Trade Commission ‘launches’ with no members

A streamlined, business-friendly environment across all sectors of the economy will be the goal of the Virgin Islands Trade Commission, which was officially “launched” on Tuesday during a virtual ceremony … Continue reading "Trade Commission...

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Opposition leader calls for ‘stimulus 2.0’

As the first anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic approaches, Opposition Leader Marlon Penn recently highlighted a need for additional relief while addressing the pandemic, the tourism industry and other economic issues. “It is no secret that the tourism sector is under serious strain, with a...

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Premier again promises to reform VI governance

When then-Governor Gus Jaspert announced the commission of inquiry into possible corruption in the territory last month, he spoke about a longstanding need for legislative reforms designed to ensure good governance. Now, following a busy year focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, Premier Andrew Fahie is...

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Tsunami drill set for March 11

As part of efforts to prepare the territory for earthquakes and tsunamis, residents are invited to take part in the regional Caribe Wave exercise on March 11, government announced. Held on the tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Fukushima, Japan, this year’s...

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Despite hitches, vaccines now in full swing

When the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East End opened to distribute Covid-19 vaccines on Feb. 17, Lutia Durante was third in line, daughter and grandson in tow. By Tuesday, when he hadn’t experienced any side effects, he was telling everyone he knew to go, too....

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Top law enforcement officers take Covid-19 vaccine

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews and Customs Commissioner Wade Smith sat next to each other while receiving their first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine at Police Headquarters last Thursday morning. Outside, a line of other law enforcers waited their turn. “I happily took the vaccine this...

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Black History Month events continue

The Virgin Gorda Afrikan Studies Club hosted its second annual wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, and members are planning a hike this weekend in observance of Black History Month. Paul Fenty, the club’s coordinator, said in a short promotional video posted on Facebook that the heritage...

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Shuttle service to end tomorrow

The free park-and-ride service implemented as part of the government’s pandemic stimulus package will end tomorrow after serving 15,479 passengers since it launched last June, government announced this week. The programme has also benefitted taxi drivers, according toTransportation, Works and Utilities Minister Kye Rymer. “The...

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Recyclables burn in Paraquita Bay fire

All that remained of about eight months of hard work were two piles of still-smouldering rubble yesterday afternoon. Green VI reported that a fire the evening of Feb. 23 spared its recycling centre and equipment, but took out 98 bales of plastic recyclables and eight...

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Ground broken for new National Emergency Operations Centre

Officials didn’t just break ground on the new National Emergency Operations Centre site in McNamara on last week. They also broke the building that it will replace. Premier Andrew Fahie climbed into an excavator and smashed part of the existing facility during the conclusion of...

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Four contracts signed for three islands

The Recovery and Development Agency was bustling last week as officials signed contracts to install a solar facility at Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay, to repair the Anegada Administration Building, and to resurface basketball courts on Virgin Gorda and Anegada. Among five...