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  • Leonard hit with vehicle during fight on VG, court hears
    Leonard hit with vehicle ...

    Sherwin Leonard, who is accused of slapping another man with a cutlass few months ago, ended up in hospital...

    08/26/2014 at 7:32 AM
  • Warner cops gold at Youth Olympics
    Warner cops gold at Youth...

    BVI Athletics Association (press release): With a little help from her new found friends from around...

    08/25/2014 at 2:41 PM
  • PHOTOS: Softball result
    PHOTOS: Softball result

    PRESS RELEASE - Pirates defeated Power Outage 7-5. Pirates had 7 runs, 6 hits, 5 errors and left 7 runners...

    08/25/2014 at 2:39 PM
 
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  • Better school management needed, Walwyn urged while investing $85K in principal training

    Better school management needed, Walwyn urged while investing $85K in principal training

    The Ministry of Education on Monday kick-started an eight-month leadership training and licensing programme for local principals, which is set to cost the government $85,000. The programme will be conducted by a 13-member team from...

    08/25/2014 at 8:54 AM
  • INSPIRE BVI: The oldest citizen, Miss Teen

    INSPIRE BVI: The oldest citizen, Miss Teen

    Firmly grasping the record as the oldest person in the British Virgin Islands, Robelteen ‘Miss Teen’ Smith has seen 106 birthdays, but none carried the anxiety that ushered in the 100th. One of the centenarian’s offsprings, Pearl...

    08/25/2014 at 8:17 AM
  • Alleged burglar says he was not alone – Police

    Alleged burglar says he was not alone – Police

    Jeremy Williams, who was allegedly caught on camera breaking into the Cabernet Café in Road Town, confessed to police that that he was not alone when he committed the act, according to allegations read in court. Williams however...

    08/25/2014 at 8:15 AM
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  • “Where a child born is where he from” – Henry

    “Where a child born is where he from” – Henry

    The long-standing issue regarding citizenship for expat children who are born in the British Virgin Islands has returned to the forefront, with social commentator Julio ‘Sam’ Henry sticking to his opinion that children should become...

    08/25/2014 at 8:05 AM
  • Leigha Burke wins major essay competition

    Leigha Burke wins major essay competition

    The British Virgin Islands’ Leigha Burke took the gold in the recently organized Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Children’s Essay Competition. The competition invited students from schools around the Caribbean and...

    08/25/2014 at 6:50 AM
  • OVERSEAS: Puerto Rico priest pleads guilty in abuse case

    OVERSEAS: Puerto Rico priest pleads guilty in abuse case

    Associated Press - A Roman Catholic priest in Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Israel Berrios was arrested...

    08/25/2014 at 6:48 AM
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  • Over $1.6M donated to hospital

    Over $1.6M donated to hospital

    Donors so far have given an overall total of just over $1.6 million towards completion of the New Peebles Hospital in Road Town, Tortola. A total of $82,600 was donated to the health facility’s Pledge Programme over the last month,...

    08/24/2014 at 11:27 AM
  • Gun seized in West End, JVD resident arrested

    Gun seized in West End, JVD resident arrested

    Police have arrested a 26-year-old resident of Jost Van Dyke (JVD) who allegedly was held with an illegal gun and several bullets in the West End area of Tortola. His name was not disclosed in a release from the Royal Virgin Islands...

    08/23/2014 at 9:56 AM
  • Man shot remains in hospital; two arrested

    Man shot remains in hospital; two arrested

    A man was wounded and two suspected gunmen arrested following an attempted robbery on Tortola few hours before daybreak on Saturday, August 23. A spent shell was also recovered at the scene a short distance away from the Crystals...

    08/23/2014 at 9:43 AM
 
  • Virgin Islands media: friend or foe – part 2

    Virgin Islands media: friend or foe – part 2

    OPINION: The following story is the second of three articles. It states that media exposure of issues that need to be made public knowledge is good for Virgin Islands politics, economy, and society, whether negative or positive A section...

    08/23/2014 at 9:28 AM
  • Rotarians donate to Family Support Network

    Rotarians donate to Family Support Network

    CONTRIBUTED  - During the weekly luncheon of the Rotary Club of Tortola guest speaker Dr. Sylvia Simmons, Executive Director of Family Support Network (FSN),  presented a heart breaking statistic for the first seven months of 2014. A...

    08/23/2014 at 9:27 AM
  • Stranger gave me stolen scooter, Callwood allegedly told cops

    Stranger gave me stolen scooter, Callwood allegedly told cops

    Glenville Callwood allegedly told police that it was an unknown man who gave him a stolen scooter which resulted in him ending up before the court on a charge of handling stolen goods, the prosecution said on Friday. Callwood, who...

    08/22/2014 at 2:40 PM
 
  • Henry scores big in CXC, hopes to improve healthcare service

    Henry scores big in CXC, hopes to improve healthcare service

    Concerned about the quality of healthcare available to persons in the British Virgin Islands, Science student Marsha Henry, who recently was successful in nine Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) subjects, hopes to one day make a lasting...

    08/22/2014 at 2:37 PM
  • Population Too Small – Investor says BVI is otherwise good for investment

    Population Too Small – Investor says BVI is otherwise good for investment

    Describing the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as wealthy when compared to other Caribbean islands, Chief Executive Officer of Cable and Wireless Phil Bentley said the territory is also good for investments, despite it having a small...

    08/22/2014 at 2:35 PM
  • Skelton playing politics with the elderly – Fahie

    Skelton playing politics with the elderly – Fahie

    While accusing Health Minister Ronnie Skelton of playing politics when he decided to scrap a state-funded transportation service in the First Electoral District which is dominated by the Opposition Virgin Islands Party, representative...

    08/22/2014 at 8:32 AM
 
  • Politicians sorry as phones ring at the ‘wrong’ time

    Politicians sorry as phones ring at the ‘wrong’ time

    It is not unusual for legislators to be seen silently engrossed in cellular phone usage while the House of Assembly is in full swing. What is rare, however, is when a legislator or two had their phones ringing aloud – not once, but...

    08/22/2014 at 8:30 AM
  • Flash flood watch upgraded to warning

    Flash flood watch upgraded to warning

    Friday, August 22 - The flash flood watch that was initially issued on Thursday evening for the British Virgin Islands has been upgraded to a flash flood warning, which will remain in effect until 8pm. A flash flood warning is issued...

    08/22/2014 at 7:10 AM
  • Pickering in charge until August 30

    Pickering in charge until August 30

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. D. Orlando Smith is away from the territory until August 30. During his absence, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. Kedrick Pickering, will act as premier. The Government...

    08/22/2014 at 7:00 AM