• Youths want to turn fire station into music studio

    First District representative Andrew Fahie said a group of young musicians is interested in transforming a fire station in his constituency into a music studio, if the government is not interested in reopening the facility for firefighters. Indicating his preference […]

    Youths want to turn fire station into music studio
  • Minister not happy about big hike in BiWater bill

    Declaring that he is not happy with what appears to be the monthly increase in the water rate BiWater is charging Government, Minister responsible for water Mark Vanterpool has lamented that the January bill actually shows a 20 percent increase […]

    Minister not happy about big hike in BiWater bill
  • Premier claims many still pleased with NDP gov’t

    Indicating that his recently re-elected National Democratic Party government still enjoys the confidence of the people, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday said his experience contradicts claims that many are not pleased with his government’s handling of major capital projects, […]

    Premier claims many still pleased with NDP gov’t
  • Historic deal ‘resolved forever’ any issues

    While describing claims that a state-owned agency was pursuing legal action against BVI Airways as malicious, the management of the airline and Government of the Virgin Islands have declared that their ‘historic agreement’ recently signed has ‘resolved forever any potential […]

    Historic deal ‘resolved forever’ any issues
  • VIP told to boot chairman now, get ready for NDP

    Social commentator Donald DeCastro last evening called for Julian Fraser to be urgently sacked as Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), adding that the political organization should appoint a new board of directors, and immediately start aiming for […]

    VIP told to boot chairman now, get ready for NDP

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    02/11/2016 at 7:00 AM
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  • Two brothers shot in Purcell Estate

    Two brothers shot in Purcell Estate

    Two brothers were shot and wounded in the Purcell Estate area of Tortola this afternoon (February 10), said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). “Police are investigating a shooting incident in the Purcell Estate area...

    02/10/2016 at 6:43 PM
  • Remains likely to be those of Clinton Hodge

    Remains likely to be those of Clinton Hodge

    A number of persons have gone missing without a trace in the British Virgin Islands, but police appear confident that the skeleton remains found this week near a shop on Main Street are those of Clinton ‘Tug’ Hodge who...

    02/10/2016 at 4:43 PM
  • Walwyn: Job cuts happening secretly, harshly

    Walwyn: Job cuts happening secretly, harshly

    While claiming that a number of job cuts have been taking place in the territory without being brought to the attention of Government, Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn this month decried the ‘inhumane’ manner...

    02/10/2016 at 2:18 PM

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  • Police now searching overseas for missing woman

    Police now searching overseas for missing woman

    Noting that ‘several persons’ have been questioned in relation to the disappearance of 22-year-old Nickera Smith, local police said they have engaged law enforcers in neighbouring territories as their search enters its...

    02/10/2016 at 12:53 PM
  • Walwyn defends $900K wall

    Walwyn defends $900K wall

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has suggested that information presented in the House of Assembly about money allocated to erect a perimeter fence at the Elmore Stoutt High School failed to capture the total expenditure on the project,...

    02/10/2016 at 11:09 AM
  • BVI watching China currency fall, targets tourists

    BVI watching China currency fall, targets tourists

    While noting that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) may be affected by what he described as the poor performance of the Chinese currency in recent weeks, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said his government plans to – among other things...

    02/10/2016 at 10:29 AM

 
  • NHI shored up with major overseas contract

    NHI shored up with major overseas contract

    In an effort to reduce the risk of having to pay large obligations based on what it described as excessive benefit claims, the Social Security Board – as operator of the recently implemented National Health Insurance (NHI) programme...

    02/10/2016 at 10:20 AM
  • Premier lauds crime fighters who help BVI ‘thrive’

    Premier lauds crime fighters who help BVI ‘thrive’

    While declaring that the ability of local law enforcement officers to keep crime relatively low has contributed greatly to the thriving economy that the BVI enjoys, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has pledged to provide them with the necessary...

