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Miss World Int’l Chair donates $5K in supplies to VG school

Miss World Int’l Chair donates $5K in supplies to VG school

Chairwoman of the Miss World International Organisation, Julia Morley, has donated $5,000 worth of school supplies to the Valley Day school in Virgin Gorda; delivering on a promise she made during a visit to the territory back in February. Morley […]

by / on November 7, 2018 at 7:37 AM /
Duo mortgaged house to buy fake visas, bogus BVI jobs

Duo mortgaged house to buy fake visas, bogus BVI jobs

Edward Jesismar Carmano Ortiz and Mady Miguelina Marte Rodriguez took out a mortgage on their family home in the Dominican Republic to fund what they believed to be genuine BVI visas and Labour clearance documents. But not only were the […]

by / on November 7, 2018 at 7:20 AM /
More domestic violence victims having court cases dropped

More domestic violence victims having court cases dropped

More and more victims of domestic violence are choosing not to pursue a case against their abusive partners when it is brought before a local court. In the past two weeks, the Magistrate’s Court has dismissed at least five matters […]

by / on November 7, 2018 at 7:11 AM /
Teachers being trained in school emergency response

Teachers being trained in school emergency response

Forty pre-primary to secondary-level educators are being trained on how to handle emergencies that may arise while on their respective school campuses. Throughout the three-day course, teachers will be trained in how to administer First Aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). […]

by / on November 6, 2018 at 3:04 PM /
Cabinet waives tender process for $132K repair contract to ESHS

Cabinet waives tender process for $132K repair contract to ESHS

As time elapses further into the academic year, repairs are yet to begin on the L-shaped building at the hurricane-ravaged Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) campus in Road Town. Cabinet, however, has decided to waive the tendering process required to […]

by / on November 6, 2018 at 8:37 AM /
Fake visa holders rearrested, back before court after dismissal

Fake visa holders rearrested, back before court after dismissal

The two Hispanic visitors whose matter was dismissed after being caught with fake visas and counterfeit Labour documentation at the TB Lettsome International Airport nearly two weeks ago are back before the court on fresh charges. Magistrate Innocent had dismissed […]

by / on November 6, 2018 at 8:24 AM /
VG airport ready for flights, facility reopens

VG airport ready for flights, facility reopens

Residents and visitors are now being invited to start booking flights through the Taddy Bay Airport of Virgin Gorda as the facility as reopened. The airport reopened last Friday, November 2, Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Denniston […]

by / on November 6, 2018 at 7:34 AM /
Baronville slapped with more prison time for burglary

Baronville slapped with more prison time for burglary

The construction worker who reportedly burglarized his employer’s home during a so-called ‘bathroom break’ has been slapped with an 18-month prison sentence at Her Majesty’s Prison. Twenty-eight-year-old Kyle Baronville was sentenced after pleading guilty to the May 2018 burglary when […]

by / on November 6, 2018 at 7:26 AM /
Unsettled weather forecast for another 24 hours

Unsettled weather forecast for another 24 hours

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is advising residents and visitors to brace for more showers in the BVI on Tuesday, November 6. Citing forecasts from the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, the DDM said unsettled weather will be produced […]

by / on November 6, 2018 at 6:20 AM /
Scabies cases discovered at HMP, outbreak contained

Scabies cases discovered at HMP, outbreak contained

Four cases of scabies have broken out at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam’s Ghut. These cases of scabies – which is a contagious skin disease marked by itching and small raised red spots caused by tiny mites – was discovered […]

by / on November 5, 2018 at 12:34 PM /