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Archive for September, 2018

VIP confirms candidates for the Third and Eighth districts

VIP confirms candidates for the Third and Eighth districts

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has officially confirmed its candidates for the Third and Eighth electoral districts. Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works Dr Arlene Smith-Thompson is the VIP’s Third District candidate while former Deputy Commissioner […]

by / on September 30, 2018 at 11:05 AM /
Cabinet approves ‘single ballot process’ for next elections

Cabinet approves ‘single ballot process’ for next elections

As government moves to make the procedures surrounding general elections more efficient, Cabinet has approved for the territory to utilise what is known as a single ballot process. This means that, unlike previous elections, voters will be given a single […]

by / on September 28, 2018 at 5:57 PM /
Possible unstable weather this weekend as Kirk passes south

Possible unstable weather this weekend as Kirk passes south

Residents are being warned that unstable weather conditions may affect the British Virgin Islands this weekend. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) issued that warning in its latest weather update on Friday. While citing forecasts from the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological […]

by / on September 28, 2018 at 4:55 PM /
Court hears how Venezuelan visitors each smuggle $14K in crotch

Court hears how Venezuelan visitors each smuggle $14K in crotch

The Venezuelan couple held at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport with nearly $80,000 cash this week, confessed to the crime when they appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Thursday. Twenty-three-year-old Anthony Kall Yanez Duarte and Elianneth Isabel Espinoza Montilla […]

by / on September 28, 2018 at 9:11 AM /
Gov’t paying up to $400K for UK lawyer to draft special law

Gov’t paying up to $400K for UK lawyer to draft special law

Government has retained a UK attorney at a cost of up to $400,000 to draft a piece of legislation for the territory’s financial services industry. Specifically, the Premier Smith government hired Queen’s Counsel Michael Furness to draft laws in an […]

by / on September 28, 2018 at 7:59 AM /
BVI to implement confidential cancer registry by January

BVI to implement confidential cancer registry by January

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff The BVI has moved to join other countries in the Caribbean and Latin American to establish a local cancer registry by January. This move is being made in consideration of statistics which shows that […]

by / on September 28, 2018 at 7:45 AM /
Man to pay thousands for buying stolen phone, criminal damage

Man to pay thousands for buying stolen phone, criminal damage

A 28-year-old East End man was ordered to pay nearly $7,000 in fines and compensation in relation to two unrelated incidents. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards slapped Kyle Baronville with fines amounting to $5,000 and ordered him to pay compensations totaling $1,600 […]

by / on September 28, 2018 at 7:12 AM /
Schools, restaurants raise over $20K for needy students

Schools, restaurants raise over $20K for needy students

Cedar International School and Ciboney Centre for Excellence has formed a partnership with local restaurants to raise more than $20,000 to assist their needy students. The funds will specifically be used to help pay the tuition of needy students living […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 3:22 PM /
Inmates reportedly tamper with cameras at court

Inmates reportedly tamper with cameras at court

Surveillance cameras that were mounted inside the prisoner holding cell at the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole were reportedly tampered with. Authorities believe one of the inmates brought to court from Her Majesty’s Prison interfered with the devices, BVI News […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 1:08 PM /
Long Look road closed September 29

Long Look road closed September 29

The public is notified that there will be a road closure on Saturday, September 29, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on the Long Look Road between the Little Dix Hill junction and the Long Look Clinic. The purpose of […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 11:50 AM /