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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 /
The capital city of Road Town.

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 /
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Anthony McMaster.

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 /

BVI seeks to attract more vessels to territory

Local officials are embarking on a five-day campaign to get more vessels to registered in the British Virgin Islands. The campaign begins today, October 31, with the territory participating in this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the United […]

by / on October 31, 2018 at 7:48 AM /
Court frees West End drug offender after 5 months on remand

Court frees West End drug offender after 5 months on remand

A 27-year-old West End man was freed on Tuesday after being on remand since May 23 for drugs and other offences. Jamoy Estridge, a construction worker, was charged for being in possession of 42 grams of cannabis and five grams […]

by / on October 31, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
Dominican Republic natives, Edward Jesismar Carmano Ortiz (front) and Mady Miguelina Marte Rodriguez

Court dismisses case after duo with fake visas gets ‘wrong charge’

Two Dominican Republic natives who were reportedly caught with fake visas and counterfeit Labour documentation at the TB Lettsome International Airport, had their matter dismissed when they appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Tuesday, October 30. Forty-one-year-old Edward Jesismar Carmano […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 2:54 PM /
BVI News captured this photo on Tuesday, October 30.

Major water waste along dual carriageway

Litres of water were seen shooting from the ground in the Port Purcell area of Tortola today, October 30. The water appeared to be spouting at a relatively high pressure on to the main road and vehicles travelling easterly along […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 1:12 PM /
Cruel father who body slams, chokes son gets suspended sentence

Cruel father who body slams, chokes son gets suspended sentence

A Sabbath Hill man who pleaded guilty to battering, body slamming, and choking his underaged son into unconsciousness last year has walked from the Magistrate’s Court with a two-month suspended sentence. The 45-year-old offender’s sentence for cruelty to a child […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 8:53 AM /
Photos by Andre 'Shadow' Dawson

Quick insurance being introduced for agro-industry, small businesses

A new policy aimed at helping farmers, fishermen, taxi operators and small business owners recover faster after a disaster is being introduced to the British Virgin Islands. This initiative is called the Livelihood Protection Policy (LLP) and it offers swift […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 7:54 AM /
Minister with responsibility for agriculture, Dr Kedrick Pickering gestures to his Permanent Secretary, Ronald Smith-Berkeley. (Photo Credit: BVI News)

Stop complaining, give us credit, BVI has come far with recovery

Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering has said local legislators deserve some credit for the work they facilitated, so far, to help haul the British Virgin Islands out of hurricane devastation. He made the remark recently while responding to widespread claims […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 7:40 AM /