• Fraser, Walwyn clash over festival launch

    A major row has developed between Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser and Minister of Culture Myron Walwyn over a decision to block the former from speaking at the opening of the Rita Francis Festiville in Road Town on Monday […]

    Fraser, Walwyn clash over festival launch
  • Message over Crowd –Gospel Fest promoter pleased

    Gospel Fest does not usually pull out the largest gathering when compared to events held in Road Town during the annual emancipation festivities, but Chairman of the Virgin Islands Heritage Committee Dr Melvin Turnbull said he is not overly concerned […]

    Message over Crowd –Gospel Fest promoter pleased
  • We are One – Walwyn bats for C’bean people

    Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn has called for law-abiding citizens across the Caribbean to be made welcomed in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), noting the strong ties of history and culture shared by people throughout the region. “Now […]

    We are One – Walwyn bats for C’bean people
  • Willock avoiding prison, questions court order

    Former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Works Julian Willock has declared that persons who are at Her Majesty’s Prison waiting for him to arrive there, will perhaps have a long wait. “Those who are sitting by waiting […]

    Willock avoiding prison, questions court order
  • Walwyn corrects label of BVI as centre for pastry

    As a result of lobbying efforts by Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has changed its designation of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as a centre for pastry making. Instead, the territory […]

    Walwyn corrects label of BVI as centre for pastry

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  • Visitor gets 3 months, fined for illegal immigrant
    Visitor gets 3 months, fi...

    Carter Magloire, the visitor from the Commonwealth of Dominica who recently pleaded guilty to harbouring...

    07/25/2016 at 8:08 AM
  • Clergyman wants order, not useless body exposure
    Clergyman wants order, no...

    While declaring that he is more interested in shining the proverbial light instead of cursing the darkness,...

    07/25/2016 at 7:21 AM
  • Premier wants fresh look at relations with UK
    Premier wants fresh look ...

    Premier of the British Virgin Islands Dr D Orlando Smith has called for the relationship between the...

    07/25/2016 at 6:00 AM
 

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  • UPDATE: Jonathan, Jae’da crowned prince and princess

    UPDATE: Jonathan, Jae’da crowned prince and princess

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff July 24 is a date nine-year-olds Jonathan Hutchinson and Jae’da DeCastro will not soon forget, as they were crowned this year’s Virgin Islands Prince and Princess. The two royalties walked...

    07/24/2016 at 8:52 PM
  • BVI takes top 3 spots – JJ wins Soca clash

    BVI takes top 3 spots – JJ wins Soca clash

    The top three prizes in this year’s Flow Soca Monarch competition have been won by British Virgin Islands citizens – TJ Henley who finished third, B’More second, and J-J first. There were 15 contestants mainly from other...

    07/24/2016 at 8:55 AM
  • JJ wants Soca contest held as part of festival

    JJ wants Soca contest held as part of festival

    The newly crowned Soca Monarch for the British Virgin Islands Jevaughn ‘JJ’ Parsons has called for the annual Soca competition to be held within the time-frame when the territory is celebrating its emancipation festival. He...

    07/24/2016 at 7:20 AM
 
  • Photo of the Day: Thomas wins car

    Photo of the Day: Thomas wins car

    Without showing any sign of surprise or excitement, Cyril Thomas last night walked onto the stage at the Flow Soca Monarch competition in the Festival Village at Road Town. The co-emcee had just mentioned the telephone number Thomas...

    07/24/2016 at 7:19 AM
  • McMaster wins bronze, says it means a lot for BVI

    McMaster wins bronze, says it means a lot for BVI

    Two Caribbean countries – Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands – put on a spectacular show this afternoon at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. They won gold and bronze respectively in the highly...

    07/23/2016 at 2:55 PM
  • Fretts among 4 charged after drug, ammo find

    Fretts among 4 charged after drug, ammo find

    As a result of search warrants carried out yesterday morning by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Crime Division, all four persons arrested have been charged. Tafari Frett, Andre Frett and Wendy Glasco, all of Parham...

    07/22/2016 at 2:05 PM

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  • Pharmacy turns 45, urged to go regional

    Pharmacy turns 45, urged to go regional

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff As the current operators and customers of Vanterpool Enterprises yesterday paused to celebrate 45 years in business, Chief Executive Officer of the third-generation family operation Nona Vanterpool-Bonelli...

