• Injured persons ferried to Tortola for treatment

    A vessel carrying two injured passengers arrived at the Road Town Jetty approximately 7:20pm, following reports of a motor vehicle accident on Virgin Gorda today, June 24. The injured parties were then removed from the vessel, stretchered to two awaiting ambulances, and […]

    Injured persons ferried to Tortola for treatment
  • Walwyn calls for trade school

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has called for the establishment of a trade school in the British Virgin Islands. He directed the call at Premier Dr D Orlando Smith during a graduation ceremony yesterday (June 23) at the Virgin Islands […]

    Walwyn calls for trade school
  • Hospital goes ‘minutes’ without power

    Technicians were whipped into action at Peebles Hospital today (June 24) when the medical facility’s back-up generator failed to start during a power outage in Road Town, Tortola. Chief Executive Officer at the state-owned facility, Paula Chester-Cumberbatch, said no equipment […]

    Hospital goes ‘minutes’ without power
  • Principal defends numbers as eight graduate

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff In an atmosphere filled with pride and even the merry sound of vuvuzelas, eight students celebrated the completion an educational journey into technical studies – a field into which too few natives of […]

    Principal defends numbers as eight graduate
  • Nasty crash leaves persons in hospital

    An unknown number of persons have been transported to Peebles Hospital following a nasty motor vehicle accident this morning, June 24. The accident is said to have happened in the Free Bottom Hill area of Tortola. BVI News Online understands […]

    Nasty crash leaves persons in hospital

 

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    A family conversation (pa...

    By Shaina M. Smith, contributor  I had a conversation with two friends a few weeks ago on The Vigilate...

    June 24, 2017 at 12:53 PM
  • Inside the banks – Customers owe $919M
    Inside the banks – Custom...

    A study funded by the government has found that banks operating in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)...

    June 23, 2017 at 1:52 PM
  • University graduate pleads guilty
    University graduate plead...

    Weeks after he completed university in the United States last year and returned to his homeland, Adonijah...

    June 23, 2017 at 1:10 PM
 

 
  • BVI village saved my life, says former resident

    BVI village saved my life, says former resident

    The adage ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ may be considered too old-fashioned for some people. But, for Ashaala Shanae Jenkins, it was a British Virgin Islands village that made the big difference between life and...

    June 23, 2017 at 9:39 AM
  • PHOTOS: Be inspired by tough year, grads told

    PHOTOS: Be inspired by tough year, grads told

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) graduation, which took place yesterday at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town, is certainly one for the British Virgin Islands history books. Why? Students...

    June 23, 2017 at 8:55 AM
  • Economy gets vote of confidence

    Economy gets vote of confidence

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The British Virgin islands (BVI) government has received a strong vote of confidence regarding its handling of the economy, and is being told that it may be envied by much larger economies such...

    June 23, 2017 at 8:14 AM
 
  • CCT among 3 approved for duty free privilege

    CCT among 3 approved for duty free privilege

    The government has awarded pioneer status to three entities including Caribbean Cellular Telephone Limited (CCT). The designation allows the approved companies to import certain goods duty free for a period of time. The goods being...

    June 23, 2017 at 8:08 AM
  • Fewer suspensions – Principal rethinks punishment

    Fewer suspensions – Principal rethinks punishment

    Principal at Elmore Stoutt High School Sandy Underhill said she intends to reduce the number of suspensions meted out to students, adding that she will instead formulate an intervention method to foster a culture of discipline. She...

    June 23, 2017 at 7:18 AM
  • Three students offered second chance

    Three students offered second chance

    All is not lost for the three students who did not meet the new graduation requirements at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), said Principal Sandy Underhill. She said one of the three students only failed the Mathematics Proficiency...

    June 23, 2017 at 5:29 AM
 
  • Two new cases of HIV – both young people

    Two new cases of HIV – both young people

    Two new cases of HIV have been reported so far this year in the British Virgin Islands, and the persons with the virus are both young, said Chief Nursing Officer with responsibility for family health Jascinth Hannibal. She stated that...

