Archive for May, 2016

Festival Village named in honour of Rita Francis

Festival Village named in honour of Rita Francis

While announcing that the official launch of this year’s Emancipation Festival will take place on July 1 and 2, the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fair Committee (VIFFC) disclosed that the Road Town Festival Village will be named in honour of […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 3:22 PM /
Woman ‘jokingly’ hits lover in face with 2×4 plank

Woman ‘jokingly’ hits lover in face with 2×4 plank

A Jamaican woman who is accused of hitting her boyfriend across the face with a 2×4 plank has told the Magistrate’s Court that she was joking when she hit him. “I was just running a joke with him… We talked […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 2:05 PM /
LIAT launching flight between BVI, Barbados

LIAT launching flight between BVI, Barbados

Regional carrier LIAT is to launch direct service between the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Barbados this week. The airline told BVI News Online that the inaugural flight will take place tomorrow afternoon, June 1, ending at the Terrence B […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 9:23 AM /
Magistrate: Marijuana remains a crime

Magistrate: Marijuana remains a crime

While handing down a sentence for cannabis possession this month, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo found it fit to make it clear that ‘marijuana remains a crime’ in the British Virgin Islands. “Until the law in the Virgin Island’s changes, marijuana remains […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 8:33 AM /
Woman caught ‘shadowy figure’ in her room

Woman caught ‘shadowy figure’ in her room

Already struggling with a relatively lengthy rap sheet, Glenville Callwood will have to answer to yet another burglary charge when he returns before the Magistrate’s Court in July. In the case that prompted his latest court appearance, Callwood allegedly broke […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 8:04 AM /
Pope complains to gov, denies burning vehicle

Pope complains to gov, denies burning vehicle

Simeon Pope has been fuming over what he said is the run-around he has been getting from either the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) or NAGICO Insurances after his vehicle was damaged by fire back in January. He stated […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 8:00 AM /
Commish tells residents: Stop protecting criminals

Commish tells residents: Stop protecting criminals

As law enforcers step up their efforts to curb the number of burglaries taking place in the British Virgin Islands, Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has appealed to the public for help, adding that it is unacceptable for members of […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 7:28 AM /
Gov’t satisfied with progress of road works under CDB

Gov’t satisfied with progress of road works under CDB

The Ministry of Communication and Works said it is pleased with the progress of the different road works being undertaken with the $15.7 million loan received from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The first contract under the infrastructure development programme […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 7:06 AM /
New law to protect savings at banks now in effect

New law to protect savings at banks now in effect

Government Information Service (press release) – Depositors of financial institutions in the Territory will be provided protection following the enactment of the Virgin Islands Deposit Insurance Act 2016. The Government of the Virgin Islands acknowledged the need to offer some […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 6:41 AM /
Road Town wins youth football clash; Valley blocks North Sound

Road Town wins youth football clash; Valley blocks North Sound

Road Town Football Club has won the BVI Football Association Youth Championship 2016. It emerged overall victor after beating West End Tigers Football Club 5-0 on Saturday (May 28) at the AO Shirley Recreational Grounds. Their total dominance especially in […]

by / on May 31, 2016 at 6:10 AM /