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  • We are watching you, Bishop Cline told
    We are watching you, Bish...

    Bishop John Cline, chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority which manages the territory’s public...

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

    FRIDAY, December 19 - As police continue their investigations into the murder of Paul Prentice, it appears...

    12/19/2014 at 7:59 AM
  • Second man charged for robbery
    Second man charged for ro...

    Police said they have charged a second man in relation to a robbery outside Club Envy on Tortola last...

    12/19/2014 at 7:33 AM
 

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • Barnes PR wins major award

    Barnes PR wins major award

    PRESS RELEASE: For the second consecutive year, Virgin Islands-based public relations firm, Barnes PR has received the High Impact Award from the United Kingdom based organising agency for its efforts as a partner host of Global Entrepreneurship...

    12/17/2014 at 6:02 AM

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  • Six countries produce most world emissions

    Six countries produce most world emissions

    WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — Six countries produce nearly 60 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. China and the United States combine for more than two-fifths. How they rank, what they’re doing:  1 CHINA It emits nearly...

    12/17/2014 at 6:00 AM
  • Fix the road leading to the teacher’s house – O’Neal

    Fix the road leading to the teacher’s house – O’Neal

    Opposition Leader Ralph T. O’Neal has appealed to Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool to repair a public road in his constituency which he said is in a bad state and is causing some discomfort to a senior educator...

    12/16/2014 at 1:42 PM
  • Woman struck on crosswalk

    Woman struck on crosswalk

    A female pedestrian was taken to Peebles Hospital yesterday afternoon (December 15) after being struck by a Suzuki motorcar while she used the recently constructed pedestrian crossing that leads from Crafts Alive Village onto Main...

    12/16/2014 at 1:00 PM

 
  • Fraser-nomics won’t work, says Christian

    Fraser-nomics won’t work, says Christian

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Government legislator Archibald Christian has termed as Fraser-nomics, the economic philosophy outlined by Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party Julian Fraser, who last week declared...

    12/16/2014 at 9:08 AM
  • ‘Opportunities are stagnated’ – Rajah Smith

    ‘Opportunities are stagnated’ – Rajah Smith

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff It is a difficult time for young people – many of whom are trying assiduously to find employment in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) where opportunities are ‘stagnated,’ according to Rajah...

    12/16/2014 at 9:00 AM
  • Fraser missed budget debate; concerns raised

    Fraser missed budget debate; concerns raised

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Julian Fraser, aspiring premier and representative of the Third Electoral District, missed an opportunity to contribute to the budget debate in the House of Assembly yesterday (December 15) after...

    12/16/2014 at 8:00 AM

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  • Adhere to incinerator rules, community told

    Adhere to incinerator rules, community told

    PRESS RELEASE (GIS) - The Department of Waste Management is asking for a coordinated response from the community in maximizing the potential of the incinerator. The incinerator which once opened to the public 24 hours a day, experienced...

    12/16/2014 at 7:33 AM
  • Lions spends $60K on hospital equipment

    Lions spends $60K on hospital equipment

    PRESS RELEASE (Health Services Authority) – The Lions Club of Tortola purchased an orthopedic operating table at the cost of $60,000.00 for the new Peebles Hospital. The presentation was made to the BVIHSA Chairman of the Board Mr....

    12/16/2014 at 6:27 AM
  • Several shell casings found at murder scene – Cops

    Several shell casings found at murder scene – Cops

    Commissioner of Police David Morris said an off duty cop was early on the scene following last evening’s murder of Paul Prentice, adding that, once it was determined that the victim was deceased, the scene was immediately preserved...

    12/15/2014 at 7:47 PM