Archive for April, 2015

Terry Smith charged for illegal gun

Terry Smith charged for illegal gun

Terry Smith, the businessman from Butu Mountain who was shot and wounded in Road Town on April 23, has been charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), in making the announcement this […]

by / on April 30, 2015 at 8:53 PM /
Albert Wheatley to run in Ninth District

Albert Wheatley to run in Ninth District

Albert Wheatley has announced that he will contest the Ninth Electoral District as an independent candidate in the general elections to be held before August of this year. “After much thought, prayers, consideration and discussion with my wife, children, family […]

by / on April 30, 2015 at 6:52 PM /
House of Assembly to be dissolved on Friday

House of Assembly to be dissolved on Friday

Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has given the clearest indication yet that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will go to the polls before August of this year. He announced today (April 30) that the House of Assembly will be dissolved […]

by / on April 30, 2015 at 6:27 PM /
VIP claims early election would be irresponsible

VIP claims early election would be irresponsible

Stating that it had long predicted that the general elections would have been called around this time, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) this afternoon claimed that the impending election announcement is clear indication that the government is irresponsible, and […]

by / on April 30, 2015 at 5:58 PM /
The voters will decide our fate –PEP

The voters will decide our fate –PEP

While admitting that there have been difficulties regarding candidate selection, the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has vowed that it will not back out of the upcoming general election. President of the party Natalio Sowande Wheatley stated that the voters will […]

by / on April 30, 2015 at 2:34 PM /
Voter registration to end on May 5 – Gov’t

Voter registration to end on May 5 – Gov’t

The government has announced that the final date for voter registration is the end of the working day next week Tuesday, May 5. “Voter Registration and transfers will continue until the end of the working day on May 5, 2015,” […]

by / on April 30, 2015 at 1:18 PM /
Opportunities in the cemeteries – Ralph O’Neal

Opportunities in the cemeteries – Ralph O’Neal

By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff While stating that the mending of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba will not affect tourist arrivals to the British Virgin Islands, Opposition Leader Ralph T. O’Neal has urged the government to […]

by / on April 30, 2015 at 9:01 AM /
PEP denies being scared of Christopher’s record

PEP denies being scared of Christopher’s record

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The recently formed People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) said the decision to not have Alvin Christopher contest the upcoming elections in the Second Electoral District was not based on any fear that he could […]

by / on April 30, 2015 at 8:10 AM /
I did not know cops were stopping me – Taximan

I did not know cops were stopping me – Taximan

Local taxi operator Kelvin Fahie, who was slapped with a raft of charges after he allegedly led police on a chase, told the court he was unaware that he was being stopped by the law enforcers who had their siren […]

by / on April 30, 2015 at 6:36 AM /
Andre Dawson: More pier pictures

Andre Dawson: More pier pictures

There was a celebratory atmosphere in the British Virgin Islands yesterday as the territory officially opened the significantly improved cruise ship pier in Road Town, Tortola. The multi-million dollar facility, which will enable much larger ships to dock in the […]

by / on April 29, 2015 at 8:46 PM /