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Tropical wave could develop into storm within 48 hours

Tropical wave could develop into storm within 48 hours

An alert has been issued for the British Virgin Islands warning residents that a “vigorous tropical wave” some 200 miles from the Leeward Islands is showing a greater promise of developing within the next 48 hours. “Shower and thunderstorm activity […]

by / on November 12, 2018 at 7:30 AM /
FINED: Fear of taser nearly causes serious injury to cop

FINED: Fear of taser nearly causes serious injury to cop

A Virgin Gorda man who reportedly came close to seriously injuring a police officer because of a so-called fear of being stunned with the cop’s taser gun has been found guilty of resisting arrest and failure to comply with an […]

by / on November 12, 2018 at 7:19 AM /
Mervin Flaherty convicted for 3 counts of theft

Mervin Flaherty convicted for 3 counts of theft

Mervin Flaherty, Jr has been convicted of three counts of theft. He was on trial for pilfering more than $400 from his girlfriend’s bank account between July and August of 2016. In deciding the guilty verdict last Thursday, Senior Magistrate […]

by / on November 12, 2018 at 7:09 AM /
Willy T being booted again! Owners mull leaving BVI for good

Willy T being booted again! Owners mull leaving BVI for good

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Roughly five months after the William Thornton (Willy T) floating bar and restaurant moved to Great Harbour, Peter Island after being ordered from the Bight off Norman Island, the owners are facing yet another eviction notice. […]

by / on November 9, 2018 at 3:26 PM /
VG men fined after disobeying last year’s curfew for WiFi connection

VG men fined after disobeying last year’s curfew for WiFi connection

Two Virgin Gorda residents who were caught breaking the state-imposed curfew last year told the court they did it to connect to the internet. During their appearance before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Friday, the 20-year-old accused men — Domeniqe Wilkinson […]

by / on November 9, 2018 at 1:53 PM /
Smiths breaks from NDP, aligns with new party

Smiths breaks from NDP, aligns with new party

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Former First District candidate for the National Democratic Party (NDP) Shaina Smith has cut ties with the party. She submitted a formal letter of resignation this week, stating that hers and the NDP’s goals […]

by / on November 9, 2018 at 7:43 AM /
Caught on camera: Accused burglar allegedly steals vault, jewellery

Caught on camera: Accused burglar allegedly steals vault, jewellery

An East End man who allegedly broke into a Tread Falls apartment and stole jewellery and a vault of cash was granted bail when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on this week. Twenty-five-year-old Kilmo Maduro, who has been was […]

by / on November 9, 2018 at 7:32 AM /
Seismic equip’t being installed to help improve building standards

Seismic equip’t being installed to help improve building standards

A team of engineers from Puerto Rico is currently installing seismic equipment across the territory and is expected to complete the first phase of installation this week. Director of the Puerto Rico Strong Motion Programme Dr Jose Martinez-Cruzado said this […]

by / on November 9, 2018 at 7:24 AM /
VG ‘peacemaker’ slapped with multiple charges, pleads guilty

VG ‘peacemaker’ slapped with multiple charges, pleads guilty

A Virgin Gorda man who claimed he was the peacemaker in a fight at a festival event on the sister island last year, has been slapped with multiple charges. During his appearance before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Thursday, the accused, […]

by / on November 9, 2018 at 7:16 AM /
Hispanic fake visa holders sentenced to 3 months in prison

Hispanic fake visa holders sentenced to 3 months in prison

The Dominican Republic duo held at the Beef Island airport with fake BVI visas and Labour documents last week has been sentenced on Thursday to three months at Her Majesty’s Prison. Magistrate Shawn Innocent also fined the Spanish-speaking offenders – […]

by / on November 8, 2018 at 2:30 PM /