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NDP turned BVI into ‘failed state’, call elections now — Skelton Cline

NDP turned BVI into ‘failed state’, call elections now — Skelton Cline

Social commentator and radio talk show host Claude Skelton Cline has named the governing Premier Smith administration as the downfall of the British Virgin Islands and is now calling for an early election. “The National Democratic Party (NDP) has taken our […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM /
Disaster-resistant NEOC building will house gov’t in event of catastrophe

Disaster-resistant NEOC building will house gov’t in event of catastrophe

The new National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC)/DDM building – which workmen will start constructing next April or May – will include a section that can be immediately transformed to accommodate government if another catastrophic event hits the BVI. “If we […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 6:50 AM /
Grieving offender shown leniency, to get counselling while at HMP

Grieving offender shown leniency, to get counselling while at HMP

A 53-year-old transient who claims to be grieving his deceased brother has been given a ‘discount’ on his prison sentence. Ivan Govia, who is no stranger to the court, was sentenced after confessing to resisting arrest, using insulting language, and disorderly […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 6:35 AM /
Two-year drug trial ends, accused men choose silence

Two-year drug trial ends, accused men choose silence

The two-year drug trial involving accused cocaine dealers Tariq Aaron and Leshaughn Smith has concluded. The trial came to an end on Wednesday when the accused duo opted to ‘remain silent’ and not give any testimony in the case against […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 6:14 AM /
Consultants invited to provide project management support

Consultants invited to provide project management support

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting consultants to provide expressions of interest for consultancy services for project management support. Expressions of Interest must be submitted electronically to the Ministry of Finance via the email ([email protected]) and copied to […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 3:23 PM /
Other states should learn from BVI’s education system — OECS boss

Other states should learn from BVI’s education system — OECS boss

Member countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are being encouraged to model the BVI’s education system, which has been receiving notable praise from some education officials in the region. Among those officials that have recognized the territory […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 2:10 PM /
Man, woman held at airport with $80K, cash found in vagina

Man, woman held at airport with $80K, cash found in vagina

Local law enforcement has reportedly held a woman attempting to depart the territory with a large quantity of cash strapped to her body and in her vagina. The woman along with a male travelling-companion was reportedly held at the Terrance […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 8:28 AM /
VIP to confirm Fraser’s replacement on Saturday

VIP to confirm Fraser’s replacement on Saturday

Congress of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is meeting on Saturday to select the election candidate who will replace Julian Fraser as the party’s political contender for the Third Electoral District. Fraser has held the seat for the VIP since […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 8:01 AM /
Family indicted in $26K drug ring | Two granted $100K bail

Family indicted in $26K drug ring | Two granted $100K bail

A 58-year-old father, his son, and the son’s common-law wife have been accused of being involved in a drug ring after $26,000 worth of cocaine along with a gun and ammunition were found among their possession last weekend. Huntums Ghut […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 7:55 AM /
Flax-Charles weighing whether to run for political office

Flax-Charles weighing whether to run for political office

Businesswoman and outspoken Virgin Gorda resident Shereen Flax-Charles said she is weighing whether to run for office in the next General Election. Flax-Charles said she has been mulling the prospect of contesting at the elections since being inundated with requests from […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 7:51 AM /