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International lineups worth the $25 – Trefor Grant

International lineups worth the $25 – Trefor Grant

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Trefor Grant said the artistes performing at the Emancipation Festival this year are worth the $25 admission fee that will be required to enter the festival villages on selected nights. Patrons […]

by / on July 5, 2017 at 5:13 AM /
I was a witness at wedding – Murder victim’s uncle

I was a witness at wedding – Murder victim’s uncle

Apostle Dr Gerald McLean said there is no logic behind assertions that his late niece Sherika Nelson was part of any plot to murder Lennox DaSilva – the man she later married and relocated to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) […]

by / on July 5, 2017 at 12:15 AM /
Incomplete lineup announced weeks before festival

Incomplete lineup announced weeks before festival

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Weeks before the twice-delayed launch of the 2017 Emancipation Festival, the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee has announced an incomplete lineup of artistes, amid a playful call for more money to fill […]

by / on July 4, 2017 at 2:37 PM /
Festival vendors told early: Pay may be late again

Festival vendors told early: Pay may be late again

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Ahead of the Emancipation Festival that will commence late this month, Minister of Culture Myron Walwyn said he cannot “make promises” as to how long vendors will have to wait for their pay. […]

by / on July 4, 2017 at 1:49 PM /
Airline fully regulated, blames gov’t for delay

Airline fully regulated, blames gov’t for delay

While stating that others jumped the proverbial gun in announcing that it will commence service to Miami next month, BVI Airways today declared that the “official launch date will be announced as soon as all outstanding obligations and matters between […]

by / on July 4, 2017 at 9:52 AM /
Mother gets chilling message; autopsy report released

Mother gets chilling message; autopsy report released

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff While sharing details of a report based on an autopsy conducted on murder victim Sherika Nelson, the bereaved family has claimed that the victim’s mother was sent one of the most chilling voice […]

by / on July 4, 2017 at 9:03 AM /
Belizean court orders Destra to pay for bladder

Belizean court orders Destra to pay for bladder

Trinidad Express newspaper – Soca star Destra Garcia has been ordered to pay damages to a male fan who ruptured his bladder during a concert in Belize back in 2015. Last Wednesday, Justice Courtney Able ordered that Garcia must pay […]

by / on July 4, 2017 at 8:06 AM /
App launched to help fight high prices in BVI

App launched to help fight high prices in BVI

In light of the frequent complaints about relatively high cost of goods in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Jhon Samuel is seeking to empower consumers. He yesterday launched a cellphone app he had created to help shoppers find the best […]

by / on July 4, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Governor blamed for crime, court problems

Governor blamed for crime, court problems

Former head of the BVI Ports Authority Claude Skelton-Cline has placed squarely at the feet of the Governor’s Office, blame for the territory’s relatively high murder rate, the number of unsolved murders, disturbances at Her Majesty’s Prison, and the glaring […]

by / on July 4, 2017 at 5:52 AM /
Man tells court his version of jaw-breaking story

Man tells court his version of jaw-breaking story

When he took to the witness stand in the Magistrate’s Court today, Klenton Pickering hit back at allegations that he unlawfully broke an employee’s jaw. While admitting that he punched the complainant Luis Callwood twice on the day in question, […]

by / on July 3, 2017 at 5:26 PM /