Archive for June, 2016

Gunman strikes on Virgin Gorda

Gunman strikes on Virgin Gorda

Reports reaching BVI News Online from the island of Virgin Gorda are that a man was robbed at gunpoint last night, June 29. The incident took place in the Windy Hill area. Reliable sources on the island said the victim, […]

by / on June 30, 2016 at 4:15 PM /
Grant, Hazel in hospital; gun seized after fight

Grant, Hazel in hospital; gun seized after fight

Two men are in Peebles Hospital and an illegal gun seized following a nasty fight at Paraquita Bay before dawn today, June 30. One of the two is said to be nursing a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Area residents […]

by / on June 30, 2016 at 1:17 PM /
FULL SPEECH: BVI wants direct part in UK, EU talks

FULL SPEECH: BVI wants direct part in UK, EU talks

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has declared emphatically that it wants to be directly involved in upcoming negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Europe Union (EU). It does not want mere consultations through the UK. Premier Dr D […]

by / on June 30, 2016 at 1:14 PM /
Tears of joy as gov’t worker wins $5K

Tears of joy as gov’t worker wins $5K

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Telecommunications giant Digicel certainly made one woman a happy customer when it showed up at her workplace in the Central Administration Complex and gave her $5,000. Overcome with emotions after winning the sum, […]

by / on June 30, 2016 at 8:55 AM /
Burglar wants ‘second chance’

Burglar wants ‘second chance’

After confessing that he is a burglar, Malik Maduro described his behaviour as foolish, and asked the court for what he said is a second chance. He is charged with attempted burglary and two counts of burglary. When Senior Magistrate […]

by / on June 30, 2016 at 8:49 AM /
Vanterpool pleads for local heads

Vanterpool pleads for local heads

Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool said the reason he wants locals to head public institutions in the British Virgin Islands is the fact that they have to live with the consequences of their professional decisions. The minister, in […]

by / on June 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM /
Man in trouble after ‘buying’ game seen on Fb

Man in trouble after ‘buying’ game seen on Fb

Jenaro Vanterpool who pleaded guilty to handling a stolen Playstation game has been granted $50,000 signed bail in the Magistrate’s Court. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards will sentence him on July 13. The 22-year-old this month told the court that he […]

by / on June 30, 2016 at 7:58 AM /
Fraser troubled agriculture ‘in free fall’

Fraser troubled agriculture ‘in free fall’

Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser yesterday told a group of primary school graduates in his constituency that the territory’s agriculture industry is in free fall with no sign of stabilization or reversal, adding that the students must help to […]

by / on June 30, 2016 at 7:50 AM /
‘What appears to be’

‘What appears to be’

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” is not a Bible Scripture, but a quote from a poem written by Sir Walter Scott in 1808. In the attempt to hide or cover truth, many […]

by / on June 30, 2016 at 6:57 AM /
Boat captains being smuggled into BVI – Smith

Boat captains being smuggled into BVI – Smith

Painting a picture of rampant lawlessness in the yachting industry, Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith has claimed that the British Virgin Islands is now facing a security risk because of the number of boat captains being smuggled into the territory […]

by / on June 29, 2016 at 3:19 PM /