• “Don’t be intimidated,” says CXC achiever Jordan Grant

    Fascinated by the idea of how the brain functions, Jordan Grant, who recently succeeded in 10 Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) subjects, has big dreams of one day rising to become a neurologist. “I want to pursue medicine – especially dealing with the brain, because I feel fascinated with it and […]

    “Don’t be intimidated,” says CXC achiever Jordan Grant
  • Lawyer loses main battle with governor

    Former Crown Counsel David Penn, whose service at the Attorney General’s Chambers was terminated last year after he stayed away from his workplace for a period longer than 10 days without the necessary permission, has lost the major part of his case against the Office of the Governor. Handing down […]

    Lawyer loses main battle with governor
  • “Festi-Mess 2014″ – Donald De Castro

    OPINION: It is now several days since what was supposed to be our annual Festival has ended. However, it was nothing more than a big party for those persons whose sole interest is partying. But to those of us who want to see improvements to our annual celebration it was […]

    “Festi-Mess 2014″ – Donald De Castro
  • They still want us to lay off civil servants – Skelton

    Minister of Social Development Ronnie Skelton has claimed that some members of the community are still pushing for the National Democratic Party government to cut public sector jobs, adding that such move would worsen the social problems facing the British Virgin Islands. He further reasoned that cutting staff in an […]

    They still want us to lay off civil servants – Skelton
  • Governor says pier allegations are serious; to decide on inquiry this year

    Four days after being sworn in as Governor of the British Virgin Islands, John Duncan said he will, by the end of this year, make an informed decision as to whether he will order a Commission of Inquiry into the government’s controversial cruise pier project. During a press briefing today, Governor […]

    Governor says pier allegations are serious; to decide on inquiry this year

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  • Expats affecting mortgages – Fraser claims BVIslanders are conditioned to build houses also for rental
    Expats affecting mortgage...

    Claiming that citizens of the British Virgin Islands are conditioned to build houses for themselves...

    08/19/2014 at 10:45 AM
  • Scrapped – Gov’t ends transportation service for elderly in First District
    Scrapped – Gov’t ends tra...

    Seniors in the First Electoral District, who were accustomed to being transported free of cost to and...

    08/19/2014 at 8:02 AM
  • “One complaint is one too many,” taxi operators told
    “One complaint is one too...

    While lauding majority of the territory’s taxi operators who are said to be courteously undertaking...

    08/19/2014 at 8:01 AM
 
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  • Phone stolen at festival village; teen arrested

    Phone stolen at festival village; teen arrested

    A teenager who allegedly stole a cellphone while at the Road Town Festival Village on Tortola has been arrested after police officers, with the help of advanced technology, tracked the device to his Sea Cow’s Bay residence. Information...

    08/19/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Cut the red tape – De Castro wants laws to ensure banks loosen lending policy

    Cut the red tape – De Castro wants laws to ensure banks loosen lending policy

    While claiming that a number of businesses have been going under because of the difficulty they face in accessing bank loans, social commentator Donald De Castro has hinted that the government should pass laws to ensure that financial...

    08/19/2014 at 7:50 AM
  • BVI loses to French Saint Martin

    BVI loses to French Saint Martin

    PRESS RELEASE: In a crazy last fifteen minutes the BVI missed a golden opportunity to put the game against French Saint Martin to bed and then handed their opponents not only an equalizer, but also two further goals to gift them a...

    08/19/2014 at 6:30 AM
 
  • Ports Authority wants abandoned items removed by August 20

    The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) is calling for the removal of derelict vehicles and any abandoned items from the Authority’s properties at the Vinomar site (across from Qwomar on the Blackburne Road), Port Purcell...

    08/19/2014 at 6:29 AM
  • INSPIRE BVI: I did it for my mother, says Bagot who earns nine subjects

    INSPIRE BVI: I did it for my mother, says Bagot who earns nine subjects

    After losing his father at a very young age and being raised solely by the caring hands of his mother, 17 year-old Chetwin Bagot had a major goal in mind when he recently sat down to write his Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams. “I...

    08/18/2014 at 3:28 PM
  • Bobby’s supermarket robbed, gunmen escape with cash

    Bobby’s supermarket robbed, gunmen escape with cash

    Gunmen, for the second time since the start of the year, have robbed the Tortola-based Bobby’s supermarket chain owned by Elton Leonard. The Road Town branch was robbed shortly before midnight on Sunday; that’s months after the...

