VISAR EYES JUNIOR ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE

The Virgin Islands Search and Rescue has changed some minds on the topic of ice skating in the Caribbean over the past three years, with its Winter Wonderland at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park. VISAR’s Operations Manager Phil Aspinall notes the activity as a success with scalable potential. Aspinall noted that the possibility … Continued

TASHI O’FLAHERTY-MADURO CONFIRMED AS THE REGISTRAR GENERAL AT THE CIVIL REGISTRY AND PASSPORT OFFICE

Mrs. Tashi O’Flaherty-Maduro is the new Registrar General at the Civil Registry and Passport Office after being confirmed to the post effective December 1, 2022. The confirmation came in a media release from the Government of the Virgin Islands which said Maduro’s appointment is a natural progression following the unexpected passing of the previous Registrar … Continued

NO CONCERN FOR INCREASED CONTRABAND WITH DIRECT MIA FLIGHT

As the BVI prepares to welcome daily flights from the United States of America, local authorities have expressed confidence in the ability of the territory’s relevant Customs, Immigration and Security authorities to protect the BVI’s borders from any increased risk of imported contraband. When asked whether local authorities intend to implement any new, more stringent … Continued

VISAR’S WINTER WONDERLAND IS BACK

The Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) is back again this year with its premier holiday season fundraiser, the Winter Wonderland hosted at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park. The event, which first came to Tortola in 2020, features the territory’s one and only ice skating rink, which utilises synthetic turf usually used for … Continued

FAIR TENANCY ACT IN THE WORKS – SAYS PREMIER

As Virgin Islanders are pushed to explore the use and development of their homes and properties in an effort to increase and diversify the territory’s ability to accommodate a greater number of incoming visitors, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has admitted that this must coincide with the necessary legislative push to protect the availability of affordable … Continued

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE BVI’S BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE COMPLETED IN 2023 – SAYS PREMIER

An assessment of the territory’s broadband infrastructure is set to be completed in 2023 as part of the government’s digital transformation strategy. Premier Dr. the Hon. Natalio Wheatley made the disclosure during his 2023 Budget Address as he highlighted the importance of the initiative which he says complement’s his government’s e-government agenda. “A review of … Continued

2022 MARKS 100 YEARS OF HEALTH SERVICES IN THE VI

Among important observations in the territory, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has noted that in December 2022 the territory observes the 100 year anniversary of the establishment of health services in the BVI. BVIHSA’s Chairman Moleto Smith spoke of the commemoration during a recent press conference. “In 1922 health services had been initiated as … Continued