Archive for January, 2016

Davos, inequality, and a dangerous new world

Davos, inequality, and a dangerous new world

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Wealth inequality is at the center of slow economic growth, war, and terrorism Countries that have less wealth inequality are more equitable and stable than those where the vast amount of wealth is controlled by a […]

by / on January 30, 2016 at 1:08 PM /
Two restaurants burglarized; two charged

Two restaurants burglarized; two charged

Two men have been arrested and charged in relation to separate burglaries committed at different restaurants recently on Main Street, Tortola. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), in response to queries by BVI News Online, named one of the […]

by / on January 29, 2016 at 8:55 PM /
Update: Nickera Smith still missing

Update: Nickera Smith still missing

There is still no trace of 22-year-old Hope Hill resident Nickera Smith who police said went missing last week Wednesday, January 27. The police, today, in their second media release regarding the disappearance, said: “Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands […]

by / on January 29, 2016 at 8:49 PM /
Lawmakers split over House continuing at 3am

Lawmakers split over House continuing at 3am

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Some members of the House of Assembly have expressed dissatisfaction that they are being made to remain at the legislature in Road Town in the wee hours of the morning, making amendments to […]

by / on January 29, 2016 at 2:25 PM /
BVI wants its own Silicon Valley, help from Disney

BVI wants its own Silicon Valley, help from Disney

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Upbeat about a proposed law allowing private sector investment in tertiary educational institutions here in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), lawmakers yesterday expressed hope that the internationally recognized Disney Institute and others will […]

by / on January 29, 2016 at 2:12 PM /
Opposition wants appointees on all gov’t boards

Opposition wants appointees on all gov’t boards

Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has recommended that the government makes provision to enable persons nominated by the parliamentary opposition to be appointed to the various government boards including the Financial Services Commission. He told the House of Assembly […]

by / on January 29, 2016 at 11:50 AM /
Skelton threatens clampdown on public smokers

Skelton threatens clampdown on public smokers

Health Minister Ronnie Skelton has made it clear that he will see to it that the legislation to ban smoking in public places is enforced, warning that businesses and individuals who breach the law will be fined. He gave the […]

by / on January 29, 2016 at 8:54 AM /
Pi-Yoyo gets 10 years for knife slaying

Pi-Yoyo gets 10 years for knife slaying

Alberto De La Rosa was sentenced in the High Court today (January 29) to 10 years in prison for the knife slaying of Riki Bautista Familia. The sentenced came more than three months after a jury returned a unanimous guilty […]

by / on January 29, 2016 at 8:14 AM /
Fahie to pressure gov’t regarding high prices

Fahie to pressure gov’t regarding high prices

First District Representative Andrew Fahie has promised to step up the pressure to have the National Democratic Party government address the high cost of living in the territory. The Opposition member said, among the measures he wants to see implemented […]

by / on January 29, 2016 at 8:13 AM /
Four overseas-based footballers to clash for BVI

Four overseas-based footballers to clash for BVI

Andrew College, Georgia, USA – Andrew College men’s soccer All-Region 17 honorees Lewis Jones, James Quinn, Josh Fines and Troy Ceasar have been named to the British Virgin Islands Men’s National Team roster for the 2016 Caribbean Cup by BVIFA […]

by / on January 29, 2016 at 7:13 AM /