyke, seems to be living up to its reputation even in the midst of rising deaths and a COVID-19 spike in the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 20th, 2021
Police pepper spray alleged curfew/COVID protocol breakers in EE & LL

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom is that ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) allegedly used pepper spray to disperse persons allegedly breaching COVID-19 protocols in East End and Long Look yesterday, July 19, 2021.

July 15th, 2021
‘Consider your ways, adhere to protocols’- BVI Christian Council

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands continues to see a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, as well as deaths due to the virus, the BVI Christian Council has appealed to the public to adhere to the protocols even as they continue to call on to God for help.

June 9th, 2021
COVID economy

Thomas C. Famous

A few weeks ago, an announcement was made by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stating that those who are fully vaccinated would no longer have to wear a mask inside of a store/restaurant.

May 19th, 2021
USVI will be among last jurisdictions to lift mask mandate- Gov Bryan

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- While a growing list of states have adjusted their mask mandates to reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to ease restrictions for vaccinated people, Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr said Monday, May 17, 2021, that not only will the US Virgin Islands' mask mandate remain in place, the territory will be among the last jurisdictions to lift its current No Mask, No Service policy.

February 11th, 2021
'If I had my way the curfew would have increased!'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has defended the ongoing three-hour curfew in the Virgin Islands, stating that persons need to be reminded that COVID-19 is still a threat.

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