Archive for November, 2017

Increased security measures for Xmas – Commissioner

Increased security measures for Xmas – Commissioner

  Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has promised to beef up security inside communities in time for the Christmas season, drawing on assistance from foreign officers. “With the holiday season approaching, the Commissioner will use the additional officers to provide […]

by / on November 23, 2017 at 3:02 PM /
Curfew could not stop 11-y-o girl’s murder – Matthews

Curfew could not stop 11-y-o girl’s murder – Matthews

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said no curfew could have prevented what he described as the horrifying murder of a 11-year-old girl and a man on Tortola last night. “These killers were clearly intent upon their crime irrelevant of the […]

by / on November 23, 2017 at 10:16 AM /
Hurricane set back BVI football by decade

Hurricane set back BVI football by decade

President of the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Andy Bickerton said the hurricanes have set back local football by 10 to 15 years. Bickerton made the statement while noting that the BVIFA is now operating out of a shipping container because […]

by / on November 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM /
CIBC branch closes on Virgin Gorda

CIBC branch closes on Virgin Gorda

CIBC FirstCaribbean is permanently closing its Virgin Gorda branch because the facility is no longer fit for use. The bank said the closure will take effect immediately. The ABM located at Leverick Bay will also be decommissioned, due to extensive damage […]

by / on November 23, 2017 at 8:45 AM /
Murder rate reaches 10; highest in nearly a decade

Murder rate reaches 10; highest in nearly a decade

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has confirmed that two persons, including a minor, were murdered last night, November 22. Their names have not yet been released but their deaths bring the territory’s murder tally to 10 since the start […]

by / on November 23, 2017 at 8:41 AM /
No hoarding of relief supplies – DDM dismisses claims

No hoarding of relief supplies – DDM dismisses claims

Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Sharleen DaBreo has shot down claims that relief supplies are being hoarded in containers at the festival grounds instead of being distributed to the needy. DaBreo, who was responding to questions by […]

by / on November 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM /
Employee’s death shocked Tourist Board

Employee’s death shocked Tourist Board

PRESS RELEASE: The BVI Tourist Board and the BVI community were saddened by the news early on Tuesday morning (November 21) of the passing of the BVI Tourist Board’s Product Manager, Ms Victorene Creque. Ms Creque who resided in Virgin […]

by / on November 23, 2017 at 6:35 AM /
UPDATE: Minor, man feared dead after shooting

UPDATE: Minor, man feared dead after shooting

A man and a minor are feared dead while an adult female is at Peebles Hospital nursing gunshot wounds. All three reportedly sustained injuries during a shooting on Wednesday night (November 22). Sources said the trio was brought to hospital around […]

by / on November 22, 2017 at 11:03 PM /
Cop charged for looting-related offence

Cop charged for looting-related offence

A serving member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) has been charged with a looting-related offence. Police Constable Jermaine Brewley appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today on a handling stolen goods charge. Following his appearance in the makeshift court […]

by / on November 22, 2017 at 2:54 PM /
Supermarket donates $30K in supplies to DDM

Supermarket donates $30K in supplies to DDM

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) today received more than $30,000 worth of relief food supplies to further assist residents who were affected by the hurricanes in September. The supplies were donated by OneMart and Miami-based goods supplier, Walton and […]

by / on November 22, 2017 at 1:34 PM /