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2 guards put on ‘administrative leave’ after prison stabbing — NSC

The two senior officers who were on duty during Sunday’s stabbing incident at Her Majesty’s Prison have been placed on administrative leave, pending further investigation. The National Security Council (NSC) made this decision when it met today to discuss the […]

by / on May 31, 2021 at 9:43 PM /
Governor John Rankin

Deeply concerned! Governor calls NSC meeting about prison stabbing

This story has been updated In light of yesterday’s prison fallout that resulted in the death of one inmate and the injury of others, Governor John Rankin has called a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). The meeting is […]

by / on May 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM /
Dr O'Neal Morton

Irregularities discovered in Skelton Cline’s contract with gov’t

A cloud of mystery continues to enshroud details of the contract between the Virgin Islands Party government and Claude Skelton Cline’s company, Grace Consulting. Doubts were further raised about the contract’s legitimacy when it was revealed that a Certificate of […]

by / on May 31, 2021 at 9:10 AM /
From left: Chief Environmental Officer Lionel Michael, Medical Officer Dr Ronald Georges; National Epidemiologist Harmony Massiah, and Chief Nursing Officer Jascinth Hannibal.

Blacks dying from COVID in higher numbers, health officials warn

National Epidemiologist, Harmony Massiah has raised concern at the stark disparity in COVID-19 death rates among minorities and Caucasians in the United States (US). She further sounded a warning while noting the likely impact this trend will have on the […]

by / on May 31, 2021 at 7:45 AM /
Natalie Hodge

More women taking up top roles in public service! Hodge joins ranks

Whether it’s inside or outside of parliament, it is increasingly clear more local women are taking up senior and/or leadership roles in the BVI’s public service. Four women — one of whom is quite possibly the youngest legislator in the […]

by / on May 31, 2021 at 7:25 AM /
Commissioner of Police, Mark Collins.

New top cop tackles domestic violence! To seek help from UK

Newly-installed Police Commissioner, Mark Collins has taken an active interest in tackling domestic abuse — an offence believed to be somewhat prevalent in the British Virgin Islands. Having only been in the post a little more than a month, the […]

by / on May 31, 2021 at 7:10 AM /
Nickail Chambers being escorted from the Magistrate's Court

Four inmates were stabbed! Deceased victim identified

The minister responsible for prison, Carvin Malone has confirmed Nickail Chambers as the inmate who died from stab wounds during an incident at the Her Majesty’s Prison around 6:30 pm on Sunday, May 30. Chambers was among a total of […]

by / on May 30, 2021 at 11:53 PM /
Mr Peter Haycraft (Photo provided)

BVI mourns passing of Peter Haycraft

The BVI is today mourning the loss of Peter Haycraft, OBE, one of the territory’s leading businessmen and philanthropists. Haycraft, the former Founder, Shareholder and Director of RoadTown Wholesale Trading Ltd (RTW), passed away in the early hours of Saturday, […]

by / on May 30, 2021 at 11:30 PM /
UPDATE: Police confirm inmate’s death after ‘prison incident’

UPDATE: Police confirm inmate’s death after ‘prison incident’

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has now confirmed the death of an inmate who they’ve only said died “following an incident at Her Majesty’s Prison”. The law enforcement authority made that brief confirmatory statement minutes after 11 pm […]

by / on May 30, 2021 at 11:01 PM /
Asian restaurant in Road Town ordered to cease operations

Asian restaurant in Road Town ordered to cease operations

An Asian restaurant located in Road Town was ordered to temporarily cease operations after a video of improper food preparation measures began circulating locally. The Environmental Health Division issued the order this week. Speaking about the matter on ZBVI radio, […]

by / on May 28, 2021 at 1:41 PM /