• Man allegedly masturbates in front little daughter

    A man accused of making several sexual advances, including masturbating in front his daughter who is now 12-year-old, has been granted bail in the Magistrate’s Court. The 39-year-old accused is charged with indecent assault. The child now lives with her […]

    Man allegedly masturbates in front little daughter
  • WRONG FENCE: $200K stting in parking lot six years

    Six years after tax-payers’ money was used to buy a fence to replace the one currently at Her Majesty’s Prison, the said fence has been sitting in a Road Town parking lot because it is said to be inappropriate. The […]

    WRONG FENCE: $200K stting in parking lot six years
  • More youths seeking ‘hand-outs’ from gov’t

    While suggesting that an increasing number of young people who should be employed have been applying for public assistance, the Ministry of Health and Social Development said there is need for the territory to address the culture of ‘hand outs’. […]

    More youths seeking ‘hand-outs’ from gov’t
  • Brother causes sister ‘severe injuries’ in fight

    A brother-sister altercation that unfolded last year has left one sibling with injuries and the other facing criminal charges. Charged with assault causing actual bodily harm is Ronni David of Fort Hill, Tortola. He pleaded guilty to the offence when […]

    Brother causes sister ‘severe injuries’ in fight
  • Prisoners to help remove debris from roadways

    Director of the Public Works Department Jeffery Skelton said arrangements are being made to have inmates from Her Majesty’s Prison help clear roadways of debris when necessary. He said Superintendent of Prisons David Foot has agreed to make a total […]

    Prisoners to help remove debris from roadways

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  • NHI claims hospital attempts to over-charge too
    NHI claims hospital attem...

    The National Health Insurance (NHI) has stopped just short of claiming that the management of the state-owned...

    February 27, 2017 at 8:20 AM
  • Gov’t to close down dump, charge vehicle owners
    Gov’t to close down dump,...

    The government said it intends to close down the derelict vehicle dump located in Sea Cows Bay, adding...

    February 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • ‘I will not remain quiet’
    ‘I will not remain quiet’...

    While announcing a number of projects to be pursued in his constituency using more than $300,000 allocated...

    February 27, 2017 at 7:39 AM
 

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  • Vanterpool fights hospital’s request for $3.7M

    Vanterpool fights hospital’s request for $3.7M

    Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool has fought against a proposal the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has made for its budget to pay staff to increase by $3.7 million this financial year. The minister said the...

    February 27, 2017 at 7:37 AM
  • Man accused of assault in nightclub bathroom

    Man accused of assault in nightclub bathroom

    Jordan Jack, a man accused of assaulting a woman in the bathroom of a nightclub, was been granted $20,000 bail. During his appearance in the Magistrate’s Court, the Purcell Estate resident pleaded not guilty to common assault. Allegations...

    February 27, 2017 at 7:24 AM
  • Two cars for a dollar to be raffled at BVI Spring Fest

    Two cars for a dollar to be raffled at BVI Spring Fest

    PRESS RELEASE – This Friday and Saturday, the two cars for a dollar raffle, along with six assorted prizes, will be won at the annual BVI Spring Fest taking place at Cane Garden Bay over the weekend. The first ever two-car raffle...

    February 27, 2017 at 6:04 AM
 
  • Photos: Female driver in hospital after crash

    Photos: Female driver in hospital after crash

    Police are trying to ascertain the circumstances surrounding a bizarre crash in the FirstBank area of Road Town late this morning, February 25. BVI News Online has been hearing conflicting versions as to how the crash unfolded. What...

    February 25, 2017 at 2:36 PM
  • HMS Brexit

    HMS Brexit

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The Ocean Liner HMS Great Britain is heading into stormy seas. Those seas are troubled by matters surrounding Brexit?  The proceeding narrative states that the UK economy is entering a period of uncertainty. ANDREW...

    February 25, 2017 at 12:45 PM
  • ON ECONOMY  – ‘I cannot deal with too much stress’

    ON ECONOMY – ‘I cannot deal with too much stress’

    While dismissing previous comments by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith that the local economy is robust, lawmaker Delores Christopher yesterday questioned her government’s commitment to local businesses when...

    February 24, 2017 at 6:59 PM

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  • 18 gun robberies last year – BVI to test bullets

    18 gun robberies last year – BVI to test bullets

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI), which said it recorded 18 robberies involving guns last year, hopes to start testing its own bullet fragments and other ballistic materials next month. Those materials found at the scenes of crime...

