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COMMENTARY: When present culture battles past

COMMENTARY: When present culture battles past

By Alred Frett, Contributor Traditionally, customs of the day result in behaviour patterns which different places and races commonly refer to as ‘their culture’.  Amusingly, November that commemorates the execution of Guy Fawkes was chosen as BVI’s Culture Month. However, […]

by / on July 24, 2017 at 5:10 AM /
Crime and Virgin Islands society

Crime and Virgin Islands society

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Fighting crime in the Virgin Islands without factoring in the cultural and social element will end in complete failure. Crime fighters must understand the values sets that drive the numerous communities that make up the Virgin […]

by / on July 22, 2017 at 10:32 AM /
Regional bank approves $9.28M for BVI

Regional bank approves $9.28M for BVI

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) today announced that it has approved a $9.28 million loan to support the government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in improving the quality, equity, and effectiveness of the territory’s education system. It noted that […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 4:39 PM /
Gumbs wins historic medal for BVI

Gumbs wins historic medal for BVI

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has won a bronze – it’s first medal ever at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Discuss thrower Dijimon Gumbs received the medal yesterday with a heave of 56.24m. The event was won by Connor Bell from […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 11:50 AM /
Persons rescued from sinking boat

Persons rescued from sinking boat

Four persons were rescued when the boat on which they were traveling capsized in British Virgin Islands waters this morning, July 21. Persons from a passing Native Son ferry carried out the rescue operation. Details of the incident are sketchy […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 11:25 AM /
With us or against us: VIP giving Fraser ultimatum

With us or against us: VIP giving Fraser ultimatum

Three leading members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) last evening made a public appeal for Julian Fraser to put aside what some described as the ‘childlike’ and ‘selfish’ behaviour he has been displaying for months since he lost the […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 9:34 AM /
Defending champion out of Calypso competition

Defending champion out of Calypso competition

After winning the Calypso competition on Tortola for four consecutive years, Sistah Joyce has decided to steer clear of the competition this year. The artiste, whose real name is Joycelyn Searles, told BVI News Online she does not wish to […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 8:51 AM /
Don’t sue them – VIP thinks airline would win

Don’t sue them – VIP thinks airline would win

Two senior members of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) said the government should avoid launching a legal battle against the cash-strapped BVI Airways, which is yet to fulfill its contractual obligation to commence direct flights between the British Virgin […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 8:51 AM /
National airline coming? Gov’t accused of conspiracy

National airline coming? Gov’t accused of conspiracy

The National Democratic Party government, which is headed by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith, is being accused of possibly conspiring with the privately owned BVI Airways to pull off a massive hoax in order to simply start a national airline. […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 8:43 AM /
Flow launches TV service

Flow launches TV service

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist Adding to the phone and internet services it already offers in the British Virgin Islands, telecoms provider Flow yesterday launched its television service, which is being dubbed Flow TV. The service gives television […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 6:19 AM /