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  • A month later, woman still waiting for the police to come
    A month later, woman stil...

    Members of the David Morris-led Royal Virgin Islands Police Force are being accused of slacking off on...

    10/01/2014 at 7:57 AM
  • Politics in granting immigration status; Georges wants it removed
    Politics in granting immi...

    While making his case that Cabinet should relinquish its powers to grant persons immigration status in...

    09/30/2014 at 12:43 PM
  • “We need to not give scholarships all over the place,” declares PEP member
    “We need to not give scho...

    Proposing what could be a major change to how government scholarships are awarded for overseas studies,...

    09/30/2014 at 12:30 PM
 

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  • First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

    First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

    ASSOCIATED PRESS - A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. Officials at Texas Health...

    09/30/2014 at 12:29 PM
  • No major changes for lobster festival; second event proposed

    No major changes for lobster festival; second event proposed

    There are suggestions for a second major festival on the island of Anegada, but the BVI Tourist Board is now pressing ahead with the Anegada Lobster Festival which will see no major changes this year, despite complaints last year about...

    09/30/2014 at 12:00 PM
  • “Dreadful to see” – PEP decries treatment of hotel workers, tourism

    “Dreadful to see” – PEP decries treatment of hotel workers, tourism

    Claiming that the hotel industry in the British Virgin Islands has been abandoned and its workers are virtually suffering because of the absence of a retirement plan, the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) said the industry will become...

    09/30/2014 at 11:50 AM

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  • Flax-Mars fires back at Blyden, says festival was marketed well

    Flax-Mars fires back at Blyden, says festival was marketed well

    Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Mars has refuted claims that the BVI Tourist Board failed to live up to the promotional plans it promised for the 2012 and 2013 staging of the territory’s annual Festival. “I am very confident that...

    09/30/2014 at 10:19 AM
  • Even lawyers are afraid to speak – Christopher

    Even lawyers are afraid to speak – Christopher

    In what could be described as a messianic tone, Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Alvin Christopher on Monday evening promised to bring relief to residents who he claims are reluctant to express themselves freely because...

    09/30/2014 at 9:48 AM
  • Child protection plan enhanced

    Child protection plan enhanced

    PRESS RELEASE (Government Information Service) - The Virgin Islands now has enhanced strategies for detecting and reporting child sexual abuse cases, following the Government of the Virgin Island’s participation in a sub-regional...

    09/30/2014 at 6:52 AM

 
  • Swimmers in action

    Swimmers in action

    PRESS RELEASE – Five swimmers from the Makos Swim Club got their 2014-2015 season started on a high note last weekend at the St Thomas Swimming Association’s appropriately named ‘September Kick Off’ meet. The meet...

    09/30/2014 at 5:10 AM
  • Fahie accused of not fulfilling sponsorship, Pickering also knocked

    Fahie accused of not fulfilling sponsorship, Pickering also knocked

    Two politicians - Deputy Premier Dr. Kedrick Pickering and Opposition member Andrew Fahie - are among persons and organizations whose level of financial support to the staging of the 2013 Festival is being questioned. The East End...

    09/29/2014 at 11:32 AM
  • INSPIRE BVI: The mechanic extraordinaire

    INSPIRE BVI: The mechanic extraordinaire

    “I realize that some young people are not learning a skill and, when they leave school, they don’t know what to do. They start to think about the guns and the quick money, and that sort of things,” said the self-styled mechanic...

    09/29/2014 at 11:30 AM

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  • Not for political gain – Fahie delivers motivational speech

    Not for political gain – Fahie delivers motivational speech

    During the annual back-to-school event held to motivate teachers, parents and students to take on the challenges of the school year, First District representative Andrew Fahie said it is critical that such events not be used as a political...

    09/29/2014 at 7:00 AM
  • Malone leaving London Office, to be replaced by Benito Wheatley

    Malone leaving London Office, to be replaced by Benito Wheatley

    The Director of the BVI London Office, Kedrick Malone, has decided to relinquish his position as of Tuesday September 30, BVI News Online understands. Malone, who held the position for roughly five years after his appointment in 2009,...

    09/28/2014 at 11:19 PM
  • Alleged church burglar goes to church, also charged for gun

    Alleged church burglar goes to church, also charged for gun

    After allegedly breaking into a church at West End in Tortola, Kijan Thomas has returned to the same sanctuary where he is now on a mission to right his wrong. The revelation came when the accused appeared before the Magistrate’s...

    09/28/2014 at 12:17 PM

 
  • OPINION: Visionary politics and 2016

    OPINION: Visionary politics and 2016

    By: Dickson Igwe (contributor) The following article is part of a series of stories on Virgin Islands politics and economics. It asks the question: what is the long term vision for the Virgin Islands in the run up to general elections...

    09/27/2014 at 9:45 AM
  • I want my prison lunch – Freeman

    I want my prison lunch – Freeman

    Jamal Freeman stirred belly-deep laughter inside the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday when he complained that it was his lunch hour at Her Majesty’s Prison, and he was about to miss out on the important meal of the day. Freeman’s...

    09/26/2014 at 1:56 PM
  • More water in November – Gov’t to start paying some $24M annually as BiWater starts water delivery

    More water in November – Gov’t to start paying some $24M annually as BiWater starts water delivery

    Based on a contract inherited from the former Virgin Islands Party government, the current administration said it will soon have to start forking out some $24 million each year to pay BiWater International for water, as well as to...

    09/26/2014 at 10:45 AM

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