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Female teen charged in connection to robbery-homicide incident

Female teen charged in connection to robbery-homicide incident

Another person has been charged in connection to the April 18 robbery that resulted in the death of 67-year-old Catherine Pickering. Charged for aiding offenders is 18-year-old Teffiny Smith of Zion Hill. She is the second female implicated in the […]

by / on May 3, 2021 at 12:29 PM /
ESHS shift system postponed suddenly and indefinitely

ESHS shift system postponed suddenly and indefinitely

The Ministry of Education has postponed the rollout of the shift system that was to be introduced at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) starting today, May 3. News of the postponement came during a last-minute announcement Sunday night — hours […]

by / on May 3, 2021 at 8:48 AM /
Premier denies role in COVID Port cuts; says over $480K saved

Premier denies role in COVID Port cuts; says over $480K saved

While declaring nearly half a million dollars in savings from cutting the working hours of staff at the Ports last year, Premier Andrew Fahie is assuring the public he was never consulted about the move. Citing financial difficulties, the state-owned […]

by / on May 3, 2021 at 7:57 AM /
Persons still living in emergency shelter now nearly 4 years later

Persons still living in emergency shelter now nearly 4 years later

Some persons who were displaced by hurricanes Irma and Maria back in September 2017 are still living in an emergency shelter, now nearly four years since the disasters happened. That shelter is the North Sound Community Centre on Virgin Gorda. […]

by / on May 3, 2021 at 7:50 AM /
Tourist Board hires PR firm in bid to expand into European market

Tourist Board hires PR firm in bid to expand into European market

The BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) announced that it has contracted public relations and marketing firm AVIAREPS  to expand the territory’s presence in the European marketplace; particularly the Nordic region. This, it said, was in an attempt at consolidating its presence […]

by / on May 3, 2021 at 7:49 AM /
Consultations on Whistleblower, Contractor General laws start today

Consultations on Whistleblower, Contractor General laws start today

Government will be hosting public consultations into its proposed Contractor General and Whistleblower legislations being introduced to promote greater transparency and accountability within the government. Those consultations commence 5 pm today, May 3 at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on […]

by / on May 3, 2021 at 6:40 AM /
Two men and a woman jointly charged for illegal gun

Two men and a woman jointly charged for illegal gun

The police have charged two men and a woman in connection to an illegal gun seized on the western end of Tortola on Friday. Charged with keeping an unlicensed firearm are 25-year-old Delano Johnney of Cane Garden Bay, as well […]

by / on May 1, 2021 at 11:29 AM /