• 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 when it comes to him presiding in the court. “I have […]

    EXCLUSIVE: Velon John responds to critics
  • ‘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 left the territory broke when it lost the November 2011 general elections. Hon. […]

    ‘Careless’ – O’Neal denies leaving BVI broke
  • ‘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 wants the youths to again rally around the VIP and get rid […]

    ‘The NDP must go’ – Rajah Smith
  • 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 also made mention of other activities such as motorcycling and jet skiing. “Our […]

    Fraser to consider drag racing
  • 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 to charges of being armed with an offensive weapon, and using […]

    Woman denies threatening to kill

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  • 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...

    11/27/2014 at 7:42 AM
  • OPINION: When culture of the present battles culture of the past
    OPINION: When culture of ...

    By A. C. Frett (contributor) Do you really know your culture? Traditionally, customs of the day result...

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

    Police officer Neil Thomas, whose trial came to an end in the Tortola-based Magistrate’s Court today,...

    11/26/2014 at 3:55 PM
 

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  • 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
  • “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

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Couple overstayed for a year, fined

    Couple overstayed for a year, fined

    A husband and wife who have admitted to overstaying in the British Virgin Islands for just over a year were each fined $1,000 when they appeared in the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola. William and Maureen Rivers were...

    11/25/2014 at 7:32 AM
  • Works in SCB

    Works in SCB

    Motorists travelling between Road Town and West End on Tortola stumbled upon a blocked roadway about mid-day today as persons said to be employed to the Water and Sewage Department undertook works in the area. A resident, who submitted...

    11/25/2014 at 6:51 AM

 
  • Scores in Marlon Penn competition

    Scores in Marlon Penn competition

    PRESS RELEASE - Old Madrid and the Islanders remained inseparable at the top of Group B in the Marlon Penn Nine-a-side after a 1-1 draw on Sunday (November 23) as the latest round of matches concluded at Greenland Playing Field, East...

    11/25/2014 at 6:38 AM
  • Protests over ruling in black teen’s killing

    Protests over ruling in black teen’s killing

    BBC- The US town of Ferguson has seen rioting and looting after a jury decided not to bring charges over the killing of a black teenager. Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on 9 August, sparking protests. A...

    11/25/2014 at 5:48 AM
  • UPDATE: Gunman robs One Mart’s money

    UPDATE: Gunman robs One Mart’s money

    While confirming earlier BVI News Online reports that a security guard employed to One Mart Superstore was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend as he deposited the company’s money, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has...

    11/24/2014 at 5:51 PM

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  • Man almost killed in the Ghetto, court hears

    Man almost killed in the Ghetto, court hears

    A man who was reportedly attacked, beaten and cut by a group of men in a section of Scatliffe Alley – also known as The Ghetto – has told the court that he would have been dead, had it not been for persons who came to his...

    11/24/2014 at 3:59 PM
  • She is not your punching bag – Magistrate

    She is not your punching bag – Magistrate

    A Spanish-speaking man, who appeared before the court on allegations that he beat his girlfriend during a confrontation, was given a tongue-lashing by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards. Jerel Palmer was also locked up when he failed...

    11/24/2014 at 10:42 AM
  • INSPIRE BVI: The man who resigned for the youth

    INSPIRE BVI: The man who resigned for the youth

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Though he grew up in the church his father has been leading for some four decades, and though he was baptized from as early as age 13, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull readily distances himself from...

    11/24/2014 at 9:24 AM