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Reigning Miss World to visit BVI; Helina did well!

Reigning Miss World to visit BVI; Helina did well!

Recently-crowned Miss World, Manushi Chhillar will be visiting the British Virgin Islands in January. Coupled with Chhillar’s visit to the territory, the international Miss World franchise has pledged to raise money to rebuild the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre, which […]

by / on November 21, 2017 at 6:58 AM /
Walwyn touts importance of Culture Week post-Irma

Walwyn touts importance of Culture Week post-Irma

Culture Minister, Myron Walwyn said despite a significant scale down in activities to observe Culture and Heritage Week 2017, canceling the event this year would not be a wise move. In fact, the Minister said the theme selected for this […]

by / on November 21, 2017 at 6:50 AM /
Motorists struggle to repair vehicles; gov’t to address

Motorists struggle to repair vehicles; gov’t to address

Government said it will hold talks with traffic authorities to address the issue of motorists who have been struggling to get their hurricane-damaged vehicles roadworthy. A number of local motorists said they have been experiencing financial difficulties that prevent them […]

by / on November 21, 2017 at 6:30 AM /
Popular J’can dancehall artiste convicted of murder

Popular J’can dancehall artiste convicted of murder

The Jamaica Gleaner – Dancehall artiste Ninja Man and his co-accused have been found guilty of the 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as Ricky Trooper. Ninja Man has also been convicted of shooting with intent. A seven-member jury comprising four […]

by / on November 21, 2017 at 6:15 AM /
UPDATE: Hospital lockdown lifted; educator shot

UPDATE: Hospital lockdown lifted; educator shot

The lockdown placed on the state-owned Peebles Hospital on Monday night (November 20) has been lifted. BVI News understands that the lockdown happened minutes before 8pm when a gunshot victim was brought to the medical facility for treatment. Highly-placed sources told our […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 8:41 PM /
PROBE: Gunman fires shots in bar, steals cash

PROBE: Gunman fires shots in bar, steals cash

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has launched a probe into an armed robbery in Sea Cow’s Bay last night. Reports are that around 10pm yesterday, a lone gunman entered through the back of Isabella Bar and opened fire […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 4:33 PM /
PHOTOS: BVI hosts Women’s Football Day

PHOTOS: BVI hosts Women’s Football Day

Despite coming out of two category 5 hurricanes, the British Virgin Islands successfully held its third-ever staging of Women’s Football Day on Saturday (November 18). The event was sponsored by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 1:56 PM /
‘Heartbreaking’ – Premier opens up about surviving Irma

‘Heartbreaking’ – Premier opens up about surviving Irma

The unparalleled destruction caused by Hurricane Irma will be etched in the minds of the persons in the British Virgin Islands for years to come and will, no doubt, hold a special place between the pages of the territory’s history […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 10:57 AM /
Insurance delays may extend no import duties order

Insurance delays may extend no import duties order

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said Government is likely to extend the customs duties exemption that was placed on select items being imported into the British Virgin Islands. The duty-free order was implemented because of the September hurricanes and was […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 6:50 AM /
Curfew will remain until more power restored

Curfew will remain until more power restored

Amid growing public uncertainty, government yesterday gave a clearer indication as to when it may lift the territory-wide curfew. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith noted issues in relation to public safety before stating that the curfew will remain until power […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 6:35 AM /