• Body found

    Police have confirmed that a body was discovered by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force this morning following a search in the Rogues Bay area. “No identification or details are available at this time,” the RVIPF said in […]

    Body found
  • Too many unsolved murders, families seeking closure!

    A Calypsonian and retired police officer has raised concern about the number of unsolved murders in the British Virgin Islands, adding that there are far too many families without closure. “I sincerely hope the unsolved murders will eventually be solved. […]

    Too many unsolved murders, families seeking closure!
  • Letty quits days after becoming parade marshall

    Days after being appointed to lead the grand parade during the emancipation festival, Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge turned down the position following a meeting about her role. BVI News Online understands that, subsequent to her being introduced on Monday as the […]

    Letty quits days after becoming parade marshall
  • UPDATE: Sistah Joyce wins Calypso clash for fourth time

    Though noting that the Calypso competition this year was not an easy feat, Sistah Joyce stated that winning the crown for a fourth consecutive year comes as no surprise to her. She whipped six contestants last night (July 27) to […]

    UPDATE: Sistah Joyce wins Calypso clash for fourth time
  • Parsons wants Fraser blocked again

    Eileen Parsons has come to the defence of Culture Minister Myron Walwyn, and has said things are being blown out of proportion following the minister’s decision to prevent Opposition Leader Julian Fraser from speaking this week at the opening ceremony […]

    Parsons wants Fraser blocked again

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  • Ragga laments guns being smuggled into BVI
    Ragga laments guns being ...

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Crime was among the most dominant issues raised in songs delivered...

    07/28/2016 at 9:43 AM
  • By-election mooted as NDP comes under fire
    By-election mooted as NDP...

    She was spotted in crowds supporting the National Democratic Party (NDP) during the general election...

    07/28/2016 at 8:50 AM
  • Sol funding summer camp on JVD
    Sol funding summer camp o...

    For the second year in a row, the premier supplier of petroleum products to the Caribbean, Sol Petroleum,...

    07/28/2016 at 8:02 AM
 

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  • DIgicel celebrates festival with weekend of savings

    DIgicel celebrates festival with weekend of savings

    PRESS RELEASE – Digicel, the BVI’s biggest, fastest data network, is celebrating Festival in style by offering its valued customers a chance to win thousands in cash, receive double credit and double data and experience amazing...

    07/28/2016 at 6:53 AM
  • More domestic abuse during festival – police wary

    More domestic abuse during festival – police wary

    The police said this time of year when the emancipation festivities are in full swing there is typically an increase in the number of domestic assaults, adding that people should ‘take a time out’ instead of resorting...

    07/27/2016 at 4:09 PM
  • Bands star on stage; 12-y-o stars in crowd

    Bands star on stage; 12-y-o stars in crowd

    What started off as a scantily-attended event at the festival village in Road Town last night quickly picked up support as soon as the performances got underway. A relatively large crowd gathered at the front of the stage to enjoy...

    07/27/2016 at 12:05 PM
 
  • No weapons – Police issue stern festival warning

    No weapons – Police issue stern festival warning

    Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has declared that the police ‘will not tolerate weapons of any kind’ during the emancipation festival, adding that a number of officers in both uniform and plain clothes have been...

    07/27/2016 at 8:44 AM
  • Fahie defends Fraser and person who ‘erred’

    Fahie defends Fraser and person who ‘erred’

    While indicating that he is not pleased that the Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser was prevented from speaking at the opening of the emancipation festival on Monday, member of the parliamentary opposition Andrew Fahie has congratulated...

    07/27/2016 at 8:12 AM
  • Mathavious prorogues House of Assembly

    Mathavious prorogues House of Assembly

    Acting Governor Robert Mathavious, acting in accordance with the advice of Premier Dr D Orlando Smith, has prorogued the House of Assembly effective Friday, July 22, until such a time a new session is appointed. To prorogue a legislative...

    07/27/2016 at 7:35 AM

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  • Man faces court for allegedly injuring mother

    Man faces court for allegedly injuring mother

    After hearing the shocking allegations against a man who is accused of assaulting his mother and threatening to burn down her house with her inside, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo this month gave the accused a tongue lashing. “Growing...

