DELTA VARIANT NOT DETECTED IN THE BVI – FAILING TO ADHERE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS LED TO BVI SPIKE – DR. GEORGES

Results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency have revealed that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected to be in the British Virgin Islands. This was revealed by the Acting Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health Dr. Ronald Georges who made the statement during a recent COVID-19 update to … Continued

TWO DOSES OF THE PFIZER OR ASTRAZENECA VACCINES FOUND TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE AGAINST DELTA VARIANT – ACCORDING TO NEW STUDY

SOURCE: LONDON, (Reuters) – Two doses of Pfizer (PFE.N) or AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study published on Wednesday showed. Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, now the dominant variant worldwide, though the study reiterated that … Continued

GOV’T ALLOCATES APPROXIMATELY $600K FOR DEMOLITION WORKS TO THE R.T.O’NEAL ADMIN COMPLEX

Nealy $600,000 have been approved by the government of the Virgin Islands to complete demolition works to the Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex (RTOAC). This was revealed in the latest Cabinet Decisions statement which stated that Cabinet met on July 8th and approved a number of allocations for rehabilitation works to the Administration Complex. According to … Continued

RESIDENTS WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS WAITING TOO LATE TO REPORT SYMPTOMS TO THE AUTHORITIES – SAYS BVIHSA ACTING CEO

Residents are waiting far too long to report their COVID-19 symptoms to the relevant local healthcare professionals and as a result are arriving in the Emergency Room at the Dr. D Orlando Smith Hospital too late. This was the sentiments shared by the Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), … Continued

COI TO BREAK UNTIL LATE AUGUST DUE TO COVID SPIKE & OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTATION FROM GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Due to the territory’s current spike in COVID-19 cases, coupled with many outstanding important documents, the Commission of Inquiry (COI) will be breaking for hearings until late August as the team prepares to make a brief return to the United Kingdom. This is according to a media release from the COI’s Secretary Steven Chandler who … Continued

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES URGED TO USE THE NEW ONLINE WORK PERMIT SYSTEM – HARD COPY APPLICATIONS NO LONGER ACCEPTED

The Department of Labour and Workforce Development is urging all employers and employees in the British Virgin Islands to get acquainted with the new Online Work Permit System to commence online submissions. This plea was issued in a media release from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration on Tuesday July 20. Deputy Labour … Continued