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BVI scores high at regional crossfit competition

BVI scores high at regional crossfit competition

A 13-man and woman team from CrossFit Castaway in the British Virgin Islands took three podium spots in a regional competition held in St. Lucia on November 25, despite being without an indoor gym for almost three months. The CrossFit […]

by / on November 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM /
RVIPF cops being retrained for post-hurricane

RVIPF cops being retrained for post-hurricane

While lamenting years of insufficient funding for the local constabulary, Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has called on other police units from the United Kingdom and the region to retrain members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Matthews […]

by / on November 28, 2017 at 7:21 AM /
Organizers gear up for Xmas on DeCastro Street with far less vendors

Organizers gear up for Xmas on DeCastro Street with far less vendors

The 19th staging of Christmas on DeCastro Street, slated for this weekend, is moving into high gear despite a significant decline in the number of vendors confirmed for the event. City Manager, Janice Braithwaite-Edwards said unlike in the past where they had […]

by / on November 28, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
More hurricane talks: Premier, Governor leads charge

More hurricane talks: Premier, Governor leads charge

PRESS RELEASE: This week Governor Jaspert and the Premier, Dr D Orlando Smith are in London to discuss the next stage of recovery and UK support to date. They will attend the annual Joint Ministerial Council on Tuesday which continues […]

by / on November 28, 2017 at 5:05 AM /
BVI talks partnership with Clinton Foundation

BVI talks partnership with Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation which was established by former United States President Bill Clinton, might be partnering with the British Virgin Islands on climate change. Effectively, climate change is a turn in the average weather pattern of a region. It has […]

by / on November 27, 2017 at 4:25 PM /
New 300-seat vessel for Road Town Fast Ferry

New 300-seat vessel for Road Town Fast Ferry

A new 300-seater catamaran has been added to the Road Town Fast Ferry line, bringing its number of vessels to two. The three-level, 30-meter vessel will be servicing the Tortola-to-St Thomas, and Anegada routes. It will also be providing private […]

by / on November 27, 2017 at 1:20 PM /
Foot being booted? Prison boss post up for grabs

Foot being booted? Prison boss post up for grabs

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist The government has put Superintendent of Prison David Foot’s job up for grabs and a number of persons are said to be contending for the post. Foot’s contract is expected to end this year. […]

by / on November 27, 2017 at 8:29 AM /
‘Jealous’ man remanded for allegedly choking, beating lover

‘Jealous’ man remanded for allegedly choking, beating lover

A 24-year-old man accused of choking, slapping, and punching his now ex-lover in the gut was denied bail in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday, November 24. Charged with attempting to choke, criminal damage, and two counts of assault occasioning actual […]

by / on November 27, 2017 at 7:54 AM /
Big turnout: Lobster Fest ‘exceed expectations’

Big turnout: Lobster Fest ‘exceed expectations’

‘Exceeding expectations’ and ‘Impressive’ are some words used to describe this year’s staging of the annual Anegada Lobster Festival, Cat 5 edition, which took place on Saturday and Sunday. “From the Tourist Board’s standpoint, we would have been happy to […]

by / on November 27, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Nowhere to go! Persons told to vacate shelter

Nowhere to go! Persons told to vacate shelter

More than 40 persons who were left homeless after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on their homes are now in a state of quandary after they were reportedly told they have until November 30 to vacate the Multipurpose Sports Complex. The Complex, […]

by / on November 27, 2017 at 7:44 AM /