Archive for January, 2014

Mother in trouble after child absconded bail

Mother in trouble after child absconded bail

Jean Wharton-Mathias, the mother of 12-year-old Siriena Tyrella Wharton who recently went missing for roughly a month, has found herself in trouble with the law. This is because her daughter has absconded bail in relation to a matter before the […]

by / on January 31, 2014 at 2:38 PM /
Senior cop alarmed – More than 1,000 accidents annually

Senior cop alarmed – More than 1,000 accidents annually

The British Virgin Islands has recorded more than 1,000 road accidents annually over the last three years, according to Chief Inspector Kenrick Headley, whose responsibilities include oversight of the Police Traffic Department. The statistics show that there were 1,240 road […]

by / on January 31, 2014 at 1:11 PM /
UPDATE: Little girl telephoned mother about illness hours before death

UPDATE: Little girl telephoned mother about illness hours before death

As the territory continues to mourn the sudden death of young Demiah O’Neal, more details have emerged as to how relatives and a medical team on Virgin Gorda fought hard to save the youngster’s life. The 11-year-old was however pronounced […]

by / on January 31, 2014 at 1:10 PM /
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Frustrating trucker

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Frustrating trucker

A disgruntled resident on Thursday sent this photo to BVI News Online in an attempt to prove the displeasure experienced while driving behind a truck in the Sea Cows Bay area of Tortola. The truck was apparently over-loaded and had […]

by / on January 31, 2014 at 12:18 PM /
Pope backs ‘Supa Cop’ on public radio

Pope backs ‘Supa Cop’ on public radio

News that Glen “Supa Cop” Callwood was found guilty in the court this week has not gone down well with some residents, including Simeon Pope who has publicly expressed the views that the policeman was unjustly treated by his peers […]

by / on January 31, 2014 at 9:51 AM /
HEALTH TALK: Complementary treatment for high blood pressure

HEALTH TALK: Complementary treatment for high blood pressure

When we talk about chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCD’s), we’re talking about high blood pressure first and foremost, because it’s top among them in Dominica. Sad that it doesn’t get the top-billing from the public sector, but that’s for another forum. […]

by / on January 31, 2014 at 8:08 AM /
“There is more God at ZBVI Radio today” – Potter

“There is more God at ZBVI Radio today” – Potter

Pastor Esmie Potter is singing the praises of ZBVI Radio, emphasizing that the station appears to be placing greater focus on providing spiritual programmes for its audience. “I don’t know if it’s because you have new employees or whatever, but […]

by / on January 31, 2014 at 8:05 AM /
Overseas: Grenada to adjust Electronics Crime Bill

Overseas: Grenada to adjust Electronics Crime Bill

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jan 31, CMC – The Grenada government Friday said it would make adjustments to the Electronics Crime Bill after it was criticized by the island’s media organization and the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) for quietly allowing […]

by / on January 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM /
Students are too fat – Skelton wants ban on unhealthy foods entering public schools

Students are too fat – Skelton wants ban on unhealthy foods entering public schools

Health Minister Ronnie Skelton has called for a ban on unhealthy foods entering the public school system, pointing to data which suggests that just over 38% of students within those institutions are obese. He wants the decision to be taken […]

by / on January 30, 2014 at 3:28 PM /

Greenland drainage solution plans available for public viewing

The Ministry of Communications and Works would like to inform the general public, especially residents in the Greenland area, that the proposed plans for the drainage solution along the Greenland road corridor between the cemetery and the vicinity of Andy’s […]

by / on January 30, 2014 at 12:55 PM /