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Former hotel manager accused of stealing $10K from workplace

Former hotel manager accused of stealing $10K from workplace

A former manager for a local hotel and restaurant has been accused of pilfering close to $10,000 from the establishment last year. Curtis James, a Jamaican residing in Towers pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of theft when he appeared […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 7:18 AM /
Kirk downgrades, will pass south of BVI late this week

Kirk downgrades, will pass south of BVI late this week

The weather system named Kirk has downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression and is expected to pass a considerable distance away from the BVI late this week. Kirk expected to pass south of the BVI on Friday, […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 7:06 AM /
Is UK providing enough for OTs after ‘Irmaria’?

Is UK providing enough for OTs after ‘Irmaria’?

PRESS RELEASE: The author is a Policy Fellow at Cambridge University’s Centre for Science and Policy and the former BVI Representative to the UK and EU  As the peak of the 2018 hurricane season progresses, Britain is on standby as […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 5:24 AM /
Man charged after cops discover gun, bullets, cocaine on Saturday

Man charged after cops discover gun, bullets, cocaine on Saturday

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has recovered yet another firearm as well as a quantity of crack cocaine during two separate operations on Saturday, September 22. Police said they seized a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun along with […]

by / on September 23, 2018 at 9:17 AM /
Tropical Storm Kirk of ‘immediate concern’ to BVI

Tropical Storm Kirk of ‘immediate concern’ to BVI

Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the Atlantic while other weather systems continue to lurk in the area. During a weather update Sunday morning, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) described Kirk as well as another weather system called Tropical Depression […]

by / on September 23, 2018 at 5:50 AM /
Mock Elections being held next week

Mock Elections being held next week

The Office of the Supervisor of Elections is organising Mock Elections in order to demonstrate the vote-tallying technology that government wants to have implemented for real, upcoming general elections. There is a Mock Election scheduled for next week and, during […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 4:09 PM /
AG to say if Speaker’s NDP candidacy is wrong; legislators perturbed

AG to say if Speaker’s NDP candidacy is wrong; legislators perturbed

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Attorney General Baba Aziz has been asked to give his opinion on whether it is appropriate and lawful for Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe to remain as Speaker of the House of Assembly if she plans to […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 7:41 AM /
China not to be trusted, revoke visa exemption for them — Fraser

China not to be trusted, revoke visa exemption for them — Fraser

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Citing reports of China deceiving a number of developing African countries with bittersweet business deals, Opposition legislator Julian Fraser wants the government to reconsider giving the Chinese unfettered access to the territory. “The Chinese […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
Utility companies cannot dig up new roads anymore

Utility companies cannot dig up new roads anymore

The Ministry of Communication and Works has come up with a strategy to prevent utility companies from returning to dig up roads after they have been paved. Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works, Jeremy Hodge said […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 7:20 AM /
Cellmates deny selling drugs in prison, 317 grams allegedly found

Cellmates deny selling drugs in prison, 317 grams allegedly found

Cellmates Deron Walters and Nickail Chambers said they were not selling drugs at Her Majesty Prison despite allegations that 317 grams of cannabis were found in their prison cell this year. The accused men proclaimed their innocence by pleading not […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 7:17 AM /