FREE SERVSAFE FOOD PROTECTION MANAGEMENT COURSE

Executive chefs, kitchen managers and supervisors are expected to benefit from a free three-day ServSafe Food Safety Protection Management Course hosted by the Ministry of Health and Social Development in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization. Human resources personnel and financial officers within the food industry and the Tourism, Agriculture and Health Sectors within … Continued

RVIPF MAKES BREAKTHROUGH IN RECENT BURGLARIES

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has made breakthroughs in several burglaries with four arrests in break-ins around Tortola in past two weeks. Detectives charged both Thurman Smith, 43, of Old Plantation and Eric Casey, 30, Scatliffe Alley with the burglary and theft of two generators, one Stihl blower, two vacuums and a power wash … Continued

JUDGE ORDERS TEXAS TO SUSPEND NEW LAW BANNING MOST ABORTIONS

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ordered Texas to suspend the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., calling it an “offensive deprivation” of a constitutional right by banning most abortions in the nation’s second-most populous state since September. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman is the first legal blow to … Continued

STRONG EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHWEST PAKISTAN KILLS AT LEAST 23

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 23 people as the death toll continued to creep higher. At least another 200 people were injured, an official said. The death tally was expected to rise even further … Continued

MISS BVI CONTESTANT #1 REBA SMITH SHARES PLATFORM AT ROTARY CLUB OF TORTOLA MEET AND GREET WITH CHANTAL MALONE; DONATES ART WORK TOWARDS AUCTION

Last evening October 5th at a meet and greet hosted by the Rotary Club of Road Town for Olympian Chantel Malone, Miss BVI Contestant number 1 Reba Smith addressed the audience and shared her platform with the BVI public. Smith said, “Climate change is one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced.  It affects … Continued

OFFICE OF SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS BUILDS CAPACITY

The Office of the Supervisor of Elections has enhanced its capacity to successfully manage the electoral process in the Virgin Islands. This was made possible through the Supervisor of Elections, Ms. Scherrie Griffin’s completion of a Professional Certificate in Management of Electoral Processes from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies. The capacity building initiative allowed … Continued

STATISTICS OFFICE SURVEY TO DETERMINE IMPACT OF COVID-19

Director of Central Statistics Office, Mr. Raymond Phillips is inviting the public to complete a COVID-19 Individual Impact and Public Perception Survey which seeks to solicit the opinions of residents and explore how they may have been affected by the virus. Mr. Phillips said the department is seeking answers to questions including whether respondents viewed … Continued

BVISLANDER JOYCE “CHI CHI” MADURO-DONALDSON INDUCTED INTO THE MARYLAND SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME

Virgin Islander born, Six District own Joyce “Chi Chi” Maduro-Donaldson was inducted into the Maryland Slow Pitch Softball HALL OF FAME (HOF). In an official comment she said, “The honor of being inducted is difficult to come by and even more difficult for non-Maryland natives. So as a woman from the Caribbean, it’s an extreme … Continued

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WILL SOON START VERIFYING PEOPLE VACCINATED IN U.S. FOR TRAVEL TO TERRITORY

VI CONSORTIUM People who got fully vaccinated in any U.S. state will soon be able to verify their vaccination status through the USVI Travel Portal, a big move announced by Governor Albert Bryan Monday that once implemented will ease the burden for tourists coming into the territory ahead of the upcoming holiday season. Currently, only … Continued