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Archive for February, 2017

Gadietz’s contract renewed for ninth time -Digicel

Gadietz’s contract renewed for ninth time -Digicel

After signing his first brand ambassador contract in 2008, radio personality DJ Gadietz once again renewed his commitment to Digicel for a ninth consecutive year. “The popular Disc Jockey, community activist and host of The International Morning Ride Show, whose […]

by / on February 7, 2017 at 7:25 AM /
Man in the Middle: Pregnant woman escapes taser shot

Man in the Middle: Pregnant woman escapes taser shot

A woman is being accused of stunning her ex-lover with a taser, allegedly because the man prevented her from attacking his pregnant girlfriend. Lashauna Marshall pleaded not guilty to being armed with an offensive weapon and common assault. Allegations are […]

by / on February 7, 2017 at 7:19 AM /
Fraser replaced – Fahie now opposition leader

Fraser replaced – Fahie now opposition leader

Months after being voted out as Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Julian Fraser suffered another blow when he was replaced officially today as Leader of the Opposition. His arch rival, Andrew Fahie, is now the holder of […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 12:18 PM /
Boynes to spend at least 30 years in prison

Boynes to spend at least 30 years in prison

Kenyatta Boynes must serve a minimum of 30 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole in relation to the 2014 murder of Paul Prentice. Justice Nicola Byer handed down that sentence in the High Court this morning, February […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 11:46 AM /
Sentence reduced in Cordell O’Neal gun case

Sentence reduced in Cordell O’Neal gun case

Cordell O’Neal, the son of former legislator Irene Penn-O’Neal, has received a reduced prison sentence for gun offences to which he pleaded guilty two years ago. The Court of Appeal last Friday reduced his sentence from seven years and 10 […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 9:55 AM /
Taxi-man charged for sex with minor

Taxi-man charged for sex with minor

A taxi operator who is just over 30 years old has been arrested and charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of consent (16 years), BVI News Online has confirmed. Details of the case are expected […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 9:52 AM /
Cruise ship passenger dies after falling ill on tour

Cruise ship passenger dies after falling ill on tour

A cruise ship passenger from London, England, died after falling ill during a tour of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last week Friday, February 3. He has been identified as Leith Pond, 71. Reports reaching BVI News Online […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 8:38 AM /
Fraser not surprised: JIPA suing NHI over contract

Fraser not surprised: JIPA suing NHI over contract

Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has indicated that he is not surprised there is now a major dispute involving operators of the state-owned National Health Insurance (NHI) and the Florida-based JIPA Network. Under a contract signed in October 2015, […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 8:35 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Sixty and still studying- Robyn Fawcett

INSPIRE BVI: Sixty and still studying- Robyn Fawcett

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Retirement couldn’t be further away for 60-year-old Robyn Fawcett, who has spent much of her adult life sailing across the world and experiencing many professions. The Australian native, who has been living in […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Woman stabbed

Woman stabbed

A 46-year-old resident of the Valley in Virgin Gorda is being accused of stabbing his estranged girlfriend in the leg during an argument in the Leverick Bay Hotel area. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed that Richard […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 7:15 AM /