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Archive for March, 2018

Gov’t implementing witness anonymity law

Gov’t implementing witness anonymity law

A bill that will protect the identities of witnesses involved in certain court cases is being introduced in the British Virgin Islands. The bill is being titled Witness Anonymity and once implemented, a court will have the ability to effect a […]

by / on March 7, 2018 at 7:28 AM /
British territory top cops discussing mutual aid agreement

British territory top cops discussing mutual aid agreement

Getting assistance from other regional law enforcement agencies might become something the British Virgin Islands is entitled to receive. That is according to Commissioner of Police, Michael Matthews. He and other police commissioners from British Overseas Territories are currently meeting […]

by / on March 7, 2018 at 7:07 AM /
All schools must grow garden; more agriculture focus

All schools must grow garden; more agriculture focus

Education Minister Myron Walwyn has announced plans to make agriculture more prominent in the local school curriculum. Addressing a gathering at the H Lavity Stoutt Memorial Celebration on Monday, Walwyn said the events following the September 2017 hurricanes influenced the decision. […]

by / on March 7, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
Stop this petty nonsense, billboard sponsors told

Stop this petty nonsense, billboard sponsors told

Though admitting that the controversial billboard recently erected in Road Town is a bit unsettling, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has dismissed the persons who commissioned the advert as ‘petty’. The sign is implicitly calling for a referendum of some […]

by / on March 7, 2018 at 6:45 AM /
Accused woman the ‘honeytrap’ used to lure victim

Accused woman the ‘honeytrap’ used to lure victim

Text messages have shown that Maybelline Rodriguez was an integral player in the elaborate plan that led to Trumayne ‘Passion’ Daway’s murder on February 27, prosecutors said in court today. “She was, say the Crown, the honeytrap that brought Mr […]

by / on March 6, 2018 at 5:22 PM /
Gun crimes hurting businesses, BVICCHA stepping in

Gun crimes hurting businesses, BVICCHA stepping in

The recent upsurge in gun crime is beginning to hurt the local business sector, and the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) plans to intervene. That is according to BVICCHA Chairman, Louis Potter. “Crime is never something that […]

by / on March 6, 2018 at 8:03 AM /
CXC CEO congratulates Walwyn

CXC CEO congratulates Walwyn

Education Minister Myron Walwyn has been praised for the British Virgin Islands’ accomplishment in the 2017 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams. The BVI was ranked at the top of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) for having the most […]

by / on March 6, 2018 at 8:02 AM /
Law coming to govern architects and engineers

Law coming to govern architects and engineers

Government will be introducing a new law to govern architects and engineers practising in the British Virgin Islands. Governor Augustus Jaspert said the law should be brought before the House of Assembly sometime this year. “As we build stronger and […]

by / on March 6, 2018 at 7:25 AM /
Liquor licence will be renewed once yearly

Liquor licence will be renewed once yearly

Local liquor licence laws are being modernized so persons can renew their licence once per year. Under current laws, persons must renew their liquor licence every six months; a policy that has been described as archaic and exasperating. Government is making changes […]

by / on March 6, 2018 at 7:17 AM /
MALE, local bikers ‘ride for life’ this month

MALE, local bikers ‘ride for life’ this month

Following an accident that left one of its members with two broken legs, one local mentorship group is taking scooter safety to a whole new level. Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) and local scooter-riding group, 284 Reverz are hosting an […]

by / on March 6, 2018 at 7:15 AM /