• Guishard wants to see TV allegedly stolen

    Long Look resident Doyle Guishard, who was allegedly found in possession of a Samsung television set stolen from Maria’s By the Sea hotel in Road Town, has requested that the item be shown to him. He and a female, Dahinna De LaCruz, have been charged with handling stolen goods, in […]

    Guishard wants to see TV allegedly stolen
  • Tourist look-out spots get facelift

    A number of the most popular scenic tourist look-out spots on Tortola recently received a facelift through a clean-up programme initiated by the Ministry of Communications and Works, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Transportation Alliance (VITA) which was launched on October 29 with 20 members. The clean-up campaign was […]

    Tourist look-out spots get facelift
  • Free markets and the economics of see and saw

    By Dickson Igwe (contributor) A series of stories on Virgin Islands economics and politics urges visionary thinking from the country’s leaders. Possessing an appreciation of the importance of economics for policy making appears to be necessary for effective governance. The following article looks at the free market as a panacea […]

    Free markets and the economics of see and saw
  • Child dies at hospital

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Jelani Lettsome, 11, remained bedridden at Peebles Hospital in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for days while relatives made frantic efforts to have him flown to Puerto Rico for treatment after he complained about head pains. Administrative challenges overseas however thwarted all efforts, […]

    Child dies at hospital
  • I did not abandon her – Maduro fined for crash

    A driver, Javier Maduro, told the court this morning that on the day he struck down Asiyah Grant-Mahoney and left the scene, his intention was never to abandon her, but to seek help. He made the disclosure in the high Court shortly before Justice Nicola Byer imposed a suspended sentence […]

    I did not abandon her – Maduro fined for crash
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  • Jaw-bone breaker escapes prison
    Jaw-bone breaker escapes ...

    Kenyatta Boynes, who punched another man in the face and broke his jaw-bone, was fined $2,000 in the...

    11/21/2014 at 8:35 AM
  • BVI lauds Mapp, still wants friendship
    BVI lauds Mapp, still wan...

    Expressing hope that the long-standing relationship between the British Virgin Islands and the neighbouring...

    11/21/2014 at 8:34 AM
  • Prices gone down slightly, says premier
    Prices gone down slightly...

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The inflation rate in the British Virgin Islands has decreased...

    11/21/2014 at 8:33 AM
 

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  • Credit card used to book flights illegally?

    Credit card used to book flights illegally?

    Vibert Morgan on Thursday went on trial on a charge of theft, which stemmed from allegations that he used a man’s credit card to book two flights on LIAT Airline. The cost of the flights amounted to almost $1,000, the court heard. Additional...

    11/21/2014 at 8:30 AM
  • We faced a torrent of abuse – Premier

    We faced a torrent of abuse – Premier

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has claimed that his government faced a ‘torrent of abuse’ over the last three years while it tried to make the British Virgin Islands a better place to live,...

    11/21/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Obama delivers ‘good news’ to immigrants

    Obama delivers ‘good news’ to immigrants

    BBC- Millions of immigrants living illegally in the US will be allowed to apply for work permits under a major shake-up unveiled by President Barack Obama. They include immigrants who have been in the US for five years and have children...

    11/21/2014 at 7:21 AM

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

    ‘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...

    11/20/2014 at 4:59 PM
  • 42% of adults single or never married

    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...

    11/20/2014 at 3:17 PM
  • Freedom to borrow again by 2017 – Premier

    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...

    11/20/2014 at 9:21 AM

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  • Random targets in new telephone scam – FIA

    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...

    11/20/2014 at 9:00 AM
  • ARREST BLOTTER: November 9 to 15

    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,...

    11/20/2014 at 6:04 AM
  • BVI Casting for VI Model of the Year

    BVI Casting for VI Model of the Year

    PRESS RELEASE - If the terms ‘rip the runway’ and ‘sashay’ send you strutting, then you are just the person the panel is hoping to see at the British Virgin Islands (BVI) casting of the VI Model of the Year competition. In...

    11/20/2014 at 5:17 AM

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  • Jefferson charged in relation to murder of Francis

    Jefferson charged in relation to murder of Francis

    Jefferson Joseph has been accused of inciting another person to murder Melbourne Francis, who was gunned down in Long Look, Tortola, on May 9, 2013. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), in a brief news release this afternoon,...

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

    “We are upset” – Store owners on Main Street

    By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff Peeved over a decision by the authorities to relocate the annual ‘Christmas on Main Street’ celebratory event, persons who operate businesses along Main Street have signed a petition which...

    11/19/2014 at 4:01 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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