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‘I was doing a favour’: Mother, daughter guilty of ‘intent to supply’ drugs

‘I was doing a favour’: Mother, daughter guilty of ‘intent to supply’ drugs

  An unemployed Johnson’s Ghut mother and her daughter, who were caught with nearly 300 grams of cannabis, were fined after they pleaded guilty before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Wednesday. Charged with possession of a controlled drug and possession of […]

by / on November 29, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
DDM boss honoured

DDM boss honoured

PRESS RELEASE: Director of Disaster Management, Ms Sharleen S. DaBreo is the Territory’s newest recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award from Her Majesty the Queen. Ms DaBreo was presented the insignia and the […]

by / on November 29, 2018 at 6:56 AM /
Accused attempted burglary denied bail

Accused attempted burglary denied bail

A Harrigan Estate man accused of attempted burglary and criminal trespass was denied bail when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Wednesday. Charged is Akeem Stevens who was unrepresented and not required to plead during his court appearance. Allegations are […]

by / on November 28, 2018 at 1:19 PM /
Disgraceful: Only 4 members are on time whenever HOA sits

Disgraceful: Only 4 members are on time whenever HOA sits

A total of 13 legislators usually make up the House of Assembly but, typically, no more than four are present for any of the scheduled start times of parliamentary proceedings, Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe has reported. […]

by / on November 28, 2018 at 10:13 AM /
62yo admits to molesting 14yo girl, mother walks in on lewd act

62yo admits to molesting 14yo girl, mother walks in on lewd act

Cases of sexual offences against minors are seemingly becoming more prevalent in the territory — the lastest matter before the Magistrate’s Court having to with a mother who reportedly witnessed her 62-year-old Dominican boyfriend indecently assaulting her 14-year-old daughter. The […]

by / on November 28, 2018 at 8:52 AM /
Locals told: Show some dignity, ‘common sense’ as BVI prepares for election

Locals told: Show some dignity, ‘common sense’ as BVI prepares for election

Locals are being advised not to get sucked into any unsavoury political practices that may arise within the next few months as the territory readies to go to the polls. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith issued that advisory in a public […]

by / on November 28, 2018 at 7:52 AM /
Plumber fined $2K for drug and traffic offences

Plumber fined $2K for drug and traffic offences

A Fat Hogs Bay man who was caught with 26.4 grams of cannabis was fined $1,500 for the drugs when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Tuesday. Forty-five-year-old plumber Kevin Small is to pay the fine in three months […]

by / on November 28, 2018 at 7:01 AM /
Speaker adjourns ‘illegal’ HOA sitting after Opposition raises alarm

Speaker adjourns ‘illegal’ HOA sitting after Opposition raises alarm

Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Assembly was ordered adjourned on account of it being illegally called and convened. Speaker of the House, Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe, gave the order this afternoon after calls from members of the parliamentary opposition, Andrew Fahie […]

by / on November 27, 2018 at 5:32 PM /
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Parliamentary shift

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Parliamentary shift

This BVI News photograph captured on Tuesday, November 27 tells the story of the ‘new normal’ in the House of Assembly; at least until the House of Assembly dissolves so the territory can go to the polls. The glaring parliamentary […]

by / on November 27, 2018 at 4:31 PM /
Major fire contained but still burning | Efforts to extinguish continue

Major fire contained but still burning | Efforts to extinguish continue

Fire officers and other supporting workers are still on the scene of the massive fire that combusted at the waste facility/incinerator in Pockwood Pond, Tortola less than 24 hours ago. Large clouds of smoke are still being emitted from the […]

by / on November 27, 2018 at 9:07 AM /