Archive for December, 2014

After several complaints, incinerator gets $1.2M

After several complaints, incinerator gets $1.2M

While noting that the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) is among those constantly complaining about being affected by emissions from the incinerator in Pockwood Pond, Tortola, Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has announced the allocation of $1.2 million to address […]

by / on December 31, 2014 at 3:05 PM /
Canadians charged after dolphin disturbance

Canadians charged after dolphin disturbance

Two Canadian citizens have been charged with criminal damage and criminal trespass following an incident at the Dolphin Discovery attraction, located at Prospect Reef, Tortola. They are Phillipe Lamoureux, 41, and Tremblay Alain, 44. They were arrested and charged on […]

by / on December 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM /
Five visitors injured in boat crash

Five visitors injured in boat crash

Five visitors to the British Virgin Islands were injured during a boat collision in the North Sound area of Virgin Gorda yesterday (December 30), according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). One has been transported to the Tortola-based […]

by / on December 31, 2014 at 12:55 PM /
Showtime reaches out to students

Showtime reaches out to students

Eight-time British Virgin Islands road march champion Showtime Band has embarked on a mentorship project dubbed Rise Above with primary and secondary schools across the territory. The aim of the mentorship initiative is to help the students ‘Rise Above’ negative […]

by / on December 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM /
BVI Airways suspends scheduled services

BVI Airways suspends scheduled services

BVI Airways has suspended scheduled services temporarily, and has given no specific resumption time-line. The Tortola-based carrier operates the Jetstream 32 from Beef Island to St. Maarten and Dominica. In a notice posted this month on its website and Facebook […]

by / on December 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM /
First baby born at new hospital

First baby born at new hospital

The new Peebles Hospital, on the first day of full operation, welcomed the first baby to be born at the healthcare facility based in Road Town, Tortola. The baby boy, whose parents are Mr and Mrs Rick George, entered the […]

by / on December 31, 2014 at 7:55 AM /
VG woman beaten on Christmas day

VG woman beaten on Christmas day

December 25, a day which was supposed to be filled with goodwill and cheers, turned violent in a Virgin Gorda home where a male is said to have beaten his girlfriend, causing her to seek treatment at the Iris O’Neal […]

by / on December 31, 2014 at 7:30 AM /
BVIslanders awarded by The Queen

BVIslanders awarded by The Queen

Governor John S. Duncan has expressed delight at the announcement that two British Virgin Islanders have been named on The Queen’s 2015 New Year Honours List. They are Deputy Governor V. Inez Archibald who has been awarded Commander of the […]

by / on December 31, 2014 at 6:07 AM /
Four overseas firms bid for solar project

Four overseas firms bid for solar project

US Virgin Islands-based Caribbean Energy Opportunities is among four overseas entities that have submitted bids to install approximately two megawatts of solar photovoltaic on various government buildings and statutory bodies in the British Virgin Islands. Leroy Abraham, general manager at […]

by / on December 30, 2014 at 5:49 PM /
Referendum needed on parimutuel betting – Marshall

Referendum needed on parimutuel betting – Marshall

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff A referendum should be held to determine whether the British Virgin Islands should legalize parimutuel betting in the horse-racing industry, suggested former president of the BVI Horse Owners Association Dereck ‘Aruba’ Marshall. Over […]

by / on December 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM /