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February 10th, 2024
Two nabbed for allegedly defrauding USVI Gov’t of $500K COVID funds


CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, USVI — The USVI Police Department's the Economic Crime Unit on Thursday announced the arrest of two individuals, Kenyetta Riddick and Andrew John for their alleged involvement in fraudulently obtaining money from the Government of the Virgin Islands' Covid Economic Stimulus account.

June 14th, 2022
Hon Penn urges the unvaccinated to take the jab

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) says with the relaxation of local public health measures relating to COVID-19, the local economy will continue to rebound.

June 4th, 2022
Delay in test kit shipments leads to shortage at COVID-19 testing sites - BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has reported that as a result of a delay in shipment of antigen test kits, a temporary shortage of test kits is being experienced at local COVID-19 testing sites.

January 29th, 2022
COVID & digitization

By Dickson C. Igwe

In the age of COVID, countries that are able to swiftly and robustly deliver digital services and products to their residents, will win and prevail, socially and economically

January 15th, 2022
The age of COVID

Dickson C. Igwe

Much of humanity has not woken up to the reality of a more complex, much more interconnected, and digitally-driven era. When men and women began to get ill with the Covid 19 virus in early 2020, little did the world know the length, depth, and scope of change to be visited upon humanity, in the following years.

December 24th, 2021
SSB, NHI reportedly closes over COVID-19 infected staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the offices of the Social Security Board (SSB) along with National Health Insurance (NHI) in the Virgin Islands (VI) have reportedly closed over COVID-19.

December 10th, 2021
Gov’t has not dropped ball with COVID-19 & Omicron- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has assured that his government has not dropped the ball on its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the new Omicron variant, as the global pandemic rages on.

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