Archive for January, 2017

Winter in more trouble – charged for illegal gun

Winter in more trouble – charged for illegal gun

Police today charged 19-year-old Omarie Winter with possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. He was among five persons nabbed during an early morning search of a residence he occupied in what police said is the Nibbs […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 9:38 PM /
Power outages expected as new system undergoes test

Power outages expected as new system undergoes test

Government Information Service (press release) – The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) commenced final preliminary testing of the new Wartsila Generators as part of the Phase V Power Development Programme at the Pockwood Pond Power Station. Minister for Communications […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 6:28 PM /
Man says BVI prison is the best; thought it was worse

Man says BVI prison is the best; thought it was worse

Belle Vue resident Mariano Farrington has declared in court that Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut, British Virgin Islands, is the best correctional facility he has experienced. He made the claim yesterday (January 30) after Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo rejected […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 3:05 PM /
Walwyn concerned: Students shunning teaching

Walwyn concerned: Students shunning teaching

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) does not have sufficient qualified educators because not many youths are interested in becoming teachers, said Minister of Education Myron Walwyn. He noted that the situation is not unique to the BVI. “This is a […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM /
Law student allegedly ‘doctors’ trade licence

Law student allegedly ‘doctors’ trade licence

Already facing a raft of charges including theft, Shekima Lettsome-Joseph yesterday appeared in the Magistrate’s Court with two more charges added to her rap sheet. The latest charges are forgery and uttering forged documents. She is now being accused of […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 9:24 AM /
Major shakeup – Delma Maduro heads resort board

Major shakeup – Delma Maduro heads resort board

There has been a major shakeup in the management of the state-owned Prospect Reef Resort, with the National Democratic Party (NDP) government confirming what it said is a brand new board of directors headed by Delma Maduro. The change comes […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 8:55 AM /
Wanted man caught: Two guilty of illegal entry

Wanted man caught: Two guilty of illegal entry

Two men who were taken into police custody last week for illegal entry were further remanded after pleading guilty in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, January 30. They are brothers-in-law Chevon Russell (36) and 25-year-old Jack Gordon Benjamin who is a […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 8:50 AM /
Congress expected to stanch VIP bleeding

Congress expected to stanch VIP bleeding

The highest decision-making body of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Congress, will meet in an effort to settle the latest public dispute between the party’s chairman Andrew Fahie and his predecessor Julian Fraser. “The Congress of the Virgin Islands […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 8:15 AM /
Overnight visitors pass 400,000 for first time

Overnight visitors pass 400,000 for first time

Government Information Service (press release) – The British Virgin Islands tourism sector continues a pattern of growth, as indicated by an increase in overnight visitor arrivals during 2016. According to figures recently released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 5:00 AM /
Fraser: VIP lacks trust; deceit used to remove me

Fraser: VIP lacks trust; deceit used to remove me

Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser is this afternoon claiming that there is a ‘serious issue of trust’ within the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), adding that deception was used to unseat him last November as Chairman of the political […]

by / on January 30, 2017 at 3:55 PM /