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  • ‘Not exact science’ – Gov’t offices close Thursday
    ‘Not exact science’ – Gov...

    Acting Governor Inez Archibald said all public offices should be closed on Thursday (August 27), adding...

    08/26/2015 at 8:00 PM
  • Another union being launched for musicians
    Another union being launc...

    A union aimed at protecting the interest of the territory’s artistes and musicians is to become effective...

    08/26/2015 at 3:16 PM
  • Not so fast – NHI faces tough questions
    Not so fast – NHI faces t...

    Days before the Board of the National Health Insurance (NHI) starts compulsory registration across the...

    08/26/2015 at 10:52 AM
 

 
  • Despite controversy, Fahie meets Pickering

    Despite controversy, Fahie meets Pickering

    Despite the controversy that followed his closed door meeting with government minister Myron Walwyn, Opposition parliamentarian Andrew Fahie has pushed ahead with meeting another government minister – Dr Kedrick Pickering who...

    08/26/2015 at 8:54 AM
  • ARREST BLOTTER: Abduction among offences

    ARREST BLOTTER: Abduction among offences

    Virgin Gorda residents outnumber persons from the other islands who have been arrested and charged for offences committed during the period August 16 to 22, 2015. Among the crimes allegedly committed is abduction. The Royal Virgin...

    08/26/2015 at 8:31 AM
  • NHI generally more expensive – private insurers

    NHI generally more expensive – private insurers

    Private insurers in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have stopped just short of questioning the integrity of the government’s mandatory National Health Insurance (NHI) plan which will be implemented in January, adding that such...

    08/26/2015 at 8:16 AM

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  • East End fire station reopened; West End next

    East End fire station reopened; West End next

    The East End/Long Look Fire Station is back in operation after being closed for about three years, said the Fire and Rescue Department, which also stated that the West End/Capoon’s Bay facility is likely to be back in operation...

    08/26/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • FirstBank to be closed on Thursday

    FirstBank to be closed on Thursday

    The threat being posed by Tropical Storm Erika has forced the closure of FirstBank locally and in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI). According to a statement issued by the Bank’s Contact Officer Alana Alexander:...

    08/26/2015 at 7:59 AM
  • Private insurers worried, challenge gov’t stats

    Private insurers worried, challenge gov’t stats

    While expressing uncertainty about their fate in light of the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) plan which will take effect in January, private health insurers have issued a media release which indicate that the portion...

    08/26/2015 at 7:40 AM

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  • Storm to near BVI by Thursday; warning issued

    Storm to near BVI by Thursday; warning issued

    A storm warning has been issued for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to move near the territory by tomorrow, according to the locally based Department of Disaster Management (DDM). A tropical storm...

    08/26/2015 at 5:58 AM
  • Guyana announces gun amnesty

    Guyana announces gun amnesty

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Guyana Government says it will implement a gun amnesty programme from September 1. In recent months Guyana law enforcement authorities have had to deal with crimes involving the use of guns and Minister...

    08/26/2015 at 5:18 AM
  • Disappointing bronze for Kirani James

    Disappointing bronze for Kirani James

    BEIJING, China (CMC) – There was disappointment for the Caribbean here Wednesday as Olympic champion Kirani James failed in his bid to win the men’s 400 metres, as South African Wayde Van Niekerk produced an upset to take gold...

    08/26/2015 at 4:28 AM

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  • 95% coverage before companies get major spectrum

    95% coverage before companies get major spectrum

    Telecom companies seeking the 700 MHz spectrum, which will facilitate much faster data through what is commonly called 4GLTE, must prove they are able to provide coverage to at least 95 percent of the people who have a mobile network...

    08/25/2015 at 8:37 AM
  • News site fires back at Fahie

    News site fires back at Fahie

    While claiming that it has provided more coverage for lawmaker Andrew Fahie than any other politician in the territory, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) has denied Fahie’s suggestion that the news site is trying to portray him as...

    08/25/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • Extremely Low –Fahie fumes over disloyalty idea

    Extremely Low –Fahie fumes over disloyalty idea

    While declaring that his tolerance level is now extremely low, Andrew Fahie has blasted another online news site, claiming that it is seemingly bent on destroying the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) or making it appear as though...

    08/25/2015 at 7:35 AM

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  • Man guilty of ‘alien smuggling’ near St John

    Man guilty of ‘alien smuggling’ near St John

    ST THOMAS (CMC) – A French man will be sentenced on December 4 after he pleaded guilty to “alien smuggling”. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said that Alain Rene Leichtnam, 71, was arrested...

    08/25/2015 at 6:20 AM
  • Digicel, NBA launch basketball clinic

    Digicel, NBA launch basketball clinic

    PRESS RELEASE - Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today the launch of the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics in the Caribbean, which will take place in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, British...

    08/25/2015 at 6:00 AM
  • Howard, new kitchen boss at Peter Island

    Howard, new kitchen boss at Peter Island

    PRESS RELEASE - Peter Island Resort & Spa is pleased to welcome Executive Chef, Todd Howard, to the culinary team effective September 1st, 2015. Chef Howard will share his talents and experience to introduce inventive new menu...

    08/25/2015 at 5:52 AM

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  • Do not block Whatsapp, other VOIP services – TRC

    Do not block Whatsapp, other VOIP services – TRC

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While disclosing that it has turned down a request telecoms company Digicel had made for permission to effectively block Whatsapp and other VOIP services, the Telecommunications Regulations Commission...

    08/24/2015 at 6:51 PM
  • Danny dies, But Erika may soon be born

    Danny dies, But Erika may soon be born

    WASHINGTON POST - Just a few days ago, Danny was a powerful, though compact category 3 hurricane. Today, the one-time formidable storm is dead. “The system … lacks sufficient organized deep convection to qualify as a tropical...

    08/24/2015 at 4:12 PM
  • VIDEO: New ticketing system at airport

    VIDEO: New ticketing system at airport

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Airport’s Authority said it has introduced a brand new electronic ticketing system for its parking services offered at the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport, Beef Island. The system utilizes...

    08/24/2015 at 8:01 AM

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  • Festival committee should pay up!

    Festival committee should pay up!

    Dear Editor, I write this letter in desperation for those residents (locals and expats alike) who work tirelessly for years; working for much less pay than their services are worth in other Caribbean nations and beyond; working to...

    08/24/2015 at 7:39 AM
  • EVASIVE – Digicel blocking Whatsapp in BVI?

    EVASIVE – Digicel blocking Whatsapp in BVI?

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Telecoms provider Digicel has declined to deny or admit to claims that it has been blocking customers in the British Virgin Islands from using Whatsapp and other Voice Over Internet Protocol...

    08/24/2015 at 7:32 AM
  • Visitor arrivals up nearly 3%

    Visitor arrivals up nearly 3%

      The British Virgin Islands (BVI) government said the territory has seen an increase in the number of visitors this year, with initial figures up by approximately three percent over last year, signaling positive growth in the...

    08/24/2015 at 7:30 AM