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Opposition Leader, Marlon Penn

Marlon Penn sworn in as Opposition Leader

Deputy Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Marlon Penn has been appointed Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. Governor Augustus Jaspert swore in the Eighth District Representative on Thursday, approximately 48 hours after VIP government leader Andrew Fahie was […]

by / on February 28, 2019 at 1:21 PM /
Matthew Salik of the UK was part of a six-member international team of independent officials who Governor Augustus Jaspert invited to observe the elections.

Voters relocated, flocked select districts to ‘manipulate’ results, Election Observers suspect

A team of international and independent officials who were deployed to the territory to observe the 2019 General Elections said they suspect voters had been migrating from one district to another to “manipulate the results” in select constituencies. The observers […]

by / on February 28, 2019 at 8:03 AM /

Visitor with alleged fake identity, charged with giving false info to obtain BVI visa

A Dominican Republic man was denied bail at the Magistrate’s Court after he allegedly provided falsified information to obtain a British Virgin Islands visa. Charged with personation, possession of an irregular document, and giving false information to a person employed […]

by / on February 28, 2019 at 7:47 AM /
Demolition of Palm Grove Shopping Centre has already begun.

Public-private partnership being considered for Palm Grove development

City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards has said a public-private partnership with investors is to be employed to undertake a development at the now-demolished Palm Grove Shopping Centre in Road Town. The city manager, however, said she does not know what development […]

by / on February 28, 2019 at 7:39 AM /
Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.

RT being beautified | Fewer than $100K spent to restore Noel Lloyd Park

In the next few weeks, residents are expected to see a more aesthetically pleasing capital as a beautification drive for Road Town is currently underway. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Works Jeremy Hodge told BVI News […]

by / on February 28, 2019 at 7:30 AM /
Ministers unofficially announced, restructure of gov’t reported

Ministers unofficially announced, restructure of gov’t reported

Unofficial reports to BVI News are that Premier Andrew Fahie has selected his Cabinet. These reports have Premier Fahie himself assuming the Ministry of Finance portfolio, similar to his predecessor Dr D Orlando Smith. As things stand now, tourism responsibilities […]

by / on February 27, 2019 at 5:37 PM /
The international team of independent officials who Governor Augustus Jaspert invited to observe the 2019 General Elections. Sitting left is Election Coordinator, Felicity Herrmann.

Some leaked advance poll results true, investigation launched

An investigation has been officially launched into the reported leak of the results from Advance Polling Day on February 21. The investigation was opened after authorities discovered that some of what was leaked on local social media was the same […]

by / on February 27, 2019 at 1:07 PM /
Deputy Police Commissioner Alwin James (left) and Police Commissioner Michael Matthews. (Photo provided)

Cops to debate youth on decriminalising marijuana

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are scheduled to weigh in on the topic of ‘decriminalising marijuana for medicinal use’ in a debate on Thursday. This debate by the RVIPF is being done as part of the […]

by / on February 27, 2019 at 8:04 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

‘I was shocked Walwyn was not re-elected’

What is believed to be one of the greatest surprises of the 2019 General Elections was the crushing defeat of NDP Chairman Myron Walwyn, who up to recently, was known as one of the single biggest vote-pullers in an election. […]

by / on February 27, 2019 at 7:45 AM /

I should have left NDP sooner, affiliation cost PVIM the election

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Chairman of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Ronnie Skelton believes a key contributor to the party largely not being elected is his previous affiliation with the bedevilled NDP former government. Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull […]

by / on February 27, 2019 at 7:33 AM /