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September 18th, 2021
Bars, nightclubs can now re-open with fully vaccinated staff & patrons

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.

January 8th, 2021
‘Far too many’ COVID-19 protocol breaches over holiday weekend - Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s strict entry protocols, persons and businesses are still breaching the laws and flouting the protocols.

November 19th, 2020
Bars, clubs, beauty shops to be given automatic Gold Seal certification

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Owners and staff within the entertainment and beauty sectors can breathe a sigh of relief as they would not need to go through the re-inspection process for the reopening of the territory to tourists come December 1, 2020.

October 21st, 2020
Bar fights, incidents adding to already stressed situation– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and government consultant, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on local bar and pub owners to put more security measures in place to prevent fights and other negative incidents on their premises.

October 11th, 2020
‘Follow the law’: Skelton-Cline urges nightlife businesses & patrons

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Now that the curfew has been lifted to midnight to 5:00am following no reported active COVID-19 cases and bars and night clubs are now allowed to operate once more, commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline has appealed to nightlife business operators and patrons to be responsible and follow the COVID-19 suppression protocols in place.

September 15th, 2020
New 14-day curfew from 5:00pm To 5:00am imposed in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has advised the National Security Council to impose a new restricted 14-day curfew from 5:00pm to 5:00am daily starting from today, September 16 to 29, 2020.

June 10th, 2020
'Total disregard' for COVID-19 protocols @ bars & nightclubs– CEHO Michael

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Environmental Health Officer (CEHO) Mr Lionel E. Michael said social distancing, hand hygiene and other protocols put in place to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus in the Virgin Islands went out of the window when bars and nightclubs opened last weekend.

May 25th, 2020
Restaurants now allowed to offer dine-in services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In more ease of COVID-19 restrictions, as the government executes its local economic reboot, approved restaurants will now be able to host individuals for dine-in services.

January 29th, 2020
Bar owners & men complaining of dead nightlife - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – While accusing authorities of killing the local nightlife after an alleged immigration sting operation against exotic dancers, ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said more needs to be done to rid the Virgin Islands of unemployed immigrants.

February 9th, 2019
After 8 years of promises, still no updated Liquor License Law

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In 2003-2007 when the National Democratic Party (NDP) first came to power, they promised the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), revised and modernised Liquor License rules in what they described then as the ‘State of the Territory Address.’

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