• Not from the UK – Governor welcomes local support

    Governor John Duncan, in response to critics, today declared that his purpose in the British Virgin Islands is not to make decisions that are popular. But he said ‘a lot of people are supportive’ of his controversial decision to use […]

    Not from the UK – Governor welcomes local support
  • BREAKING NEWS: Two cops injured in Road Town

    Two male police officers are being treated at Peebles Hospital after they were injured in Road Town about 9 o’ clock this morning, March 24. The two cops, who operate motorcycles, were injured during an altercation with a young man. […]

    BREAKING NEWS: Two cops injured in Road Town
  • Smith reportedly heading on leave amid confusion

    Financial Secretary Neil Smith is reportedly heading on leave next week Monday amid a massive controversy and confusion within the Ministry of Finance. At a press briefing today, Governor John Duncan said he too has heard that the financial secretary […]

    Smith reportedly heading on leave amid confusion
  • Four year-old dies

    Emergency personnel were whipped into action yesterday afternoon as they rushed to Baughers Bay on Tortola where a child was said to be unresponsive. An ambulance from Peebels Hospital went to the location for four year-old Nathaniel Malone. Usually reliable […]

    Four year-old dies
  • Governor explains why he is seeking $1.8M

    Governor John Duncan has tried to explain why the amount of money he is forcing the Ministry of Finance to provide under warrants he has issued has jumped from $800,000 to $1.8 million. He told journalists that the $800,000 he […]

    Governor explains why he is seeking $1.8M

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  • NDP meeting told: Governor takes $1.8 million
    NDP meeting told: Governo...

    The National Democratic Party (NDP) government is being challenged to come public with information it...

    March 24, 2017 at 9:05 AM
  • Cline compares governor’s action to nuclear weapon
    Cline compares governor’s...

    Pastor Claude Skelton Cline has compared a constitutional action taken by Governor John Duncan to a nuclear...

    March 24, 2017 at 8:32 AM
  • Five down to compete in regional police pageant
    Five down to compete in r...

    In one of the signature events slated to mark its year-round 50th anniversary celebration, the Royal...

    March 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM
 

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  • BVI under spiritual siege – Cline plans unity march

    BVI under spiritual siege – Cline plans unity march

    While claiming that the recent spate of murders, suicide, attempted suicide, and crashes is a sign that ‘Nature’s Little Secret’ is under spiritual siege, well-known clergyman Bishop John Cline said he will lead a unity...

    March 24, 2017 at 7:22 AM
  • Branson Centre calls for mentors

    Branson Centre calls for mentors

    PRESS RELEASE – The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean (BCoEC) powered by KPMG (BVI) is calling on top professionals and successful entrepreneurs within various industries in the Virgin Islands to participate...

    March 24, 2017 at 7:20 AM
  • Eight vying for $5K, Calypso crown on VG

    Eight vying for $5K, Calypso crown on VG

    Seven artistes are seeking to dethrone Roland ‘Chico B’ Veira in the Calpyso competition to be held on Virgin Gorda on April 16. They are: Ale Frett who is also known as Falco; Michel Harrigan; Rueben Henry who also is...

    March 24, 2017 at 7:18 AM
 
  • Rescuing ourselves from political treason

    Rescuing ourselves from political treason

    When their good ‘ol days become our bad ‘ol days: With so many local issues begging to be addressed it becomes frustrating when international matters far beyond our control suck all the Oxygen out of the room… Nonetheless...

    March 24, 2017 at 7:18 AM
  • Update: Man held in murder case released

    Update: Man held in murder case released

    The man held yesterday in relation to a gun murder has been released pending further investigations, said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). The man was taken into custody in relation to the murder of 30-year-old Ashburn...

    March 24, 2017 at 5:44 AM
  • VG festival gets $130K – Private sponsorship falls

    VG festival gets $130K – Private sponsorship falls

    Government is contributing $130,000 towards the 50th staging of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival this year, but the organizers are facing a decrease in the level of financial support from the private sector. Chairperson of the Virgin...

    March 23, 2017 at 3:59 PM

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  • O’Neal suggests referendum on ‘Easter’ festival

    O’Neal suggests referendum on ‘Easter’ festival

    Political representative for Virgin Gorda Dr Hubert O’Neal said he wants the island’s festival to remain in the Easter season, but he would suggest that a ‘referendum of some kind’ be held to settle any controversy...

