NEW TARIFFS FOR TAXI AND LIVERY OPERATORS APPROVED

Taxi operators now have new tariffs to charge passengers after the new rates for the transportation industry was approved and published in the Virgin Islands Official Gazette on Wednesday. The revised fares are contained in Statutory Instrument 2022 No 106 – Road Traffic (Passenger Fares) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 and was approved by the Deputy Premier … Continued

MOU WITH CARICOM IMPACS SIGNED FOR EXCHANGE OF ADVANCED PASSENGER INFORMATION

The Memorandum of Understanding with the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) for the exchange of Advance Passenger Information (API) has been signed by the Government of the Virgin Islands. The signing occurred during a brief ceremony that included dignitaries including the Governor His Excellency John Rankin, Premier Dr. the Hon. Natalio Wheatley, … Continued

BRITTNEY GRINER RELEASED FROM RUSSIAN PRISON!

United States Women’s NBA star Brittney Griner has finally been freed from Russian prison after the two countries agreed to a prison swap involving a notorious Russian arms dealer. Viktor Bout who was held in a U.S prison for the past 12 years was swapped for the female basketball star who was arrested at a Moscow … Continued

WEST INDIES & LOCAL CRICKET LEGENDS HONOURED AT INAUGURAL GOLD JACKET CEREMONY

West Indies cricket legends Elquemedo Willet and Dr. Sir Anderson Roberts along with local cricket legends Brent Defreitas and Maxford Pipe were honoured by the Leeward Islands Cricket Board during their inaugural Gold Jacket Award Ceremony held at the Moorings on Tuesday. Cricket dignitaries inclusive of the President of the Leeward Islands Cricket Board Enoch … Continued

TASHI O’FLAHERTY-MADURO CONFIRMED AS THE REGISTRAR GENERAL AT THE CIVIL REGISTRY AND PASSPORT OFFICE

Mrs. Tashi O’Flaherty-Maduro is the new Registrar General at the Civil Registry and Passport Office after being confirmed to the post effective December 1, 2022. The confirmation came in a media release from the Government of the Virgin Islands which said Maduro’s appointment is a natural progression following the unexpected passing of the previous Registrar … Continued

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE BVI’S BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE COMPLETED IN 2023 – SAYS PREMIER

An assessment of the territory’s broadband infrastructure is set to be completed in 2023 as part of the government’s digital transformation strategy. Premier Dr. the Hon. Natalio Wheatley made the disclosure during his 2023 Budget Address as he highlighted the importance of the initiative which he says complement’s his government’s e-government agenda. “A review of … Continued