• Dispute brews – Hospital pushed to review salaries

    The BVI Medical Doctors Association is fuming over what it said is the government’s delay in addressing the ‘discrepancies’ in compensation being made to different medical practitioners employed to the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public […]

    Dispute brews – Hospital pushed to review salaries
  • INSPIRE BVI: Barzey breaks glass ceiling in BVI

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Since being involved in the Red Cross Society back in secondary school, Tashima Barzey realised relatively early what she wanted to do with her life. Help people. Not only has she achieved that […]

    INSPIRE BVI: Barzey breaks glass ceiling in BVI
  • Medics illegally forced to sign contracts?

    The state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public health facilities in the British Virgin Islands, is being accused of breaking the law by allegedly forcing medical practitioners to sign contracts under ‘duress’. The claim is being made […]

    Medics illegally forced to sign contracts?
  • Doctor loses negligence case against hospital

    The High Court has dismissed a case of negligence that a former patient of Peebles Hospital, Dr Rawle Hannibal, filed against the management of the state-owned facility after he suffered a stroke in 2012. Justice Vicki Ann Ellis, in her […]

    Doctor loses negligence case against hospital
  • Wheatley dies in crash on Tortola

    A man identified as Nathaniel Wheatley died when the vehicle he was driving careened off the roadway in Slaney, Tortola, and landed in the sea late Saturday afternoon, February 18. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), which did not […]

    Wheatley dies in crash on Tortola

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  • The church of compromise
    The church of compromise

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The Modern Christian Church is suffering the severe trauma of having to...

    February 18, 2017 at 10:52 AM
  • Rescue operation underway for 5 fishermen
    Rescue operation underway...

    A rescue operation is said to be underway for five fishermen from the British Virgin Islands whose vessel...

    February 17, 2017 at 2:56 PM
  • ‘I HAVE A HEART’ – Magistrate gives woman 4 months
    ‘I HAVE A HEART’ – Magist...

    While sentencing a tearful woman to four months imprisonment, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday...

    February 17, 2017 at 8:40 AM
 

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  • EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

    EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

    The Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Police Station does not open 24/7; that’s the declaration Governor John Duncan made today in response to an alleged victim of vandalism who saw no one when he went to the station to make a report shortly...

    February 17, 2017 at 8:17 AM
  • Premier visits centenarian Christalia Hodge

    Premier visits centenarian Christalia Hodge

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made a special visit to centenarian Christalia Idalia Hodge yesterday (February 16) at her home in Huntum’s Ghut, Tortola. He said it was his sincere pleasure to make the visit, and do his part in acknowledging...

    February 17, 2017 at 8:13 AM
  • BVI announces task force to study fallout from Brexit

    BVI announces task force to study fallout from Brexit

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that he will establish a task-force to examine the implications Brexit will have for the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Brexit is the process by which Britain is seeking to leave the European...

    February 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM
 
  • Man sentenced to 6 months for cutlass attack

    Man sentenced to 6 months for cutlass attack

    Treh Williams has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and another six months imprisonment for being armed with an offensive weapon. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered that both...

    February 17, 2017 at 7:57 AM
  • Vanterpool: Consider the governor’s criticism

    Vanterpool: Consider the governor’s criticism

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said the governor acted inappropriately when he criticized the government during a public event this month. But Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool wants the government to seriously consider...

    February 17, 2017 at 7:24 AM
  • Premier mulls review of ‘marijuana’ punishment

    Premier mulls review of ‘marijuana’ punishment

    Members of the British Virgin Islands government are engaged in discussions regarding a possible review of powers facilitating the imprisonment of persons for – among other things – smoking marijuana. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith...

    February 17, 2017 at 6:52 AM

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  • CCT school tour in full swing

    CCT school tour in full swing

    PRESS RELEASE – For the month of February, schools around the Virgin Islands have been welcoming CCT and its highly energetic motivational tour. The ‘CCT Live, Laugh, Love Unlimited Tour’ is part of the company’s...

    February 17, 2017 at 6:20 AM
  • A year later: Minister still touts TPP investment

    A year later: Minister still touts TPP investment

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool said there is good reason to celebrate today – the first full year since the delayed opening of the state-owned Tortola Pier Park (TPP). He...

