FOOTBALL FIESTA HAILED A SUCCESS, GIRLS AND WOMEN COME TO TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AND THE SPORT OF FOOTBALL

Almost fifty (50) girls and women took to the field in East End/Long Look on Saturday March 6th to celebrate International Women’s Day, along with the Regional Governing Body CONCACAF and the Football Association. As explained by the Head of the FA Women’s Committee, Mrs. Mary Phillips “International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating … Continued

POLICE RECORD ANOTHER SPIKE IN THEFT OF TOOLS

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is again reporting a spike in theft of tools for a second week in a row and is urging the public to place added security around these items. They’re being categorized by officials as ‘opportunist’ thefts and the RVIPF is urging the public to be aware of the high … Continued

SCHOOLS OBSERVE COMMONWEALTH DAY DESPITE NO LONGER RECOGNIZED AS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Despite Commonwealth Day no longer being observed as a public holiday in the territory of the Virgin Islands, public schools across the territory are observing Commonwealth day by engaging in a variety of activities throughout today March 8th, 2021. The Joyce Samuel Primary School set the precedence with a day packed with activities commemorating Commonwealth … Continued

A YEAR LATER TEMPORARY TERMINATION EXTENSION ENDS, EXPIRED ON FEBRUARY 28TH, 2021; MINISTRY SOURCES SAY IT WILL NOT BE EXTENDED. WILL EMPLOYERS CUT EMPLOYEES OR RETURN THEM AS FULL TIME EMPLOYEES, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REMAIN TIGHT LIPPED

A year later and the temporary termination extension has finally ended. Sources within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labor have confirmed that the Temporary Termination date which expired on February 28th, 2021 will not be extended, forcing employers to make hard decisions. On May 29th, 2020 the Minister responsible for Immigration and Labor, the … Continued

NIGHT CLUB STABBING LEAVES MAN INJURED

Today Sunday March 7, 2021, a man was hurried to the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital in the wee hours of the morning after receiving a stab wound to the abdomen and elbows. Based on reports, the incident took place in the wee hours of Sunday morning at a local nightclub after an altercation between … Continued

DOMINICA CONTRIBUTES 2000 VACCINES TO THE BVI

Today Sunday March 7th, the BVI is expected to receive some 2000 vaccines from Dominica for immediate distribution, as a result of a partnership with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), which was rallied on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Carvin Malone made the announcement inviting … Continued

WEEKEND SEARCHES YIELD FIREARM AND DRUGS

Searches carried out by officers of Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Special Investigations Team over the weekend have yielded one firearm and a large quantity of drugs. Officers charged two persons for keeping an unlicenced firearm after a search warrant executed Friday afternoon at a home in Butu Mountain uncovered the loaded illegal weapon. Charged … Continued

CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN DONATES USD$750,000 TO PURCHASE NEEDED COVID-19 VACCINES FOR 10 COUNTRIES ACROSS THE REGION

Ten countries across the region will get a major boost to their Covid-19 vaccination programmes as a result of a USD$500, 000 donations from regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean. The donation to national vaccination programmes is being made by the bank through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, and will support the purchase of … Continued

GOVERNMENT BACKPEDALS, RESUMES VACCINATIONS IN THREE WEEKS ON ACCOUNT OF UK CONFIRMATION OF ADDITIONAL VACCINES

In an official media broadcast on March 4th, 2021, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Carvin Malone announced that the Government of the Virgin Islands will be continuing with the vaccine roll-out plan after this week announcing to the dissatisfaction of many residents that the program was being halted due to a delay in … Continued