• UPDATE: Gunman robs One Mart’s money

    While confirming earlier BVI News Online reports that a security guard employed to One Mart Superstore was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend as he deposited the company’s money, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has given a description of the presumed robber. “The assailant is described as slim […]

    UPDATE: Gunman robs One Mart’s money
  • Man almost killed in the Ghetto, court hears

    A man who was reportedly attacked, beaten and cut by a group of men in a section of Scatliffe Alley – also known as The Ghetto – has told the court that he would have been dead, had it not been for persons who came to his rescue. Olis Henley […]

    Man almost killed in the Ghetto, court hears
  • She is not your punching bag – Magistrate

    A Spanish-speaking man, who appeared before the court on allegations that he beat his girlfriend during a confrontation, was given a tongue-lashing by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards. Jerel Palmer was also locked up when he failed to immediately pay a $1000 fine. “When you beat people, you walk with your […]

    She is not your punching bag – Magistrate
  • INSPIRE BVI: The man who resigned for the youth

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Though he grew up in the church his father has been leading for some four decades, and though he was baptized from as early as age 13, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull readily distances himself from the holier-than-thou attitude. “I have made silly decisions that […]

    INSPIRE BVI: The man who resigned for the youth
  • 7.3% of youths unemployed – Census

    A number of young people in the British Virgin Islands, back in 2010, occupied spaces in the unemployment line. According to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, which was made public only few days ago, persons between the ages of 15 and 29 made up a significant portion of the […]

    7.3% of youths unemployed – Census
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  • Banks urged to shed light on alleged breach
    Banks urged to shed light...

    Some banks in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are being challenged to shed light on what is said to...

    11/24/2014 at 8:49 AM
  • Chapman guilty of assaulting property owner
    Chapman guilty of assault...

    Rugby player Thomas Chapman has been found guilty on allegations that he forced his way into the residence...

    11/24/2014 at 7:34 AM
  • Fleming tops security training
    Fleming tops security tra...

    PRESS RELEASE (BVIPA)- He’s a familiar face to anyone who visits the BVI Ports Authority’s (BVIPA)...

    11/24/2014 at 6:48 AM
 

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  • IBT to operate one of the 3 greenhouses

    IBT to operate one of the 3 greenhouses

    International Business and Trade (IBT), the overseas firm with which the government has been negotiating regarding the greenhouse project at Paraquita Bay on Tortola, is to operate one of the three entities. In relation to the remaining...

    11/23/2014 at 10:08 AM
  • Guishard wants to see TV allegedly stolen

    Guishard wants to see TV allegedly stolen

    Long Look resident Doyle Guishard, who was allegedly found in possession of a Samsung television set stolen from Maria’s By the Sea hotel in Road Town, has requested that the item be shown to him. He and a female, Dahinna De LaCruz,...

    11/23/2014 at 8:45 AM
  • Tourist look-out spots get facelift

    Tourist look-out spots get facelift

    A number of the most popular scenic tourist look-out spots on Tortola recently received a facelift through a clean-up programme initiated by the Ministry of Communications and Works, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Transportation...

    11/23/2014 at 7:52 AM

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  • “Out from under my rock”

    “Out from under my rock”

    PRESS RELEASE (GIS): Another book was added to the Territory’s literary collection, when Dr. LuVerne Baptiste launched her first book – “Out From Under My Rock”. The book launching ceremony took place on November 13 during...

    11/23/2014 at 7:18 AM
  • Free markets and the economics of see and saw

    Free markets and the economics of see and saw

    By Dickson Igwe (contributor) A series of stories on Virgin Islands economics and politics urges visionary thinking from the country’s leaders. Possessing an appreciation of the importance of economics for policy making appears to...

    11/22/2014 at 11:24 AM
  • Child dies at hospital

    Child dies at hospital

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Jelani Lettsome, 11, remained bedridden at Peebles Hospital in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for days while relatives made frantic efforts to have him flown to Puerto Rico for treatment after...

    11/21/2014 at 8:39 PM

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  • I did not abandon her – Maduro fined for crash

    I did not abandon her – Maduro fined for crash

    A driver, Javier Maduro, told the court this morning that on the day he struck down Asiyah Grant-Mahoney and left the scene, his intention was never to abandon her, but to seek help. He made the disclosure in the high Court shortly...

