LATE SUBMISSION OF REGISTER OF INTERESTS DECLARATION LINKED TO THE ABSENCE OF AN ORIENTATION FOR NEWLY ELECTED HOA MEMBERS

The late submission of the Register of Interests declaration by at least one first-time legislator has been linked to the absence of an orientation process upon taking office. This was the sentiments shared by Junior Minister for Tourism Sharie de Castro when she appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Monday June 14. The … Continued

4 FULLY VACCINATED PORTS OF ENTRY ESTABLISHED FOR VACCINATED INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS INTO THE BVI

The BVI government has established four fully vaccinated ports of entry across the territory to receive fully vaccinated international travellers and crew members. Premier Andrew Fahie made the announcement during a live tourism update on Tuesday June 15, where he revealed that Cabinet had signed onto the new initiative which comes into effect on Thursday … Continued

SPEAKER WILLOCK BELIEVE THE RIGHTS OF SITTING HOA MEMBERS ARE BEING VIOLATED BY THE COI COMMISSIONER

Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian Willock has said that he believes the rights of the members of the House continue to be violated by the Commissioner of Inquiry, Sir Gary Hickinbottom. In a media release statement issued from the Office of the Speaker on Monday June 14, Willock expressed his discontent with several … Continued

SPEAKER WILLOCK CRITICISES REQUEST OF COI TO HAVE HOA MEMBERS SUBMIT POSITION PAPERS ON GOOD GOVERNANCE

Speaker of the House of Assembly (HOA) Julian Willock has criticised the Commissioner of Inquiry following his request to have Members of the House submit a position paper on the topic of good governance. Willock’s statement came during his presentation at the BVI Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Members Training, on Monday June 14. He said that … Continued

COI IMPLEMENTS SPECIALIST IT SYSTEM TO MANAGE THE THOUSANDS OF DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED

The Commission of Inquiry (COI) will be implementing a specialist IT system to manage the thousands of documents submitted during its investigations into the British Virgin Islands government and public sector. This is according to the COI’s Commissioner Sir Gary Hickinbottom, who made the statement during a recent live hearing on the Inquiry’s YouTube page. … Continued

NO QUARANTINE OR DAY-ZERO TESTING FOR FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS/ RAPID ANTIGEN TEST NOW ACCEPTED IN THE BVI

Fully vaccinated travellers into the British Virgin Islands will no longer have to quarantine nor will they have to undergo a day zero COVID-19 test on arrival into territory from tomorrow Tuesday June 15. These are among the latest adjustments to the BVI travel protocols which were announced by the Minister of Health Carvin Malone … Continued