• BVI village saved my life, says former resident

    The adage ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ may be considered too old-fashioned for some people. But, for Ashaala Shanae Jenkins, it was a British Virgin Islands village that made the big difference between life and death. Jenkins, […]

    BVI village saved my life, says former resident
  • PHOTOS: Be inspired by tough year, grads told

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) graduation, which took place yesterday at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town, is certainly one for the British Virgin Islands history books. Why? Students from the recently […]

    PHOTOS: Be inspired by tough year, grads told
  • Economy gets vote of confidence

    The British Virgin islands (BVI) government has received a strong vote of confidence regarding its handling of the economy, and is being told that it may be envied by much larger economies such as the United States and Britain. That […]

    Economy gets vote of confidence
  • Two new cases of HIV – both young people

    Two new cases of HIV have been reported so far this year in the British Virgin Islands, and the persons with the virus are both young, said Chief Nursing Officer with responsibility for family health Jascinth Hannibal. She stated that […]

    Two new cases of HIV – both young people
  • Update: Suspect held after seventh murder

    Police have confirmed an earlier BVI News Online report that a person of interest has been taken into custody in relation to the fatal shooting of David ‘Mooney’ Springette. Highly placed BVI News Online sources said the suspect is a […]

    Update: Suspect held after seventh murder

 

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  • Case dropped against alleged drunk driver
    Case dropped against alle...

    Fortune smiled on a 61-year-old motorist in the Magistrate’s Court recently when a traffic matter against...

    June 22, 2017 at 11:55 AM
  • Mainly locals employed in financial services – REPORT
    Mainly locals employed in...

    A report funded by the British Virgin Islands government has found that belongers occupy close to 70...

    June 22, 2017 at 11:47 AM
  • ‘I could not eat’
    ‘I could not eat’

    When called to testify against his alleged attacker Clinton Pickering this week, Louis Callwood told...

    June 22, 2017 at 10:01 AM
 

 
  • Witnesses coming forward after murder – Police

    Witnesses coming forward after murder – Police

    While noting that there is still a ‘large number of persons’ who are yet to come forward regarding the fatal shooting of David ‘Mooney’ Springette last evening, June 21, police said they have been exploring...

    June 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Gov’t has no ‘undue influence’ over major report

    Gov’t has no ‘undue influence’ over major report

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Financial services leaders in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are sticking to their position that a report, which speaks glowingly of the territory’s financial services industry, is independent...

    June 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM
  • Gunfire at Fort Hill

    Gunfire at Fort Hill

    Residents are reporting that there was gunfire and an attempted robbery in the Fort Hill area of Tortola this morning. Details are sketchy at this time. But police officers are in the community on an operation.

    June 22, 2017 at 9:21 AM
 
  • BVI supports 2 million jobs globally -REPORT

    BVI supports 2 million jobs globally -REPORT

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) enables global investment and trade, which supports more than two million jobs worldwide, according to a detailed report published today. The report, which analyses the significant global economic contribution...

    June 21, 2017 at 8:20 PM
  • Suspended! Leagues declare war on indiscipline

    Suspended! Leagues declare war on indiscipline

    Amid plans to make each disciplinary action applicable across all basketball leagues in the territory, President of the BVI Basketball Federation Guy Malone today disclosed that the player involved in a recent fight at a match venue...

    June 21, 2017 at 3:13 PM
  • NHI announces ‘tremendous’ savings, new deal

    NHI announces ‘tremendous’ savings, new deal

    The management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) today announced that it has signed a contract with a different company, UnitedHealthcare, to provide overseas healthcare access for residents. NHI said the agreement is for six...

    June 21, 2017 at 1:44 PM
 
  • Cable TV laments ‘malicious acts’

    Cable TV laments ‘malicious acts’

    BVI Cable TV has claimed that a number of its fiber optic cables are being damaged mainly as a result of ‘malicious acts’ in a number of communities on Tortola, resulting in widespread disruption in service. Based on photographs...

