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Unjust! Legislator concerned that looter sentenced to 2 years for stealing TV

Unjust! Legislator concerned that looter sentenced to 2 years for stealing TV

Calling for an assessment of the local judicial system which she suggested was flawed, Sixth District Representative Alvera Maduro-Caines has raised concerns about the two-year sentence handed down to Shamoii Dagou for looting a television set after Hurricane Imra. The […]

by / on July 26, 2019 at 8:34 AM /
Pier Park tenants owe over $300K to gov’t, says Premier

Pier Park tenants owe over $300K to gov’t, says Premier

Tenants at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park owe government well in excess of $300,000 for rent, Premier Andrew Fahie has disclosed. “The total outstanding to date owed by tenants of the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park is […]

by / on July 26, 2019 at 7:16 AM /
Persons still employed at Prospect Reef, gov’t owes nearly a year’s worth of wages

Persons still employed at Prospect Reef, gov’t owes nearly a year’s worth of wages

Government currently owes employees of the hurricane-ravaged Prospect Reef Resort more than $150,000 in outstanding wages but said it plans to settle the near-one year debt in a few weeks. Premier Andrew Fahie made that disclosure while answering questions from […]

by / on July 26, 2019 at 7:10 AM /
Gospel Fest | Village blessed ahead of official opening

Gospel Fest | Village blessed ahead of official opening

Several local and regional acts officially blessed the festival village on Thursday through a Gospel Fest, making way for the official opening of the activities on Friday. The God Movement, Verne Profit, Oneyke, Dylan J, Joy Praise, Gabrielle Danae and […]

by / on July 26, 2019 at 6:03 AM /
Consumer Protection law will only dictate business operations during nat’l emergency

Consumer Protection law will only dictate business operations during nat’l emergency

Amid concern that the proposed Consumer Protection legislation will give government the power to meddle in the affairs of private businesses locally, Premier Andrew Fahie has assured that government will only dictate business operations in cases of national emergency. Fahie […]

by / on July 25, 2019 at 3:26 PM /
Be honest about qualifications when job hunting, says corporate executive

Be honest about qualifications when job hunting, says corporate executive

While citing experiences where expatriates were the main culprits, a local corporate executive is calling on prospective employees to be honest about their qualifications when job hunting. Sherylene Francis made the call during the recent renaming ceremony for the Department […]

by / on July 25, 2019 at 1:17 PM /
RVIPF trying to reach murder suspects who fled BVI, host countries tracking accused killers

RVIPF trying to reach murder suspects who fled BVI, host countries tracking accused killers

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is collaborating with international authorities to rein in local murder suspects who fled to other countries after these murders were committed. “As we sit here today, there are people living in other countries that […]

by / on July 25, 2019 at 7:29 AM /
Reckless driver who caused man to lose leg to spend 45 days in prison, ordered to pay $80K

Reckless driver who caused man to lose leg to spend 45 days in prison, ordered to pay $80K

A Virgin Gorda resident was ordered to pay $80,000 in compensation and will serve 45 days at Her Majesty’s Prison since his reckless driving caused a man to lose a limb three years ago. Andrew David was initially sentenced to […]

by / on July 25, 2019 at 7:22 AM /
Stakeholders in local judiciary to get refresher course on sentencing offenders

Stakeholders in local judiciary to get refresher course on sentencing offenders

Stakeholders in the local judicial system will undergo a refresher course on sentencing guidelines for major offences next week. The training will focus on offences involving drugs, unlawful sexual misconduct, theft, and robbery. “The launch of the guidelines is expected […]

by / on July 25, 2019 at 7:09 AM /
Officials zeroing in on culture, heritage at this year’s emancipation festivities

Officials zeroing in on culture, heritage at this year’s emancipation festivities

With local emancipation festivities now in its 65th year, officials are placing a greater emphasis on culture for this year’s festivities. Listing a number of events scheduled for this year’s celebrations, Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said he is pleased […]

by / on July 25, 2019 at 6:45 AM /