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Fine my client, don’t imprison; HMP overfilled, understaffed — attorney

Fine my client, don’t imprison; HMP overfilled, understaffed — attorney

Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin has been urged not to imprison ‘wealthy’ Anguillan visitor Kirk Hughes because Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut is overcrowded and under-staffed. Hughes, an overseas hotelier, admitted to the court last week that the $45,831 found in […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 2:48 PM /
Aunt allegedly the ‘background player’ in attempt to abduct nephew

Aunt allegedly the ‘background player’ in attempt to abduct nephew

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage has allegedly showed that Alanah Chalwell was a major behind-the-scenes player in the attempted abduction of her nephew on August 4. Prosecutors said Chalwell – who was the lone female in the reported abduction operation –  […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 10:07 AM /
I wish I could take back my vote for RDA, they’re acting like a gov’t

I wish I could take back my vote for RDA, they’re acting like a gov’t

Junior government minister Archibald Christian said he regrets ever voting for the implementation of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) because the group is now beginning to act as if it is an independent government. Addressing members of the House […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 8:04 AM /
New statutory body being established; already problems

New statutory body being established; already problems

A new government statutory body called the Trade Commission Corporation is to be established in the British Virgin Islands. But, this non-existent body is already at the centre of a legal issue for the territory. According to Attorney General Baba […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 7:51 AM /
Former hotel manager accused of stealing $10K from workplace

Former hotel manager accused of stealing $10K from workplace

A former manager for a local hotel and restaurant has been accused of pilfering close to $10,000 from the establishment last year. Curtis James, a Jamaican residing in Towers pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of theft when he appeared […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 7:18 AM /
Kirk downgrades, will pass south of BVI late this week

Kirk downgrades, will pass south of BVI late this week

The weather system named Kirk has downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression and is expected to pass a considerable distance away from the BVI late this week. Kirk expected to pass south of the BVI on Friday, […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 7:06 AM /
Is UK providing enough for OTs after ‘Irmaria’?

Is UK providing enough for OTs after ‘Irmaria’?

PRESS RELEASE: The author is a Policy Fellow at Cambridge University’s Centre for Science and Policy and the former BVI Representative to the UK and EU  As the peak of the 2018 hurricane season progresses, Britain is on standby as […]

by / on September 24, 2018 at 5:24 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 /
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 5:50 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 /