• Gov gives advice, wants more locals in senior posts

    While claiming that the approach to filling senior positions with locals in the British Virgin Islands is not rigorous and structured enough, Governor John Duncan last week stated that a better approach is needed. During a press briefing to mark two […]

    Gov gives advice, wants more locals in senior posts
  • Harrigan-Scott will not compete in future Olympics

    Tahesia Harrigan-Scott will no longer perform at the Olympic Games, according to the BVI Olympic Committee. The 34-year-old veteran was among four athletes who represented the British Virgin Islands (BVI) at the just-concluded Olympics in Rio, Brazil, but did not […]

    Harrigan-Scott will not compete in future Olympics
  • No gambling! Clergyman promotes hard day’s work

    Following the BVI Horse Owners Association’s claim that the government is fully supporting the legalization of pari-mutual betting in the territory, retired bishop Aludus Todman said he would condemn any move to have such activity introduced on local soil. He […]

    No gambling! Clergyman promotes hard day’s work
  • Walwyn: Schools to have dance groups again

    Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn said his ministry will ‘engage’ a cultural instructor to assist in reintroducing cultural dance groups in schools, adding that he wants to see schools starting to participate in the territory’s annual parade in […]

    Walwyn: Schools to have dance groups again
  • Walwyn not taking all blame for issue with resources

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said claims that there are no resources in schools are sometimes unfounded, adding that he and the government are not always to be blamed for the perceived shortage of resources. According to him, it is […]

    Walwyn not taking all blame for issue with resources

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  • Freeman: There were many late nights
    Freeman: There were many ...

    Kelliann Freeman, who is passionate about helping to improve healthcare in the British Virgin Islands,...

    August 23, 2016 at 8:22 AM
  • Trailer transporting new generators breaks down
    Trailer transporting new ...

    The self-propelled modular trailer used for transporting the new Wartsila generators from Port Purcell...

    August 23, 2016 at 7:55 AM
  • Walwyn wishes clarity of mind; to improve Grade 12
    Walwyn wishes clarity of ...

    While trying to drum up support among educators as he faces mounting criticism over some of the initiatives...

    August 23, 2016 at 7:46 AM
 

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  • Schools to get 248 new laptops, 20 smart boards

    Schools to get 248 new laptops, 20 smart boards

    Primary and secondary school students are set to benefit from several new laptops and Promethean smart boards which the government already purchased to utilize in regular classrooms come September. Minister of Education Myron Walwyn...

    August 23, 2016 at 7:11 AM
  • I was kinda shocked – top achiever in CXC

    I was kinda shocked – top achiever in CXC

    Emmanuel Borokinni knew he would have passed all eight subjects, but he did not expect seven Grade Ones – the highest possible grade in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams set by CXC. “I was ecstatic and kinda shocked,”...

    August 22, 2016 at 8:37 PM
  • Future politician secures 8 CXC subjects

    Future politician secures 8 CXC subjects

    She is not afraid of being branded a radical; not afraid to speak her mind. Chassidy Leonard told BVI News Online her eyes are fixed on becoming a chief executive officer for a company or – more controversially – a politician. “I...

    August 22, 2016 at 8:15 AM
 
  • Not wise spending money on pier rumour – Gov

    Not wise spending money on pier rumour – Gov

    Still defending his decision not to order a commission of inquiry last year into the government’s cruise pier project, Governor John Duncan on Friday stated that the controversy surrounding the development was based on rumour,...

    August 22, 2016 at 7:45 AM
  • Change Must Come: Caines chides ‘unfair’ banks

    Change Must Come: Caines chides ‘unfair’ banks

    Another member of the House of Assembly has publicly criticized some banks operating in the British Virgin Islands, adding that she is prompted to wonder if those institutions are unfairly waiting for customers to lose their homes...

    August 22, 2016 at 7:37 AM
  • Telecom companies ‘happy’ for spectrum

    Telecom companies ‘happy’ for spectrum

    While noting that he now expects telecom companies operating in the British Virgin Islands to significantly improve their service by the end of this year, minister responsible for telecommunications Mark Vanterpool said the operators...

    August 22, 2016 at 7:20 AM

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  • First for the BVI: Governor to release annual report

    First for the BVI: Governor to release annual report

    In a bid to promote transparency and accountability, the Office of the Governor said it will produce a report covering its activities over the last two years. It promised to deliver the report during the next sitting of the House of...

