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Archive for August, 2019

Reggae stars attract hundreds despite muddy festiville

Reggae stars attract hundreds despite muddy festiville

Notwithstanding the inclement weather still evident in mounds of mud and pools of water across Tortola, hundreds turned out at the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town on Friday, August 2. Headlining International Reggae Night were Jamaican stars Romain Virgo […]

by / on August 3, 2019 at 8:26 PM /
West Man fined $5K for 55 grams of cannabis

West Man fined $5K for 55 grams of cannabis

A West End man was fined $5,000 after he was caught with 55 grams of cannabis five years ago. Corey Butler pleaded guilty to common assault and following a trial, was found guilty of possession of a controlled drug with […]

by / on August 2, 2019 at 1:09 PM /
Tougher penalties: Cybercriminals blackmailing local parents with lewd content of children

Tougher penalties: Cybercriminals blackmailing local parents with lewd content of children

By Esther Durand, BVI News/Staff Reporting a number of cases involving minors being blackmailed over lewd photos and videos, Premier Andrew Fahie has said the 2019 amendments to the territory’s Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act is proposing penalties of more […]

by / on August 2, 2019 at 8:39 AM /
Still not in the clear: More updates to BOSSs laws as BVI eludes EU blacklist

Still not in the clear: More updates to BOSSs laws as BVI eludes EU blacklist

More amendments are being made to the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search system (BOSSs) Act, this time to increase funding and staff of the territory’s International Tax Authority (ITA). During a presentation at Thursday’s sitting of the House of Assembly, leader […]

by / on August 2, 2019 at 7:40 AM /
King Paido crowned 2019 Calypso Monarch for emancipation

King Paido crowned 2019 Calypso Monarch for emancipation

In what could be described as a surprise victory, Reynold ‘King Paido’ Philips has been crowned the 2019 Calypso Monarch of the ongoing emancipation festivities. While no points were announced, the 11-time Calypso king (six on Virgin Gorda, five on […]

by / on August 2, 2019 at 7:37 AM /
Festival & Fairs Committee under previous NDP gov’t accused of poor record-keeping

Festival & Fairs Committee under previous NDP gov’t accused of poor record-keeping

Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has accused the former Festival & Fairs Committee under the previous NDP administration of poor record-keeping. “In the past, under previous Festival & Fairs committees, I have been disappointed at the level of record-keeping. But, […]

by / on August 2, 2019 at 6:56 AM /
4th-generation BVIslanders  now added to govt’s regularisation initiative

4th-generation BVIslanders now added to govt’s regularisation initiative

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Fourth-generation British Virgin Islanders without regularised status in the BVI have now been included in government’s fast-track regularisation initiative to gain Belongership in the territory. As BVI News understands it, fourth-generation Virgin Islanders are […]

by / on August 1, 2019 at 10:52 AM /
Gov’t introducing new ‘fee’ to send money abroad, says Premier

Gov’t introducing new ‘fee’ to send money abroad, says Premier

Persons living in the British Virgin Islands will soon be required to pay an additional tax to send their money out of the territory. Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie made that announcement while speaking in the House of […]

by / on August 1, 2019 at 9:32 AM /
Speaker billed over quarter-million in legal fees, gov’t already paid $130K

Speaker billed over quarter-million in legal fees, gov’t already paid $130K

More than a quarter-million of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for House of Assembly Speaker, Julian Willock’s now-concluded court case against Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool. Premier Andrew Fahie gave that confirmation in response to questions from Opposition […]

by / on August 1, 2019 at 9:13 AM /
SCHEDULE: West End Ferry terminal resumes operations today!

SCHEDULE: West End Ferry terminal resumes operations today!

After nearly two years of being closed to public ferries, the West End Ferry Terminal has finally resumed its operations. Operations resumed Thursday morning, August 1. In a statement in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, the Premier Andrew Fahie […]

by / on August 1, 2019 at 9:04 AM /