Archive for October, 2014

No more illegitimate children; new law in effect

No more illegitimate children; new law in effect

Whether or not they were born in wedlock, all British Virgin Islands children are now equal under the law, starting today, October 31. Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton, in a news release from the Government Information Service, […]

by / on October 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM /
King found guilty in money matter, fined $3K

King found guilty in money matter, fined $3K

Leon King will be carted off back to Her Majesty’s Prison if he is unable to pay a fine of $3,000 within the next three days. He was found guilty in the Magistrate’s Court on Tortola today (October 31) after […]

by / on October 31, 2014 at 11:33 AM /
Be nice even if you have to pretend, taxi drivers told

Be nice even if you have to pretend, taxi drivers told

While claiming that taxi drivers in the British Virgin Islands have gained notoriety for their poor customer service, Public Relations Officer of the newly formed Virgin Islands Transportation Alliance (VITA) Keith Smith has challenged operators to change their image, even […]

by / on October 31, 2014 at 9:58 AM /
Educator, Theodore Skeete, has died

Educator, Theodore Skeete, has died

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has lost a stalwart, Theodore Skeete. The former educator, cricket lover, and champion member of the Lion’s Club passed away this week in Puerto Rico, BVI News Online has confirmed. Skeete, a native of Newcastle […]

by / on October 31, 2014 at 9:23 AM /
Man pushed cop during festival, court hears

Man pushed cop during festival, court hears

A man who allegedly pushed a police officer in the chest after he (the police) tried to quell a fight has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault. Roland Simon pleaded not guilty in relation to […]

by / on October 31, 2014 at 8:30 AM /
Two freed, one guilty in gun case

Two freed, one guilty in gun case

Shaun Williams, who was arrested in 2012 during a gun and drug bust along with Mustafa Claxton, Jose Christopher and the now deceased Chaim Todman, was found guilty of illegal possession of firearm on yesterday (October 30). Williams was sentenced […]

by / on October 31, 2014 at 8:29 AM /
“Disgraceful Behaviour” – Maduro claims migrants undersell VG farmers

“Disgraceful Behaviour” – Maduro claims migrants undersell VG farmers

Social commentator Edmund Maduro has accused some immigrants of importing cheap farm produce from other Caribbean countries to sell on Virgin Gorda, while pushing local farmers out of businesses with cheaper prices. He stated that he will meet next week with […]

by / on October 31, 2014 at 8:18 AM /
Halloween at Bomba tonight

Halloween at Bomba tonight

On Friday (October 31), a night of ‘unadulterated ruption’ is expected at Bomba’s Surf Side Shack in Capoon’s Bay, where the ultimate Halloween party is slated to be held. The event will start at 8pm until the crowd decides when. […]

by / on October 31, 2014 at 8:04 AM /
Track administrator dies

Track administrator dies

Lenford G. Levy, a former sports officer in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), was found dead on Wednesday in Puerto Rico. It is not clear what caused the shocking death of the Jamaican native, who, up to the time of […]

by / on October 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM /
Help needed for Donna

Help needed for Donna

  Help is being sought to offset medical expenses for Donna Romasco, whose struggles intensified recently following a hip replacement which is said to be affected by complications associated with dengue hemorrhagic fever. Kerry Hucul, a member of the local […]

by / on October 30, 2014 at 8:37 PM /