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Archive for February, 2020

Prison to implement modern security system, increase surveillance

Prison to implement modern security system, increase surveillance

Acting Deputy Superintendent of Prisons Mario Christopher said a brand new and modern security system is in the pipeline for Her Majesty’s Prison. Christopher said the September 2017 disasters that affected the Balsam Ghut-based facility destroyed the surveillance cameras that were previously there. However, […]

by / on February 17, 2020 at 8:11 AM /
Strengthening ties | BVI supports 49th Agriculture Fest in St Croix

Strengthening ties | BVI supports 49th Agriculture Fest in St Croix

Several residents of the British Virgin Islands took advantage of the free ferry service provided by local government to attend the 49th staging of the Agriculture Festival held at the weekend on St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. The three-day event featured a variety […]

by / on February 17, 2020 at 6:43 AM /
Local nurse wins SUV in BVI Red Cross fundraiser

Local nurse wins SUV in BVI Red Cross fundraiser

Local nurse, Delrice Mactavious has been announced as the grand prize winner of the BVI Red Cross Car Raffle on Valentine’s Day and will be driving away in a brand new 2020 Nissan Kick from Burkes Garage. In addition to winning the vehicle, Mactavious will also be […]

by / on February 17, 2020 at 6:27 AM /
Social commentator  appointed to head govt’s scholarship committee

Social commentator appointed to head govt’s scholarship committee

Well-known social commentator, Julio ‘Sam’ Henry, is now the chairperson of the BVI Scholarship Committee. Cabinet decided to have him appointed to the post during a January 29 meeting. A post-Cabinet report said Henry as well as other committee members’ appointment will last for three […]

by / on February 17, 2020 at 6:08 AM /
Freak accident at popular food store

Freak accident at popular food store

Shoppers at the RTW Cash and Carry in Pasea Estate on Tortola were left scampering at the weekend when a motorist reportedly lost control of his vehicle, causing it to climb a flight of stairs that were directly at the entrance of the store. The […]

by / on February 17, 2020 at 5:45 AM /
COMMENTARY: The safest destination

COMMENTARY: The safest destination

In an increasingly dangerous and insecure world, safe travel destinations carry a value that ‘is worth their weight in gold’. Safety adds value to any tourism brand.  In a recent article on safe destinations, a travel blog and traveler magazine described the Virgin Islands – British – as exceedingly safe for travelers. In […]

by / on February 16, 2020 at 6:14 PM /
Royal Knights and Under the Tree draw first blood in 2020 T20 cricket competition

Royal Knights and Under the Tree draw first blood in 2020 T20 cricket competition

Defending Champions Royal Knights and newcomers Under the Tree 1st XI, started off the 2020 Ralph T O’Neal T20 Cricket competition on a winning note with high scoring fixtures on the opening weekend. Playing in the second match of the double […]

by / on February 14, 2020 at 2:01 PM /
Shawn Henry suing for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution

Shawn Henry suing for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution

Shawn Henry, the police officer who was acquitted of charges related to criminal wrongdoing while he was on active duty, has filed a civil claim against the Attorney General and Commissioner of Police. The form, which was obtained by BVI News, was filed on October […]

by / on February 14, 2020 at 9:52 AM /
Gov’t to implement code of conduct laws for public officials

Gov’t to implement code of conduct laws for public officials

Government has announced plans to implement a number of measures and legislations in the British Virgin Islands which is geared towards solidifying good governance in the territory. Premier Andrew Fahie in a recent statement said he is delivering on his […]

by / on February 14, 2020 at 9:36 AM /
Police officer suing commissioner for not promoting him

Police officer suing commissioner for not promoting him

A member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) attached to the East End Police Station has filed a civil lawsuit against the Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews for, among other things, not promoting him to the rank of sergeant. The claim was filed […]

by / on February 14, 2020 at 9:19 AM /