    08/18/2014 at 10:56 AM
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  • “A great disservice” – House Speaker rebukes PAC for breach, reveals witnesses

    “A great disservice” – House Speaker rebukes PAC for breach, reveals witnesses

    Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe has described as a disservice, an apparent breach of a parliamentary procedure by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which recently produced a damning report on the government’s...

    08/17/2014 at 10:56 AM
  • Better road in the Sound

    Better road in the Sound

    The government has announced the completion of works on Sound Road in East End, Tortola. Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said he is satisfied with the quality of the work done. “It is vital that we keep the road and water infrastructure...

    08/17/2014 at 9:41 AM
  • New dress code, ID policy for admin complex

    New dress code, ID policy for admin complex

    In what it described as an effort to maintain a safe and professional environment, the government’s Facilities Management Unit has announced a new identification requirement and dress code policy for the Central Administration Complex,...

    08/16/2014 at 1:10 PM
 
  • OPINION: Virgin Islands telecoms going from bad to worse

    OPINION: Virgin Islands telecoms going from bad to worse

    Poor internet and questionable cell phone services are simply part of a wider culture of poor customer service, and low service expectations, in the Virgin Islands. This must change if these islands are to truly compete internationally,...

    08/16/2014 at 11:25 AM
  • (Photos) Softball results

    (Photos) Softball results

    Pythons defeated Hawks 13-12. Pythons had 13 runs, 11 hits, 10 errors and left 9 runners on base. Hawks had 12 runs, 2 hits, 6 errors and left 9 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Sheniqua Fahie and the loser was Diana Hunte. Jelisa...

    08/16/2014 at 11:20 AM
  • Opposition Leader sounds warning, calls for constitutional changes

    Opposition Leader sounds warning, calls for constitutional changes

    While stating that he would like to see the Virgin Islands Constitution amended to clarify a certain line of communication between the Governor and the territory’s political leaders, outgoing Opposition Leader Ralph T. O’Neal...

    08/15/2014 at 1:44 PM
 
  • Foreign artistes got special treatment, Fraser laments

    Foreign artistes got special treatment, Fraser laments

    Claiming that he has received a slew of complaints from local artistes about being unfairly treated during the just concluded emancipation festival celebration, Third District representative Julian Fraser has promised to look into...

    08/15/2014 at 9:39 AM
  • “I have been hearing complaints,” O’Neal says regarding long lines at ports

    “I have been hearing complaints,” O’Neal says regarding long lines at ports

    Opposition Leader Ralph T. O’Neal has warned that, if the proposed screening of persons for diseases at the territory’s ports of entry is not handled properly, the relatively long wait for clearance could worsen and give the territory...

    08/15/2014 at 8:58 AM
  • Opposition fumes, aims at Walwyn

    Opposition fumes, aims at Walwyn

    The House of Assembly came to an abrupt end minutes after 7pm on Thursday as members of the Opposition, who are seeking an apology from Education Minister Myron Walwyn, boycotted the final moments of the sitting. In a letter to House...

    08/15/2014 at 7:38 AM
 
  • No partiality – New governor says he grew up in Africa

    No partiality – New governor says he grew up in Africa

    As he took the oath of office on Friday for his formal appointment as Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Governor John Duncan bragged about growing up in Africa, and also promised to execute his duties without partiality or aim...

    08/15/2014 at 7:19 AM
  • Premier pays tribute to late US Ambassador Terence Todman

    Premier pays tribute to late US Ambassador Terence Todman

    PRESS RELEASE: Today my Government and the people of the British Virgin Islands join with others across the Greater Virgin Islands in mourning the passing of U.S. Ambassador Terence Alphonso Todman. Born 13th March, 1926, in St. Thomas,...

    08/15/2014 at 7:18 AM
  • PHOTOS OF THE DAY: New governor in town

    PHOTOS OF THE DAY: New governor in town

    A day before being sworn in as the new governor of the British Virgin Islands, John Duncan set foot on the territory’s soil amid warm welcome from local officials. Those who went to greet him on arrival at Terrance B. Lettsome International...

    08/15/2014 at 7:17 AM