    March 23, 2017 at 2:32 PM
  • Destra, Jah Cure, Gospel concert for Easter festival

    Destra, Jah Cure, Gospel concert for Easter festival

    Headline artistes Jah Cure, Destra, Rock City, and Asa Banton will add life to the 50th staging of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival being held from April 15 to 17. Sasha Flax, chairperson of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Sub-Committee,...

    March 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • Fahie wants telecom workforce investigated

    Fahie wants telecom workforce investigated

    A call has been made for an investigation to be conducted amid claims that some telecom companies have been importing workers with the same skill-set as some jobless locals. Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie, who raised the issue...

    March 23, 2017 at 9:49 AM
 
  • Collision in Sophie Bay

    Collision in Sophie Bay

    Traffic along the Sophie Bay area of Tortola was at a crawl in the afternoon yesterday following a motor vehicle collision. Sources say around 12:05, a grey Suzuki rental stopped at a corner when a red Mazda pickup, travelling in...

    March 23, 2017 at 9:40 AM
  • Pension plan jitters – Liability growing by $8M

    Pension plan jitters – Liability growing by $8M

    Financial Secretary Neil Smith said the civil service non-contributory pension and gratuities scheme has to be dealt with ‘sooner than later’, adding that the pension allocation in the budget each year is becoming increasingly...

    March 23, 2017 at 9:21 AM
  • Walwyn brags about $250K for youth employment

    Walwyn brags about $250K for youth employment

    While suggesting that his predecessor Andrew Fahie ignored the issue of youth unemployment until he recognized the importance of youth votes, minister responsible for youth affairs Myron Walwyn said the current government is continuing...

    March 23, 2017 at 8:26 AM

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  • Younger males breaking traffic laws ‘all of a sudden’

    Younger males breaking traffic laws ‘all of a sudden’

    It is not unusual for him to appeal for especially scooter riders to desist from riding recklessly on the territory’s roads. But, during a House of Assembly sitting a few days ago, Government lawmaker Archibald Christian had...

    March 23, 2017 at 6:40 AM
  • BVI strengthening service to improve healthcare access

    BVI strengthening service to improve healthcare access

    PRESS RELEASE – The Government of the Virgin Islands is making strides towards strengthening service delivery and increasing healthcare access. To this end, a training workshop on WISN (Workload Indicator of Staffing Needs)...

    March 23, 2017 at 5:24 AM
  • BVI joins recall of Grace Corned Beef

    BVI joins recall of Grace Corned Beef

    The government has advised the public to return the Grace brand of Corned Beef to the place of purchase following a product withdrawal activated by the company. A statement from Grace said there is a temporary ban on Corned Beef imported...

    March 23, 2017 at 12:58 AM
 
  • Social workers told: Children abused behind your backs

    Social workers told: Children abused behind your backs

    Delores Christopher has told social workers to become more creative in exercising vigilance, adding that as parents and guardians have been abusing children behind social workers’ backs. As such, the government lawmaker said...

    March 22, 2017 at 3:59 PM
  • Mitch blasts governor: Nobody elected him!

    Mitch blasts governor: Nobody elected him!

    Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, who is a first-term member of the House of Assembly, yesterday blasted Governor John Duncan for using constitutional powers to force Government to allocate an additional $800,000 to the Royal Virgin...

    March 22, 2017 at 7:55 AM
  • BVI seeks way around Brexit at Brussels meeting

    BVI seeks way around Brexit at Brussels meeting

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) said it has engaged stakeholders in Brussels on an alternative relationship between the territory and the European Union (EU) after Brexit. Brexit effectively is the United Kingdom’s departure from...

    March 22, 2017 at 7:40 AM

 
  • Inmate reprimanded moments before death

    Inmate reprimanded moments before death

    BVI News Online has been informed that, moments before US Virgin Islands native Treh Williams was found hanging in his cell at Her Majesty’s Prison, he was refusing to eat, and was reprimanded for not obeying certain instructions. Reports...

    March 22, 2017 at 7:33 AM
  • Arch rivals clash over who ‘wasted’ public funds

    Arch rivals clash over who ‘wasted’ public funds

    Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie is likely to be investigated for more than $600,000 that was spent on a study to test the feasibility of establishing a medical school in the British Virgin Islands while he served as minister...

    March 22, 2017 at 7:32 AM
  • Fahie wants special law, incentive to protect CCT

    Fahie wants special law, incentive to protect CCT

    Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie said the government and its Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) should formulate regulations and legislation to protect local companies, adding that a special incentive should be provided...

    March 22, 2017 at 7:18 AM