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Former hospital worker gets 6 months for beating customer, victim still affected

Former hospital worker gets 6 months for beating customer, victim still affected

Kindel Vanterpool, the former hospital worker who “lost it” and beat a customer at the facility more than two years ago has been sentenced to six months at Her Majesty’s Prison for the offence. Magistrate Shawn Innocent also handed the […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 8:40 AM /
Debates needed for all districts, seats

Debates needed for all districts, seats

Following a successfully staged political debate for the electoral candidates of the Ninth District, several members of the public, including debate organiser Sasha Flax, is calling for more debates to happen in the other eight electoral districts. “We look forward […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 8:35 AM /
Never was there a time more critical to vote, get registered — Underhill

Never was there a time more critical to vote, get registered — Underhill

With the territory’s recovery and development now a stake, choosing who will lead the British Virgin Islands over the next four years is increasingly being described as one of the most important decisions voters will have to make for a […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 8:13 AM /
Unarmed cops can no longer grab guns at will, told to steer clear of live firearm incidents

Unarmed cops can no longer grab guns at will, told to steer clear of live firearm incidents

Prior to 2016 when Police Commissioner Michael Matthews commenced his duties in the BVI, regular police officers were permitted to arbitrarily retrieve a firearm from the police weapons safe and respond at a live firearms incident. That “ad hoc” approach has […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 2:32 PM /
NDP wants locals ‘cutting bush, cleaning ghuts’ while giving top jobs to expats

NDP wants locals ‘cutting bush, cleaning ghuts’ while giving top jobs to expats

Among the reasons Ronnie Skelton said he broke away from the governing National Democratic Party (NDP) is that he grew tired of watching the party hand down menial blue-collar jobs to Virgin Islanders and Belongers. In a statement seemingly addressed […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 8:17 AM /
Biwater, roundabout stoplights were collective VIP decisions, not just Fraser

Biwater, roundabout stoplights were collective VIP decisions, not just Fraser

Former Speaker of the House of Assembly Keith Flax has moved to defend Progressives United Chairman, Julian Fraser, in relation to the reportedly disastrous Biwater deal and the traffic lights that were once mounted at the roundabout in Road Town. These […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM /
Stop speaking that foolishness, ‘corruption’ talk badly hurting BVI

Stop speaking that foolishness, ‘corruption’ talk badly hurting BVI

While describing labels of ‘corruption’ against the governing National Democratic Party (NDP) as unfounded, party Chairman Myron Walwyn said the persons responsible for creating those labels are also responsible for the pressure the territory is receiving from superpowers such as […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 8:01 AM /
Inmate sentenced to 12 months for assaulting prison officer

Inmate sentenced to 12 months for assaulting prison officer

A local inmate who assaulted a prison officer two years ago was sentenced to 12 months in prison when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Twenty-one-year-old Omarie Winter was sentenced after pleading guilty to the May 2016 offence. […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 7:21 AM /
Greenland stadium expected to be mecca of sports tourism

Greenland stadium expected to be mecca of sports tourism

PRESS RELEASE: The Government of the Virgin Islands in partnership with the BVI Football Association, under the FIFA umbrella, has broken ground in Greenland for the development of a 2,500 seat multi-purpose stadium for recreational and sporting facilities and associated […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 5:28 AM /
Anegada man who went missing at sea rescued

Anegada man who went missing at sea rescued

An Anegada resident who was missing at sea since Saturday has been found and is unharmed. The man was found north of The Dogs around 9:50 on Sunday morning, BVI News was told. He was last seen about 4 pm […]

by / on January 13, 2019 at 11:01 AM /