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Gov’t agency or rich entity to blame for Pandora Papers leak

Gov’t agency or rich entity to blame for Pandora Papers leak

BVI-based asset recovery lawyer, Martin Kenney, has concluded that a government agency or rich person is likely responsible for the recent Pandora Papers data leak exposed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). More than 11.9 million documents were […]

by / on October 14, 2021 at 6:15 AM /
Premier strives to ‘clear BVI’s good name’ at COI hearing

Premier strives to ‘clear BVI’s good name’ at COI hearing

Premier Andrew Fahie has said his focus is now set squarely on clearing the BVI’s name after it was tarnished by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) and United Kingdom (UK) officials with allegations of corruption and poor governance. Appearing before […]

by / on October 13, 2021 at 3:35 PM /
East End police removing derelicts along roadways

East End police removing derelicts along roadways

The East End Police Station is leading an initiative to remove abandoned and neglected vehicles that line the roadways of the eastern side of Tortola. According to the police, the number of abandoned vehicles along the roadways have made road […]

by / on October 13, 2021 at 1:43 PM /
Why rush to audit stimulus? Premier suggests collusion

Why rush to audit stimulus? Premier suggests collusion

Premier Andrew Fahie has questioned the apparent ‘rush’ to execute an audit of his government’s COVID-19 stimulus grants, arguing that ulterior motives may have been afoot. During his appearance before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) yesterday, October 12, the Premier […]

by / on October 13, 2021 at 9:32 AM /
Officers charged in fatal prison stabbing gets bail

Officers charged in fatal prison stabbing gets bail

The two prison guards and police officer who were charged with breach of trust in relation to the fatal prison stabbing of 29-year-old Nichail Chambers have been offered bail. The two prison officers Mark Kendall and Sharlene Maduro along with […]

by / on October 13, 2021 at 8:34 AM /
Suicides likely averted with COVID grant $$ to churches — Premier

Suicides likely averted with COVID grant $$ to churches — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has suggested that his government’s COVID-19 assistance grants given to religious organisations last year likely prevented suicides in the BVI. During a hearing yesterday, the Premier told the Commission of Inquiry (COI) that churches dealt with a […]

by / on October 13, 2021 at 8:26 AM /
Government won’t sacrifice people’s safety during cruise season

Government won’t sacrifice people’s safety during cruise season

The government has said it will not sacrifice the safety of its people despite the reopening of the ports for the cruise ship season. Speaking at yesterday’s ceremony for the return of cruising to the British Virgin Islands, Director of […]

by / on October 13, 2021 at 7:28 AM /
Several communities across BVI told to brace for scheduled outage

Several communities across BVI told to brace for scheduled outage

Residents in several communities and islands across the territory have been advised to brace for outages later tonight. The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) said there will be no electricity supply from 11 pm today Wednesday, October 13 to 6 am […]

by / on October 13, 2021 at 6:05 AM /
Police say they caught burglar in the act

Police say they caught burglar in the act

A burglar was arrested by the East End Police after he gained illegal access to a business establishment in the James Young area. The burglar, who was identified as 44-year-old Germaine Wattley of a Chapel Hill residence, was charged with […]

by / on October 12, 2021 at 11:45 AM /
My ministry but Ralph O’Neal had final say in CSC’s contract — Fahie

My ministry but Ralph O’Neal had final say in CSC’s contract — Fahie

Premier Andrew Fahie has told the Commission of Inquiry (COI) that although the Neighbourhood Partnership Project (NPP) was under his Education Ministry at the time, it was run by former Premier, the late Ralph T. O’Neal.  The controversial project, executed […]

by / on October 12, 2021 at 8:42 AM /