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Archive for February, 2018

Rebuild homes with bunkers, gov’t told

Rebuild homes with bunkers, gov’t told

Reinforced underground shelters or bunkers should be made mandatory when building homes in the British Virgin Islands. Students from St George’s Secondary School (SGSS) made that suggestion while participating in the Education Ministry’s Recovery and Development Competition this week. “We […]

by / on February 23, 2018 at 7:30 AM /
Local anticrime video challenge circulating on social media

Local anticrime video challenge circulating on social media

A new video challenge created to end crime in the British Virgin Islands is circulating on social media. Reigning Calypso Monarch Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman initiated the challenge on Wednesday as a response to the recent spate of shootings on the […]

by / on February 23, 2018 at 7:19 AM /
Gov’t collects over 600 derelict vehicles for recycling

Gov’t collects over 600 derelict vehicles for recycling

PRESS RELEASE: More than 600 derelict vehicles have been collected by the Department of Waste Management and are now being recycled. The department’s manager, Mr Greg Massicote, said once the vehicles are collected, they are taken to the temporary derelict […]

by / on February 23, 2018 at 5:11 AM /
Fear over faith: Cline says pastors quiet on crime

Fear over faith: Cline says pastors quiet on crime

President of the BVI Christian Council, Bishop John Cline said religious leaders are declining to speak out against crime because they are afraid of being victimized. “A lot of them will straight up tell you: That’s not my fight – I […]

by / on February 22, 2018 at 1:21 PM /
Arrest Blotter: Accused burglar among 9 arrested this month

Arrest Blotter: Accused burglar among 9 arrested this month

Police arrested nine persons between February 4 and 18 this year for various criminal offences. The accused offenders are facing charges spanning from burglary and assault to unlawful drug possession. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, in its latest arrest […]

by / on February 22, 2018 at 1:13 PM /

Public reminded of plant importation procedures

PRESS RELEASE: Residents and visitors to the British Virgin Islands are reminded that it is unlawful to import plants and/or plant materials into the Territory without a valid Import Permit. In accordance with the Plant Protection Act (Cap. 93), the […]

by / on February 22, 2018 at 12:33 PM /
Man allegedly robbed at gunpoint in Ghetto

Man allegedly robbed at gunpoint in Ghetto

Police are investigating reports of an armed robbery in the Ghetto/Crabbe Lot area of Tortola, BVI News has been told. Usually-credible sources said the suspect is an ex-convict who is ‘well-known’ to the court. Reports are that on February 14, […]

by / on February 22, 2018 at 9:10 AM /
Airport expansion project an illusion

Airport expansion project an illusion

Third District Representative Julian Fraser believes the controversial airport expansion is nothing more than a sham. “That’s an illusion as far as I am concerned. It’s not going to happen,” Fraser said at a public meeting in Sea Cows Bay […]

by / on February 22, 2018 at 8:52 AM /
Not seeing police doesn’t mean we’re not working

Not seeing police doesn’t mean we’re not working

“Just because you don’t see us doing it, doesn’t mean we are not,” says Police Commissioner Michael Matthews who has the unenviable task of leading a police force now scrambling to solve the gun crimes sweeping across the island of […]

by / on February 22, 2018 at 7:40 AM /
More residents getting sick from backyard fires — Evntl Health

More residents getting sick from backyard fires — Evntl Health

An increase in backyard burning in the British Virgin Islands has begun to cause health complications for young children, elderly persons, and asthmatics living in the territory, the Environmental Health Department has said. Chief Environmental Officer, Lionel Michael said the […]

by / on February 22, 2018 at 7:14 AM /