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  • ‘He knocked my teeth out’
    ‘He knocked my teeth out’...

    Ivan Govia who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of wounding told the court that his action was justified...

    02/27/2015 at 7:57 AM
  • MALE on the move again
    MALE on the move again

    Ahead of another exciting event planned for this weekend, 47 young males from Virgin Gorda and Tortola...

    02/27/2015 at 7:40 AM
  • Most containers come directly from US
    Most containers come dire...

    The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) earns just over a million dollars annually from containerized cargo –...

    02/27/2015 at 7:13 AM
 
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  • Was Hazel caught in crossfire?

    Was Hazel caught in crossfire?

    Matthew Hazel, the man accused of attempting to rob and murder an off-duty cop outside First Caribbean Bank in Road Town this month, has claimed that he went to the institution to withdraw money from the ATM machine when he was shot...

    02/26/2015 at 4:44 PM
  • Man gets a year for school burglary

    Man gets a year for school burglary

    A young man who broke into Althea Scatliffe Primary School last year was sentenced to one year in prison by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards this morning, February 26, 2015. Shakoy Lavacia received the 12-month sentence on the charges...

    02/26/2015 at 1:01 PM
  • People fooled, need political education – PEP

    People fooled, need political education – PEP

        Assistant secretary in the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Julia Christopher said there is need to educate persons in the community about the strict difference between a district representative and a minister of government. She...

    02/26/2015 at 10:37 AM

 
  • Marijuana smoke sickens child, court hears

    Marijuana smoke sickens child, court hears

    The use of marijuana in the presence of a child featured prominently in a just-concluded case, which saw Justice Vicki Ann Ellis ruling that – among other things – a father will have access to his four-year-old daughter only...

    02/26/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • Walwyn defends consultants, defies nepotism

    Walwyn defends consultants, defies nepotism

    Education Minister Myron Walwyn said he stands by his ministry’s hiring of eight consultants since he assumed office in November 2011, adding that he will not emulate the former Virgin Islands Party government which he said employed...

    02/26/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • ‘Childish tit for tat behaviour!’

    ‘Childish tit for tat behaviour!’

    In a clear war-of-words with Works Minister Mark Vanterpool, Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has accused the minister of being involved in a childish tit-for-tat over the handling of the controversial BiWater contract. Fraser made...

    02/26/2015 at 7:49 AM

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  • Cuba, US at odds over terror blacklist

    Cuba, US at odds over terror blacklist

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Just two days ahead of a second round of talks on restoring diplomatic ties frozen for five decades, Cuba and the United States on Wednesday staked out competing demands to ensure progress. Cuban...

    02/26/2015 at 6:11 AM
  • Regional conference officially opened

    Regional conference officially opened

    Several government officials from the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) gathered at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College on Thursday evening for the official launch of the annual OCTA Ministerial Conference. The two-day...

    02/26/2015 at 5:03 AM
  • Three to be honoured at New Life

    Three to be honoured at New Life

    The New Life Baptist Church will honour three women as part of the 2015 Service of Recognition in honour of Unsung Heroes of the Virgin Islands. Reverend Edris O’Neal, Eugenie Donovan-Glasgow and Belsadys Donovan will be honoured...

    02/26/2015 at 4:21 AM

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  • Fraser had no plan to distribute water?

    Fraser had no plan to distribute water?

    Works Minister Mark Vanterpool has refuted claims that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has deliberately refused to prepare the necessary infrastructure for water to be widely distributed on Tortola by BiWater. Opposition...

    02/25/2015 at 12:30 PM
  • Petty contract system corrupted, PEP laments

    Petty contract system corrupted, PEP laments

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has lamented what it said is the involvement of corruption in the petty contract system often utilized in the British Virgin Islands. Petty contracts are...

    02/25/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • Students tour cruise pier project

    Students tour cruise pier project

    A group of students from the wood work class at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) was given a tour of the cruise pier project in Road Town yesterday, February 24. Head of the technical department at the institution Willis Potter, who...

    02/25/2015 at 7:59 AM

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  • Morgan ‘stole’ with a smile

    Morgan ‘stole’ with a smile

    A credit card holder gave evidence in the Magistrate’s Court this week that her suspicion was aroused when alleged thief Vibert Morgan took a relatively long time to return her card after serving her at a petrol station in Tortola. However,...

    02/25/2015 at 7:59 AM
  • ‘The voting public is the boss!’

    ‘The voting public is the boss!’

    Amid claims that some local political representatives have a tendency to become very humble only when a general election draws nigh, assistant secretary of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Julia Christopher said politicians should...

    02/25/2015 at 7:58 AM
  • College to make $$ from accreditation, NDP hopes

    College to make $$ from accreditation, NDP hopes

    While claiming that the territory’s entire education system has been growing from strength to strength under its leadership, the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has expressed new hope that H. Lavity Stoutt Community College...

    02/25/2015 at 6:45 AM

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  • Jamaica finally decriminalises marijuana

    Jamaica finally decriminalises marijuana

    THE GUARDIAN -  Jamaican lawmakers have passed an act to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical cannabis industry on the island. After several hours of debate legislators...

    02/25/2015 at 6:33 AM
  • FULL SPEECH: Premier at regional conference

    FULL SPEECH: Premier at regional conference

    Opening remarks by Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith on February 24 during the Caribbean regional conference for overseas countries and territories, which is underway at Maria’s by the Sea hotel in Road Town, British Virgin Islands. As...

    02/25/2015 at 4:48 AM
  • Hazel charged with attempted murder near bank

    Hazel charged with attempted murder near bank

    The main suspect in the attempted robbery incident that took place this month outside CIBC First Caribbean Bank in Road Town has been charged. Matthew Hazel, 23, is shouldering charges of attempted murder and attempted robbery, according...

    02/24/2015 at 11:26 PM

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  • Four ship cancellations within hours

    Four ship cancellations within hours

    The BVI Ports Authority, within the last 24 hours, announced the cancellation of four cruise ships calls that were scheduled for the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The Authority, in a notice issued about noon today (February 24), said...

    02/24/2015 at 5:43 PM
  • Hospital still needs staff, equipment

    Hospital still needs staff, equipment

    Health Minister Ronnie Skelton said the new Peebles Hospital is not yet 100 percent operational as a number of units are yet to be fully staffed and provided with the requisite pieces of equipment. While responding to a question posed...

    02/24/2015 at 4:53 PM
  • Two public officers receive scholarships

    Two public officers receive scholarships

    Two public officers have been awarded scholarships from the University of Roehampton (Online), London. The Public Service Excellence Scholarship – presented in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Culture here in the...

    02/24/2015 at 2:33 PM