• More resources needed to fight mosquitoes!

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Petrona Davies said the ministry needs additional resources to better tackle the problem of mosquito infestation in the British Virgin Islands. “Right now we’re recruiting two […]

    More resources needed to fight mosquitoes!
  • A helmet saved my life – Branson in serious crash

    Billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson said it was a helmet that saved his life a few nights ago when he ended up in a bike accident on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. He disclosed that the accident unfolded while he […]

    A helmet saved my life – Branson in serious crash
  • BVI braces for zika fallout, plans community meeting

    Government officials yesterday convened a major meeting on Tortola as they devised strategies to collaboratively respond to the mosquito infestation which this week resulted in the British Virgin Islands confirming a total of five cases of the Zika virus in […]

    BVI braces for zika fallout, plans community meeting
  • Plan being sought from new owners of BVI Cable

    The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) said it is interested in knowing where the new owners of BVI Cable TV intend to take the firm over the next five years. Atlantic Tele-Network Inc (ATN International) announced in July that it had […]

    Plan being sought from new owners of BVI Cable
  • Man allegedly damaged car after seeing lover inside

    The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said it has charged 26-year-old Lester Mombelly from Old Plantation on Tortola with Criminal Damage, as well as Reckless and Negligent Act. He was arrested on August 20. Reports reaching BVI News Online are […]

    Man allegedly damaged car after seeing lover inside

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  • Bishop retires
    Bishop retires

    There is a changing of the guard at the Church of God of Prophecy in Huntums Ghut, Tortola. Dr David...

    August 26, 2016 at 7:28 AM
  • Police say Snoopy got fatal head injury; murdered
    Police say Snoopy got fat...

    The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) yesterday received documentation confirming that the body...

    August 26, 2016 at 1:06 AM
  • Road safety campaign not changing unruly motorists
    Road safety campaign not ...

    The road safety campaign launched by the police is now in its second month, and Head of the Road Policing...

    August 25, 2016 at 5:48 PM
 

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  • Levons retiring in September

    Levons retiring in September

    National Aids Coordinator in the Ministry of Health and Social Development Noelene Levons-Clarke is ‘retiring’, according to the latest edition of the Virgin Islands Gazette. Her retirement will become effective on September...

    August 25, 2016 at 3:37 PM
  • Teachers to do yearly training to maintain licence

    Teachers to do yearly training to maintain licence

    Teachers in early childhood to secondary education system will soon have to complete a annual set of development hours to maintain their teaching licences. This will become protocol after the establishment a teacher training institute...

    August 25, 2016 at 1:53 PM
  • Pastor: I will never perform gay marriage

    Pastor: I will never perform gay marriage

    Outgoing pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in Huntums Ghut, Bishop Aludus Todman, has stated categorically that he will never be coerced to support or preside over any gay marriage. He noted that, though he loves mankind, he...

    August 25, 2016 at 8:19 AM
 
  • College president seeks early exit, replaced

    College president seeks early exit, replaced

    Former President of H Lavity Stoutt Community College Dr Karl Dawson was the one who asked that his contract be terminated earlier than the one-year period previously agreed, sources close to the development have told BVI News Online. It...

    August 25, 2016 at 7:34 AM
  • Mitch mulls over strategy to tackle mosquitoes

    Mitch mulls over strategy to tackle mosquitoes

    Representative of the Second Electoral District Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull said he is awaiting information from the Ministry of Health before he decides how to best tackle the conditions that may have resulted in what the ministry...

    August 25, 2016 at 7:33 AM
  • ‘I have no axe to grind’

    ‘I have no axe to grind’

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Fielding questions from BVI News Online at the end of a protracted and controversial Spectrum Award process, Chief Executive Officer at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Guy Malone...

    August 25, 2016 at 7:30 AM

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  • Jeffrey Skelton gets 2 more years

    Jeffrey Skelton gets 2 more years

    Jeffrey Skelton is being given at least two more years to remain Director of the government’s Public Works Department. According to the latest edition of the Virgin Islands Gazette, his contract came to an end in June this year,...

    August 25, 2016 at 6:46 AM
  • HOA should have decided on extra year; not Cabinet!

    HOA should have decided on extra year; not Cabinet!

