Archive for August, 2017

Give telecom firms a bit more time – Vanterpool

Give telecom firms a bit more time – Vanterpool

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist Minister of Communications Mark Vanterpool said residents should indulge local telecommunication companies a while longer as they try to improve the quality of their internet services, adding that there have been some improvements […]

by / on August 31, 2017 at 3:46 PM /
2 guns found, 5 charged on Tortola and JVD

2 guns found, 5 charged on Tortola and JVD

Police said they found two loaded guns and charged five people during two separate searches within a 24-hour period this week on the islands of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke. In the Jost Van Dyke search, which was carried out […]

by / on August 31, 2017 at 1:57 PM /
Don’t rush cards before an election – Pickering

Don’t rush cards before an election – Pickering

The man being touted as the next likely leader of the governing National Democratic Party, Dr Kedrick Pickering, has advised against any attempt to introduce Voter Registration Cards in a rush before the next general election. He said enough time […]

by / on August 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM /
25 new jobs

25 new jobs

When BVI News Online interviewed him last week, businessman and musician Quito Rymer said he was yet to determine the exact number of new workers he will hire across his businesses in Cane Garden Bay as he prepares to open […]

by / on August 31, 2017 at 12:44 PM /
UK didn’t send me with hidden agenda – Governor

UK didn’t send me with hidden agenda – Governor

Governor Augustus Jaspert this week tried to allay fears that the United Kingdom may have sent him to take strong action against the territory’s politicians. He declared that he has no hidden agenda. Since the appointment of Governor Jaspert was […]

by / on August 31, 2017 at 7:18 AM /
Men charged for home burglaries, theft

Men charged for home burglaries, theft

An alleged burglar is being accused of entering two homes on Tortola this month, walking past the homeowners, and removing certain items. Based on those allegations, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) charged David Turnbull with two counts of […]

by / on August 31, 2017 at 6:05 AM /
Phone companies urged to support app developers

Phone companies urged to support app developers

Internet Strategist Bevil Wooding has called on telecommunication companies Flow, CCT, and Digicel to support local app developers, adding that there is a need for more mobile apps locally. He said more mobile applications (apps) – such as a one […]

by / on August 31, 2017 at 5:50 AM /
Storm forms, may affect BVI

Storm forms, may affect BVI

Tropical Storm Irma has formed in the eastern Atlantic, and may affect the British Virgin Islands. “Residents are urged to monitor the tropical storm as it has the potential to affect the British Virgin Islands in the coming days,” said […]

by / on August 30, 2017 at 12:04 PM /
Four men facing marijuana charge

Four men facing marijuana charge

Two men from Virgin Gorda, as well as two from the island of Tortola, have been arrested and charged in relation to different marijuana-related offences allegedly committed this month. They are Kael Mandoza Palancares, 29-year-old Adrian Blackman, 24-year-old Kadeem O’Neal, […]

by / on August 30, 2017 at 9:25 AM /
Referendum on independence would fail – Malone

Referendum on independence would fail – Malone

Carvin Malone, who served as president of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) for 17 years, said citizens would vote against the territory seeking independence from the United Kingdom if a referendum is held. According to him, citizens of the British […]

by / on August 30, 2017 at 8:26 AM /