Archive for February, 2015

Mother faints as burglar son is imprisoned

Mother faints as burglar son is imprisoned

Moments after making a desperate plea for leniency on behalf of her son Rondell Calliste, a mother today (February 27) fainted in the courtroom when she realized that the magistrate sent the son to prison for 18 months. The son’s […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 8:55 PM /
Extradition road-block in murder case!

Extradition road-block in murder case!

An ‘over-saturated’ list of cases in the Magistrate’s Court in St. Kitts is being blamed for the delay in that Caribbean country extraditing Andraes Norford to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to be charged for the murder of Melbourne Francis. […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 5:44 PM /
Privatize the airport, cruise ship pier

Privatize the airport, cruise ship pier

By Dickson Igwe, contributor A privatized airport model is opportunity gained for the Virgin Islands A privatized Terrance B Lettsome International Airport is the correct policy option for the British Virgin Islands Airport Development Project. All over the world, airport […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 11:12 AM /
Walwyn urges persons to use loan fund

Walwyn urges persons to use loan fund

Education Minister Myron Walwyn said enough persons have not been accessing loans being made available through the Scholarship Trust Fund to help offset educational expenses. Since 2011, the Fund has invested in 102 persons, and has committed over $2.7 million […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 11:08 AM /
Man locked up for missing court

Man locked up for missing court

A man who missed at least six of his scheduled court appearances was locked up when he finally showed up in the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola. Sydney Varlack Malone, who is facing a charge of criminal trespass for […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 8:56 AM /
Osborne won’t switch, likens party leader to Moses

Osborne won’t switch, likens party leader to Moses

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Devon Osborne said he will not switch from the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) even if it does not select him to run on its ticket in the next general election, adding that the […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM /
‘He knocked my teeth out’

‘He knocked my teeth out’

Ivan Govia who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of wounding told the court that his action was justified because the complainant had knocked his teeth out. “I did hit him with the knife because he knocked my teeth […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 7:57 AM /
MALE on the move again

MALE on the move again

Ahead of another exciting event planned for this weekend, 47 young males from Virgin Gorda and Tortola recently took part in a special retreat focused mainly on the observation of February as Black History Month. The group, which is known […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 7:40 AM /
Most containers come directly from US

Most containers come directly from US

The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) earns just over a million dollars annually from containerized cargo – most of which come directly from the United States. “Approximately 90% of all containerized cargo revenue at the BVI Ports Authority comes from containers […]

by / on February 27, 2015 at 7:13 AM /
Was Hazel caught in crossfire?

Was Hazel caught in crossfire?

Matthew Hazel, the man accused of attempting to rob and murder an off-duty cop outside First Caribbean Bank in Road Town this month, has claimed that he went to the institution to withdraw money from the ATM machine when he […]

by / on February 26, 2015 at 4:44 PM /