• We are better now – OMG launching festival album

    The local band known as Our Music Group (OMG), which will perform at the upcoming emancipation festivities, is launching its first album, and is upbeat about its improved chances of becoming Road March champion this time round. The album titled […]

    We are better now – OMG launching festival album
  • Two children abused in separate cases

    Two adults have been arrested and charged in relation to separate cases of cruelty to a child, said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). In an attempt to protect the identities of the two children involved, the RVIPF did […]

    Two children abused in separate cases
  • BVI arbitration not viable – Jamaica’s arbitration leader

    Despite the British Virgin Islands (BVI) spending big bucks to establish an international arbitration centre, a number of people are ignoring the territory, and are instead calling on Jamaica that is still lagging behind the BVI as it relates establishing […]

    BVI arbitration not viable – Jamaica’s arbitration leader
  • MY GUN: Businessman says he wanted protection

    Claiming that he procured an illegal firearm for protection, 47-year-old businessman Allison Vanterpool yesterday told the Magistrate’s Court that his co-accused Jazz Freeman did not know about the gun for which both of them have been charged. Police said they […]

    MY GUN: Businessman says he wanted protection
  • Fahie banking on God, says he won’t push Fraser

    Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie said he has spoken to his only opposition parliamentary colleague Julian Fraser about the motion of no confidence he will pursue in the House of Assembly next week, adding that he won’t be telling […]

    Fahie banking on God, says he won’t push Fraser

 

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  • Trainee cops hit the street for a dose of reality
    Trainee cops hit the stre...

    The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has announced that it is sending its newest group of trainees...

    July 27, 2017 at 7:39 AM
  • ‘You keep coming back!’ Freeman fined $7K
    ‘You keep coming back!’ F...

    Months after he was put on a two-year bond to keep the peace, Jazz Freeman yesterday appeared before...

    July 27, 2017 at 7:34 AM
  • CIL gives back to community after soap box derby
    CIL gives back to communi...

    Following the staging of its Soap Box Derby, Caribbean Insurers Limited (CTL) is following through with...

    July 27, 2017 at 7:32 AM
 

 
  • Body recovered

    Body recovered

    The body of a male tourist from the United States was recovered from the waters of Pond Bay, Virgin Gorda, yesterday. The Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) assisted with the recovery. Representative of VISAR Phil Aspinall told...

    July 27, 2017 at 6:24 AM
  • Man fined over $9K for vehicle tint

    Man fined over $9K for vehicle tint

    Charged with at least 10 counts of exceeding the tint limit, Julio Adams of Purcell Estate will have to pay $9,320 or face imprisonment. That is the total fine he was ordered to pay when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court late...

    July 26, 2017 at 5:21 PM
  • Make yourselves trustworthy, politicians urged

    Make yourselves trustworthy, politicians urged

    A member of the Constitutional Review Commission that gauged the people’s perspective roughly 10 years ago, Carvin Malone, said the people should not have to be contemplating another round of constitutional review in an atmosphere...

    July 26, 2017 at 12:20 PM
 
  • Financial crimes bad for the BVI- 2 sent to prison

    Financial crimes bad for the BVI- 2 sent to prison

    While sending two Trinidad natives to prison for trying to smuggle US$67,538 out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a senior magistrate yesterday warned that financial crimes will not be treated lightly, adding that such offences...

    July 26, 2017 at 8:22 AM
  • Nibbs sent to prison – Not his first conviction

    Nibbs sent to prison – Not his first conviction

    Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has sent Cayma Nibbs to prison for nine months, but the offender may spend a longer time at the correctional facility if he does not pay up two separate fines. He was fined $1,000 for illegal entry,...

    July 26, 2017 at 7:54 AM
  • Scooter rider robs wholesale at mid-day

    Scooter rider robs wholesale at mid-day

    The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said a masked scooter rider used a gun to rob L&R Wholesale in Baughers Bay, Tortola, about mid-day yesterday, July 25. “The store clerk reported that a lone gunman approached her...

    July 26, 2017 at 7:38 AM

 
  • Vendors warned: Respect law enforcers at festival

    Vendors warned: Respect law enforcers at festival

    The Deputy Governor’s Office headed by Rosalie Adams has warned that action will be taken against vendors who abuse Government workers who will be checking to ensure strict compliance to regulations during the upcoming Emancipation...

