OPERATIONAL HOURS AT TERRANCE B. LETTSOME INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEEF ISLAND AMENDED; “THE EXTENDING OF THE OPERATIONAL HOURS IS CONSEQUENT TO THE NUMBER OF STAFF AFFLICTED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS HAVING PLATEAUED.”-FLAX

The BVI Airports Authority has amended the operational hours at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Beef Island Tortola. Ag. Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority, Mr. Keith Flax, issued a statement on behalf of the Board of Directors informing residents and the travelling public that effective today, 19th January, 2022 the following are … Continued

SECURITY AND JUSTICE LEGISLATION AT TOP OF GOVERNMENT’S AGENDA; LEGISLATION EXPECTED TO PROVIDE STRONG CONSTITUTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BASE FOR A MODERNISED POLICE FORCE

During the recently held speech from the Throne, Governor of the Virgin Islands his Excellency John Rankin CMG stated that Security and Justice Legislations are at the top of Government’s Agenda. Rankin who on January 18th, 2022 was delivering his first Speech from the Throne since taking up the post of Governor in the Virgin … Continued

BVI INTERNATIONAL FORWARD JOSH BERTIE SIGNS DUAL-REGISTRATION DEAL WITH ENGLISH FOOTBALL CLUB DORCHESTER TOWN FC

British Virgin Islands International forward Josh Bertie recently signed a dual-registration deal with English Club Dorchester Town FC and his former club Andover Town. The 25-year-old scored 31 goals in 25 games this season with Andover Town before getting the nod with 7th Division club Dorchester Town FC. Bertie’s first game for Dorchester was described by … Continued

FIRE COMPLETELY DESTROYS VIRGIN GORDA HOME AND CAR; FIRE CHIEF MR. ZEBALON A. MCLEAN PRAISES OFFICERS AND RESIDENTS FOR SWIFT ACTION RESULTING IN NO LOSS OF LIFE

Last evening January 19th, 2022 after 8pm, residents became alarmed by a loud explosion. Shortly after the loud noise alerted nearby residents that something was wrong, Chief Fire Officer Mr. Zebalon McLean said reports were then made to the Virgin Gorda Fire station of a home on fire. The wooden home and a vehicle parked … Continued

GOVERNMENT WASTING TAXPAYERS’ MONEY WITH THE ESHS REDEVELOPMENT PLAN SINCE A SOLID PLAN ALREADY EXIST – SAYS PENN

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn believes that the government is wasting taxpayers’ funds with their new redevelopment plan for the Elmore Stoutt High School, stating that a sound plan already exist which previously went through a thorough process. Penn made the comment during a recent interview with 284News where he said that under the National Democratic … Continued

BVICCHA ENCOURAGES STAKEHOLDERS TO REGISTER THEIR INTEREST FOR THE UPCOMING BUSINESS STAKEHOLDERS MEETING – NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN CONSULTATION FIRST DRAFT REVIEW

In a message to all business stakeholders in the Virgin Islands, the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association is asking stakeholders to register their interest for the upcoming business stakeholders meeting. In an official message, the Chamber said, “The National Sustainable Development Plan is near the completion of the first draft. The Chamber is … Continued

BVICCHA HOST BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING LUNCH & LEARN WORKING SESSION; PART 1 TODAY JANUARY 19TH

In a continued effort to keep the business community engaged, the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association is hosting a series of Business Continuity Planning Lunch and Learn working sessions. Part 1 is being held today January 19th, 2022 from 12-1pm. In an official comment the chamber said, “2022 is all about PLANNING. One … Continued

BVIPA MANAGEMENT TEAM ENGAGES IN HR WORKSHOP FOCUSED AT INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY AND BUILDING A BETTER ORGANIZATION

The management team of the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority’s (BVIPA) participated in a workshop on 13th January 2022 which took on a hybrid method. The workshop was facilitated by the agency’s Human Resources Manager, Mrs. Patricia Blaize-Adams. The authority in a press release said the aim of the Human Resources workshop was to “delve … Continued

EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL MEETING AS REDEVELOPMENT OF ELMORE STOUTT HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS IS SET TO BEGIN

In an effort to include all education stakeholders across the territory of the Virgin Islands on the proposed redevelopment of the Elmore Stoutt High school campus, the Government of the Virgin Islands through the Ministry of Education is hosting a virtual meeting today January 19th, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m to update all … Continued

PERSONS IN EDUCATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HEALTHCARE TO BE GIVEN SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR RESIDENCY AND BELONGERSHIP STATUS

Government has revealed plans to update the Immigration and Passport Act to give special consideration for residency and belongership status to workers in education, law enforcement and healthcare. This was announced during the 2022 Speech from the Throne on Tuesday January 18 by His Excellency Governor John Rankin. According to the governor, the Andrew Fahie … Continued