CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN DONATES TO RELIEF EFFORTS IN ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

As the region rallies to assist the thousands of people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines displaced by the eruption of the La Soufriere Volcano, CIBC FirstCaribbean has sent a shipment of much needed supplies to the island. The shipment which was coordinated by the Barbados Coast Guard left the island on Thursday evening aboard the Admiral Bay which was due to arrive in St. Vincent early … Continued

9,079 FIRST DOSES OF ASTRAZENECA VACCINE ADMINISTERED SAFELY IN THE BVI

The British Virgin Islands is reporting that 9,079 first doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine were safely administered as COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue.  Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone confirmed the numbers of persons who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during the Seventh Sitting of the Third Session of the … Continued

BVI GET LICENSED RADIO OPERATOR AND EXAMINER

The Territory’s emergency communications capabilities have been strengthened by the addition of two licenced amateur radio operators, including one who has achieved the rank of examiner. Mr. Elton Scatliffe is the BVI’s first amateur radio operator to qualify as a volunteer examiner, and the first to earn this accreditation remotely. He initially trained in emergency … Continued

VESSEL WITH RELIEF SUPPLIES SINKS IN EN ROUTE TO ST VINCENT FROM ST LUCIA

A vessel carrying relief supplies from Saint Lucia to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines sank Saturday afternoon, Marine Police say. But another boat saved the three people on board the ‘Sunshine Angels’, according to the police. Law enforcement officials told St Lucia Times that the individuals on board at the time the boat sank were the Saint Lucian … Continued

BVI SHARES LESSONS IN HURRICANE RECOVERY WITH UN PARTNERS

Ms. Patlian Johnson, Recovery and Development Cooperation Specialist in the Premier’s Office, has shared the lessons learned in hurricane recovery by the British Virgin Islands at a meeting of UN agencies and recovery partners organised by UNDP as a part of their Development Dialogues series. Ms. Johnson made the feature presentation during a special breakout … Continued

BVI COMPANIES DONATE OVER 36,000 BOTTLES OF WATER TO ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

RoadTown Wholesale, Nagico BVI, FLOW BVI and Delta Petroleum announces a group donation of a container of water to the island of St. Vincent & Grenadines. The container which sailed from Port Everglades, Florida yesterday will be delivered to the Director of the National Emergency Management Organisation of St. Vincent. RTW Managing Director, Mr. Neil … Continued

BVI RESIDENTS WARNED TO PREPARE FOR RESPIRATORY IRRITANTS AS A RESULT OF VOLCANO ERUPTION IN ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Development are cautioning residents concerning atmospheric conditions as a result of the volcano eruption on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Chief of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Services, Mrs. Gracia Wheatley-Smith stated that the probability of the ash heavily impacting the Virgin Islands maybe minimal, but … Continued

BVI BUSINESSES OFFERING MAJOR DISCOUNTS FOR VACCINATED CUSTOMERS. VACCINE EXPIRATION DATE QUICKLY APPROACHING.

In a fervent effort to get residents vaccinated, local BVI businesses have begun offering huge discounts for customers who can present a valid Covid-19 vaccination card. This concerted effort marries the Government’s agenda to achieve herd immunity by vaccinating the majority of the population before the vaccines expire in May, June & July respectively. Clarence … Continued