    June 21, 2017 at 8:24 AM
  • Company incorporation suffers another fall

    Company incorporation suffers another fall

    There is more bad news for the territory’s financial services industry; this as new statistics from the BVI Financial Services Commission show company incorporation hitting a new low in the first quarter of this year (January...

    June 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Commissioner upskills sergeants

    Commissioner upskills sergeants

    Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said some sergeants in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) had been promoted and asked to do a job without a job description or the prerequisite skills. But he made it clear that he...

    June 21, 2017 at 7:09 AM
 
  • Write and buy more books, residents told

    Write and buy more books, residents told

    While stating that the British Virgin Islands is seeing a boost in the number of books being published locally, Director of the Department of Culture Luce Hodge-Smith urged belongers to further tap into their creative skills and write...

    June 21, 2017 at 7:04 AM
  • Mitsy dedicates first book to firstborn

    Mitsy dedicates first book to firstborn

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Eight-year-old Chelsea may not yet fully fathom the significance of her mother Mitsy Ellis-Simpson dedicating her first book to her. “The book is a reference book for students and adults; so...

    June 21, 2017 at 6:09 AM
  • Women told to get off their ‘high horses’

    Women told to get off their ‘high horses’

    In a Father’s Day sermon mainly promoting mutual respect in the household, head of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church Dr Melvin Turnbull commanded men in his congregation to stand and declare that they are the heads of their...

    June 20, 2017 at 4:12 PM

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  • Beach vendor denies selling alcohol illegally

    Beach vendor denies selling alcohol illegally

    Nigel Prince told Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards today that he is sticking to his plea of not guilty in relation to a case that is more than a year old. Prince is accused of selling alcohol illegally. He is scheduled to go to trial...

    June 20, 2017 at 2:47 PM
  • Malone wants major conflict solving initiative

    Malone wants major conflict solving initiative

    Carvin Malone wants a structured conflict resolution initiative to be launched in schools and homes to help tackle the issue of crime and violence in the territory. He said the Lions Club that he leads, as well as Government and non-governmental...

    June 20, 2017 at 1:47 PM
  • Pull from private sector to help public sector – Governor

    Pull from private sector to help public sector – Governor

    One of the major issues hurting the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as it relates to succession planning is that talented belongers have been flocking the private sector, Governor John Duncan said. He noted that Government should consider...

    June 20, 2017 at 9:27 AM
 
  • BVI’s top male student dreams engineering

    BVI’s top male student dreams engineering

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff When Kairhys Harrigan went to Exit Evening to collect his awards for outstanding performances at Elmore Stoutt High School, he had more than a handful of trophies, and had to be assisted in removing...

    June 20, 2017 at 8:31 AM
  • Duncan reports better coordination for disasters

    Duncan reports better coordination for disasters

    Governor John Duncan, who chaired his final meeting of the National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) on June 15, is claiming that progress has been made in integrating disaster management across various sectors in the British Virgin...

    June 20, 2017 at 8:27 AM
  • Duncan notes: Completely different set of skills

    Duncan notes: Completely different set of skills

    Governor John Duncan has welcomed the appointment of his successor Augustus ‘Gus’ Jaspert, adding that they both have major differences as it relates qualification. The outgoing governor noted Governor Jaspert’s background...

    June 20, 2017 at 7:42 AM

 
  • RiteWay announces price cuts in excess of $1.5M

    RiteWay announces price cuts in excess of $1.5M

    As part of its ongoing commitment to provide more affordable shopping options for customers, Road Town Wholesale (RTW) today announced plans to reduce retail and wholesale prices on hundreds of food and everyday household items in...

    June 19, 2017 at 6:16 PM
  • Governor gets ‘outdated’ call to testify

    Governor gets ‘outdated’ call to testify

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Governor John Duncan has described as outdated, provisions in existing laws that are being used to pull him before the Magistrate’s Court to testify in an extradition case built on drug...

    June 19, 2017 at 3:13 PM
  • Young men to promote use of proper English

    Young men to promote use of proper English

    The Reaching Out Foundation, which is headed by Kevon ‘Shack’ Lettsome and Chezly Stoddard, said it will embark on an initiative to encourage students to better use the English language. According to the foundation, it...

    June 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM