• Man dies in JVD incident

    A man has died following a freak incident at the Bubbly Pool on the island of Jost Van Dyke (JVD). Sources close to the investigation told BVI News Online that the Caucasian man died after falling from a rock on […]

    Man dies in JVD incident
  • Tourists among those injured in crash

    About seven persons have been injured in a vehicular accident that happened in Slaney on Tortola this afternoon. BVI News Online understands that some tourists were among those injured in the two-vehicle accident. They were transported to Peebles Hospital for […]

    Tourists among those injured in crash
  • Build a sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor For the working and middle Class, British Virgin Islands traveler, with a US Visa, or US Citizenship, there is no substitute to the air travel mini hub, Cyril E King International Airport, Charlotte Amalie. The airport, […]

    Build a sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’
  • Emergency repairs considered for undermined road

    The government is moving to expedite repairs to a section of the roadway in Cane Garden Bay that is being undermined apparently by groundswells. Representative of the Second Electoral District including Cane Garden Bay, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, said the government […]

    Emergency repairs considered for undermined road
  • BVI Airways establishes office in Road Town

    BVI Airways has announced the establishment of its headquarters in the capital of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Road Town, as the airline continues preparation to launch non-stop service between the BVI and Miami International Airport. The office, which is […]

    BVI Airways establishes office in Road Town

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  • Man charged for pointing plastic gun at father
    Man charged for pointing ...

    A 21-year-old man was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court this morning for allegedly pointing a plastic...

    January 13, 2017 at 1:53 PM
  • Cline on Church: We have weathered many storms
    Cline on Church: We have ...

    Days after a politician forced him out of a public job because he criticized the government on national...

    January 13, 2017 at 11:27 AM
  • Henry: Chinese to set up asphalt, concrete plant
    Henry: Chinese to set up ...

    The government is being challenged to go public with information regarding the conditions under which...

    January 13, 2017 at 9:24 AM
 

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  • PHOTOS: Car overturns, injures occupants

    PHOTOS: Car overturns, injures occupants

    An investigation has been launched into the circumstances under which a vehicle toppled in the vicinity of a car wash in the Duff’s Bottom area of Tortola. Two persons have been taken to Peebles Hospital, sources told BVI News...

    January 13, 2017 at 8:46 AM
  • No ‘whole life’ sentence for murder convict – DPP

    No ‘whole life’ sentence for murder convict – DPP

    Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Kim Hollis has told Justice Nicola Byer – who is tasked with sentencing Kenyatta Boynes for murder – that the convict should not spend his whole life in prison as his situation is not the ‘worst’. Boynes...

    January 13, 2017 at 8:45 AM
  • Fireman fined nearly $5K for marijuana, cocaine

    Fireman fined nearly $5K for marijuana, cocaine

    Fire Officer Gregory Alleyne, who was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, has been fined $4,800 in the Magistrate’s Court. He was fined this week after he pleaded guilty before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste Dabreo. Magistrate...

    January 13, 2017 at 8:12 AM
 
  • Fahie writes to Pickering: Address beach access now

    Fahie writes to Pickering: Address beach access now

    Representative of the First Electoral District Andrew Fahie has written a letter to the government, claiming that persons have complained to him numerous times about being blocked from entering the public beach across from Sugar Mill...

    January 13, 2017 at 7:44 AM
  • BVI sponsoring ‘Glam Slam’

    BVI sponsoring ‘Glam Slam’

    PRESS RELEASE – The British Virgin Islands Tourism Board is pleased to share that the BVI will be the exclusive Caribbean destination sponsor for the 2017 Miami Open tennis tournament, held March 20 through April 2. Long a staple...

    January 13, 2017 at 7:23 AM
  • Track and Field: Development meet being held

    Track and Field: Development meet being held

    The BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) said it will host its first development meet of the year today (January 13) at the A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds in Road Town, Tortola. “We anticipate a great track and field season with...

    January 13, 2017 at 6:07 AM

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  • Obama ends US visa-free residency for Cubans

    Obama ends US visa-free residency for Cubans

    British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)  – President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas. The 20-year-old policy allows Cuban migrants who reach US...

