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PHOTOS: Christians pledge faithfulness to God

PHOTOS: Christians pledge faithfulness to God

The BVI Christian Council has made a resolution pledging repentance, obedience and greater faithfulness to God. The commitment was made at  a National Service of Thanksgiving and Unity event held at Queen Elizabeth Park, Tortola yesterday. The event comes at a […]

by / on November 6, 2017 at 3:48 PM /
Schools ordered closed today

Schools ordered closed today

The Ministry of Education has ordered that all public schools be closed today November 6 because of inclement weather. The ministry made the announcement just before midday today, which was scheduled to be the official start to the 2017/2018 school […]

by / on November 6, 2017 at 12:25 PM /
Neglected: Carrot Bay kids suffer; residents blast gov’t

Neglected: Carrot Bay kids suffer; residents blast gov’t

Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Residents in Carrot Bay said they have reached wit’s end with the National Democratic Party (NDP) government. They claimed government has done nothing to address the deplorable conditions of their roads; adding that children in […]

by / on November 6, 2017 at 7:07 AM /
Man hospitalized after shooting; cops probe

Man hospitalized after shooting; cops probe

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed that a man has been hospitalized following reports of a shooting in Huntums Ghut on Saturday night. The gunshot victim, whose name police withheld, is said to be in stable condition. […]

by / on November 6, 2017 at 7:06 AM /
Apple Bay residents willing to swap land for new road

Apple Bay residents willing to swap land for new road

Some landowners in the Apple Bay area of Tortola are seeking to ink a deal with the government which could see them swapping portions of their land to allow for the construction of a new road further inland. Hurricane Irma, […]

by / on November 6, 2017 at 7:05 AM /
Beaches not safe for tourism yet, gov’t told

Beaches not safe for tourism yet, gov’t told

Government is being told that some of the territory’s beaches are not safe for tourists or residents at this time. A number of sharp debris caused by the hurricanes are buried under the sand at destinations such as Long Bay, […]

by / on November 6, 2017 at 6:55 AM /
Another flooding on Tortola

Another flooding on Tortola

Sections of Tortola have been left flooded following torrential rainfall this morning, November 6. Flood waters washed over parts of Fish Bay and neighbouring areas. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said residents can expect continued showers and thunderstorms across […]

by / on November 6, 2017 at 6:53 AM /
McMaster begs for caution on bad roads

McMaster begs for caution on bad roads

At least one government official is urging motorists to exercise extreme caution while driving, adding that the territory’s road network, in some areas, is in no condition to accommodate motorists driving even at the legal speed limit. Some areas have […]

by / on November 6, 2017 at 5:01 AM /
Scar charged for Snoopy’s murder

Scar charged for Snoopy’s murder

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) yesterday arrested and charged 27-year-old Vicardo ‘Scar’ Farrell of Major Bay for the murder of Devern ‘Snoopy’ Stanley. Farrell was also charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm, and unlawful possession of explosives […]

by / on November 5, 2017 at 4:26 PM /
UPDATE: Man in fatal crash identified

UPDATE: Man in fatal crash identified

The man involved in a vehicular accident on Tortola last Friday night has been identified has 58-year-old St Clair Benjamin. Police said Benjamin was driving his motor jeep on the east bound lane of the James Walter Francis public road when he […]

by / on November 5, 2017 at 3:54 PM /