Local News

DDM partners with US recovery firm

A “resiliency summit” was held last week on Buck Island as part of a new memorandum of understanding between the Department of Disaster Management and the United States-based emergency management firm Aerial Recovery Group. The agreement — which has not been made public — will...

Business

Premier isolates, tests negative after Covid-19 exposure

As elected officials self-isolated due to potential exposure to Covid-19 at a Sea Cows Bay funeral and active cases rose to their highest level in months, Health and Social Development Minister Carvin Malone seized on the moment to continue begging residents to get their Covid-19...

Business

Public battle over port fee hikes rages on

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has now weighed in on the heated debate over the BVI Ports Authority’s ongoing fee increases, which have caused consternation among business owners who were already struggling to keep their heads above water due to fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. “This...

Local News

Coming to VI now more costly

Travellers arriving in the Virgin Islands during the Covid-19 pandemic are now required to pay more on top of the $175 fee charged to enter through the BVI Gateway portal. Starting March 25, they also have to foot the bill for ground transportation fees from...

Crime

Virgin Islands police aid in search for missing woman

Police in this territory are assisting their counterparts in the United States Virgin Islands as they investigate the disappearance of Sarm Heslop, a United Kingdom national last seen more than four weeks ago having dinner with her boyfriend on St. John, according to international media...

Local News

Public to weigh in on development plan

Government is planning a series of public consultations on a National Sustainable Development Plan designed to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, according to Premier Andrew Fahie. Mr. Fahie said during a livestreamed ceremony on March 12 that the consultations will...

Business

Mark Vanterpool buys Pusser’s

An iconic Virgin Islands brand has entered a new chapter. Mark Vanterpool, Fourth District representative and the owner of the One Mart chain, on Monday announced his purchase of the 40 year-old Pusser’s brand, which sells rum as well as operating restaurants, bars and clothing...

Local News

Crime bills, others on HOA’s agenda

As Virgin Islands leaders call on the community to help curb crime in the territory, legislators will have an opportunity to debate proposed legislation concerning drugs, money laundering and more when they head back to the House of Assembly next week. The 23 recently introduced...

Local News

‘Unsung heroes’ lauded at Poetry Week event

During a reading of her short poem “Cooking up Courage,” Dr. Patricia Turnbull recounted a cherished moment she had while taking care of her mother, who was diagnosed with dementia. “She was on her feet again making soup. I was sitting in her floral armchair...