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Active manhunt still underway for prison escapee

Active manhunt still underway for prison escapee

An active manhunt is still underway for 40-year-old Germaine Sebastian, the inmate who escaped Her Majesty’s Prison on Saturday, October 30. An identification profile released by the police describes Sebastian as a medium built man who is five feet nine […]

by / on October 31, 2021 at 8:18 PM /
COMMENTARY: Permanent governance watchdog BVI’s last hope

COMMENTARY: Permanent governance watchdog BVI’s last hope

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Swift intervention when the rubicon has been crossed from legitimate governance into criminal misconduct alone, will save the integrity of the British Virgin Islands. OK. A narrative in the UK’s most influential left-of-centre newspaper highlighted allegations […]

by / on October 31, 2021 at 1:18 PM /
Teachers Union meets with minister to discuss issues

Teachers Union meets with minister to discuss issues

The BVI Teachers’ Union (BVITU) has met with the Minister of Education Thursday night to discuss issues facing educators. However, the union cannot confirm if this will stop the ongoing silent protest among teachers. The Public Relations (PR) team of […]

by / on October 29, 2021 at 1:01 PM /
Fahie questions Penn’s conflicting earnings in 2013 FSC contract

Fahie questions Penn’s conflicting earnings in 2013 FSC contract

Premier Andrew Fahie has called into question the conflicting earnings that were reportedly made by Opposition Leader Marlon Penn while he (Penn) had a contract with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) back in 2013.  According to the Premier, the Opposition […]

by / on October 29, 2021 at 10:06 AM /
School closed! ‘High volume’ of Althea Scatliffe teachers absent

School closed! ‘High volume’ of Althea Scatliffe teachers absent

Teachers from yet another public school in the territory have joined in on a silent protest that started with educators from Elmore Stoutt High School’s (ESHS) junior campus on Wednesday. The protest has now moved to Althea Scatliffe Primary School […]

by / on October 29, 2021 at 9:08 AM /
Online petition: Hundreds sign for Willock to foot injunction legal fees

Online petition: Hundreds sign for Willock to foot injunction legal fees

No sooner than news broke that government wants to pass the burden of House Speaker Julian Willock’s legal fees for a failed court injunction on to taxpayers, an online petition was launched to stop the action. In less than 24 […]

by / on October 29, 2021 at 8:36 AM /
Slow first month of cruise season but stakeholders hopeful for Nov

Slow first month of cruise season but stakeholders hopeful for Nov

It has been a slow first month of the cruise season for taxi operators and tenants at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park. However, they are looking forward to November when the season is expected to pick up. According […]

by / on October 29, 2021 at 7:42 AM /
Premier denies making multiple trips to complain to former gov

Premier denies making multiple trips to complain to former gov

Premier Andrew Fahie has admitted to registering complaints to former governor Augustus Jaspert but denied doing so on more than one occasion, as has been alleged by some. “I went down — I’m not ashamed to say it. I said […]

by / on October 29, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
Gov’t failed to meet demands so senior school teachers join sickout

Gov’t failed to meet demands so senior school teachers join sickout

The government has reportedly failed to meet the demands of the BVI Teachers’ Union (BVITU) so teachers at Elmore Stoutt High School’s (ESHS) senior campus are continuing a sickout their colleagues at the junior campus began yesterday, October 27. This […]

by / on October 28, 2021 at 1:30 PM /
Gov’t wants HOA to exempt Speaker from paying legal fees

Gov’t wants HOA to exempt Speaker from paying legal fees

Government members moments ago moved that the order paper of the ongoing session of the House of Assembly (HOA) be amended to exempt the Speaker of the House, Julian Willock, from paying any legal fees. If approved, the financial burden […]

by / on October 28, 2021 at 12:24 PM /