RECAPTURED LOCAL CLAIMS HE WAS RELEASED BY AN OFFICER AND DID NOT ESCAPE – SAYS HE FEARS FOR HIS LIFE IN PRISON

Recently recaptured local Kurt Rabsatt has been remanded for six days and is claiming that he never escaped police custody, instead he alleges that a police officer released him. Rabsatt made those claims during his first court appearance today Friday January 21 before Magistrate Jack Husbands. The East End resident has been charged for burglary … Continued

STUDENTS WITHOUT CONSENT FOR COVID-TESTING WILL NOT BE DENIED FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING – SAYS EDUCATION MINISTER

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education Dr. Natalio Wheatley has made it clear that all students will be allowed physically in the classroom, with or without consent to be tested for COVID-19. The minister made the statement during an interview with 284News on Thursday January 20. His comments came following the circulation of a form … Continued

CLARENCE CECIL THOMAS; STALWART VIRGIN ISLANDS BUSINESSMAN, ROTARIAN AND FOUNDER OF CLARENCE THOMAS LIMITED HAS PASSED

In an official post via social Media, the family of stalwart Virgin Islands businessman, Rotarian and founder of Clarence Thomas Limited announced the passing of the Virgin Islands businessman. The post stated, “The Thomas Family is sad to announce the passing of our patriarch Clarence C. Thomas 1936-2022.” Mr. Thomas, 86 years was well known … Continued

CIBC FIRST CARIBBEAN DONATES $35K TO BVI CANCER SOCIETY FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL 2021 WALK FOR THE CURE

The BVI Cancer Society recently received a cheque valued $35,000 from the CIBC First Caribbean Bank Tortola Branch, which were proceeds from the bank’s successful 2021 Walk for the Cure event. The cheque was received by the President of the BVI Cancer Society Ms. Gloria Fahie during a small handover ceremony which was held on … Continued

YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS LAUNCHES WORKSHOP FOR EARLY-CAREER CONSERVATIONISTS AGES OF 18 TO 29 YEARS

The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports through the Ministry of Education is hosting early career conservationist workshop in hopes of fostering a love and understanding for young persons interested in the field of conservation. In an official statement through the Government Information Services, Director of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye encouraged early-career … Continued

TRADE DEPARTMENT MAKES PROVISIONS FOR REMOTE PAYMENT

The Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs has adapted to the current needs of the residents of the Virgin Islands and its business community and is now accepting remote payment from customers wishing to make payments for trade licenses. In a Government Information Services release, Director of Trade, Mrs. Karia Christopher said, “To … Continued

13 VIRGIN ISLANDS TEACHERS RECEIVE CERTIFICATES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING

Adapting to the new era of learning, 13 teachers across the Virgin Islands school system have received training to deliver distance education and use information and communications technology (ICT) in education during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. The programme was made possible by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) Distance Learning … Continued

ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE BVI CONTINUE TO BE ON THE DECLINE WITH 191 RECOVERIES REPORTED ON WEDNESDAY

Active positive COVID-19 cases in the British Virgin Islands continue to be on the decline after some 191 recoveries were registered on Wednesday January 19, to now bring the total active cases in the territory to 861. This is according to an epidemiological report from the Ministry of Health which revealed that 153 new cases were also … Continued

THE NDP’S PLAN FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF ESHS WAS CONSIDERED AND ASSESSED BUT THE PLAN WAS DEEMED INADEQUATE AND LACKED RESILIENCE

The plans which were created for the redevelopment of the Elmore Stoutt High School under the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has been labeled as inadequate as it lacked the necessary resilience needed in the BVI post hurricanes Irma and Maria. This was the claim made by Deputy Premier and Minister for Education Dr. Natalio … Continued