• Crook lied that vehicle was stolen, fined

    A man who admitted in court that he lied to cops when he reported a rental vehicle stolen was asked to pay a fine or serve prison time for the crime. Edison Crook pleaded guilty to charges of making a false report to police, as well as permitting another person […]

    Crook lied that vehicle was stolen, fined
  • Supermarket burglar gets 18 months

    Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo has sent Jeremy Williams to prison for 18 months after he was caught on camera breaking into Buck’s Food Market in Virgin Gorda. In her sentencing today (November 28), the magistrate said she considered as aggravating, the fact that Williams had another burglary conviction that dates back […]

    Supermarket burglar gets 18 months
  • True professionals can’t be bought – Velon John

    Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Magistrate Velon John, whose final day on the job in the British Virgin Islands is today (November 28), said it is easy for cops in the territory to become tempted into corruption due to the relatively small population size which easily facilitates familiarity. He however challenged members […]

    True professionals can’t be bought – Velon John
  • “We might well lose democracy” – O’Neal

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Noting that he has been putting ‘a lot of thought’ into the question of democracy in the British Virgin Islands, Opposition Leader Ralph T. O’Neal has warned that the territory may lose its democracy to Britain due to what appears to be the […]

    “We might well lose democracy” – O’Neal
  • Many live in ‘luxury’ – Census

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff While a number of households in the British Virgin Islands possess amenities necessary for a comfortable lifestyle, several others have what can be described as luxury items, according to the 2010 Housing and Population Census report, which was made public this month. It […]

    Many live in ‘luxury’ – Census

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  • I will do something about prices, Fraser promises
    I will do something about...

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Julian Fraser has promised that, if the Opposition Virgin Islands...

    11/28/2014 at 8:18 AM
  • Technical school is a model, says OECS officials
    Technical school is a mod...

    PRESS RELEASE (GIS) - The Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies has been lauded by Organization...

    11/28/2014 at 7:28 AM
  • Public must have access to beach, Ja court rules
    Public must have access t...

    Jamaica Observer, Kingston, Jamaica - THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has been ordered by the...

    11/28/2014 at 6:16 AM
 

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Velon John responds to critics

    EXCLUSIVE: Velon John responds to critics

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff While declaring that he has no fear when it comes to dishing out harsh punishment to offenders, outgoing magistrate Dr. Velon John has stated that the rehabilitation of criminals is always foremost...

    11/27/2014 at 12:23 PM
  • ‘Careless’ – O’Neal denies leaving BVI broke

    ‘Careless’ – O’Neal denies leaving BVI broke

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Opposition Leader Ralph T. O’Neal said he finds it careless and childish that ‘big men’ in the current government have been claiming that the former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration...

    11/27/2014 at 8:49 AM
  • ‘The NDP must go’ – Rajah Smith

    ‘The NDP must go’ – Rajah Smith

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Rajah Smith, a supporter of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), has accused the government of deception, being a threat to democracy, and fuelling division across the British Virgin Islands. He...

    11/27/2014 at 8:00 AM

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  • Fraser to consider drag racing

    Fraser to consider drag racing

    Julian Fraser, aspiring premier and chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party, said drag racing is among a number of measures a government under his leadership would consider for the youths of the British Virgin Islands. He...

    11/27/2014 at 7:44 AM
  • Woman denies threatening to kill

    Woman denies threatening to kill

    Hasonya Jon-Lewis on Wednesday admitted that she breached a protection order made out against her by the High Court, but denied allegations that she armed herself with a knife, and threatened to kill a woman. She pleaded not guilty...

    11/27/2014 at 7:43 AM
  • Rabsatt nabbed at court

    Rabsatt nabbed at court

    Old Plantation resident Kurt Rabsatt was arrested in full view of persons who gathered outside the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola, on Wednesday. He was previously charged with possession of counterfeit currency, and...

    11/27/2014 at 7:42 AM

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  • OPINION: When culture of the present battles culture of the past

    OPINION: When culture of the present battles culture of the past

    By A. C. Frett (contributor) Do you really know your culture? Traditionally, customs of the day result in behavior patterns which different places and races commonly refer to as ‘their culture’ – Amusingly. November that commemorates...

    11/27/2014 at 5:50 AM
  • Cop accused of kicking to know fate next year

    Cop accused of kicking to know fate next year

    Police officer Neil Thomas, whose trial came to an end in the Tortola-based Magistrate’s Court today, is expected to know his fate on January 16 next year. He is accused of kicking in the chest, an attorney who was his girlfriend...

    11/26/2014 at 3:55 PM
  • Marijuana should be decriminalized – Magistrate

    Marijuana should be decriminalized – Magistrate

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Magistrate Velon John has punished many persons who appeared before him on marijuana charges, but his personal view is that the substance should be decriminalized, and Caribbean countries should...

    11/26/2014 at 12:52 PM

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  • “The people will understand” – Premier

    “The people will understand” – Premier

    Oozing confidence about his party’s chances of winning the next general elections expected to be held in roughly a year’s time, Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has indicated that the performance of the economy is one of the major...

    11/26/2014 at 12:35 PM
  • Price increase not likely as reprieve ends

    Price increase not likely as reprieve ends

    While admitting that there is need for a price monitoring agency in the British Virgin Islands, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. D. Orlando Smith has stated that he does not expect prices to increase next year when his government...

    11/26/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • EXCLUSIVE: Straight prison for cocaine?

    EXCLUSIVE: Straight prison for cocaine?

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Outgoing magistrate, Dr. Velon John, said the issue of cocaine trafficking in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has reached crisis proportion, adding that draconian measures need to be taken...

    11/26/2014 at 7:59 AM

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  • No DNA taken in ‘biting’ case

    No DNA taken in ‘biting’ case

    A police detective, who gave evidence in the case in which police officer Joseph Phillip is being tried for allegedly biting a teenager, testified on Tuesday that no DNA samples were taken from anyone during the investigation. Detective...

    11/26/2014 at 7:07 AM
  • ARREST BLOTTER: November 16 to 22

    ARREST BLOTTER: November 16 to 22

    By the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force ASSAULT OCCASIONING ACTUAL BODILY HARM On 17-11-2014 at around 2225hrs – Police arrested and charged Garvin Richards, 31, of Long Look for the offence of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily...

    11/26/2014 at 7:00 AM
  • More sex claims against Bill Cosby

    More sex claims against Bill Cosby

    AFP – TV legend Bill Cosby has denounced the sexual assault allegations against him as “innuendo,” but the claims keep coming, amid talk of the fall of an icon. “He’s trying to go on with the show, but the...

    11/26/2014 at 6:53 AM

 
  • BVI pushing to insure deposits after bank breach

    BVI pushing to insure deposits after bank breach

    Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith said the banks affected by a major security breach in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have given the assurance that all compromised accounts will be reinstated to their correct balances, adding that his...

    11/25/2014 at 5:24 PM
  • Malone wins gold for the BVI

    Malone wins gold for the BVI

    Chantel Malone has won gold for the British Virgin Islands in Veracruz, Mexico, at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games. With a best leap of 6.46 metres, she won the women’s long jump today, ahead of Cuba and Mexico...

    11/25/2014 at 1:00 PM
  • Two attempt suicide

    Two attempt suicide

    Two persons – a woman and a young man – have attempted to commit suicide in separate incidents since the start of the month. BVI News Online, after days of digging into information received, has confirmed that both persons...

    11/25/2014 at 12:57 PM

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  • Helping local airlines could reduce travel cost – PEP

    Helping local airlines could reduce travel cost – PEP

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Suggesting that the government should do everything possible to help local airlines, the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) said such measure would help to cut the relatively high cost of air...

    11/25/2014 at 8:06 AM
  • Pit latrines should be eliminated – Census

    Pit latrines should be eliminated – Census

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff While the use of pit toilets might be considered a thing of the past, one report has indicated that – at least up to 2010 – dozens of households in the British Virgin Islands continued...

    11/25/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Restructure the National Bank – Christopher

    Restructure the National Bank – Christopher

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Legislative changes should be considered to have the National Bank of the Virgin Islands place more emphasis on its initial objective of providing financial assistance to persons who are starting...

    11/25/2014 at 7:59 AM