    June 22, 2017 at 9:29 PM
  • Update: Suspect held after seventh murder

    Update: Suspect held after seventh murder

    Police have confirmed an earlier BVI News Online report that a person of interest has been taken into custody in relation to the fatal shooting of David ‘Mooney’ Springette. Highly placed BVI News Online sources said the...

    June 22, 2017 at 8:05 PM
  • Case dropped against alleged drunk driver

    Case dropped against alleged drunk driver

    Fortune smiled on a 61-year-old motorist in the Magistrate’s Court recently when a traffic matter against him was dismissed. Long Look resident Cedric George was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. However, Magistrate...

    June 22, 2017 at 11:55 AM
 
  • Mainly locals employed in financial services – REPORT

    Mainly locals employed in financial services – REPORT

    A report funded by the British Virgin Islands government has found that belongers occupy close to 70 percent of positions in the territory’s international businesses and finance centre, followed by expatriates from other Caribbean...

    June 22, 2017 at 11:47 AM
  • ‘I could not eat’

    ‘I could not eat’

    When called to testify against his alleged attacker Clinton Pickering this week, Louis Callwood told the court that doctors had to wire his mouth shut for eight weeks to allow his dislocated jaw to heal. “I couldn’t eat; I couldn’t...

    June 22, 2017 at 10:01 AM
  • Witnesses coming forward after murder – Police

    Witnesses coming forward after murder – Police

    While noting that there is still a ‘large number of persons’ who are yet to come forward regarding the fatal shooting of David ‘Mooney’ Springette last evening, June 21, police said they have been exploring...

    June 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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  • Gov’t has no ‘undue influence’ over major report

    Gov’t has no ‘undue influence’ over major report

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Financial services leaders in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are sticking to their position that a report, which speaks glowingly of the territory’s financial services industry, is independent...

    June 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM
  • Gunfire at Fort Hill

    Gunfire at Fort Hill

    Residents are reporting that there was gunfire and an attempted robbery in the Fort Hill area of Tortola this morning. Details are sketchy at this time. But police officers are in the community on an operation.

    June 22, 2017 at 9:21 AM
  • BVI supports 2 million jobs globally -REPORT

    BVI supports 2 million jobs globally -REPORT

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) enables global investment and trade, which supports more than two million jobs worldwide, according to a detailed report published today. The report, which analyses the significant global economic contribution...

    June 21, 2017 at 8:20 PM
 
  • Suspended! Leagues declare war on indiscipline

    Suspended! Leagues declare war on indiscipline

    Amid plans to make each disciplinary action applicable across all basketball leagues in the territory, President of the BVI Basketball Federation Guy Malone today disclosed that the player involved in a recent fight at a match venue...

    June 21, 2017 at 3:13 PM
  • NHI announces ‘tremendous’ savings, new deal

    NHI announces ‘tremendous’ savings, new deal

    The management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) today announced that it has signed a contract with a different company, UnitedHealthcare, to provide overseas healthcare access for residents. NHI said the agreement is for six...

    June 21, 2017 at 1:44 PM
  • Cable TV laments ‘malicious acts’

    Cable TV laments ‘malicious acts’

    BVI Cable TV has claimed that a number of its fiber optic cables are being damaged mainly as a result of ‘malicious acts’ in a number of communities on Tortola, resulting in widespread disruption in service. Based on photographs...

    June 21, 2017 at 8:24 AM

 
  • Company incorporation suffers another fall

    Company incorporation suffers another fall

    There is more bad news for the territory’s financial services industry; this as new statistics from the BVI Financial Services Commission show company incorporation hitting a new low in the first quarter of this year (January...

    June 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Commissioner upskills sergeants

    Commissioner upskills sergeants

    Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said some sergeants in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) had been promoted and asked to do a job without a job description or the prerequisite skills. But he made it clear that he...

    June 21, 2017 at 7:09 AM
  • Write and buy more books, residents told

    Write and buy more books, residents told

    While stating that the British Virgin Islands is seeing a boost in the number of books being published locally, Director of the Department of Culture Luce Hodge-Smith urged belongers to further tap into their creative skills and write...

    June 21, 2017 at 7:04 AM