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  • Promoter bemoans ‘dying’ Calypso, turnout
    Promoter bemoans ‘dying’ ...

    While lamenting what she described as the poor turnout at Calypso competitions on Tortola over the last...

    07/31/2015 at 6:51 AM
  • Like NDP, Sistah Joyce gives rivals pure licks
    Like NDP, Sistah Joyce gi...

    The top spots in this year’s Calypso contest on Tortola were swept by residents of Virgin Gorda, led...

    07/30/2015 at 2:45 PM
  • Former fugitive pays 15 ‘corrupt’ cops?
    Former fugitive pays 15 ‘...

    During his court appearance in the British Virgin Islands yesterday (July 29), a teen wanted for murder...

    07/30/2015 at 12:20 PM
 

 
  • Man gets nearly 2 years after crashing vehicle

    Man gets nearly 2 years after crashing vehicle

    Estervan Jefferson has been sentenced to nearly two years at Her Majesty’s Prison over a number of traffic-related offences after he drove away and crashed a vehicle belonging to the state-owned BVI Electricity Corporation. He...

    07/30/2015 at 11:35 AM
  • Surveillance increased amid whooping cough

    Surveillance increased amid whooping cough

    Government Information Service - The Ministry of Health and Social Development is increasing surveillance and sample collection for Severe Acute Respiratory Illnesses following the results of an investigation on two suspected cases...

    07/30/2015 at 10:39 AM
  • Prisoner stabbed again, hospitalized

    Prisoner stabbed again, hospitalized

    Up to publication time, prisoner Wakima Lettsome was still at Peebles Hospital in stable condition after again being stabbed at Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday, July 29. BVI News Online has been informed that the prisoner was moving...

    07/30/2015 at 9:49 AM

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  • Woman nabbed as guns are found on VG

    Woman nabbed as guns are found on VG

    A woman is being interrogated by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force after two illegal guns and several rounds of ammunition were allegedly found at her home on Virgin Gorda. The female is said to be a British national. BVI News...

    07/30/2015 at 8:11 AM
  • Drama as teen is deported to USA

    Drama as teen is deported to USA

    J’Wa Charlery, the former US fugitive who was nabbed last week in Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI), was this morning handed over to US Marshals for immediate deportation when he made a second appearance before Senior Magistrate...

    07/29/2015 at 3:28 PM
  • Residents to apply for Spooner’s land by Aug 14

    Residents to apply for Spooner’s land by Aug 14

    The National Democratic Party (NDP) government, which appears to have a renewed interest in distributing land at Spooner’s Estate on Tortola, yesterday issued a public notice for persons interested in acquiring the said property...

    07/29/2015 at 12:16 PM

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  • Gov’t told how to reduce reliance on foreign labour

    Gov’t told how to reduce reliance on foreign labour

    While noting that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) simply does not have the number of trained people required to properly run a modern society like itself, attorney-at-law Gerard Farara QC has stated that the territory can become...

    07/29/2015 at 11:57 AM
  • BVI may be pressured into sensitive issues

    BVI may be pressured into sensitive issues

    The developed world and organised groupings will pressure countries such as the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to revisit their position on equality and human rights issues such as same-sex marriage. While issuing the caution during...

    07/29/2015 at 9:25 AM
  • Mother of murder victim relieved, but still mourns

    Mother of murder victim relieved, but still mourns

    Following the capture of 19-year-old murder suspect J’Wa Charlery in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last week, the mother of the woman who was murdered in a United States hotel is now breathing a sigh of relief. The victim of the...

    07/29/2015 at 8:42 AM

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  • 3 Bands Standing – Showtime not in road march

    3 Bands Standing – Showtime not in road march

    Showtime Band will not participate in the upcoming road march competition, leaving the battle up to only three contestants – VIBE, Primetime, and Xtreme. Two senior members of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee who...

    07/29/2015 at 7:39 AM
  • PHOTOS: Lake happy to get her ‘flowers’ now

    PHOTOS: Lake happy to get her ‘flowers’ now

    With a pair of scissors in hand, a smiling Patsy Lake cut the ribbon placed across the relatively large stage, signifying the official launch of the emancipation celebrations in Road Town, being held this year in her honour....

    07/29/2015 at 6:42 AM
  • Eight athletes off to Canada

    Eight athletes off to Canada

    BVI ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION (press release) - Eight athletes, seven home-based and one overseas, are set to represent the British Virgin Islands in the Pan American Jr Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Canada, July 31- August...

    07/29/2015 at 5:53 AM

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  • Minimum wage report submitted, said to be fair

    Minimum wage report submitted, said to be fair

    Labour Minister Dr Kedrick Pickering has promised to act promptly on the recommendation submitted to him last week Friday by the committee that was set up to examine the current minimum wage which, for about a decade, has been $4...

    07/28/2015 at 6:35 PM
  • Wawlyn applauds move to curtail free speech in parliament

    Wawlyn applauds move to curtail free speech in parliament

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has applauded Antigua and Barbuda for its recent passing of a The Defamation Act, which prohibits absolute privilege by parliamentarians when speaking in the House of Assembly. Parliamentary privilege...

    07/28/2015 at 3:47 PM
  • Concerns heighten as another vehicle burns

    Concerns heighten as another vehicle burns

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff There are growing concerns about the number of vehicles bursting into flames in the British Virgin Islands, especially on a section of Tortola known as Windy Hill. The latest in a series of such...

    07/28/2015 at 12:52 PM

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  • Lake names group, wants honour for O’Neal, Smith

    Lake names group, wants honour for O’Neal, Smith

    While supporting a recent call for Peebles Hospital to be renamed in honour of Premier Dr D Orlando Smith, businesswoman and cultural ambassador Patsy Lake last evening (July 27) named a three-member group that she thinks should be...

    07/28/2015 at 11:13 AM
  • Owners of heavy duty equipment getting a beating

    Owners of heavy duty equipment getting a beating

    The local market for heavy duty equipment has become over-saturated and is resulting in persons having to be dropping their prices to the extent that they may soon be forced out of business, according to aspiring politician and contractor...

    07/28/2015 at 10:08 AM
  • Hand signals now optional as DMV transitions

    Hand signals now optional as DMV transitions

    The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced a number of changes that have been implemented, including the fact that persons no longer have to do hand signals during the practical exams. Also, the Department said it has implemented...

    07/28/2015 at 6:39 AM

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  • Obama warns African leaders who refuse to quit

    Obama warns African leaders who refuse to quit

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) – Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end “the cancer of corruption”, in the first ever address to the African Union by...

    07/28/2015 at 4:27 AM
  • High-risk inmate transferred after standoff with cops

    High-risk inmate transferred after standoff with cops

    A high-risk inmate nabbed in the British Virgin Islands has been transferred from the Road Town Police Station to Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut after he allegedly became uncontrollable and had a relatively lengthy and terrifying...

    07/27/2015 at 4:15 PM
  • Rajah Smith to build small hotel on JVD

    Rajah Smith to build small hotel on JVD

    Young businessman and apartment owner Rajah Smith is venturing into the tourism business with a small hotel to be built on his home island, Jost Van Dyke (JVD). The former political candidate, who unsuccessfully contested the recent...

    07/27/2015 at 1:14 PM