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Archive for October, 2018

Bobby's Supermarket a now.

Supermarket thief sentenced after confession

Baugher’s Bay resident Myron Rubaine has been given a six-month suspended sentence on each of the two counts of theft he committed at two separate supermarkets on Tortola. The sentences will be suspended for one year and will run concurrently […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM /
COMMENTARY: Gov’t borrowing the new normal

COMMENTARY: Gov’t borrowing the new normal

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Three intangibles drive the global economy: psychology, fear, and trust. All three work together, and in varying degrees. These three variables impact the financial bottom line of investors, businesses, and consumers. Now, global debt is a […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 6:21 AM /
Dr Ronald Georges. File photo

Local appointed as new CEO of BVIHSA

Dr Ronald Georges has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA). The BVIHSA selected Dr Georges as the successful candidate, then Cabinet approved that appointment during their October 18 meeting this year. […]

by / on October 29, 2018 at 7:41 AM /
The trio of accused looters.

Accused looters allegedly advertise stolen items on Facebook

A mother, her son, and another female resident of Sea Cows Bay allegedly caught advertising looted items on Facebook for sale has been arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court. Tara Naval, her son Nikita Naval, and Cathy Martin are all charged […]

by / on October 29, 2018 at 7:25 AM /
From left: Dr Heskith Vanterpool, Dr Kendall Griffith, and Mrs Jean Vanterpool.

BVI takes massive leap in healthcare with first-ever cardiac lab

Residents can now be diagnosed and treated for many heart conditions without having to leave the territory. This is because the Bougainvillea Clinic officially opened the doors last Saturday to the Dr Kendall Griffith Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory – the first […]

by / on October 29, 2018 at 7:17 AM /
Gourmet With A Cause kicks off 2018 Food Fete

Gourmet With A Cause kicks off 2018 Food Fete

The next few weeks is slated to be jampacked with culinary events — the start of which was on Saturday with Gourmet With A Cause, the kickoff event for the 2018 BVI Food Fete. Saturday’s event, which was held at […]

by / on October 29, 2018 at 7:14 AM /
Not the marijuana mentioned in the story

Man fined $500 for 31 grams of cannabis

A 29-year-old Jost Van Dyke man has been fined $500 after he was found with 31 grams of cannabis on Tortola. Dwayne Donovan of Great Harbour was fined after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled drug in the Magistrate’s […]

by / on October 29, 2018 at 7:06 AM /
Delores Christopher

Funeral for Delores Christopher this Saturday

PRESS RELEASE: The official funeral for the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly and Representative for the Fifth Electoral District, Honourable Delores Christopher will be held on Saturday, November 3 at the Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church. A procession […]

by / on October 29, 2018 at 6:29 AM /
Murder suspect Dijion Thomas being escorted to court on Thursday, October 25.

Victim’s business partner named as murder suspect; $2M in drugs found

An East End resident has been named as a murder suspect in Monday’s fatal Brady Ghut shooting of Tyrone Thomas after police recovered a gun, a quantity of ammunition, and $2 million worth of cocaine near the crime scene and […]

by / on October 26, 2018 at 8:04 AM /
A section of the main island of Tortola. (Photo by Davion Smith/BVI News)

Plausible? Recovery projects over $2M closed to int’l bidders

Recovery and Development Plan projects that exceed $2 million will only be open to local contractors for bidding. “There is a $2 million limit where work will not be advertised externally. This is just to make sure that work is […]

by / on October 26, 2018 at 7:35 AM /