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Archive for March, 2019

Headley fined $1,200 for marijuana possession

Headley fined $1,200 for marijuana possession

A Tread Falls man was fined $1,200 at the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled drug. Twenty-two-year-old Akeem Headley was reportedly found with 16 grams of the substance on January 18, 2017. He has […]

by / on March 28, 2019 at 6:47 AM /
COMMENTARY: Hard for OTs to take UK decisions seriously till Brexit ends

COMMENTARY: Hard for OTs to take UK decisions seriously till Brexit ends

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The implacable and unbridgeable divisions created by Brexit in the UK means the whole Brexit mess will only be solved by a Second people’s vote — a second referendum. But even if the British voted to […]

by / on March 28, 2019 at 6:14 AM /
Inspiring! Inmate tops High School Certificate Programme

Inspiring! Inmate tops High School Certificate Programme

Twenty-nine candidates sat the February 2019 Virgin Islands High School Certificate Programme (VIHCP) exams but only two managed to pass. One of those successful candidates is an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison. That inmate is young Omarie Winter whose inspiring […]

by / on March 27, 2019 at 12:17 PM /
Hospital readies for int’l assessment as it seeks accreditation

Hospital readies for int’l assessment as it seeks accreditation

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff The Peebles Hospital is seeking global accreditation in an effort to, among other things, propel the territory on its quest to tap into the medical tourism market. CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority […]

by / on March 27, 2019 at 7:40 AM /
Anguillan hotelier deported after early release from prison

Anguillan hotelier deported after early release from prison

Anguillan hotelier Kirk Hughes has been deported from the British Virgin Islands after serving time at Her Majesty’s Prison for Immigration and financial-related crimes in the territory. In a deportation order dated February 22, Hughes was described as “a person […]

by / on March 27, 2019 at 6:46 AM /
Civil registry records ‘upsurge’ in citizenship applications

Civil registry records ‘upsurge’ in citizenship applications

The Civil Registry & Passport Office has recorded a spike in the number of applications for citizenship in the territory. According to Registrar General Stephanie Benn, the “upsurge” began after the 2017 hurricanes. The Registrar General did not specify the […]

by / on March 27, 2019 at 6:42 AM /
Project to develop health information system at BVIHSA underway

Project to develop health information system at BVIHSA underway

The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has launched a project to move towards a more effective method of managing its health information. CEO of the BVIHSA Dr Ronald Georges said the first phase of this project, which has […]

by / on March 27, 2019 at 6:05 AM /
I don’t intend to call by-election, Vanterpool’s resignation was ‘invalid’

I don’t intend to call by-election, Vanterpool’s resignation was ‘invalid’

Governor Jaspert has declared that there will be no by-election for the Fourth Electoral District. In a media statement Wednesday afternoon, Governor Augustus Jaspert sided with the representative-elect for the Fourth District, Mark Vanterpool, on the basis of law. He […]

by / on March 26, 2019 at 4:22 PM /
80 naturalised and ‘feeling good’

80 naturalised and ‘feeling good’

Eighty expatriates living in the British Virgin Islands for varying number of years are now naturalised Overseas Territory citizens. The naturalisation ceremony took place at Government House on Tuesday. “It feels very good,” said Jamaica-born Otis McKenzie, who has been […]

by / on March 26, 2019 at 12:49 PM /
Penn to Speaker: D4 not vacant so honour pledge to be impartial

Penn to Speaker: D4 not vacant so honour pledge to be impartial

The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Julian Willock’s, impartiality is being questioned based on his refusal to swear in NDP member Mark Vanterpool as the territory’s Fourth District Representative. In a statement on public radio on Monday, Opposition Leader […]

by / on March 26, 2019 at 7:38 AM /