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September 3rd, 2021
VI Gov’t to pay $269K to St Lucia for accommodating VI prisoners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved payments of $269,940 to be paid to the Government of St Lucia, for accommodating prisoners as a result of damages to the Her Majesty’s Prison by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

August 19th, 2021
HoA looking to exit 'Save the Seed Energy Centre' by year end- Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Willock has indicated that the House is looking to exit the Save the Seed Energy Centre by the end of the year, if all goes well in expediting the return to the HoA Chambers in Road Town, Tortola.

August 3rd, 2021
AG ‘stimulus’ reports to be brought to HoA despite ‘accuracy’ concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite expressing concerns including about accuracy, Cabinet has decided that the Auditor General’s Reports on the Government of the Virgin Islands’ stimulus programme for religious organisations, civic groups, daycares and private schools as well as for farmers and fisherfolks will be laid in the House of Assembly (HoA).

July 25th, 2021
Ministerial Political Advisors is ‘aligned with what is done in UK’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the announcement by Cabinet that it has granted approval for Ministers and Junior Ministers to be assigned Ministerial Political Advisors and that the position will attract no more than $120,000 per year, there have been criticisms from some members of the public about the expenses to be incurred while some have challenged the need for the positions.

July 23rd, 2021
Political advisors for ministers approved by Cabinet!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In an online meeting chaired by His Excellency, the Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, on July 8, 2021, Cabinet considered and granted approval for ministers and junior ministers to be assigned Ministerial Political Advisors.

July 19th, 2021
7:00pm to 5:00 am curfew to continue in VI– Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) has said the 7:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew currently in place in the Virgin Islands will continue for 14 more days.

July 5th, 2021
No lockdown but night curfew returns following COVID-19 surge in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the territory now seeing a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, the Government of the Virgin Islands has announced new suppression measures, including a nighttime curfew.

July 1st, 2021
Restrictions to The Baths lifted!

THE BATHS, Virgin Gorda, VI- Director of the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands (NPTVI) Dr Cassander P. Titley– O’Neal has disclosed that the restrictions to The Baths to accommodate cruise ship guests have been lifted on the request of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration.

June 11th, 2021
Cabinet approves zero-rate customs duty on renewable energy products

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has approved several measures to accelerate the transition of the territory to a green economy, starting with the application of zero-rated customs duties to be applied to any renewable energy product/items being imported into the Territory.

June 4th, 2021
Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard confirmed as BVIPA MD

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has confirmed the appointment of Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard as the Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority for the next two years.

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