Archive for February, 2017

Penn tells parliament: Decriminalize marijuana

Penn tells parliament: Decriminalize marijuana

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Junior Minister of Trade Marlon Penn today broke a long held silence in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) parliament when he implored the government to decriminalize the use of marijuana, adding that he […]

by / on February 28, 2017 at 8:36 PM /
Pressure rises -More gov’t members against airport

Pressure rises -More gov’t members against airport

Marlon Penn has downplayed suggestions that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government is imploding over the issue of whether the administration should now undertake extension of the runway at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport. Penn, who is the junior minister […]

by / on February 28, 2017 at 5:41 PM /
Fahie sheds light on prison fence; chides Walwyn

Fahie sheds light on prison fence; chides Walwyn

Leader of the opposition Andrew Fahie has criticized Minister responsible for prison Myron Walwyn for allowing a $200,000 fence bought for Her Majesty’s Prison to be lying idle in Road Town for six years. Fahie was responding to a BVI […]

by / on February 28, 2017 at 5:02 PM /
Graham fined $1K after badly beating wife

Graham fined $1K after badly beating wife

A man who reportedly beat his wife in public more than two years ago escaped direct imprisonment when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court today, February 28. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo fined Liston Graham $1,000 after noting positive reviews from a […]

by / on February 28, 2017 at 3:45 PM /
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 /
No specifics on BVI -Digicel cutting 25% of global staff

No specifics on BVI -Digicel cutting 25% of global staff

Digicel said it is not in a position at this time to specifically say if its staff in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will be affected by a massive redundancy programme the telecommunications company is undertaking globally. Representatives of the […]

by / on February 28, 2017 at 6:38 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 /