    February 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • BVI bands getting waiver for carnival in USVI

    BVI bands getting waiver for carnival in USVI

    Bands from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will be granted permission to enter the US Virgin Islands (USVI) to perform at the 2017 USVI Carnival Village. But the service of the BVI bands much be requested by the neighbouring territory. The...

    February 16, 2017 at 2:55 PM
 
  • Fahie pleads guilty to gun offence; back in custody

    Fahie pleads guilty to gun offence; back in custody

    Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has ordered that Arian Fahie be put back in custody; this after he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm. Fahie was previously granted bail by another magistrate. The 21-year-old was charged...

    February 16, 2017 at 1:31 PM
  • North West eyes $5M profit annually in BVI

    North West eyes $5M profit annually in BVI

    The North West Company has announced that it would have spent just under $40 million to control majority shares in Roadtown Wholesale Trading (RTT) located in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). RTT is a privately-held company with...

    February 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Pregnant woman fined; steals co-worker’s phone

    Pregnant woman fined; steals co-worker’s phone

    A pregnant woman who stole her co-worker’s $1,000 cellular phone four days after he purchased it has been fined $3,000 for theft. Nineteen-year-old Khalisha Stoutt will serve six months in prison if she does not pay the fine by August...

    February 16, 2017 at 7:58 AM

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  • Fulfilling a demand – Bougainvillea launches urgent care services

    Fulfilling a demand – Bougainvillea launches urgent care services

    Dr Heskith Vanterpool is taking a second shot at the provision of urgent care services locally because he thinks there is a demand for such services, which include catering to people with cardiac problems as well as those who need...

    February 16, 2017 at 7:48 AM
  • Potter impressed with North West; not gov’t delay

    Potter impressed with North West; not gov’t delay

    Executive Chairman of Roadtown Wholesale Trading (RTT) Simon Potter said he does not think the North West Company will ‘make a quick profit and move out’ of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), adding that the government took...

    February 16, 2017 at 7:46 AM
  • Four charged with illegal entry after sea operation

    Four charged with illegal entry after sea operation

    After searching a vessel they had spotted near the Police Marine Base on Tortola, law enforcers this month nabbed five persons and charged four with illegal entry. Three of those charged are from the Dominican Republic, and the other...

    February 16, 2017 at 6:25 AM
 
  • NBA invites two locals to global basketball camp

    NBA invites two locals to global basketball camp

    PRESS RELEASE: Digicel is pleased to announce that the NBA has invited Mahkayla Pickering and Shauliqua Fahie to its third annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global camp in New Orleans. Mahkayla and Shauliqua advanced to New York...

    February 16, 2017 at 6:20 AM
  • Farmers Week delayed until November – Pickering

    Farmers Week delayed until November – Pickering

    Government Information Service (press release) – The annual Agricultural Exhibitions also called Farmers Week will be held in November. Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick Pickering...

    February 16, 2017 at 6:15 AM
  • BVI Airways announces major deal with local firm

    BVI Airways announces major deal with local firm

    BVI Airways has entered into a partnership with Platinum (BVI) Services Limited headed by Pati Romney for the handling of its ground operations. Platinum Services will be responsible for the provision of customer service agents and...

    February 15, 2017 at 12:52 PM

 
  • Woman burglar gets 9-month suspended sentence

    Woman burglar gets 9-month suspended sentence

    The 28-year-old woman who burgled her ex-roommate’s house and stole nearly $9,000 has been handed a nine-month suspended sentence in the Magistrate’s Court. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered that the sentence be suspended...

    February 15, 2017 at 12:47 PM
  • Expat nabbed 5 years after stealing $21K, leaving

    Expat nabbed 5 years after stealing $21K, leaving

    A native of the Commonwealth of Dominica who reportedly stole more than $20,000 from his employer before he left the British Virgin Islands has been hauled before the Magistrate’s Court. Edmund Abel returned to the territory some...

    February 15, 2017 at 8:47 AM
  • BVI to give ‘something’ for new water deal

    BVI to give ‘something’ for new water deal

    Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool has disclosed that Government will have to give something in return for re-negotiation of the controversial contract signed with BiWater – a move that he yesterday revealed would...

    February 15, 2017 at 8:19 AM