• Trump calls Trinidad about terrorism

    United States President Donald Trump has invited Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley to visit him in Washington; this while both leaders had a telephone conversation this week about what the White House called ‘shared priorities’. The White House, […]

    Trump calls Trinidad about terrorism
  • Doctors pull back, give hospital board more time

    Doctors have given the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) more time to address their plight regarding ‘discrepancies’ in the payments being made to members of staff. Vice-president of the BVI Medical Doctors Association Dr Craig Stoutt told BVI News […]

    Doctors pull back, give hospital board more time
  • No bad blood – WALWYN

    Minister of Culture Myron Walwyn said he has great confidence in the ability of the new chairman of the state-owned Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, adding that there is no animosity between himself and the immediate past chair. News […]

    No bad blood – WALWYN
  • Medics not afraid of being fired!

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The BVI Medical Doctors Association has dismissed suggestions that its members acted unethically and illegally when they participated in a ‘sick out’ in the Emergency Room at Peebles Hospital on Monday. It added […]

    Medics not afraid of being fired!
  • Browne sentenced for stealing employer’s coins

    Robert Browne, who reportedly stole coins amounting to thousands of dollars from his employer, was fined $2,000 in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo ordered him to pay the fine by August 21 or serve four months in prison. […]

    Browne sentenced for stealing employer’s coins

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    RVIPF marks 50 years with...

    The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will mark 50 years of existence as an independent constabulary...

    February 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM
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    An senior lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England has...

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  • 3 to be awarded BVI Badge of Honour

    3 to be awarded BVI Badge of Honour

    Governor John Duncan has announced that three persons will soon be awarded the BVI Badge of Honour. They are teacher and cultural scholar Dr Patricia Turnbull, philanthropist Rubena Matthias-Fraser, and sports enthusiast Terrance ‘Chino’...

    February 21, 2017 at 5:55 PM
  • Man captured in video slapped with 5 charges

    Man captured in video slapped with 5 charges

    A man captured in a widely circulated amateur video allegedly resisting arrest has been slapped with five charges. He is Jamoy Estridge, a British Virgin Islands native who resides at Freshwater Pond, Tortola. He has been granted $5,000...

    February 21, 2017 at 1:29 PM
  • Grant appointed to head festival committee

    Grant appointed to head festival committee

    Trefor Grant is the new chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, which oversees the staging of the Easter festival on Virgin Gorda and the emancipation festivities on Tortola. Minister responsible for culture Myron...

    February 21, 2017 at 9:56 AM
 
  • Tell the police your name, residents urged

    Tell the police your name, residents urged

    A police inspector, Smyrna Brewley, has found it fit to appeal for residents of the British Virgin Islands to understand that police officers have a right to ask any member of the public to state their name and address, as well as...

    February 21, 2017 at 9:41 AM
  • Boss gets 5 stitches after dispute with worker

    Boss gets 5 stitches after dispute with worker

    A garbage truck worker accused of stoning his boss while on the job has been brought before the Magistrate Court to answer to the offence. Long Bush Resident Kyle Gumbs pleaded not guilty to throwing missiles and common assault when...

    February 21, 2017 at 8:33 AM
  • Premier puts hospital board in ‘unstable’ position

    Premier puts hospital board in ‘unstable’ position

    Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie has accused the government headed by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith of leaving the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) in an ‘unstable and compromised’ position, which has resulted in...

    February 21, 2017 at 8:32 AM

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  • Williams-Sylvester appointed Court Manager

    Williams-Sylvester appointed Court Manager

    Annette Williams-Sylvester has been appointed Manager of the Magistrate’s Court in the British Virgin Islands. The appointment, which took effect on January 27, was made by Governor John Duncan, acting in accordance with advice from...

    February 21, 2017 at 8:10 AM
  • Teen sentenced for dissing police in Sea Cows Bay

    Teen sentenced for dissing police in Sea Cows Bay

    Juwan Richardson has been fined in the Magistrate’s Court for resisting arrest and threatening police. The 19-year-old was fined after he pleaded guilty to the offences when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo. He...

    February 21, 2017 at 8:08 AM
  • Gov’t urged to intervene in salary dispute

    Gov’t urged to intervene in salary dispute

    As the Board of Directors at the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) meets today in an attempt to settle a major salary dispute, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie has called for central government to become involved in the matter...

    February 21, 2017 at 7:35 AM
 
  • BVI suffering from ‘huge brain drain’

    BVI suffering from ‘huge brain drain’

    Sharie DeCastro, an educator, has raised concern that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been ‘suffering from a huge brain drain’. Brain drain, in this context, means that many highly trained or qualified people have...

    February 21, 2017 at 7:11 AM
  • ‘We are not machines!’ Medics protest at hospital

    ‘We are not machines!’ Medics protest at hospital

    Peebles Hospital had an usually low number of medical professionals this morning (February 20); this as some members of staff took on the role of patients in what appeared to be a ‘sick out’. The peaceful protest was against...

    February 20, 2017 at 2:45 PM
  • Job-seeking immigrants get 6 months in prison

    Job-seeking immigrants get 6 months in prison

    Three natives of the Dominican Republic were each sentenced to six months at Her Majesty’s Prison for illegal entry into the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Thirty-seven-year-old Rosa Jimenez, 38-year-old Victor De La Rosa, and 44-year-old...

    February 20, 2017 at 1:11 PM

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  • Traffic cop in fatal accident was taken to hospital

    Traffic cop in fatal accident was taken to hospital

    The best-known traffic cop in the British Virgin Islands was taken to Peebles Hospital after he was shaken up late Saturday evening during the motor-vehicle accident that claimed the life of Nathaniel Wheatley. The police officer,...

    February 20, 2017 at 10:40 AM
  • Dispute brews – Hospital pushed to review salaries

    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...

    February 20, 2017 at 8:10 AM
  • INSPIRE BVI: Barzey breaks glass ceiling in BVI

    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...

    February 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM
 
  • Medics illegally forced to sign contracts?

    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...

    February 20, 2017 at 7:58 AM
  • Darel Christopher – BVI’s first international professional cyclist

    Darel Christopher – BVI’s first international professional cyclist

    Darel Christopher Jr is the British Virgin Island’s first international professional cyclist. His licence has been sanctioned by the International Cycling Union. Minister responsible for sports Myron Walwyn said he is proud of the...

    February 20, 2017 at 7:44 AM
  • Doctor loses negligence case against hospital

    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...

    February 20, 2017 at 7:40 AM

 
  • Pickering attends small island symposium in Bahamas

    Pickering attends small island symposium in Bahamas

    Government Information Service (press release) – Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering is attending a three day Small Island Developing States symposium in Nassau,...

    February 20, 2017 at 7:13 AM
  • Seaborne announces changes in leadership

    Seaborne announces changes in leadership

    PRESS RELEASE – Sea Star Holdings Incorporated, parent company of Seaborne Airlines, has announced the appointment of Ben Munson as its Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Munson has worked in various commercial planning...

    February 20, 2017 at 6:06 AM
  • Wheatley dies in crash on Tortola

    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...

    February 18, 2017 at 10:49 PM