Archive for April, 2016

One of 18 illegal immigrants in hospital

One of 18 illegal immigrants in hospital

One of the 18 illegal immigrants apprehended north-east of Tortola yesterday is being treated at Peebles Hospital, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). It did not disclose the person’s medical complaint. The other 17 illegal immigrants are […]

by / on April 29, 2016 at 3:54 PM /
Pickering: I am not selling out sports fishing

Pickering: I am not selling out sports fishing

Minister of Natural Resources and Labour Dr Kedrick Pickering has tried to make it clear to critics that he has not been ‘selling out’ the sport fishing industry. He made the declaration in light of claims that he has been […]

by / on April 29, 2016 at 11:27 AM /
Skelton chides rich people, touts socialism

Skelton chides rich people, touts socialism

While chiding rich members of the community who he said have been getting rich off the backs of the very poor they despise, Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton recently used the territory’s parliament to extol what he […]

by / on April 29, 2016 at 10:29 AM /
Tourists now flocking beauty salons – Christian

Tourists now flocking beauty salons – Christian

Junior Minister of Tourism Archibald Christian said he is pleased that a number of beauty salons have been cashing in on the expanded opportunities in the tourism industry, adding that a number of those establishments are also now catering to […]

by / on April 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM /
Fishermen, visitors urged not to litter Wharf

Fishermen, visitors urged not to litter Wharf

While noting that it will undertake various clean-up operations in the territory this year, the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) has appealed for fishermen and visitors to desist from throwing garbage and other waste items in the mangrove and other areas […]

by / on April 29, 2016 at 8:25 AM /
Photos: USVI Tramp

Photos: USVI Tramp

Several people this week descended on the streets of St Thomas in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands to participate in the annual rise and shine tramp. BVI News Online’s freelance photographer ANDRE ‘SHADOW’ DAWSON was there. Here are some of […]

by / on April 29, 2016 at 6:01 AM /
CCT: Services restored following outage

CCT: Services restored following outage

After experiencing hours of connection outage in the British Virgin Islands, telecommunications company CCT announced that its services have been restored fully. Marketing and Public Relations Manager at CCT Janet Brin said the outage was as a result of technical […]

by / on April 29, 2016 at 5:48 AM /
BVIslanders to benefit from new scholarship programme

BVIslanders to benefit from new scholarship programme

PRESS RELEASE – The Financial Services Implementation Unit (FSIU) commends the firm, Mourant Ozannes for its recent announcement of a Legal Scholarship Programme which will benefit BVIslanders. Mourant Ozannes is currently accepting applications for its Legal Scholarship Programme which will […]

by / on April 29, 2016 at 4:13 AM /
Gov: Sexual harassment reports being probed

Gov: Sexual harassment reports being probed

Governor John Duncan has confirmed that reports of sexual harassment in the public service have been filed and are being investigated by the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Police Service Commission (PoSC). “The PSC and the PoSC are dealing with […]

by / on April 28, 2016 at 1:31 PM /
Nickera Smith was murdered, police theorize

Nickera Smith was murdered, police theorize

Hopes that Colonial Insurance employee Nickera Smith would one day reunite with loved ones were completely shattered today when local police dropped a two-pronged shocker – that the body recently found is indeed Smith’s, and that the matter is being […]

by / on April 28, 2016 at 11:55 AM /