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No ‘whole life’ sentence for murder convict – DPP

No ‘whole life’ sentence for murder convict – DPP

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Kim Hollis has told Justice Nicola Byer – who is tasked with sentencing Kenyatta Boynes for murder – that the convict should not spend his whole life in prison as his situation is not the […]

by / on January 13, 2017 at 8:45 AM /
Fireman fined nearly $5K for marijuana, cocaine

Fireman fined nearly $5K for marijuana, cocaine

Fire Officer Gregory Alleyne, who was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, has been fined $4,800 in the Magistrate’s Court. He was fined this week after he pleaded guilty before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste Dabreo. Magistrate Dabreo fined the 27-year-old […]

by / on January 13, 2017 at 8:12 AM /
Fahie writes to Pickering: Address beach access now

Fahie writes to Pickering: Address beach access now

Representative of the First Electoral District Andrew Fahie has written a letter to the government, claiming that persons have complained to him numerous times about being blocked from entering the public beach across from Sugar Mill Hotel in his constituency. […]

by / on January 13, 2017 at 7:44 AM /
BVI sponsoring ‘Glam Slam’

BVI sponsoring ‘Glam Slam’

PRESS RELEASE – The British Virgin Islands Tourism Board is pleased to share that the BVI will be the exclusive Caribbean destination sponsor for the 2017 Miami Open tennis tournament, held March 20 through April 2. Long a staple of […]

by / on January 13, 2017 at 7:23 AM /
Track and Field: Development meet being held

Track and Field: Development meet being held

The BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) said it will host its first development meet of the year today (January 13) at the A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds in Road Town, Tortola. “We anticipate a great track and field season with lots of […]

by / on January 13, 2017 at 6:07 AM /
Obama ends US visa-free residency for Cubans

Obama ends US visa-free residency for Cubans

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)  – President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas. The 20-year-old policy allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to become legal permanent residents […]

by / on January 12, 2017 at 8:58 PM /
‘Dr Smith can’t fire you!’

‘Dr Smith can’t fire you!’

Backbenchers in the House of Assembly have been urged to speak out against the government’s poor performance especially because they can’t be fired from any position by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith. Social commentator Julio ‘Sam’ Henry threw out the […]

by / on January 12, 2017 at 2:33 PM /
Fahie wants court to clarify business deals

Fahie wants court to clarify business deals

Opposition lawmaker Andrew Fahie has moved to have the Court of Appeal make certain declarations regarding conditions under which members of the House of Assembly are allowed to conduct private business with central government, as well as statutory boards such […]

by / on January 12, 2017 at 9:17 AM /
Fahie wonders: Did the premier abuse his power?

Fahie wonders: Did the premier abuse his power?

Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie has questioned whether Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith abused his power when he forced Bishop John Cline to resign as Chairman of the state-owned BVI Health […]

by / on January 12, 2017 at 8:48 AM /
Bishop Cline wants deputy to succeed him

Bishop Cline wants deputy to succeed him

Bishop John Cline, who was forced to resign as Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) this week, said he would like the current deputy chairperson of the BVIHSA Ayana Glasgow-Liburd to succeed him. While noting that the decision […]

by / on January 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM /