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Bored, unlicensed driver fined for unlawfully taking vehicle for joyride

Bored, unlicensed driver fined for unlawfully taking vehicle for joyride

A 20-year-old man who reportedly said boredom caused him to take vehicle without authority and drive it without a valid driver’s license or a policy of insurance has been fined more than $2,000. Leron Jones pleaded guilty to the offences […]

by / on July 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM /
CTL introducing first-ever troupe to August Monday parade

CTL introducing first-ever troupe to August Monday parade

Local retailer Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL) will be introducing its first-ever troupe at this year’s Emancipation Festival celebrations. “We were sitting down talking and one of our employees said why not let’s do an inclusion troupe for the 65th [emancipation […]

by / on July 30, 2019 at 5:02 AM /
No piggybacking: Residents shouldn’t have to pay for a landline to get internet at home

No piggybacking: Residents shouldn’t have to pay for a landline to get internet at home

Opposition legislator Julian Fraser wants provisions to be made in the recently-drafted Consumer Protection legislation to prevent telecommunications companies from forcing customers to purchase landline services in order to get at-home internet. “It (telecommunications) is a unitary system and no […]

by / on July 29, 2019 at 8:04 AM /
Heightened inspections of food handlers during festival, 676 trained in safety

Heightened inspections of food handlers during festival, 676 trained in safety

Food handlers serving meals at this year’s emancipation festivities are being told to expect heightened inspections throughout the course of the celebrations which have already gotten underway. The Environmental Health Department gave that indication after achieving the record feat of […]

by / on July 29, 2019 at 7:22 AM /
Woman fined, gets suspended sentence for stealing $$ from law firm

Woman fined, gets suspended sentence for stealing $$ from law firm

An unemployed woman has been fined $4,500 and given suspended prison sentences after she reportedly stole thousands from a local law firm four years ago. Denise Stanley had previously pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and two counts of […]

by / on July 29, 2019 at 7:14 AM /
Saturday’s success: Another massive turnout as Popcaan rocks festival village

Saturday’s success: Another massive turnout as Popcaan rocks festival village

Organisers of this year’s emancipation festivities have dubbed Saturday night’s leg of the celebrations a huge success considering the strong turnout of patrons and the equally strong acts that performed inside the festival village in Road Town. Chief among those […]

by / on July 29, 2019 at 7:01 AM /
PHOTOS: Strong reviews for Summer Sizzle’s 2019 runway show

PHOTOS: Strong reviews for Summer Sizzle’s 2019 runway show

Spectators to the Global Glamour Runway Show — an event associated with the BVI’s annual Summer Sizzle — were once again dazzled for three hours by the latest work of top designers from around the world. “I enjoyed it, I […]

by / on July 29, 2019 at 6:46 AM /
Sailor Thad Lettsome excited about Pan Am Games debut

Sailor Thad Lettsome excited about Pan Am Games debut

PRESS RELEASE: When he puts his boat in the waters in Paracas, Peru on Saturday, August 3, Thad Lettsome, 17, will make history as the British Virgin Islands first Laser Sailor in its Pan American Games history. “I’m excited and […]

by / on July 29, 2019 at 6:05 AM /
Full house for village opening, Premier warns against criminal conduct during festivities

Full house for village opening, Premier warns against criminal conduct during festivities

As the events for this year’s emancipation festival get underway, Premier Andrew Fahie has urged residents and would-be offenders to steer clear of criminal behaviour. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town on Friday, […]

by / on July 27, 2019 at 7:55 PM /
Sheep doesn’t legally need permission for festival contract, he’s just being transparent

Sheep doesn’t legally need permission for festival contract, he’s just being transparent

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Premier Andrew Fahie has said Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith never had to declare his company’s interest to provide business services for the emancipation celebrations, but only did so in the interest of transparency and accountability.   […]

by / on July 26, 2019 at 10:36 AM /