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GUILTY: Father claims ‘mistaken identity’ after having sex with 15yo daughter

GUILTY: Father claims ‘mistaken identity’ after having sex with 15yo daughter

A 43-year-old local who was found guilty of incest on Monday has claimed that it was a case of ‘mistaken identity’ when he had sex with his then 15-year-old daughter nearly two years ago. Eight of the nine-member jury panel […]

by / on November 27, 2018 at 8:54 AM /
Departed NDP legislators does not impact our ability to govern — Premier

Departed NDP legislators does not impact our ability to govern — Premier

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Political chatter has permeated the British Virgin Islands following the recent upset within the National Democratic Party (NDP) government, and there are now recurring questions of whether the party is still capable of doing […]

by / on November 27, 2018 at 7:53 AM /
Nearly dozen persons seek to become At-Large candidates for VIP

Nearly dozen persons seek to become At-Large candidates for VIP

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Congress (executive members) of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will be convening on Saturday, December 1, to select the four candidates they want to run for an At-Large seat in the next General Election […]

by / on November 27, 2018 at 7:45 AM /
Lack of court equipment causes further delay in 3yo cocaine case

Lack of court equipment causes further delay in 3yo cocaine case

The three-year-old trial against David Straker, Donald George, Anderson Flax, and Lindon Chiverton — the four men who were allegedly caught at sea with 80 kilograms of cocaine — has reached another delay. On Monday, the Director of Public Prosecutions […]

by / on November 27, 2018 at 7:21 AM /
Explosion leads to massive fire at Pockwood Pond waste facility

Explosion leads to massive fire at Pockwood Pond waste facility

The waste facility in Pockwood Pond, Tortola is on fire. The fire was caused by an explosion in the ‘yard’ of the facility minutes before 3 pm on Monday, November 26. “It appears as if, probably, a gas can or something […]

by / on November 26, 2018 at 4:37 PM /
BVIPA workers undergo ‘intensive training’ in anti-money laundering

BVIPA workers undergo ‘intensive training’ in anti-money laundering

One hundred-and-thirty-five BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) workers have been introduced to more than 16 hours of ‘intensive training’ in anti-money laundering and terrorist financing. The BVIPA subjected its workers to this training in response to a National Risk Assessment Report […]

by / on November 26, 2018 at 7:54 AM /
Govt pays company $336K for extinguishing Cox Heath fire, site maintenance

Govt pays company $336K for extinguishing Cox Heath fire, site maintenance

One local company will be paid more than three hundred thousand dollars for its part in extinguishing the massive fire that flared up at the Cox Health dump in Pockwood Pond back in May. During a Cabinet meeting on November […]

by / on November 26, 2018 at 7:50 AM /
PHOTOS: Anegada hosts another successful Lobster Fest

PHOTOS: Anegada hosts another successful Lobster Fest

The 15 square-mile island of Anegada has once again hosted another successfully staging of its annual lobster festival. The two-day event that culminated on Sunday lured hundreds of persons who were primarily seeking the island’s acclaimed and freshly-prepared spiny lobster […]

by / on November 26, 2018 at 6:43 AM /
$400K insurance settlement for BVI Fishing Complex

$400K insurance settlement for BVI Fishing Complex

More than a year after the onslaught of Hurricane Irma on the British Virgin Islands, a settlement has been reached between NAGICO Insurance the state-owned BVI Fishing Complex. The Cabinet of the Government of the Virgin Islands said it has […]

by / on November 26, 2018 at 6:39 AM /
Fisherman fined for 12.8 grams of marijuana

Fisherman fined for 12.8 grams of marijuana

A 19-year-old fisherman of West End was fined $750 for having 12.8 grams of cannabis in his possession on September 17 last year. Shakhoi McMaster pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent […]

by / on November 26, 2018 at 6:07 AM /