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  • Lawyer wants stabber to do community service
    Lawyer wants stabber to d...

    The attorney representing convicted stabber Irene Mars has called for her to be given a non-custodial...

    07/03/2015 at 10:25 AM
  • Five to be cut from Calypso clash
    Five to be cut from Calyp...

    Five persons interested in dethroning 2014 Calypso Monarch Sistah Joyce will not get the chance to even...

    07/03/2015 at 9:24 AM
  • Give graduates and summer job seekers a chance
    Give graduates and summer...

    Employers throughout the British Virgin Islands have been urged to make an extra effort to employ students...

    07/03/2015 at 8:00 AM
 

 
  • USVI to legalize same-sex marriages

    USVI to legalize same-sex marriages

    By Jonathan Austin (Daily News Staff) United States Virgin islands (USVI), DAILY NEWS – Government House said Wednesday that attorneys are working to sculpt the governor’s executive order to address marriage equality in...

    07/03/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • Scotia announces new managing director

    Scotia announces new managing director

    Scotiabank in the British Virgin Islands has announced the appointment of Sarah Hobbs as its new managing director, who will operate from the institution’s Road Town location. As managing director, she is responsible for developing,...

    07/03/2015 at 7:16 AM
  • Marijuana is most popular drug among criminals

    Marijuana is most popular drug among criminals

    KINGSTON, Jamaica Observer — Research Analyst at the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Uki Atkinson, is reporting that marijuana is the most prevalent drug used by convicted and remand inmates across seven Caribbean countries. Citing...

    07/03/2015 at 6:20 AM

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  • Stoutt, Ortiz found guilty in gun case

    Stoutt, Ortiz found guilty in gun case

    Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday (July 1) handed down guilty verdicts in the gun case involving Antonio Stoutt and Edwin Ortiz. She also described the two men’s testimonies as woefully inadequate and riddled with inconsistencies. Ortiz...

    07/02/2015 at 5:00 PM
  • Four Dom Rep nationals charged for gun

    Four Dom Rep nationals charged for gun

    Four nationals of the Dominican Republic have been arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited firearm and unlawful possession of explosives. BVI News Online has been informed that the men – all related – reside on...

    07/02/2015 at 3:32 PM
  • Premier attending Caricom meeting

    Premier attending Caricom meeting

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D. Orlando Smith is away from the territory attending the 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in Barbados. It is not often that meetings...

    07/02/2015 at 10:51 AM

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  • Letty appeals drug conviction; sentencing put off

    Letty appeals drug conviction; sentencing put off

    While suggesting that she expects a lengthy court battle, a magistrate this morning (July 2) postponed the sentencing of Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge whose lawyer has filed an appeal against her drug conviction. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo,...

    07/02/2015 at 10:27 AM
  • Primary students to also do community service

    Primary students to also do community service

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Education Minister Myron Walwyn has announced that a number of new initiatives will be implemented in public schools over the next four years, including the introduction of the National Citizen...

    07/02/2015 at 8:11 AM
  • I am comfortable, not being harassed – Baronville

    I am comfortable, not being harassed – Baronville

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Described as an action woman, recently appointed chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Kishma Baronville said she is comfortable and is not being harassed by any government...

    07/02/2015 at 7:58 AM

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  • Social Security turns 35!

    Social Security turns 35!

    Today, July 2, the Social Security Board (SSB) is celebrating exactly 35 years in operation, and the statutory body is preparing to further celebrate the milestone. The SSB commenced on July 2, 1980 to provide social and economic...

    07/02/2015 at 7:54 AM
  • Drug bust at airport

    Drug bust at airport

    The Customs Department said its officers have seized over six pounds of marijuana imported into the British Virgin Islands through a courier service. The drug bust was made on Friday, June 19, at the Terrance B. Lettsome International...

    07/02/2015 at 7:50 AM
  • Gov’t sheds light on VG water woes

    Gov’t sheds light on VG water woes

    Government Information Service - The reservoirs on Virgin Gorda were filled with water on Wednesday, June 24, after 30,000 gallons was barged from Tortola to the sister island to provide some relief to residents who have been experiencing...

    07/02/2015 at 6:25 AM

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  • Google apologizes after app tags black people ‘gorillas’

    Google apologizes after app tags black people ‘gorillas’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some black people as “gorillas.” A New York man posted a picture...

    07/02/2015 at 4:16 AM
  • Amnesty announced for guns, prohibited weapons

    Amnesty announced for guns, prohibited weapons

    With the amended Firearms and Air Gun Act (2015) now in effect, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it has launched a firearm and prohibited weapons amnesty that will run throughout the month of July. The RVIPF hopes...

    07/01/2015 at 5:37 PM
  • ARREST BLOTTER: June 21 to 27

    ARREST BLOTTER: June 21 to 27

    By the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Assault causing actual bodily harm 1. On 21-06-2015 at 2350hrs – Police arrested and charged Winston Skeete, 42, of Fort Hill for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. He was granted...

    07/01/2015 at 5:30 PM

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  • Back to roots – No foreign artiste for Gospel Fest

    Back to roots – No foreign artiste for Gospel Fest

    Chairman of the Virgin Islands Heritage Month Committee, Reverend Dr. Melvin Turnbull, has urged persons throughout the territory not to forget the true reason for the emancipation celebrations, adding that his Committee has taken...

    07/01/2015 at 4:49 PM
  • TRC to issue spectrum licenses in October

    TRC to issue spectrum licenses in October

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While announcing that it intends to grant licenses at the end of October for telecom providers to use the much-touted 700 MHz spectrum, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) yesterday...

    07/01/2015 at 6:43 AM
  • Gov’t called out about information bill

    Gov’t called out about information bill

    By Nedburn thaffe, BVI News Online Staff A day before he officially retired as the first Complaints Commissioner in the British Virgin Islands, Elton Georges made another pitch at the government, urging it to pass the Freedom of Information...

    07/01/2015 at 6:42 AM
 
  • ‘Big shoes to fill’ – Smith replaces Donovan

    ‘Big shoes to fill’ – Smith replaces Donovan

    Judy-Ann Smith, who has been appointed the new chairperson of the Carrot Bay Festival Sub-Committee, has promised to do her best at keeping the territory’s culture alive, adding that she will work assiduously to fill the ‘shoes’...

    07/01/2015 at 6:42 AM
  • Have no fear, public servants told

    Have no fear, public servants told

    While highlighting the possibility of lingering fears among public servants when it comes to the operation of the Office of the Complaints Commissioner, Sheila Brathwaite who recently took over the reigns of that Office has declared...

    07/01/2015 at 6:37 AM
  • Mold Control = Moisture Control

    Mold Control = Moisture Control

    By Edgar Leonard, contributor Mold, ubiquitous fungi, can be found both in the indoor and outdoor environments. It can grow on any organic substance, i.e., wood, paper, carpet, insulation, etcetera, as long as moisture and oxygen are...

    07/01/2015 at 6:21 AM