TWO PERSONS HAVE DIED IN BOATING ACCIDENT

Two persons have died while one is said to be seriously injured after their fishing vessel had allegedly capsized earlier today November 26th, 2022. In an official comment police said, “Police can confirm that one man is in serious but stable condition after being rescued from a drifting overturned vessel south of Virgin Gorda today. … Continued

BVIOC TO HOST ANTI-DOPING AND SPORTS NUTRITION WORKSHOP

Supported by Olympic Solidarity, the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) is collaborating with the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (RADO), head quartered in Barbados and the BVI Ministry of Health and Social Development Public Health Unit (PHU) to host a free workshop presented by professionals who are experts in their field.  The event will take place 10:00am … Continued

FIRST COHORT OF BVI PROFESSIONALS COMPLETE VANGUARD FINTECH PROGRAMME

Twenty-two (22) British Virgin Islands’ professionals completed the first of its kind Fintech Training Programme and are now certified to help develop the BVI’s FinTech ecosystem. The graduates are Henry Creque, Lorna Smith, Deshawn Douglas, Dawn Alexander-Joseph, Mikal Dawson, Courtney Jones, Ronald Emanuel, Trevaughn Smith, Elise Donovan, Margaret Jones, Chad Maduro, Kimberly Copaceanu, Ouida Nisbett-Turnbull, … Continued

SEPTEMBER REPORT: COI IMPLEMENTATION UNIT

The Commission of Inquiry Implementation Unit is advising the public that it has reported to the Governor and Premier on the status of work completed up to the end of September 2022. Director of the Unit, Ms. Hadassah Ward has advised that based on the timelines agreed in the Framework for Implementation of the Recommendations … Continued

OCTOBER REPORT: COI IMPLEMENTATION UNIT

The Commission of Inquiry Implementation Unit is advising the public that it has reported to the Governor and Premier on the status of work completed up to the end of October 2022. Based on the timelines agreed in the Framework for Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report and Other Reforms, the … Continued

COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO PREVENT ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is encouraging the community to be mindful of the use and abuse of antibiotics and other microbials that can lead to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer respond to antimicrobial agents.  As a result of drug resistance and … Continued

THE 1949 GREAT MARCH AND RESTORATION DAY HOLIDAY ON MONDAY

Monday, 28th November is a public holiday in the Virgin Islands. The 1949 Great March and Restoration Day holiday commemorates the historic demonstration on Sunday, 24th November 1949 that was led by Theodolph Faulkner, Isaac “Glanny” Fonseca, Carlton deCastro, and over 1,500 Virgin Islanders who marched through the streets of Road Town to the Commissioner’s … Continued

VI REPRESENTED AT THE OECS FOURTH MEETING COUNCIL OF MINISTERS FOR TRADE

Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Honourable Shereen Flax-Charles is currently attending the Fourth Meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers: Trade in Antigua today. The Junior Minister will engage in discussions in the area of strengthening OECS trade policy coordination through Establishing National and OECS Trade Policy Committees. … Continued