• Duo fined $2K for illegal gun

    Kai DeCastro and Keon Leonard made a mockery of the law when they both made ‘blanket denials’ of certain details surrounding an illegal firearm for which they were both found guilty and then handed a non-custodial sentence in the Magistrate’s Court today (October 30). DeCastro is a Technical Drawing teacher […]

    Duo fined $2K for illegal gun
  • Track administrator dies

    Lenford G. Levy, a former sports officer in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), was found dead on Wednesday in Puerto Rico. It is not clear what caused the shocking death of the Jamaican native, who, up to the time of his passing, was Director of the International Association of Athletics […]

    Track administrator dies
  • Walwyn shows political courage, says former CXC official

    Education Minister Myron Walwyn has received high commendation from a regional official for what has been described as his political courage in making it compulsory for students of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to sit exams administered by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). Dr. Didacus Jules – a former Registrar […]

    Walwyn shows political courage, says former CXC official
  • Cops file appeal, fined $2K in beating case

    Defence attorney Richard Rowe said he has filed an application to appeal the guilty verdict against the two police officers who were sentenced today (October 30) after recently being found guilty of beating teenager Brandon George. The attorney, who is representing the two cops, made the disclosure to BVI News […]

    Cops file appeal, fined $2K in beating case
  • The BVI must change!

    By Kevin E. Malone (contributor) It has become clear to me that the BVI has lost the most important thing any successful society must have, a sense of shared responsibility. I feel that we all have a stake in seeing the BVI succeed and thus, we all have a responsibility […]

    The BVI must change!
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    Help needed for Donna

    Help is being sought to offset medical expenses for Donna Romasco, whose struggles intensified recently...

    10/30/2014 at 8:37 AM
  • New taxi company promises benefits, better service to tourists
    New taxi company promises...

    Fed up with what they say is the break-down in service mainly by some of their colleagues who deal with...

    10/30/2014 at 7:46 AM
  • OPINION: What if things changed for the better?
    OPINION: What if things c...

    By Alred ‘AC’ Frett (contributor) As the world struggles with man-made confusion, too many...

    10/30/2014 at 6:25 AM
 

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  • UPDATE: Colaire gets 15 months for ‘old gun’

    UPDATE: Colaire gets 15 months for ‘old gun’

    Edmond Colaire will spend 15 months in prison for an ‘old gun’ which was found this year when police executed a search warrant at his Belmont Estate residence on Tortola. He was sentenced by Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on...

    10/29/2014 at 10:19 AM
  • Gay debate – Wheatley says same-sex marriage will be confronted locally

    Gay debate – Wheatley says same-sex marriage will be confronted locally

    Veteran social commentator Douglas Wheatley has indicated that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will not be able to forever duck the issue of same-sex marriage, adding that the topic will one day be eventually debated and a decision...

    10/29/2014 at 10:02 AM
  • Fixing the ferry service – PEP mentions USVI model

    Fixing the ferry service – PEP mentions USVI model

    The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) wants the government to become more active in facilitating an improved ferry service, adding that local stakeholders do not have to invent their own ferry models, but can evaluate those in other...

    10/29/2014 at 8:00 AM

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  • I wasn’t in two places at once, alleged burglar tells court

    I wasn’t in two places at once, alleged burglar tells court

    A man who has denied breaking into Kaunda’s Kysy Tropix on Virgin Gorda has told the Magistrate’s Court that it was impossible for him to have been in two different places at the same time. “I [am] admitting to what I know about....

    10/29/2014 at 7:04 AM
  • ARREST BLOTTER: October 19 to 25, 2014

    ARREST BLOTTER: October 19 to 25, 2014

    By the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force DESTROYING PROPERTY On 19-10-2014 at 1645hrs – Police arrested and charged Aadon Pope, 38, a native of St. Vincent and resident of Purcell Estate for Destroying Property. WOUNDING On 20-10-2014...

    10/29/2014 at 6:50 AM
  • Ebola preparation heightens

    Ebola preparation heightens

    PRESS RELEASE - The Ministry of Health and Social Development and the Health and Social Service Committee of the National Disaster Management Council are continuing ongoing preparations for any potential impact of the Ebola Virus. The...

