Topic: Health Services, Novel Coronavirus, Public Health | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 8 May 2020 - 3:33pm
The Excellency the Governor,Honourable Premier, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Before I begin, I would like to say that the month of May is quite special for it is the month that we celebrate our seniors; so May 1 to 30 is being celebrated as Seniors’ Month and I would like to wish all seniors although this year we would not be able to create all the plans that we have, we would like you to know that our golden gems are special indeed. Today, May 8 is also that of World Red Cross Day and you would no doubt be familiar of all the works that the Red Cross has done through out the world and here in the BVI, not only in 2017 but also as they have done their part in the Territory Provisioning Programme that we have and actually continue to do.
Good afternoon all, Before I start, I just wanted to briefly pause and recognise that today is 75 years from what is referred to as VE day – Victory in Europe. This day marks the unconditional surrender by Nazi Germany in WWII bringing the end of the war in Europe. These events happened a long time ago, and many miles away. But it is important that we pause to remember and give thanks to the sacrifices of so many that allow us to have the freedoms and the liberty that we take for granted today.
The public is notified that beaches will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily, commencing on Sunday, May 10. This announcement was made by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie on the COVID-19 Update livestream on Friday, May 8.
Topic: Novel Coronavirus, The Public Service | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 8 May 2020 - 10:15am
The Public Service will extend its operating hours from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily following the extension of the Territory’s curfew, which begins on Sunday, May 10 as announced by Premier of the Virgin Islands, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie.
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has thanked the Governor of the United States Virgin Islands Albert Bryan Jr. for his Government’s commitment and cooperation in law enforcement and border security in the Greater Virgin Islands.