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Vincentian sentenced to months in prison for assaulting lover

Vincentian sentenced to months in prison for assaulting lover

Vincentian Randy Butler has been sentenced to 10 months at Her Majesty’s Prison for battering his lover and destroying her cellular phone after she reportedly gave him ‘the cold shoulder’ at a party. He was sentenced to seven months for […]

by / on September 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM /
5-month succession planning effort rolled out for senior public officers

5-month succession planning effort rolled out for senior public officers

After years of public concern about inadequate succession planning efforts in the BVI, a five-month initiative has been rolled out to equip senior public officials with skills needed to better qualify them for top government jobs when they become available. […]

by / on September 27, 2019 at 12:49 PM /
UPDATE: McMaster delivers! Finishes first in heat to qualify for semifinals

UPDATE: McMaster delivers! Finishes first in heat to qualify for semifinals

Kyron McMaster delivered a strong performance in his opening race of the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, cruising to a comfortable first place finish to qualify for the semi-finals. Running out of lane four in heat two of […]

by / on September 27, 2019 at 11:28 AM /
Open to tender | Gov’t admin buildings on VG to finally undergo repairs

Open to tender | Gov’t admin buildings on VG to finally undergo repairs

Two buildings housing government departments on Virgin Gorda will soon undergo repairs, following the damage to the structures by category five hurricanes more than two years. The buildings – the Flax and the North Sound Administration facilities – are now […]

by / on September 26, 2019 at 2:38 PM /
Gender equality concerns in justice system as man charged for retaliating at female attacker

Gender equality concerns in justice system as man charged for retaliating at female attacker

Following a domestic dispute that ended with a man being charged when he retaliated to a reported attack by his lover, a local magistrate is calling for gender equality within the territory’s criminal justice system. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo made the […]

by / on September 26, 2019 at 10:37 AM /
Woman caught on camera swapping barcodes on supermarket item to pay cheaper price

Woman caught on camera swapping barcodes on supermarket item to pay cheaper price

The daughter of a well-known restauranteur was fined $1,500 after she was caught on camera switching supermarket barcodes to pay a cheaper price for a cake being sold at RiteWay food store. Charged with a single count of theft is […]

by / on September 26, 2019 at 7:40 AM /
Local contractor inks near-$50K gov’t deal to restore North Sound Community Centre

Local contractor inks near-$50K gov’t deal to restore North Sound Community Centre

Government has awarded a local contractor an almost $50,000 contract to restore the North Sound Community Centre on Virgin Gorda. A media release from the Ministry of Social Development said project contractor Victor Creque inked the $44,486.62 deal on September […]

by / on September 26, 2019 at 7:15 AM /
BVIEC reports minor impacts of TS Karen on grid, most affected areas fully restored

BVIEC reports minor impacts of TS Karen on grid, most affected areas fully restored

Almost all of the areas that experienced a power outage during Tropical Storm Karen has been restored. This is according to the General Manager of BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Leroy Abraham, who told BVI News on Wednesday afternoon that his […]

by / on September 26, 2019 at 6:55 AM /
Court finds Brewley guilty of assaulting ex-lover with bar stool

Court finds Brewley guilty of assaulting ex-lover with bar stool

Mitchell Brewley of Great Mountain was found guilty of battering his ex-lover with a barstool and causing her actual bodily harm. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo told the offender that she found the witnesses, including his ex-lover to be “truthful” during their […]

by / on September 25, 2019 at 2:49 PM /
All clear | Acting Governor deactivates NEOC, resumes school and public service operations

All clear | Acting Governor deactivates NEOC, resumes school and public service operations

The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has been deactivated and work for the public service has resumed, Acting Governor David Archer, Jr has said. He said the decisions above were made after consultation with Premier Andrew Fahie following the passage […]

by / on September 25, 2019 at 7:39 AM /