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Archive for February, 2017

Goodbye Obama!

Goodbye Obama!

Former President of the United States Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have left the British Virgin Islands (BVI) where they spent 10 days vacationing on an island owned by British billionaire Sir Richard Branson. The BVI government, in a […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 3:49 PM /
Court punishes motorist who lied after crash

Court punishes motorist who lied after crash

A 52-year-old native of the United States, who overturned a company vehicle and then reported it stolen, has pleaded guilty to making a false report to the police, adding that he initially lied because he didn’t want to be fired […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 9:25 AM /
Winter pleads guilty in gun case

Winter pleads guilty in gun case

Omarie Winter has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of explosives and unlawful possession of a firearm. The 19-year-old answered to the gun offences when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, February 1. Magistrate Ayanna Batiste-DaBreo further remanded him, pending […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 8:59 AM /
‘He is gonna lead VIP to the ultimate goal’ – Wheatley

‘He is gonna lead VIP to the ultimate goal’ – Wheatley

President of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Dr Natalio Wheatley has lauded the leadership qualities that he said are possessed by his party’s chairman Andrew Fahie, adding that Fahie is poised to lead the organization to general election victory. […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 7:58 AM /
Second suspect held regarding gun murder

Second suspect held regarding gun murder

Reports reaching BVI News Online are that police have held a second suspect in relation to the gun murder of bar operator Franklyn Fahie. Law enforcers held the young man during an operation in which an illegal item was found. […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 7:57 AM /
Islanders win title before competition ends

Islanders win title before competition ends

Although they have to wait for the official presentation of the trophy, the Islanders on Sunday (January 29) secured a fourth consecutive BVI Football Association National League title. They did so with a 2-1 win over the Rebels Football Club. […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 6:16 AM /
Sonnel tells court: ‘Everybody make mistake’

Sonnel tells court: ‘Everybody make mistake’

Sonnel Hanley, who has faced the court in at least his third case of randomly slapping a member of the public, has declared that everyone makes mistakes. During his latest appearance before the Magistrate’s Court, Hanley, in a bid to […]

by / on February 1, 2017 at 1:49 PM /
Desperate man in court for stealing cousin’s food

Desperate man in court for stealing cousin’s food

A 21-year-old Virgin Gorda man who burgled his cousin’s residence because he reportedly was desperate for food and water has been granted $30,000 signed bail. Jelani Marquis pleaded guilty to burglary and two counts of theft when he appeared before […]

by / on February 1, 2017 at 8:51 AM /
Teachers fleeing schools; I don’t blame them!

Teachers fleeing schools; I don’t blame them!

Former teacher at Elmore Stoutt High School Sharie DeCastro has claimed that teachers in the territory are leaving public schools now more than ever, adding that the exodus is for plausible reasons including low salaries, lack of consultation regarding curriculum, […]

by / on February 1, 2017 at 8:22 AM /
Wife takes ‘man of the house’ to court

Wife takes ‘man of the house’ to court

A Jamaican man accused of assaulting his wife has pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate Court. Raymond Bryan, who resides at Old Plantation, told the court that it was his wife who attacked him. Police observed ‘scratches’ on Mr Bryan, […]

by / on February 1, 2017 at 8:06 AM /