    10/29/2014 at 6:30 AM

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  • Do not abuse our litter wardens – Massicote

    Do not abuse our litter wardens – Massicote

    As the Department of Solid Waste Management announced that litter wardens will soon become more visible across the British Virgin Islands, Manager of the department Greg Massicote issued a public appeal for persons not to abuse the...

    10/28/2014 at 1:00 PM
  • Rotary launches EarlyAct Club

    Rotary launches EarlyAct Club

    PRESS RELEASE - The Rotary Club of Tortola officially launched its first EarlyAct Club with the St. George’s Primary School. The charter event took place Friday October 24th at 2pm at the St. George’s Anglican Church, installing...

    10/28/2014 at 10:38 AM
  • Reach out for help, Walwyn tells youths after suspected suicide

    Reach out for help, Walwyn tells youths after suspected suicide

    While admitting that he has been struggling to understand the circumstances surrounding the suspected suicide of college student Chadil Parson on Sunday, Education Minister Myron Walwyn has urged the entire community to become more...

    10/28/2014 at 9:30 AM
 
  • Very little for visitors to do – Rymer

    Very little for visitors to do – Rymer

    A government under the Peoples Empowerment Party (PEP) would ensure that more attractions and a wider variety of activities are available for tourists who visit the British Virgin Islands, according to the party’s Public Relations...

    10/28/2014 at 8:02 AM
  • Student tops region in CXC subject

    Student tops region in CXC subject

    Three students from the Tortola-based Elmore Stoutt High School – Makayla Bria Maduro, Kerian Arianna Penn and Christal Nicolette Forbes – have been numbered among the best in the Caribbean following their participation...

    10/28/2014 at 8:02 AM
  • Developers often damage environment, Christopher warns

    Developers often damage environment, Christopher warns

    Julia Christopher, assistant secretary of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), has raised concern that developers in the British Virgin Islands often disregard environmental protection during their quest to fulfill personal goals. She...

    10/28/2014 at 8:00 AM

 
  • Doctor under pressure over speed

    Doctor under pressure over speed

    A medical doctor came under pressure in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday (October 27) regarding a case in which his vehicle collided with another. The prosecution has claimed that, at the time of the accident, Dr. Kirk Phillips was...

    10/28/2014 at 6:58 AM
  • Police oppose magistrate’s ruling in drug case, DPP files appeal

    Police oppose magistrate’s ruling in drug case, DPP files appeal

    An appeal has been filed against the decision by Magistrate Velon John to grant bail to Jomo Jack and four other men who are on trial in a major drug case. The appeal is also fighting the magistrate’s decision to have Jack tried...

    10/27/2014 at 1:28 PM
  • SUICIDAL MESSAGES – Many in grief as teen seemingly shunned help

    SUICIDAL MESSAGES – Many in grief as teen seemingly shunned help

    A family has started the week in inexplicable sorrow after a young and promising member, Chadil Parson, died on Sunday, seemingly leaving a trail of suicidal messages and a hideous image on a page he owns on the social networking site...

    10/27/2014 at 12:07 PM

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  • EasyPay closing down

    EasyPay closing down

    The following is a release just received from the locally owned EasyPay We regret to inform you that EasyPay will cease operations on 31st October, 2014. After that date we will no longer collect bill payments at our locations at Clarence...

    10/27/2014 at 12:03 PM
  • Burglar caught on camera in VG

    Burglar caught on camera in VG

    Jeremy Williams, who was caught on tape breaking into Buck’s Food Market in Virgin Gorda, pleaded guilty to burglary when he was brought before the Magistrate’s Court in Tortola on Monday (October 27). He is to be sentenced on...

    10/27/2014 at 11:03 AM
  • Woman with Chikungunya dies

    Woman with Chikungunya dies

    A Tortola resident who was fighting a number of chronic diseases, died at Peebles Hospital few days ago after being diagnosed with the Chikungunya virus. The deceased woman – over 60 years old – is a native of St. Vincent...

    10/27/2014 at 8:00 AM