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Former hotel manager gets 3-month suspended sentence

Former hotel manager gets 3-month suspended sentence

The Jamaican manager who was accused of stealing nearly $10,000 from his former workplace at Pusser’s Marina Cay Hotel and Restaurant was given a three-month suspended sentence after confessing. Curtis James’ suspended sentence requires him to keep out of trouble […]

by / on October 25, 2018 at 6:58 AM /
UWI honours three BVI nationals with Pelican Award

UWI honours three BVI nationals with Pelican Award

Three British Virgin Islanders have received the highest honour from the University of the West Indies’ Alumni Association (UWIAA) chapter. Dr Heskith Vanterpool and Queen’s Counsels Gerard Farara and Dancia Penn were bestowed with the 2018 UWIAA Open Campus Pelican Award. […]

by / on October 24, 2018 at 1:38 PM /
The VIP and I will save this territory

The VIP and I will save this territory

While citing cases of financial mismanagement by the Smith administration, Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie is pledging that he and his party will be the proverbial saviour of the British Virgin Islands. “The day to save these beloved Virgin Islands of ours […]

by / on October 24, 2018 at 9:35 AM /
Another man charged in connection to attempted abduction case

Another man charged in connection to attempted abduction case

Police have charged an East End man who allegedly claimed that the gun which was used in the attempted abduction at Chalwell Marina back in August belonged to him. K’vawn Choucoutou is charged for unlawful possession of an unlicensed Hi-Point […]

by / on October 24, 2018 at 8:58 AM /
Finance Ministry ‘cooked up’ plan to take sewerage $$, not me — Penn

Finance Ministry ‘cooked up’ plan to take sewerage $$, not me — Penn

Marlon Penn, the representative of the Eighth Electoral District where East End is located, has exposed the Ministry of Finance as the agency behind the so-called unlawful move to divert $8 million from the East End/Long Look sewerage project to […]

by / on October 24, 2018 at 7:58 AM /
Man says he sells drugs because wages are too low

Man says he sells drugs because wages are too low

A Lower Estate man that was found with a relatively large quantity of cannabis and $1,770 cash told police he sold the drugs because his salary as a sales clerk was not enough for him to survive. Twenty-two-year-old Randolph Wescott […]

by / on October 24, 2018 at 7:12 AM /
71 public officers honoured for years of service

71 public officers honoured for years of service

PRESS RELEASE: Seventy-one former Public Officers were recognised and honoured at a ‘Retirees Dinner’ for their years of service to the territory. Deputy Governor, Mr David D Archer, Jr congratulated the retirees and esteemed them as persons who have shown […]

by / on October 24, 2018 at 6:53 AM /
Monday’s murders could be connected, says police

Monday’s murders could be connected, says police

RVIPF RELEASE: Detectives have not ruled out that the early morning slaying at Brady Ghut could be linked to last night’s shooting which has left one Fahie Hill resident dead but are, right now, keeping all lines of inquiry open. […]

by / on October 23, 2018 at 9:36 PM /
Fraser, Turnbull adamant: Decries ‘issues’ with recovery plan

Fraser, Turnbull adamant: Decries ‘issues’ with recovery plan

While ardent Premier Dr D Orlando Smith supporters like Mark Vanterpool insist that legislators should ‘stop wasting time’ but rather back the Recovery & Development Plan, Opposition legislator Julian Fraser and government legislator Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull have maintained that they […]

by / on October 23, 2018 at 2:43 PM /
Frustrated: Top cop begs politicians to effect recovery plan

Frustrated: Top cop begs politicians to effect recovery plan

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Now more than a year of waiting, Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said he has grown frustrated about the same appalling state of infrastructure in the local police service and is calling on legislators […]

by / on October 23, 2018 at 10:15 AM /