ONE NEW CASE OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN THE BVI

Based on new epidemiological records, another case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the British Virgin Islands. Minister of Health, Hon. Carvin Malone told 284 news today that the new case was someone who repatriated back to the BVI. Honorable Malone said it was a “returning resident, tested while in quarantine”. To date the territory … Continued

CARNIVAL CANCELS US CRUISES FOR JANUARY, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled additional cruises from the United States for the first month of 2021. This, following an advisory against cruise travel from the US-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Carnival said in a press release that their decision will affect all embarkations from US homeports from January 1-31 and all embarkations on … Continued

RACISM HAS DRIVEN AMERICA INTO DECLINE- EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

People all over the world view the USA today alarmingly.  Outsiders – non Americans- are at a loss for the downward trajectory of the supposedly most powerful country on earth.  The USA is no longer a draw for world travelers and migrants. The greatly valued Green Card is only attractive to desperate people from war torn and economically depressed lands.  In fact … Continued

OUTSTANDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO BE HONORED

GIS Members of the Territory’s law enforcement, security and protection forces will soon be awarded the Governor’s Medal for Meritorious Service. The initiative launched by His Excellency the Governor Augustus Jaspert will see up to 10 persons receiving awards. Governor Jaspert said he is pleased to launch the initiative, which will hereafter be awarded annually … Continued

RVIPF RECEIVES FOUR NEW VEHICLES

GIS The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force will add four new law enforcement vehicles to their fleet as the Government of the Virgin Islands continues to invest in law enforcement. Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said the vehicles have just arrived to the Territory and that he is pleased that the … Continued

THE WELLNESS CENTER BEHAVIORAL CLINIC ADMINISTERS FIRST INDEPENDENT AUTISUM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) TESTING IN THE TERRITORY

In the month of November, The Wellness Center Behavioral Clinic administered the first independent psychological intake, testing and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Territory. This was a significant milestone for The Wellness Center as well as the entire Territory. In 2019, The Wellness Centre, in collaboration with the McLain Association for children … Continued

PREMIER FAHIE RAISES CONCERNS TO JMC REGARDING CONSTITUTIONAL RELATIONSHIP

GIS Yesterday, the Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie raised concerns during the Overseas Territories Joint Minister Council (JMC) meeting regarding language of the communiqué relating to a section on the Constitutional Relationship.   In making his final intervention during the JMC, Premier Fahie said the following:   “I am aware that the OTs … Continued

NATIONAL BEHAVIOURAL CAMPAIGN REACHES OVER 20,000 PERSONS

In a Government Information Services release, through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture it has been reported that the Ministry’s campaign on positive behavioural management has reached more than 20,000 residents through digital advertisements and billboards. The national campaign held in conjunction with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) … Continued

HONOURABLE DECASTRO LEADS DELEGATION TO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

In a Government Information Services release it was announced that Junior Minister for Tourism Honourable Sharie B. deCastro is leading a delegation at the Seventh Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean from November 23 to 26. Honourable DeCastro is leading the delegation to the three-day virtual conference on behalf … Continued

BODY FOUND FLOATING IN FAT HOG’S BAY AREA

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force have confirmed reports of a body found floating in the vicinity of Fat Hogs bay. RVIPF Information Officer Dianne Drayton said “Police can confirm that a decomposing body was found in the Fat Hog’s Bay area. There are no other details available at the time. The identity … Continued