Archive for October, 2015

Who will be appointed? UK allows 2 junior ministers

Who will be appointed? UK allows 2 junior ministers

Persons in the British Virgin Islands are waiting with bated breath to find out who Premier Dr D Orlando Smith will appoint as junior ministers following the United Kingdom’s decision to allow two such appointments. The Governor’s Office headed by […]

by / on October 30, 2015 at 8:06 AM /
Gov’t urged to regulate fee increases

Gov’t urged to regulate fee increases

Ending a month in which FirstBank and telecoms company LIME announced individual fee increases, two social commentators have urged the government to undertake legislative amendments that would prevent certain private entities from increasing service fees when they so desire. Donald […]

by / on October 30, 2015 at 8:00 AM /
Festival all about money, Smith laments

Festival all about money, Smith laments

With debates rife each year over whether the annual Emancipation Festival celebration has lost its meaning, talk show host Shaina Smith is giving an early warning that she is by no means pleased with the direction the event has taken, […]

by / on October 30, 2015 at 5:33 AM /
Security, motorist square off

Security, motorist square off

A RiteWay Supermarket security guard is today nursing injuries following a bloody fight outside the  establishment in Purcell Estate earlier this week that was witnessed by several customers. BVI News Online has been told that the incident, which unfolded on […]

by / on October 30, 2015 at 5:00 AM /
Several hurt as plane catches fire at airport

Several hurt as plane catches fire at airport

  Associated Foreign Press  (United States) — Several people were injured when an airliner caught fire while taxiing to a runway at Fort Lauderdale in Florida on Thursday, authorities said. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said an engine caught fire […]

by / on October 30, 2015 at 4:53 AM /
BDO Primary School Football league update

BDO Primary School Football league update

PRESS RELEASE – The top of the group clash between Cedar Green and Seventh Day Adventist School U12’s ended all square at 1-1, as BDO Primary School Football continued this week. After squandering a trio of good first half chances, […]

by / on October 30, 2015 at 4:50 AM /
MALE to launch chapter on JVD

MALE to launch chapter on JVD

The local youth mentorship programme MALE (Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere) has stated that, as part of its efforts to expand throughout the territory, it will soon launch a chapter on the island of Jost Van Dyke (JVD) and at the […]

by / on October 30, 2015 at 4:15 AM /
Another break-in at ferry terminal

Another break-in at ferry terminal

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are trying to apprehend the person who broke into the Customs and Immigration building at the West End Ferry Terminal on Tortola. Employees of the facility turned up for work yesterday […]

by / on October 29, 2015 at 2:52 PM /
People removing shoes, belts to enter court

People removing shoes, belts to enter court

Entering the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole on Tortola these days is like passing through a rigid security check-point at an international airport. Persons – except for court staff and lawyers – are now being asked randomly to remove their […]

by / on October 29, 2015 at 11:29 AM /
Medics declare full support for NHI

Medics declare full support for NHI

As the government continues to face criticism over the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan which it said will be implemented on January 1, the BVI Medical Association headed by Dr Harlan O Vanterpool has declared its full support for the […]

by / on October 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM /