• No more illegitimate children; new law in effect

    Whether or not they were born in wedlock, all British Virgin Islands children are now equal under the law, starting today, October 31. Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton, in a news release from the Government Information Service, declared that the Status of Children Act 2014 has taken […]

    No more illegitimate children; new law in effect
  • King found guilty in money matter, fined $3K

    Leon King will be carted off back to Her Majesty’s Prison if he is unable to pay a fine of $3,000 within the next three days. He was found guilty in the Magistrate’s Court on Tortola today (October 31) after being charged with acquisition and possession or use of proceeds […]

    King found guilty in money matter, fined $3K
  • Be nice even if you have to pretend, taxi drivers told

    While claiming that taxi drivers in the British Virgin Islands have gained notoriety for their poor customer service, Public Relations Officer of the newly formed Virgin Islands Transportation Alliance (VITA) Keith Smith has challenged operators to change their image, even if they have to pretend to be customer friendly. “Even […]

    Be nice even if you have to pretend, taxi drivers told
  • Educator, Theodore Skeete, has died

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has lost a stalwart, Theodore Skeete. The former educator, cricket lover, and champion member of the Lion’s Club passed away this week in Puerto Rico, BVI News Online has confirmed. Skeete, a native of Newcastle in Nevis, has touched the lives of many throughout his […]

    Educator, Theodore Skeete, has died
  • Man pushed cop during festival, court hears

    A man who allegedly pushed a police officer in the chest after he (the police) tried to quell a fight has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault. Roland Simon pleaded not guilty in relation to the incident which the prosecution said took place outside the […]

    Man pushed cop during festival, court hears
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  • Two freed, one guilty in gun case
    Two freed, one guilty in ...

    Shaun Williams, who was arrested in 2012 during a gun and drug bust along with Mustafa Claxton, Jose...

    10/31/2014 at 8:29 AM
  • “Disgraceful Behaviour” – Maduro claims migrants undersell VG farmers
    “Disgraceful Behaviour” –...

    Social commentator Edmund Maduro has accused some immigrants of importing cheap farm produce from other...

    10/31/2014 at 8:18 AM
  • Halloween at Bomba tonight
    Halloween at Bomba tonight

    On Friday (October 31), a night of ‘unadulterated ruption’ is expected at Bomba’s Surf Side Shack...

    10/31/2014 at 8:04 AM
 

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  • Track administrator dies

    Track administrator dies

    Lenford G. Levy, a former sports officer in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), was found dead on Wednesday in Puerto Rico. It is not clear what caused the shocking death of the Jamaican native, who, up to the time of his passing, was...

    10/31/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Help needed for Donna

    Help needed for Donna

      Help is being sought to offset medical expenses for Donna Romasco, whose struggles intensified recently following a hip replacement which is said to be affected by complications associated with dengue hemorrhagic fever. Kerry...

    10/30/2014 at 8:37 PM
  • Duo fined $2K for illegal gun

    Duo fined $2K for illegal gun

    Kai DeCastro and Keon Leonard made a mockery of the law when they both made ‘blanket denials’ of certain details surrounding an illegal firearm for which they were both found guilty and then handed a non-custodial sentence in the...

    10/30/2014 at 1:08 PM

 
  • Walwyn shows political courage, says former CXC official

    Walwyn shows political courage, says former CXC official

    Education Minister Myron Walwyn has received high commendation from a regional official for what has been described as his political courage in making it compulsory for students of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to sit exams administered...

    10/30/2014 at 11:08 AM
  • Cops file appeal, fined $2K in beating case

    Cops file appeal, fined $2K in beating case

    Defence attorney Richard Rowe said he has filed an application to appeal the guilty verdict against the two police officers who were sentenced today (October 30) after recently being found guilty of beating teenager Brandon George. The...

    10/30/2014 at 10:42 AM
  • The BVI must change!

    The BVI must change!

    By Kevin E. Malone (contributor) It has become clear to me that the BVI has lost the most important thing any successful society must have, a sense of shared responsibility. I feel that we all have a stake in seeing the BVI succeed...

    10/30/2014 at 8:38 AM

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  • New taxi company promises benefits, better service to tourists

    New taxi company promises benefits, better service to tourists

    Fed up with what they say is the break-down in service mainly by some of their colleagues who deal with tourists at the cruise ship pier in Road Town, a group of taxi drivers has launched a new company which they claim will become...

    10/30/2014 at 7:46 AM
  • OPINION: What if things changed for the better?

    OPINION: What if things changed for the better?

    By Alred ‘AC’ Frett (contributor) As the world struggles with man-made confusion, too many still make excuses and ask why, when they should be recognizing the consequences of their actions. Simply put: If we glorify guns...

    10/30/2014 at 6:25 AM
  • FRET NOT – Vendors promised adequate traffic at pier, including locals

    FRET NOT – Vendors promised adequate traffic at pier, including locals

    The Math has been worked out and – should everything go according to plan – persons interested in renting business spaces when the Tortola Pier Park is completed have no need to worry about the returns on their investment. Business...

    10/29/2014 at 3:40 PM

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  • “We need a renewed vision” – Shaina M. Smith

    “We need a renewed vision” – Shaina M. Smith

    By Shaina M. Smith (contributor) I had a conversation with some of my peers the other day about “how the country running” and we concluded that we are concerned about the track we are on. Many people are quick to blame the politicians,...

    10/29/2014 at 3:00 PM
  • Political football may limit prospects in cruise industry, consultant cautions

    Political football may limit prospects in cruise industry, consultant cautions

    While the British Virgin Islands (BVI) continues to play ‘political football’ with the multi-million dollar cruise pier project in Road Town, tremendous competition is creeping up on the horizon, with several Caribbean countries...

    10/29/2014 at 10:30 AM
  • UPDATE: Colaire gets 15 months for ‘old gun’

    UPDATE: Colaire gets 15 months for ‘old gun’

    Edmond Colaire will spend 15 months in prison for an ‘old gun’ which was found this year when police executed a search warrant at his Belmont Estate residence on Tortola. He was sentenced by Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on...

    10/29/2014 at 10:19 AM
 
  • Gay debate – Wheatley says same-sex marriage will be confronted locally

    Gay debate – Wheatley says same-sex marriage will be confronted locally

    Veteran social commentator Douglas Wheatley has indicated that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will not be able to forever duck the issue of same-sex marriage, adding that the topic will one day be eventually debated and a decision...

    10/29/2014 at 10:02 AM
  • Fixing the ferry service – PEP mentions USVI model

    Fixing the ferry service – PEP mentions USVI model

    The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) wants the government to become more active in facilitating an improved ferry service, adding that local stakeholders do not have to invent their own ferry models, but can evaluate those in other...

    10/29/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • I wasn’t in two places at once, alleged burglar tells court

    I wasn’t in two places at once, alleged burglar tells court

    A man who has denied breaking into Kaunda’s Kysy Tropix on Virgin Gorda has told the Magistrate’s Court that it was impossible for him to have been in two different places at the same time. “I [am] admitting to what I know about....

    10/29/2014 at 7:04 AM

 
  • ARREST BLOTTER: October 19 to 25, 2014

    ARREST BLOTTER: October 19 to 25, 2014

    By the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force DESTROYING PROPERTY On 19-10-2014 at 1645hrs – Police arrested and charged Aadon Pope, 38, a native of St. Vincent and resident of Purcell Estate for Destroying Property. WOUNDING On 20-10-2014...

    10/29/2014 at 6:50 AM
  • Ebola preparation heightens

    Ebola preparation heightens

    PRESS RELEASE - The Ministry of Health and Social Development and the Health and Social Service Committee of the National Disaster Management Council are continuing ongoing preparations for any potential impact of the Ebola Virus. The...

    10/29/2014 at 6:30 AM
  • Do not abuse our litter wardens – Massicote

    Do not abuse our litter wardens – Massicote

    As the Department of Solid Waste Management announced that litter wardens will soon become more visible across the British Virgin Islands, Manager of the department Greg Massicote issued a public appeal for persons not to abuse the...

    10/28/2014 at 1:00 PM

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  • Rotary launches EarlyAct Club

    Rotary launches EarlyAct Club

    PRESS RELEASE - The Rotary Club of Tortola officially launched its first EarlyAct Club with the St. George’s Primary School. The charter event took place Friday October 24th at 2pm at the St. George’s Anglican Church, installing...

    10/28/2014 at 10:38 AM
  • Reach out for help, Walwyn tells youths after suspected suicide

    Reach out for help, Walwyn tells youths after suspected suicide

    While admitting that he has been struggling to understand the circumstances surrounding the suspected suicide of college student Chadil Parson on Sunday, Education Minister Myron Walwyn has urged the entire community to become more...

    10/28/2014 at 9:30 AM
  • Very little for visitors to do – Rymer

    Very little for visitors to do – Rymer

    A government under the Peoples Empowerment Party (PEP) would ensure that more attractions and a wider variety of activities are available for tourists who visit the British Virgin Islands, according to the party’s Public Relations...

    10/28/2014 at 8:02 AM