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Tropical Storm Kirk of ‘immediate concern’ to BVI

Tropical Storm Kirk of ‘immediate concern’ to BVI

Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the Atlantic while other weather systems continue to lurk in the area. During a weather update Sunday morning, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) described Kirk as well as another weather system called Tropical Depression […]

by / on September 23, 2018 at 9:50 AM /
Man charged after cops discover gun, bullets, cocaine on Saturday

Man charged after cops discover gun, bullets, cocaine on Saturday

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has recovered yet another firearm as well as a quantity of crack cocaine during two separate operations on Saturday, September 22. Police said they seized a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun along with […]

by / on September 23, 2018 at 9:17 AM /
Mock Elections being held next week

Mock Elections being held next week

The Office of the Supervisor of Elections is organising Mock Elections in order to demonstrate the vote-tallying technology that government wants to have implemented for real, upcoming general elections. There is a Mock Election scheduled for next week and, during […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 4:09 PM /
AG to say if Speaker’s NDP candidacy is wrong; legislators perturbed

AG to say if Speaker’s NDP candidacy is wrong; legislators perturbed

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Attorney General Baba Aziz has been asked to give his opinion on whether it is appropriate and lawful for Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe to remain as Speaker of the House of Assembly if she plans to […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 7:41 AM /
China not to be trusted, revoke visa exemption for them — Fraser

China not to be trusted, revoke visa exemption for them — Fraser

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Citing reports of China deceiving a number of developing African countries with bittersweet business deals, Opposition legislator Julian Fraser wants the government to reconsider giving the Chinese unfettered access to the territory. “The Chinese […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
Utility companies cannot dig up new roads anymore

Utility companies cannot dig up new roads anymore

The Ministry of Communication and Works has come up with a strategy to prevent utility companies from returning to dig up roads after they have been paved. Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works, Jeremy Hodge said […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 7:20 AM /
Cellmates deny selling drugs in prison, 317 grams allegedly found

Cellmates deny selling drugs in prison, 317 grams allegedly found

Cellmates Deron Walters and Nickail Chambers said they were not selling drugs at Her Majesty Prison despite allegations that 317 grams of cannabis were found in their prison cell this year. The accused men proclaimed their innocence by pleading not […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 7:17 AM /
RDA will not be halted though it’s operating without regulations — Premier

RDA will not be halted though it’s operating without regulations — Premier

The body that was established to ensure a fair and transparent execution of government’s recovery and development plan has been operating without regulations. While answering questions in the House of Assembly on Thursday, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith revealed that the […]

by / on September 21, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
REPORT: RVIPF acted in self-defence when they killed Hernandez

REPORT: RVIPF acted in self-defence when they killed Hernandez

An independent summary report indicates that local police acted in self-defence when they fatally shot Santo Yamarco Hernandez last December. The two officers who were involved in the incident will, therefore, not face any sanctions for Hernandez’s death. “I am […]

by / on September 20, 2018 at 2:32 PM /
Poverty assessment being conducted in four BVI communities

Poverty assessment being conducted in four BVI communities

A poverty assessment is being conducted on residents across four communities in the British Virgin Islands. The Social Development Department is coordinating the assessment, which will include in-depth interviews, case studies, and community workshops. The department did not specify which […]

by / on September 20, 2018 at 9:01 AM /