    July 26, 2017 at 7:36 AM
  • Nelson’s body returned home

    Nelson’s body returned home

    The body of the slain Sherika Nelson arrived home in Jamaica last week; thanks to residents of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) who provided financial assistance. A total of $2,500 was donated to help foot the cost of having the murder...

    July 26, 2017 at 6:26 AM
  • RiteWay upbeat about new store on VG

    RiteWay upbeat about new store on VG

    Roadtown Wholesale Trading (RTW) is upbeat about its new retail store that has been opened in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. The company, which operates RiteWay Food Markets, has been serving Virgin Gorda since 1971. It said the opening...

    July 26, 2017 at 3:44 AM
 
  • TWO CHARGED – Police find illegal gun, marijuana

    TWO CHARGED – Police find illegal gun, marijuana

    Police have charged two men in connection with a loaded firearm and marijuana seized during a stop and search operation on Waterfront Drive in Road Town this morning, July 25. Those jointly charged with carrying an unlicenced firearm...

    July 25, 2017 at 8:13 PM
  • Troubled youth escapes from hospital, recaptured

    Troubled youth escapes from hospital, recaptured

    There are concerns about the ease with which patients can risk their lives by climbing their way out of sections of Peebles Hospital in Road Town. BVI News Online has confirmed that, a few days ago, a young man from Long Bush escaped...

    July 25, 2017 at 3:23 PM
  • ‘We cannot wait until general election’ – FAHIE

    ‘We cannot wait until general election’ – FAHIE

    While claiming that the British Virgin Islands cannot wait until the next general election to possibly change the finance minister, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie has indicated that the current finance minister has a chance...

    July 25, 2017 at 2:33 PM

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  • Winners!

    Winners!

    The all-male team of Power Outage and the female squad known as That’s Ya Problem have won the 2017 Harriette Skelton Fast Pitch Softball League. In their game on the weekend, That’s Ya Problem defeated Haws 15-14. That’s Ya...

    July 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • I am ashamed of myself, other women

    I am ashamed of myself, other women

    A woman who noted that she is a grandmother has come forward to beg for peace after she and about five other females were involved in a nasty fight late last week in the Crabbe Lot area of Tortola, which is also known as the Ghetto. The...

    July 25, 2017 at 9:47 AM
  • Helicopter important to BVI – Royal Navy captain

    Helicopter important to BVI – Royal Navy captain

    Following the discovery of nearly 20 marijuana farms within a few hours of aerial surveillance yesterday, a captain in the Royal Navy has noted the major difference a helicopter can make in the fight against narcotics and illegal...

    July 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM
 
  • PHOTOS: BVI welcomes personal bests

    PHOTOS: BVI welcomes personal bests

    There was jubilation at the Road Town Jetty yesterday as supporters welcomed the return of local athletes who participated in last week’s Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas. The week-long competition ended with the BVI walking...

    July 25, 2017 at 7:55 AM
  • History makers return home

    History makers return home

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist When Beyonce DeFreitas crossed the finish line in the 200 metres final on Sunday, she stopped the clock at 23.88 seconds, landing the British Virgin Islands (BVI) its second medal ever in...

    July 25, 2017 at 7:16 AM
  • Gov’t approves work permit exemptions for business visitors

    Gov’t approves work permit exemptions for business visitors

    Government Information Service (press release) – Government is moving proactively to initiate the changes necessary to facilitate more substance-based economic activity in the Territory as part of the BVI Forward campaign. Cabinet...

    July 25, 2017 at 6:11 AM

 
  • Premier to face no-confidence motion

    Premier to face no-confidence motion

    The parliamentary opposition will move a no-confidence motion against Premier Dr D Orlando Smith when the House of Assembly next meets on Tuesday, August 1. According to copies of the Order Paper leaked to the press, Leader of the...

    July 24, 2017 at 7:36 PM
  • Saved by studies – offender told to finish school

    Saved by studies – offender told to finish school

    A 21 year-old car washer’s academic exploits has spared him from penalties in the Magistrate’s Court, where he appeared on a drug charge. Shaquille Benjamin was charged with possession of 25.4 grams of marijuana. He pleaded guilty. During...

    July 24, 2017 at 5:38 PM
  • Chief planner wants land ownership law checked

    Chief planner wants land ownership law checked

    Chief Planner Gregory Adams said he is supportive of any assessment and possible review of current laws regarding the ownership of land in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). He said the effectiveness of the current laws should be tested. “Clearly,...

    July 24, 2017 at 12:40 PM