Articles By: Julia Donavan

Wheatley dies in crash on Tortola

Wheatley dies in crash on Tortola

A man identified as Nathaniel Wheatley died when the vehicle he was driving careened off the roadway in Slaney, Tortola, and landed in the sea late Saturday afternoon, February 18. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), which did not […]

by / on February 18, 2017 at 10:49 PM /
The church of compromise

The church of compromise

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The Modern Christian Church is suffering the severe trauma of having to accept the ‘vices’ of a new western culture of liberality and tolerance. The traditional church is turning away from a conservative theology that adheres […]

by / on February 18, 2017 at 10:52 AM /
Rescue operation underway for 5 fishermen

Rescue operation underway for 5 fishermen

A rescue operation is said to be underway for five fishermen from the British Virgin Islands whose vessel reportedly broke down at sea this morning, February 17. The 42-foot boat called Amigo is said to be approximately 20 miles north […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 2:56 PM /
Famed author among speakers at upcoming TEDxRoadTown event

Famed author among speakers at upcoming TEDxRoadTown event

PRESS RELEASE – Do you know what it means to step outside your comfort zone? On March 29th, the BVI community is invited to attend TEDxRoadTown where remarkable speakers will take centre stage for thought-provoking presentations under the theme – […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 11:39 AM /
‘I HAVE A HEART’ – Magistrate gives woman 4 months

‘I HAVE A HEART’ – Magistrate gives woman 4 months

While sentencing a tearful woman to four months imprisonment, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday paused to declare that – contrary to popular opinion – she does not find joy in making tough calls such as sending persons to Her Majesty’s […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 8:40 AM /
EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

The Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Police Station does not open 24/7; that’s the declaration Governor John Duncan made today in response to an alleged victim of vandalism who saw no one when he went to the station to make a […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 8:17 AM /
Premier visits centenarian Christalia Hodge

Premier visits centenarian Christalia Hodge

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made a special visit to centenarian Christalia Idalia Hodge yesterday (February 16) at her home in Huntum’s Ghut, Tortola. He said it was his sincere pleasure to make the visit, and do his part in […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 8:13 AM /
BVI announces task force to study fallout from Brexit

BVI announces task force to study fallout from Brexit

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that he will establish a task-force to examine the implications Brexit will have for the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Brexit is the process by which Britain is seeking to leave the European Union, […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Man sentenced to 6 months for cutlass attack

Man sentenced to 6 months for cutlass attack

Treh Williams has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and another six months imprisonment for being armed with an offensive weapon. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered that both sentences run concurrently (at the same […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 7:57 AM /
Vanterpool: Consider the governor’s criticism

Vanterpool: Consider the governor’s criticism

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said the governor acted inappropriately when he criticized the government during a public event this month. But Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool wants the government to seriously consider Governor John Duncan’s criticism. “He […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 7:24 AM /