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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 /
Teens reportedly burgle home, lock themselves inside

Teens reportedly burgle home, lock themselves inside

Two teenagers who reportedly barricaded themselves inside a room in a house they broke into have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. The incident reportedly happened this week in the Rogues Bay area of Tortola. BVI News understands that the […]

by / on September 20, 2018 at 8:55 AM /
Use alternative dispute-solving avenues, reduce burden on BVI courts

Use alternative dispute-solving avenues, reduce burden on BVI courts

Former Attorney General Dancia Penn-Sallah has called on members of the public to make more use of alternative dispute-resolution avenues to reduce the burden on local courts. She said mediation and arbitration are options that are available locally. Effectively, arbitration […]

by / on September 20, 2018 at 8:52 AM /
Governing body wants to implement sex courts across eastern C’bean

Governing body wants to implement sex courts across eastern C’bean

With an increase in sexual offence court matters appearing across the eastern Caribbean, the region could have its first sexual offences court by year’s end, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Janice Pereira has said. Pereira said the […]

by / on September 20, 2018 at 8:18 AM /
Tropical wave spotted miles away, development ‘highly uncertain’

Tropical wave spotted miles away, development ‘highly uncertain’

A tropical wave has been spotted more than 1,000 miles southeast of the BVI and authorities are not yet able to confirm the effects it will have on the territory, if any. “High level of uncertainty exists with the development […]

by / on September 20, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
ZBVI celebrates quiz winners, Merritt Herbert honoured

ZBVI celebrates quiz winners, Merritt Herbert honoured

PRESS RELEASE: As done annually, ZBVI recently highlighted the accomplishments of the General Knowledge Quiz participants. The top students and their parents, along with sponsors and supporters, were recognized at an early evening gathering at The Virgin Queen restaurant. Although […]

by / on September 20, 2018 at 6:05 AM /
Man fined $3K for 21 grams of marijuana

Man fined $3K for 21 grams of marijuana

A Fat Hog’s Bay man was fined $3,000 when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for being in possession of 21 grams of marijuana. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered Grashaun Audai to pay the fine by November 30 […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 3:07 PM /
Visitor spreads nearly $50K worth of ‘crime money’ across Tortola

Visitor spreads nearly $50K worth of ‘crime money’ across Tortola

An Anguillan visitor who dispersed nearly $50,000 across multiple rented properties on Tortola has confessed that those monies are proceeds of crime. Kirk Hughes made the confession in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday when he pleaded guilty to overstaying, failing […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 10:59 AM /
University student allegedly inflicts severe stab wounds in BVI

University student allegedly inflicts severe stab wounds in BVI

A Carrot Bay man who attends a university in Florida, USA was placed on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison for allegedly stabbing another man while on summer break in the territory. Twenty-five-year-old Travis ‘Bumpy’ Osborne – a full-time scholarship recipient […]

by / on September 19, 2018 at 10:18 AM /