BVI PORTS AUTHORITY DEFERS FEE INCREASES TO 2022

Pursuant to the public announcement made by Premier and Minister with responsibility for Ports, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, on Thursday, April 8th, regarding the postponement of port fee increases to 2022, the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority officially advises all stakeholders that the majority of fees, included those scheduled to take effect next month, will … Continued

TOTAL LOCKDOWN FOR SURINAME AS CASES TOP 19,000

Suriname Thursday announced a complete lockdown on Sundays and holidays until July 5, as the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country and other member states recorded deaths linked to COVID-19. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Suriname has risen to 427 after nine people died from the virus, pushing the total for this month to 125. … Continued

COMING TO THE BVI? BVI CONCIERGE SERVICES ONLINE LAUNCHED TO SERVE VISITORS

BVI Concierge Services (BVICS) Online, a full service concierge serving all clients visiting the BVI, has officially launched today, June 14. The website, BVICS.NET, is now LIVE and accepting requests for services. BVICS provides various services including Travel Authorization Certificates, Grocery Shopping & Delivery, Laundry Services, Meal Delivery, Shopping for clothing and other essentials, and … Continued

27 PERSONS NATURALIZED AS BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY CITIZENS

Twenty-seven persons are now the newest group of British Overseas Territories Citizens (BOTC) of the Virgin Islands after taking the oath to complete the process during a naturalisation ceremony. His Excellency the Governor John J. Rankin, CMG in remarks at the ceremony, offered congratulations to the new citizens and further encouraged them to maintain a … Continued

EXPAT MOTHER REUNITED WITH 6-MONTH OLD BABY IN BVI. MINISTER SAYS POLICY REVIEW IS BEING CONSIDERED

The expatriate woman who upon exiting the BVI recently was forced to leave her 6-month old baby behind, has since been reunited with the child. The woman’s departure was prompted by the Immigration department’s policy that mandates expatriates to leave the territory when transitioning between work permits. However, in light of the circumstances, considerate officials … Continued

JOINTS FOR JABS: WASHINGTON OFFERS FREE WEED TO VACCINATED ADULTS

In an effort to further encourage residents to get vaccinated, Washington state’s liquor and cannabis board has launched the “Joints for Jabs” campaign, which will temporarily allow state-licensed cannabis retailers to give a free joint to adults who get the vaccine. This initiative remains in effect until July 12.The board has stipulated that cannabis retailers … Continued