    07/27/2016 at 7:32 AM
  • PENN: Policy on burning needed now more than ever

    PENN: Policy on burning needed now more than ever

    The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service has issued another appeal for persons to refrain from backyard burning, adding that such practice is still a challenge for many residents of the British Virgin Islands, and a policy regarding...

    07/27/2016 at 6:13 AM
  • Economic contraction forecast for the Caribbean

    Economic contraction forecast for the Caribbean

    SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ELAC) has forecast economic contraction for the region this year. ECLAC said that economic activity in the region will contract...

    07/27/2016 at 5:48 AM

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  • Cruise ship incident plan again examined

    Cruise ship incident plan again examined

    Government Information Service (press release) – Senior representatives from the public and private sectors met on Wednesday, July 20 to test and update the 2013 BVI Cruise Ship Incident Plan. The test, which was in the form...

    07/27/2016 at 5:35 AM
  • Julian Willock now in prison serving time

    Julian Willock now in prison serving time

      A day after he declared on national radio that he has never been in jail and those waiting for him to end up there will have a ‘long long’ wait, prominent businessman Julian Willock has been carted off to Her Majesty’s...

    07/26/2016 at 3:15 PM
  • Festival head apologizes to opposition leader

    Festival head apologizes to opposition leader

    Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Kishma Baronville has apologized to Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser for the controversy surrounding the addition and subsequent removal of his name from the list...

    07/26/2016 at 3:00 PM

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  • Gunman robs bar, patrons in Carrot Bay

    Gunman robs bar, patrons in Carrot Bay

    A group of people was robbed by a gunman last night at Gene’s Bar and Grill in Carrot Bay, Tortola. BVI News Online understands that no one was injured during the attack. Reports reaching our news team are that, shortly before 10pm,...

    07/26/2016 at 2:14 PM
  • Residents urged: Come forward and help festival

    Residents urged: Come forward and help festival

    As the 2016 emancipation festivities got underway in Road Town last evening, there were calls for people to celebrate safely, to share suggestions as to how the celebration can be improved, and to also volunteer to make the annual...

    07/26/2016 at 2:05 PM
  • Some don’t want us talk about slavery, direct rule

    Some don’t want us talk about slavery, direct rule

    While addressing the launch of the emancipation festivities being held in Road Town this year in honour of Rita Francis, government ministers Dr Kedrick Pickering and Mark Vanterpool last evening found it fit to underscore the importance...

    07/26/2016 at 9:34 AM
 
  • Man beats daughter with wire, injures her

    Man beats daughter with wire, injures her

    A man who pleaded guilty to flogging his 19-year-old daughter with an electrical wire and causing her to seek medical attention last year has told the court that what happened was not intentional. “It was not meant to be what it...

    07/26/2016 at 7:06 AM
  • Rymer concerned about ‘seat-belt’ complacency

    Rymer concerned about ‘seat-belt’ complacency

    Commissioner for the Department of Motor Vehicles Kye Rymer has found it fit to warn motorists and passengers to obey the law and buckle up their seat-belts when in a moving vehicle, even if the distance being traveled is short. Rymer...

    07/26/2016 at 7:02 AM
  • No confirmed case of Zika in BVI

    No confirmed case of Zika in BVI

    Government Information Service – The Ministry of Health and Social Development is reassuring the community that there are no confirmed cases of Zika in the Territory. Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ronald Georges, said that since...

    07/26/2016 at 6:26 AM

 
  • Fraser, Walwyn clash over festival launch

    Fraser, Walwyn clash over festival launch

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff A major row has developed between Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser and Minister of Culture Myron Walwyn over a decision to block the former from speaking at the opening of the Rita Francis...

    07/26/2016 at 12:15 AM
  • Message over Crowd –Gospel Fest promoter pleased

    Message over Crowd –Gospel Fest promoter pleased

    Gospel Fest does not usually pull out the largest gathering when compared to events held in Road Town during the annual emancipation festivities, but Chairman of the Virgin Islands Heritage Committee Dr Melvin Turnbull said he is...

    07/25/2016 at 2:31 PM
  • We are One – Walwyn bats for C’bean people

    We are One – Walwyn bats for C’bean people

    Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn has called for law-abiding citizens across the Caribbean to be made welcomed in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), noting the strong ties of history and culture shared by people throughout...

    07/25/2016 at 1:20 PM