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Archive for July, 2017

Minister promises road relief on VG

Minister promises road relief on VG

The government said it is taking action to address the undermined road in North Sound, Virgin Gorda. Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool made the announcement while he assessed numerous projects the Government has undertaken on the sister island. […]

by / on July 10, 2017 at 12:49 PM /
Man beaten for allegedly threatening to murder

Man beaten for allegedly threatening to murder

A 46-year-old man who reportedly claimed he beat another man for threatening to shoot him has been put on $30,000 bail. Val Hendricks is before the Magistrate’s Court on common assault and criminal damage charges. He was not made to […]

by / on July 10, 2017 at 12:45 PM /
Cashier allegedly steals over $8K from airport

Cashier allegedly steals over $8K from airport

Jillian Fahie has been called before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing more than $8,000 from the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), which employed her as a cashier at the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport. The 41-year-old is accused of creating […]

by / on July 10, 2017 at 9:01 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Kaydia breaking gender barriers

INSPIRE BVI: Kaydia breaking gender barriers

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist Kaydia Smith, at only 13 years old, already experienced the glare of gender bias. She however is on a mission to help curb it by showing the world that females can reach the […]

by / on July 10, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
Premier faces petition to ban plastic straws

Premier faces petition to ban plastic straws

A resident, Jane Tyrrell, has been getting support as she pushes to have Premier Dr D Orlando Smith ban plastic straws and Styrofoam containers from the British Virgin Islands. Through an online petition that started in May, she, so far, […]

by / on July 10, 2017 at 6:17 AM /
VIDEO: McMaster finishes second in London

VIDEO: McMaster finishes second in London

British Virgin Islands athlete Kyron McMaster finished second at the prestigious Müller Anniversary Games in London yesterday – his first international clash since May when he set a world leading 47.80 seconds in Jamaica. He, yesterday, also became the first […]

by / on July 10, 2017 at 5:22 AM /
Premier ‘staying on path to prosperity’

Premier ‘staying on path to prosperity’

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith will present the mid-year review of his government’s work in a radio and television simulcast at 8 o’ clock this evening, July 10. The government’s Director of Communication, Arliene Penn, said […]

by / on July 10, 2017 at 4:10 AM /
Culture and race

Culture and race

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Globalization and the one world order have been supplanted by a resurgent western nationalism. This is a new beast based upon cultural power, not race. OK. Culture directs power and wealth, more than the other way […]

by / on July 8, 2017 at 11:42 AM /
Trinidad hard? Two allegedly try to smuggle $67K

Trinidad hard? Two allegedly try to smuggle $67K

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online staff Two visitors from Trinidad and Tobago were hauled before the Magistrate’s Court this afternoon for allegedly trying to smuggle a combined total of US$67,538 out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The court […]

by / on July 7, 2017 at 6:21 PM /
Motorists warned again

Motorists warned again

Within months of making an appeal for motorists to desist from traveling with loose material such as gravel on the public road, the government has found it necessary to make another such appeal. The government, in a public notice this […]

by / on July 7, 2017 at 1:10 PM /