    11/21/2014 at 1:10 PM
  • Jaw-bone breaker escapes prison

    Jaw-bone breaker escapes prison

    Kenyatta Boynes, who punched another man in the face and broke his jaw-bone, was fined $2,000 in the High Court today, based on a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm. He was given two months to pay the fine or, if in default,...

    11/21/2014 at 8:35 AM
  • BVI lauds Mapp, still wants friendship

    BVI lauds Mapp, still wants friendship

    Expressing hope that the long-standing relationship between the British Virgin Islands and the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) will continue, Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has congratulated the new governor elect of the USVI,...

    11/21/2014 at 8:34 AM

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  • Prices gone down slightly, says premier

    Prices gone down slightly, says premier

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The inflation rate in the British Virgin Islands has decreased marginally over the last three years, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. D. Orlando Smith. Inflation rate is effectively...

    11/21/2014 at 8:33 AM
  • Credit card used to book flights illegally?

    Credit card used to book flights illegally?

    Vibert Morgan on Thursday went on trial on a charge of theft, which stemmed from allegations that he used a man’s credit card to book two flights on LIAT Airline. The cost of the flights amounted to almost $1,000, the court heard. Additional...

    11/21/2014 at 8:30 AM
  • We faced a torrent of abuse – Premier

    We faced a torrent of abuse – Premier

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has claimed that his government faced a ‘torrent of abuse’ over the last three years while it tried to make the British Virgin Islands a better place to live,...

    11/21/2014 at 8:00 AM
 
  • Obama delivers ‘good news’ to immigrants

    Obama delivers ‘good news’ to immigrants

    BBC- Millions of immigrants living illegally in the US will be allowed to apply for work permits under a major shake-up unveiled by President Barack Obama. They include immigrants who have been in the US for five years and have children...

    11/21/2014 at 7:21 AM
  • ‘They coming!’ Video linked to cop shown in court

    ‘They coming!’ Video linked to cop shown in court

    The prosecution today (November 20) presented video evidence in which a female police constable, Starcy Huggins, allegedly warned suspects about a police operation to nab them. The footage shown in court was part of an approximately...

    11/20/2014 at 4:59 PM
  • 42% of adults single or never married

    42% of adults single or never married

    Persons classified as being ‘single/never married’ make up just over 42% of the total adult population of the British Virgin Islands, according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census report, which was tabled this week in the...

    11/20/2014 at 3:17 PM

 
  • Freedom to borrow again by 2017 – Premier

    Freedom to borrow again by 2017 – Premier

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The government said it is on target to regaining greater autonomy by the year 2017, and – by then – should no longer have to get approval from the United Kingdom before being able...

    11/20/2014 at 9:21 AM
  • Random targets in new telephone scam – FIA

    Random targets in new telephone scam – FIA

    The Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued a public advisory for residents of the British Virgin Islands to be mindful of what it said is a telephone scam that emerged recently. “The scam is being perpetrated randomly via...

    11/20/2014 at 9:00 AM
  • ARREST BLOTTER: November 9 to 15

    ARREST BLOTTER: November 9 to 15

    By the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force TAKING CONVEYANCE On 11-11-2014 at 1425hrs – Police arrested and charged a 14-year-old male of Millionaire Street, Virgin Gorda with two counts of Taking Conveyance without Authority,...

    11/20/2014 at 6:04 AM

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  • BVI Casting for VI Model of the Year

    BVI Casting for VI Model of the Year

    PRESS RELEASE - If the terms ‘rip the runway’ and ‘sashay’ send you strutting, then you are just the person the panel is hoping to see at the British Virgin Islands (BVI) casting of the VI Model of the Year competition. In...

    11/20/2014 at 5:17 AM
  • Jefferson charged in relation to murder of Francis

    Jefferson charged in relation to murder of Francis

    Jefferson Joseph has been accused of inciting another person to murder Melbourne Francis, who was gunned down in Long Look, Tortola, on May 9, 2013. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), in a brief news release this afternoon,...

    11/19/2014 at 5:42 PM
  • “We are upset” – Store owners on Main Street

    “We are upset” – Store owners on Main Street

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Peeved over a decision by the authorities to relocate the annual ‘Christmas on Main Street’ celebratory event, persons who operate businesses along Main Street have signed a petition which...

    11/19/2014 at 4:01 PM