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Two of 14 juveniles re-offend

Two of 14 juveniles re-offend

Minister responsible for youth and prison Myron Walwyn has disclosed that, of all juveniles who have accessed the government’s Restorative Justice Programme so far, only two have re-offended. The initiative, which was launched in 2013, provides an alternative to incarceration […]

by / on February 15, 2017 at 7:03 AM /
BiWater contract under review – $4M annual saving

BiWater contract under review – $4M annual saving

The current government has announced that it expects to save $4 million annually when it completes a re-negotiation of the controversial contract that the former Virgin Islands Party administration signed with BiWater back in 2010. A Memorandum of Understanding that […]

by / on February 14, 2017 at 5:40 PM /
Vehicle hits man near Pussers

Vehicle hits man near Pussers

A Caucasian man has been hospitalized after being hit by a motor vehicle in Road Town this evening. He was reportedly struck by a pick-up truck near Pusser’s Pub on Waterfront Drive, BVI News Online understands. Eyewitnesses said the man […]

by / on February 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM /
Gov’t to save $2M annually from 3 water deals

Gov’t to save $2M annually from 3 water deals

Minister of Communication and Works today signed three agreements that he said will result in the government saving $2 million annually in water cost. The agreements signed today with two companies will facilitate: The renewal of production at the Capoons […]

by / on February 14, 2017 at 5:22 PM /
BVI men get bail amid fight to block extradition

BVI men get bail amid fight to block extradition

A magistrate in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has offered bail to two men who the United States is seeking to extradite in relation to alleged drug running. They are Earl ‘Bob’ Hodge and former Customs officer Robert ‘Tico’ Harrigan. […]

by / on February 14, 2017 at 2:07 PM /
Expat cop picking on me, Gumbs tells court

Expat cop picking on me, Gumbs tells court

Carlos Gumbs who is facing a burglary charge has accused an expat cop of picking on him only because of his criminal history. Gumbs claimed that he is hurt that he was being victimized by the officer, especially considering that […]

by / on February 14, 2017 at 9:27 AM /
Duncan chides gov’t amid talks about independence

Duncan chides gov’t amid talks about independence

Accused of being too friendly with the National Democratic Party (NDP) government, Governor John Duncan yesterday declared that the days of governors ‘kissing babies are well and truly over’. He, in the same breath, chided the government over its handling […]

by / on February 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM /
$6K paid out after two football competitions

$6K paid out after two football competitions

The Sugar Boys beat Islanders Football Club 1-0 to win the President’s Cup in front a relatively large crowd at the A O Shirley Recreational Ground in Tortola on Sunday, February 12. The win is a redemption of sorts for […]

by / on February 14, 2017 at 7:59 AM /
Woman to pay $6,500 for beating cop, handyman

Woman to pay $6,500 for beating cop, handyman

Melicia Bodkin, who was convicted for seriously assaulting a police officer and a handyman during separate unprovoked attacks, was slapped with a $6,500 penalty in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. The 28-year-old is convicted of two counts of assault occasioning actual […]

by / on February 14, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Too much noise on a Sunday!

Too much noise on a Sunday!

There is an appeal for Government to take action to ensure ‘there is a period where there is quietude in the society’ instead of allowing people to work and make noise from Monday to Monday. Social commentator Douglas Wheatley made […]

by / on February 14, 2017 at 7:20 AM /