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Man allegedly hits neighbour unconscious with rock to head

Man allegedly hits neighbour unconscious with rock to head

A Fat Hogs Bay man accused of clobbering a man in the head with a rock has been brought before the court for assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Neville Alphonso, a middle-aged construction worker was not required to plea to […]

by / on November 2, 2018 at 7:32 AM /
4 charged after police raid recovers gun, bullets, drugs

4 charged after police raid recovers gun, bullets, drugs

Four Sea Cows Bay residents were charged on Thursday in connection to gun and drug offences, local police are reporting. Charged with keeping an unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled drug […]

by / on November 1, 2018 at 3:28 PM /
Alleged gov’t looter: ‘I see people take things so I take too’

Alleged gov’t looter: ‘I see people take things so I take too’

A 25-year-old government employee attached to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force reportedly told police he was only ‘following the crowd’ when he allegedly looted a 32-inch flat screen television from an electronics store after Hurricane Irma last year. Shamoii […]

by / on November 1, 2018 at 2:07 PM /
Med school to open January, few hundred students ready

Med school to open January, few hundred students ready

A few hundred international students have already expressed interest in the medical school that is being established in the BVI, Education Minister Myron Walwyn has said. This offshore school — which is called the University of Science Arts and Technology […]

by / on November 1, 2018 at 8:21 AM /
VG airport misses reopening date, works still ongoing

VG airport misses reopening date, works still ongoing

Residents and visitors will have to wait a while longer before the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda reopens. The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) had said the airport would have reopened by October 29 of this week. But when contacted […]

by / on November 1, 2018 at 8:01 AM /
Justice system dismal: Dead persons’ matters being called in court

Justice system dismal: Dead persons’ matters being called in court

At least two relatively old matters involving deceased persons have appeared on the court’s list in the past two weeks, causing the Magistrate Shawn Innocent to decry the increasingly recurring shortcomings of the judicial system locally. The deceased person in […]

by / on November 1, 2018 at 7:39 AM /
Man claims self-defence in alleged ‘race assault’ against Caucasian

Man claims self-defence in alleged ‘race assault’ against Caucasian

While prosecutors are alleging that it was an offence motivated by race, a 23-year-old Long Bush man accused of assault has testified that he was acting in self-defence when he reportedly injured a Caucasian male on September 26 three years […]

by / on November 1, 2018 at 7:32 AM /
Over $500K pledged to outfit VG hospital so far

Over $500K pledged to outfit VG hospital so far

More than half-a-million dollars in pledges have been donated so far to outfit the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre on Virgin Gorda. Donations are pouring in through a recently-launched pledge programme for the medical facility, which is expected to be […]

by / on October 31, 2018 at 3:31 PM /
Political candidates, parties warned against ‘unrealistic election promises’

Political candidates, parties warned against ‘unrealistic election promises’

Political parties and candidates who will be participating in the upcoming general elections are being warned against making promises they knowingly cannot deliver. This policy has been outlined in a draft of a code of conduct for political parties and […]

by / on October 31, 2018 at 9:45 AM /
RDA an implementation body, not gov’t alternative

RDA an implementation body, not gov’t alternative

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Public Works Anthony McMaster says he welcomes the help that the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) brings. His remarks come on the heels of talks by at least one legislator that the […]

by / on October 31, 2018 at 7:55 AM /