• 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 did not […]

    Wheatley dies in crash on Tortola
  • 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 conservative theology that adheres […]

    The church of compromise
  • 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 […]

    Rescue operation underway for 5 fishermen
  • ‘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 to Her Majesty’s […]

    ‘I HAVE A HEART’ – Magistrate gives woman 4 months
  • 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 […]

    EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

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  • Premier visits centenarian Christalia Hodge
    Premier visits centenaria...

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made a special visit to centenarian Christalia Idalia Hodge yesterday (February...

    February 17, 2017 at 8:13 AM
  • BVI announces task force to study fallout from Brexit
    BVI announces task force ...

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that he will establish a task-force to examine the implications...

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

    Treh Williams has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for assault occasioning actual bodily harm,...

    February 17, 2017 at 7:57 AM
 

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
  • BVI Airways announces major deal with local firm

    BVI Airways announces major deal with local firm

    BVI Airways has entered into a partnership with Platinum (BVI) Services Limited headed by Pati Romney for the handling of its ground operations. Platinum Services will be responsible for the provision of customer service agents and...

    February 15, 2017 at 12:52 PM
  • Woman burglar gets 9-month suspended sentence

    Woman burglar gets 9-month suspended sentence

    The 28-year-old woman who burgled her ex-roommate’s house and stole nearly $9,000 has been handed a nine-month suspended sentence in the Magistrate’s Court. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered that the sentence be suspended...

    February 15, 2017 at 12:47 PM
 
  • Expat nabbed 5 years after stealing $21K, leaving

    Expat nabbed 5 years after stealing $21K, leaving

    A native of the Commonwealth of Dominica who reportedly stole more than $20,000 from his employer before he left the British Virgin Islands has been hauled before the Magistrate’s Court. Edmund Abel returned to the territory some...

    February 15, 2017 at 8:47 AM
  • BVI to give ‘something’ for new water deal

    BVI to give ‘something’ for new water deal

    Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool has disclosed that Government will have to give something in return for re-negotiation of the controversial contract signed with BiWater – a move that he yesterday revealed would...

    February 15, 2017 at 8:19 AM
  • Bank to visit residents of Anegada, other islands

    Bank to visit residents of Anegada, other islands

    Residents on Anegada will have a direct opportunity to be serviced by the National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI) as a team from that institution will travel to the island to meet customers and engage the community on Monday, February...

    February 15, 2017 at 7:37 AM

 
  • Vanterpool notes: Seven Seas now operating BiWater

    Vanterpool notes: Seven Seas now operating BiWater

    Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool yesterday declared that Seven Seas Water BVI Limited has taken over the local operation of BiWater; this amid recent confusion over who the government thinks has been in control of...

    February 15, 2017 at 7:21 AM
  • Early release? Walwyn touts new push to educate inmates

    Early release? Walwyn touts new push to educate inmates

    Inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison now have an opportunity to sit Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams through an educational programme that has been launched at the territory’s correctional facility. Participation in the programme...

    February 15, 2017 at 7:18 AM
  • Roundtable with financial services stakeholders in UK

    Roundtable with financial services stakeholders in UK

    PRESS RELEASE – During his visit to the UK last week, Premier and Minister for Finance Dr the Honourable D Orlando Smith (OBE) hosted a roundtable with UK representatives of BVI’s financial services industry to provide updates...

    February 15, 2017 at 7:17 AM