• Two brothers shot in Purcell Estate

    Two brothers were shot and wounded in the Purcell Estate area of Tortola this afternoon (February 10), said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). “Police are investigating a shooting incident in the Purcell Estate area late this afternoon that […]

    Two brothers shot in Purcell Estate
  • Remains likely to be those of Clinton Hodge

    A number of persons have gone missing without a trace in the British Virgin Islands, but police appear confident that the skeleton remains found this week near a shop on Main Street are those of Clinton ‘Tug’ Hodge who went […]

    Remains likely to be those of Clinton Hodge
  • Walwyn: Job cuts happening secretly, harshly

    While claiming that a number of job cuts have been taking place in the territory without being brought to the attention of Government, Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn this month decried the ‘inhumane’ manner in which some employers […]

    Walwyn: Job cuts happening secretly, harshly
  • Police now searching overseas for missing woman

    Noting that ‘several persons’ have been questioned in relation to the disappearance of 22-year-old Nickera Smith, local police said they have engaged law enforcers in neighbouring territories as their search enters its second week. They reiterated that all legal ports […]

    Police now searching overseas for missing woman
  • Walwyn defends $900K wall

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has suggested that information presented in the House of Assembly about money allocated to erect a perimeter fence at the Elmore Stoutt High School failed to capture the total expenditure on the project, adding that […]

    Walwyn defends $900K wall

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  • BVI watching China currency fall, targets tourists
    BVI watching China curren...

    While noting that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) may be affected by what he described as the poor performance...

    02/10/2016 at 10:29 AM
  • NHI shored up with major overseas contract
    NHI shored up with major ...

    In an effort to reduce the risk of having to pay large obligations based on what it described as excessive...

    02/10/2016 at 10:20 AM
  • Premier lauds crime fighters who help BVI ‘thrive’
    Premier lauds crime fight...

    While declaring that the ability of local law enforcement officers to keep crime relatively low has contributed...

    02/10/2016 at 9:50 AM
 

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  • Cops find more skeleton remains, clothing

    Cops find more skeleton remains, clothing

    Two days after a human skull was found behind a business establishment on Main Street in Road Town, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it this morning located the remainder of the skeleton, as well as clothing and...

    02/10/2016 at 9:48 AM
  • Over $3.4M paid to consultants, others for NHI startup

    Over $3.4M paid to consultants, others for NHI startup

    The government has disclosed that just over $3.4 million has been paid to consultants and companies that have provided services to get the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan off the ground. A breakdown of the total figure show that,...

    02/10/2016 at 9:40 AM
  • Public holiday on April 21 to celebrate Queen’s birthday

    Public holiday on April 21 to celebrate Queen’s birthday

    Government Information Service -Thursday, April 21, is designated as a public holiday in the Virgin Islands in observance of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 50th Anniversary of her first visit to the Territory. His...

    02/10/2016 at 6:32 AM

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  • BVIAA contradicts premier, not suing BVI Airways

    BVIAA contradicts premier, not suing BVI Airways

    Contrary to a declaration made by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith in the territory’s parliament a few days ago, the BVI Airports Authority today (February 9) issued a media release through the Government Information Service saying...

    02/09/2016 at 3:42 PM
  • Caines ‘nags’ minister to help curb school theft

    Caines ‘nags’ minister to help curb school theft

    Thieves breaking into Joyce Samuel Primary School and carting off valuable resources have caught the attention of Sixth District representative Alvera Maduro-Canes, who has called for something to be done about the issue urgently. Maduro-Canes,...

    02/09/2016 at 2:59 PM
  • Human skull found behind store on Main Street

    Human skull found behind store on Main Street

    A human skull has been discovered behind a store on Main Street, Tortola, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Law enforcers said the skull has been submitted for forensic examination to be done, but they made...

    02/09/2016 at 1:47 PM

 
  • I dare anyone say funds for projects were wasted!

    I dare anyone say funds for projects were wasted!

    While noting that there will this year be ‘high expenditure’ regarding expansion of the runway at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday admitted that the major infrastructural projects...

