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Message to drug dealers – Magistrate gives seven years, says BVI will not be desecrated

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Stating that there is a need to send a strong message to drug dealers who appear bent on desecrating the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Magistrate Velon John on Wednesday sentenced Glenroy Pierre to a total of seven years imprisonment. Pierre, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was implicated in the 2012 shipment of...
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    When Kenneth Thomas went into RiteWay Supermarket in Road Town to purchase six tins of milk on Wednesday evening, he was hoping the cashier would have provided him ...

  • Bail for alleged robber

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    The 19 year-old Sea Cow’s Bay resident who was accused of punching a man in the face before running away with his money was granted $2000 bail when he appeared in ...

  • Illegal immigrants fined, to be deported

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    Three Puerto Ricans who entered the British Virgin Islands illegally were fined $1000 each in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, April 15. Moments later, ...

Work to resume this month at Red Bay dock

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The government has announced that re-development works will on April 22 resume at the Red Bay Fisherman’s Dock on the eastern end of Tortola as part of efforts to expand and modernize the territory’s fishing industry. The initiative, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources, is part of the larger East End, Fat Hog’s Bay…

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OVERSEAS: India recognises transgender people as third gender

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The Guardian – India’s top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category that allows transgendered people to identify themselves as such on official documents. Activists say it will give relief to millions of people who face discrimination in India’s deeply conservative society. The supreme court directed the federal and state governments…

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Issuance of license stickers clarified – DMV

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GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE – In an effort to promote driver safety and to make sure all motorists are issued with a valid license sticker, customers whose vehicle insurance expires before the last date of the calendar month will be issued a license sticker for the previous month. This is in response to customers who have…

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Six youths charged for setting homeless man ablaze, police concerned about supervision

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Police said they have laid charges against the six teenagers who allegedly set a homeless man ablaze more than a month ago, adding that they are concerned about the level of supervision available to the male accused. The six were charged with unlawful and malicious wounding on Monday, but their names are being withheld because…

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EXCLUSIVE: Fahie available for VIP leadership, says he is not power hungry

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As internal elections draw nigh, First District representative Andrew Fahie has declared that he is willing to make himself available to become the next leader of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP). He however emphasized that he is not power hungry, will not tolerate any disrespect towards party leader Ralph T. O’Neal, and would not…

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Four hired by CCT; Walwyn grateful

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Minister responsible for youth affairs Myron Walwyn has lauded CCT for employing four youngsters through the Youth Employment Service (YES) which he had created, adding that he is grateful to other companies that have been supporting the initiative. The new recruits – Natasha McGlore, Jaimez Stoutt, Shener Williams and Shanelle Williams – have been working…

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If outsiders can get land, our people should also get many acres – O’Neal

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Noting that locals should also be given an opportunity to undertaken developments in their own country, Opposition Leader Ralph T. O’Neal has promised to ensure that residents of his constituency get their fair share of crown lands when they are being distributed. During a public meeting at North Sound in the Ninth Electoral District on…

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Choose your wives carefully, advised Tittle

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While encouraging young men in the territory to listen to their female companions keenly, evangelist and motivational speaker Henderson Tittle also cautioned them to do background checks on their spouses before making the final decision to enter into marriage. He noted that a marriage should be considered a lifetime commitment, and persons should minimize the…

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Water disruption to affect Capoon’s Bay, Long Bay Beach

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Residents of the Capoon’s Bay and Long Bay Beach areas of Tortola are being urged to brace for a temporary interruption in their water supply for just over two weeks. The interrupted which is to facilitate an upgrade of the system will run from April 22 to May 9, said an advisory from the Water…

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Henry shatters BVI records for top college spots

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PRESS RELEASE: Eldred Henry, a British Virgin Islands 2013 Carifta Games Discus Throw and Shot Put bronze medalist shattered the territory’s Discus mark and improved his own standard in the Shot, during two competitions in Arizona over the weekend. At the Mesa Classic Discus Throw Invitational on Friday, Henry, the Central Arizona College freshman demolished…

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Cavaliers back on track, Vikings also secure victory in cricket contest

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BVI CRICKET ASSOCIATION: Vikings held their nerves to hold off Grenada in the final over to win by one run during a nail-biting finish to another exciting Super Six encounter of the 2014 Digicel Twenty/20 Cricket Tournament on Sunday, April 13. Grenada won the toss and asked Vikings to bat first. Vikings posted 193 for…

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New board elected for HR Association

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PRESS RELEASE: The Virgin Islands Human Resources Association (VIHRA) is pleased to announce the results of its recent Elections for a new Executive Board to lead for 2014-2014 year. The members of the Executive Board were elected on Tuesday 8 April 2014 at the offices of Ogier where the elections took place. The new Board…

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