Category: Accidents/Tragedy

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 /
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 /
Auxiliary cop injured during traffic operation

Auxiliary cop injured during traffic operation

A female auxiliary police officer was treated at Peebles Hospital today after a motorist allegedly ran a vehicle over one of her feet while she was on duty at Paraquita Bay, Tortola. Details of the incident are still sketchy. But […]

by / on February 13, 2017 at 3:52 PM /
Cruise ship passenger dies after falling ill on tour

Cruise ship passenger dies after falling ill on tour

A cruise ship passenger from London, England, died after falling ill during a tour of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last week Friday, February 3. He has been identified as Leith Pond, 71. Reports reaching BVI News Online […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 8:38 AM /
5 students taken to hospital after bus incident

5 students taken to hospital after bus incident

Five female students of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) were taken to Peebles Hospital today after the school bus in which they were travelling made a sudden stop to avoid colliding with another vehicle at Brandywine Bay, Tortola. Up to […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 7:09 PM /
Pedestrian struck in front high school

Pedestrian struck in front high school

A woman is being treated at Peebles Hospital after she was struck while she reportedly tried to use the pedestrian crossing in front Elmore Stoutt High School, Tortola. The accident took place at nightfall. The pedestrian was removed from the […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM /
BREAKING NEWS: Man’s leg broken in scooter crash

BREAKING NEWS: Man’s leg broken in scooter crash

Reports reaching BVI News Online are that a male scooter rider has suffered an apparent broken leg in an accident near Big Brothers Gas Station in Baughers Bay, Tortola. The scooter reportedly collided with a Jeep transporting tourists about mid-day, […]

by / on January 17, 2017 at 1:15 PM /
Motorist fined after hit and run

Motorist fined after hit and run

A motorist accused of hitting another person’s vehicle with his car before fleeing the accident scene has been fined $1,475. Dale Peters, a native of St Vincent, was sentenced today after he pleaded guilty to five traffic offences in the […]

by / on January 17, 2017 at 12:07 PM /
PHOTOS: Car overturns, injures occupants

PHOTOS: Car overturns, injures occupants

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances under which a vehicle toppled in the vicinity of a car wash in the Duff’s Bottom area of Tortola. Two persons have been taken to Peebles Hospital, sources told BVI News Online. […]

by / on January 13, 2017 at 8:46 AM /
Suspect held for deadly bar shooting

Suspect held for deadly bar shooting

Reports reaching BVI News Online are that police have taken a young man from Purcell Estate into custody in relation to the fatal shooting that unfolded at a bar in Long Look on the eastern end of Tortola late Friday […]

by / on January 9, 2017 at 9:11 AM /