Archive for June, 2015

Artistes coming: Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Benjai

Artistes coming: Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Benjai

Amid lamentation about the difficulties being experienced in getting artistes to perform at the emancipation festivities this year, organizers have announced the names of several Soca artistes and few from the Reggae/Dancehall genre who will be setting foot on the […]

by / on June 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM /
Big issues passed on to new commissioner

Big issues passed on to new commissioner

While noting that concerns have been raised about majority of early childhood institutions in the territory being privately owned and seemingly poorly regulated, former Complaints Commissioner Elton Georges said the issue is among several to be tackled by his successor […]

by / on June 30, 2015 at 2:43 PM /
Patsy Lake among emancipation honourees

Patsy Lake among emancipation honourees

Businesswoman Patsy Lake, former educator Elmore Stoutt, and founding member of the East End Festival Sub-Committee Yvette Penn will be honoured this year during the annual emancipation festival in three locations across the island of Tortola. Lake will be honoured […]

by / on June 30, 2015 at 2:07 PM /
60-year-old among two charged for marijuana

60-year-old among two charged for marijuana

Police have charged the two British Virgin Islands natives who were arrested late last week in relation to the alleged discovery of marijuana plants at a home in the Parham Town area of Tortola. They are 60 year-old Richard Thomas […]

by / on June 30, 2015 at 2:02 PM /
BVI to be affected by same-sex ruling in US?

BVI to be affected by same-sex ruling in US?

Two social commentators – Elton Callwood and Julio ‘Sam’ Henry – think the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will be affected by the ruling handed down by the US Supreme Court last week Friday making same-sex marriage legal throughout the Unites […]

by / on June 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM /
Jewellery thieves beg for mercy

Jewellery thieves beg for mercy

While pleading for mercy in the Magistrate’s Court, a Spanish-speaking man who helped to steal pieces of jewellery valued at over $4,000 said he had no idea the items belong to an ‘elderly lady’. Jamenson Graciano Calderon and Jerald Palmer […]

by / on June 30, 2015 at 8:51 AM /
eCamps donates $2,000

eCamps donates $2,000

PRESS RELEASE – The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) received a donation of $2000.00 for the Pediatric Ward from the eCamps BVI Programme. The eCamps members who are called ‘eCampers’ made the donation to the Chairman of the […]

by / on June 30, 2015 at 8:40 AM /
Puerto Rico can’t pay public debt – Governor

Puerto Rico can’t pay public debt – Governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor warned that Puerto Rico can’t pay its $72 billion public debt as international economists released a critical report Monday on the island’s economy. The news from Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla delivered another […]

by / on June 30, 2015 at 7:51 AM /
PHOTOS OF THE DAY: landside project on the move

PHOTOS OF THE DAY: landside project on the move

The cruise pier landside development, which will be named Tortola Pier Park upon completion, will feature retail, commercial, entertainment and green spaces. Showing the progress made so far on the buildings, the BVI Ports Authority has released some photographs taken […]

by / on June 30, 2015 at 6:02 AM /
Start preparing for independence – Walwyn

Start preparing for independence – Walwyn

By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Staff While pointing out that there will come a time when the British Virgin Islands will sever ties with the United Kingdom and take on independence, Culture Minister Myron Walwyn today called on persons […]

by / on June 29, 2015 at 3:20 PM /