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83 phone calls -Married man faces court for murder

83 phone calls -Married man faces court for murder

Prosecutors are depending on telephone records, CCTV footage, travel records, alleged inconsistency in utterances, and forensics as they seek to have a 38-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, Santo Yamarco Hernandez, convicted of murder. The accused was denied bail today […]

by / on April 4, 2017 at 5:09 PM /
Absolute rubbish  Premier denies UK wants election

Absolute rubbish Premier denies UK wants election

While suggesting that certain forces are trying to undermine his government because it has been making good progress, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith last evening rubbished claims that the United Kingdom has threatened to actively intervene in the running of […]

by / on April 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Mark Vanterpool. File photo

Minister announces Royal, Carnival returning

  Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines are expected to make a re-entry into the British Virgin Islands in 2018 and 2019 respectively, Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool announced last evening, April 3. The two cruise companies pulled […]

by / on April 4, 2017 at 7:58 AM /
People breaching new retirement law

People breaching new retirement law

Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton said he has received formal complaints that some workers are being forced to proceed into retirement, because their employers or supervisors are still using the outdated retirement age of 60 years. Skelton […]

by / on April 4, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Gov’t told send road workers abroad to learn

Gov’t told send road workers abroad to learn

A suggestion has been made for the government to select workers from the Public Works Department to send overseas for training on how to properly repair roads. A resident made the call last evening during the government’s NDP Radio show, […]

by / on April 4, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
John Samuel appointed to serve on Public Service Commission

John Samuel appointed to serve on Public Service Commission

Government Information Service (press release) – John Samuel has been appointed to serve as a member of the Public Service Commission for a period of two years. His Excellency the Governor John S. Duncan, OBE acting in accordance with the […]

by / on April 4, 2017 at 7:40 AM /
Premier softens stance on airport project

Premier softens stance on airport project

Taking a softer position on a project he recently pushed forcefully, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith spoke into a radio microphone last evening, telling the British Virgin Islands that it is important for his government to ‘very carefully’ examine how […]

by / on April 4, 2017 at 7:16 AM /
Two children released from hospital after accidents

Two children released from hospital after accidents

Two children were treated and released from Peebles Hospital after being involved in separate motor vehicle accidents on Tortola over the past few days. They were both pedestrians at the time of the incidents, BVI News Online has confirmed. In […]

by / on April 4, 2017 at 6:57 AM /
I AM IN – Willock hints at political entry

I AM IN – Willock hints at political entry

Member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Julian Willock has hinted that he is mulling an entry into representational politics. “An announcement will be made shortly about my political intentions,” he told BVI News Online when contacted regarding a […]

by / on April 3, 2017 at 5:18 PM /
Update: Boat captain among 2 charged for gun

Update: Boat captain among 2 charged for gun

Police said two men were charged last Friday after a joint operation by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Customs uncovered a high-powered rifle and a quantity of ammunition onboard a cargo vessel. As was reported earlier today […]

by / on April 3, 2017 at 4:05 PM /