ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES DROP TO 30 WITH MAJORITY NOW ON VG – HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CONCERNED ON HIGH % OF LOCAL CASES

The number of active positive COVID-19 cases in the British Virgin Islands continue to be on the decline with the total cases now standing at 30. This is according to the Minister for Health Carvin Malone who made the announcement during a VIP Lets Talk radio programme last night. He said the active numbers had … Continued

MOU TOTALING APPROX $150K SIGNED TO BENEFIT PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICERS – INITIATIVE SPEARHEADED BY GOVERNOR’S GROUP

A Memorandum of Understanding valued nearly $150,000 has been signed for a capacity building initiative which is being spearheaded by the Governor’s Group to benefit the public service. This is according to a media release from the Office of the Deputy Governor dated Tuesday September 21, which said the agreement will aim to develop highly … Continued

BREAKING NEWS: FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELERS EXEMPTED FROM BVI PORTAL APPLICATION FROM OCTOBER 1ST, CARRIERS IN BREACH TO FACE $10,000 FINE!

Fully vaccinated persons from overseas entering the British Virgin Islands will no longer be required to apply for entry using the BVI Gateway Portal entry system. The exemption which takes effect from October 1st comes out of executive decisions made earlier today by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands. Speaking on the relaxed protocols via … Continued

PARENT OR GUARDIAN PICKING UP MINOR FROM BVI AIRPORT MUST QUARANTINE & DO EXIT TEST ONCE MINOR IS NOT FULLY VACCINATED

Minister of Health and Social Development, Honorable Carvin Malone recently highlighted that some parents and guardians are reluctant to quarantine when picking up an unaccompanied minor from a BVI port of entry. “During the summer months, a number of unvaccinated or at times, partially vaccinated minors have arrived in the territory. Issues have arisen when … Continued

BVI NATIONAL COMMISSION TO FOCUS ON THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE, EARTH AND WILDLIFE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

Secretary General for the BVI National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, (UNESCO), Dr. Allison Flax-Archer has said the commission will focus on the protection of people, the planet and wildlife as it observes International Day of Peace today. Dr. Flax-Archer said, “Establishing a culture of peace and sustainable development are … Continued

PERSONS CHARGED WILL BE SUBJECTED TO MANDATORY COVID-19 TESTING PRIOR TO BEING LAWFULLY DETAINED

All persons in police custody who are subsequently charged with a criminal offense will now be mandated to take a COVID-19 test prior to being lawfully detained. This is according to the Minister for Health Carvin Malone who made the announcement during a media conference on Monday September 20. According to the minister, he said … Continued

GOVERNMENT NOT PICKING ON BARS – MINISTER MALONE

Minister for Health and Social Development Carvin Malone has refuted claims that suggest that his government has been picking on bars within the territory. The claims followed the recent development where two bars on Tortola were recently issued two $1000 fines for breaches of the COVID-19 protocols and ordered to close. He said, “We’ve had … Continued

THE BVI BASKETBALL FEDERATION TO TAKE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS FOLLOWING A PHYSICAL DISPUTE DURING A GAME OVER THE WEEKEND

The BVI Basketball Federation will be taking a no tolerance stance following this weekend’s altercation at a basketball game and will be instituting bans and suspensions following investigations into the matter. This is according to the federation’s President Dereck Varlack who told 284 News in an interview on Monday September 20, that his organisation will … Continued

MALE RESCUED BY POLICE FROM ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IDENTIFIED AS PATIENT WITH MENTAL ILLNESS – 6 OTHER INCIDENTS OCCURRED

The male who was rescued by police officer over the weekend from what appeared to be a suicide attempt in the waters adjacent to the Road Town Ferry Terminal has been identified as a 20-year-old who suffers from mental illness. This was confirmed in a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force on … Continued