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2023 reprieve: UK extends deadline for BVI to implement public registers

2023 reprieve: UK extends deadline for BVI to implement public registers

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff The United Kingdom government has granted its Overseas Territories a reprieve and is now allowing the British Virgin Islands to go without implementing the bedevilling public registers of company beneficial ownership until 2023. This […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 8:47 AM /
Changes: Prisoners could vote before election day under amendments to law

Changes: Prisoners could vote before election day under amendments to law

Select inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison might become eligible to vote prior to election day if a pending amendment to the territory’s 25-year-old Elections Act is passed in the House of Assembly. The Elections (Amendment) Act, 2019 is currently being […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 8:18 AM /
We face ‘constitutional crisis’ if elections don’t happen early — Skelton

We face ‘constitutional crisis’ if elections don’t happen early — Skelton

Political leader of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) and former Finance Minister Ronnie Skelton is calling for the 2019 General Election to happen at least two months before the end of April so that the territory’s economy does not […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 7:30 AM /
Walwyn not under police investigation, says Premier

Walwyn not under police investigation, says Premier

Education Minister Myron Walwyn is not under police investigation. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made that statement while answering questions from opposition legislator Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull in the House of Assembly on Tuesday. Turnbull’s questions were phrased to ask about […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 7:22 AM /
First four local athletes qualify for 2019 CARIFTA Games

First four local athletes qualify for 2019 CARIFTA Games

Four British Virgin Islands athletes have already qualified for the 2019 CARIFTA Games which are to be held in the Cayman Islands. Diamante Gumbs, Jaleel Croal, Palesa Ceasar, and Djimon Gumbs are the qualifiers. The quartet made the national CARIFTA […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 7:04 AM /
Premier: Taxpayer $$ also used to pay BVI Airways’ debts, no one got rich from airline

Premier: Taxpayer $$ also used to pay BVI Airways’ debts, no one got rich from airline

Part of the $7.2 million government paid over to the seemingly defunct BVI Airways was used to clear the airline’s debts, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith revealed in the House of Assembly on Tuesday. “It was spent paying off debts […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 3:49 PM /
Horse Owners Association boss named as PVIM candidate

Horse Owners Association boss named as PVIM candidate

President of the BVI Horse Owners Association Lesmore Smith has joined the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement’s (PVIM) team of candidates who will contest the 2019 General Elections. Smith will contest the elections as a Territorial At-Large candidate; bringing to totality […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 2:21 PM /
NDP government wasted $20 million, says Skelton

NDP government wasted $20 million, says Skelton

Suspicions that the governing National Democratic Party (NDP) has been consistently misspending taxpayer dollars were further confirmed on Sunday by a former NDP insider, Ronnie Skelton. Skelton — who recently broke away from the NDP to form the Progressive Virgin […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 9:51 AM /
Locals will get scholarships for masters degrees, PhDs under my administration

Locals will get scholarships for masters degrees, PhDs under my administration

Virgin Islanders will be able to receive scholarships at all levels of higher education under a Myron Walwyn-led government. That is one of the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) promises if it is re-elected into government for a third consecutive term. […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 8:45 AM /
Former hospital worker gets 6 months for beating customer, victim still affected

Former hospital worker gets 6 months for beating customer, victim still affected

Kindel Vanterpool, the former hospital worker who “lost it” and beat a customer at the facility more than two years ago has been sentenced to six months at Her Majesty’s Prison for the offence. Magistrate Shawn Innocent also handed the […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 8:40 AM /