Articles By: Julia Donavan

Police recover ‘bone’ in Long Trench

Police recover ‘bone’ in Long Trench

Police said there is nothing suspicious so far regarding a bone that was found at a home today at a residence in Long Trench, Tortola. Initial reports were that a landowner spotted the ‘bone’ and thought that it may have […]

by / on August 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM /
Walwyn silent amid outrage over ‘top student’

Walwyn silent amid outrage over ‘top student’

The usually vocal education minister Myron Walwyn has opted to be silent as calls mount for him to be more transparent and fair regarding his choice of the territory’s top student in recent exams administered by the Caribbean Examination Council […]

by / on August 20, 2017 at 5:51 AM /
The resurrection of Jim Crow

The resurrection of Jim Crow

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor United States President Donald Trump’s dog whistles to Nazis and white nationalists is symptomatic of America’s longest lasting national evil: racism. Today, Trump is the living vehicle for America’s racists and bigots, allowing racists to continue […]

by / on August 20, 2017 at 5:45 AM /
Top students in CXC announced – CAPE and CSEC

Top students in CXC announced – CAPE and CSEC

The names of the territory’s top students in exams administered this year by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) have been released. Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said Gabriella Chicester of Elmore Stoutt High School is the territory’s top performer, based […]

by / on August 19, 2017 at 7:02 AM /
Results in subjects – English outshines Math

Results in subjects – English outshines Math

The Ministry of Education has indicated that a higher percentage of students in the British Virgin Islands this year passed English Language when compared to Mathematics. Higher percentage passes in English Language actually has become a trend. The education ministry […]

by / on August 19, 2017 at 6:14 AM /
Gov’t meets bank reps – Damage in the millions!

Gov’t meets bank reps – Damage in the millions!

Nearly two weeks after a tropical wave devastated sections of the British Virgin Islands, the territory’s premier has met with representatives of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), signalling an interest in securing funds to help undertake major repairs. A team […]

by / on August 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM /
DIRT SOURCE – Don’t blame development alone!

DIRT SOURCE – Don’t blame development alone!

Mark Vanterpool is not buying the argument that construction works in the hills around Road Town are the main reason for the unusually large deposit of dirt all over the territory’s capital during rainfall associated with a tropical wave last […]

by / on August 18, 2017 at 8:56 AM /
Not missing – Vanterpool accounts for Christopher

Not missing – Vanterpool accounts for Christopher

Representative of the Fifth Electoral District Delores Christopher is getting some help in making her whereabouts known to constituents, who recently took to social media to accuse her of being missing from the district since she was re-elected in June […]

by / on August 18, 2017 at 7:28 AM /
Traffic stop leads to marijuana find, court hears

Traffic stop leads to marijuana find, court hears

A motorist, who has other matters pending before the court, is now being accused of driving an unlicensed vehicle and possession of two grams of marijuana. West End resident Nigel Prince got into more hot water when police officers allegedly […]

by / on August 18, 2017 at 7:11 AM /
Vanterpool: SHIP WASN’T NEEDED!

Vanterpool: SHIP WASN’T NEEDED!

Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool has supported a controversial decision the British Virgin Islands recently made not to accept help from a British Navy ship in cleaning up the territory after a tropical wave last Monday caused widespread […]

by / on August 18, 2017 at 6:05 AM /