BVICCHA HOST BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING LUNCH & LEARN WORKING SESSION; PART 1 TODAY JANUARY 19TH

In a continued effort to keep the business community engaged, the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association is hosting a series of Business Continuity Planning Lunch and Learn working sessions. Part 1 is being held today January 19th, 2022 from 12-1pm. In an official comment the chamber said, “2022 is all about PLANNING. One … Continued

BVIPA MANAGEMENT TEAM ENGAGES IN HR WORKSHOP FOCUSED AT INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY AND BUILDING A BETTER ORGANIZATION

The management team of the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority’s (BVIPA) participated in a workshop on 13th January 2022 which took on a hybrid method. The workshop was facilitated by the agency’s Human Resources Manager, Mrs. Patricia Blaize-Adams. The authority in a press release said the aim of the Human Resources workshop was to “delve … Continued

EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL MEETING AS REDEVELOPMENT OF ELMORE STOUTT HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS IS SET TO BEGIN

In an effort to include all education stakeholders across the territory of the Virgin Islands on the proposed redevelopment of the Elmore Stoutt High school campus, the Government of the Virgin Islands through the Ministry of Education is hosting a virtual meeting today January 19th, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m to update all … Continued

SVG IS FIRST MEMBER STATE OF THE OECS TO BE GRANTED PERMISSION FOR THE EXPORT OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS; FIRST SHIPMENT OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS HEADED TO GERMANY

Permission has officially been granted by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) in Germany allowing St Vincent and the Grenadines to be the first member state of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to be allowed to export medicinal cannabis. The first shipment from St. Vincent and the Grenadines heads to … Continued

ESCAPED PRISONER KURT RABSATT RECAPTURED

On Yesterday January 17th, 2022, officers of the Armed Response Team recaptured Kurt Rabsatt in the East End area of Tortola. Rabsatt 36 of Long Look had escaped police custody in late December while being escorted into the East End Police Station. Rabsatt is suspected to be responsible for a number of burglaries, in addition … Continued

LEGAL FRATERNITY CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF THE 2022 LAW YEAR

The legal fraternity celebrated the opening of the 2022 Law Year of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) on January 11. The start of the year began with a church service at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre, before transitioning to a virtual ceremony under the theme: “The ECSC: Re-imagining the justice system … Continued

EARLY COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) TROPICAL METEOROLOGY PROJECT FORECAST SHOWS SIGNS OF ANOTHER ABOVE-AVERAGE HURRICANE SEASON

Early signs point to yet another above average hurricane season. This year’s hurricane season is leaning towards above-average activity fueled by early indicators that the Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation (AMO) remains in a high positive phase, and signs that El Nino — during which trade winds are weakened and warm water is pushed back east toward … Continued

HON. SHEREEN FLAX-CHARLES REPRESENTS BVI AT OECS MULTISECTOR MEETING ON OMICRON

Territorial At-Large Representative and junior minister for Trade and Economic Development Hon. Shereen Flax Charles recently represented the BVI at a virtual multisector meeting by the OECS on Omicron. Recognising the need for “All Hands on Deck”, in light of the unprecedented increase in COVID-19 cases related to the arrival of the Omicron variant in … Continued

DESCENDANT FAMILIES OF SALT ISLAND LEAD RECENTLY ESTABLISHED SALT ISLAND LANDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SILAC); COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS THE APPLICATIONS AND OVERSEE THE LAND DISTRIBUTION INITIATIVE

A team of Virgin Islanders now lead the recently established Salt Island Lands Advisory committee. They are Mr. Wallace Leonard and Mr. Paul Leonard; Ms. Lydia Durante and Mr. Sean Durrant of the Smith Family; Mr. Roosevelt Smith and Mr. Arnold C. Smith from the Abbott family; Dr. Charles Wheatley OBE and Mr. Melvin Stoutt … Continued