• BVIAA contradicts premier, not suing BVI Airways

    Contrary to a declaration made by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith in the territory’s parliament a few days ago, the BVI Airports Authority today (February 9) issued a media release through the Government Information Service saying it does not have […]

    BVIAA contradicts premier, not suing BVI Airways
  • Caines ‘nags’ minister to help curb school theft

    Thieves breaking into Joyce Samuel Primary School and carting off valuable resources have caught the attention of Sixth District representative Alvera Maduro-Canes, who has called for something to be done about the issue urgently. Maduro-Canes, in the House of Assembly […]

    Caines ‘nags’ minister to help curb school theft
  • Human skull found behind store on Main Street

    A human skull has been discovered behind a store on Main Street, Tortola, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Law enforcers said the skull has been submitted for forensic examination to be done, but they made it […]

    Human skull found behind store on Main Street
  • I dare anyone say funds for projects were wasted!

    While noting that there will this year be ‘high expenditure’ regarding expansion of the runway at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday admitted that the major infrastructural projects done under his administration so far have […]

    I dare anyone say funds for projects were wasted!
  • Fraser appeals for Mark to get more resources

    Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has called for the territory’s premier to provide Works Minister Mark Vanterpool with resources needed to remedy the current water distribution crisis, adding that too many broken pipes are in the territory, and workmen […]

    Fraser appeals for Mark to get more resources

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  • ‘I wonder if we are doing enough for our people’
    ‘I wonder if we are doing...

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While noting that she sometimes wonder if political representatives...

    02/09/2016 at 11:19 AM
  • PHOTO OF THE DAY: ‘A common rock’
    PHOTO OF THE DAY: ‘A comm...

    They often trade verbal barbs in the House of Assembly, but lawmakers Andrew Fahie (left) and Myron...

    02/09/2016 at 8:25 AM
  • Premier still hiring audit firm, says no interference
    Premier still hiring audi...

    Minister of Finance and Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday promised not to interfere with an audit...

    02/09/2016 at 7:34 AM
 

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  • Full speech: Turnbull vows to deliver more

    Full speech: Turnbull vows to deliver more

    While cautioning naysayers not to doubt his ability to fulfill the plethora of promises he has made to the Second Electoral District which he represents in the House of Assembly, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull used a platform over the...

    02/09/2016 at 5:02 AM
  • King-makers

    King-makers

    Key verse: “Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations…Give us a king to judge us’…So Samuel prayed to the Lord”. – 1 Samuel 8:5-6 (NKJV) The Old Testament account of how kings were made shows it was not by royal...

    02/09/2016 at 5:00 AM
  • FAHIE: More people have less, yet tax hike

    FAHIE: More people have less, yet tax hike

    Opposition member Andrew Fahie has lamented the announcement that a number of new tax measures and fee increases are in the offing for the territory’s taxpayers, at a time when many are facing harsh economic times. His comments came...

    02/08/2016 at 2:05 PM

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  • Gov’t reveals tax increases for water, work permit

    Gov’t reveals tax increases for water, work permit

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has announced new tax measures which will see persons this year paying more for – among other things – work permits and water supply. He stated that the new tax measures, as...

    02/08/2016 at 12:18 PM
  • SWEET DEAL: Airline gets fee exemption, marketing

    SWEET DEAL: Airline gets fee exemption, marketing

    In addition to marketing BVI Airways and providing it with special immigration and importation privileges, the government will be required to give up applicable taxes, as well as have the BVI Airports Authority ‘abate’...

    02/08/2016 at 9:38 AM
  • Premier ‘agrees’ with findings about airline route

    Premier ‘agrees’ with findings about airline route

    Castleton Holdings – the firm given the right to source an airline to operate between the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Miami in the United States – actually helped with the feasibility study that influenced the BVI government’s...

    02/08/2016 at 7:59 AM

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  • BVI announces $330 million budget

    BVI announces $330 million budget

    At a time when the government is complaining that things are ‘tight’ on the economic front, and is again being accused of gross mismanagement of public funds, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith presented...

    02/08/2016 at 7:50 AM
  • Haiti president steps down without successor in place

    Haiti president steps down without successor in place

    BBC News - Haiti’s President Michel Martelly has stepped down at the end of his term amid tension over how he is to be replaced. No successor has yet been chosen as opposition supporters challenge a deal to select an interim...

