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Archive for February, 2019

A section of the main island of Tortola. (Photo by Davion Smith/BVI News)

Commonwealth MPs invited to observe BVI elections

PRESS RELEASE: The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR) will conduct an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to the British Virgin Islands 2019. CPA BIMR were invited by the Governor with approval of the Premier and Leader […]

by / on February 5, 2019 at 6:59 AM /
Erran Charles

Police name murder victim, investigating fatal shooting

Police have identified the man who was shot and killed in Huntums Ghut Sunday night as 34-year-old Dominica native, Erran Charles. While bringing some clarity on the shooting, law enforcers said the second gunshot victim is a 17-year-old. The teen […]

by / on February 4, 2019 at 2:50 PM /
Police at the Elmore Stoutt High School on Monday, February 4.

Police increase presence at ESHS after reported ‘disturbance’

Police presence has been increased at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) in Pasea Estate in light of what is being described as a ‘disturbance’ at the facility Monday morning. “Police were called to assist and deployed a number of […]

by / on February 4, 2019 at 1:15 PM /

‘Enough is enough’, D1 lags behind under Fahie’s 20-year leadership — Romney-Moses

Though commending VIP Chairman Andrew Fahie for ‘long years of service’ as representative of First District, Sylvia Romney-Moses — the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) candidate hoping to unseat the five-term legislator — said the district has straggled under Fahie’s […]

by / on February 4, 2019 at 7:15 AM /
O’Neal rehashes promise of rescue helicopter for D9, proposes partnership

O’Neal rehashes promise of rescue helicopter for D9, proposes partnership

National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for the Ninth Electoral District, Dr Hubert O’Neal, said he intends to make good on his 2015 election promise and provide emergency helicopter services for his district if re-elected into office for a second consecutive […]

by / on February 4, 2019 at 7:02 AM /

Dirk’s plans for D5: cottage-like housing to attract tourists, adult daycare

Progressives United candidate for the Fifth Electoral District Dirk Walters wants structures in the district to be built in an aesthetically less modernised manner to attract more visitors to the British Virgin Islands. Speaking at his campaign launch in Huntums […]

by / on February 4, 2019 at 6:59 AM /
Dr Smith-Thompson

Smith-Thompson proposes to recommission Sea Cows Bay plant to water D3

Recommissioning the Sea Cows Bay water plant is among the plans Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Third Electoral District Dr Arlene Smith-Thompson said she would put in effect if elected into office. She said recommissioning the plant would […]

by / on February 4, 2019 at 6:44 AM /
Crime scene investigators process the area of the shooting on February 3. (BVI News photo)

UPDATE: Police confirm BVI’s first murder for 2019, says other gunshot victim stable

Police have confirmed the death of one male and the injury of one other who were both shot in Huntums Ghut on Sunday night, February 3. Police Information Officer Diane Drayton said in a brief statement to BVI News Monday morning that the […]

by / on February 4, 2019 at 6:39 AM /
Dancia Penn

5-year concessions part of Penn’s ideas for small businesses, no more ‘lip service’

Independent Territorial At-Large candidate for the February 25 general elections Dancia Penn is pledging to break the political cycle of “lip service” and, instead, offer meaningful assistance to local small businesses, which she says are the engine of any economy. […]

by / on February 3, 2019 at 11:54 AM /

Rajah Smith joins Progressives United as At-Large candidate, outlines plans

Businessman Rajah Smith has joined the slate of candidates on the Progressives United ticket for the February 25 general elections. Smith joins the Julian Fraser-led team as a Territorial At-Large candidate. He was announced as the political party’s newest candidate […]

by / on February 3, 2019 at 10:13 AM /