• One of 18 illegal immigrants in hospital

    One of the 18 illegal immigrants apprehended north-east of Tortola yesterday is being treated at Peebles Hospital, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). It did not disclose the person’s medical complaint. The other 17 illegal immigrants are […]

    One of 18 illegal immigrants in hospital
  • Pickering: I am not selling out sports fishing

    Minister of Natural Resources and Labour Dr Kedrick Pickering has tried to make it clear to critics that he has not been ‘selling out’ the sport fishing industry. He made the declaration in light of claims that he has been […]

    Pickering: I am not selling out sports fishing
  • Skelton chides rich people, touts socialism

    While chiding rich members of the community who he said have been getting rich off the backs of the very poor they despise, Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton recently used the territory’s parliament to extol what he […]

    Skelton chides rich people, touts socialism
  • Tourists now flocking beauty salons – Christian

    Junior Minister of Tourism Archibald Christian said he is pleased that a number of beauty salons have been cashing in on the expanded opportunities in the tourism industry, adding that a number of those establishments are also now catering to […]

    Tourists now flocking beauty salons – Christian
  • Fishermen, visitors urged not to litter Wharf

    While noting that it will undertake various clean-up operations in the territory this year, the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) has appealed for fishermen and visitors to desist from throwing garbage and other waste items in the mangrove and other areas […]

    Fishermen, visitors urged not to litter Wharf

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    Photos: USVI Tramp

    Several people this week descended on the streets of St Thomas in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands...

    04/29/2016 at 6:01 AM
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    CCT: Services restored fo...

    After experiencing hours of connection outage in the British Virgin Islands, telecommunications company...

    04/29/2016 at 5:48 AM
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  • Gov: Sexual harassment reports being probed

    Gov: Sexual harassment reports being probed

    Governor John Duncan has confirmed that reports of sexual harassment in the public service have been filed and are being investigated by the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Police Service Commission (PoSC). “The PSC and the PoSC...

    04/28/2016 at 1:31 PM
  • Nickera Smith was murdered, police theorize

    Nickera Smith was murdered, police theorize

    Hopes that Colonial Insurance employee Nickera Smith would one day reunite with loved ones were completely shattered today when local police dropped a two-pronged shocker – that the body recently found is indeed Smith’s, and...

    04/28/2016 at 11:55 AM
  • Hospital wins ‘negligence’ case but blundered

    Hospital wins ‘negligence’ case but blundered

    High Court judge Justice Vicki Ann Ellis has dismissed a case in which a resident, Jason James, claimed that his wife Chivarane James died in October 2011 as a result of negligence on the part of the state-owned BVI Health Services...

    04/28/2016 at 8:00 AM

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  • Mitch disappointed – Cadets starved for cash

    Mitch disappointed – Cadets starved for cash

    Following concerns initially raised by government legislator Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith this week promised to ‘look into’ the possibility of making funds available...

    04/28/2016 at 7:18 AM
  • Health minister says complaints are ‘irrelevant’

    Health minister says complaints are ‘irrelevant’

    Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton has scoffed at some of the complaints that he said are being made about the territory’s healthcare system, adding that they are irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. He...

    04/28/2016 at 7:10 AM
  • French rep based in Panama visits the BVI

    French rep based in Panama visits the BVI

    Weeks after the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was pulled into an international controversy over its financial services ties with Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, the Regional Economic Attaché at the French Embassy in Panama Julien...

    04/28/2016 at 7:02 AM

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  • Caines: Sometimes people simply forget they owe

    Caines: Sometimes people simply forget they owe

    As discussions remain rife over taxes and fees owed to Government, representative of the Sixth Electoral District Alvera Maduro-Caines has indicated that a number of persons merely forget they owe money, adding that it is important...

    04/28/2016 at 7:00 AM
  • One BVI campaign launched

    One BVI campaign launched

    BVI Tourist Board (press release) – On Tuesday, April 26th the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board launched the One BVI tourism awareness campaign to a varied crowd of residents, tourism industry representatives, and government...

