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  • Scatliffe to get counselling after allegedly assaulting husband in Road Town
    Scatliffe to get counsell...

    Cherise Scatliffe, who is accused of assaulting her husband during a confrontation in Road Town, has...

    10/21/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • It’s not about me being minister – Pickering suggests some labour issues are far more systematic
    It’s not about me being m...

    Dr. Kedrick Pickering has declared that some of the employment issues affecting the British Virgin Islands...

    10/21/2014 at 7:59 AM
  • OPINION: Economic diversification; transforming the BVI economy
    OPINION: Economic diversi...

    By: Edgar Leonard (contributor) Economic diversification contributes to a strong, sustained, long-term...

    10/21/2014 at 7:58 AM
 

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  • Pistorius gets 5 years

    Pistorius gets 5 years

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows today to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa...

    10/21/2014 at 6:04 AM
  • PHOTOS: Scores attend soap box derby

    PHOTOS: Scores attend soap box derby

    Scores of persons turned out on Sunday for the BVI Soap Box Derby hosted by Caribbean Insurers Limited and the BVI Motorsports Associations. The event held at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay was to raise donations...

    10/20/2014 at 12:11 PM
  • Overseas: Reggae superstar John Holt has died

    Overseas: Reggae superstar John Holt has died

    Jamaica Observer - VETERAN reggae singer John Holt died in a London hospital yesterday. He was 69. Copeland Forbes, Holt’s manager since 2006, confirmed the entertainer’s passing. “John died at 2:40 am English time. His [John’s]...

    10/20/2014 at 11:00 AM

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  • Group pledges to complete room at new hospital

    Group pledges to complete room at new hospital

    A rehabilitation suite in the Physiotherapy Unit at the new Peebles Hospital is to be completed by the end of this year; thanks to The Green Team at TMF (BVI) Limited. The team has pledged to complete the suite which is called the...

    10/20/2014 at 10:42 AM
  • Infrastructural works to start in Thomas Land following contract signing

    Infrastructural works to start in Thomas Land following contract signing

    In an effort to improve the quality of the public infrastructure in the territory, the government has signed a contract for slope stabilisation and retaining wall rehabilitation in Thomas Land, Tortola. At a ceremony on October 16,...

    10/20/2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Suspect identified in Anegada shooting – RVIPF

    Suspect identified in Anegada shooting – RVIPF

    A suspect has been identified in relation to a shooting incident on Anegada Friday night (October 17), according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). No one was injured. “Following reports of a firearm being discharged...

    10/18/2014 at 9:29 PM

 
  • OPINION: National visions and national development plans

    OPINION: National visions and national development plans

    By: Dickson Igwe The following article is part of a series of stories on politics and economics in the Virgin Islands, in the run up to general elections in early 2016. The narrative urges the need for visionary politics. It argues...

    10/18/2014 at 9:47 AM
  • Men deny removing snacks from Trellis Bay Market

    Men deny removing snacks from Trellis Bay Market

    Two men who allegedly broke into the Trellis Bay Market on Beef Island and stole a number of electronic items and snacks told the court on Friday morning that Cheetos and Ribenas were never part of the alleged loot. Rondell Calliste...

    10/17/2014 at 4:59 PM
  • Outside help would be needed if Ebola arrives, Deputy Premier indicates

    Outside help would be needed if Ebola arrives, Deputy Premier indicates

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI), like all other countries in the Caribbean, would not be able to manage on its own if Ebola arrives on the territory’s shores. That view was shared this week by Deputy Premier Dr. Kedrick Pickering,...

    10/17/2014 at 11:29 AM

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  • Red Bay development moving forward

    Red Bay development moving forward

    Plans to expand and make the territory’s fisheries proficient have begun to unfold with the initiation of works at the Red Bay Re-development site on Tortola. Ronald Smith-Berkeley, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Natural...

    10/16/2014 at 9:03 AM
  • Hard to fix early childhood education, admits Walwyn

    Hard to fix early childhood education, admits Walwyn

    While admitting that early childhood education is a fundamental pillar in the education system, Education Minister Myron Walwyn said it would not be easy for the government to take charge of the sector. He noted that it is now fully...

    10/16/2014 at 9:00 AM
  • BVI plans against Ebola

    BVI plans against Ebola

    PRESS RELEASE – The Government of the Virgin Islands is taking a proactive approach and is actively planning mitigation measures to manage the impact of Ebola, should it affect the Territory. The Ministry of Health and Social...

    10/16/2014 at 8:51 AM

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  • Skelton is back

    Skelton is back

    Health Minister Ronnie Skelton has returned to his homeland just over a week after he was flown out of the territory for medical treatment at Cleveland Clinic in Florida, USA. Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith, during a public meeting at...

    10/16/2014 at 8:30 AM
  • More CARICOM countries ban visitors from Ebola-hit countries

    More CARICOM countries ban visitors from Ebola-hit countries

    Jamaica Gleaner - St Kitts and Nevis has joined the list of countries in the region to place a ban on people travelling from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as a precaution against the deadly Ebola virus. The same restrictions have...

    10/16/2014 at 8:14 AM
  • Come back home, CCT tells former customers in special campaign

    Come back home, CCT tells former customers in special campaign

    CCT Global Communications has rolled out a campaign which, among other things, targets long-time customers who have made the switch to other telecommunications providers. The HomeComing campaign, which runs from October 15 to November...

    10/16/2014 at 7:55 AM