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Archive for September, 2018

Tropical wave spotted miles away, development ‘highly uncertain’

Tropical wave spotted miles away, development ‘highly uncertain’

A tropical wave has been spotted more than 1,000 miles southeast of the BVI and authorities are not yet able to confirm the effects it will have on the territory, if any. “High level of uncertainty exists with the development […]

by / on September 20, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
ZBVI celebrates quiz winners, Merritt Herbert honoured

ZBVI celebrates quiz winners, Merritt Herbert honoured

PRESS RELEASE: As done annually, ZBVI recently highlighted the accomplishments of the General Knowledge Quiz participants. The top students and their parents, along with sponsors and supporters, were recognized at an early evening gathering at The Virgin Queen restaurant. Although […]

by / on September 20, 2018 at 6:05 AM /
Man fined $3K for 21 grams of marijuana

Man fined $3K for 21 grams of marijuana

A Fat Hog’s Bay man was fined $3,000 when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for being in possession of 21 grams of marijuana. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered Grashaun Audai to pay the fine by November 30 […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 3:07 PM /
Visitor spreads nearly $50K worth of ‘crime money’ across Tortola

Visitor spreads nearly $50K worth of ‘crime money’ across Tortola

An Anguillan visitor who dispersed nearly $50,000 across multiple rented properties on Tortola has confessed that those monies are proceeds of crime. Kirk Hughes made the confession in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday when he pleaded guilty to overstaying, failing […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 10:59 AM /
University student allegedly inflicts severe stab wounds in BVI

University student allegedly inflicts severe stab wounds in BVI

A Carrot Bay man who attends a university in Florida, USA was placed on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison for allegedly stabbing another man while on summer break in the territory. Twenty-five-year-old Travis ‘Bumpy’ Osborne – a full-time scholarship recipient […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 10:18 AM /
Local tribunal set up to discipline ‘unethical’ legal practitioners

Local tribunal set up to discipline ‘unethical’ legal practitioners

A seven-member tribunal is now in place to discipline legal practitioners who are not abiding by the profession’s code of ethics/conduct in the British Virgin Islands. Attorney General Baba Aziz said members of the public who have proof of misconduct […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 9:08 AM /
Gov’t to forge ‘closer’ relations with private schools

Gov’t to forge ‘closer’ relations with private schools

In an effort to get a more accurate representation of overall student-performance territory-wide, the Ministry of Education intends to create closer ties with privately-owned and operated schools in the British Virgin Islands. Governor Augustus Jaspert said the BVI Education Act […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 8:42 AM /
LETTER: Seeing my father’s school reopened brought me to tears

LETTER: Seeing my father’s school reopened brought me to tears

Dear Editor, It brought tears to my eyes, last Saturday, September 15, 2018, when I attended an open-day celebration of the completion of the Robinson O’Neal Primary School in North Sound, Virgin Gorda. It stirred emotions within me for different […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 6:06 AM /
Electricity Corporation workers honoured

Electricity Corporation workers honoured

Workers at the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) were treated to an appreciation luncheon and ceremony for a job well done during the restoration of power after Hurricane Irma in September last year. Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 6:02 AM /
Premier leading BVI’s first financial services mission to Africa

Premier leading BVI’s first financial services mission to Africa

The British Virgin Islands is expanding its financial services reach by embarking on a two-week trade mission to Africa in November. Minister responsible for finance, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith will be leading a local delegation across three African nations […]

by / on September 18, 2018 at 9:04 AM /