    August 22, 2016 at 6:32 AM
  • Freeman heading Immigration for one year

    Freeman heading Immigration for one year

    Government Information Service (press release) – Mrs Geraldine Ritter-Freeman has been appointed to act as Chief Immigration Officer for a period of one year. The appointment was made by His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John...

    August 22, 2016 at 6:28 AM
  • Wheatley tries to clear air regarding flag-waving controversy

    Wheatley tries to clear air regarding flag-waving controversy

    Political activist and talk-show host Natalio ‘Sowande’ Wheatley has come under pressure for a number of bold but controversial statements he made this month during his radio programme dubbed Things To Talk. He used the...

    August 22, 2016 at 5:36 AM
 
  • Many pass CXC exams, but better grades needed

    Many pass CXC exams, but better grades needed

    The Ministry of Education has released a synopsis of the British Virgin Islands’ performance in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, which shows that the territory recorded a pass rate of just above...

    August 20, 2016 at 1:38 PM
  • Top CXC students named, congratulated

    Top CXC students named, congratulated

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has expressed special congratulations to a number of British Virgin Islands students who performed exceptionally well in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, administered by...

    August 20, 2016 at 12:07 PM
  • Islamophobia in the Virgin Islands

    Islamophobia in the Virgin Islands

    By Dickson Igwe (Contributor) Online news reports of a recent and very threatening alleged verbal assault on a prominent Virgin Islands family for their religious beliefs is simply unacceptable. Any attack on any person for their religious...

    August 20, 2016 at 8:46 AM

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  • CXC results: Nearly 10 percent absenteeism

    CXC results: Nearly 10 percent absenteeism

    Students in the British Virgin Islands did not show up for 99 of the written tests they were registered to sit in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, managed by the Caribbean Examination Council...

    August 20, 2016 at 6:32 AM
  • Lions want to help with counselling, give cheque

    Lions want to help with counselling, give cheque

    The Lions Club of Tortola yesterday promised to help the Family Support Network (FSN) with counselling sessions, and also presented the non-profit organization with cheque in the amount of $1,250. FSN Director Dr Sylvia Simmonds collected...

    August 20, 2016 at 5:16 AM
  • USVI man among 3 charged for gun in BVI

    USVI man among 3 charged for gun in BVI

    Three of the four persons arrested during a police operation Thursday on the island of Tortola have been charged in relation to the seizure of an illegal gun and ammunition. Those charged with keeping a firearm and unlawful possession...

    August 19, 2016 at 8:52 PM
 
  • Airport project not yet given final green light

    Airport project not yet given final green light

    While underscoring the need for Government to have an independent world-class consultant on the proposed airport expansion project, Governor John Duncan said the administration is yet to get the green-light to undertake the multi-million...

    August 19, 2016 at 4:08 PM
  • UK would not be happy with level of transparency

    UK would not be happy with level of transparency

    Governor John Duncan has stated that, without certain key pieces of legislation including the Freedom of Information Act, it will be difficult for the government to convince the United Kingdom and residents that the territory ‘is...

    August 19, 2016 at 3:25 PM
  • Minister ‘happy’ as engines are offloaded

    Minister ‘happy’ as engines are offloaded

    Minister of Communication and Works Mr Vanterpool said he is happy that the three engines needed to improve the territory’s power generation capacity are now in the British Virgin Islands. They were offloaded today, and will...

    August 19, 2016 at 1:28 PM

 
  • Wheatley concerned about expat flags in BVI festival

    Wheatley concerned about expat flags in BVI festival

    Natalio ‘Sowande’ Wheatley is apparently not satisfied that expatriates in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are allowed to wave the flags of their respective countries during the territory’s emancipation festival. He...

    August 19, 2016 at 11:51 AM
  • Walwyn denies exodus from public schools

    Walwyn denies exodus from public schools

    Some senior educators in the public school system have told BVI News Online that a relatively large number of students have been leaving the public school system to avoid what is being described as the confusion surrounding the implementation...

    August 19, 2016 at 7:52 AM
  • Igwe promises to help prepare locals for jobs

    Igwe promises to help prepare locals for jobs

    Newly appointed Acting Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe said she intends to use her position to help find and appoint qualified locals for top government jobs in the British Virgin Islands. Her...

    August 19, 2016 at 7:49 AM