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Job-seeking immigrants get 6 months in prison

Job-seeking immigrants get 6 months in prison

Three natives of the Dominican Republic were each sentenced to six months at Her Majesty’s Prison for illegal entry into the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Thirty-seven-year-old Rosa Jimenez, 38-year-old Victor De La Rosa, and 44-year-old Roberto Ubiera were sentenced after […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 1:11 PM /
‘We are not machines!’ Medics protest at hospital

‘We are not machines!’ Medics protest at hospital

Peebles Hospital had an usually low number of medical professionals this morning (February 20); this as some members of staff took on the role of patients in what appeared to be a ‘sick out’. The peaceful protest was against what […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 12:45 PM /
Traffic cop in fatal accident was taken to hospital

Traffic cop in fatal accident was taken to hospital

The best-known traffic cop in the British Virgin Islands was taken to Peebles Hospital after he was shaken up late Saturday evening during the motor-vehicle accident that claimed the life of Nathaniel Wheatley. The police officer, who BVI News Online […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 10:40 AM /
Dispute brews – Hospital pushed to review salaries

Dispute brews – Hospital pushed to review salaries

The BVI Medical Doctors Association is fuming over what it said is the government’s delay in addressing the ‘discrepancies’ in compensation being made to different medical practitioners employed to the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 8:10 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Barzey breaks glass ceiling in BVI

INSPIRE BVI: Barzey breaks glass ceiling in BVI

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Since being involved in the Red Cross Society back in secondary school, Tashima Barzey realised relatively early what she wanted to do with her life. Help people. Not only has she achieved that […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Medics illegally forced to sign contracts?

Medics illegally forced to sign contracts?

The state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public health facilities in the British Virgin Islands, is being accused of breaking the law by allegedly forcing medical practitioners to sign contracts under ‘duress’. The claim is being made […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 7:58 AM /
Doctor loses negligence case against hospital

Doctor loses negligence case against hospital

The High Court has dismissed a case of negligence that a former patient of Peebles Hospital, Dr Rawle Hannibal, filed against the management of the state-owned facility after he suffered a stroke in 2012. Justice Vicki Ann Ellis, in her […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 7:40 AM /
Seaborne announces changes in leadership

Seaborne announces changes in leadership

PRESS RELEASE – Sea Star Holdings Incorporated, parent company of Seaborne Airlines, has announced the appointment of Ben Munson as its Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Munson has worked in various commercial planning divisions for over 10 years. In […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 6:06 AM /
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 /
The church of compromise

The church of compromise

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The Modern Christian Church is suffering the severe trauma of having to accept the ‘vices’ of a new western culture of liberality and tolerance. The traditional church is turning away from a conservative theology that adheres […]

by / on February 18, 2017 at 10:52 AM /