• ‘They coming!’ Video linked to cop shown in court

    The prosecution today (November 20) presented video evidence in which a female police constable, Starcy Huggins, allegedly warned suspects about a police operation to nab them. The footage shown in court was part of an approximately sixty-minute recording captured in a police vehicle on the date of the operation, November […]

    ‘They coming!’ Video linked to cop shown in court
  • 42% of adults single or never married

    Persons classified as being ‘single/never married’ make up just over 42% of the total adult population of the British Virgin Islands, according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census report, which was tabled this week in the House of Assembly. Also noteworthy is the fact that 49% of the territory’s […]

    42% of adults single or never married
  • Freedom to borrow again by 2017 – Premier

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The government said it is on target to regaining greater autonomy by the year 2017, and – by then – should no longer have to get approval from the United Kingdom before being able to borrow relatively large sums. To facilitate such financial […]

    Freedom to borrow again by 2017 – Premier
  • Random targets in new telephone scam – FIA

    The Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued a public advisory for residents of the British Virgin Islands to be mindful of what it said is a telephone scam that emerged recently. “The scam is being perpetrated randomly via telephone,” the agency said. It further stated that the scam is initiated […]

    Random targets in new telephone scam – FIA
  • ARREST BLOTTER: November 9 to 15

    By the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force TAKING CONVEYANCE On 11-11-2014 at 1425hrs – Police arrested and charged a 14-year-old male of Millionaire Street, Virgin Gorda with two counts of Taking Conveyance without Authority, Driving Conveyance without Authority, Using Conveyance without Authority and Criminal Damage. BREACH OF PROTECTION ORDER 1. […]

    ARREST BLOTTER: November 9 to 15
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  • BVI Casting for VI Model of the Year
    BVI Casting for VI Model ...

    PRESS RELEASE - If the terms ‘rip the runway’ and ‘sashay’ send you strutting, then you are just...

    11/20/2014 at 5:17 AM
  • Jefferson charged in relation to murder of Francis
    Jefferson charged in rela...

    Jefferson Joseph has been accused of inciting another person to murder Melbourne Francis, who was gunned...

    11/19/2014 at 5:42 PM
  • “We are upset” – Store owners on Main Street
    “We are upset” – Store ow...

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Peeved over a decision by the authorities to relocate the annual...

    11/19/2014 at 4:01 PM
 

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  • 32 counts – Penn charged with theft, forgery

    32 counts – Penn charged with theft, forgery

    Deryck Penn has been arrested and charged with eight counts of theft, eight counts of forgery, eight counts of obtaining property with forged document, and eight counts of uttering forged documents. The Royal Virgin Islands Police...

    11/19/2014 at 4:00 PM
  • Christmas on Main Street to be relocated

    Christmas on Main Street to be relocated

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The annual celebration dubbed ‘Christmas on Main Street’ will this year be relocated to Wichams Cay in the vicinity of the BVI Tourist Board, according to City Manager Janice Brathwaite-Edwards,...

    11/19/2014 at 4:00 PM
  • $100m would be required to scrap BiWater contract

    $100m would be required to scrap BiWater contract

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While raising concern that the territory will soon be left at the mercy of BiWater International regarding the provision of potable water, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool on Monday disclosed that...

    11/19/2014 at 3:05 PM

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  • Mother charged with cruelty to a child

    Mother charged with cruelty to a child

    A mother from the West End area of Tortola has been charged with cruelty to a child based on allegations that she beat her 17-year-old daughter, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has confirmed. The woman, whose name is being with-held...

    11/19/2014 at 1:02 PM
  • Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Tonge-Fenton

    Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Tonge-Fenton

    Confessions of an Entrepreneur is a series of articles by Barnes PR highlighting entrepreneurs throughout the Virgin Islands as the Territory joins the world in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014. Being a strong person is...

    11/19/2014 at 12:01 PM
  • PHOTOS: Culinary Weekend

    PHOTOS: Culinary Weekend

    It was a sizzling affair in the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park in Road Town last Friday when local and international chefs showed off their culinary prowess in a heated cook-off competition. The competition was part of the...

    11/19/2014 at 8:00 AM

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  • Man accused of stealing shoes

    Man accused of stealing shoes

    A man who reportedly stole a pair of Nike sneakers from People’s Shoes Store in Road Town was denied bail when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, November 18. Ivan Govia is facing charges of theft and disorderly...

