• Photos: Female driver in hospital after crash

    Police are trying to ascertain the circumstances surrounding a bizarre crash in the FirstBank area of Road Town late this morning, February 25. BVI News Online has been hearing conflicting versions as to how the crash unfolded. What is clear […]

    Photos: Female driver in hospital after crash
  • HMS Brexit

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The Ocean Liner HMS Great Britain is heading into stormy seas. Those seas are troubled by matters surrounding Brexit?  The proceeding narrative states that the UK economy is entering a period of uncertainty. ANDREW RAWNSLEY, writing […]

    HMS Brexit
  • ON ECONOMY – ‘I cannot deal with too much stress’

    While dismissing previous comments by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith that the local economy is robust, lawmaker Delores Christopher yesterday questioned her government’s commitment to local businesses when compared to those from abroad. “We got to […]

    ON ECONOMY  – ‘I cannot deal with too much stress’
  • 18 gun robberies last year – BVI to test bullets

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI), which said it recorded 18 robberies involving guns last year, hopes to start testing its own bullet fragments and other ballistic materials next month. Those materials found at the scenes of crime in the BVI […]

    18 gun robberies last year – BVI to test bullets
  • We can’t suspend people, NHI finally admits

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While declaring that it has no clue how much money it is owed by delinquents, the management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) is contradicting its earlier report that benefits to employees were […]

    We can’t suspend people, NHI finally admits

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  • Daddy beats me badly, 5-y-o tells police
    Daddy beats me badly, 5-y...

    A man accused of injuring his 5-year-old son by beating him in the face with a piece of stick was hauled...

    February 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM
  • Over 200,000 claims in one year – NHI WORRIED
    Over 200,000 claims in on...

    With more than 200,000 claims being filed against the National Health Insurance (NHI) within its first...

    February 24, 2017 at 8:19 AM
  • TWO BUDGETS: Still not enough money for classrooms
    TWO BUDGETS: Still not en...

    The National Democratic Party government still has not budgeted enough funds to build new classrooms...

    February 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM
 

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  • ‘Buildings do not provide policing’ – Matthews

    ‘Buildings do not provide policing’ – Matthews

    Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has told representative of the Second Electoral District Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull that buildings cannot provide policing. He made the remark after the political representative raised...

    February 24, 2017 at 7:56 AM
  • 22 more employed – Gov’t upgrades for flights

    22 more employed – Gov’t upgrades for flights

    In anticipation of the impending runway extension as well as the resumption of service by BVI Airways, the management of Terrence B Lettsome International Airport said it is undertaking various measures aimed at increasing staff and...

    February 24, 2017 at 7:50 AM
  • Four to be honoured at 2017 NLBC Award Service

    Four to be honoured at 2017 NLBC Award Service

    PRESS RELEASE:  The New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) will be honouring four persons at this year’s annual Unsung Heroes Award Service. Being honoured this year are former Deputy Governor, Mr Elton Georges; nurse turned chef, Mrs...

    February 24, 2017 at 5:20 AM
 
  • Women rise against airport: WHERE IS THE MONEY?

    Women rise against airport: WHERE IS THE MONEY?

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The two female Government lawmakers in the House of Assembly have challenged their colleagues to furnish the British Virgin Islands (BVI) with evidence that the territory can now afford the expansion...

    February 23, 2017 at 4:48 PM
  • Bigger budget; less service: WHERE IS THE MONEY?

    Bigger budget; less service: WHERE IS THE MONEY?

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The National Democratic Party administration is being challenged to reverse what is being described as a troubling trend, whereby Government has been increasing the territory’s budget by...

    February 23, 2017 at 3:23 PM
  • USVI p#ssed over Obama visit, BVI parliament told

    USVI p#ssed over Obama visit, BVI parliament told

    A government lawmaker today had to retract the word ‘p#ssed’, which he used in the House of Assembly while claiming that the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) is envious of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) due to recent...

    February 23, 2017 at 1:57 PM

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  • Details of bloody gun fight revealed in court

    Details of bloody gun fight revealed in court

    Kani Hazel, who is accused of shooting a man during a fight last year, was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court today, February 23. The 20-year-old accused is charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and...

