Archive for December, 2016

Seven children charged for school burglary

Seven children charged for school burglary

Police said they have charged seven juveniles, including two females, after they admitted to illegally entering the Francis Lettsome Primary School in Greenland at least three times over the holiday weekend, resulting in widespread property damage. Four of the seven […]

by / on December 30, 2016 at 2:36 PM /
Pedestrian in hospital after being hit

Pedestrian in hospital after being hit

A woman was taken to Peebles Hospital this afternoon following a motor vehicle accident on Flemming Street in Road Town. She was hit by a motor vehicle in the vicinity of the Flow store, BVI News understands. Eyewitnesses say she […]

by / on December 30, 2016 at 2:07 PM /
Workers near retirement age get options

Workers near retirement age get options

When the new Retirement Age Act 2016 takes effect, some employees will be able to determine if they want to properly retire at the current age (60 years) or when they reach the new retirement age that will be 65. […]

by / on December 30, 2016 at 10:49 AM /
Myron Walwyn concludes: My dad is alright

Myron Walwyn concludes: My dad is alright

Relatives, friends, and well-wishers converged at Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church yesterday to celebrate the life of Vincent ‘Vern’ Walwyn – the father of education minister Myron Walwyn. The late native of Nevis died on December 18 – two weeks […]

by / on December 30, 2016 at 8:04 AM /
Security guards should call cops; not have guns

Security guards should call cops; not have guns

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews is advising against security guards having guns, adding that tackling armed offenders should be left up to the police. He said that is among the reasons he also has rejected requests from a number of […]

by / on December 30, 2016 at 7:51 AM /
2016 top athletes awarded

2016 top athletes awarded

A number of local athletes who excelled at their respective sporting disciplines during this year were awarded during the 2016 Athletes Awards Gala held at the Moorings Mariner Inn last evening, December 29. Top athletes were awarded across three different […]

by / on December 30, 2016 at 7:03 AM /
32 inmates released early in 2015

32 inmates released early in 2015

The Governor’s Office is reporting that 32 inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison received approval for early release from incarceration last year. “Of those released [early], four were released on compulsory supervision orders. Two of those orders were revoked, resulting in […]

by / on December 30, 2016 at 6:54 AM /
Improved service for holders of many trade licences

Improved service for holders of many trade licences

Holders of multiple trade licenses will soon get a temporary opportunity to have their licenses renewed within two days, according to Karia Christopher, director of the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs. The department further announced that the […]

by / on December 30, 2016 at 6:40 AM /
Ferry service blamed for inadequate gov’t work

Ferry service blamed for inadequate gov’t work

While noting that the current ferry service to Anegada ‘severely hampers’ the government’s overall access to the island, the Deputy Governor’s Office has called for a significantly improved ferry service between Virgin Gorda and Anegada. It noted that the current […]

by / on December 29, 2016 at 1:29 PM /
Accused allegedly shot Moony over brother’s death

Accused allegedly shot Moony over brother’s death

Essadro Jefferson, the resident of Long Look who is charged with attempted murder and possession of explosives, was denied bail in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. The 22-year-old native of St Kitts and Nevis is accused of trying to gun down […]

by / on December 29, 2016 at 8:48 AM /