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Have you seen this police escapee?

Have you seen this police escapee?

A man who was under police arrest has escaped. Police are now seeking the public’s assistance to locate 19-year-old Khori Tahj Prince who law enforcers say escaped custody this afternoon. He is medium built, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and […]

by / on January 18, 2019 at 7:41 PM /
Weeks before EU decides on BVI’s ‘economic substance’ law, companies still have questions

Weeks before EU decides on BVI’s ‘economic substance’ law, companies still have questions

The British Virgins Islands will have to wait a few more weeks to learn whether the European Union accepts the territory’s Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act that was recently passed in the House of Assembly. As mandated by […]

by / on January 18, 2019 at 2:16 PM /
How these party heads feel about forming a coalition gov’t

How these party heads feel about forming a coalition gov’t

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff With five known political parties contesting the upcoming general elections and at least four having a leader eyeing the Office of the Premier, a strong possibility now exists that no one party will command […]

by / on January 18, 2019 at 7:24 AM /
Airport expansion: Int’l airlines already showing interest but project still in infancy

Airport expansion: Int’l airlines already showing interest but project still in infancy

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Large international air carriers have started to show interest in making direct flights from other countries to the British Virgin Islands once the much-touted airport expansion project is completed. Advisor to the BVI Airports Authority, […]

by / on January 18, 2019 at 7:15 AM /
Visitor caught with ‘medical cannabis’ at airport fined

Visitor caught with ‘medical cannabis’ at airport fined

A United States man was fined $4,000 after he was caught travelling through the TB Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island with 30.5 grams of cannabis on Wednesday. Forty-one-year-old Travis Sargillo, who was on a 10-day visit to the territory […]

by / on January 18, 2019 at 7:09 AM /
Keep off AO Shirley Grounds, facility closed for repairs

Keep off AO Shirley Grounds, facility closed for repairs

The AO Shirley Recreational Grounds in Road Town is closed to the public. This is to facilitate works that just commenced at the sporting facility. These works are expected to last approximately four weeks, the ministry responsible for education, sports, […]

by / on January 18, 2019 at 6:27 AM /
Put someone else in First District and meet me in At-Large arena, Fahie told

Put someone else in First District and meet me in At-Large arena, Fahie told

“Why should you be elected by 400 people and want to call the shots for 15,000?” National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman Myron Walwyn fielded that question for voters to contemplate as he, once again, argued that persons vying to sit […]

by / on January 17, 2019 at 3:14 PM /
I am fully capable of representing BVI as premier internationally

I am fully capable of representing BVI as premier internationally

While Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman Andrew Fahie may not be short of supporters who are confident he is a strong leader locally, there are some who have questioned the politician’s ability to represent the territory on the international stage. […]

by / on January 17, 2019 at 8:22 AM /
Gov’t transforming, renaming Labour, other departments to merge

Gov’t transforming, renaming Labour, other departments to merge

Moves are underway to merge and transform several government agencies including the Labour Department, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour Ronald Smith-Berkeley has said. Smith-Berkeley said by year-end, the Labour Department will be renamed the ‘Labour […]

by / on January 17, 2019 at 8:01 AM /
Maduro sentenced to one year in prison for Tread Falls burglary

Maduro sentenced to one year in prison for Tread Falls burglary

Kilmo Maduro, the man who burgled a Tread Falls apartment on Tortola last year, has been sentenced to serve the next 12 months at Her Majesty’s Prison. In sentencing the offender on Tuesday, Magistrate Shawn Innocent said he considered the […]

by / on January 17, 2019 at 7:50 AM /