Archive for February, 2017

Man allegedly masturbates in front little daughter

Man allegedly masturbates in front little daughter

A man accused of making several sexual advances, including masturbating in front his daughter who is now 12-year-old, has been granted bail in the Magistrate’s Court. The 39-year-old accused is charged with indecent assault. The child now lives with her […]

by / on February 28, 2017 at 8:35 AM /
WRONG FENCE: $200K stting in parking lot six years

WRONG FENCE: $200K stting in parking lot six years

Six years after tax-payers’ money was used to buy a fence to replace the one currently at Her Majesty’s Prison, the said fence has been sitting in a Road Town parking lot because it is said to be inappropriate. The […]

by / on February 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
More youths seeking ‘hand-outs’ from gov’t

More youths seeking ‘hand-outs’ from gov’t

While suggesting that an increasing number of young people who should be employed have been applying for public assistance, the Ministry of Health and Social Development said there is need for the territory to address the culture of ‘hand outs’. […]

by / on February 28, 2017 at 7:54 AM /
Brother causes sister ‘severe injuries’ in fight

Brother causes sister ‘severe injuries’ in fight

A brother-sister altercation that unfolded last year has left one sibling with injuries and the other facing criminal charges. Charged with assault causing actual bodily harm is Ronni David of Fort Hill, Tortola. He pleaded guilty to the offence when […]

by / on February 28, 2017 at 7:13 AM /
Prisoners to help remove debris from roadways

Prisoners to help remove debris from roadways

Director of the Public Works Department Jeffery Skelton said arrangements are being made to have inmates from Her Majesty’s Prison help clear roadways of debris when necessary. He said Superintendent of Prisons David Foot has agreed to make a total […]

by / on February 27, 2017 at 8:17 PM /
NHI claims hospital attempts to over-charge too

NHI claims hospital attempts to over-charge too

The National Health Insurance (NHI) has stopped just short of claiming that the management of the state-owned Peebles Hospital – like private healthcare providers – has been over-charging NHI contributors for services rendered. Deputy Director at the NHI Roy Barry, […]

by / on February 27, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
Gov’t to close down dump, charge vehicle owners

Gov’t to close down dump, charge vehicle owners

The government said it intends to close down the derelict vehicle dump located in Sea Cows Bay, adding that it is minded to start enforcing a piece of legislation that requires persons to foot the cost of disposing their derelict […]

by / on February 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
‘I will not remain quiet’

‘I will not remain quiet’

While announcing a number of projects to be pursued in his constituency using more than $300,000 allocated in the budget this financial year, representative of Second Electoral District Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull said he will not stop campaigning for the Cane […]

by / on February 27, 2017 at 7:39 AM /
Vanterpool fights hospital’s request for $3.7M

Vanterpool fights hospital’s request for $3.7M

Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool has fought against a proposal the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has made for its budget to pay staff to increase by $3.7 million this financial year. The minister said the BVIHSA should […]

by / on February 27, 2017 at 7:37 AM /
Man accused of assault in nightclub bathroom

Man accused of assault in nightclub bathroom

Jordan Jack, a man accused of assaulting a woman in the bathroom of a nightclub, was been granted $20,000 bail. During his appearance in the Magistrate’s Court, the Purcell Estate resident pleaded not guilty to common assault. Allegations are that, […]

by / on February 27, 2017 at 7:24 AM /