    02/10/2016 at 9:50 AM
  • Cops find more skeleton remains, clothing

    Cops find more skeleton remains, clothing

    Two days after a human skull was found behind a business establishment on Main Street in Road Town, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it this morning located the remainder of the skeleton, as well as clothing and...

    02/10/2016 at 9:48 AM

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  • Over $3.4M paid to consultants, others for NHI startup

    Over $3.4M paid to consultants, others for NHI startup

    The government has disclosed that just over $3.4 million has been paid to consultants and companies that have provided services to get the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan off the ground. A breakdown of the total figure show that,...

    02/10/2016 at 9:40 AM
  • Public holiday on April 21 to celebrate Queen’s birthday

    Public holiday on April 21 to celebrate Queen’s birthday

    Government Information Service -Thursday, April 21, is designated as a public holiday in the Virgin Islands in observance of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 50th Anniversary of her first visit to the Territory. His...

    02/10/2016 at 6:32 AM
  • BVIAA contradicts premier, not suing BVI Airways

    BVIAA contradicts premier, not suing BVI Airways

    Contrary to a declaration made by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith in the territory’s parliament a few days ago, the BVI Airports Authority today (February 9) issued a media release through the Government Information Service saying...

    02/09/2016 at 3:42 PM

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  • Caines ‘nags’ minister to help curb school theft

    Caines ‘nags’ minister to help curb school theft

    Thieves breaking into Joyce Samuel Primary School and carting off valuable resources have caught the attention of Sixth District representative Alvera Maduro-Canes, who has called for something to be done about the issue urgently. Maduro-Canes,...

    02/09/2016 at 2:59 PM
  • Human skull found behind store on Main Street

    Human skull found behind store on Main Street

    A human skull has been discovered behind a store on Main Street, Tortola, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Law enforcers said the skull has been submitted for forensic examination to be done, but they made...

    02/09/2016 at 1:47 PM
  • I dare anyone say funds for projects were wasted!

    I dare anyone say funds for projects were wasted!

    While noting that there will this year be ‘high expenditure’ regarding expansion of the runway at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday admitted that the major infrastructural projects...

    02/09/2016 at 1:45 PM

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  • Fraser appeals for Mark to get more resources

    Fraser appeals for Mark to get more resources

    Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has called for the territory’s premier to provide Works Minister Mark Vanterpool with resources needed to remedy the current water distribution crisis, adding that too many broken pipes...

    02/09/2016 at 11:52 AM
  • ‘I wonder if we are doing enough for our people’

    ‘I wonder if we are doing enough for our people’

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While noting that she sometimes wonder if political representatives are doing enough for the advancement of the people they represent, government lawmaker Alvera Maduro-Canes has lamented that...

    02/09/2016 at 11:19 AM
  • PHOTO OF THE DAY: ‘A common rock’

    PHOTO OF THE DAY: ‘A common rock’

    They often trade verbal barbs in the House of Assembly, but lawmakers Andrew Fahie (left) and Myron Walwyn apparently found a common ground – or rock – following a sitting of the House yesterday, February 9. They are from different...

    02/09/2016 at 8:25 AM

 
  • Premier still hiring audit firm, says no interference

    Premier still hiring audit firm, says no interference

    Minister of Finance and Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday promised not to interfere with an audit into the highly contentious cruise pier/park project, adding that the findings will be ‘carefully reviewed and made public’. That...

    02/09/2016 at 7:34 AM
  • Full speech: Turnbull vows to deliver more

    Full speech: Turnbull vows to deliver more

    While cautioning naysayers not to doubt his ability to fulfill the plethora of promises he has made to the Second Electoral District which he represents in the House of Assembly, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull used a platform over the...

    02/09/2016 at 5:02 AM
  • King-makers

    King-makers

    Key verse: “Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations…Give us a king to judge us’…So Samuel prayed to the Lord”. – 1 Samuel 8:5-6 (NKJV) The Old Testament account of how kings were made shows it was not by royal...

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