Archive for January, 2015

The third party factor

The third party factor

By Dickson Igwe (contributor) The imminent entrance of a third party into the Virgin Islands political horse race will affect the outcome of general elections in early 2016. How a third party will do so, remains unclear. This Old Boy […]

by / on January 31, 2015 at 8:29 AM /
Cop guilty of assaulting lawyer girlfriend

Cop guilty of assaulting lawyer girlfriend

Police officer Neil Thomas has been found guilty of assaulting a lawyer with whom he had a relationship. The court was also told that, as part of the common assault, the cop kicked the woman in the chest. Magistrate Ayanna […]

by / on January 30, 2015 at 11:44 AM /
Do more to curb pregnancies, PEP tells schools

Do more to curb pregnancies, PEP tells schools

While claiming that the number of students getting pregnant has reached disturbing levels, the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has called for teachers and guidance counsellors to do more to tackle the issue. “I think that it is something that the […]

by / on January 30, 2015 at 9:08 AM /
BVI may lose berthing deals if deadline is missed

BVI may lose berthing deals if deadline is missed

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff If construction of the government’s multi-million dollar cruise ship pier is not completed on time, the British Virgin Islands could lose the 15-year berthing agreements inked a year ago with Norwegian Cruise Line […]

by / on January 30, 2015 at 8:12 AM /
“Miss Universe was a very good experience”

“Miss Universe was a very good experience”

By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff She did not earn a spot in the top 15 at the Miss Universe Pageant held in the United States last weekend, but Miss BVI Universe Jaynene Jno Lewis said she has no […]

by / on January 30, 2015 at 7:50 AM /
Smart meters now fully installed – BVIEC

Smart meters now fully installed – BVIEC

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has announced that all meters on its network now have been replaced with new smart meters that have remote reading capabilities. The Corporation noted that Anegada is the only island where the meters are not […]

by / on January 30, 2015 at 6:26 AM /
Walwyn congratulates Miss BVI

Walwyn congratulates Miss BVI

PRESS RELEASE (GIS), January 30, 2014 – Reigning Miss BVI, Ms. Jaynene Jno-Lewis was congratulated yesterday on an outstanding performance at the Miss Universe Pageant 2015 held in Doral, Florida. Minister of Education Honourable Myron Walwyn met with the Ms […]

by / on January 30, 2015 at 5:10 AM /
Governor knocks press, caught on tape

Governor knocks press, caught on tape

Instead of addressing what can be considered weaknesses in the communication machinery at his office, Governor John Duncan yesterday launched an attack on the independent press. The press however ended up being vindicated by the tape recording of a promise […]

by / on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 PM /
20-y-o student in court for theft again

20-y-o student in court for theft again

A 20-year-old student of Elmore Stoutt High School appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday (January 28) to face a charge of theft, arising from an incident in which a phone and other items were stolen last year at the festival […]

by / on January 29, 2015 at 8:47 PM /
Sex with minor after Facebook meeting

Sex with minor after Facebook meeting

Shakeem Springette, 20, has been accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor whom he met on the social networking site, Facebook. He has been charged with five counts of having sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of […]

by / on January 29, 2015 at 5:10 PM /