    February 24, 2017 at 1:46 PM
  • We can’t suspend people, NHI finally admits

    We can’t suspend people, NHI finally admits

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While declaring that it has no clue how much money it is owed by delinquents, the management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) is contradicting its earlier report that benefits to employees...

    February 24, 2017 at 1:40 PM
  • Daddy beats me badly, 5-y-o tells police

    Daddy beats me badly, 5-y-o tells police

    A man accused of injuring his 5-year-old son by beating him in the face with a piece of stick was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, February 23. The 26-year-old accused, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity...

    February 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM
 
  • Over 200,000 claims in one year – NHI WORRIED

    Over 200,000 claims in one year – NHI WORRIED

    With more than 200,000 claims being filed against the National Health Insurance (NHI) within its first year of operation, the Board of the state-owned entity and government minister Mark Vanterpool are concerned about how long the...

    February 24, 2017 at 8:19 AM
  • TWO BUDGETS: Still not enough money for classrooms

    TWO BUDGETS: Still not enough money for classrooms

    The National Democratic Party government still has not budgeted enough funds to build new classrooms at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) to accommodate students in the recently launched Grade 12 programme. This is at least the second...

    February 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • ‘Buildings do not provide policing’ – Matthews

    ‘Buildings do not provide policing’ – Matthews

    Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has told representative of the Second Electoral District Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull that buildings cannot provide policing. He made the remark after the political representative raised...

    February 24, 2017 at 7:56 AM

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  • 22 more employed – Gov’t upgrades for flights

    22 more employed – Gov’t upgrades for flights

    In anticipation of the impending runway extension as well as the resumption of service by BVI Airways, the management of Terrence B Lettsome International Airport said it is undertaking various measures aimed at increasing staff and...

    February 24, 2017 at 7:50 AM
  • Four to be honoured at 2017 NLBC Award Service

    Four to be honoured at 2017 NLBC Award Service

    PRESS RELEASE:  The New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) will be honouring four persons at this year’s annual Unsung Heroes Award Service. Being honoured this year are former Deputy Governor, Mr Elton Georges; nurse turned chef, Mrs...

    February 24, 2017 at 5:20 AM
  • Women rise against airport: WHERE IS THE MONEY?

    Women rise against airport: WHERE IS THE MONEY?

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The two female Government lawmakers in the House of Assembly have challenged their colleagues to furnish the British Virgin Islands (BVI) with evidence that the territory can now afford the expansion...

    February 23, 2017 at 4:48 PM
 
  • Bigger budget; less service: WHERE IS THE MONEY?

    Bigger budget; less service: WHERE IS THE MONEY?

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The National Democratic Party administration is being challenged to reverse what is being described as a troubling trend, whereby Government has been increasing the territory’s budget by...

    February 23, 2017 at 3:23 PM
  • USVI p#ssed over Obama visit, BVI parliament told

    USVI p#ssed over Obama visit, BVI parliament told

    A government lawmaker today had to retract the word ‘p#ssed’, which he used in the House of Assembly while claiming that the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) is envious of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) due to recent...

    February 23, 2017 at 1:57 PM
  • Details of bloody gun fight revealed in court

    Details of bloody gun fight revealed in court

    Kani Hazel, who is accused of shooting a man during a fight last year, was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court today, February 23. The 20-year-old accused is charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and...

    February 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM

 
  • Vanterpool: I am not interested in leading NDP

    Vanterpool: I am not interested in leading NDP

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While declaring that he has never seen a more impressive group of potential leaders than those now in the governing National Democratic Party (NDP), Mark Vanterpool said he is not among persons...

    February 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM
  • Masa testifies in gun trial – VERDICT NEARS

    Masa testifies in gun trial – VERDICT NEARS

    Both the prosecution and defence have closed their initial trial arguments in relation to the gun case involving well-known social media personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton. Pemberton is charged with unlawful possession...

    February 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM
  • NEW PLAN: Margaritaville not coming this year!

    NEW PLAN: Margaritaville not coming this year!

    Margaritaville is not likely to start operating in the British Virgin Islands until perhaps the next two years; this as Government charts new plans for the building that was to be constructed at Tortola Pier Park to house the multi-national...

    February 23, 2017 at 7:46 AM