• Many living ‘fake’ socio-economic status

    While noting that salaries are relatively low and prices very high in the British Virgin Islands, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said its interviews within the community have shown that a number of people have been living a “fake […]

    Many living ‘fake’ socio-economic status
  • Willock claims he has strong campaign committee

    Businessman Julian Willock said he has a ‘strong and vibrant’ campaign committee as he continues to hint that he will test his political fortunes when the next general election is held possibly in 2019. He also emphatically stated that he […]

    Willock claims he has strong campaign committee
  • Man guilty of assaulting three cops

    Denzil Wheatley, who is already serving an eight-year prison term, was today convicted in relation to another offence. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo found the offender guilty of three counts of assault with intent to prevent lawful apprehension. Reports were that […]

    Man guilty of assaulting three cops
  • Banking services still scaled down after flooding

    FirstBank is encouraging its customers to use its Business Center in Road Town because it was forced to close the branch in the said town due to flooding. The financial institution has been closed for a second consecutive day, but […]

    Banking services still scaled down after flooding
  • Mysterious figure in public accounts: $589,916

    At the end of two financial years, the Auditor General was still struggling to account for a mysterious monetary figure that she said appeared in the territory’s accounts in the year 2010, when the Virgin Islands Party was in government. […]

    Mysterious figure in public accounts: $589,916

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  • REPORT: VIP handled finances poorly in 2011
    REPORT: VIP handled finan...

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The Auditor General’s Department has cast a bad light on...

    April 26, 2017 at 9:27 AM
  • Illegal immigrants squeal on alleged smuggler
    Illegal immigrants squeal...

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff A Haitian man accused of recently smuggling 21 illegal immigrants...

    April 26, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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    VIP wasted public resourc...

    The Virgin Islands Party (VIP), which formed the government in 2011, has been criticized for squandering...

    April 26, 2017 at 7:44 AM
 

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  • Continue singing about me, O’Neal to Calypsonians

    Continue singing about me, O’Neal to Calypsonians

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff While claiming that he has no hard feelings towards the Calypsonians who publicly criticised him as a poor representative of the Ninth Electoral District, Dr Hubert ‘Bertie’ O’Neal...

    April 26, 2017 at 7:20 AM
  • Caribbean Posh to host empowerment brunch for women

    Caribbean Posh to host empowerment brunch for women

    PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, May 13, women from various backgrounds will have the opportunity to brunch with a purpose to enrich, encourage and empower each other at the 2017 Caribbean POSHgirl POWER Brunch. The stylish weekend...

    April 26, 2017 at 6:54 AM
  • CIBC FirstCaribbean maintains partnership with UWI

    CIBC FirstCaribbean maintains partnership with UWI

    PRESS RELEASE – The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, is expected to take a multi-million dollar step to help the Caribbean further develop through science and technology. The effort will see the establishment of...

    April 26, 2017 at 5:20 AM
 
  • Persons who can afford burial still apply for grants

    Persons who can afford burial still apply for grants

    In its report tabled in the House of Assembly this month, the Public Assistance Committee indicated that a number of persons have misrepresented facts regarding their ability to fund funeral arrangements for their loved ones. The Committee,...

    April 25, 2017 at 3:52 PM
  • UNICEF denounces bias in social services 

    UNICEF denounces bias in social services 

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for an end to discrimination in the allocation of social services in the territory, adding that expats should have equal access to such services because they too pay taxes and...

    April 25, 2017 at 2:50 PM
  • BVI to introduce electronic visas

    BVI to introduce electronic visas

    The government said it will introduce electronic visas, otherwise known as e-Visas, in an effort to make the British Virgin Islands more accessible to persons who currently require visas to visit. “The implementation of e-Visas will...

    April 25, 2017 at 1:22 PM

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  • Boys robbing to help single mothers – UNICEF

    Boys robbing to help single mothers – UNICEF

    While criticizing Government for not doing enough to help single parent households in the British Virgin Islands, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has found that boys involved in robbery often do so to help their...

