• 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, […]

    Gov’t reveals tax increases for water, work permit
  • 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 shortly […]

    FAHIE: More people have less, yet tax hike
  • 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’ all fees including those for landing. […]

    SWEET DEAL: Airline gets fee exemption, marketing
  • 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 […]

    Six wounded, two dead at political rally in Ja
  • 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 decision to […]

    Premier ‘agrees’ with findings about airline route

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  • 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...

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  • 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
  • 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...

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
  • Fewer contractors as gov’t cuts $50M road bill

    Fewer contractors as gov’t cuts $50M road bill

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool said measures – including the hiring of fewer private contractors – have been put in place to help reduce the $50 million that...

    02/04/2016 at 3:06 PM

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  • Two try to flee as $24m worth of cocaine is found

    Two try to flee as $24m worth of cocaine is found

    The two men who were nabbed during a major drug bust in the waters of the British Virgin Islands on the night of February 2 appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today and were remanded in custody. Twenty-four year-old Leshaughn...

    02/04/2016 at 1:21 PM
  • Chart: BVIEC says oil prices cut its rates sharply

    Chart: BVIEC says oil prices cut its rates sharply

    Electricity rates in the territory have declined ‘sharply’ over nearly the last two years, according to the BVI Electricity Corporation, which has noted that the decrease resulted from a massive fall in the cost of crude...

    02/04/2016 at 9:16 AM
  • No change to franchise policy -Margaritaville still coming

    No change to franchise policy -Margaritaville still coming

    While stating that Margaritaville Caribbean which is expected to start operating soon at Tortola Pier Park may be considered a franchise company in some regards, Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool has declared that...

    02/04/2016 at 7:54 AM

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  • Hoyte now the ‘face’ of youth affairs department

    Hoyte now the ‘face’ of youth affairs department

    Brent Hoyte, a full-time music teacher at the Elmore Stoutt High School, is now ‘the face’ of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports as part of efforts to bridge the gap between the state-owned agency and young people...

    02/04/2016 at 7:28 AM
  • Cruise line paying tax despite gov’t’s failure

    Cruise line paying tax despite gov’t’s failure

    Norwegian and Disney Cruise Lines have agreed to start paying the $15 tax for each of their passengers who comes into the British Virgin Islands, despite the cruise pier and landside development project not yet reaching its 90 percent...

    02/04/2016 at 7:00 AM
  • Where is your heart?

    Where is your heart?

    Key verse: “My heart also instructs me in the night seasons”. – Psalm 16:7 (NKJV) Recently, as the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day, I watched one of Dr. King’s impassioned speeches where he emphasized the state of...

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  • Two nabbed as law enforcers seize boat, cocaine

    Two nabbed as law enforcers seize boat, cocaine

    Two men have been arrested and a go-fast boat seized following the seizure of a quantity of cocaine in the British Virgin Islands last night, February 2. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), in confirming the drug bust to...

    02/03/2016 at 1:59 PM
  • Minister regrets secrecy at pier, flawed estimates

    Minister regrets secrecy at pier, flawed estimates

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While expressing regret that he did not earlier come public with pertinent information he knew from at least May 2014, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool yesterday admitted that the government’s...

    02/03/2016 at 10:26 AM
  • Police cagey about search for missing woman

    Police cagey about search for missing woman

    The disappearance of 22-year-old Hope Hill resident Nickera Smith has been slipping from public attention, and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is now saying very little about the case or the search it started. When contacted,...

    02/03/2016 at 9:58 AM