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  • PHOTOS: Emancipation march, service
    PHOTOS: Emancipation marc...

    Scores of persons participated in the annual emancipation service at the Sunday Morning Well in Road...

    08/03/2015 at 6:29 AM
  • Rise and shine
    Rise and shine

    Key verse: “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who...

    08/03/2015 at 4:49 AM
  • Global Power: China, Germany, and the USA
    Global Power: China, Germ...

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The impact of world powers on the affairs of humanity has changed substantially...

    08/03/2015 at 3:01 AM
 

 
  • Two face court after cops find guns on VG

    Two face court after cops find guns on VG

    Two residents were this morning (July 31) placed before the Magistrate’s Courts on Tortola to answer to charges in relation to the two illegal firearms and ammunition allegedly found at a home in the Handsome Bay area of Virgin Gorda...

    07/31/2015 at 3:00 PM
  • Hospital hires two new specialists

    Hospital hires two new specialists

    The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has hired two new specialist physicians who will aid in providing additional specialty services to the territory. Dr Chrisel Bovell has been employed as a medical specialist-internist in internal...

    07/31/2015 at 2:06 PM
  • Cocaine to be destroyed; two still in custody

    Cocaine to be destroyed; two still in custody

    What has been described as a large quantity of cocaine has been ordered destroyed by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards, who also gave instruction for a relatively small portion of the illicit drug to be tendered into evidence. The drug...

    07/31/2015 at 1:18 PM

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  • Unfair judging, Calypsonian claims after 24 years

    Unfair judging, Calypsonian claims after 24 years

    Ojinga this week collected an award for entering the local Calypso competition for 24 years, but not even the smile he flashed across the stage could hide the frustration of producing some of the best songs year after year, but is...

    07/31/2015 at 8:13 AM
  • 12 bidding for streetlight project

    12 bidding for streetlight project

    In a effort to enhance transparency and accountability, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) yesterday publicly unveiled the cost at which each of 12 local and international bidders said they would undertake a massive street lighting...

    07/31/2015 at 7:50 AM
  • Promoter bemoans ‘dying’ Calypso, turnout

    Promoter bemoans ‘dying’ Calypso, turnout

    While lamenting what she described as the poor turnout at Calypso competitions on Tortola over the last few years, chairperson of the Calypso sub-committee which organizes the competition Lavida Cottoy said she is convinced the musical...

    07/31/2015 at 6:51 AM

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  • Like NDP, Sistah Joyce gives rivals pure licks

    Like NDP, Sistah Joyce gives rivals pure licks

    The top spots in this year’s Calypso contest on Tortola were swept by residents of Virgin Gorda, led by Joycelyn ‘Sistah Joyce’ Searles who used songs about hypocrites and politics to win the Calypso crown for the third straight...

    07/30/2015 at 2:45 PM
  • Former fugitive pays 15 ‘corrupt’ cops?

    Former fugitive pays 15 ‘corrupt’ cops?

    During his court appearance in the British Virgin Islands yesterday (July 29), a teen wanted for murder in the United States made a very serious claim against some members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force. J’Wa Charlery described...

    07/30/2015 at 12:20 PM
  • Man gets nearly 2 years after crashing vehicle

    Man gets nearly 2 years after crashing vehicle

    Estervan Jefferson has been sentenced to nearly two years at Her Majesty’s Prison over a number of traffic-related offences after he drove away and crashed a vehicle belonging to the state-owned BVI Electricity Corporation. He...

    07/30/2015 at 11:35 AM

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  • Surveillance increased amid whooping cough

    Surveillance increased amid whooping cough

    Government Information Service - The Ministry of Health and Social Development is increasing surveillance and sample collection for Severe Acute Respiratory Illnesses following the results of an investigation on two suspected cases...

    07/30/2015 at 10:39 AM
  • Prisoner stabbed again, hospitalized

    Prisoner stabbed again, hospitalized

    Up to publication time, prisoner Wakima Lettsome was still at Peebles Hospital in stable condition after again being stabbed at Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday, July 29. BVI News Online has been informed that the prisoner was moving...

    07/30/2015 at 9:49 AM
  • Woman nabbed as guns are found on VG

    Woman nabbed as guns are found on VG

    A woman is being interrogated by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force after two illegal guns and several rounds of ammunition were allegedly found at her home on Virgin Gorda. The female is said to be a British national. BVI News...

    07/30/2015 at 8:11 AM

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  • Drama as teen is deported to USA

    Drama as teen is deported to USA

    J’Wa Charlery, the former US fugitive who was nabbed last week in Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI), was this morning handed over to US Marshals for immediate deportation when he made a second appearance before Senior Magistrate...

    07/29/2015 at 3:28 PM
  • Residents to apply for Spooner’s land by Aug 14

    Residents to apply for Spooner’s land by Aug 14

    The National Democratic Party (NDP) government, which appears to have a renewed interest in distributing land at Spooner’s Estate on Tortola, yesterday issued a public notice for persons interested in acquiring the said property...

    07/29/2015 at 12:16 PM
  • Gov’t told how to reduce reliance on foreign labour

    Gov’t told how to reduce reliance on foreign labour

    While noting that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) simply does not have the number of trained people required to properly run a modern society like itself, attorney-at-law Gerard Farara QC has stated that the territory can become...

    07/29/2015 at 11:57 AM

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  • BVI may be pressured into sensitive issues

    BVI may be pressured into sensitive issues

    The developed world and organised groupings will pressure countries such as the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to revisit their position on equality and human rights issues such as same-sex marriage. While issuing the caution during...

    07/29/2015 at 9:25 AM
  • Mother of murder victim relieved, but still mourns

    Mother of murder victim relieved, but still mourns

    Following the capture of 19-year-old murder suspect J’Wa Charlery in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last week, the mother of the woman who was murdered in a United States hotel is now breathing a sigh of relief. The victim of the...

    07/29/2015 at 8:42 AM
  • 3 Bands Standing – Showtime not in road march

    3 Bands Standing – Showtime not in road march

    Showtime Band will not participate in the upcoming road march competition, leaving the battle up to only three contestants – VIBE, Primetime, and Xtreme. Two senior members of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee who...

    07/29/2015 at 7:39 AM

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  • PHOTOS: Lake happy to get her ‘flowers’ now

    PHOTOS: Lake happy to get her ‘flowers’ now

    With a pair of scissors in hand, a smiling Patsy Lake cut the ribbon placed across the relatively large stage, signifying the official launch of the emancipation celebrations in Road Town, being held this year in her honour....

    07/29/2015 at 6:42 AM
  • Eight athletes off to Canada

    Eight athletes off to Canada

    BVI ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION (press release) - Eight athletes, seven home-based and one overseas, are set to represent the British Virgin Islands in the Pan American Jr Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Canada, July 31- August...

    07/29/2015 at 5:53 AM
  • Minimum wage report submitted, said to be fair

    Minimum wage report submitted, said to be fair

    Labour Minister Dr Kedrick Pickering has promised to act promptly on the recommendation submitted to him last week Friday by the committee that was set up to examine the current minimum wage which, for about a decade, has been $4...

    07/28/2015 at 6:35 PM