    07/22/2016 at 1:50 PM
  • Mother begs for son held with illegal guns

    Mother begs for son held with illegal guns

    A mother appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday to seek mercy for her son Kareem Durante whose fate is now in the hands of a magistrate after two illegal guns were found recently at the young man’s residence in Butu...

    07/22/2016 at 12:58 PM
  • Ex-con gets 7 years for gun; court sends message

    Ex-con gets 7 years for gun; court sends message

    Danny Pemberton will spend seven years at Her Majesty’s Prison after he was sentenced yesterday (July 21) for having an illegal Glock, nine bullets, and a quantity of marijuana seeds. He was slapped with seven years imprisonment...

    07/22/2016 at 10:22 AM
 
  • Gov’t considers tax break for small businesses

    Gov’t considers tax break for small businesses

    While underscoring the need for Government to create a stronger relationship with the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA), Junior Minister of Trade and Investment Promotion Marlon Penn yesterday declared that the...

    07/22/2016 at 10:20 AM
  • New service for processing British passports available July 25

    New service for processing British passports available July 25

    Government Information Service (press release) – The Virgin Islands now has a new service for processing passports for persons applying for British nationality. Effective July 25, the Civil Registry and Passport Office will accept...

    07/22/2016 at 7:51 AM
  • Burglar who eluded cops for 5 years pleads guilty

    Burglar who eluded cops for 5 years pleads guilty

    Tyrone George, the Virgin Gorda man who managed to elude police for five years after committing a burglary back in 2011, pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday (July 21). He will be sentenced by Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste...

    07/22/2016 at 7:45 AM

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  • BVI sending first swimmer to Olympics

    BVI sending first swimmer to Olympics

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Olympic Committee, in conjunction with the BVI Swimming Federation, has announced their first swimmer to attend an Olympic Games. At 16, Elinah Phillip will be the youngest BVI athlete to participate...

    07/22/2016 at 6:52 AM
  • “We are thrilled” – Top media outlets herald BVI as the best

    “We are thrilled” – Top media outlets herald BVI as the best

    PRESS RELEASE – The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been highly lauded and visible over the past couple of months with many renowned international publications and a popular travel website listing the destination as the number...

    07/22/2016 at 6:42 AM
  • Many students breaking road laws, Baltimore laments

    Many students breaking road laws, Baltimore laments

    While lamenting that many students are also not adhering to road safety rules while they operate motor scooters and pedal bicycles, the Truancy Unit in the Ministry of Education has issued an appeal for them to abide by the law. “There...

    07/22/2016 at 5:25 AM
 
  • Julian Willock ordered to serve prison time

    Julian Willock ordered to serve prison time

    Businessman Julian Willock has been marked to spend six weeks in prison after failing to pay monies owed to National Bank of the Virgin Islands. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo made the order after hearing that Willock’s last...

    07/21/2016 at 3:21 PM
  • Body found at beach is son of Myett’s owner

    Body found at beach is son of Myett’s owner

    Dakary Rhymer was found dead on the beach at Cane Garden Bay on Tortola this morning, July 21. He is the son of Kareem Rhymer – the owner of Myett’s, which is also located at Cane Garden Bay Beach. “Police are confirming...

    07/21/2016 at 1:03 PM
  • Married man beats bleeding girlfriend, court hears

    Married man beats bleeding girlfriend, court hears

    A married man accused of hitting his girlfriend and leaving her with a bloody nose and other injuries pleaded not guilty to common assault when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court this month. Charged is 33-year-old British Virgin...

    07/21/2016 at 9:38 AM

 
  • Sex offender rehabilitation work commences at prison

    Sex offender rehabilitation work commences at prison

    Government Information Service – The British Virgin Islands now has its first accredited sex offender treatment programme. The Ministry of Education and Culture recently collaborated with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office...

    07/21/2016 at 8:24 AM
  • More body parts found -BVI activates mass fatality plan

    More body parts found -BVI activates mass fatality plan

    While announcing a multi-jurisdiction investigation as well as the activation of the territory’s Mass Fatality Plan, the locally-based Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said more body parts have been recovered by authorities...

    07/21/2016 at 8:04 AM
  • Regulation: High schools can accept 21-year-olds

    Regulation: High schools can accept 21-year-olds

    Media reports about young adults showing up in court and elsewhere and declaring their enrollment in secondary schools usually raise questions about the basis on which adults are still at such level of the education system. But, according...

    07/21/2016 at 8:00 AM