    02/08/2016 at 7:00 AM
  • Roadside vendors told to register, become licensed

    Roadside vendors told to register, become licensed

    Government Information Service - Roadside vendors and owners of food establishments are reminded that they are to be registered and licensed in order to operate within the Territory. Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mrs....

    02/08/2016 at 6:11 AM

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  • Six wounded, two dead at political rally in Ja

    Six wounded, two dead at political rally in Ja

    Radio Jamaica - The St. James police have revealed that the two men who were killed on Sunday night during the mass rally held by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay were both members of gangs in Flanker. Six...

    02/08/2016 at 5:29 AM
  • Zika: Puerto Rico declares state of emergency

    Zika: Puerto Rico declares state of emergency

    ABC NEWS, USA - Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency due to the ongoing Zika virus outbreak. The U.S. territory has at least 22 people who have been reported to have been infected with the Zika virus, health officials said. The...

    02/07/2016 at 7:32 AM
  • Virgin Islands funny tale: ‘Hail Country Bumpkin!’

    Virgin Islands funny tale: ‘Hail Country Bumpkin!’

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The following story is part of an anthology of short stories titled Funny Tales of the Virgin Islands: the adventures of a West Indian Villager Now, once upon a time on the Lesser Antillean paradise island...

    02/07/2016 at 5:43 AM

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  • Woman claims last name kills her job chances

    Woman claims last name kills her job chances

    While noting a case in which a person alleged being the victim of discriminated during a job interview because of her last name, government lawmaker Alvera Maduro-Caines expressed shock that last names are still being considered when...

    02/05/2016 at 3:43 PM
  • Gov’t suing BVI Airways despite investment

    Gov’t suing BVI Airways despite investment

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Less than a month after he announced his administration’s decision to pump $7 million into the privately owned BVI Airways, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith said an entity...

    02/05/2016 at 3:00 PM
  • BVI men losing wives to wealthier foreigners – Fahie

    BVI men losing wives to wealthier foreigners – Fahie

    Opposition member Andrew Fahie has sounded the warning that, due to what he considers to be the harsh economic condition facing the British Virgin Islands, a number of local men have been losing their wives to foreigners who comes...

    02/05/2016 at 11:45 AM

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  • Stop being negative! Walwyn slams critics of pier project

    Stop being negative! Walwyn slams critics of pier project

    While noting that he supports an audit into the controversial cruise pier/park project to ensure any mistake possibly made is not repeated in future projects such as the expansion of the airport runway at Beef Island, Minister of Education...

    02/05/2016 at 10:00 AM
  • National debt is $141M, unpaid invoices $13M

    National debt is $141M, unpaid invoices $13M

    The spotlight was turned on the state of the territory’s finances last evening as Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith indicated that the national debt grew to $141.12 million at the end of last year, and the unpaid...

    02/05/2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Fahie wants freeze on VG work permits, land sale

    Fahie wants freeze on VG work permits, land sale

    Opposition member Andrew Fahie has called on the government to immediately put a halt on work permits issuance to foreigners seeking jobs on Virgin Gorda, and to also immediately stop the sale of land to non-BVIslanders fon that island. Fahie...

    02/05/2016 at 7:35 AM

 
  • BVI now heading group of Overseas Territories

    BVI now heading group of Overseas Territories

    BVI London Office Director Benito Wheatley was unanimously elected Chairman of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (U-KOTA) on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands on January 25, the Government Information...

    02/05/2016 at 6:57 AM
  • Penn pledges support to build small businesses

    Penn pledges support to build small businesses

    Government Information Service (GIS) - Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion, Honourable Marlon A. Penn is eager to see greater awareness of local entrepreneurs to promote investment in the Territory, especially inward...

    02/05/2016 at 6:50 AM
  • Parents of missing woman appeal; ports checked

    Parents of missing woman appeal; ports checked

    A week after their daughter went missing, the parents of 22-year-old Hope Hill resident Nickera Smith have come forward with an appeal for help in locating their loved one who lived with them up to the time she disappeared. “We are...

    02/04/2016 at 7:00 PM

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