• 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 persons seek jobs […]

    Woman claims last name kills her job chances
  • 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 owned […]

    Gov’t suing BVI Airways despite investment
  • 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 into […]

    BVI men losing wives to wealthier foreigners – Fahie
  • 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 Myron […]

    Stop being negative! Walwyn slams critics of pier project
  • 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 […]

    National debt is $141M, unpaid invoices $13M

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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...

    02/04/2016 at 6:40 AM
  • 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

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  • 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
  • WhatsApp signs deal with LIME’s parent company

    WhatsApp signs deal with LIME’s parent company

    Cable and Wireless (C&W) today announced that it has entered into a ‘strategic marketing partnership’ with WhatsApp, adding that the deal will see it introducing a suite of innovative packages with additional benefits...

    02/03/2016 at 8:23 AM
 
  • My ‘expiry date’ is every four years – Vanterpool

    My ‘expiry date’ is every four years – Vanterpool

    Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool, while noting that his ‘expiry date’ in the House of Assembly is every four years, yesterday declared that he is not aware of calls for him to resign or take leave from...

    02/03/2016 at 7:43 AM
  • Smith gets $70K bail in gun case

    Smith gets $70K bail in gun case

    Sixty-two year-old Sea Cow’s Bay resident Leslie Smith, who was arrested and charged recently for possession of firearm and ammunition, has been released on a $70,000 bail bond. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF),...

    02/03/2016 at 7:39 AM
  • Fraser again laments breach of ‘dangerous’ deal

    Fraser again laments breach of ‘dangerous’ deal

    Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has taken aim at both Premier Dr D Orlando Smith and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), accusing them of betraying the people of the British Virgin Islands, and not enforcing the Protocols...

    02/03/2016 at 7:25 AM

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  • Crafts Alive ‘doing well’ despite new complex

    Crafts Alive ‘doing well’ despite new complex

    Amid earlier concerns that the opening of several new shops at Tortola Pier Park in Road Town would have put a damper on business at the nearby Crafts Alive, Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool yesterday stated that...

    02/03/2016 at 7:04 AM
  • Sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed in US

    Sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed in US

    DALLAS (Associated Press) – Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the...

    02/03/2016 at 6:04 AM
  • Minister denies pier money stolen, but hints error

    Minister denies pier money stolen, but hints error

    While noting that there may have been procurement issues during his ‘rush’ to complete the highly controversial cruise pier park project, Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool today declared that he and the...

    02/02/2016 at 4:15 PM

 
  • Man ‘arrested’ by residents wanted overseas

    Man ‘arrested’ by residents wanted overseas

    The young man who recently was the subject of a citizen’s arrest at a local restaurant in Road Town after a stolen cellular phone was found in his possession, actually landed in the British Virgin Islands illegally, and is wanted...

    02/02/2016 at 2:32 PM
  • Fahie wants gov’t members, supporters to speak out

    Fahie wants gov’t members, supporters to speak out

    While urging members of the government to recognize what is right is more important than who is right, Opposition member Andrew Fahie has challenged persons throughout the territory to not allow their love for the National Democratic...

    02/02/2016 at 2:00 PM
  • Scooter rider suffers fractured skull in crash

    Scooter rider suffers fractured skull in crash

    After narrowly escaping death last evening (February 1), a scooter rider from Purcell Estate on Tortola is now in Peebles Hospital with what appear to be serious injuries – including a fractured skull. It is not clear if he was wearing...

    02/02/2016 at 11:44 AM