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Archive for March, 2019

Grandmother sells food to fund 4yo grandson’s cancer bills

Grandmother sells food to fund 4yo grandson’s cancer bills

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Before January 9, four-year-old Jahdiel Watson was a typical four-year-old attending the Kids Connection Centre and living with his parents in Purcell Estate on Tortola. “He was never sick, always up and frisky, riding […]

by / on March 1, 2019 at 6:20 AM /
Who monitors the monitors? BVI needs Independent Election Commission

Who monitors the monitors? BVI needs Independent Election Commission

The team of independent officials who the governor invited to the BVI to observe the 2019 General Elections has expressed concern that the Office of the Supervisor of Elections has virtually limitless latitude to operate without any organisation in place […]

by / on March 1, 2019 at 6:15 AM /
Students defeat cops in marijuana debate

Students defeat cops in marijuana debate

Members of the Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Training Academy (VILETA) came up short in convincing judges and a well-attended audience that cannabis should not be decriminalised for medicinal and religious use in the territory. The debate which was held at […]

by / on March 1, 2019 at 6:11 AM /
Duo imprisoned over stolen ring

Duo imprisoned over stolen ring

Nickail Chambers and Kiover Hatchett have been sentenced to time in prison for their involvement in the handling of a stolen ring back 2017. Chambers who was found guilty after a trial was sentenced to 12 months at Her Majesty’s […]

by / on March 1, 2019 at 6:06 AM /
NDP made last-minute push for Witness Anonymity law before removal from govt

NDP made last-minute push for Witness Anonymity law before removal from govt

Legislation granting the court the power to protect the identity of witnesses in criminal proceedings has moved a step closer to implementation in the British Virgin Islands. This is through one of the final decisions the Cabinet made under an […]

by / on March 1, 2019 at 6:00 AM /