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Fraser fires back: Governor can’t remove me!

Fraser fires back: Governor can’t remove me!

Julian Fraser has claimed that the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is still fragmented, adding that no governor can remove him as Leader of the Opposition. He indicated that, contrary to what VIP President Dr Natalio ‘Sowande’ Wheatley suggested in […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 2:13 PM /
Foreign cops told: Don’t come for the lifestyle

Foreign cops told: Don’t come for the lifestyle

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said his team will this year start rolling out police vehicles that are far more easily identifiable, adding that he also does not want police officers being recruited from overseas to think they are here […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 1:17 PM /
Bad timing: Sharie DeCastro against airport project

Bad timing: Sharie DeCastro against airport project

While questioning if the government has been managing the territory’s finances responsibly, member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Sharie DeCastro said she has ‘grave concerns’ about the proposed extension of the runway at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport. […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 11:53 AM /
BVI prepares to cash in on Trump era

BVI prepares to cash in on Trump era

While claiming that many Americans feel confident about their future economic prospects under their incoming president, Donald Trump, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is gearing up to capitalize on the improved opportunities especially in […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 8:55 AM /
Woman loses job, remanded for alleged over-staying

Woman loses job, remanded for alleged over-staying

A woman from the Dominican Republic was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison when she appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for remaining in the British Virgin Islands without a valid permit. Thirty-four-year-old Fior Feliciano pleaded not guilty during her appearance […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 8:18 AM /
Economic growth achieved; prices to rise generally

Economic growth achieved; prices to rise generally

While stating that the British Virgin Islands experienced an estimated 3.2 percent growth rate in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith said he expects inflation to increase in the near future. […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 7:55 AM /
PREMIER: Gov’t paying out more, bringing in less

PREMIER: Gov’t paying out more, bringing in less

The government has been paying out a steadily increasing amount of money on things like salaries, but has been collecting less in revenue. During his budget speech in the House of Assembly on Monday (January 16), Premier and Minister of […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 7:14 AM /
Water distribution still a major priority, Gov’t says

Water distribution still a major priority, Gov’t says

Government Information Service (press release) – The Government of the Virgin Islands has stated that the water distribution network is still a major priority as plans are set to continue various upgrades within the Territory. Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 5:30 AM /
VIP moves to replace Fraser as opposition leader

VIP moves to replace Fraser as opposition leader

The executive of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is seeking to have the party’s recently elected Chairman Andrew Fahie replace Julian Fraser as Leader of the Opposition. This is the second attempt that is being made to have Fahie […]

by / on January 17, 2017 at 6:00 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 /