• Scooter rider told his marijuana gets heavier

    Deron Walters pleaded guilty to one of two drug-related charges when he returned to the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, May 24. While eventually admitting that he was in possession of 706 grams of marijuana, the businessman maintained his not guilty plea […]

    Scooter rider told his marijuana gets heavier
  • Businessman freed of gun smuggling charge

    Orlando ‘Buju’ Bonnick who was accused of trying to smuggle a gun and ammunition to St Vincent was acquitted of the charge when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court today, May 25. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo ruled in favour of a […]

    Businessman freed of gun smuggling charge
  • Photos: 19 educators now licensed promise drastic change

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Nineteen principals and senior teachers not only created history yesterday by becoming the first batch of licensed school leaders in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), but they went as far as to promise […]

    Photos: 19 educators now licensed promise drastic change
  • Walwyn lauded for ‘excellent job’ amid criticism

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While indicating that he did not intend to dabble in the political affairs of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education in Jamaica Dr Maurice Smith yesterday declared […]

    Walwyn lauded for ‘excellent job’ amid criticism
  • Potter, others returned to Planning Authority Board

    Cabinet has approved the re-appointment of nine members to serve on the Planning Authority Board, said a media release from the Government Information Service. The board is still being headed by Chairman Louis Potter and Deputy Chairman Edward DeCastro. Other […]

    Potter, others returned to Planning Authority Board

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    PRESS RELEASE – Five Makos/BVI Swim Federation Swimmers competed in the 34th Dolphin Invitational...

    05/25/2016 at 7:16 AM
  • Rosie to be punished for theft, using man’s card
    Rosie to be punished for ...

    A Spanish-speaking woman, Rosie Vincent, was called before the Magistrate’s Court this week after she...

    05/25/2016 at 7:15 AM
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    Gov’t getting help to est...

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said he wants to establish a teacher education institute at the H...

    05/25/2016 at 7:13 AM
 

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  • Burglars hit four homes in one day, hold up woman

    Burglars hit four homes in one day, hold up woman

    Police were busy in the Mount Healthy community on Tortola yesterday after they received reports of four burglaries, and a woman being held up by two thieves. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said the suspect who held...

    05/25/2016 at 5:39 AM
  • Sugar Boys, Wolues secure early victories

    Sugar Boys, Wolues secure early victories

    The Wendoll Williams Cup got off in fine style on Sunday (May 22) with a win for the defending Champions Sugar Boys Football Club and the Wolues Football Club. Both games took place in front of a sizeable crowd on the A O Shirley Recreational...

    05/25/2016 at 4:29 AM
  • Businessman ‘Stinky’ to pay over $4K, beat wife

    Businessman ‘Stinky’ to pay over $4K, beat wife

    A businessman who pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife in public was slapped with multiple fines when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court. Corrington Roberts, who is popularly known as Stinky, had to fork out a total of $4,350...

    05/24/2016 at 4:12 PM

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  • Senior prison officer punched in face by inmate

    Senior prison officer punched in face by inmate

    There was another fight at Her Majesty’s Prison a few days ago; this time involving a senior prison officer and an inmate whose surname is said to be Winter. Reports are that the officer was treated at Peebles Hospital after...

    05/24/2016 at 2:57 PM
  • VIP ‘delinquent’ amid fears of one-party state

    VIP ‘delinquent’ amid fears of one-party state

    The Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will convene its first meetings since the start of the year, and its president Carvin Malone is underscoring the importance of ensuring the 45-year-old organization is plucked from its ‘delinquent’...

    05/24/2016 at 12:23 PM
  • BVI establishes travel agent advisory board overseas

    BVI establishes travel agent advisory board overseas

    The territory’s Tourist Board recently held the first meeting of its newly established British Virgin Islands Travel Agent Advisory Board (BVITAAB), in New York. BVITAAB is made up of 16 North American travel advisors who specialize...

    05/24/2016 at 12:22 PM

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  • Three charged with theft after separate incidents

    Three charged with theft after separate incidents

    Three persons were arrested and charged with theft this month following separate offences, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has announced. The accused are from different communities on Tortola – a woman from Mount Healthy,...

    05/24/2016 at 8:59 AM
  • Hospital worker fined for beating woman

    Hospital worker fined for beating woman

    A hospital worker was fined $700 in the Magistrate’s Court this month after she attacked another woman. Joella Challenger, a 22-year-old resident of Baugher’s Bay, pleaded guilty to common assault. The court heard that the...

