• NHI is working well for us – PREMIER

    Despite the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme last month threatening to suspend several workers whose employers are non-compliant, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith last evening declared that the NHI has been ‘working well for us’. He noted that there are […]

    NHI is working well for us – PREMIER
  • Premier ducking blame for financial challenges – Fraser

    Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has accused the premier of being disingenuous in claiming that the territory’s economic challenges started with the financial recession that hit the world 10 years ago, adding that the premier appears to be misplacing […]

    Premier ducking blame for financial challenges – Fraser
  • Callwood sent to prison for over 2 years

    Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has sent Glenville Callwood to prison for two years and four months despite claims that the youngster has changed since he committed an offence in 2014. He was sentenced for wielding a knife at an off-duty […]

    Callwood sent to prison for over 2 years
  • Manifesto projects delay budget –Premier defensive

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith last evening declared that he stands firmly behind his administration’s investments, adding that he will fulfill the full development programme promised in his party’s manifesto despite the ‘challenging times’ facing the British Virgin Islands. He […]

    Manifesto projects delay budget –Premier defensive
  • Magistrate says Maduro lucky to be paying $9K

    Kilmo Maduro has been ordered to pay $9,000 in fines and compensation for assaulting a homeowner with a wooden bat more than five years ago. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $5,000 or spend six months imprisonment for […]

    Magistrate says Maduro lucky to be paying $9K

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  • Belt-tightening ahead: We won’t cut basic services
    Belt-tightening ahead: We...

    While declaring that the British Virgin Islands is among countries living through challenges that “can...

    December 7, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • RVIPF says residents pleased with community police
    RVIPF says residents plea...

    While announcing that it hopes to expand its community policing initiative when more officers are recruited...

    December 7, 2016 at 7:57 AM
  • Talent show changed: District singers to clash
    Talent show changed: Dist...

    The Department of Youth Affairs has announced changes to its talent show dubbed Gen Y Factor, adding...

    December 7, 2016 at 7:35 AM
 

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  • Man to pay $120 -Highest fine for cruelty to goats

    Man to pay $120 -Highest fine for cruelty to goats

    Oliver Chinnery – the man who said he slaughtered five goats as revenge for a dog that he mistakenly thought was killed – today received the maximum penalty for the offense of cruelty to animal. That penalty is a $120 fine. Senior...

    December 6, 2016 at 2:33 PM
  • Pickering at four-day convention in Mexico

    Pickering at four-day convention in Mexico

    Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr Kedrick Pickering is now in Mexico attending a convention on biological diversity, the Government Information Service announced this afternoon, December 6. Dr Pickering, who also is the...

    December 6, 2016 at 12:35 PM
  • PHOTOS: Museum opens amid appeal for $200K, artefact

    PHOTOS: Museum opens amid appeal for $200K, artefact

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has appealed for more historical items to be submitted for display at the new Her Majesty’s Prison Museum, which was officially opened today following the injection of some $275,000. Premier Smith. Who...

    December 6, 2016 at 12:31 PM
 
  • Fahie wants election candidates that are ‘viable’

    Fahie wants election candidates that are ‘viable’

    Newly elected chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie has promised to “implement initiatives to attract viable broad-based candidates” for the next general election, adding that he will ensure he communicates ‘effectively’...

    December 6, 2016 at 8:27 AM
  • Woman fined -Lawyer against recorded conviction

    Woman fined -Lawyer against recorded conviction

    The lawyer representing a woman who has been sentenced for punching another female in the face two years ago has asked the court not to record the conviction, adding that his client is an upstanding member of the community. The accused...

    December 6, 2016 at 7:50 AM
  • Vanterpool upbeat about supermarket expansion

    Vanterpool upbeat about supermarket expansion

    Operator of OneMart supermarket Mark Vanterpool said the 30-year-old establishment has been ‘doing quite well’ over the past five years, adding that it will expand its operation next year in Purcell Estate, Tortola. Vanterpool...

    December 6, 2016 at 6:12 AM

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  • Wins for Panthers, Sugar Boyz, Rebels

    Wins for Panthers, Sugar Boyz, Rebels

    Mid table action in the Men’s National Football League kicked it up a notch over the weekend (December 3 and 4) with the Panthers recording their first win of the season, and Old Madrid and the Wolues both beaten. The Rebels on Saturday...

