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Archive for November, 2018

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 /