Archive for June, 2017

Injured persons ferried to Tortola for treatment

Injured persons ferried to Tortola for treatment

A vessel carrying two injured passengers arrived at the Road Town Jetty approximately 7:20pm, following reports of a motor vehicle accident on Virgin Gorda today, June 24. The injured parties were then removed from the vessel, stretchered to two awaiting ambulances, and […]

by / on June 24, 2017 at 7:09 PM /
Walwyn calls for trade school

Walwyn calls for trade school

Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has called for the establishment of a trade school in the British Virgin Islands. He directed the call at Premier Dr D Orlando Smith during a graduation ceremony yesterday (June 23) at the Virgin Islands […]

by / on June 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM /
Hospital goes ‘minutes’ without power

Hospital goes ‘minutes’ without power

Technicians were whipped into action at Peebles Hospital today (June 24) when the medical facility’s back-up generator failed to start during a power outage in Road Town, Tortola. Chief Executive Officer at the state-owned facility, Paula Chester-Cumberbatch, said no equipment […]

by / on June 24, 2017 at 5:28 PM /
Principal defends numbers as eight graduate

Principal defends numbers as eight graduate

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff In an atmosphere filled with pride and even the merry sound of vuvuzelas, eight students celebrated the completion an educational journey into technical studies – a field into which too few natives of […]

by / on June 24, 2017 at 5:26 PM /
Nasty crash leaves persons in hospital

Nasty crash leaves persons in hospital

An unknown number of persons have been transported to Peebles Hospital following a nasty motor vehicle accident this morning, June 24. The accident is said to have happened in the Free Bottom Hill area of Tortola. BVI News Online understands […]

by / on June 24, 2017 at 1:12 PM /
A family conversation (part 1)

A family conversation (part 1)

By Shaina M. Smith, contributor  I had a conversation with two friends a few weeks ago on The Vigilate Dialogues television programme that was enlightening. It has put me to reflect on how as a society we have come to […]

by / on June 24, 2017 at 12:53 PM /
Ole England, Nostalgia, and Brexit

Ole England, Nostalgia, and Brexit

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor There is a lesson for these Virgin Isles, and for countries striving for social and economic prosperity in the proceeding narrative. It states that national success is not derived through the cynical adoption of populist xenophobia, […]

by / on June 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM /
Inside the banks – Customers owe $919M

Inside the banks – Customers owe $919M

A study funded by the government has found that banks operating in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are together owed hundreds of millions of dollars, and the persons owing are mainly customers in the territory. “BVI banks’ assets include $919 […]

by / on June 23, 2017 at 1:52 PM /
University graduate pleads guilty

University graduate pleads guilty

Weeks after he completed university in the United States last year and returned to his homeland, Adonijah Lettsome was arrested for marijuana. The 24-year-old appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards today (June 23) for possession of two grams of marijuana. […]

by / on June 23, 2017 at 1:10 PM /
BVI village saved my life, says former resident

BVI village saved my life, says former resident

The adage ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ may be considered too old-fashioned for some people. But, for Ashaala Shanae Jenkins, it was a British Virgin Islands village that made the big difference between life and death. Jenkins, […]

by / on June 23, 2017 at 9:39 AM /