    February 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM
  • Vanterpool: I am not interested in leading NDP

    Vanterpool: I am not interested in leading NDP

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While declaring that he has never seen a more impressive group of potential leaders than those now in the governing National Democratic Party (NDP), Mark Vanterpool said he is not among persons...

    February 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM
  • Masa testifies in gun trial – VERDICT NEARS

    Masa testifies in gun trial – VERDICT NEARS

    Both the prosecution and defence have closed their initial trial arguments in relation to the gun case involving well-known social media personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton. Pemberton is charged with unlawful possession...

    February 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM
 
  • NEW PLAN: Margaritaville not coming this year!

    NEW PLAN: Margaritaville not coming this year!

    Margaritaville is not likely to start operating in the British Virgin Islands until perhaps the next two years; this as Government charts new plans for the building that was to be constructed at Tortola Pier Park to house the multi-national...

    February 23, 2017 at 7:46 AM
  • Seven Seas promises ‘long term’ partnership

    Seven Seas promises ‘long term’ partnership

    AquaVenture – the parent company of Seven Seas Water – said it is committed to being an effective long-term partner to the government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Seven Seas, which made the declaration in a press...

    February 23, 2017 at 7:41 AM
  • Steer clear of marijuana: dialysis patient fined $4K

    Steer clear of marijuana: dialysis patient fined $4K

    George Bradshaw, a dialysis patient who was found with 43 grams of marijuana, was spared direct imprisonment when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court for sentencing. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo slapped the offender with a...

    February 23, 2017 at 7:17 AM

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  • Trump calls Trinidad about terrorism

    Trump calls Trinidad about terrorism

    United States President Donald Trump has invited Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley to visit him in Washington; this while both leaders had a telephone conversation this week about what the White House called ‘shared...

    February 22, 2017 at 3:35 PM
  • Doctors pull back, give hospital board more time

    Doctors pull back, give hospital board more time

    Doctors have given the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) more time to address their plight regarding ‘discrepancies’ in the payments being made to members of staff. Vice-president of the BVI Medical Doctors...

    February 22, 2017 at 1:48 PM
  • No bad blood – WALWYN

    No bad blood – WALWYN

    Minister of Culture Myron Walwyn said he has great confidence in the ability of the new chairman of the state-owned Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, adding that there is no animosity between himself and the immediate past...

    February 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM
 
  • Medics not afraid of being fired!

    Medics not afraid of being fired!

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The BVI Medical Doctors Association has dismissed suggestions that its members acted unethically and illegally when they participated in a ‘sick out’ in the Emergency Room at Peebles...

    February 22, 2017 at 8:09 AM
  • Browne sentenced for stealing employer’s coins

    Browne sentenced for stealing employer’s coins

    Robert Browne, who reportedly stole coins amounting to thousands of dollars from his employer, was fined $2,000 in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo ordered him to pay the fine by August 21 or serve...

    February 22, 2017 at 7:48 AM
  • Pastor couple earns third degree together

    Pastor couple earns third degree together

    Senior Pastor Reverend Wayne Hoyte and Co-Pastor Joycelyn Hoyte of First Assembly of God Church in the British Virgin Islands have accomplished a historic three-peat graduation feat, with the award of their Doctoral degrees from Masters...

    February 22, 2017 at 7:14 AM

 
  • RVIPF marks 50 years with focus on community

    RVIPF marks 50 years with focus on community

    The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will mark 50 years of existence as an independent constabulary on Monday, February 27. But, instead of the usual week of celebration, the force will host a number of ‘community-centred...

    February 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM
  • BVI told consider the bittersweet – join the ACP

    BVI told consider the bittersweet – join the ACP

    An senior lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England has told persons in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) that – in light of Brexit – the BVI should consider joining the African,...

    February 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM
  • 3 to be awarded BVI Badge of Honour

    3 to be awarded BVI Badge of Honour

    Governor John Duncan has announced that three persons will soon be awarded the BVI Badge of Honour. They are teacher and cultural scholar Dr Patricia Turnbull, philanthropist Rubena Matthias-Fraser, and sports enthusiast Terrance ‘Chino’...

    February 21, 2017 at 5:55 PM