    11/19/2014 at 7:00 AM
  • Premier overlooked the ‘little man’ – Opposition

    Premier overlooked the ‘little man’ – Opposition

    Members of the Opposition have claimed that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. D. Orlando Smith, in his budget presentation on Monday, not only failed to address some of the more pressing issues affecting persons at the grass-root...

    11/19/2014 at 6:37 AM
  • BVI Ports Authority hosts ‘Department Challenge’

    BVI Ports Authority hosts ‘Department Challenge’

    PRESS RELEASE: The annual British Virgin Islands Ports Authority ‘Department Challenge’ recently concluded with Service Ambassadors in the Human Resources Department rising to the top as overall winners, but with all employees...

    11/19/2014 at 6:23 AM

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  • New governor for USVI, Ken Mapp

    New governor for USVI, Ken Mapp

    US Virgin Islands - Ken Mapp, an Independent, won a decisive victory over long-time Congressional Delegate Donna Christensen, a Democrat, in a runoff for the Governorship of the US Virgin Islands (USVI). Unofficial election results...

    11/19/2014 at 6:12 AM
  • Marlon Penn league results

    Marlon Penn league results

    Action in the Marlon Penn Women’s Nine-a-side League played at Greenland in East End, Tortola, on Sunday (November 16) saw the Ballstarz hold off a concerted and tenacious challenge from the Under-15 Girls team to record a narrow...

    11/19/2014 at 5:49 AM
  • Guyanese outnumber other expats – Census

    Guyanese outnumber other expats – Census

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Results from the 2010 Virgin Islands Population and Housing Census have shown that 61% of the territory’s population was born overseas, and most expatriates are from Guyana, followed by St....

    11/18/2014 at 12:42 PM
 
  • Situation at ESHS being sensationalized – Walwyn

    Situation at ESHS being sensationalized – Walwyn

    While stating that the situation at Elmore Stoutt High (ESHS) is sometimes ‘sensationalized’ for unknown reasons, Education Minister Myron Walwyn has outlined a slew of measures aimed at improving security and other conditions...

    11/18/2014 at 8:27 AM
  • Crime trying to raise its head, Premier laments

    Crime trying to raise its head, Premier laments

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Declaring that his administration will not tolerate criminality which he said is trying to raise its head in the British Virgin Islands, Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith yesterday stated that the...

    11/18/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Policy regarding customs duties to change again

    Policy regarding customs duties to change again

    The government has announced that, in relation to goods being brought into the territory, it will stop charging duties based on Freight on Board (FOB), as opposed to Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF). The formula was changed back in...

    11/18/2014 at 7:50 AM

 
  • Malone appointed head of IFC

    Malone appointed head of IFC

    PRESS RELEASE (GIS) – Mr. Kedrick Malone has been appointed as the new Executive Director in the BVI International Finance Centre, effective November 17, 2014 to December 31, 2015. The appointment was confirmed by His Excellency...

    11/18/2014 at 7:14 AM
  • Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Kedreana Parson

    Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Kedreana Parson

    Confessions of an Entrepreneur is a series of articles by Barnes PR highlighting entrepreneurs throughout the Virgin Islands as the Territory joins the world in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014. When most people lose their...

    11/18/2014 at 6:41 AM
  • Tax dodgers targeted; $311m budget presented

    Tax dodgers targeted; $311m budget presented

    While announcing a $311 million budget for next year in the House of Assembly today, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. D. Orlando Smith indicated that the authorities will become more aggressive regarding the collection of taxes,...

    11/17/2014 at 4:07 PM

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  • VIP gov’t debt paid off; Water rates to hike – Premier

    VIP gov’t debt paid off; Water rates to hike – Premier

    Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith said his government’s fiscal plans have been significantly affected by the repayment of all the debts amassed by the former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, adding...

    11/17/2014 at 1:36 PM
  • Maduro pleads guilty to reckless driving

    Maduro pleads guilty to reckless driving

    Javier Maduro who is accused of hitting down female jogger Asiyah Grant-Mahoney shortly before day-break earlier this year has pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Maduro made the plea when he appeared before Justice Nicola Byer in...

    11/17/2014 at 12:05 PM
  • INSPIRE BVI: Ex-con with two businesses, T. Henley

    INSPIRE BVI: Ex-con with two businesses, T. Henley

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Following a guilty verdict handed by a nine-member jury, Tifern Henley stood in the High Court on July 9, 2007 and listened as the judge sent him to prison for seven years. The years of incarceration...

    11/17/2014 at 8:40 AM