SAVED BY THE BELL STAR; DUSTIN DIAMOND DIES AT 44

Dustin Diamond, who played the role of Screech on the popular 1990s high school comedy “Saved by the Bell,” died Monday after a recent cancer diagnosis, according to Diamond’s manager, Roger Paul. He was 44. Diamond first shared news of his cancer diagnosis last month. At the time, his manager said his client’s health was “serious” and … Continued

USVI RESIDENTS TO RECIEVE STIMULUS CHECKS IN THE SECOND WEEK OF FEBRUARY

VI CONSORTIUM – The Bryan administration announced during its weekly Covid-19 press briefing Monday that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (B.I.R.) is expected to rollout the second round of CARES Act stimulus checks in the second week of February. Speaking during the briefing, Gov’t House Communications Director Richard Motta used slides to further explain the … Continued

BVI SENIOR PUBLIC OFFICERS CONTRIBUTE TO UNESCO EFFORTS IN MOULDING RESPONSIBLE GLOBAL CITIZENS IN THE TERRITORY

GIS – Senior Public Officers from the Territory had the opportunity to weigh in on UNESCO’s recent Futures of Education Webinar Series and shared plans for moulding responsible global citizens in the Territory. Secretary General for the BVI National Commission for UNESCO, Dr. Allison Flax-Archer said the meetings are held as a discussion among various … Continued

GOVERNOR JASPERT RECOGNIZES THE BVI FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY FOR ITS STRONG REGULATIONS

Speaking at a press conference on the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry, outgoing British Virgin Islands (BVI) Governor Augustus Jaspert said the BVI has “an excellent financial services industry that is known worldwide for its strong regulation and international standards.” The Governor also said that the the values of integrity, honesty and respect “run … Continued

MAGISTRATES COURT IMPLEMENTS 14-DAY RESTRICTION FOR TRAVELLERS APPEARING IN COURT

The Magistrate’s Court is asking for all parties involved in court proceedings, who has travelled, after receiving government clearance after their four-day quarantine period, to adhere to an additional ten-day period before appearing physically at the Magistrate’s Court. This protocol is effective January 25th. This precaution will serve as an additional layer of protection against … Continued

UNOFFICIAL CLAIMS RVIPF SURFACES OF RVIPF OFFICER BEING INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY; CoP DIDN’T CONFIRM OR DENY CLAIMS

Commissioner Michael Matthews has denied any official reports of a Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Police Sergeant being removed from duty pending an investigation into his involvement with illegal activities. The message, which has been circulating on social media, reached our news room. It stated “Good Morning, a Police Sergeant in the RVIPF has been … Continued

RESIDENTS OF THE BVI QUESTIONS GOVERNOR JASPERT’S MOTIVES AND CALLS FOR APOLOGY AFTER NEGATIVE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE

Yesterday, the residents of the British Virgin watched as the Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J.U. Jaspert announced the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry. In his statement, Governor Jaspert listed a number of allegations that have been reported against present and successive Governments of the Territory. One resident of the BVI … Continued

BVIHSA & HLSCC EMBARKS ON FIRST EMT TRAINING IN THE TERRITORY

The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) in conjunction withHLSCC’s Workforce Training Division, Centre for Professional Development and Community Education embarked on its first Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training for the Territory on January 13. The first cohort of twelve aspiring EMTs have been introduced to emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients. … Continued