Archive for May, 2014

Local contractor selected – Gov’t signs $4.9M deal in phase two of pier project

Local contractor selected – Gov’t signs $4.9M deal in phase two of pier project

Phase Two of the cruise pier expansion project, which covers landside works, will be partially undertaken by Ports and Marina Services Limited, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) announced in a press statement late Friday afternoon. The contract is for only […]

by / on May 31, 2014 at 1:42 PM /
On Julian Fraser, transparency and secrecy

On Julian Fraser, transparency and secrecy

OPINION – On the night of May 28, 2014, Julian Fraser became the Leader of the Virgin Islands Party. Fraser is a man with an astonishing grasp of detail. Fraser possesses the steady ability to assess policy matters with careful […]

by / on May 31, 2014 at 8:05 AM /
Confidence high ahead of Sunday’s cricket finals

Confidence high ahead of Sunday’s cricket finals

BVI CRICKET ASSOCIATION – Both the four-time champions Cavaliers and the unbeaten Vikings are confident heading into the 2014 Digicel Twenty/20 championship which starts at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. Vikings are a perfect 5-0 this season, chasing their […]

by / on May 31, 2014 at 5:19 AM /
Informant links three accused to murder scene, getaway vehicle – prosecutor

Informant links three accused to murder scene, getaway vehicle – prosecutor

The prosecution said it was information from an alleged accomplice that linked Wakeem Guishard, Mitch Christopher and Marcus Lloyd to the 2010 murder of Daren Allen ‘Tiger’ Hodge. The disclosure was made in the Magistrates’ Court on Friday afternoon when […]

by / on May 30, 2014 at 8:51 PM /
Women in bedroom brawl over man, court hears

Women in bedroom brawl over man, court hears

Eleanor King who is accused of beating another woman whom she allegedly caught in bed with her lover appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday on a charge of common assault. King pleaded not guilty to the charge before Magistrate […]

by / on May 30, 2014 at 2:55 PM /
“Justice has been served,” says victim’s mother as McKelly gets life for murder

“Justice has been served,” says victim’s mother as McKelly gets life for murder

Bridgette Todman said justice has been served in relation to the conviction and sentencing of the man who murdered her son Kareem “Bingy” Sebastian on the night of August 24, 2008. Jessroy McKelly was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment, […]

by / on May 30, 2014 at 2:52 PM /
Night life needed in the city

Night life needed in the city

Declaring that her office has been exploring ways to help bring the BVI capital to life especially at nights, City Manager Janis Brathwaite-Edwards said she will, among other things, call for businesses persons to extend their opening hours at night […]

by / on May 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM /

Invasive species panel discussion of June 4

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting the public to attend an interactive Invasive Species Panel discussion as part of the annual Environment Month activities slated for Wednesday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the J.R. O’Neal Botanic Garden.

by / on May 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM /

UNESCO invites applicants to apply for international literacy prizes

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting institutions, organisations or individuals promoting literacy to apply for the 2014 International Literacy Prizes. This award is given out to individuals, governments and non-governmental organisations in recognition of their […]

by / on May 30, 2014 at 12:01 PM /

Men invited to health fairs during Men’s Health Week

The Office of Gender Affairs is inviting the public, in particular men to participate in the upcoming Health Fairs during Men’s Health Week from June 9 to 15. The health fairs will take place at the Water and Sewerage Department […]

by / on May 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM /