Archive for April, 2017

BVICCHA decries cost of doing business; lauds gov’t

BVICCHA decries cost of doing business; lauds gov’t

While lauding the National Democratic Party (NDP) government for the work it has been doing to improve the business landscape of the British Virgin Islands, the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVI-CCHA) yesterday called for a working group […]

by / on April 30, 2017 at 8:03 AM /
BUY LOCAL – How long have we been saying it?

BUY LOCAL – How long have we been saying it?

Amid calls for consumers in the British Virgin Islands to buy local goods and services now more than ever due to international developments, business operators at the territory’s premier trade expo yesterday called for consumers to be granted certain incentives […]

by / on April 30, 2017 at 7:49 AM /
Fire guts car

Fire guts car

Fire gutted a motor vehicle yesterday in the Little Dix Hill area of East End, Tortola. It is not yet clear what caused the blaze, but members of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service visited the scene, and helped […]

by / on April 30, 2017 at 5:34 AM /
PHOTOS: BVI royalties in USVI parade

PHOTOS: BVI royalties in USVI parade

Troupes and individuals showcased their creativity in the streets of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, during that territory’s children parade on Friday. Participants  included the 2017 British Virgin Islands (BVI) Prince and Princess Jonathan Hutchinson and Jae’da DeCastro. Basketball players […]

by / on April 30, 2017 at 4:34 AM /
The deadly church cult!

The deadly church cult!

By Dickson Igwe, contributor Jack the Pious and Jill Religious should beware of Queen Jezebel. The following story is a warning about unaccountable church leadership. It is an individual interpretation of an article written by Boze Herrington in The Atlantic […]

by / on April 30, 2017 at 3:20 AM /
Scotia goes blue to fight child sex abuse

Scotia goes blue to fight child sex abuse

Avanell Sylvester couldn’t help but cry as she spoke about children who have been sexually abused. She knows some of them. It is for that reason that she has been championing at her workplace – Scotiabank in Road Town – […]

by / on April 29, 2017 at 8:40 AM /
Winter sentenced to 5 years for gun, gets advice

Winter sentenced to 5 years for gun, gets advice

Omarie Winter has been sentenced to five years in prison. Magistrate Ayanna Baptise-DaBreo sentenced the 19-year-old this morning (April 28) in relation to an illegal handgun and eight rounds of ammunition. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment for the […]

by / on April 28, 2017 at 2:30 PM /
Josephine Rhymer laid to rest

Josephine Rhymer laid to rest

Scores of relatives and friends assembled in Cane Garden Bay on Wednesday (April 26) to pay final respects to one-half of the British Virgin Islands’ longest married couple, Josephine ‘Mama’ Rhymer. She passed away on April 12 at age 97, […]

by / on April 28, 2017 at 1:36 PM /
Gov’t mulls up to 300% increase in cruise permit fees

Gov’t mulls up to 300% increase in cruise permit fees

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The government has announced the new cruise permit fees it is proposing for local and foreign vessels day-tripping in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The biggest increase is by 300 percent for locals […]

by / on April 28, 2017 at 10:21 AM /
Prisoner on the run after escaping on VG

Prisoner on the run after escaping on VG

Police have issued an appeal for help in locating a resident of the Valley, Olanzo Dore, 31, who they said escaped custody after he was placed on remand by the Magistrate’s Court in Virgin Gorda. Prison and police officers were […]

by / on April 28, 2017 at 9:40 AM /