• No foul play suspected – American found dead in house where he l...

    The man whose decomposing body was found at West End in Tortola on Wednesday has been identified as 55-year-old Garry Roy, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). The United States national did not show up for work, and that aroused suspicion. According to the RVIPF, it was […]

    No foul play suspected – American found dead in house where he lived alone
  • “It hurts me to see what condition they are in” – Christian

    Claiming that it pains his heart to see what has befallen some of the persons with whom he even attended school; government legislator Archibald Christian has made an appeal for members of the community to stop discriminating against mentally challenged persons, adding that even members of the House of Assembly […]

    “It hurts me to see what condition they are in” – Christian
  • Another cable service coming; LIME to invest $7M locally

    Telecoms provider LIME announced on Wednesday that it will be trying to offer subscriber cable television services to its customers in the British Virgin Islands by the end of next year, adding that it will first undertake a number of major system upgrades. Those local upgrades are expected to cost […]

    Another cable service coming; LIME to invest $7M locally
  • “Don’t be intimidated,” says CXC achiever Jordan Grant

    Fascinated by the idea of how the brain functions, Jordan Grant, who recently succeeded in 10 Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) subjects, has big dreams of one day rising to become a neurologist. “I want to pursue medicine – especially dealing with the brain, because I feel fascinated with it and […]

    “Don’t be intimidated,” says CXC achiever Jordan Grant
  • Lawyer loses main battle with governor

    Former Crown Counsel David Penn, whose service at the Attorney General’s Chambers was terminated last year after he stayed away from his workplace for a period longer than 10 days without the necessary permission, has lost the major part of his case against the Office of the Governor. Handing down […]

    Lawyer loses main battle with governor

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  • Nine possible car winners named
    Nine possible car winners...

    Digicel on Wednesday evening selected four more persons who will be among a group of 12 vying for a brand...

    08/20/2014 at 7:56 AM
  • “Festi-Mess 2014″ – Donald De Castro
    “Festi-Mess 2014″ – Donal...

    OPINION: It is now several days since what was supposed to be our annual Festival has ended. However,...

    08/20/2014 at 7:54 AM
  • They still want us to lay off civil servants – Skelton
    They still want us to lay...

    Minister of Social Development Ronnie Skelton has claimed that some members of the community are still...

    08/20/2014 at 7:52 AM
 
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  • UPDATE: Minor found on St Thomas

    UPDATE: Minor found on St Thomas

    St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands – Police in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands have confirmed that nine-year-old Tenaji Wheately has been reunited with his family. The minor, who disappeared from an Estate Fortuna residence on Tuesday...

    08/20/2014 at 7:12 AM
  • Governor says pier allegations are serious; to decide on inquiry this year

    Governor says pier allegations are serious; to decide on inquiry this year

    Four days after being sworn in as Governor of the British Virgin Islands, John Duncan said he will, by the end of this year, make an informed decision as to whether he will order a Commission of Inquiry into the government’s controversial...

    08/19/2014 at 6:17 PM
  • Student with 10 CXC passes concerned about likely brain drain

    Student with 10 CXC passes concerned about likely brain drain

    Concerned about a likely brain drain in the BVI, St. Vincent native Allandell Williams, who just copped 10 subjects administered by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), said he has no plans to stay away from the territory after...

    08/19/2014 at 2:40 PM
 
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  • Phone stolen at festival village; teen arrested

    Phone stolen at festival village; teen arrested

    A teenager who allegedly stole a cellphone while at the Road Town Festival Village on Tortola has been arrested after police officers, with the help of advanced technology, tracked the device to his Sea Cow’s Bay residence. Information...

    08/19/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Cut the red tape – De Castro wants laws to ensure banks loosen lending policy

    Cut the red tape – De Castro wants laws to ensure banks loosen lending policy

    While claiming that a number of businesses have been going under because of the difficulty they face in accessing bank loans, social commentator Donald De Castro has hinted that the government should pass laws to ensure that financial...

    08/19/2014 at 7:50 AM
  • BVI loses to French Saint Martin

    BVI loses to French Saint Martin

    PRESS RELEASE: In a crazy last fifteen minutes the BVI missed a golden opportunity to put the game against French Saint Martin to bed and then handed their opponents not only an equalizer, but also two further goals to gift them a...

    08/19/2014 at 6:30 AM
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  • FirstCaribbean to stage annual walk for the cure

    FirstCaribbean to stage annual walk for the cure

    PRESS RELEASE – The importance of finding a cure for cancer and the need for ongoing research to halt the devastating impact of this disease on the lives and livelihoods of millions of families across the globe, continues to find...

    08/19/2014 at 4:15 AM
  • INSPIRE BVI: I did it for my mother, says Bagot who earns nine subjects

    INSPIRE BVI: I did it for my mother, says Bagot who earns nine subjects

    After losing his father at a very young age and being raised solely by the caring hands of his mother, 17 year-old Chetwin Bagot had a major goal in mind when he recently sat down to write his Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams. “I...

    08/18/2014 at 3:28 PM
  • OPINION: If we celebrate celebrations, then why not an insurance scheme?

    OPINION: If we celebrate celebrations, then why not an insurance scheme?

    EDITORIAL NOTE: The following commentary was published as received by BVI News Online. Celebrating a Celebration without having a Success: We have just expended gobs of Money & tons of Effort celebrating a Celebration while the...

    08/18/2014 at 2:16 PM
 
 
  • Tortola resident arrested in Puerto Rico

    Tortola resident arrested in Puerto Rico

    A 59-year-old Australian citizen, resident of Tortola, was recently taken into custody in connection with controlled substance violation charges, said a statement from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Puerto Rico. He was...

    08/17/2014 at 12:15 PM
  • “A great disservice” – House Speaker rebukes PAC for breach, reveals witnesses

    “A great disservice” – House Speaker rebukes PAC for breach, reveals witnesses

    Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe has described as a disservice, an apparent breach of a parliamentary procedure by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which recently produced a damning report on the government’s...

    08/17/2014 at 10:56 AM
  • Better road in the Sound

    Better road in the Sound

    The government has announced the completion of works on Sound Road in East End, Tortola. Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said he is satisfied with the quality of the work done. “It is vital that we keep the road and water infrastructure...

    08/17/2014 at 9:41 AM
 
  • New dress code, ID policy for admin complex

    New dress code, ID policy for admin complex

    In what it described as an effort to maintain a safe and professional environment, the government’s Facilities Management Unit has announced a new identification requirement and dress code policy for the Central Administration Complex,...

    08/16/2014 at 1:10 PM
  • OPINION: Virgin Islands telecoms going from bad to worse

    OPINION: Virgin Islands telecoms going from bad to worse

    Poor internet and questionable cell phone services are simply part of a wider culture of poor customer service, and low service expectations, in the Virgin Islands. This must change if these islands are to truly compete internationally,...

    08/16/2014 at 11:25 AM
  • (Photos) Softball results

    (Photos) Softball results

    Pythons defeated Hawks 13-12. Pythons had 13 runs, 11 hits, 10 errors and left 9 runners on base. Hawks had 12 runs, 2 hits, 6 errors and left 9 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Sheniqua Fahie and the loser was Diana Hunte. Jelisa...

    08/16/2014 at 11:20 AM