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Archive for April, 2019

I have bodyguards because of multiple ‘assassination’ threats — Premier

I have bodyguards because of multiple ‘assassination’ threats — Premier

Amid criticism for hiring bodyguards after being appointed to the highest elected office in the BVI, Premier Andrew Fahie has reported that he has received three credible threats to “assassinate the Premier”. While speaking in the House of Assembly on […]

by / on April 25, 2019 at 11:29 AM /
One dead following early-morning boating accident

One dead following early-morning boating accident

A man has been confirmed dead following a boating accident on the western end of Tortola early Thursday morning, April 25. Information Officer in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Diane Drayton said the casualty happened at Frenchman’s Cay Harbour […]

by / on April 25, 2019 at 10:06 AM /
Flow partners with UP’s Cineplex to premiere Avengers: Endgame today

Flow partners with UP’s Cineplex to premiere Avengers: Endgame today

PRESS RELEASE: Flow has teamed up with UP’s Cineplex to premiere Avengers: Endgame – the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster hit, Avengers Infinity War. The movie will premiere on Thursday, April 25, at 7 pm and features well-loved characters including […]

by / on April 25, 2019 at 9:44 AM /
Victim clearly identified his shooter, court hears

Victim clearly identified his shooter, court hears

Gunshot victim, Angus Penn, identified his longtime acquaintance as the triggerman who attempted to kill him last Monday night, prosecutors have alleged. This was revealed during 21-year-old Kenai Jacobs’ court appearance recently. Jacobs is charged with attempted murder and possession […]

by / on April 25, 2019 at 8:38 AM /
Gov’t pledges to invest more in sports after BVI’s 7 medal haul at CARIFTA Games

Gov’t pledges to invest more in sports after BVI’s 7 medal haul at CARIFTA Games

Following a series of outstanding performances from local athletes at the 2019 CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands team at the weekend, government is pledging to invest more in sports locally. “As a government, we really need to invest more […]

by / on April 25, 2019 at 7:36 AM /
Easter Fest was ‘a huge success’, says first-time Chairman

Easter Fest was ‘a huge success’, says first-time Chairman

Virgin Islands Festivals & Fairs Committee Chairman Carnel Clyne is reporting that this year’s Virgin Gorda Easter Festival was largely a success. The first-time festival committee chairman said this success comes despite a few hiccups the event experienced. His conclusion […]

by / on April 25, 2019 at 7:01 AM /
Still no sign of at large boat captain one month later

Still no sign of at large boat captain one month later

Law enforcement officials are still searching for the boat captain who crashed his boat in the vicinity of Nanny Cay on Tortola a month ago. “He has not been found. We are still on the lookout for the individual,” Information […]

by / on April 25, 2019 at 6:58 AM /
Residents told to get vaccinated | Measles in 22 US states

Residents told to get vaccinated | Measles in 22 US states

Residents are being urged to get vaccinated particularly in light of a recent report which indicates that measles still exists in 22 US states. “My encouragement to you is to protect yourself, your children, and other family members from these […]

by / on April 25, 2019 at 6:46 AM /
BVI shares territory’s story at hurricane conference in US

BVI shares territory’s story at hurricane conference in US

As the start of the 2019 hurricane season draws nearer, British Virgin Islands’ story of resilience is being further shared with the international community. A local delegation is currently attending the National Hurricane Conference (NHC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. “As […]

by / on April 24, 2019 at 2:40 PM /
Govt ‘invited’ Skelton Cline to submit proposal for $98K contract, says Premier’s Office

Govt ‘invited’ Skelton Cline to submit proposal for $98K contract, says Premier’s Office

The Andrew Fahie administration was the one who invited Claude Skelton Cline’s company, Grace Consultants, to submit a proposal to secure a $98,000 government contract. Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office Elvia Smith-Maduro gave that statement to BVI News […]

by / on April 24, 2019 at 7:52 AM /