BVI FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR EXPERIENCES HUGE GROWTH IN FIRST HALF OF 2021

The British Virgin Islands’ (BVI’s) financial services sector has continued to see strong growth in the first half of 2021, with a 68 percent increase in company incorporations and almost a three-fold (269%) increase in the registration of limited partnerships (LPs). This is according to a media release from the Premier’s Office which said that … Continued

MINISTER WHEATLEY DISAPPROVES IN THE MANNER OF WHICH THE PREMIER WAS TREATED IN RECENT COI HEARING

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Vincent Wheatley has voiced his disapproval in the manner of which the Premier of the Virgin Islands was displayed in a recent Commission of Inquiry hearing. Minister Wheatley in a recent appearance on the Honestly Speaking radio programme said he believes that Premier Andrew Fahie during his hearing … Continued

SPIKE IN THEFT OF GENERATORS AND TOOLS – RVIPF URGES RESIDENTS TO SECURE PROPERTY

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is recording an uptick in thefts of generators and tools left around private properties and road sides unattended. This week, one resident of Hodge’s Creek reported three generators stolen from her property, while a contractor reported a generator stolen from his construction site. Weed eaters and blowers were also … Continued

COI “UNREASONABLE” DEADLINES OVERWHELMING PUBLIC OFFICERS AND AFFECTING THEIR NORMAL DUTIES

Officers within the Public Service continue to be overwhelmed with the high volume of work and what has been described as “unreasonable” deadlines set by the Commission of Inquiry. This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who made the comments during yesterday’s Sitting of the House of Assembly as he requested for a rearrangement of … Continued

SPEAKER WILLOCK DESCRIBES THE RECENT PRESCRIPTION OF THE $77K LEGAL BILL AS AN ACT OF INTERFERENCE AGAINST LEGISLATIVE ARM

The recent decision made by the Supreme High Court to administer legal charges totaling more $77,000 for the now withdrawn injunction which was filed against the Commission of Inquiry attorneys, is now being described as an act of interference against the BVI Legislature. This assertion comes from the Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian … Continued

JVD PRIMARY TO REOPEN TODAY AFTER MAJOR ISSUES HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED – SCHOOL WILL HAVE 3 RETROFITTED TRAILERS FOR STUDENTS

The Jost Van Dyke Primary School is expected to reopen today Wednesday September 22 after the majority of the issues identified recently have been rectified. This is according to the Education Minister Dr. Natalio Wheatley who made the announcement while speaking on the VIP Lets Talk radio programme last night. He said the works completed … Continued

ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES DROP TO 30 WITH MAJORITY NOW ON VG – HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CONCERNED ON HIGH % OF LOCAL CASES

The number of active positive COVID-19 cases in the British Virgin Islands continue to be on the decline with the total cases now standing at 30. This is according to the Minister for Health Carvin Malone who made the announcement during a VIP Lets Talk radio programme last night. He said the active numbers had … Continued

MOU TOTALING APPROX $150K SIGNED TO BENEFIT PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICERS – INITIATIVE SPEARHEADED BY GOVERNOR’S GROUP

A Memorandum of Understanding valued nearly $150,000 has been signed for a capacity building initiative which is being spearheaded by the Governor’s Group to benefit the public service. This is according to a media release from the Office of the Deputy Governor dated Tuesday September 21, which said the agreement will aim to develop highly … Continued

BVI NATIONAL COMMISSION TO FOCUS ON THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE, EARTH AND WILDLIFE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

Secretary General for the BVI National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, (UNESCO), Dr. Allison Flax-Archer has said the commission will focus on the protection of people, the planet and wildlife as it observes International Day of Peace today. Dr. Flax-Archer said, “Establishing a culture of peace and sustainable development are … Continued

PERSONS CHARGED WILL BE SUBJECTED TO MANDATORY COVID-19 TESTING PRIOR TO BEING LAWFULLY DETAINED

All persons in police custody who are subsequently charged with a criminal offense will now be mandated to take a COVID-19 test prior to being lawfully detained. This is according to the Minister for Health Carvin Malone who made the announcement during a media conference on Monday September 20. According to the minister, he said … Continued