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VIDEO: Utter lie, I never ask to join VIP, deputy premiership — Turnbull

VIDEO: Utter lie, I never ask to join VIP, deputy premiership — Turnbull

Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has categorically said he never asked to join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) nor has he ever requested any ministerial position under a VIP government. The first-term legislator made that assertion a few short […]

by / on December 14, 2018 at 4:38 PM /
Audit on controversial wall now in hands of police, says Governor

Audit on controversial wall now in hands of police, says Governor

Police have now gotten involved in the controversy surrounding the perimeter wall erected around Elmore Stoutt High School. Governor Augustus Jaspert said the police department’s involvement in the matter is as a result of the ‘special report’ from the Office […]

by / on December 14, 2018 at 3:12 PM /
Turnbull wanted to join VIP last year, asked for Deputy Premier post

Turnbull wanted to join VIP last year, asked for Deputy Premier post

Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull reportedly tried to join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) late last year and asked to be seated as Deputy Premier if/when the VIP gets elected into government. VIP Chairman Andrew Fahie made that disclosure […]

by / on December 14, 2018 at 1:53 PM /
I’ll graciously step aside: PVIM asking governor to remove me as Opposition Leader

I’ll graciously step aside: PVIM asking governor to remove me as Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie has wished his successor Ronnie Skelton well as the incoming holder of the post. Fahie is expected to be booted from the post shortly, considering that the Skelton-led Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) now has the […]

by / on December 14, 2018 at 11:22 AM /
Dominican Republic native accused of buggering, raping woman on boat

Dominican Republic native accused of buggering, raping woman on boat

A Dominican Republic man, who allegedly held a woman at knifepoint and had non-consensual anal and vaginal sex with her on a cargo boat last week, has been charged with rape. Pedro Antonio Brown de la Cruz, a 32-year-old cargo boat […]

by / on December 14, 2018 at 8:53 AM /
Projects piling but funding slow: CDB withholds $$ till govt spends old $15M

Projects piling but funding slow: CDB withholds $$ till govt spends old $15M

It has been about a year since the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) gave the BVI government access to 15 million of the $65 million loan for territorial rehabilitation and reconstruction. But, while public infrastructures remain in ruins, only about $5 million […]

by / on December 14, 2018 at 7:46 AM /
Nearly 20 residents will spend another Christmas in shelters

Nearly 20 residents will spend another Christmas in shelters

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff More than a year after the onslaught of the September 2017 hurricanes, nearly twenty individuals will be spending another Christmas at emergency shelters in Long Trench on Tortola and in North Sound on Virgin […]

by / on December 14, 2018 at 7:43 AM /
23yo gets suspended sentence for 42 grams of marijuana

23yo gets suspended sentence for 42 grams of marijuana

A Johnson’s Ghut resident walked away with a suspended sentence this month after being held with 42.2 grams of cannabis back in 2016. Twenty-three-year-old Nickhoy Phillips was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of a cannabis. He […]

by / on December 14, 2018 at 7:16 AM /
Two more outstanding audit reports tabled, 2017 to be laid next year

Two more outstanding audit reports tabled, 2017 to be laid next year

Two more outstanding financial audit reports have been laid before the House of Assembly. Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith laid the Auditor General’s Report for the financial years 2014 and 2015 during Thursday’s ongoing sitting of […]

by / on December 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM /
Premier to request $138M to continue operations till 2019 budget passes

Premier to request $138M to continue operations till 2019 budget passes

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith will be seeking permission from the House of Assembly to dip into the Consolidated Fund and withdraw $138.9 million so government can continue to operate after the start of the new […]

by / on December 13, 2018 at 8:08 AM /