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Archive for February, 2017

Man allegedly threatens to douse woman with acid

Man allegedly threatens to douse woman with acid

Denvil Lettsome, a 65-year-old businessman who was reportedly caught on tape threatening to pour acid on a woman, has appeared before the Magistrate’s Court. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards granted the Josiah’s Bay resident $35,000 bail. It is alleged that, on […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 9:17 AM /
Study to be conducted on value of BVI’s natural resources

Study to be conducted on value of BVI’s natural resources

Government Information Service (press release) – The Territory is expected to benefit from a study on the Total Economic Valuation of its natural resources in 2019. The Government in partnership with the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) will oversee […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 8:11 AM /
Walwyn: I did not contradict the premier

Walwyn: I did not contradict the premier

Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has moved to clarify comments he made this week regarding China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and its possible involvement in a project to extend the runway at the state-owned Terrence B Lettsome International Airport. Walwyn […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 8:05 AM /
Todman promises to deliver by September

Todman promises to deliver by September

Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton said he is pleased with the progress being made on the new Iris O’Neal Medical Centre on Virgin Gorda, adding that he is looking forward to the completion of the project in […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 7:56 AM /
New beneficial ownership secured search system unveiled to industry

New beneficial ownership secured search system unveiled to industry

PRESS RELEASE – A new innovative technology platform, BOSSs (Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System), was unveiled to industry on Wednesday 1 February. The platform, which will go live in June, will allow BVI law enforcement to share information with UK […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 7:48 AM /
Court orders suspension of driver’s licence

Court orders suspension of driver’s licence

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has suspended a motorist’s driver’s licence following reports that he crashed into a perimeter fence at a water plant while driving under the influence of drug and alcohol. Kevin Small is now facing four charges as […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 7:46 AM /
ARREST BLOTTER: January 22 to 28

ARREST BLOTTER: January 22 to 28

The following is the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s list of people charged from January 22 to 28, 2017 Criminal damage On 25-01-2017 at 1900hrs – Police arrested and charged Rigoberto Calderon, 27, of Long Bush for Criminal Damage. Calderon […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 6:26 AM /
Nearly 40% of ESHS students make honour roll

Nearly 40% of ESHS students make honour roll

Nearly 40 percent of the entire student population at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) last academic year earned spots on the institution’s honour roll. To achieve such feat, a student must have at least an overall score of 70 percent, […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 9:13 PM /
5 students taken to hospital after bus incident

5 students taken to hospital after bus incident

Five female students of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) were taken to Peebles Hospital today after the school bus in which they were travelling made a sudden stop to avoid colliding with another vehicle at Brandywine Bay, Tortola. Up to […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 7:09 PM /
$6K fine for 3 marijuana plants

$6K fine for 3 marijuana plants

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has fined Jamari Lucien $6,000 for cultivation of three marijuana plants. After being fined, Lucien asked the court if he could pay $500 per month. But Magistrate Richards noted that, if he pays that sum at […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 4:01 PM /