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Articles By: Julia Donavan

I kept guns for protection from crime

I kept guns for protection from crime

Shakeel Pondt, the man who police held with three guns and 99 bullets has claimed that he found the guns and kept them for protection. “Basically I had no intention on using the gun on anyone. I only walk with […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:31 AM /
Seek help from ‘colonial masters’ to solve crime – Gov’t told

Seek help from ‘colonial masters’ to solve crime – Gov’t told

With the territory recording 27 unsolved murders over a period of 17 years, it may be time that the Government considers calling on the United Kingdom for help. This suggestion was put forward by the Rector at St George’s Episcopal […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:30 AM /
Isabella Morris Primary might become junior high school

Isabella Morris Primary might become junior high school

The Isabella Morris Primary School in Carrot Bay might be transformed into a high school campus for junior students. Minister of Education Myron Walwyn made the announcement yesterday during a meeting with residents in First Electoral District. The primary school […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:25 AM /
BLOG OF THE WEEK:

BLOG OF THE WEEK:

The sun is hot. The streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day, a rich tourist from back West is driving through town. He stops at the motel and […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 5:09 AM /
COMMENTARY: Trickle down of wealth

COMMENTARY: Trickle down of wealth

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The following story highlights the centrality of economics in disaster recovery, post-Hurricane Irma, for the Virgin Islands. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat […]

by / on December 17, 2017 at 10:54 AM /
Two new ambulances arrive

Two new ambulances arrive

Emergency medical services in the territory have been given a boost with the arrival of two new ambulances. Health Minister Ronnie Skelton made the disclosure during a sitting of the House of Assembly this week. “I am pleased to say […]

by / on December 15, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Candlelight vigil held for Kylo

Candlelight vigil held for Kylo

The atmosphere was far from subdued when family, friends, fans and members of the musical fraternity in the British Virgin Islands came together at a candlelight vigil for the late music entertainer Kyle ‘Kylo’ Sylvester whose life came to a […]

by / on December 15, 2017 at 6:30 AM /
BVI prisoners likely to spend months in St Lucia – Foot

BVI prisoners likely to spend months in St Lucia – Foot

Superintendent of Prisons David Foot has said that the 21 inmates who were transferred to a prison facility in St Lucia will likely spend another six to nine months there before being transferred back to the territory. The 21 prisoners, […]

by / on December 14, 2017 at 6:11 AM /
Cane Garden Bay beach to reopen soon, expert assures

Cane Garden Bay beach to reopen soon, expert assures

The Cane Garden Bay beach, which was closed last week following the discovery of an unusually high number of bacteria in the water should reopen soon, Chief Environmental Health Officer, Lionel Micheal has assured. “Naturally, those things will die off […]

by / on December 14, 2017 at 6:07 AM /
Mother, family of murdered 11-year-old speak out

Mother, family of murdered 11-year-old speak out

The mother who was wounded and left to mourn the killing of her daughter and friend during a gun attack last month is speaking out for the first time since the November 22 incident. “She was an innocent child. There’s […]

by / on December 13, 2017 at 7:15 AM /