    02/09/2016 at 1:45 PM
  • Fraser appeals for Mark to get more resources

    Fraser appeals for Mark to get more resources

    Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has called for the territory’s premier to provide Works Minister Mark Vanterpool with resources needed to remedy the current water distribution crisis, adding that too many broken pipes...

    02/09/2016 at 11:52 AM
  • ‘I wonder if we are doing enough for our people’

    ‘I wonder if we are doing enough for our people’

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While noting that she sometimes wonder if political representatives are doing enough for the advancement of the people they represent, government lawmaker Alvera Maduro-Canes has lamented that...

    02/09/2016 at 11:19 AM

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  • PHOTO OF THE DAY: ‘A common rock’

    PHOTO OF THE DAY: ‘A common rock’

    They often trade verbal barbs in the House of Assembly, but lawmakers Andrew Fahie (left) and Myron Walwyn apparently found a common ground – or rock – following a sitting of the House yesterday, February 9. They are from different...

    02/09/2016 at 8:25 AM
  • Premier still hiring audit firm, says no interference

    Premier still hiring audit firm, says no interference

    Minister of Finance and Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday promised not to interfere with an audit into the highly contentious cruise pier/park project, adding that the findings will be ‘carefully reviewed and made public’. That...

    02/09/2016 at 7:34 AM
  • Full speech: Turnbull vows to deliver more

    Full speech: Turnbull vows to deliver more

    While cautioning naysayers not to doubt his ability to fulfill the plethora of promises he has made to the Second Electoral District which he represents in the House of Assembly, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull used a platform over the...

    02/09/2016 at 5:02 AM

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  • King-makers

    King-makers

    Key verse: “Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations…Give us a king to judge us’…So Samuel prayed to the Lord”. – 1 Samuel 8:5-6 (NKJV) The Old Testament account of how kings were made shows it was not by royal...

    02/09/2016 at 5:00 AM
  • FAHIE: More people have less, yet tax hike

    FAHIE: More people have less, yet tax hike

    Opposition member Andrew Fahie has lamented the announcement that a number of new tax measures and fee increases are in the offing for the territory’s taxpayers, at a time when many are facing harsh economic times. His comments came...

    02/08/2016 at 2:05 PM
  • Gov’t reveals tax increases for water, work permit

    Gov’t reveals tax increases for water, work permit

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has announced new tax measures which will see persons this year paying more for – among other things – work permits and water supply. He stated that the new tax measures, as...

    02/08/2016 at 12:18 PM

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  • SWEET DEAL: Airline gets fee exemption, marketing

    SWEET DEAL: Airline gets fee exemption, marketing

    In addition to marketing BVI Airways and providing it with special immigration and importation privileges, the government will be required to give up applicable taxes, as well as have the BVI Airports Authority ‘abate’...

    02/08/2016 at 9:38 AM
  • Premier ‘agrees’ with findings about airline route

    Premier ‘agrees’ with findings about airline route

    Castleton Holdings – the firm given the right to source an airline to operate between the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Miami in the United States – actually helped with the feasibility study that influenced the BVI government’s...

    02/08/2016 at 7:59 AM
  • BVI announces $330 million budget

    BVI announces $330 million budget

    At a time when the government is complaining that things are ‘tight’ on the economic front, and is again being accused of gross mismanagement of public funds, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith presented...

    02/08/2016 at 7:50 AM

 
  • Haiti president steps down without successor in place

    Haiti president steps down without successor in place

    BBC News - Haiti’s President Michel Martelly has stepped down at the end of his term amid tension over how he is to be replaced. No successor has yet been chosen as opposition supporters challenge a deal to select an interim...

    02/08/2016 at 7:00 AM
  • Roadside vendors told to register, become licensed

    Roadside vendors told to register, become licensed

    Government Information Service - Roadside vendors and owners of food establishments are reminded that they are to be registered and licensed in order to operate within the Territory. Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mrs....

    02/08/2016 at 6:11 AM
  • Six wounded, two dead at political rally in Ja

    Six wounded, two dead at political rally in Ja

    Radio Jamaica - The St. James police have revealed that the two men who were killed on Sunday night during the mass rally held by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay were both members of gangs in Flanker. Six...

    02/08/2016 at 5:29 AM

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