• Magistrate blasts lawyer for ‘horrible’ behaviour

    While reprimanding an attorney whose behaviour she said was horrible, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards suggested that attorneys in the British Virgin Islands may start to respect persons presiding in court only when action is taken to start stripping them of […]

    Magistrate blasts lawyer for ‘horrible’ behaviour
  • O’Neal wants port built for Chinese goods, others

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Representative of the Ninth Electoral District Dr Hubert O’Neal said he will convene a town hall meeting with residents of Anegada to get their feedback to his plans to have a trans-shipment port […]

    O’Neal wants port built for Chinese goods, others
  • BVI in an uncertain world after Brexit

    By Benito Wheatley (Director of the BVI London Office) The United Kingdom (UK) vote to leave the European Union (EU) is a game changer in International Relations. Britain’s withdrawal from the EU will have far-reaching implications for Europe and beyond […]

    BVI in an uncertain world after Brexit
  • Premier ready for constitutional review

    While noting that the British Virgin Islands did not achieve all it wanted when the Virgin Islands Constitution was last reviewed in 2007, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said he supports the argument that it is time for another review […]

    Premier ready for constitutional review
  • Vanterpool sounds another ‘warning’ to banks

    At a time when the state-owned Social Security Board (SSB) is moving to purchase land and build houses for sale, banks in the British Virgin Islands are being challenged for the umpteenth time to make mortgages more accessible especially for […]

    Vanterpool sounds another ‘warning’ to banks

CCT_3Dont-Just-Go-With-the-FLOW---BVI-News-650x130

 

All News »

  • Principals to ensure teachers dress properly
    Principals to ensure teac...

    Based on the Education Regulations 2016 that Minister of Education Myron Walwyn tabled in the legislature...

    06/28/2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Man fined $500 for not paying postal agency
    Man fined $500 for not pa...

    Reno Alfonso, who the court heard sprinted away with a suspicious package he had collected from BVI...

    06/28/2016 at 7:02 AM
  • Archer appointed to act as deputy governor
    Archer appointed to act a...

    David Archer has been sworn in to act as deputy governor until July 31. His substantive post is Permanent...

    06/28/2016 at 6:00 AM
 

bougain-DrAds-Only

 
  • Pope says church should apologize to gays

    Pope says church should apologize to gays

    REUTERS – Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them. Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from...

    06/28/2016 at 5:00 AM
  • No charge laid as cops seize boat near Cedar School

    No charge laid as cops seize boat near Cedar School

    Police have not laid any charges in relation to the boat incident in which 22-year-old Hope Hill resident Trevon ‘Mutty Don’ Thomas died, after he and another person were ‘thrown from the vessel’ at Road Harbour,...

    06/27/2016 at 6:39 PM
  • Bishop: Church losing battle with gays, others

    Bishop: Church losing battle with gays, others

    Bishop John Cline has lamented that the church has lost its influence in the British Virgin Islands and, as a result, homosexuality has become more rampant. “It’s in our schools; it’s in our churches. You are coming up on the...

    06/27/2016 at 1:00 PM
 
  • Garbage truck was shot up by two masked gunmen

    Garbage truck was shot up by two masked gunmen

    Fresh information reaching BVI News Online are that two gunmen were involved in the shooting incident, which garbage truck operator Terry Smith narrowly escaped unhurt in the Joe’s Hill area of Tortola. The criminals were wearing...

    06/27/2016 at 12:59 PM
  • Expats should also benefit from housing project

    Expats should also benefit from housing project

    While lauding the Social Security Board (SSB) for its ‘game-changing’ move to invest some $20 million into the purchase of properties and the development of various housing projects, Minister of Natural Resources and Labour...

    06/27/2016 at 11:40 AM
  • Two tourists die after swimming

    Two tourists die after swimming

    Two American tourists died in separate incidents last week reportedly after complaining about difficulties they developed while they swam at The Baths, Virgin Gorda It appears drowning was not the cause of death, and both men had previous...

    06/27/2016 at 11:33 AM

boug-Davies-March2016

 
  • Teachers warned against ‘conflict of interest’

    Teachers warned against ‘conflict of interest’

    Teachers in the British Virgin Islands are being warned against becoming involved in any form of conflict of interest that may affect their professional conduct. The warning has been handed down in the The Education Regulations 2016,...

