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Archive for April, 2019


Former Immigration says financial hardship led him to rob woman

Former Immigration Officer Donald Hanley admitted to the court that he opted to rob an unsuspecting female of $800 because he needed the cash to pay the bank. The 36-year-old Virgin Gorda resident appeared before Justice Ann-Marie Smith on Monday […]

by / on April 30, 2019 at 4:33 PM /
Financial Secretary Glenroy Forbes.

Financial Secretary post up for grabs, Forbes’ return undecided

Government is in search of a new Financial Secretary. The incumbent Financial Secretary Glenroy Forbes – who was appointed to the post under the previous NDP administration – said his contract will officially come to an end in the next […]

by / on April 30, 2019 at 12:38 PM /
Ninth District Representative, Vincent Wheatley.

Promise kept | More than half-dozen receive land titles on Anegada

At least seven residents have received titles to their properties on Anegada, Minister for Natural Resources and Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatley has said. Wheatley said it is in keeping with one of his election promises. “One of the things […]

by / on April 30, 2019 at 12:09 PM /

Gov’t enhancing procurement legislation amid bribery reports

Amid allegations that a senior public officer accepted a bribe in exchange for prejudicially awarding a government contract, the Office of the Deputy Governor has reported that government is moving to improve the territory’s procurement legislation. “The Ministry of Finance […]

by / on April 30, 2019 at 7:37 AM /
Nickail Chambers being escorted from the Magistrate's Court

Chambers makes public apology for attempting to kill old friend

Jamaica native Nickail Chambers has made a public apology for attempting to kill his schoolmate Cory Prince in Fort Hill back in 2017. The 27-year-old electrician appeared before Justice Ann-Marie Smith on Monday in his final court appearance before his […]

by / on April 30, 2019 at 7:03 AM /
Gov’t writes $10K cheque for BVIAA

Gov’t writes $10K cheque for BVIAA

Government will be delivering on its promise to fund athleticism in the territory by providing a $10,000 cheque for the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) to help develop the sport. This was revealed by Minister of Sports Dr Natalio Wheatley who […]

by / on April 30, 2019 at 6:48 AM /
Callendar-Skelton at the Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Guyanese charged with conspiracy to personate, granted $60K bail

A Guyanese woman has been granted $60,000 bail with strict conditions including a curfew after she allegedly solicited a man to obtain an HIV test in her name. Charged with conspiracy to personate is 28-year-old make-up artist, Lolita Callender-Skelton. She […]

by / on April 29, 2019 at 6:28 PM /
What remains of the Prospect Reef Resort on Tortola. (BVI News photo)

$90M deal to redevelop Prospect Reef failed, gov’t seeks new investors

The $90 million deal the previous NDP administration signed with ICA (BVI) Group Corp in July 2017 to redevelop the state-owned Prospect Reef Hotel has evaporated, and the Virgin Islands Party government is now seeking new investors for the property. […]

by / on April 29, 2019 at 8:16 AM /
DPP Kim Hollis and Principal Crown Counsel, Tiffany Scatliffe Esprit

DPP Hollis eyes local as immediate successor, HOA told

A local might succeed United Kingdom native Kim Hollis as the territory’s next Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). This is according to reports to the House of Assembly from Opposition legislator, Julian Fraser. “I had that conversation with the DPP […]

by / on April 29, 2019 at 8:02 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie (BVI News photo)

Ask any question and expect full disclosure, Fahie tells Opposition

Premier Andrew Fahie has promised members of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition that his government will be fully forthcoming with any answers to questions they might have in relation to the governance of the territory — a courtesy he suggested was […]

by / on April 29, 2019 at 7:50 AM /