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Archive for May, 2018

T&T authorities intercept major cocaine shipment bound for BVI

T&T authorities intercept major cocaine shipment bound for BVI

Trinidad & Tobago authorities this week intercepted a US$2.9 million shipment of cocaine bound for Tortola. Some 43.9 kilograms of the drug was reportedly found in a cargo holding facility in Port of Spain, Trinidad. According to media reports out […]

by / on May 25, 2018 at 4:06 PM /
Female pedestrian struck down in Road Town

Female pedestrian struck down in Road Town

A pedestrian reportedly has been injured in a traffic accident in Road Town on Friday morning, May 25. A motor vehicle reportedly struck the female pedestrian in the vicinity of the Quastisky building. An ambulance responded at the scene and transported the […]

by / on May 25, 2018 at 11:45 AM /
UK put on notice, BVI has ‘declared war’ — Pickering

UK put on notice, BVI has ‘declared war’ — Pickering

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering said the BVI’s Decision March was effectively a declaration of war on the United Kingdom (UK). At the time, he was addressing the colossal crowd of protestors that marched […]

by / on May 25, 2018 at 9:08 AM /
BVI men allegedly try to smuggle kilos of coke through USVI

BVI men allegedly try to smuggle kilos of coke through USVI

Two BVI nationals appeared in the Magistrate’s Court in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands on Thursday (May 24) for allegedly trying to smuggle 11 kilograms of cocaine through the Cyril E King Airport on the island of St Thomas. Thirty-six-year-old […]

by / on May 25, 2018 at 7:54 AM /
BVI’s population drops by 4,000

BVI’s population drops by 4,000

Records from the Immigration Department have indicated that the population of the British Virgin Islands has dropped by roughly 11 percent since hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. The BVI had an approximate population of 36,000 before the catastrophic disasters. […]

by / on May 25, 2018 at 7:47 AM /
PHOTOS: Things to know about BVI’s Decision March

PHOTOS: Things to know about BVI’s Decision March

The May 24 Decision March in the British Virgin Islands pulled a massive crowd and march organisers have indicated that, unofficially, the number of protestors was more than 1,000. The Decision March was a protest to the UK’s controversial amendment […]

by / on May 25, 2018 at 6:45 AM /
World day of prayer for children at risk

World day of prayer for children at risk

PRESS RELEASE: Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the Virgin Islands will join their international counterparts in observing the World Day of Prayer for Children at Risk on Saturday, May 26. This day of prayer places special emphasis on the millions of […]

by / on May 25, 2018 at 5:18 AM /
Hundreds in BVI march against UK

Hundreds in BVI march against UK

“This is our land. This decision can’t stand,” were the words chanted as protesters marched today (May 24) to Government House, where British Governor Augustus Jaspert resides. The chants were directed towards United Kingdom (UK) legislators who this month decided […]

by / on May 24, 2018 at 6:29 PM /
More local businesses might go online | Trade offers training

More local businesses might go online | Trade offers training

More Micro, Small and Medium-sized businesses in the British Virgin Islands might soon begin offering their services on the online market. That is the aim of a two-day entrepreneurial e-commerce workshop to be held on May 28 and 29 at […]

by / on May 24, 2018 at 3:08 PM /
BVI banks on legal wrangling to block public register law

BVI banks on legal wrangling to block public register law

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Premier Dr D Orlando Smith says he is banking on legal support to block the UK’s policy that is forcing the BVI to implement public registers of beneficial ownership by December 2020. Though the […]

by / on May 24, 2018 at 8:36 AM /