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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 /
Darel Christopher – BVI’s first international professional cyclist

Darel Christopher – BVI’s first international professional cyclist

Darel Christopher Jr is the British Virgin Island’s first international professional cyclist. His licence has been sanctioned by the International Cycling Union. Minister responsible for sports Myron Walwyn said he is proud of the young Virgin Islander’s achievements. “It seems […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 7:44 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 /
Pickering attends small island symposium in Bahamas

Pickering attends small island symposium in Bahamas

Government Information Service (press release) – Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering is attending a three day Small Island Developing States symposium in Nassau, Bahamas. The symposium is being held from February […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 7:13 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 /
Rescue operation underway for 5 fishermen

Rescue operation underway for 5 fishermen

A rescue operation is said to be underway for five fishermen from the British Virgin Islands whose vessel reportedly broke down at sea this morning, February 17. The 42-foot boat called Amigo is said to be approximately 20 miles north […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 2:56 PM /
‘I HAVE A HEART’ – Magistrate gives woman 4 months

‘I HAVE A HEART’ – Magistrate gives woman 4 months

While sentencing a tearful woman to four months imprisonment, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday paused to declare that – contrary to popular opinion – she does not find joy in making tough calls such as sending persons to Her Majesty’s […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 8:40 AM /
EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

EMPTY STATION: Vandal slashes jeep tyres in CGB

The Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Police Station does not open 24/7; that’s the declaration Governor John Duncan made today in response to an alleged victim of vandalism who saw no one when he went to the station to make a […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 8:17 AM /