• Cop accused of kicking to know fate next year

    Police officer Neil Thomas, whose trial came to an end in the Tortola-based Magistrate’s Court today, is expected to know his fate on January 16 next year. He is accused of kicking in the chest, an attorney with whom he had an affair. When he testified today, Thomas basically corroborated […]

    Cop accused of kicking to know fate next year
  • Marijuana should be decriminalized – Magistrate

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Magistrate Velon John has punished many persons who appeared before him on marijuana charges, but his personal view is that the substance should be decriminalized, and Caribbean countries should hold serious discussions regarding the issue. During an exclusive interview with BVI News Online […]

    Marijuana should be decriminalized – Magistrate
  • “The people will understand” – Premier

    Oozing confidence about his party’s chances of winning the next general elections expected to be held in roughly a year’s time, Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has indicated that the performance of the economy is one of the major reasons for the optimism. “We are working on behalf of the […]

    “The people will understand” – Premier
  • Price increase not likely as reprieve ends

    While admitting that there is need for a price monitoring agency in the British Virgin Islands, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. D. Orlando Smith has stated that he does not expect prices to increase next year when his government ends a reprieve it had offered to importers. The government […]

    Price increase not likely as reprieve ends
  • EXCLUSIVE: Straight prison for cocaine?

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Outgoing magistrate, Dr. Velon John, said the issue of cocaine trafficking in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has reached crisis proportion, adding that draconian measures need to be taken to curtail the problem. “It is a crisis situation, in my opinion. When you […]

    EXCLUSIVE: Straight prison for cocaine?
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  • No DNA taken in ‘biting’ case
    No DNA taken in ‘biting’ ...

    A police detective, who gave evidence in the case in which police officer Joseph Phillip is being tried...

    11/26/2014 at 7:07 AM
  • ARREST BLOTTER: November 16 to 22
    ARREST BLOTTER: November ...

    By the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force ASSAULT OCCASIONING ACTUAL BODILY HARM On 17-11-2014 at around...

    11/26/2014 at 7:00 AM
  • More sex claims against Bill Cosby
    More sex claims against B...

    AFP – TV legend Bill Cosby has denounced the sexual assault allegations against him as “innuendo,”...

    11/26/2014 at 6:53 AM
 

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  • BVI pushing to insure deposits after bank breach

    BVI pushing to insure deposits after bank breach

    Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith said the banks affected by a major security breach in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have given the assurance that all compromised accounts will be reinstated to their correct balances, adding that his...

    11/25/2014 at 5:24 PM
  • Malone wins gold for the BVI

    Malone wins gold for the BVI

    Chantel Malone has won gold for the British Virgin Islands in Veracruz, Mexico, at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games. With a best leap of 6.46 metres, she won the women’s long jump today, ahead of Cuba and Mexico...

    11/25/2014 at 1:00 PM
  • Two attempt suicide

    Two attempt suicide

    Two persons – a woman and a young man – have attempted to commit suicide in separate incidents since the start of the month. BVI News Online, after days of digging into information received, has confirmed that both persons...

    11/25/2014 at 12:57 PM

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  • Helping local airlines could reduce travel cost – PEP

    Helping local airlines could reduce travel cost – PEP

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Suggesting that the government should do everything possible to help local airlines, the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) said such measure would help to cut the relatively high cost of air...

    11/25/2014 at 8:06 AM
  • Pit latrines should be eliminated – Census

    Pit latrines should be eliminated – Census

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff While the use of pit toilets might be considered a thing of the past, one report has indicated that – at least up to 2010 – dozens of households in the British Virgin Islands continued...

    11/25/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Restructure the National Bank – Christopher

    Restructure the National Bank – Christopher

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Legislative changes should be considered to have the National Bank of the Virgin Islands place more emphasis on its initial objective of providing financial assistance to persons who are starting...

    11/25/2014 at 7:59 AM

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  • Couple overstayed for a year, fined

    Couple overstayed for a year, fined

    A husband and wife who have admitted to overstaying in the British Virgin Islands for just over a year were each fined $1,000 when they appeared in the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola. William and Maureen Rivers were...

    11/25/2014 at 7:32 AM
  • Works in SCB

    Works in SCB

    Motorists travelling between Road Town and West End on Tortola stumbled upon a blocked roadway about mid-day today as persons said to be employed to the Water and Sewage Department undertook works in the area. A resident, who submitted...

    11/25/2014 at 6:51 AM
  • Scores in Marlon Penn competition

    Scores in Marlon Penn competition

    PRESS RELEASE - Old Madrid and the Islanders remained inseparable at the top of Group B in the Marlon Penn Nine-a-side after a 1-1 draw on Sunday (November 23) as the latest round of matches concluded at Greenland Playing Field, East...

    11/25/2014 at 6:38 AM

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  • Protests over ruling in black teen’s killing

    Protests over ruling in black teen’s killing

    BBC- The US town of Ferguson has seen rioting and looting after a jury decided not to bring charges over the killing of a black teenager. Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on 9 August, sparking protests. A...

    11/25/2014 at 5:48 AM
  • UPDATE: Gunman robs One Mart’s money

    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...

    11/24/2014 at 5:51 PM
  • Man almost killed in the Ghetto, court hears

    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...

    11/24/2014 at 3:59 PM
 
  • She is not your punching bag – Magistrate

    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...

    11/24/2014 at 10:42 AM
  • INSPIRE BVI: The man who resigned for the youth

    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...

    11/24/2014 at 9:24 AM
  • 7.3% of youths unemployed – Census

    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...

    11/24/2014 at 8:55 AM

 
  • Banks urged to shed light on alleged breach

    Banks urged to shed light on alleged breach

    Some banks in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are being challenged to shed light on what is said to be a massive security breach that has affected several customers. The alleged breach has resulted in a number of Visa Debit card users...

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

    Chapman guilty of assaulting property owner

    Rugby player Thomas Chapman has been found guilty on allegations that he forced his way into the residence of graphic artist and property owner David Carson before assaulting and threatening to kill him. Magistrate Velon John handed...

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

    Fleming tops security training

    PRESS RELEASE (BVIPA)- He’s a familiar face to anyone who visits the BVI Ports Authority’s (BVIPA) Headquarters in Port Purcell on a regular basis. Visitors agree that he makes it his business to make his presence known. In fact,...

    11/24/2014 at 6:48 AM

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  • Food handlers must be certified for Lobster Fest

    Food handlers must be certified for Lobster Fest

    PRESS RELEASE (GIS) – Food handlers in Anegada are urged to attend the Environmental Health Division’s educational sessions which is scheduled for this Wednesday November 26 at the Emile Dunlop Community Centre. According to...

    11/24/2014 at 5:15 AM
  • 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