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BVI gov’t seeks international legal representation for Commission

BVI gov’t seeks international legal representation for Commission

The Andrew Fahie administration has acquired international law firm to represent his government in the upcoming BVI Commission of Inquiry sanctioned by Governor Augustus Jaspert. The announcement was made moments ago by the Premier’s Office via a media release. According […]

by / on January 21, 2021 at 2:33 PM /
One charged in connection to Tuesday’s drug bust!

One charged in connection to Tuesday’s drug bust!

Police have charged Kareem Douglas in connection with the drugs uncovered during a vehicle search in the Brandywine Bay area of Tortola on Tuesday. The accused Georges Northside resident has been charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply. […]

by / on January 21, 2021 at 2:20 PM /
Commission of Inquiry ‘attack’ equals to 9/11, Irma, historic crises?

Commission of Inquiry ‘attack’ equals to 9/11, Irma, historic crises?

Government legislator Carvin Malone has described Governor Augustus Jaspert’s January 18 announcement of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the BVI government as an “attack” on the territory. Malone, who was speaking in an unofficial capacity on his personal Facebook […]

by / on January 21, 2021 at 10:32 AM /
Who is the Commissioner of Inquiry?

Who is the Commissioner of Inquiry?

Amid this week’s announcement that the BVI will have its first Commission of Inquiry (COI), the public has been briefly introduced to The Right Honourable Sir Gary Hickinbottom who will serve as the Commissioner of Inquiry. Tomorrow, the public will […]

by / on January 21, 2021 at 7:55 AM /
First-ever EMT training hosted in the BVI

First-ever EMT training hosted in the BVI

For the first time in the history of the British Virgin Islands, aspiring Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have received introductory training locally, which will enhance their capacity to become regionally certified EMTs. This is according to a recent media release […]

by / on January 21, 2021 at 7:09 AM /
Man allegedly assaults cops who refused to return seized motorcycle

Man allegedly assaults cops who refused to return seized motorcycle

BVI News understands that a man was last week arrested and charged with escaping custody and for assaulting at least three police officers, including a female law enforcer. It is understood that further charges may be laid against the accused […]

by / on January 21, 2021 at 6:45 AM /
Nine new COVID cases recorded in the BVI

Nine new COVID cases recorded in the BVI

The British Virgin Islands has recorded nine new cases of the COVID-19 virus and three new recoveries. This brings the total active cases in the territory from the previously-announced 14 to 20. This is according to the latest COVID-19 dashboard […]

by / on January 20, 2021 at 2:29 PM /
Who will pay for the Commission of Inquiry?

Who will pay for the Commission of Inquiry?

Despite the economic impact of COVID-19, the upcoming Commission of Inquiry (COI) is another expense the BVI public may have to cover this year. Following this week’s announcement that Governor Augustus Jaspert has ordered a COI into alleged political corruption […]

by / on January 20, 2021 at 2:22 PM /
Police seized over 150 kilos of cocaine! One arrested

Police seized over 150 kilos of cocaine! One arrested

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) made another major drug bust; seizing more than 150 kilograms of cocaine on the main island of Tortola. The drugs were seized in an early-morning police operation on Tuesday January 19. […]

by / on January 20, 2021 at 12:22 PM /
$40M SSB grant channelled to political cronies? COI to investigate

$40M SSB grant channelled to political cronies? COI to investigate

The upcoming Commission of Inquiry (COI) is set to investigate allegations that a portion of the $40 million COVID-19 grant government received from the Social Security Board (SSB) was channelled to political cronies. The $40 million grant was part of […]

by / on January 20, 2021 at 7:58 AM /