Resorts to start opening Tuesday

Some of the territory’s largest resorts announced last week that they plan to open their doors either on the same day or shortly after the territory as a whole does … Continue reading "Resorts to...

COVID-19

Virgin Islands readies for Tuesday reopening

A week before the border reopening, more details on the official entry protocols were announced and the online portal for applying to enter the Virgin Islands went live. But businesses are still looking for some answers regarding where visitors can go and how government will...

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UN pushes for decolonisation

The United Nations is doubling down on efforts to support the decolonisation of overseas territories, with a dedicated committee recently approving nearly two dozen resolutions to that end for the UN’s 75th General Assembly session, declaring 2021 the start to the “Fourth International Decade for...

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Food Fete ‘Dine Out’ kicks off on Tortola

Dozens of people sat across ten tables set up outside Seven at the Pier, watching a live demonstration by chef Radiance Modeste during Dine Out Tortola on Friday evening. “You just let it simmer in the sauce for a while and then take it off...

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Virgin Islands grocery founder awarded the OBE

During an investiture ceremony on Friday at Government House, businessman and philanthropist Peter Haycraft was awarded the Order of the British Empire from the Queen for his services to the Virgin Islands. Mr. Haycraft migrated to the Virgin Islands in 1959 to run a ferry...

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Tagging turtles, for science

Matt Anderson, an instructor at Sail Caribbean Divers, was helping someone chase down a turtle in the water near Oil Nut Bay when a slower one cut in front of him. Changing course, Mr. Anderson followed this turtle for about ten minutes until reaching the...

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Food Fete to boost struggling restaurants

When BVI Tourist Board officials began discussions about hosting the sixth annual BVI Food Fete this year, they faced a tough decision, according to BVITB Chairwoman Kenisha Sprauve. “When the occurrence of Covid-19 seriously challenged this year’s staging of the BVI Food Fete, the board...

Business

CCT sues over telecom levy

CCT and BVI Cable TV are challenging the telecommunications levy that regulators recently decided to start collecting for the first time since the Telecommunications Act took effect in 2006. In an Aug. 6 application for judicial review, CCT and BVI Cable asked the High Court...

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Government visits Anegada to give updates

The border reopening, health care and infrastructure were among the wide range of issues discussed when government representatives visited Anegada on Sunday afternoon for a community meeting. “I know a lot of you would be keen to know about the reopening of the borders,” said...