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BREAKING NEWS: Six children left overseas by LIAT, parents worried

July 25, 2014 | Comments: 3
The parents of six British Virgin Islands children are worried after regional carrier LIAT allegedly left the youngsters in the Dominican Republic on Thursday, claiming there was no available seat on the flight for which they were booked. One of the parents who spoke with BVI News Online stated that the children, who are in...
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  • Many food outlets failed health inspection

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    While some food establishments have ranked favourably on the Health Ministry’s inspection card, a number of them also failed miserably when it comes to maintaining ...

  • Long Look celebrates

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    As the territory places greater focus on its history during this year’s emancipation festivities, the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee has announced ...

Digicel announces exclusive sponsorship of festival village

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PRESS RELEASE, July 25 – Digicel today announced that it is the Exclusive Telecommunications Sponsor of the Road Town Festival Village, which is scheduled to kick off festivities on Sunday, July 27, and will continue until Saturday, August 9, 2014. Celebrating the BVI’s 60th year of Festival, thousands of people are set to turn out…

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“It is not the same VIP,” declares Christopher

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Delores Christopher has tried to make a distinction between what she considers to be the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) that currently exists and that which existed when H. Lavity Stoutt was its leader. Christopher, a member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), suggested that the VIP has declined in significance. In fact, she indicated…

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Father recalls being stabbed by daughter’s lover

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Claiming that he had a near-death experience, a father has told the court that he was stabbed in the chest allegedly by her daughter’s boyfriend, Jonathan Collaire. He stated that he was wounded during a dispute between Collaire and his daughter. Collaire is on trial in the Magistrate’s Court regarding a charge of wounding. The…

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“It is disgraceful” – Walwyn accuses PAC of breaking parliamentary rules

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which has accused some public servants of acting improperly in relation to the controversial cruise pier development, is itself now being accused of breaching sections of the Standing Orders of the House of Assembly. Education Minister Myron Walwyn on Wednesday argued that, contrary to the Standing Orders, the PAC’s cruise…

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Suicidal to leave pier project totally up to Ports Authority, suggests Maduro-Caines

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It would have been suicidal for Works Minister Mark Vanterpool not to have been deeply involved in the multi-million dollar cruise pier development that recently started in Road Town, according to government legislator Alvera Maduro-Caines. She made the declaration amid concerns by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), that Vanterpool was too involved in the project…

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Stapleton admits to damaging court property

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Tevorn Stapleton, who is already serving a one-year sentence in a burglary case, has pleaded guilty to damaging a slap switch box earlier this year while he was in the holding area of the Magistrate’s Court, Tortola. He was charged with criminal damage, but he previously denied committing the offence. During his trial in the…

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Outside bands earning the big bucks, laments resident

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As the territory gears up for another festive season, a resident has decried what he said is the lack of support for local bands, compared to those from overseas. Adding that overseas musicians have been raking in the big bucks, the resident took to the airwaves recently, claiming that local players are down-pressed with challenges…

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ARREST BLOTTER: July 13 to 19

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FAILING TO STOP AT THE SOUND OF A SIREN On 10-07-2014 at 0900hrs, Police arrested and charged Reid Abel, 55, of Belle Vue for Failing to stop at the sound of a siren. He was granted bail in the sum of $2,000 with one signed surety for his appearance at Magistrates’ Court, Prospect Reef on…

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“Have mercy upon me” – Power weakened by jail, says he even considers suicide

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Simeon Power who was found guilty of wounding an elderly man begged for ‘mercy’ in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday, and told Magistrate Tamia Richards that he has been contemplating suicide ever since he was remanded in custody. Power made the fervent appeal moments after his attorney presented mitigating factors in an attempt to have…

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Man gets 11 years for child rape

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A 38 year-old Jamaican man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for raping a minor. He was also caught with pornographic materials of the victim. Raymond Harrison was charged with rape, engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16, and possession of child pornography. In the High Court…

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Kaleb earns Ivan Dawson Memorial Scholarship

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Kaleb Dawson, a recent graduate of the Ivan Dawson Primary School, is the recipient of the Ivan Dawson Memorial Scholarship for 2014. The 12 year-old son of Keith Dawson and Althica Daniel-Dawson placed fifth in the territory for Mathematics in this year’s Primary Five Examinations. He was also the valedictorian at his graduation ceremony this…

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Bombshell Dropped – Fahie uncovers reports of bankrupt investors setting up Tortola Port Partners

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Government legislators sat in absolute silence as Opposition member Andrew Fahie on Tuesday dropped a bombshell in the House of Assembly, pointing to two newspaper reports that the owners of Tortola Port Partners (TPP) had filed for bankruptcy and were facing several law suits before they formed TPP to undertake the multi-million dollar cruise pier…

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