• Fraser fires back: Governor can’t remove me!

    Julian Fraser has claimed that the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is still fragmented, adding that no governor can remove him as Leader of the Opposition. He indicated that, contrary to what VIP President Dr Natalio ‘Sowande’ Wheatley suggested in […]

    Fraser fires back: Governor can’t remove me!
  • Foreign cops told: Don’t come for the lifestyle

    Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said his team will this year start rolling out police vehicles that are far more easily identifiable, adding that he also does not want police officers being recruited from overseas to think they are here […]

    Foreign cops told: Don’t come for the lifestyle
  • Bad timing: Sharie DeCastro against airport project

    While questioning if the government has been managing the territory’s finances responsibly, member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Sharie DeCastro said she has ‘grave concerns’ about the proposed extension of the runway at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport. […]

    Bad timing: Sharie DeCastro against airport project
  • BVI prepares to cash in on Trump era

    While claiming that many Americans feel confident about their future economic prospects under their incoming president, Donald Trump, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is gearing up to capitalize on the improved opportunities especially in […]

    BVI prepares to cash in on Trump era
  • Woman loses job, remanded for alleged over-staying

    A woman from the Dominican Republic was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison when she appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for remaining in the British Virgin Islands without a valid permit. Thirty-four-year-old Fior Feliciano pleaded not guilty during her appearance […]

    Woman loses job, remanded for alleged over-staying

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  • Economic growth achieved; prices to rise generally
    Economic growth achieved;...

    While stating that the British Virgin Islands experienced an estimated 3.2 percent growth rate in Gross...

    January 18, 2017 at 7:55 AM
  • PREMIER: Gov’t paying out more, bringing in less
    PREMIER: Gov’t paying out...

    The government has been paying out a steadily increasing amount of money on things like salaries, but...

    January 18, 2017 at 7:14 AM
  • Water distribution still a major priority, Gov’t says
    Water distribution still ...

    Government Information Service (press release) – The Government of the Virgin Islands has stated...

    January 18, 2017 at 5:30 AM
 

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  • VIP moves to replace Fraser as opposition leader

    VIP moves to replace Fraser as opposition leader

    The executive of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is seeking to have the party’s recently elected Chairman Andrew Fahie replace Julian Fraser as Leader of the Opposition. This is the second attempt that is being made...

    January 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM
  • BREAKING NEWS: Man’s leg broken in scooter crash

    BREAKING NEWS: Man’s leg broken in scooter crash

    Reports reaching BVI News Online are that a male scooter rider has suffered an apparent broken leg in an accident near Big Brothers Gas Station in Baughers Bay, Tortola. The scooter reportedly collided with a Jeep transporting tourists...

    January 17, 2017 at 1:15 PM
  • Motorist fined after hit and run

    Motorist fined after hit and run

    A motorist accused of hitting another person’s vehicle with his car before fleeing the accident scene has been fined $1,475. Dale Peters, a native of St Vincent, was sentenced today after he pleaded guilty to five traffic offences...

    January 17, 2017 at 12:07 PM
 
  • BREAKING NEWS: Kyle Frank dead in scooter crash

    BREAKING NEWS: Kyle Frank dead in scooter crash

    The young man who died before daybreak today (January 17) in a scooter accident on Tortola has been identified as Kyle ‘Coochie’ Frank from Purcell Estate. As BVI News Online earlier reported, the 26-year-old was pronounced...

    January 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • Malicious Propaganda – Premier on airport project

    Malicious Propaganda – Premier on airport project

    While noting that he will push ahead with extension of the runway at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport despite concerns even within his Cabinet, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday said the improved facility is expected to...

    January 17, 2017 at 11:25 AM
  • Crime declined by 4 percent – Premier

    Crime declined by 4 percent – Premier

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday told the House of Assembly that crime decreased by 4 percent last year when compared to the year 2015, adding that plans are afoot to enhance the police firearms response mechanisms ‘in line...

    January 17, 2017 at 11:24 AM

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  • Cops saw gunman who murdered Fahie

    Cops saw gunman who murdered Fahie

    Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews last night confirmed that police officers were near the bar in Long Look when Franklyn Fahie was shot dead on January 6, and that one suspect has been held in relation to the murder. He however...

    January 17, 2017 at 7:20 AM
  • Beach access laws should be upheld, Gov’t declares

    Beach access laws should be upheld, Gov’t declares

    The National Democratic Party (NDP) government said it will ensure the laws regarding beach access are upheld. “All beaches in the BVI are public, and my government will ensure that it is equally so in their use as it is in law,”...

    January 17, 2017 at 7:16 AM
  • Closure of beaches will not ‘severely’ affect tourism

    Closure of beaches will not ‘severely’ affect tourism

    While noting that the ongoing rough sea conditions that caused beach closures across the territory is the worst he’s seen in roughly a decade, Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board Russell Harrigan said these conditions have had both...

    January 17, 2017 at 6:37 AM
 
  • ‘Don’t mess with the poor!’

    ‘Don’t mess with the poor!’

    Some clergymen yesterday used a special service at the New Life Baptist Church to warn against burdening the poor and other less fortunate persons in the community. “God says don’t mess with the widow, don’t mess with...

    January 16, 2017 at 3:43 PM
  • Accident: Driver critical; 2 tourists in stable condition

    Accident: Driver critical; 2 tourists in stable condition

    Three of the seven persons who were injured in a motor vehicle accident yesterday (January 16) are still being treated at Peebles Hospital, Tortola. They include two cruise ship passengers who are in stable condition, as well as a...

    January 16, 2017 at 12:16 PM
  • $323M BUDGET: Gov’t reveals road, environment fee

    $323M BUDGET: Gov’t reveals road, environment fee

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has announced a $323.1 million budget, adding that there will be new fees including an environmental fee to be charged when leaving airport, a cruising fee, and a road maintenance...

    January 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM

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  • UPDATE: Photo op gone wrong – Canadian teen dead

    UPDATE: Photo op gone wrong – Canadian teen dead

    More information reaching BVI News Online about the tragic incident on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands yesterday is that the deceased is an 18 year-old Canadian citizen, Wilson Reading. He was among a group of five visitors...

    January 16, 2017 at 9:52 AM
  • Pastor tells church: No salvation in NDP, VIP

    Pastor tells church: No salvation in NDP, VIP

    Politicians who gathered at a high-profile religious event they helped to organize yesterday were restricted to scripture reading, and most of the religious leaders avoided controversial issues such as the quality of governance in...

    January 16, 2017 at 8:54 AM
  • Gov’t ignores proposal to appoint press secretary

    Gov’t ignores proposal to appoint press secretary

    Bishop John Cline, who recently was forced to resign as chairman of the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority due to his outspokenness, said he had advised the National Democratic Party (NDP) government to employ a press secretary...

    January 16, 2017 at 7:34 AM
 
  • Digicel launches ‘lighting fast’ LTE network

    Digicel launches ‘lighting fast’ LTE network

    PRESS RELEASE: Digicel BVI has kicked off the New Year with the launch of BVI’s fastest Long-term Evolution (LTE) network. The launch marks the first phase of the company’s investment in its LTE infrastructure and will include...

    January 16, 2017 at 5:45 AM
  • Build a sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’

    Build a sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor For the working and middle Class, British Virgin Islands traveler, with a US Visa, or US Citizenship, there is no substitute to the air travel mini hub, Cyril E King International Airport, Charlotte Amalie. The...

    January 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM
  • Emergency repairs considered for undermined road

    Emergency repairs considered for undermined road

    The government is moving to expedite repairs to a section of the roadway in Cane Garden Bay that is being undermined apparently by groundswells. Representative of the Second Electoral District including Cane Garden Bay, Melvin ‘Mitch’...

    January 14, 2017 at 12:08 PM

 
  • BVI Airways establishes office in Road Town

    BVI Airways establishes office in Road Town

    BVI Airways has announced the establishment of its headquarters in the capital of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Road Town, as the airline continues preparation to launch non-stop service between the BVI and Miami International...

    January 13, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Man charged for pointing plastic gun at father

    Man charged for pointing plastic gun at father

    A 21-year-old man was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court this morning for allegedly pointing a plastic gun at his father and his father’s girlfriend. The accused, Arian Fahie, is charged with possession of a firearm with intent...

    January 13, 2017 at 1:53 PM
  • Cline on Church: We have weathered many storms

    Cline on Church: We have weathered many storms

    Days after a politician forced him out of a public job because he criticized the government on national radio, Bishop John Cline is still convinced that politics and religion can make a perfect mix. He told BVI News Online that, in...

    January 13, 2017 at 11:27 AM