    December 6, 2016 at 5:10 AM
  • Too many violent attacks – Zonta condemns chopping

    Too many violent attacks – Zonta condemns chopping

    While lamenting that people ‘far too often’ have been resorting to violence in an attempt to settle disputes, The Zonta Club of Tortola today declared that it condemns the gruesome chopping of a woman in the Crabbe Hill...

    December 5, 2016 at 4:36 PM
  • Higher fees for large developments to be enforced

    Higher fees for large developments to be enforced

    Persons undertaking relatively large developments in the British Virgin Islands will have to fork out more for development application fees in January; this as Government said the Town and Country Planning Department will start ‘adhering’...

    December 5, 2016 at 4:29 PM
 
  • Premier to address territory amid concerns about economy

    Premier to address territory amid concerns about economy

    In an address to the territory on Tuesday (December 6), Premier Dr D Orlando Smith will tell residents that – among other things – his government is still working to deliver on its “most basic promise” of shared and sustainable...

    December 5, 2016 at 1:41 PM
  • INSPIRE BVI: We make mistakes, but want a change

    INSPIRE BVI: We make mistakes, but want a change

    By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Like in many other societies, inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison in the British Virgin Islands are often only defined by the actions that land them behind bars. But lead singer Ramon George and...

    December 5, 2016 at 11:29 AM
  • Man was charged, put out before brutal chopping

    Man was charged, put out before brutal chopping

    BVI News Online has confirmed more information regarding the tumultuous relationship that existed in the weeks before Renold Leslie Peters allegedly chopped his estranged girlfriend with a machete and possibly killed himself. The 54-year-old...

    December 5, 2016 at 8:10 AM

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  • No relocation for ‘successful’ Christmas event

    No relocation for ‘successful’ Christmas event

    While claiming that the just-concluded event dubbed Christmas On DeCastro Street was ‘very successful,’ City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards has indicated that there is no comforting word for people who still think the...

    December 5, 2016 at 7:30 AM
  • Disqualified driver fined -Supa Cop caught him driving

    Disqualified driver fined -Supa Cop caught him driving

    Jumar Guarino, the Filipino national who the court stripped of his drivers licence less than two months ago, was hauled back to the Magistrate’s Court on Friday for continuing to operate his motor vehicle. Guarino pleaded guilty...

    December 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM
  • $50K bail for man on drug charges

    $50K bail for man on drug charges

    A man who police allegedly found with a quantity of marijuana and cocaine is now on a $50,000 bail bond. Kerrison Smith was granted bail by Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo, and was ordered to report to the West End Police Station...

    December 5, 2016 at 7:02 AM
 
  • Man wanted for brutal chopping found dead

    Man wanted for brutal chopping found dead

    Renold Leslie Peters, the native of St Vincent who police wanted in relation to the brutal chopping of woman this week, is dead. His body was found today (December 3) in the East End area of Tortola, BVI News Online understands. While...

    December 3, 2016 at 8:13 PM
  • Businessman shot once in latest attempted robbery

    Businessman shot once in latest attempted robbery

    Police said the man shot and wounded last night is the owner of the lubricant store in Vanterpool Estate, Long Look, Tortola. They also have confirmed earlier BVI News Online reports that the man was shot during an attempted robbery. He...

    December 3, 2016 at 11:40 AM
  • Fun for children; boredom for adults

    Fun for children; boredom for adults

    The entertainment package was too weak to hold the people who – it appeared – mainly passed through the annual ‘Christmas On DeCastro Street’ event last night , December 2. Vendors had mixed reactions as it...

    December 3, 2016 at 7:45 AM

 
  • Phillip to spend Christmas in jail -Bail revoked

    Phillip to spend Christmas in jail -Bail revoked

    Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo has revoked the bail granted less than two months ago to Nikhoy Phillip. Phillip allegedly committed a drug offence while on bail in another case in which he is charged with possession of marijuana. He...

    December 3, 2016 at 5:32 AM
  • Spent shells recovered – cops appeal for info

    Spent shells recovered – cops appeal for info

    Police have appealed to the public for information that can help in apprehending the persons who shot up a car in the Havers area of Tortola on Thursday night, adding that they have recovered several spent shells. The two persons who...

    December 3, 2016 at 3:54 AM
  • Political correctness gets a bloody nose

    Political correctness gets a bloody nose

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The advent of Donald Trump is a middle finger to globalization and political correctness. It is also a return to the politics of social class, racial division, and anti migration. Is progressivism a going...

    December 3, 2016 at 3:23 AM