• Job-seeking immigrants get 6 months in prison

    Three natives of the Dominican Republic were each sentenced to six months at Her Majesty’s Prison for illegal entry into the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Thirty-seven-year-old Rosa Jimenez, 38-year-old Victor De La Rosa, and 44-year-old Roberto Ubiera were sentenced after […]

    Job-seeking immigrants get 6 months in prison
  • ‘We are not machines!’ Medics protest at hospital

    Peebles Hospital had an usually low number of medical professionals this morning (February 20); this as some members of staff took on the role of patients in what appeared to be a ‘sick out’. The peaceful protest was against what […]

    ‘We are not machines!’ Medics protest at hospital
  • Traffic cop in fatal accident was taken to hospital

    The best-known traffic cop in the British Virgin Islands was taken to Peebles Hospital after he was shaken up late Saturday evening during the motor-vehicle accident that claimed the life of Nathaniel Wheatley. The police officer, who BVI News Online […]

    Traffic cop in fatal accident was taken to hospital
  • Dispute brews – Hospital pushed to review salaries

    The BVI Medical Doctors Association is fuming over what it said is the government’s delay in addressing the ‘discrepancies’ in compensation being made to different medical practitioners employed to the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public […]

    Dispute brews – Hospital pushed to review salaries
  • INSPIRE BVI: Barzey breaks glass ceiling in BVI

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Since being involved in the Red Cross Society back in secondary school, Tashima Barzey realised relatively early what she wanted to do with her life. Help people. Not only has she achieved that […]

    INSPIRE BVI: Barzey breaks glass ceiling in BVI

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  • Medics illegally forced to sign contracts?
    Medics illegally forced t...

    The state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public health facilities in...

    February 20, 2017 at 7:58 AM
  • Doctor loses negligence case against hospital
    Doctor loses negligence c...

    The High Court has dismissed a case of negligence that a former patient of Peebles Hospital, Dr Rawle...

    February 20, 2017 at 7:40 AM
  • Seaborne announces changes in leadership
    Seaborne announces change...

    PRESS RELEASE – Sea Star Holdings Incorporated, parent company of Seaborne Airlines, has announced...

    February 20, 2017 at 6:06 AM
 

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  • Wheatley dies in crash on Tortola

    Wheatley dies in crash on Tortola

    A man identified as Nathaniel Wheatley died when the vehicle he was driving careened off the roadway in Slaney, Tortola, and landed in the sea late Saturday afternoon, February 18. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), which...

    February 18, 2017 at 10:49 PM
  • The church of compromise

    The church of compromise

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The Modern Christian Church is suffering the severe trauma of having to accept the ‘vices’ of a new western culture of liberality and tolerance. The traditional church is turning away from a...

    February 18, 2017 at 10:52 AM
  • Rescue operation underway for 5 fishermen

    Rescue operation underway for 5 fishermen

    A rescue operation is said to be underway for five fishermen from the British Virgin Islands whose vessel reportedly broke down at sea this morning, February 17. The 42-foot boat called Amigo is said to be approximately 20 miles north...

    February 17, 2017 at 2:56 PM
 
  • ‘I HAVE A HEART’ – Magistrate gives woman 4 months

    ‘I HAVE A HEART’ – Magistrate gives woman 4 months

    While sentencing a tearful woman to four months imprisonment, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday paused to declare that – contrary to popular opinion – she does not find joy in making tough calls such as sending persons...

    February 17, 2017 at 8:40 AM
  • EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

    EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

    The Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Police Station does not open 24/7; that’s the declaration Governor John Duncan made today in response to an alleged victim of vandalism who saw no one when he went to the station to make a report shortly...

    February 17, 2017 at 8:17 AM
  • Premier visits centenarian Christalia Hodge

    Premier visits centenarian Christalia Hodge

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made a special visit to centenarian Christalia Idalia Hodge yesterday (February 16) at her home in Huntum’s Ghut, Tortola. He said it was his sincere pleasure to make the visit, and do his part in acknowledging...

    February 17, 2017 at 8:13 AM

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  • BVI announces task force to study fallout from Brexit

    BVI announces task force to study fallout from Brexit

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that he will establish a task-force to examine the implications Brexit will have for the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Brexit is the process by which Britain is seeking to leave the European...

    February 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Man sentenced to 6 months for cutlass attack

    Man sentenced to 6 months for cutlass attack

    Treh Williams has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and another six months imprisonment for being armed with an offensive weapon. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered that both...

    February 17, 2017 at 7:57 AM
  • Vanterpool: Consider the governor’s criticism

    Vanterpool: Consider the governor’s criticism

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said the governor acted inappropriately when he criticized the government during a public event this month. But Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool wants the government to seriously consider...

    February 17, 2017 at 7:24 AM
 
  • Premier mulls review of ‘marijuana’ punishment

    Premier mulls review of ‘marijuana’ punishment

    Members of the British Virgin Islands government are engaged in discussions regarding a possible review of powers facilitating the imprisonment of persons for – among other things – smoking marijuana. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith...

    February 17, 2017 at 6:52 AM
  • CCT school tour in full swing

    CCT school tour in full swing

    PRESS RELEASE – For the month of February, schools around the Virgin Islands have been welcoming CCT and its highly energetic motivational tour. The ‘CCT Live, Laugh, Love Unlimited Tour’ is part of the company’s...

    February 17, 2017 at 6:20 AM
  • A year later: Minister still touts TPP investment

    A year later: Minister still touts TPP investment

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool said there is good reason to celebrate today – the first full year since the delayed opening of the state-owned Tortola Pier Park (TPP). He...

    February 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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  • BVI bands getting waiver for carnival in USVI

    BVI bands getting waiver for carnival in USVI

    Bands from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will be granted permission to enter the US Virgin Islands (USVI) to perform at the 2017 USVI Carnival Village. But the service of the BVI bands much be requested by the neighbouring territory. The...

    February 16, 2017 at 2:55 PM
  • Fahie pleads guilty to gun offence; back in custody

    Fahie pleads guilty to gun offence; back in custody

    Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has ordered that Arian Fahie be put back in custody; this after he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm. Fahie was previously granted bail by another magistrate. The 21-year-old was charged...

    February 16, 2017 at 1:31 PM
  • North West eyes $5M profit annually in BVI

    North West eyes $5M profit annually in BVI

    The North West Company has announced that it would have spent just under $40 million to control majority shares in Roadtown Wholesale Trading (RTT) located in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). RTT is a privately-held company with...

    February 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM
 
  • Pregnant woman fined; steals co-worker’s phone

    Pregnant woman fined; steals co-worker’s phone

    A pregnant woman who stole her co-worker’s $1,000 cellular phone four days after he purchased it has been fined $3,000 for theft. Nineteen-year-old Khalisha Stoutt will serve six months in prison if she does not pay the fine by August...

    February 16, 2017 at 7:58 AM
  • Fulfilling a demand – Bougainvillea launches urgent care services

    Fulfilling a demand – Bougainvillea launches urgent care services

    Dr Heskith Vanterpool is taking a second shot at the provision of urgent care services locally because he thinks there is a demand for such services, which include catering to people with cardiac problems as well as those who need...

    February 16, 2017 at 7:48 AM
  • Potter impressed with North West; not gov’t delay

    Potter impressed with North West; not gov’t delay

    Executive Chairman of Roadtown Wholesale Trading (RTT) Simon Potter said he does not think the North West Company will ‘make a quick profit and move out’ of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), adding that the government took...

    February 16, 2017 at 7:46 AM

 
  • Four charged with illegal entry after sea operation

    Four charged with illegal entry after sea operation

    After searching a vessel they had spotted near the Police Marine Base on Tortola, law enforcers this month nabbed five persons and charged four with illegal entry. Three of those charged are from the Dominican Republic, and the other...

    February 16, 2017 at 6:25 AM
  • NBA invites two locals to global basketball camp

    NBA invites two locals to global basketball camp

    PRESS RELEASE: Digicel is pleased to announce that the NBA has invited Mahkayla Pickering and Shauliqua Fahie to its third annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global camp in New Orleans. Mahkayla and Shauliqua advanced to New York...

    February 16, 2017 at 6:20 AM
  • Farmers Week delayed until November – Pickering

    Farmers Week delayed until November – Pickering

    Government Information Service (press release) – The annual Agricultural Exhibitions also called Farmers Week will be held in November. Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick Pickering...

    February 16, 2017 at 6:15 AM