Archive for December, 2015

Legal showdown likely over NHI

Legal showdown likely over NHI

The NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group said it is considering to mount a legal challenge against the government over its decision to implement the mandatory National Health Insurance programme despite request to have it reviewed. The lobby group made […]

by / on December 31, 2015 at 2:09 PM /
Contractor accused of beating woman at her workplace

Contractor accused of beating woman at her workplace

A local contractor was taken into police custody recently after he went to a woman’s work place on Tortola and landed several blows on her during a brawl, BVI News Online understands. The incident was allegedly witnessed by several onlookers. […]

by / on December 31, 2015 at 9:37 AM /
New Year: Celebrations begin to mark start of 2016

New Year: Celebrations begin to mark start of 2016

BBC News – The world has begun celebrating the start of a New Year, with revellers in Australia and New Zealand some of the first to usher in 2016. Crowds counted down the last seconds of 2015 at Auckland’s Sky […]

by / on December 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM /
Cleanse your thoughts for 2016, Penn urges residents

Cleanse your thoughts for 2016, Penn urges residents

Eight District Representative Marlon Penn is urging residents across the territory to, among other things, make a commitment to cleanse their thoughts, words and actions for the New Year which is just hours away. “As we journey into 2016, I […]

by / on December 31, 2015 at 4:00 AM /
US customs officials warn C’bean migrants about sea travel

US customs officials warn C’bean migrants about sea travel

Caribbean Media Corporation (Puerto Rico) – United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have issued a strong warning to Caribbean migrants who take to the sea in an effort to reach the US, saying that the venture is treacherous […]

by / on December 31, 2015 at 1:50 AM /
EXCLUSIVE: Frustrated husband shares painful details of bus tragedy

EXCLUSIVE: Frustrated husband shares painful details of bus tragedy

By Nedburn Thaffe, BVI News Online Already reeling from the loss of his wife who was killed in the tour bus accident in Cane Garden Bay on December 6, United States resident, Richard Kettner said his grief has been multiplied […]

by / on December 30, 2015 at 9:40 AM /
Venezuela Socialists dispute opposition win in eight seats

Venezuela Socialists dispute opposition win in eight seats

BBC News – Members of Venezuela’s Socialist party are disputing the election of eight opposition candidates in legislative elections held on 6 December. The opposition won a two-thirds majority which enables it to challenge socialist President Nicolas Maduro. On Tuesday, […]

by / on December 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM /
Skelton wants a healthier 2016 for the BVI

Skelton wants a healthier 2016 for the BVI

Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton has indicated that as the year draws to a close he is now looking forward to a ‘healthier and prosperous’ 2016 for residents in the British Virgin Islands. The Minister and Territorial […]

by / on December 30, 2015 at 8:00 AM /
Health Division gets tough on food handlers

Health Division gets tough on food handlers

The Environmental Health Division has indicated that it will be enforcing stringent requirements for persons applying for food handlers permit in the territory, in an effort to improve efficiency in the system. According to Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer, Yolanda […]

by / on December 30, 2015 at 7:40 AM /
El Nino weather ‘could be as bad as 1998’, says Nasa

El Nino weather ‘could be as bad as 1998’, says Nasa

BBC News – The US space agency Nasa has warned that the effects of the current El Nino weather phenomenon could be as bad as those of 1998, the strongest on record. That El Nino played havoc with world weather […]

by / on December 30, 2015 at 7:17 AM /