    Lamenting that the government continues to change its word in relation to the additional school year (Grade 12), Opposition member Andrew Fahie said the decision to add that extra year should have been made by the House of Assembly. He...

    August 25, 2016 at 6:39 AM
  • BVI halts its ‘Meet and Greet’ service in the USVI

    BVI halts its ‘Meet and Greet’ service in the USVI

    The BVI Tourist Board has announced that its ‘Meet and Greet’ customer service is closed from August 8, and will resume operation on November 1 this year. The ‘Meet and Greet’ service is usually offered at Cyril...

    August 25, 2016 at 5:50 AM
 
  • Five cases of Zika in BVI

    Five cases of Zika in BVI

    The Ministry of Health and Social Development has confirmed five cases of the Zika virus in the British Virgin Islands. Three of the cases were tested locally and found to be positive, and two cases were tested overseas and also found...

    August 24, 2016 at 6:03 PM
  • Scholar: You have to sacrifice something

    Scholar: You have to sacrifice something

    BVIslander and high academic achiever Moeisha Prince has jetted off to the United States to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer or medical practitioner. The sixteen-year-old this year completed her journey at St Georges Secondary...

    August 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM
  • Gov’t closing down part of school on JVD

    Gov’t closing down part of school on JVD

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has announced that the secondary division of the school on the island of Jost Van Dyke has been closed indefinitely, adding that the students will be transferred...

    August 24, 2016 at 12:14 PM

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  • CGB hit by several cases of mosquito illnesses

    CGB hit by several cases of mosquito illnesses

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff The Ministry of Health said it has received several reports of mosquito-related illnesses in the Cane Garden Bay area of Tortola that fit the profile of Chikungunya and the Zika virus. Chief Medical...

    August 24, 2016 at 11:48 AM
  • Parham Town resident charged with robbery

    Parham Town resident charged with robbery

    A resident of Parham Town on Tortola, Joel Samuel Davies Jr has been arrested and charged with robbery, two counts of criminal trespass, and three counts of common assault. Police said the 30-year-old British Virgin Islander was arrested...

    August 24, 2016 at 9:38 AM
  • Wait and See: Faster internet may push up prices

    Wait and See: Faster internet may push up prices

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Persons in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will have to ‘wait and see’ if the three mobile providers in the local market will charge them more for broadband services, according to...

    August 24, 2016 at 9:10 AM
 
  • DEAL SIGNED: Firms get 3 months to improve internet

    DEAL SIGNED: Firms get 3 months to improve internet

    The three mobile operators in the local market are said to be elated after they individually signed contracts yesterday (August 23) to formally take over different spectrums to facilitate the provision of much faster internet and better...

    August 24, 2016 at 8:11 AM
  • Police again seek help as man remains missing

    Police again seek help as man remains missing

    The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it still has not located Isaiah Frett who was reported missing on Sunday, August 14. “With still no word on the whereabouts of Isaiah Frett, police continue to ask the public for...

    August 24, 2016 at 6:40 AM
  • Josiah’s Bay man accused of burglary

    Josiah’s Bay man accused of burglary

    Yaheem Frett, a resident of Josiah’s Bay on Tortola, is being accused of burglarizing the business establishment known as Tamarind Club. According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, the accused was arrested and charged...

    August 24, 2016 at 6:04 AM

 
  • Flash flood watch declared for BVI

    Flash flood watch declared for BVI

    The Antigua Met Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the British Virgin Islands from 8am to 8pm today (August 24), according to the Department of Disaster Management here in the BVI. A flash flood watch means that conditions...

    August 24, 2016 at 5:16 AM
  • Gov gives advice, wants more locals in senior posts

    Gov gives advice, wants more locals in senior posts

    While claiming that the approach to filling senior positions with locals in the British Virgin Islands is not rigorous and structured enough, Governor John Duncan last week stated that a better approach is needed. During a press briefing...

    August 23, 2016 at 5:42 PM
  • Harrigan-Scott will not compete in future Olympics

    Harrigan-Scott will not compete in future Olympics

    Tahesia Harrigan-Scott will no longer perform at the Olympic Games, according to the BVI Olympic Committee. The 34-year-old veteran was among four athletes who represented the British Virgin Islands (BVI) at the just-concluded Olympics...

    August 23, 2016 at 12:06 PM