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October 15th, 2021
COVID-19 curfew lifted; Social distancing in place for events

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Authorities in the Virgin Islands (V) have removed that national COVID-19 curfew, however, persons hosting events will still be required to ensure the public health guidelines are followed.

September 23rd, 2021
Teachers to receive $300 stipend for classroom resources- Dr the Hon Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola – Teachers in the Virgin Islands (VI) will receive a $300 stipend to purchase classroom resources as part of the adjusted budget being formulated by the Fahie Administration.

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 13th, 2021
'Overcrowded' Paraquita Bay bar ordered closed

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Chief Environmental Health Officer Mr Lionel E. Michael, along with the assistance of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), closed down another popular bar for alleged breach of the social distancing protocols as mandated by the Government.

July 31st, 2021
Delta variant prompts delayed reopening of physical schools

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Pointing to the emergence of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the strain of the virus that research shows releases about 1,000 times more viral particles than the original variant, Governor Albert Bryan on Thursday ordered that the territory’s public schools utilize virtual learning when they reopen on August 9, 2021.

April 9th, 2021
Social distancing reduced to 3-feet for VI schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control for a 3-feet reduction in social distancing guideline, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has implemented the same requirements for schools in the territory.

March 23rd, 2021
3ft distancing in classrooms to be proposed to Cabinet- Dr the Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- School children in the Virgin Islands could be allowed to sit 3 feet apart instead of 6 feet in classrooms if Cabinet gives the green light on the proposal, according to Deputy Premier and Education Minister, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

March 9th, 2021
Vaccinated people can gather in small groups without masks- CDC

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday, March 8, 2021, that people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather privately in small groups without wearing masks or social distancing, an announcement that eases restrictions for inoculated individuals as vaccination picks up pace in the United States of America.

December 18th, 2020
'Cavalier attitude' towards social distancing, wearing of masks in VI – Hon Fraser

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Legislator Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has said despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) citizens continue to exhibit a cavalier attitude towards the COVID-19 health guidelines.

October 24th, 2020
St Ursula Holiday lime ends in bloody brawl @ VG bar

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - A Virgin Gorda man was yesterday, October 23, 2020, taken to the Nurse Iris O'Neal Medical facility after a brutal beating by two men while at a social event for the St Ursula Holiday on Lee Road, Virgin Gorda.

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