Archive for July, 2015

Two face court after cops find guns on VG

Two face court after cops find guns on VG

Two residents were this morning (July 31) placed before the Magistrate’s Courts on Tortola to answer to charges in relation to the two illegal firearms and ammunition allegedly found at a home in the Handsome Bay area of Virgin Gorda […]

by / on July 31, 2015 at 3:00 PM /
Hospital hires two new specialists

Hospital hires two new specialists

The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has hired two new specialist physicians who will aid in providing additional specialty services to the territory. Dr Chrisel Bovell has been employed as a medical specialist-internist in internal medicine, while Dr Omar Felix […]

by / on July 31, 2015 at 2:06 PM /
Cocaine to be destroyed; two still in custody

Cocaine to be destroyed; two still in custody

What has been described as a large quantity of cocaine has been ordered destroyed by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards, who also gave instruction for a relatively small portion of the illicit drug to be tendered into evidence. The drug was […]

by / on July 31, 2015 at 1:18 PM /
Unfair judging, Calypsonian claims after 24 years

Unfair judging, Calypsonian claims after 24 years

Ojinga this week collected an award for entering the local Calypso competition for 24 years, but not even the smile he flashed across the stage could hide the frustration of producing some of the best songs year after year, but […]

by / on July 31, 2015 at 8:13 AM /
12 bidding for streetlight project

12 bidding for streetlight project

In a effort to enhance transparency and accountability, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) yesterday publicly unveiled the cost at which each of 12 local and international bidders said they would undertake a massive street lighting project on behalf of the […]

by / on July 31, 2015 at 7:50 AM /
Promoter bemoans ‘dying’ Calypso, turnout

Promoter bemoans ‘dying’ Calypso, turnout

While lamenting what she described as the poor turnout at Calypso competitions on Tortola over the last few years, chairperson of the Calypso sub-committee which organizes the competition Lavida Cottoy said she is convinced the musical genre is dying in […]

by / on July 31, 2015 at 6:51 AM /
Like NDP, Sistah Joyce gives rivals pure licks

Like NDP, Sistah Joyce gives rivals pure licks

The top spots in this year’s Calypso contest on Tortola were swept by residents of Virgin Gorda, led by Joycelyn ‘Sistah Joyce’ Searles who used songs about hypocrites and politics to win the Calypso crown for the third straight year. […]

by / on July 30, 2015 at 2:45 PM /
Former fugitive pays 15 ‘corrupt’ cops?

Former fugitive pays 15 ‘corrupt’ cops?

During his court appearance in the British Virgin Islands yesterday (July 29), a teen wanted for murder in the United States made a very serious claim against some members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force. J’Wa Charlery described the […]

by / on July 30, 2015 at 12:20 PM /
Man gets nearly 2 years after crashing vehicle

Man gets nearly 2 years after crashing vehicle

Estervan Jefferson has been sentenced to nearly two years at Her Majesty’s Prison over a number of traffic-related offences after he drove away and crashed a vehicle belonging to the state-owned BVI Electricity Corporation. He was drunk at the time. […]

by / on July 30, 2015 at 11:35 AM /
Surveillance increased amid whooping cough

Surveillance increased amid whooping cough

Government Information Service – The Ministry of Health and Social Development is increasing surveillance and sample collection for Severe Acute Respiratory Illnesses following the results of an investigation on two suspected cases of Pertussis, also known as whooping cough detected […]

by / on July 30, 2015 at 10:39 AM /