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  • 3 Bands Standing – Showtime not in road march
    3 Bands Standing – Showti...

    Showtime Band will not participate in the upcoming road march competition, leaving the battle up to only...

    07/29/2015 at 7:39 AM
  • PHOTOS: Lake happy to get her ‘flowers’ now
    PHOTOS: Lake happy to get...

    With a pair of scissors in hand, a smiling Patsy Lake cut the ribbon placed across the relatively...

    07/29/2015 at 6:42 AM
  • Eight athletes off to Canada
    Eight athletes off to Can...

    BVI ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION (press release) - Eight athletes, seven home-based and one overseas, are set...

    07/29/2015 at 5:53 AM
 

 
  • Minimum wage report submitted, said to be fair

    Minimum wage report submitted, said to be fair

    Labour Minister Dr Kedrick Pickering has promised to act promptly on the recommendation submitted to him last week Friday by the committee that was set up to examine the current minimum wage which, for about a decade, has been $4...

    07/28/2015 at 6:35 PM
  • Wawlyn applauds move to curtail free speech in parliament

    Wawlyn applauds move to curtail free speech in parliament

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has applauded Antigua and Barbuda for its recent passing of a The Defamation Act, which prohibits absolute privilege by parliamentarians when speaking in the House of Assembly. Parliamentary privilege...

    07/28/2015 at 3:47 PM
  • Concerns heighten as another vehicle burns

    Concerns heighten as another vehicle burns

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff There are growing concerns about the number of vehicles bursting into flames in the British Virgin Islands, especially on a section of Tortola known as Windy Hill. The latest in a series of such...

    07/28/2015 at 12:52 PM

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  • Lake names group, wants honour for O’Neal, Smith

    Lake names group, wants honour for O’Neal, Smith

    While supporting a recent call for Peebles Hospital to be renamed in honour of Premier Dr D Orlando Smith, businesswoman and cultural ambassador Patsy Lake last evening (July 27) named a three-member group that she thinks should be...

    07/28/2015 at 11:13 AM
  • Owners of heavy duty equipment getting a beating

    Owners of heavy duty equipment getting a beating

    The local market for heavy duty equipment has become over-saturated and is resulting in persons having to be dropping their prices to the extent that they may soon be forced out of business, according to aspiring politician and contractor...

    07/28/2015 at 10:08 AM
  • Hand signals now optional as DMV transitions

    Hand signals now optional as DMV transitions

    The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced a number of changes that have been implemented, including the fact that persons no longer have to do hand signals during the practical exams. Also, the Department said it has implemented...

    07/28/2015 at 6:39 AM

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  • Obama warns African leaders who refuse to quit

    Obama warns African leaders who refuse to quit

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) – Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end “the cancer of corruption”, in the first ever address to the African Union by...

    07/28/2015 at 4:27 AM
  • High-risk inmate transferred after standoff with cops

    High-risk inmate transferred after standoff with cops

    A high-risk inmate nabbed in the British Virgin Islands has been transferred from the Road Town Police Station to Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut after he allegedly became uncontrollable and had a relatively lengthy and terrifying...

    07/27/2015 at 4:15 PM
  • Rajah Smith to build small hotel on JVD

    Rajah Smith to build small hotel on JVD

    Young businessman and apartment owner Rajah Smith is venturing into the tourism business with a small hotel to be built on his home island, Jost Van Dyke (JVD). The former political candidate, who unsuccessfully contested the recent...

    07/27/2015 at 1:14 PM

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  • INSPIRE BVI: The most successful local boxer

    INSPIRE BVI: The most successful local boxer

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Andrew Lettsome Jr, with less than a year of professional training, is said to have become the most successful boxer ever produced in the British Virgin Islands. His first big victory came in...

    07/27/2015 at 1:00 PM
  • Why former politician was freed of gun charges

    Why former politician was freed of gun charges

    Irene Penn-O’Neal, who refused to even accept a legal gun while she was a member of the House of Assembly, did not appear inconsistent, shaken or stirred while giving testimony in the just-concluded trial that stemmed from the discovery...

    07/27/2015 at 11:11 AM
  • DPP denies being NDP; hints at VIP candidate

    DPP denies being NDP; hints at VIP candidate

    Director of Public Prosecutions Wayne Rajbansie went on a tirade during a meeting with media personnel on Friday, declaring that he is not afraid to prosecute politicians, and emphasizing that the one prosecuted under his watch so...

    07/27/2015 at 11:00 AM

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  • No ‘second best’ for God

    No ‘second best’ for God

    “Behold, I send you out into the world as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” – Matthew 10:16 The Spirit-breathed word is clear: “God does not accept second best”. And the...

    07/27/2015 at 8:07 AM
  • WINNERS: Caden Fahie and Doddrea Ephraim

    WINNERS: Caden Fahie and Doddrea Ephraim

    Caden Fahie and Doddrea Ephraim outshone the field of contestants on Sunday evening (July 26), and were crowned the BVI Prince and Princess 2015. Ephraim was the clear crowd favourite throughout the evening, with patrons at the Multi-Purpose...

    07/27/2015 at 7:33 AM
  • Patrons whipped into frenzy, sent to make babies

    Patrons whipped into frenzy, sent to make babies

    Swinging expertly from one tempo to the next, Jamaican Reggae/Dancehall artiste Christopher Martin steered hundreds of captivated patrons through his performance at Insomnia, hosted at the Festival Village in Road Town by KT Productions. Even...

    07/27/2015 at 7:09 AM

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  • High cost of governance not a surprise – Duncan

    High cost of governance not a surprise – Duncan

    The high cost of governance in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) should surprise none, as many of the procedures in place are antiquated and need to be urgently revamped. That is the position held by Governor John Duncan, who has since...

    07/27/2015 at 6:58 AM
  • Whitney Houston’s daughter dies at 22

    Whitney Houston’s daughter dies at 22

    British Broadcasting Corporation - Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said. Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family and was “finally...

    07/27/2015 at 6:44 AM
  • Sol promises major investment, celebrates 10 years

    Sol promises major investment, celebrates 10 years

    Promising to undertake further investments locally in infrastructure and social responsibility, Sol Petroleum Group last week Friday celebrated 10 years since it took over the operation of Shell Gas in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)....

    07/27/2015 at 6:16 AM

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  • Two accidents on Tortola

    Two accidents on Tortola

    There were two motor vehicle accidents in different sections of Tortola today, July 25. One of the crashed motor vehicles was spotted in the Hope Hill area, but BVI News Online has been informed that no one was on the scene when police...

    07/25/2015 at 5:30 PM
  • Research pushes Pernis into beauty market

    Research pushes Pernis into beauty market

    Pernis Malone said careful research prompted her to venture into the beauty supply market; a longtime plan which turned reality yesterday with the grand opening of Sunbloom Beauty Supply in Pockwood Pond, Tortola. The new store has...

    07/25/2015 at 4:39 PM
  • When in Rome

    When in Rome

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Cultural tolerance and integration are crucial factors in the maintenance of both national and international peace and harmony. However, there are limits to what a dominant culture will accept. Ultimately,...

    07/25/2015 at 10:13 AM

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