Archive for October, 2016

Not Significant -Walwyn on $16K for junior ministers

Not Significant -Walwyn on $16K for junior ministers

Government legislators today easily passed a motion which will pave the way for the two recently appointed junior ministers to get an additional $15,972 on their annual pay, including allowances for telephone, travel, and entertainment. Amid concerns from some quarters, […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 4:11 PM /
GUILTY: Man kills 5 goats to avenge ‘missing’ dog

GUILTY: Man kills 5 goats to avenge ‘missing’ dog

Oliver Chinnery, the resident of Jost Van Dyke who is charged with five counts of cruelty to animals, has pleaded guilty to the offence. Chinnery reportedly killed and caused ‘unnecessary suffering’ to five goats belonging to his relative, Val Hendricks. […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 3:05 PM /
INSPIRE BVI: Marriage built on community policing

INSPIRE BVI: Marriage built on community policing

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff On a Sunday evening roughly 10 years ago, Sean McCall – while engrossed in community policing – ran into a scenario that changed his life forever. He saw a woman – then unknown […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM /
Ships break down -Minister wants subsidy for farmers

Ships break down -Minister wants subsidy for farmers

While urging the government to better subsidize farmers in order to boost food security locally, Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool today raised concern about food shortages being experienced in recent times as a result of shipping companies being […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 2:35 PM /
Completed roadway touted as ‘a perfect example’

Completed roadway touted as ‘a perfect example’

The stretch of roadway now completed between Duff’s Bottom and the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, is the “perfect example” of the type of roads that will be built throughout the territory, according to Minister of Communication and […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 11:59 AM /
Premier in UK; insists on high-level talks

Premier in UK; insists on high-level talks

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has suggested that concern about its financial services industry is among the reasons it is still pressing for high-level engagement in negotiations regarding Brexit. Brexit essentially is the process by which the UK is leaving […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 11:56 AM /
Frustrated! Residents without water for days

Frustrated! Residents without water for days

There are fresh calls for the Water and Sewerage Department to provide better service as a number of communities, especially in the Third Electoral District, have been left without the precious commodity for days. Residents said the state-owned agency usually […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 7:37 AM /
Defense argument dismissed in major drug trial

Defense argument dismissed in major drug trial

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has rejected the argument that there is no evidence the two foreigners allegedly caught at sea with 548 kilograms of cocaine were actually in British Virgin Islands waters. The argument was put forward by defence attorneys […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 7:27 AM /
Burglar to spend another year in prison

Burglar to spend another year in prison

Doyle Guishard has been sentenced to serve another year at Her Majesty’s Prison. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards, while noting Guishard’s ‘checkered past’, specified that the sentence be served “at the end of any sentence already being served” by the convict. […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 6:52 AM /
‘Stable and Sound’

‘Stable and Sound’

The management of the state-owned National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI) has found it fit to issue a statement declaring that its current position is stable and sound. The declaration on the weekend followed a similar one from Government. […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 6:16 AM /