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Archive for February, 2019

Hipolito Diego Penn

Penn plans to turn Long Look Clinic into a 24-hour facility, revamp agriculture

National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for the Seventh Electoral District, Hipolito Diego Penn, plans to transform the Long Look Clinic into a 24-hour medical facility and revamp agriculture in the territory if elected into political office. Penn made those pronouncements […]

by / on February 6, 2019 at 8:09 AM /
The building that houses the High Court in Road Town, Tortola.

‘Irresponsible’ article raises concerns | Media’s latitude in major case weighing in balance?

The future of the media’s coverage into the high-profile court case involving three interdicted police officers on conspiracy to steal charges might become affected in light of a potentially defamatory publication by a local online media entity. The publication in […]

by / on February 6, 2019 at 8:05 AM /
Supervisor of Elections Juliette Penn.

E-tabulating machines only count votes | More public demonstrations on February 10

As questions still surround the new electronic tabulating machines that will be used in the elections for the first time in BVI history, persons are being given another opportunity to test the equipment ahead of the February 25 general elections. […]

by / on February 6, 2019 at 7:52 AM /
Three arrested between January 27 and February 2

Three arrested between January 27 and February 2

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting three arrests between January 27 and February 2. The accused persons were implicated for a robbery and other charges. In its latest arrest blotter, the RVIPF listed those persons and their […]

by / on February 6, 2019 at 5:01 AM /
Old Peebles Hospital is adjacent to the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly on Main Street.

Move elderly from Adina Donovon Home to old Peebles Hospital — Fraser

Chairman of Progressives United, Julian Fraser, is lobbying for operations at the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly on Main Street, Road Town to be relocated. Fraser, however, is not proposing for them to be uprooted very far from where […]

by / on February 5, 2019 at 3:10 PM /

$$ ‘significantly less’ after it was last seen in accused cop’s custody — Whistleblower

The latest testimony inside the High Court was that a full pillowcase of money that was seized in a December 2012 police raid was considerably depleted after it was reportedly last seen in the custody of Pamphill Prevost — one […]

by / on February 5, 2019 at 8:45 AM /

Clause about ‘no unrealistic promises’ removed from political code of conduct

The clause that forbade parties and candidates from making election promises they knowingly cannot deliver on has been removed from newly introduced Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates. According to Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office, Carolyn […]

by / on February 5, 2019 at 7:47 AM /
Supervisor of Elections, Juliette Penn

Operations tighten at polling stations, no more polling agents per candidate

Political candidates affiliated with a party can no longer assign two or even one polling agent to monitor their individual interests at the polling station on Election Day. Amendments to the territory’s Election Act now reserves that right for political […]

by / on February 5, 2019 at 7:36 AM /
Verna Smith

Verna Smith running At-Large for Progressives United

The number of candidates in Progressives United is steadily increasing as the party has made another addition to the team. Verna Smith is the latest addition and was announced on Monday as the Julian Fraser-led party’s second At-Large candidate. Progressives […]

by / on February 5, 2019 at 7:17 AM /
Debaters from Cedar International School (top) and St Georges Secondary School.

Cedar Int’l, St Georges advance after spirited school debate on crime

Cedar International and St Georges Secondary schools have earned their spots in the semi-final round of the Inter-Secondary Schools debates slated for March 6. The two schools emerged triumphant over their competitors during the first leg of the competition at […]

by / on February 5, 2019 at 7:04 AM /