Business

Financial firms urged to consider biodiversity

Banks, investment funds and insurers could boost their own bottom line by making green decisions that help close an estimated $800 billion per year “biodiversity funding gap” that has been identified by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to a new report from...

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VI’s first open-heart surgery a success

Last Thursday, Bougainvillea Clinic announced the first successful open-heart surgery completed in the territory. “We did it. We did it under constraints, but we were successful, and I’m really proud of my team,” clinic manager Angela Williams said during a press conference. “We gave birth...

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1949 march brought to life

Partway through an evening of storytelling, poetry and music on Nov. 21, event organisers called everyone’s attention to the clock at 5:30, the exact moment when about 1,500 people arrived at Sir Olva Georges Plaza 72 years ago to demand change. “Can you imagine that...

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Protesters call for no-confidence motion

On the heels of celebrating the inaugural 1949 Great March and Restoration Day, community members took to the streets in protest of poor school conditions, political victimisation, and other issues they blame on the current administration. “We are calling on the honourable Leader of the...

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Climate a focus as JMC wound down

At the conclusion of the Joint Ministerial Council meeting in London last week, Prince William made an appearance as world leaders turned their attention to how climate change is impacting the overseas territories, as observed by some of the young minds studying its effects. Virgin...

Business

As tourism returns, staff shortage a concern

After one of the roughest years for tourism in recent memory, hotels, yachts and villas are beginning to fill up again at last, but stakeholders fear that staff shortage and a scarcity of information about entry protocols may hinder the recovery. In a virtual panel...

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Taddy Bay airport in Virgin Gorda reopens, again

Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a turkey, and for Virgin Gorda residents, the turkey came along with the reopening of the Taddy Bay International Airport on Tuesday. Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley carried a turkey on a single-engine plane that landed at the...

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Dance, music and the first BVI Lit Fest

The Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park was bustling once again on Friday as residents and cruise ship passengers watched students perform during a food fair held for Culture and Tourism Month. Fungi music and a traditional African dance called comfoo were among the performances,...

COVID-19

Entry rules relaxed for vaxxed travellers

On Tuesday government Gazetted new protocols for entering the territory, lifting the requirement for fully vaccinated travellers to test for Covid-19 upon arrival. They must, however, take a Covid-19 test 48 hours before arrival and present the negative results and proof of vaccination on entry....