Archive for September, 2015

Four men charged, allegedly beat motorist

Four men charged, allegedly beat motorist

Following more than a month of investigations, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has arrested and charged four men in relation to the beating of a motorist in the Sea Cow’s Bay area of Tortola in late August. It […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 5:29 PM /
Wheatley reaches out, faces hurdle

Wheatley reaches out, faces hurdle

Less than 24 hours after Premier Dr D Orlando Smith stated that none of the critics of the soon-to-be implemented National Health Insurance (NIS) plan has requested to meet with him on the contentious matter, one such critic has indicated […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 1:47 PM /
Some territories not moving fast enough – Cameron

Some territories not moving fast enough – Cameron

By Nedburn Thaffe (BVI News Online) British Prime Minister David Cameron said he has made it his personal priority to combat corrupt practices such as tax avoidance and money laundering, adding that some British Overseas Territories are not moving fast […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 1:40 PM /
BVI against high prices for upcoming broadband

BVI against high prices for upcoming broadband

Minister responsible for telecommunications Mark Vanterpool has declared that the size of a country or its population is irrelevant when it comes to providing access to cutting edge technology, adding that he does not expect consumers to pay ‘prohibitive prices’ […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 11:04 AM /
NHI hot air? No meeting sought with premier

NHI hot air? No meeting sought with premier

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Persons raising concerns about the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) plan have been in the media challenging Premier Dr D Orlando Smith to review certain aspects of the impending NHI, but none of […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM /
Slavery was abhorrent, but let’s move on – Britain

Slavery was abhorrent, but let’s move on – Britain

By Nedburn Thaffe (BVI News Online) While claiming that it is time to move on, British Prime Minister David Cameron has described slavery as ‘abhorrent,’ adding that it is the ‘most painful’ aspect of the historical relationship between countries in […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM /
Patsy Lake tackles Father Branche

Patsy Lake tackles Father Branche

Father Richard Branche has come under fire from at least one member of the BVI Horse Owners Association after he recently claimed that the likely introduction of parimutuel betting in a ‘Christian society’ like the British Virgin Islands would possibly […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 9:13 AM /
‘Exceedingly busy’ – O’Neal opens office

‘Exceedingly busy’ – O’Neal opens office

While noting that he recently opened a constituency office to become more accessible to the people, first-time parliamentarian Dr Hubert O’Neal said he has hardly made media headlines since reaping victory at the polls in June, but that fact must […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 8:17 AM /
Digicel to block unnecessary ads

Digicel to block unnecessary ads

Thursday, September 30 – Digicel today announced that it is deploying ad control technology at the network level on its networks across the globe to ensure a better experience for customers and to encourage the likes of Google, Facebook and […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 7:45 AM /
IMF delegation arrives in Dominica

IMF delegation arrives in Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has arrived in Dominica to assist the government develop a macro-economic framework in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika last month that resulted in losses and damages estimated […]

by / on September 30, 2015 at 7:10 AM /