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‘Our teachers are frustrated! Treat us as priority’ — BVI Teachers Union

‘Our teachers are frustrated! Treat us as priority’ — BVI Teachers Union

The teachers at the Elmore Stoutt High School’s (ESHS) junior campus said they are tired of the poor treatment by the government of the Virgin Islands. A statement by the Executive Committee of the BVI Teachers Union (BVITU) said they […]

by / on October 28, 2021 at 7:37 AM /
Govt’s COVID stimulus monies were misguided, says Opposition Leader

Govt’s COVID stimulus monies were misguided, says Opposition Leader

Opposition leader Marlon Penn has argued that the monies distributed through the government’s COVID-19 stimulus grant programme were critically misguided.  He also insisted that there was an absolute need for a second stimulus package from the government.  Speaking on the […]

by / on October 28, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
Governor’s Group waived 6 of 10 tender processes over two yrs

Governor’s Group waived 6 of 10 tender processes over two yrs

Former Governor, Augustus Jaspert, has conceded that his office had also waived tender processes in order to have projects executed. Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recently, Jaspert said there were instances where he felt that waiving the tender […]

by / on October 28, 2021 at 7:04 AM /
Rider pleads guilty after pointing unlicensed gun at police

Rider pleads guilty after pointing unlicensed gun at police

The scooter rider who pulled a firearm at police after crashing his bike weeks ago has pleaded guilty. Thirty-year-old St Kitts national, Randale Hanley, was charged with three counts of assault on a police officer and carrying an unlicensed firearm. During his […]

by / on October 28, 2021 at 6:45 AM /
Jaspert can’t recall pressuring Premier to sign UK loan guarantee

Jaspert can’t recall pressuring Premier to sign UK loan guarantee

Former Governor, Augustus Jaspert, said he has no recollection of ‘intensely’ pressuring Premier Andrew Fahie into signing a loan agreement that was offered by the UK government for hurricane recovery. In a position statement from government ministers to the Commission […]

by / on October 28, 2021 at 6:30 AM /
Three found guilty of illegal gun possession in 5-year-old case

Three found guilty of illegal gun possession in 5-year-old case

Roughly half-a-decade since their arrest, three men were found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm in the Magistrate’s Court this week. The three accused, Edgar Carasco, Darryl Frett and Jose Almestica, were all slapped with the conviction by Magistrate […]

by / on October 27, 2021 at 3:36 PM /
Teachers at ESHS junior campus reportedly stage sickout

Teachers at ESHS junior campus reportedly stage sickout

BVI News has been informed that teachers at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) junior campus in Road Town have staged a sickout. The protest reportedly involves several educators at the educational facility. It is not yet clear what specifically […]

by / on October 27, 2021 at 10:17 AM /
Cleaning underway! Mould forces return of online classes for seniors

Cleaning underway! Mould forces return of online classes for seniors

A mould infestation has reportedly forced the abrupt closure of the old Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL) building at Pasea Estate which houses senior Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) students. The issue has caused the return of online classes for the […]

by / on October 27, 2021 at 9:06 AM /
Colombian drug lord’s capture hoped to reduce trafficking to BVI

Colombian drug lord’s capture hoped to reduce trafficking to BVI

The Commissioner of Police said he hopes last weekend’s capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga — reportedly the biggest drug lord in Colombia since Pablo Escobar — can stem the flow of cocaine through the BVI. Commissioner Mark Collins acknowledged the […]

by / on October 27, 2021 at 8:55 AM /
Skelton Cline rails against claims of drug links to BVI high officials

Skelton Cline rails against claims of drug links to BVI high officials

Political Commentator Claude Skelton-Cline has hit out at revelations that high-level government officials in the BVI are allegedly connected to the drug trade.  During oral hearings held before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) last week, former governor Augustus Jaspert dropped […]

by / on October 27, 2021 at 8:40 AM /