    April 25, 2017 at 10:02 AM
  • Skelton disagrees – Expats accused of not hiring locals

    Skelton disagrees – Expats accused of not hiring locals

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton said two of his colleagues in the House of Assembly are wrong in their suggestion that expats are in statutory bodies refusing to hire...

    April 25, 2017 at 8:20 AM
  • Myron banks on Kyron, needs money for athletes

    Myron banks on Kyron, needs money for athletes

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff All lawmakers who mentioned the issue agreed that homage should be paid to the British Virgin Islands’ athletes who have been performing relatively well on the international stage in recent...

    April 25, 2017 at 8:19 AM
 
  • VG woman pleads guilty to several counts of theft

    VG woman pleads guilty to several counts of theft

    A Virgin Gorda resident who appeared before the High Court on four counts of theft and four counts of false accounting has been remanded at Her Majesty’s Prison. Threacha Berry was remanded after she pleaded guilty to the offences...

    April 25, 2017 at 7:38 AM
  • Students to access CXC ebooks – Online learning hub launched

    Students to access CXC ebooks – Online learning hub launched

    While disclosing that his ministry is partnering with the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) to grant students access to CXC books online, Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said plans are still in motion to issue tablet devices to...

    April 25, 2017 at 6:45 AM
  • Gov’t announces various changes amid dock repair

    Gov’t announces various changes amid dock repair

    Government has announced various temporary measures for commuters while noting that ferry services at the Saint Thomas Bay Jetty in Virgin Gorda will be temporarily handled at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Marina from May 1. Acting...

    April 24, 2017 at 3:47 PM

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  • Penn calls for urgent laws to fight NHI abusers

    Penn calls for urgent laws to fight NHI abusers

    Junior Minister of Trade Marlon Penn has called for legislation to be enacted urgently to help stop the forces that he said continue to work against the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan when they overcharge NHI beneficiaries who...

    April 24, 2017 at 12:24 PM
  • Update: Police say robber at C&D used local accent

    Update: Police say robber at C&D used local accent

    Police have released information partially describing the robber who escaped with hundreds of dollars on Saturday night (April 22) after he held up two persons outside C&D Superette located in Hannah’s Estate – a short...

    April 24, 2017 at 12:04 PM
  • Make English a second language, UNICEF tells BVI

    Make English a second language, UNICEF tells BVI

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for an end to discriminatory practices and policies against Spanish-speaking persons in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). As such it has proposed that – among other things...

    April 24, 2017 at 8:13 AM
 
  • Concern raised about tension, abuse of expats in BVI

    Concern raised about tension, abuse of expats in BVI

    An international organization said expats have raised concern that they are being abused especially at the workplace more often than reported in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), adding that there also is an issue with tension in...

    April 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Persons must be certified to own homes – SSB

    Persons must be certified to own homes – SSB

    While noting that one does not have to be born in the British Virgin Islands to benefit from its home ownership programme, the Social Security Board (SSB) said persons will have to become certified before they can qualify for the affordable...

    April 24, 2017 at 7:30 AM
  • VG classrooms may not be ready for September – Walwyn

    VG classrooms may not be ready for September – Walwyn

    It is highly likely that Grade 12 students at Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) on Virgin Gorda will continue to be accommodated off campus when the new school year starts in September. Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said...

    April 24, 2017 at 6:19 AM

 
  • INSPIRE BVI: BVI belonger a one-of-a-kind trainer

    INSPIRE BVI: BVI belonger a one-of-a-kind trainer

    Maureen Maduro-Nicholson, whose family hails from Baugher’s Bay on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), has been doing great things in the United States, where she trains dogs in criminal apprehension and personal protection. She...

    April 24, 2017 at 5:21 AM
  • Call to cell phone service providers

    Call to cell phone service providers

    By Shaina M. Smith Hello Cell Phone Service Providers: I am making this call (hopefully it doesn’t drop before I can finish what I have to say) on behalf of the thousands of us who are your customers asking for an improvement in...

    April 24, 2017 at 5:07 AM
  • AUDIO: Minister urges persons to become vaccinated

    AUDIO: Minister urges persons to become vaccinated

    Government Information Service (press release) – Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton is urging the community to get vaccinated as the Territory observes Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA)...

    April 24, 2017 at 4:49 AM