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Decentralising gov’t being considered for enVision 2040

Decentralising gov’t being considered for enVision 2040

As authorities progress with the BVI’s enVision 2040 project, Chief Planner of the Town and Country Planning Department Greg Adams has said he is open to the idea of decentralising certain government services in the territory. Effectively, decentralisation has to […]

by / on November 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM /
An NDP in pieces

An NDP in pieces

Speculation is growing about the current fitness of the Smith administration and its ability to properly govern since it is being described as a government that is no longer united. Opposition legislator Julian Fraser — who is among those questioning […]

by / on November 5, 2018 at 7:50 AM /
BVI to start filing, managing court cases online

BVI to start filing, managing court cases online

Filing and managing court matters in the British Virgin Islands is soon expected to run more efficiently with the implementation of an online portal. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and territories rolled out the initiative in a bid to […]

by / on November 5, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
Fined: Hispanic man illegally enters Tortola for ‘cigarettes’

Fined: Hispanic man illegally enters Tortola for ‘cigarettes’

A Hispanic man who was recently caught smuggling himself on to Tortola for cigarettes was fined when he appeared before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin on Friday. Cargo boat employee Angel Rafael Mena Collado was fined $500 after pleading guilty to the […]

by / on November 5, 2018 at 7:08 AM /
Rename Craft’s Alive in Delores Christopher’s honour

Rename Craft’s Alive in Delores Christopher’s honour

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Junior minister for tourism Archibald Christian is calling for the Craft Alive Village in Road Town to be renamed in honour of the recently deceased legislator, Delores Christopher. Speaking at her official funeral ceremony […]

by / on November 4, 2018 at 3:26 PM /
$60K bail | Court employee just ‘visiting’ when gun, drugs found

$60K bail | Court employee just ‘visiting’ when gun, drugs found

Twenty-four-year-old High Court employee, Alisma Wheatley, who was arrested along with three others following a police raid on Thursday was just a visitor at the Sea Cows Bay residence where the gun and drugs were reportedly found, the Magistrate’s Court has […]

by / on November 3, 2018 at 1:51 PM /
Delores Christopher lying in state, scores pay tribute

Delores Christopher lying in state, scores pay tribute

    Residents came out in their numbers on Friday to pay tribute to the late Representative for the Fifth Electoral District, Delores Christopher as she lay in state at the House of Assembly (HoA). Christopher will be laid to […]

by / on November 2, 2018 at 1:23 PM /
Police spend over $80K on mould removal

Police spend over $80K on mould removal

As reports of mould continue to fester within the public service, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has spent close to $100,000 to eliminate the problem in their department. “We just had to expend $84,000 to remove mould from […]

by / on November 2, 2018 at 8:08 AM /
Haitian sentenced to 64 months for smuggling operation

Haitian sentenced to 64 months for smuggling operation

Haitian national Luc Eloi was slapped with a 64-month custodial sentence after he was found guilty of being part of a ring that smuggled 21 immigrants into the territory last year. He was charged with smuggling of migrants, possession of […]

by / on November 2, 2018 at 7:56 AM /
BVI projected to have a 50K population in 20 years

BVI projected to have a 50K population in 20 years

Local and international planning authorities are projecting that the population of the BVI will exceed 50,000 in the next 20 years. According to Canadian firm Dillon Consulting who recently conducted a situation analysis on the BVI with the Town and Country […]

by / on November 2, 2018 at 7:51 AM /