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Mr & Miss Junior BVI and Prince & Princess for 2022 crowned

Mr & Miss Junior BVI and Prince & Princess for 2022 crowned

Four young royalties were crowned inside the Eileene Parsons Auditorium at H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) on Sunday when the Prince & Princess Show and the Mr & Miss Junior BVI pageant were held. Kwame Prince and Angelique Lettsome […]

by / on July 31, 2022 at 10:06 PM /
PHOTOS: Ramon G successfully defends his Soca Monarch title

PHOTOS: Ramon G successfully defends his Soca Monarch title

Ramon G, who first won in 2019, has defended his Soca Monarch title and walked away with a cash prize of $5,000. His performance of ‘Mass Intentions’ earned him a total of 279 points to win. Meanwhile, entertainer Pascal won […]

by / on July 31, 2022 at 12:09 AM /
Witnesses of Saturday morning shooting asked to come forward

Witnesses of Saturday morning shooting asked to come forward

Persons who might have witnessed a shooting incident in the Long Bush area of Tortola on Saturday morning are being asked to come forward. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) issued that call following the incident that left one […]

by / on July 30, 2022 at 10:19 AM /
BVI Food Fair offering a piece of local culture

BVI Food Fair offering a piece of local culture

The Virgin Islands Food Fair is in full swing with an array of local dishes and crafts on sale to highlight the Virgin Islands’ culture. The event, currently being held at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park, is said […]

by / on July 29, 2022 at 4:00 PM /
VI not a safe haven for shell companies — BVI Finance boss

VI not a safe haven for shell companies — BVI Finance boss

Chief Executive Officer of BVI Finance Else Donovan has sought to dispel the common notion that the Virgin Islands is a safe haven for shell companies to operate. In a recent press meeting, Donovan said this was one of the […]

by / on July 29, 2022 at 1:01 PM /
Money laundering scheme targeting banks & hotels, FIA warns

Money laundering scheme targeting banks & hotels, FIA warns

The Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued a warning about a money laundering scheme that has been targeting the banking and hospitality industries in recent times. In a release issued yesterday, the FIA said the scheme was being executed by […]

by / on July 29, 2022 at 9:57 AM /
Christian Council loses appeal bid in same-sex marriage case

Christian Council loses appeal bid in same-sex marriage case

The BVI Christian Council has lost a proposed appeal before the High Court about a matter involving a same-sex couple in the BVI.  The Council sought permission to appeal against case-management orders issued by Justice Adrian Jack. Justice Jack’s orders […]

by / on July 29, 2022 at 8:20 AM /
OneMart store opens in the east! Persons hope bad inflation will dip

OneMart store opens in the east! Persons hope bad inflation will dip

Local businessman and legislator Mark Vanterpool opened another OneMart Superstore yesterday, and people are hoping its presence will help tackle bad inflation through healthy business competition. The superstore, the second one along with the other in Purcell, was opened in […]

by / on July 29, 2022 at 8:05 AM /
Residents march through RT in recognition of VI’s emancipation

Residents march through RT in recognition of VI’s emancipation

Collaborating with the Department of Culture, the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIFFC) staged the torch-lighting procession last night to keep the memory of Virgin Islanders who fought for emancipation alive. Several people gathered at the parking lot opposite […]

by / on July 29, 2022 at 7:36 AM /
Promised remittance tax reduction may be delayed

Promised remittance tax reduction may be delayed

Financial Secretary Jeremiah Frett has hinted that there may yet be some wait for persons anxiously looking forward to the promised reduction in the government’s controversial money transfer levy.  Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley recently promised during a press conference that […]

by / on July 29, 2022 at 7:32 AM /