GOVERNMENT EXTENDS NIGHT-TIME BAN ON BIKES!

Despite being met with controversial reviews in several public debates, the Government of the Virgin Islands has extended its ban on bikes between the hours of 5pm-5am for another three weeks. The decision was reflected in Government’s official gazette under the Road Traffic (Restriction of Use of Motor Cycle), which stated that the updated ban … Continued

ROTARY RESPONDS TO ANONYMOUS COMPLAINT LETTER AGAINST RYAN GELUK

Earlier this week, we reported on a letter reaching our newsroom that reflected shocking complaints by an alleged Rotary member calling for Ryan Geluk’s appointment to be retracted. The District Governor of Rotary, Delma Maduro has since responded. Please see the full press release letter below. Statement by Rotary District Governor Delma Maduro Past President … Continued

LIAT EXTENDS SUSPENSION OF FLIGHTS!

Source: LIAT LIAT‘s commercial passenger services will remain suspended until 15th July 2020, due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Julie Reifer-Jones noted that while territories have begun to announce reopening dates, there are extended quarantine restrictions and protocols which are impacting the demand for travel. The CEO noted … Continued

MINISTER WHEATLEY PUSHING FOR PRISONERS TO BE EXPUNGED UNDER PROPOSED MARIJUANA LEGISLATION

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. The Honorable Natalio Wheatley is fighting for prisoners incarcerated for Marijuana-related crimes to be expunged, under the proposed Marijuana Legislation. The announcement was made earlier today via an exclusive 45-minute interview with 284 Media on Facebook. Minister Wheatley said “we have taken a decision as a government that persons should … Continued

TERRITORY DAY- THE MARCH TOWARDS GREATER AUTONOMY

GIS This year’s annual Territory Day celebrations will focus on the importance of being a Virgin Islander in a year when the Territory will go through a constitutional review. The celebrations are being held under the theme, “The March Toward Greater Autonomy: Shaping Collective Pride”, and will also focus on what it was to be … Continued

BVIOC ORGANIZES COMMUNITY WALKS TO MARK OLYMPIC DAY!

The BVI Olympic Committee in collaboration with its National Federations and community groups will be hosting early morning community walks throughout the Virgin Islands on Saturday, June 27, 2020 to promote the Olympic Day message to #StayActive.  The community walks will take place in lieu of the annual interactive Sports Festival which officially have taken place since … Continued

ROTARIANS ALLEGEDLY CALLS FOR RYAN GELUK TO STEP DOWN DUE TO INVOLVEMENT IN BVI AIRWAYS FRAUD

Ryan Geluk’s appointment as Rotary’s Assistant Governor for the BVI 2020/2021 is under fire following daunting revelations about his role in the BVI Airways project gone bad, and surprisingly the heat is allegedly coming from within the Rotary family. The “4-page” letter reaching our newsroom stated, “fearing inaction” by the District Governor-Elect Charles Sealey, concerned … Continued