    January 12, 2017 at 8:58 PM
  • ‘Dr Smith can’t fire you!’

    ‘Dr Smith can’t fire you!’

    Backbenchers in the House of Assembly have been urged to speak out against the government’s poor performance especially because they can’t be fired from any position by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith. Social commentator Julio...

    January 12, 2017 at 2:33 PM
  • Fahie wants court to clarify business deals

    Fahie wants court to clarify business deals

    Opposition lawmaker Andrew Fahie has moved to have the Court of Appeal make certain declarations regarding conditions under which members of the House of Assembly are allowed to conduct private business with central government, as...

    January 12, 2017 at 9:17 AM
 
  • Fahie wonders: Did the premier abuse his power?

    Fahie wonders: Did the premier abuse his power?

    Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie has questioned whether Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith abused his power when he forced Bishop John Cline to resign as Chairman of the state-owned...

    January 12, 2017 at 8:48 AM
  • Bishop Cline wants deputy to succeed him

    Bishop Cline wants deputy to succeed him

    Bishop John Cline, who was forced to resign as Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) this week, said he would like the current deputy chairperson of the BVIHSA Ayana Glasgow-Liburd to succeed him. While noting that...

    January 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Opposition tries to whip governor into action

    Opposition tries to whip governor into action

    Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie has asked Governor John Duncan to intervene into matters regarding the current and past government’s questionable accountability record as it relates to the territory’s...

    January 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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  • Mediocrity now acceptable, DeCastro laments

    Mediocrity now acceptable, DeCastro laments

    While claiming that expectations in the territory have been lowered to the extent that mediocrity is now acceptable, Sharie DeCastro said she is looking forward for works minister Mark Vanterpool to show her ‘value for money’ in...

    January 12, 2017 at 7:03 AM
  • Authorities close more beaches

    Authorities close more beaches

    Department of Disaster Management (press release) – Beaches remain closed today as very rough sea conditions with waves reaching up to 11 feet continue to affect the Territory. As a result, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological...

    January 12, 2017 at 6:11 AM
  • Penn: We should embrace the Chinese investors!

    Penn: We should embrace the Chinese investors!

    Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office Brodrick Penn said the government is ‘right’ to be welcoming Chinese investors, especially considering the current financial climate in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). He said...

    January 11, 2017 at 12:26 PM
 
  • Jean Vanterpool vows to give back amid concerns

    Jean Vanterpool vows to give back amid concerns

    While expressing concern about the thousands of diabetes cases in the territory, newly elected President of the British Virgin Islands Diabetes Association (BVIDA) Jean Vanterpool said her main aim is to give back to the community. She...

    January 11, 2017 at 12:25 PM
  • Social Security signs $11M contract for 43 houses

    Social Security signs $11M contract for 43 houses

    The state-owned Social Security Board (SSB) said it has signed an agreement to facilitate the design and building of 43 residential units at Joe’s Hill in the Road Town area, adding that the project will cost just over $11 million. The...

    January 11, 2017 at 7:50 AM
  • Skelton caves in

    Skelton caves in

    The tension that gripped the National Democratic Party government over the weekend into Monday has started to subside; this after Minister of Health Ronnie Skelton reportedly changed his posture regarding the forced resignation of...

    January 11, 2017 at 7:42 AM

 
  • Gov’t considering visa-free entry for Chinese

    Gov’t considering visa-free entry for Chinese

    While noting that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has applied for permission to sell its tourism product in the Chinese market, the BVI government said it is looking to remove visa restrictions for Chinese nationals seeking to enter...

    January 11, 2017 at 7:34 AM
  • Giving business owners guns won’t solve crime -Fraser

    Giving business owners guns won’t solve crime -Fraser

    Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has reiterated his call for the police to carry guns, but he does not think the suggestion for business operators to more easily acquire licensed firearms would significantly help to curb the...

    January 11, 2017 at 7:10 AM
  • Air quality problem forces changes at Supreme Court registry

    Air quality problem forces changes at Supreme Court registry

    Government Information Service (press release) – The Government of the Virgin Islands is taking urgent action to assess and address the air quality situation at the Registry of the Supreme Court. In the interim, measures are...

    January 11, 2017 at 6:41 AM