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ILLEGAL ENTRY FINES TO SKYROCKET

In the near future persons who take a chance to visit the British Virgin Islands outside of legal means could be facing more jail time or a larger fine. This decision was announced as one of the measures being taken to increase border protection. In his on-line mention of his plan BVI Premier Hon. Andrew Fahie announced: “Government intends to ...

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BVI-BOUND SLOOP: US COAST GUARD SEARCH COMES TO A HALT

On 15 November the United States Coast Guard suspended the extensive search that was mounted to find Peter Farrell, a US citizen that had gone missing since he departed  Long Island, US for Jost Van Dyke on 13 October. According to a Newsday article Farrell and his 1931 William Atkin-designed sloop built in Huntington, which he recently renamed the Blue Dog left ...

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Money Transfers Issue to be Debated

Premier and Minister for Finance Hon. Andrew Fahie has mentioned that Government plans to introduce Money Service fees in the near future as a revenue earner for the Territory. During the presentation of the 2020 budget estimates on 19 November in the House of House Assembly the Premier disclosed that the fees on services such as Money Gram and Western ...

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NHI “RED” NEEDS CLOSER LOOK

There seems to be slow improvement in the financial situation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) which was described as ‘being in the red’ when the 2019 budget address was delivered a few months ago; and now possibly under threat as the 2020 budget estimates were presented. In both instances the disclosure of the state of financial wellness were made ...

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FORUM ON DRAG RACING TO GATHER OPINIONS

In the near future BVI government intends to commence consultation to gather public view on the plan to regularize drag racing as an accepted motor sports in the Territory. This interest to make drag racing, which is currently an underground activity, mainstream has been a push of the Premier for close to ten years – starting from his time as Minister ...

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ABORTED BVI AIRWAYS: HON. FRASER TO CONTINUE ASKING QUESTIONS

The Governor’s delivery of the Speech From the Throne ushered in a new legislative session of the House of Assembly and Senior Member of the House of Assembly and Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser  announced that he intends as soon as is possible to take questions to the House about BVI Airways. The Opposition Member announced during a press conference ...

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