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Man accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm

Man accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm

Shannon John, 31, has been arrested and charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm. He is also charged with unlawful possession of cannabis as well as warrant in default, said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). John, who is a […]

by / on July 7, 2017 at 8:42 AM /
Three women, one ultimate vacation goal

Three women, one ultimate vacation goal

Although they have different academic and professional backgrounds, three ambitious young ladies have joined forces to establish a highly promising addition to the travel market in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Their company, Ultimate Vacation BVI Limited, is now providing […]

by / on July 7, 2017 at 8:06 AM /
Control the children during festival, Parents told

Control the children during festival, Parents told

Parents planning to attend the emancipation festivities with minors this year are being asked to exercise more vigilance over their children at the events. “We cannot get involved in actually patrolling whose kids are around the festival village, unfortunately. We […]

by / on July 7, 2017 at 6:23 AM /
VG puts on gallant fight to reach quarter final

VG puts on gallant fight to reach quarter final

Virgin Gorda United stunned Old Madrid with a late equalizer, and then a penalty shoot-out victory in the same game to reach quarter final in the Terry Evans Cup. The winning team will next play in the quarter final against […]

by / on July 7, 2017 at 6:19 AM /
Men confess nearly three years later

Men confess nearly three years later

Two men who were accused of being in possession of 22 grams marijuana nearly three years ago finally have admitted to the offence. Jeremiah Pickering and Shakeem Potter came clean with a guilty plea this week during what was supposed […]

by / on July 7, 2017 at 6:06 AM /
Parade attracting ‘hype’ not seen in years -WALWYN

Parade attracting ‘hype’ not seen in years -WALWYN

While stating that he expects the August Monday parade this year to be grand, culture minister Myron Walwyn has urged more community groups to join the several that he said are already down to participate. “As we create a cultural […]

by / on July 7, 2017 at 6:00 AM /
Soap opera actress to star at Summer Sizzle

Soap opera actress to star at Summer Sizzle

Eva Marcille, formerly known as Eva Pigford, winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3, will host the 9th Annual Summer Sizzle BVI fashion extravaganza in the British Virgin Islands from July 20 – 23. The actress, TV host, and […]

by / on July 7, 2017 at 5:16 AM /
Festival means different things to different people

Festival means different things to different people

Culture minister Myron Walwyn has acknowledged that the annual emancipation festival means different things to different people. Over the years, there have been complaints that persons are drifting from the true meaning of the event. During the launch of the […]

by / on July 6, 2017 at 2:51 PM /
Woman sexually assaulted on highway

Woman sexually assaulted on highway

Police are on the hunt for a man who sexually assaulted a woman about 8 o’ clock last evening (July 5) near the ‘Pasea Place’ building along Sir Francis Drake Highway, Tortola. Law enforcers launched a probe after a well-known […]

by / on July 6, 2017 at 12:45 PM /
Grant decries division during festival

Grant decries division during festival

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Trefor Grant has decried the atmosphere of cultural division experienced especially during the annual Emancipation Festival. “The BVI is a multi-cultural community whether we want to admit it or not, and […]

by / on July 6, 2017 at 8:29 AM /