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Archive for January, 2019

Clubs allege major corruption in BVI Cricket Association, regional body informed

Clubs allege major corruption in BVI Cricket Association, regional body informed

Local cricket clubs across the British Virgin Islands have submitted a damning complaint against the management of the BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) to the regional cricketing body — Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB). The complaint sent in the form of a […]

by / on January 31, 2019 at 7:37 PM /
41 complaints settled through Insurance Tribunal, insurance laws need updating

41 complaints settled through Insurance Tribunal, insurance laws need updating

The NDP government-sanctioned Insurance Tribunal has said the territory’s insurance laws need to be improved to offer greater protection to insured residents. The tribunal made that assessment on Thursday; an entire year of conducting mediations between insurance companies and aggrieved insured […]

by / on January 31, 2019 at 3:53 PM /
Late educators Callender, Walters left good legacies; emulate them – Walwyn

Late educators Callender, Walters left good legacies; emulate them – Walwyn

National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman Myron Walwyn has described the late Gordon Junior Dennis Callender and Lucia Walters as stalwarts of local education who left a good legacy behind. Walwyn, speaking via a government-issued statement, urged others to follow in […]

by / on January 31, 2019 at 12:16 PM /
Baby in prison | Woman on murder charges gives birth while on remand

Baby in prison | Woman on murder charges gives birth while on remand

By Esther Durand, BVI News Maybelline Rodriguez, the woman on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison pending her day in court for a 2018 murder is currently housing her newborn at the adult penitentiary. Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Verne […]

by / on January 31, 2019 at 7:40 AM /
Being party leader does not guarantee you’ll win seat so all should debate

Being party leader does not guarantee you’ll win seat so all should debate

Amid the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) reluctance to push any of its candidates, except its leader, into a political debate, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman Andrew Fahie is describing the NDP’s position as impractical. The NDP, whose leader is Myron […]

by / on January 31, 2019 at 7:35 AM /
Participants already pouring in for 48th Spring Regatta, organisers promise more fun

Participants already pouring in for 48th Spring Regatta, organisers promise more fun

The British Virgin Islands is once again gearing up to host one of its largest maritime events – the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival for the 48th year. Regatta Director Judy Petz told BVI News on Wednesday that the […]

by / on January 31, 2019 at 7:20 AM /
Young BVI ballers dominate soccer tournament in Puerto Rico

Young BVI ballers dominate soccer tournament in Puerto Rico

The British Virgin Islands won gold and silver medals in the just-concluded Global Premier Soccer (GPS) Caribbean Showcase tournament held in Puerto Rico on January 25 to 27. The US tournament which is in its fourth year is held as […]

by / on January 31, 2019 at 7:15 AM /
Governor appoints acting DMV boss

Governor appoints acting DMV boss

An acting commissioner has been appointed for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Governor Augustus Jaspert appointed Bethsaida Smith-Hanley to the post last month after DMV boss Kye Rymer resigned to contest the February 25 general elections. A media release from […]

by / on January 31, 2019 at 6:45 AM /
Prince recaptured | Named in connection to $800K jewellery heist at Mi Amor

Prince recaptured | Named in connection to $800K jewellery heist at Mi Amor

Khori Prince, the 19-year-old who escaped police custody almost two weeks ago, has been recaptured and will appear before the Magistrate’s Court at the next available sitting. Police recaptured the teen during an operation in Greenland, East End Wednesday morning, January […]

by / on January 30, 2019 at 2:25 PM /
D3 debates cancelled | Fraser still undecided, Thompson ‘disappointed’

D3 debates cancelled | Fraser still undecided, Thompson ‘disappointed’

Third District Electoral Debates have been cancelled. Organisers cancelled the event, which was slated for Friday, considering that only one candidate accepted the invitation to participate. National Democratic Party candidate Aaron Parillon outrightly declined to debate. His party’s seeming position on […]

by / on January 30, 2019 at 2:02 PM /