SEXUAL OFFENSES BILL TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE BVI TO MONITOR AND TRACK ACTIVITY OF SEX OFFENDERS FOLLOWING RELEASE FROM PRISON

The Andrew Fahie led Administration will be introducing a Sexual Offenses Bill in the territory that will aim to monitor and track sex offenders following their release from prison. This was revealed during the 2022 Speech from the Throne in the House of Assembly, which was delivered by His Excellency Governor John Ranking today January … Continued

ALL USVI STUDENTS AND EDUCATION EMPLOYEES WITHIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS REQUIRED TO BE TESTED FOR COVID PRIOR TO PHYSICAL RESUMPTION OF LEARNING

All students and employees across public schools within the United States Virgin Islands will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing to be allowed physically back into schools from January 24. This is according to a media release published by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on Monday January 17. It said that testing will commence … Continued

BVI RECORDS 5 ADDITIONAL COVID-RELATED DEATHS OVER THE WEEKEND – RECOVERIES SURPASS 500 AS ACTIVE CASES NOW UNDER 900

The British Virgin Islands has recorded five additional COVID-related deaths as active COVID-19 cases in the territory continues to be on the decline with 510 recoveries also reported. This was confirmed in an epidemiological report from the Ministry of Health dated Monday January 17 which stated that the total COVID-related deaths in the BVI now … Continued

FOUR CHILDREN IN GUYANA SUCCUMB TO COVID IN JUST A FEW DAYS – TOTAL COVID RELATED DEATH AMONG CHILDREN NOW AT 15

Four children succumbed to COVID in just the last few days in Guyana, taking their COVID related death total among children to 15, since the advent of the novel coronavirus. This was confirmed by Guyana health officials on Monday January 17, as the country has not recorded a total of 1,905 deaths and 51,203 infections … Continued

FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING TO RESUME FROM NEXT MONDAY FOR SPECIAL CATEGORY OF STUDENTS, THEN ON JAN 31 FOR ALL STUDENTS

Face-to-face learning is set to resume across public schools within the territory over the next two weeks, starting with select categories, then all students from January 31. This was the announcement made by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education Dr. Natalio Wheatley during an interview on Tola Radio on Monday January 17. He said … Continued

TOTAL ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE BVI ON THE DECLINE WITH 473 RECOVERIES REPORTED TODAY – TOTAL CASES NOW 1,220

Active positive COVID-19 cases are seemingly on the decline in the British Virgin Islands after some 473 recoveries were reported today Friday January 14, to reduce the total active cases down to 1,220. This is according to information presented in the latest COVID-19 epidemiological summary from the Ministry of Health. On Wednesday January 12, 1,387 … Continued

LOCAL BUSINESSES ENCOURAGED TO UPDATE BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND DISASTER PLANS TO AVOID DISRUPTIONS DUE TO COVID

Updating one’s business continuity and disaster plans is the advice from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) to assist with minimal disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the message shared during Thursday’s stakeholder meeting by DDM’s Acting Director Jasen Penn. He said in addition to ensuring the safety of customers, businesses should likewise … Continued