• Winter sisters to pay nearly $11K for HLSCC fight

    The case involving sisters Brittany and Bellicia Winter has come to an end with the siblings being asked to pay a combined total of approximately $11,000 in a case involving criminal damage and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The court […]

    Winter sisters to pay nearly $11K for HLSCC fight
  • Proposed retirement age will not cost gov’t more

    Not agreeing with the Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser, Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe this month ruled that increasing the age of retirement to 65 will not directly affect the funds of the British Virgin Islands […]

    Proposed retirement age will not cost gov’t more
  • Look beyond $7 million, Vanterpool urges critics

    Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool said he is bothered by critics who have not been examining the multiplier effects of the government’s decision to invest $7 million into the privately owned BVI Airways. “It bothers me because sometimes, […]

    Look beyond $7 million, Vanterpool urges critics
  • Shorter work permit process among changes in 2017

    The government has announced that the Department of Labour, in collaboration with the Immigration Department, will implement new work permit processes with noticeable changes starting January 2017. The changes, which are also being supported by the Financial services Implementation Unit […]

    Shorter work permit process among changes in 2017
  • Fraser suggests pay increase for local police recruits

    Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser wants the government to – among other things – possibly increase the salaries for people from the British Virgin Islands who are now hesitant about joining the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force. The hesitation, […]

    Fraser suggests pay increase for local police recruits

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    Man in prison for signatu...

    Bernard Dorival, who forged someone’s signature on a passport application form, has been remanded to...

    September 28, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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    Backup water plant costs ...

    The government has declared that it will not cave in to pressure for it to scrap the water production...

    September 28, 2016 at 8:08 AM
  • Gov’t notes: Ankle bracelet cheaper than prison
    Gov’t notes: Ankle bracel...

    At the start of a pilot project involving the use of an ankle monitoring bracelet, the government said...

    September 28, 2016 at 7:46 AM
 

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  • Two guilty of stealing liquor – one was ‘drunk’

    Two guilty of stealing liquor – one was ‘drunk’

    Two citizens of the British Virgin Islands who stole $28.98 worth of alcoholic beverages from a Fine Foods store have pleaded guilty to the offence. One claimed he was drunk when the crime was committed. The two charged with theft...

    September 28, 2016 at 7:08 AM
  • Letter: Cubans imprisoned like common criminals in BVI

    Letter: Cubans imprisoned like common criminals in BVI

    Dear Editor, The relatives of the 17 Cuban immigrants who are in the Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut since September 8th, we ask the competent authorities to verify the procedure to follow by the Department of Immigration since...

    September 28, 2016 at 6:35 AM
  • McCall appointed deputy financial secretary

    McCall appointed deputy financial secretary

    Alva McCall has been seconded to the post of Deputy Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. She has replaced Wendell Gaskin, who is now heading Government’s newly established Policy Unit. McCall’s secondment from the Financial...

    September 28, 2016 at 4:51 AM
 
  • Airline shows off first plane for BVI, Miami route

    Airline shows off first plane for BVI, Miami route

    As controversy continues to rage locally over the government’s investment of $7 million into the privately owned BVI Airways, the airline today released a photograph of the first jet aircraft it has acquired so far. It added that...

    September 27, 2016 at 4:02 PM
  • Penn fined $6K, says he is always guilty for marijuana

    Penn fined $6K, says he is always guilty for marijuana

    Michael Penn – a Rastafarian who said he is “always guilty for cannabis” – has been fined $6,000 in the Magistrate’s Court. In handing down the sentence this month, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo told Penn that,...

    September 27, 2016 at 2:17 PM
  • Gov’t lawmaker wants salary scale revamped

    Gov’t lawmaker wants salary scale revamped

    Suggesting that some government workers deserve a pay increase, representative of the Sixth Electoral District Alvera Maduro-Caines said the time is ripe for a revamp of the salary scale for civil servants. According to her, the current...

    September 27, 2016 at 2:16 PM

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  • 66-y-o gun offender escapes prison sentence

    66-y-o gun offender escapes prison sentence

    A 66-year-old man who was found guilty of possession of a firearm and ammunition escaped a prison sentence in Magistrate’s Court this month after the court learnt that he was ‘diagnostically ill’. Leslie Smith’s illness, age,...

    September 27, 2016 at 9:09 AM
  • Students denied gov’t scholarship seeking help

    Students denied gov’t scholarship seeking help

    Few months after announcing a major change in government’s scholarship programme, Minister of Education Myron Walwyn is facing a fresh call from within his own camp for another possible review. Government legislator Alvera Maduro-Caines...

    September 27, 2016 at 8:16 AM
  • Skelton’s maturity outshines Turnbull’s faux pas

    Skelton’s maturity outshines Turnbull’s faux pas

    While noting the work he has been doing in his constituency as well as possible threats to tourism, political neophyte Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull this month blasted the local press for what is actually accurate reports about the spread...

    September 27, 2016 at 8:10 AM
 
  • FIRST DEBATE: Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

    FIRST DEBATE: Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Associated Press) — In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a “racist...

    September 27, 2016 at 8:05 AM
  • LETTSOME DIES: ‘Remember me as a good woman’

    LETTSOME DIES: ‘Remember me as a good woman’

    The British Virgin Islands (BVI) was struck this morning by the passing of 88-year-old Geneva Lettsome, whose direct and indirect mark on the territory’s social fabric will doubtless remain indomitable. During an interview back in...

    September 27, 2016 at 7:40 AM
  • INSPIRE BVI: Extraordinary mom, Geneva Lettsome

    INSPIRE BVI: Extraordinary mom, Geneva Lettsome

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff (Editorial note below) Geneva Lettsome, a native of Anguilla, recalled working as a domestic helper for several years in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in order to school her nine children,...

    September 27, 2016 at 4:50 AM

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  • Premier to lower price for ‘basket of goods’

    Premier to lower price for ‘basket of goods’

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has indicated that distilled water and toilet tissue are in a ‘basket of goods’ that his government wants to make cheaper. “We are putting together a basket of goods which we...

    September 26, 2016 at 3:51 PM
  • Telecom company adopts Althea Scatliffe Primary

    Telecom company adopts Althea Scatliffe Primary

    Joining the Ministry of Education’s Adopt a School programme for the first time, Telecommunications company Digicel donated $5,000 to its adoptee – Althea Scatliffe Primary School. After receiving the cheque during the school’s...

    September 26, 2016 at 1:01 PM
  • Walwyn calls out lawmakers over expats’ children

    Walwyn calls out lawmakers over expats’ children

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has accused lawmakers of pretending as though nothing is wrong, although children born in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are being denied passports and placement in public schools because they have...

    September 26, 2016 at 9:10 AM
 
  • Neville Burke, businessman, dies

    Neville Burke, businessman, dies

    Neville Burke – a deacon at the New Life Baptist Church and founder of Burke’s Garage Limited at Wickham’s Cay II – has died, the family announced. He succumbed at Peebles Hospital on Saturday (September 24) after...

    September 26, 2016 at 8:58 AM
  • Walwyn to delinquents: Leave the parliament!

    Walwyn to delinquents: Leave the parliament!

    While claiming that hard-working members of the House of Assembly are being targeted for constant attacks including claims that they are seeking positions, Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn said non-performers should leave...

    September 26, 2016 at 7:53 AM
  • Fahie: Many can’t perform at night due to economy

    Fahie: Many can’t perform at night due to economy

    Member of the parliamentary opposition Andrew Fahie has claimed that the economy of the British Virgin Islands is in such a deplorable condition that the territory is ‘on the verge of blowing’, adding that some persons can’t...

    September 26, 2016 at 6:37 AM

 
  • Penn accused of giving sister bloodshot eye

    Penn accused of giving sister bloodshot eye

    A man who is accused of hitting his sister in the face and leaving her with a bloodshot eye has pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He is 33-year-old Brenton Penn. When Penn appeared before Senior Magistrate...

    September 26, 2016 at 6:28 AM
  • John pepper-sprayed after refusing to leave bar

    John pepper-sprayed after refusing to leave bar

    A man who was pepper-sprayed and tasered after trying to hit a police officer with a beer bottle has been slapped with four charges. Charged with assault on police, armed with an offensive weapon, disorderly conduct, and using indecent...

    September 26, 2016 at 5:58 AM
  • Minister claims CXC threatened to sue BVI

    Minister claims CXC threatened to sue BVI

    Former Minister of Education Andrew Fahie has scoffed at claims that the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) years ago threatened to sue the British Virgin Islands for having claimed that its Secondary School Leaving Exams were equivalent...

    September 26, 2016 at 5:19 AM