• Airline shows off first plane for BVI, Miami route

    As controversy continues to rage locally over the government’s investment of $7 million into the privately owned BVI Airways, the airline today released a photograph of the first jet aircraft it has acquired so far. It added that the acquisition […]

    Airline shows off first plane for BVI, Miami route
  • Penn fined $6K, says he is always guilty for marijuana

    Michael Penn – a Rastafarian who said he is “always guilty for cannabis” – has been fined $6,000 in the Magistrate’s Court. In handing down the sentence this month, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo told Penn that, if he is found […]

    Penn fined $6K, says he is always guilty for marijuana
  • Gov’t lawmaker wants salary scale revamped

    Suggesting that some government workers deserve a pay increase, representative of the Sixth Electoral District Alvera Maduro-Caines said the time is ripe for a revamp of the salary scale for civil servants. According to her, the current system does not […]

    Gov’t lawmaker wants salary scale revamped
  • 66-y-o gun offender escapes prison sentence

    A 66-year-old man who was found guilty of possession of a firearm and ammunition escaped a prison sentence in Magistrate’s Court this month after the court learnt that he was ‘diagnostically ill’. Leslie Smith’s illness, age, and other factors led […]

    66-y-o gun offender escapes prison sentence
  • Students denied gov’t scholarship seeking help

    Few months after announcing a major change in government’s scholarship programme, Minister of Education Myron Walwyn is facing a fresh call from within his own camp for another possible review. Government legislator Alvera Maduro-Caines this month told the House of […]

    Students denied gov’t scholarship seeking help

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    FIRST DEBATE: Clinton, Tr...

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  • LETTSOME DIES: ‘Remember me as a good woman’
    LETTSOME DIES: ‘Remember ...

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) was struck this morning by the passing of 88-year-old Geneva Lettsome,...

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  • INSPIRE BVI: Extraordinary mom, Geneva Lettsome

    INSPIRE BVI: Extraordinary mom, Geneva Lettsome

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff (Editorial note below) Geneva Lettsome, a native of Anguilla, recalled working as a domestic helper for several years in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in order to school her nine children,...

    September 27, 2016 at 4:50 AM
  • Premier to lower price for ‘basket of goods’

    Premier to lower price for ‘basket of goods’

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has indicated that distilled water and toilet tissue are in a ‘basket of goods’ that his government wants to make cheaper. “We are putting together a basket of goods which we...

    September 26, 2016 at 3:51 PM
  • Telecom company adopts Althea Scatliffe Primary

    Telecom company adopts Althea Scatliffe Primary

    Joining the Ministry of Education’s Adopt a School programme for the first time, Telecommunications company Digicel donated $5,000 to its adoptee – Althea Scatliffe Primary School. After receiving the cheque during the school’s...

    September 26, 2016 at 1:01 PM
 
  • Walwyn calls out lawmakers over expats’ children

    Walwyn calls out lawmakers over expats’ children

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has accused lawmakers of pretending as though nothing is wrong, although children born in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are being denied passports and placement in public schools because they have...

    September 26, 2016 at 9:10 AM
  • Neville Burke, businessman, dies

    Neville Burke, businessman, dies

    Neville Burke – a deacon at the New Life Baptist Church and founder of Burke’s Garage Limited at Wickham’s Cay II – has died, the family announced. He succumbed at Peebles Hospital on Saturday (September 24) after...

    September 26, 2016 at 8:58 AM
  • Walwyn to delinquents: Leave the parliament!

    Walwyn to delinquents: Leave the parliament!

    While claiming that hard-working members of the House of Assembly are being targeted for constant attacks including claims that they are seeking positions, Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn said non-performers should leave...

    September 26, 2016 at 7:53 AM

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  • Fahie: Many can’t perform at night due to economy

    Fahie: Many can’t perform at night due to economy

    Member of the parliamentary opposition Andrew Fahie has claimed that the economy of the British Virgin Islands is in such a deplorable condition that the territory is ‘on the verge of blowing’, adding that some persons can’t...

    September 26, 2016 at 6:37 AM
  • Penn accused of giving sister bloodshot eye

    Penn accused of giving sister bloodshot eye

    A man who is accused of hitting his sister in the face and leaving her with a bloodshot eye has pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He is 33-year-old Brenton Penn. When Penn appeared before Senior Magistrate...

    September 26, 2016 at 6:28 AM
  • John pepper-sprayed after refusing to leave bar

    John pepper-sprayed after refusing to leave bar

    A man who was pepper-sprayed and tasered after trying to hit a police officer with a beer bottle has been slapped with four charges. Charged with assault on police, armed with an offensive weapon, disorderly conduct, and using indecent...

    September 26, 2016 at 5:58 AM
 
  • Minister claims CXC threatened to sue BVI

    Minister claims CXC threatened to sue BVI

    Former Minister of Education Andrew Fahie has scoffed at claims that the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) years ago threatened to sue the British Virgin Islands for having claimed that its Secondary School Leaving Exams were equivalent...

    September 26, 2016 at 5:19 AM
  • POPE TO COURT: I use cutlass; not gun

    POPE TO COURT: I use cutlass; not gun

    Simeon Pope, a native of St Vincent and the Grenadines, has appeared before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly telling a police officer: “I will shoot your mother s***t.” He denied using threatening language. Senior Magistrate...

    September 25, 2016 at 3:41 PM
  • Leisure, life, and death

    Leisure, life, and death

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Life is more than a ‘silly’ rush for material wealth This Old Boy has been thinking deeply of recent. He has been grappling with the meaning of this thing called life. What is the point of it...

    September 24, 2016 at 8:50 PM

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  • Stadium in east to be completed by early February

    Stadium in east to be completed by early February

    The installation of an artificial football pitch at the stadium in East End/Long Look took a significant step forward over the last few days following the arrival of Heribert Hammes, a FIFA-approved installation expert, who has vast...

    September 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • ‘We will remember you’

    ‘We will remember you’

    The BVI Health Services Authority said it has been helping the Virgin Islands Alzheimer’s Association (VIAA) throughout September to promote World Alzheimer’s Month. The Chief of Medical Staff/Medical Services, Dr June...

    September 24, 2016 at 3:59 PM
  • Zika cases rise to 18 confirmed; 36 suspected

    Zika cases rise to 18 confirmed; 36 suspected

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The number of confirmed Zika cases in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has risen to 18 at the end of August, Minister of Heath Ronnie Skelton disclosed in the House of Assembly late this evening,...

    September 23, 2016 at 10:12 PM
 
  • Cocaine user steals  Johnny Walker

    Cocaine user steals Johnny Walker

    A 61-year-old man who admitted that he has been using crack cocaine for about three decades was granted $20,000 bail in the Magistrates Court today, September 23. Reynold Stoutt was brought before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards for...

    September 23, 2016 at 4:46 PM
  • New classrooms cost $2M; Fahie raises concern

    New classrooms cost $2M; Fahie raises concern

    Government has announced that it will spend roughly $2 million to build additional classrooms for students in the new Grade 12, adding that it will not use the full tendering process. According to Minister of Education Myron Walwyn,...

    September 23, 2016 at 1:32 PM
  • More Delays? No application to fly made with USA

    More Delays? No application to fly made with USA

    Members of the parliamentary opposition seemed stunned yesterday (September 22) when Premier Dr D Orlando Smith disclosed new information suggesting that BVI Airways still owes the government $99,000 in fees, and may not start direct...

    September 23, 2016 at 8:48 AM

 
  • $1M needed to outfit clinic; building budget surpassed

    $1M needed to outfit clinic; building budget surpassed

    There is still no clear sign as to how Government will fund the outfitting of the Nurse Iris O’Neal Clinic being built on Virgin Gorda, but Minister of Health Ronnie Skelton yesterday announced that the project will resume next month,...

    September 23, 2016 at 7:57 AM
  • Durante sentenced to over 7 years for guns

    Durante sentenced to over 7 years for guns

    Another man charged for illegal gun and ammunition has been slapped with a prison sentence that exceeds five years. Kareem Durante was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in the Magistrate Court this week for keeping two illegal...

    September 23, 2016 at 6:26 AM
  • Walwyn: I am somewhat disappointed

    Walwyn: I am somewhat disappointed

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn yesterday admitted that his government was not ready to roll out the additional school year (Grade 12). But he expressed disappointment that some people are overly concerned about physical preparedness,...

    September 23, 2016 at 6:00 AM