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RVIPF catch 45 in every 100 criminals | Crime drops by 9%

RVIPF catch 45 in every 100 criminals | Crime drops by 9%

Statistics at the end of August have shown that crime has dropped by nine percent, and local police are catching just fewer than half of every 100 persons that commit an offence. Police Commissioner Michael Matthews said those were the statistics cited […]

by / on October 15, 2018 at 8:06 AM /
3-year high: BVI gets nearly 10K new companies in first quarter

3-year high: BVI gets nearly 10K new companies in first quarter

The British Virgin Islands has reached a three-year high in the number of new companies that have incorporated with the territory’s international business and finance centre. The BVI Financial Services Commission’s (FSC) quarterly report said 9,798 new companies incorporated between January […]

by / on October 15, 2018 at 7:49 AM /
St Vincent boaters found not guilty of gun, ammo charges

St Vincent boaters found not guilty of gun, ammo charges

The two St Vincent residents who were implicated for unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition last year have been acquitted. Former Operations Manager Warren Mitchell and former boat captain Martin Lee were found not guilty […]

by / on October 15, 2018 at 7:20 AM /
Father, son allegedly found with 61 bullets, drugs, and $25K

Father, son allegedly found with 61 bullets, drugs, and $25K

A 71-year-old man and his son who were allegedly found this month with nearly 800 grams of cannabis and cocaine combined, a firearm magazine, several rounds of ammunition, and more than $25,000 has received bail in the Magistrate’s Court. Charged […]

by / on October 12, 2018 at 10:59 AM /
Myett’s not being sold | Forges partnership with Pusser’s

Myett’s not being sold | Forges partnership with Pusser’s

Myett’s restaurant in Cane Garden Bay is forming a partnership with Pusser’s in Road Town. Part-owner of Myett’s, Val Rhymer, made the announcement in an interview with BVI News, while also dismissing claims that the establishment was being sold. “Myett’s […]

by / on October 12, 2018 at 8:44 AM /
Gov’t hires second attorney to help keep BVI off EU blacklist

Gov’t hires second attorney to help keep BVI off EU blacklist

Government has hired a second attorney from the United Kingdom to draft legislation intended to keep the BVI off the European Union’s (EU) blacklist of tax haven jurisdictions. Cabinet approved for junior counsel Jack Rivett to assist the previously hired […]

by / on October 12, 2018 at 8:13 AM /
Schools closed due to rainy weather

Schools closed due to rainy weather

At least two educational facilities have closed for the day because of rainy weather conditions. The territory’s largest secondary school, Elmore Stoutt High announced its closure Friday morning. Joyce Samuels Primary School in Bell Vue, Tortola is the other facility […]

by / on October 12, 2018 at 7:03 AM /
Cameras capture burglar twice in separate break-ins

Cameras capture burglar twice in separate break-ins

A resident of East End who was caught on camera breaking into two business establishments months ago has pleaded guilty. Wilbert Joseph Pickering answered to the burglary charges when he appeared before Magistrate Giselle Jackman-Lumy on Thursday. The court heard […]

by / on October 12, 2018 at 7:01 AM /
Heated argument forces HOA into adjournment

Heated argument forces HOA into adjournment

The House of Assembly was forced into adjournment on Thursday after a spirited argument ignited between Works Minister Mark Vanterpool, and Third District Representative, Julian Fraser. The argument was in relation to the Recovery and Development Plan which the Smith […]

by / on October 11, 2018 at 2:26 PM /
Pickering Acting Premier for a week

Pickering Acting Premier for a week

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr Kedrick Pickering is now Acting Premier. Dr Pickering will act in the post for a week, in the absence of Premier Dr D Orlando Smith who is said to be away on […]

by / on October 11, 2018 at 1:56 PM /