    05/24/2016 at 8:08 AM
  • Gov’t putting small businesses under pressure – Fraser

    Gov’t putting small businesses under pressure – Fraser

    Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has claimed that a number of small businesses are still complaining that they have not been paid monies owed by Government, although the administration recently announced it is accessing $25 million...

    05/24/2016 at 7:48 AM
 
  • Man denied favour despite ‘intimate relationship’

    Man denied favour despite ‘intimate relationship’

    Despite having had what the court heard was an ‘intimate relationship’ with Orlando ‘Buju’ Bonnick, Jemima James yesterday testified in court against him. Bonnick is accused of trying to smuggle from the British Virgin...

    05/24/2016 at 7:19 AM
  • Miss World BVI gives $1,200

    Miss World BVI gives $1,200

    PRESS RELEASE – The Miss World BVI (MWBVI) Committee continues to support uplifting efforts; and demonstrated its community mindedness on Friday (May 20) with three charitable presentations. The Committee donated proceeds from...

    05/24/2016 at 6:41 AM
  • BVI wins OECS squash championships

    BVI wins OECS squash championships

    PRESS RELEASE – Squash players representing the British Virgin Islands (BVI) recently returned as title winners from the 2016 OECS Squash Championships hosted by St Lucia from May 12 – 14. Team BVI faced daily matches against...

    05/24/2016 at 4:18 AM
 
  • Motor sports group wants branch in all high schools

    Motor sports group wants branch in all high schools

    As it continues a series of road safety sensitization initiatives in schools across the British Virgin Islands, the recently formed motor sports group – Tortola Race Wars (TRW) – said it wants to launch a junior branch...

    05/23/2016 at 3:14 PM
  • Governor, premier trying to determine priorities

    Governor, premier trying to determine priorities

    While noting that there are limited number of hours in each day, Governor John Duncan said he and the government have not had enough time to decide what legislation and capital projects should be prioritized, adding that he is still...

    05/23/2016 at 1:13 PM
  • Openly gay couple chides expat in BVI, thanks locals

    Openly gay couple chides expat in BVI, thanks locals

    An openly gay native of the British Virgin Islands who uses the social media name Pinky Callwood has brought his Caucasian husband home to meet his family and enjoy the territory, but he is not pleased with what he suggests is the...

    05/23/2016 at 12:53 PM
 
  • Man apologies to mother for ‘foolish action’

    Man apologies to mother for ‘foolish action’

    Lateness for work was the reason given for Reno Alfonso sprinting away without paying BVI Post for a package he had collected. His attorney Valerie Stephens-Gordon gave the reason while she asked the court for leniency, especially...

    05/23/2016 at 11:02 AM
  • Full list: Lorna Smith on college board

    Full list: Lorna Smith on college board

    In what one source described as ‘one of the best kept secrets in the British Virgin Islands’, Lorna Smith was appointed last year as a member of the board of directors at the state-owned H Lavity Stoutt Community College...

    05/23/2016 at 10:50 AM
  • Driver identified; pedestrian critical after VG crash

    Driver identified; pedestrian critical after VG crash

    While noting that a pedestrian injured during an accident overnight on the island of Virgin Gorda is still at Peebles Hospital in critical condition, police said the driver of the vehicle involved the accident has been identified and...

    05/23/2016 at 9:23 AM

 
  • Man who threatens cops ‘drunk and disorderly’

    Man who threatens cops ‘drunk and disorderly’

    The Magistrate’s Court has heard that Mariano Farrington, who is charged with using threatening language against two police officers, still has ‘serious’ problems that require anger management classes and assistance aimed...

    05/23/2016 at 6:56 AM
  • Nickera Smith laid to rest

    Nickera Smith laid to rest

    A sombre atmosphere lingered within the walls of the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay on Saturday, as scored of people turned up to pay their final respects to 22-year-old Nickera Smith, who...

    05/23/2016 at 6:01 AM
  • North Sound secures victory; draw for Road Town and The Valley

    North Sound secures victory; draw for Road Town and The Valley

    As the BVI Football Association continued the Youth League on Saturday (May 21), Road Town were held to a 1-1 draw with The Valley Football Club. North Sound grabbed a 1-0 win over the West End Tigers. Road Town, one of the stronger...

    05/23/2016 at 4:38 AM

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