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Articles By: Julia Donavan

Buyer accepts gov’t condition for RiteWay sale

Buyer accepts gov’t condition for RiteWay sale

While making it clear that the sale of Road Town Wholesale (RTW) to North West Company out of Canada is yet to be finalised, founder of RTW Peter Haycraft has criticized the government for taking more than a year to […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 1:51 PM /
Business group ‘very concerned’ about crime

Business group ‘very concerned’ about crime

Ending a year in which gunmen robbed more than 10 local businesses and physically harmed a few entrepreneurs, the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) said it is ‘very concerned’ about the attacks. It further stated that it […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 9:28 AM /
Proposed law punishes misuse of child support

Proposed law punishes misuse of child support

A proposed law currently before the House of Assembly is seeking to punish persons with fines or imprisonment for misusing funds they receive for the maintenance of children. “A person who has received funds for the maintenance of a child […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM /
Fully fledged body – Gov’t ramping up compliance

Fully fledged body – Gov’t ramping up compliance

The government has outlined how it will fund a fully fledged entity, which will be tasked with comprehensively ensuring the British Virgin Islands (BVI) – among other things – complies with requests by international partners for tax-related information. Legislative action […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 8:05 AM /
Politicians remember Blyden – ‘Tortola lost icon’

Politicians remember Blyden – ‘Tortola lost icon’

Some politicians in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have paused to pay early tributes to the late businessman and former chairman of the BVI Tourist Board, Neil ‘Mr Melee’ Blyden, who himself tried unsuccessfully to serve in the territory’s parliament. […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 8:01 AM /
Gunmen with local accent threaten to shoot security

Gunmen with local accent threaten to shoot security

More details have surfaced about how two gunmen, who reportedly have a local accent, entered Fine Foods supermarket in East End and then escaped with an undetermined amount of money. Reports reaching BVI News Online are that there were two […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Better days ‘right around the corner in 2017’

Better days ‘right around the corner in 2017’

While urging persons to spend the new year focusing more on their future than their past, Chairman of the opposition Virgin Islands Party Andrew Fahie said a strong economy – among other things – is ‘right around the corner in […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 7:42 AM /
Many beheaded in Brazil prison riot; inmates escape

Many beheaded in Brazil prison riot; inmates escape

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): Police in northern Brazil are searching for dozens of inmates who escaped from an overcrowded prison complex during a riot that left at least 56 dead, many decapitated, officials say. The area in Manaus, in Amazonas state, […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 7:05 AM /
USVI bracing for likely fallout from BVI project

USVI bracing for likely fallout from BVI project

Officials in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) said they are bracing for any potential fallout resulting from a likely reduction in the number of people traveling through that territory’s airport to and from the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The […]

by / on January 2, 2017 at 11:33 AM /
Frett proposes vehicle tax, pay cut for lawmakers

Frett proposes vehicle tax, pay cut for lawmakers

Businessman and former minister of health Alred Frett has started the new year with a call for the territory’s politicians to cut their salaries and allowances to match their levels of productivity, and to impose a tax on persons owning […]

by / on January 2, 2017 at 10:32 AM /