    06/27/2016 at 8:05 AM
  • District reps told: Money not flowing as usual

    District reps told: Money not flowing as usual

    While encouraging representatives of the nine electoral districts to speak with the relevant government ministers regarding projects they want to do in their constituencies, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made it clear that members of...

    06/27/2016 at 7:14 AM
  • Power outage affecting virtually the entire BVI

    Power outage affecting virtually the entire BVI

    The entire British Virgin Islands, except the island of Anegada, has been affected by a power outage. The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), in a post on its Facebook page at daybreak, did not say what caused the outage. “At approximately...

    06/27/2016 at 7:05 AM
 
  • Skelton: Too much politics in Fahie’s housing plan

    Skelton: Too much politics in Fahie’s housing plan

    The minister responsible for the Social Security Board (SSB) Ronnie Skelton, for the first time, has tried to explain why the government rejected a housing project proposed by member of the Opposition Andrew Fahie. According to him,...

    06/27/2016 at 7:00 AM
  • Minimum wage still at $4 is a ‘national disgrace’

    Minimum wage still at $4 is a ‘national disgrace’

    It is a ‘disgrace’ that the minimum wage in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) remains $4 per hour, according to Bishop John Cline, who added that an increase should long have taken effect even without a debate in the House...

    06/27/2016 at 6:57 AM
  • US rapper 50 Cent arrested in St Kitts

    US rapper 50 Cent arrested in St Kitts

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – American rapper 50 Cent was arrested here early Sunday following his performance at the St Kitts Music festival late Saturday. The police report that the rapper whose real name is Curtis James Jackson...

    06/27/2016 at 5:27 AM

bvinews_boost_sm

 
  • Lionel Messi retires from international football

    Lionel Messi retires from international football

    East Rutherford (United States) (AFP) – Lionel Messi sensationally announced his international retirement leaving Argentinian football in turmoil after a traumatic penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the Copa America final. The...

    06/27/2016 at 5:09 AM
  • Survivor of boating incident ‘can’t believe’

    Survivor of boating incident ‘can’t believe’

    It appears Tarik Aaron, who reportedly suffered injuries during a boating incident yesterday morning (June 25), has been shocked by the deadly events that unfolded in Road Harbour. Trevon ‘Mutty Don’ Thomas, who was also on the...

    06/26/2016 at 3:01 AM
  • Businessman narrowly escapes bullets

    Businessman narrowly escapes bullets

    Just over a year after he suffered several injuries when he was shot five times in Road Town, Terry Smith narrowly escaped being shot on Saturday evening, June 25. Not much information about Saturday’s incident is available to...

    06/26/2016 at 1:54 AM
 
  • Gov’t consultant wary of NHI risks, rising costs

    Gov’t consultant wary of NHI risks, rising costs

    Up to November last year, the planned National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme was at risk of being only for a short-term, said Canadian consultancy company Morneau Shepell, which also predicted that the NHI expenditure would rise by...

    06/25/2016 at 7:22 PM
  • Man dead in apparent race at sea

    Man dead in apparent race at sea

    One man is dead and at least one other nursing injuries at Peebles Hospital following what appears to be a race between two boats this morning (June 25) in Road Harbour, Tortola. The dead man is Trevon ‘Mutty Don’ Thomas,...

    06/25/2016 at 12:47 PM
  • Murder plot postpones show

    Murder plot postpones show

    It was a Whatsapp conversation about a death plot that reportedly prompted promoters of Temptation Island to cancel the entertainment event that was scheduled for Peter Island on Saturday, June 25. The conversation, which is being...

    06/25/2016 at 12:39 PM

 
  • Police announce road amnesty, major clampdown

    Police announce road amnesty, major clampdown

    Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has announced that the police will spearhead a road safety public education drive throughout July, adding that an amnesty in relation to relatively minor offences will take place simultaneously. “During...

    06/25/2016 at 12:37 PM
  • BVI leader braces for ‘implications’ of Brexit

    BVI leader braces for ‘implications’ of Brexit

    Governor John Duncan and Premier Dr D Orlando Smith have responded to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) in a referendum yesterday. They both noted that the decision will not have any immediate implications for...

    06/24/2016 at 3:39 PM
  • NOT A GIFT -SSB investing $20m into housing project

    NOT A GIFT -SSB investing $20m into housing project

    The House of Assembly yesterday gave the Social Security Board (SSB) permission to use some $20 million from its own coffers to purchase various parcels of land for construction of a new SSB headquarters, as well as various housing...

    06/24/2016 at 1:52 PM