Archive for May, 2017

BVI chefs leaving for regional competition

BVI chefs leaving for regional competition

After a year of territory-wide pre-competition practice dinners, the 2016/2017 National Culinary Team is ready to represent the British Virgin Islands (BVI) at the upcoming Taste of The Caribbean Competition. This annual competition is hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and […]

by / on May 31, 2017 at 8:27 PM /
Lawyer wants lengthy wait for trial considered

Lawyer wants lengthy wait for trial considered

Defence attorney Stephen Daniels has urged the court to consider during sentencing, the fact that the matters against his client Cayma Nibbs have been dragged through the court for years. “I think the defendant has duly paid the price for […]

by / on May 31, 2017 at 3:32 PM /
Taxi operators still ‘fighting’ for visitors

Taxi operators still ‘fighting’ for visitors

Minister responsible for the Taxi and Livery Commission Mark Vanterpoool has been urged to put measures in place to end the ‘fight’ among transport operators for charter yacht guests at ports of entry in the British Virgin Islands. Opposition member […]

by / on May 31, 2017 at 8:52 AM /
Combine Them -Lawmakers say too many marine fees

Combine Them -Lawmakers say too many marine fees

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Two members of the House of Assembly have recommended the merger of fees especially in the marine industry, adding that the move could result in more revenue for Government and less hassle. Leader […]

by / on May 31, 2017 at 8:39 AM /
CTL receives international recognition

CTL receives international recognition

Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL) Home Center this month received international recognition in the Newsworthy Magazine published by Orgill, which is a worldwide distributor in the home improvement industry. The local retail giant, over its 50 years, has been a stand-out […]

by / on May 31, 2017 at 8:38 AM /
Left with an injured arm – Man punches glass door

Left with an injured arm – Man punches glass door

Melvin Flaherty Jr, who was charged recently for allegedly assaulting two police officers during a traffic stop, was hauled back before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for being disorderly at the Road Town Police Station and for criminal damage. In a […]

by / on May 31, 2017 at 7:38 AM /
Magistrate orders review of video

Magistrate orders review of video

Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo has ordered the review of critical surveillance footage to determine whether to accept contractor Irvin Conner’s guilty plea regarding an incident in which he is charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Conner is accused of hitting […]

by / on May 31, 2017 at 6:13 AM /
3 who left home for better life sent back

3 who left home for better life sent back

Governor John Duncan has signed deportation orders for three natives of the Dominican Republic who entered the British Virgin Islands illegally, after leaving their homeland in search of a better life. They were sentenced in February to each serve six […]

by / on May 31, 2017 at 5:41 AM /
Gun case: Terry Smith shocked cousin visited him

Gun case: Terry Smith shocked cousin visited him

Firearm accused Terry Smith has told the Magistrate’s Court that, minutes before police raided his Butu Mountain home and found a loaded handgun, his cousin Kareem Durante had been close to the very area where the weapon was discovered. Police […]

by / on May 30, 2017 at 4:05 PM /
Skelton wants ports improved; fears visitor decline

Skelton wants ports improved; fears visitor decline

Relatively poor service at the territory’s seaports is what may start causing fewer people to visit the British Virgin Islands – not the increases in cruise permit fees. Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton made that declaration in […]

by / on May 30, 2017 at 1:35 PM /