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Archive for March, 2019

Midday ferry between Virgin Gorda, Anegada coming — Wheatley

Midday ferry between Virgin Gorda, Anegada coming — Wheatley

Residents and visitors will soon see more frequent sea transportation between Virgin Gorda and Anegada. Ferries between the two islands currently run twice per day — once in the morning and once more at evening time. But Ninth District Representative […]

by / on March 26, 2019 at 7:29 AM /
West End women slapped with additional charge months after arrest

West End women slapped with additional charge months after arrest

The two West End women allegedly caught with more than 700 grams of cannabis and $24,980 three months ago have been slapped with an additional charge. Initially, 39-year-old Caroline Hodge-Clarke and 22-year old DJanne Varlack were only charged with possession […]

by / on March 26, 2019 at 7:28 AM /
BVI’s food safety regulations under review

BVI’s food safety regulations under review

The British Virgin Islands’ food safety regulations are under review. Chief Environmental Health Officer Lionel Michael said the objective is to bring the territory’s food safety system up to par with the rest of the world. “Our food safety regulations […]

by / on March 26, 2019 at 7:25 AM /
Speaker notified governor of D4 ‘vacancy’ twice

Speaker notified governor of D4 ‘vacancy’ twice

Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian Willock has said he has advised Governor Augustus Jaspert that the Fourth District seat is vacant. Willock — who was appointed Speaker on March 12 — made the statement on Monday while making […]

by / on March 25, 2019 at 4:51 PM /
Bartender fined for marijuana

Bartender fined for marijuana

A Great Mountain man was slapped with a $1,500 fine at the Magistrate’s Court on Monday after he was found with 24 grams of cannabis. Twenty-nine-year-old James Bibby, a bartender was fined after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled […]

by / on March 25, 2019 at 3:39 PM /
Nat’l Bank raises over $1K to support 4yo cancer patient

Nat’l Bank raises over $1K to support 4yo cancer patient

PRESS RELEASE: National Bank of the Virgin Islands is happy to support the efforts of Jasmine Watson in her attempt to raise funds for her grandson, Jahdiel Watson. In a collaborative effort which included the pooling of sums donated by […]

by / on March 25, 2019 at 12:14 PM /
RVIPF launching pilot project for cops to wear body cameras

RVIPF launching pilot project for cops to wear body cameras

Frontline officers in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are to become equipped with closed-circuit body cameras while on duty. Police said a three-month pilot project on the new body-worn cameras is being launched. At the end of the […]

by / on March 25, 2019 at 10:16 AM /
‘Everything going online’: Labour, Immigration to officially merge this week

‘Everything going online’: Labour, Immigration to officially merge this week

In a move to streamline and upgrade government’s service offering, the departments of Labour and Immigration are set to officially merge on Wednesday. A soft launch for the merger is to be held at the Immigration Department in Road Town. […]

by / on March 25, 2019 at 8:46 AM /
BVI tourism still not what it used to be, considerable way left to go — CDB report

BVI tourism still not what it used to be, considerable way left to go — CDB report

The British Virgin Islands saw an encouraging boost to local tourism last year. But a report from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) shows that the territory has considerably farther to go before local tourism returns to what it was before […]

by / on March 25, 2019 at 8:24 AM /
Man accused of trying to rape 16-y-o

Man accused of trying to rape 16-y-o

A man accused of performing oral sex on the 16-year-old daughter of his fiancee has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court. The man whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the minor is charged with attempted rape […]

by / on March 25, 2019 at 8:17 AM /