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Walters fined $26K, sentenced to 22 months

Walters fined $26K, sentenced to 22 months

Businessman Deron Walters was slapped with a fine of more than $26,000, and sentenced to 22 months in prison when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo sentenced the 30-year-old Fat Hogs Bay resident for possession […]

by / on December 8, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Five dead in plane crash near USVI airport

Five dead in plane crash near USVI airport

Five persons including a member of the popular Stylee band died in a nasty plane crash near an airport in the neigbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) last night. USVI media reported that the privately chartered aircraft departed the airport in […]

by / on December 8, 2017 at 7:20 AM /
Airline starts flights between BVI, 4 new countries

Airline starts flights between BVI, 4 new countries

PRESS RELEASE: InterCaribbean Airways, which is celebrating its 25th year of continuous services, is offering new scheduled services from the British Virgin Islands to the US Virgin Islands, St Maarten, Dominica, and St Lucia. The new services will begin from […]

by / on December 8, 2017 at 6:15 AM /
Masa sentenced to years in prison for gun, ammo

Masa sentenced to years in prison for gun, ammo

Media personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton will spend two years in prison for gun and ammunition offences. Pemberton was sentenced in the make-shift courtroom at Road Town Police Station this morning. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo ordered Pemberton to serve two years in […]

by / on December 7, 2017 at 3:58 PM /
Independent probe into fatal shooting of prison escapee

Independent probe into fatal shooting of prison escapee

An independent law enforcement agency will be investigating the death of accused murderer and prison escapee Santo Hernandez, who local police shot in the Butu Mountain area of Tortola yesterday. A media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force […]

by / on December 7, 2017 at 2:01 PM /
Don’t dumb down, BVI not ready for cruise ships – Turnbull

Don’t dumb down, BVI not ready for cruise ships – Turnbull

Disagreement is now brewing in the Dr D Orlando Smith-led government following yesterday’s official return of cruise ships to the British Virgin Islands. Government backbencher Melvin Turnbull yesterday said it was a mistake to invite tourists back to the territory […]

by / on December 7, 2017 at 8:15 AM /
‘Sometimes all parliament members against me’

‘Sometimes all parliament members against me’

Ahead of today’s sitting of the House of Assembly, Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie has lamented that it is not easy to ask questions in parliament because he is virtually alone. He said though the House is divided into two factions […]

by / on December 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
 Faster internet with full restoration, Digicel promises

 Faster internet with full restoration, Digicel promises

Digicel BVI has announced that not only is it moving ahead with plans to fully restore its infrastructure that was hit hard by Hurricane Irma, but that faster internet speed is in the pipeline for its customers. The promise of […]

by / on December 7, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
‘The Irma Diaries’ book launch set for this month

‘The Irma Diaries’ book launch set for this month

Three months after Hurricane Irma devastated the British Virgin Islands, one local author has documented the catastrophe in a book called The Irma Diaries. The Irma Diaries which was written by Angela Burnett, to stir global attention and action on […]

by / on December 7, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Accused murderer reported dead

Accused murderer reported dead

Unofficial reports reaching BVI News is that accused murderer and gunshot victim Santo Hernandez has died. Hernandez who escaped from Her Majesty’s Prison after Hurricane Irma was shot during a police operation on Butu Mountain yesterday. He was taken to hospital. […]

by / on December 7, 2017 at 6:02 AM /