    04/28/2016 at 5:57 AM
  • Man tells court he used cocaine ‘couple day ago’

    Man tells court he used cocaine ‘couple day ago’

    A resident of Purcell Estate who told the Magistrate’s Court that he is struggling with a cocaine addiction, is being accused of damaging machines at a laundromat on Tortola. The accused, Howard Hughes, has been charged with criminal...

    04/28/2016 at 5:55 AM

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  • Motorist accused of trying to mow down scooter riders

    Motorist accused of trying to mow down scooter riders

    Police have charged a jeep owner and a scooter rider who were among a group of persons involved in what appears to be a serious case of road rage on a relatively lengthy stretch of roadway from Beef Island to East End on Tortola. Details...

    04/27/2016 at 12:51 PM
  • Criminals told: There is no hiding place in BVI

    Criminals told: There is no hiding place in BVI

    There is no hiding place in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for criminals, new Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has declared, adding that he is concerned about the latest spate of crimes being committed in the territory. “I...

    04/27/2016 at 11:23 AM
  • lawmaker against gov’t booting delinquent tenants

    lawmaker against gov’t booting delinquent tenants

    Territorial representative Archibald Christian said he does not think the government should consider seizing properties at Wickhams Cay I and II from tenants who have been refusing to pay rent over the years. He made the comments in...

    04/27/2016 at 10:39 AM
 
  • Too many traffic issues heading to court – Fraser

    Too many traffic issues heading to court – Fraser

    Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has lamented what he considers the frequency at which people appear in the Magistrate’s Court to resolve issues that stem from motor vehicle accidents and breaches of the traffic laws. He...

    04/27/2016 at 9:49 AM
  • Long Bush women face court for biting

    Long Bush women face court for biting

    There was drama in the Magistrate’s Court a few days ago when it was disclosed that two female neighbours allegedly bit each other – one on the forehead and the other on the right breast. Charged with unlawful wounding are Paulette...

    04/27/2016 at 7:57 AM
  • Police find 4th illegal gun in less than two months

    Police find 4th illegal gun in less than two months

    The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it has seized a fourth illegal gun within the last two months. The latest find took place last week Friday, after residents led police to a location behind an establishment in Purcell...

    04/26/2016 at 8:53 AM
 
  • Caines spares none – blasts locals and expats

    Caines spares none – blasts locals and expats

    Representative of the Sixth Electoral District Alvera Maduro-Caines was in a no-nonsense mood during the sitting of the legislature yesterday as she unleashed some biting criticisms on both locals and expats who – according to her...

    04/26/2016 at 8:48 AM
  • New law benefits mainly expats in BVI for 5 years

    New law benefits mainly expats in BVI for 5 years

    Following changes made to the Immigration and Passport Ordinance last week, the government has issued a media release clarifying the circumstances under which expats may remain in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) while changing employers. It...

    04/26/2016 at 8:35 AM
  • Opposition cries foul over social media sanction

    Opposition cries foul over social media sanction

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The two members of the parliamentary opposition yesterday told the territory’s parliament they are convinced persons who do not support the National Democratic Party (NDP) government are...

    04/26/2016 at 7:48 AM

 
  • Gunmen rob couple in Sea Cow’s Bay

    Gunmen rob couple in Sea Cow’s Bay

    Police are searching for two gunmen who robbed patrons at the Struggling Man Restaurant in the Sea Cows Bay area of Tortola hours before daybreak on Saturday, April 21. According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the...

    04/26/2016 at 7:30 AM
  • Gov’t uses majority to block ‘transparency’

    Gov’t uses majority to block ‘transparency’

    The National Democratic Party government yesterday used its huge majority in the legislature to block a call for it to be more transparent regarding the $25 million line of credit it will establish with CIBC FirstCaribbean International...

    04/26/2016 at 7:25 AM
  • Gov called out over shortage of court staff

    Gov called out over shortage of court staff

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday indicated that it is Governor John Duncan who is responsible for providing the necessary resources to address the shortage of magistrates, which is said to be resulting in several cases being thrown...

    04/26/2016 at 7:00 AM

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