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Public meetings about UK inquiry begin next week

Public meetings about UK inquiry begin next week

Five committees have been formed to document responses from residents on the UK-sanctioned inquiry into the future of the BVI’s relationship with Britain. The committees were formed Thursday evening and community meetings begin next week, said Opposition legislator Andrew Fahie […]

by / on August 17, 2018 at 1:23 PM /
Gov’t accused of pushing independence agenda through conflict

Gov’t accused of pushing independence agenda through conflict

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Former Virgin Islands Party candidate Rajah Smith has accused the government of wrongfully pushing for the territory’s independence by showing signs of discord towards the United Kingdom (UK). Smith said the conflict with Britain […]

by / on August 17, 2018 at 9:11 AM /
Labour Ministry prompts probe into ‘expat slavery’ reports

Labour Ministry prompts probe into ‘expat slavery’ reports

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour has prompted for an investigation to be launched into reports that a number of expatriate workers are being subjected to modern versions of “enslavement”. Labour Minister Dr Kedrick Pickering made the announcement in […]

by / on August 17, 2018 at 8:33 AM /
Case dropped for 1 BVIPA worker accused of handling stolen goods

Case dropped for 1 BVIPA worker accused of handling stolen goods

The case against East End resident Dabriel Merry – a BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) worker accused of handling stolen goods at the authority’s Port Purcell warehouse last year – has been discontinued. Prosecutors told the court on Thursday, August 16, […]

by / on August 17, 2018 at 8:29 AM /
Taxis to be inspected upon Disney’s return this month

Taxis to be inspected upon Disney’s return this month

Taxi operators and their vehicles will undergo inspections when Disney Cruise Line makes its return to the BVI on August 28. Director of the Taxi and Livery Commission, Dameon Percival is, therefore, advising taxi operators to get their affairs in order […]

by / on August 17, 2018 at 7:40 AM /
Second court needed | Authorities to assess, repair old courthouse

Second court needed | Authorities to assess, repair old courthouse

The hurricane-ravaged Magistrate’s Court building in John’s Hole, Tortola is to undergo an assessment for it to then be repaired, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Governor, Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe has said. Stoutt-Igwe said plans are in the pipeline […]

by / on August 17, 2018 at 7:27 AM /
Best-behaved prisoners return from St Lucia

Best-behaved prisoners return from St Lucia

Nine of the 21 inmates who were transferred to a prison facility in St Lucia after the September 2017 hurricanes returned to the territory on Thursday, August 16. The nine prisoners selected to return and continue their sentences at Her […]

by / on August 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM /
Mother pays for son’s sins | Man allegedly commits burglary while on bail

Mother pays for son’s sins | Man allegedly commits burglary while on bail

A mother who had signed the bail bond for her son Michael Ashby must now pay a hefty $60,000 levy, which the court activated because her son reportedly violated his bail conditions. Ashby was on bail for a burglary that […]

by / on August 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM /
Premier responds to UK inquiry: ‘Britain will know our position’

Premier responds to UK inquiry: ‘Britain will know our position’

The National Democratic Party government has finally weighed in on a UK-sanctioned ‘inquiry’ that has triggered mixed feelings among persons with interests in the British Virgin Islands. The inquiry concerns the touchy subject of the future of Britain’s constitutional relationship […]

by / on August 16, 2018 at 7:44 AM /
Fahie spends over $9K ‘out of pocket’ for Opposition duties

Fahie spends over $9K ‘out of pocket’ for Opposition duties

Local legislator Andrew Fahie is claiming to have spent more than $9,000 of his personal funds to carry out duties as opposition leader. He said he spent those funds last year before government agreed to reserve allocations in the annual budget […]

by / on August 16, 2018 at 7:25 AM /