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  • We must listen to the legal fraternity – Premier
    We must listen to the leg...

    Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith said his administration must consider the view that the court’s hands...

    12/22/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Tourist dies after difficulty at sea
    Tourist dies after diffic...

    A second tourist has died since the start of the month after developing complications while snorkeling...

    12/22/2014 at 7:59 AM
  • Lions deliver gifts
    Lions deliver gifts

    Spreading the goodwill of Christmas, the Lions Club of Tortola recently delivered food baskets to more...

    12/22/2014 at 6:56 AM
 

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  • Christmas reaches New Life

    Christmas reaches New Life

    PRESS RELEASE - On the heels of Pastors and Ministers’ Appreciation Month, the New Life Baptist Church also concluded Members Appreciation Months on Sunday 21st December. The two-month celebration catered to members and persons who...

    12/22/2014 at 6:10 AM
  • 41 illegal migrants held, believed to be Haitians

    41 illegal migrants held, believed to be Haitians

    Forty-one illegal immigrants believed to be Haitian nationals were held on Sunday morning (December 21) in the British Virgin Islands. The group, including two infants, was spotted on Norman Islands, according to a relatively brief...

    12/21/2014 at 1:48 PM
  • 2015, and national vision in a dangerous world

    2015, and national vision in a dangerous world

    By Dickson Igwe (contributor) 2014 has come to an end. What does 2015 promise? The following is a continuing series of articles on the importance of national vision to the Virgin Islands. 2015 promises to be a politically charged year,...

    12/20/2014 at 10:18 AM

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  • Three ships cancel calls to the BVI

    Three ships cancel calls to the BVI

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The BVI Ports Authority has announced that three cruise lines have cancelled trips that were to be made to the British Virgin Islands this month and January. The agent for Norwegian Gem said the...

    12/19/2014 at 2:42 PM
  • Boynes denied bail; no murder decision

    Boynes denied bail; no murder decision

    Kenyatta Boynes’ attempt to spend Christmas outside Her Magistrate’s Prison was dealt a major blow today (December 19) when he appeared before Magistrate Tamia Richards on gun and drug charges. He pleaded not guilty to possession...

    12/19/2014 at 2:40 PM
  • “We remain a very safe jurisdiction” – Fraser

    “We remain a very safe jurisdiction” – Fraser

    Although the debate about crime is again rife following the territory’s third murder which was reported on Sunday, Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party Julian Fraser has declared that the British Virgin Islands remains...

    12/19/2014 at 1:00 PM

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  • HEARTLESS: animals poisoned in Bellevue

    HEARTLESS: animals poisoned in Bellevue

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff There is another major case of animal poisoning; this time in the Bellevue area of Tortola. At least four cats and two dogs were found lifeless in a dumpster near the Bellevue basketball gym early...

    12/19/2014 at 12:31 PM
  • We are watching you, Bishop Cline told

    We are watching you, Bishop Cline told

    Bishop John Cline, chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority which manages the territory’s public healthcare system, has been cautioned to ensure the proper running of the new Peebles Hospital or else… Opposition Leader...

    12/19/2014 at 12:30 PM
  • UPDATE: One still in custody after murder

    UPDATE: One still in custody after murder

    FRIDAY, December 19 - As police continue their investigations into the murder of Paul Prentice, it appears they have found enough reason to continue detaining one of the persons initially held. Three others have been released without...

    12/19/2014 at 7:59 AM

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  • Second man charged for robbery

    Second man charged for robbery

    Police said they have charged a second man in relation to a robbery outside Club Envy on Tortola last month. David Turnbull, 24, a resident of Huntum’s Ghut, has been charged with robbery. The charge was laid on December 9, a day...

    12/19/2014 at 7:33 AM
  • Three new HIV cases, but overall decline

    Three new HIV cases, but overall decline

    With only three new cases of HIV/AIDS recorded in the British Virgin Islands since the start of the year, the Ministry of Health and Social Development said that figure is the lowest in any given year since 2007. Ten cases were recorded...

    12/18/2014 at 1:25 PM
  • PHOTOS: “What a lovely Christmas present!”

    PHOTOS: “What a lovely Christmas present!”

    It was a highly festive occasion that saw people from all walks of life mingling, and even solid politicians calling for politics to be put on the back-burner. The British Virgin Islands, in what turned out to be brilliant Wednesday...

    12/18/2014 at 11:00 AM

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  • Four charged with theft

    Four charged with theft

    Four males have been arrested and charged with theft in relation to different incidents committed this month on the islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, in its weekly arrest blotter, did not give...

    12/18/2014 at 10:53 AM
  • “I went to Sunday school” – Fraser

    “I went to Sunday school” – Fraser

    Publicly declaring that he grew up going to Sunday school, representative for the Third Electoral District, Julian Fraser, has declared that he is not ashamed to make it known that he is a Christian and a Believer. “Know this:...

    12/18/2014 at 7:57 AM
  • Cuba, USA becoming friends again

    Cuba, USA becoming friends again

    BBC - Cuban President Raul Castro has urged the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations. He said the five-decade embargo “caused enormous human and economic damage”. But...

    12/18/2014 at 6:54 AM

 
  • Name new hospital after Premier Smith?

    Name new hospital after Premier Smith?

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Health Minister Ronnie Skelton has suggested that the brand new medical facility that was officially opened in Road Town today (December 17) should be named in honour of current premier Dr. D....

    12/17/2014 at 4:02 PM
  • POLICE: No party without permission

    POLICE: No party without permission

    The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it will ensure that laws are strictly obeyed, especially as it relates to the playing of loud music and the hosting of events where loud music will be played during the festive season. In...

    12/17/2014 at 3:49 PM
  • “We don’t get a dime from the UK” – Fraser

    “We don’t get a dime from the UK” – Fraser

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Pinpointing some restrictions that the British Virgin Islands faces due to its status as a colony of Britain, Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party Julian Fraser has noted that the territory...

    12/17/2014 at 8:38 AM

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  • Stop over-charging the gov’t, companies told

    Stop over-charging the gov’t, companies told

    Government legislator Archibald Christian has called on private sector companies or individuals who do business with the Government to stop over-charging for the goods or services they provide. Speaking in the House of Assembly on...

    12/17/2014 at 8:37 AM
  • BVI fires back in yacht clash with USVI

    BVI fires back in yacht clash with USVI

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith said the British Virgin Islands (BVI) already has started to consider measures aimed at maintaining the competitive edge it has had for several years in the yachting...

    12/17/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Walwyn defends scholarship policy, cites Training

    Walwyn defends scholarship policy, cites Training

    The government’s Training Division has restructured its scholarship programme, and is now focusing on ‘priority’ areas, which are usually those in which there is a shortage of local skills that are important to the territory’s...

    12/17/2014 at 7:16 AM