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Archive for December, 2019

Reports of inappropriate exposure! Parents told to monitor children’s use of smart devices

Reports of inappropriate exposure! Parents told to monitor children’s use of smart devices

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in partnership with the Social Development Department is urging parents to safeguard their children’s usage of smart devices, especially during the holiday period. Inspector of the Family & Juvenile Unit at the RVIPF […]

by / on December 24, 2019 at 8:04 AM /
Gov’t allocates initial $3.4 million to Land Bank initiative

Gov’t allocates initial $3.4 million to Land Bank initiative

The Andrew Fahie administration is keeping true to an election promise by making its first cash injection into its Land Bank initiative. Premier Fahie, who is also Minister for Finance, made that announcement during the recent budget debate inside the […]

by / on December 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM /
LIAT resumes direct flights between BVI and Barbados

LIAT resumes direct flights between BVI and Barbados

Regional airline LIAT has resumed its direct flight from the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island to the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados. The airline’s official website said the non-stop flights from Tortola to Barbados will be […]

by / on December 24, 2019 at 7:40 AM /
Canadian visitor dies during ‘marine incident’ on VG, police probe

Canadian visitor dies during ‘marine incident’ on VG, police probe

Local authorities have launched a probe into the death of a Canadian man who died while vacationing in the British Virgin Islands this month. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said Zdenek Tesar “died as a result of a […]

by / on December 23, 2019 at 7:08 PM /
Still grieving | Fresh public appeal from mother 4 years after son’s pre-Christmas murder

Still grieving | Fresh public appeal from mother 4 years after son’s pre-Christmas murder

Four years following the murder of David Nathaniel James, his mother Veronica James still mourns his death nightly because David’s murder remains unsolved. Mrs James, who yearns for closure, is appealing to assist police in solving her son’s murder which […]

by / on December 23, 2019 at 2:30 PM /
Rise in complaints from inmates | Complaints Commissioner calls for Human Rights body

Rise in complaints from inmates | Complaints Commissioner calls for Human Rights body

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Complaints Commissioner Sheila Brathwaite has called for the creation of a Human Rights Commission in light of heightened complaints from inmates and families of inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison. According to the 2020 Standing […]

by / on December 23, 2019 at 8:59 AM /
First-ever large commercial plane lands on Beef Island

First-ever large commercial plane lands on Beef Island

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff History was created in the British Virgin Islands on Friday, December 20 as the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport welcomed its largest-ever commercial flight to the territory. An estimated 60 passengers travelling on Titan […]

by / on December 23, 2019 at 8:17 AM /
Increase in criminal cases | ODPP in search of six prosecutors

Increase in criminal cases | ODPP in search of six prosecutors

With the increasing number of criminal cases being lodged to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), roughly a half-dozen job vacancies for prosecutors have been made available. Principal Crown Counsel Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit gave that indication while addressing […]

by / on December 23, 2019 at 7:17 AM /
Turnbull calls for government to do more for local Cadet Corps

Turnbull calls for government to do more for local Cadet Corps

Stating that he believes the entity is being neglected, Representative for the Second District Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull is urging the government to do more for the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps. The Opposition legislator made the plea at a recent sitting […]

by / on December 23, 2019 at 6:23 AM /
First public building in JVD named after local

First public building in JVD named after local

History was created on Jost Van Dyke on Friday as the island’s first public building was named in honour of a local. Following the damage it sustained during the September 2017 disasters, the Jost Van Dyke Administration building was renovated […]

by / on December 23, 2019 at 6:05 AM /