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Anomalies found in lease! Track owners seek 1500% rent increase

Anomalies found in lease! Track owners seek 1500% rent increase

A discovery of ‘anomalies’ in the lease agreement signed between the Virgin Islands government and the Thomas family back in 2012 is the main reason behind the family’s reported refusal to allow the government to continue using portions of the […]

by / on September 23, 2022 at 4:43 PM /
Five persons arrested in connection to 3 guns found

Five persons arrested in connection to 3 guns found

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Operations led by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Special Investigations and Criminal Investigations teams resulted in the seizure of three illegal firearms including a […]

by / on September 23, 2022 at 4:36 PM /
Police record another upsurge of ‘mentally ill assailants’

Police record another upsurge of ‘mentally ill assailants’

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Police are again recording an upsurge in incidents involving persons with mental illness. Within the last month, the RVIPF recorded eight incidents involving persons who either […]

by / on September 23, 2022 at 2:34 PM /
Dr Pickering shifts gear! To contest next election as At-Large candidate

Dr Pickering shifts gear! To contest next election as At-Large candidate

Former Deputy Premier and Seventh District Representative, Dr Kedrick Pickering has announced he will throw his hat in the ring as a Territorial At-Large candidate in the next general elections. Dr Pickering made the announcement at his campaign launch at […]

by / on September 23, 2022 at 7:35 AM /
Court declines AG’s delay request in same-sex marriage case

Court declines AG’s delay request in same-sex marriage case

Justice Adrian Jack has refused an adjournment requested by Attorney General (AG) Dawn Smith over a matter involving a same-sex couple before the High Court.  According to a recent court document, the AG requested the adjournment for a hearing currently listed for […]

by / on September 23, 2022 at 7:30 AM /
Why Hickinbottom and not me? Malone laments HOA snub

Why Hickinbottom and not me? Malone laments HOA snub

Territorial At-Large Representative Carvin Malone has bemoaned the outcome of a recently defeated motion in the House of Assembly (HOA) that he had proposed, arguing that the people have been clamouring for such a debate for years. The Opposition legislator, while appearing […]

by / on September 23, 2022 at 7:22 AM /
Some of our own people have no good intentions for us — Fraser

Some of our own people have no good intentions for us — Fraser

Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has argued that some residents of the BVI have deliberately reserved ill-will for locals and may not want to see the territory achieve self-determination. Legislators were at the time debating amendments to the terms of reference […]

by / on September 23, 2022 at 7:11 AM /
Successive gov’ts dropped the ball after 2007 constitutional review

Successive gov’ts dropped the ball after 2007 constitutional review

Former District Seven Representative Dr Kedrick Pickering has said two successive governments — one of which he was a member — dropped the ball in educating people on the way forward and implementing change after the 2007 constitutional review. Speaking […]

by / on September 23, 2022 at 7:02 AM /
Man accused of wounding stepdaughter with machete named

Man accused of wounding stepdaughter with machete named

The police has released the name of the man accused of assaulting his wife and badly wounding his stepdaughter with a machete this week. He has been identified as 35-year-old Esworth Barnwell of Diamond Estate. Barnwell is charged with inflicting […]

by / on September 23, 2022 at 6:15 AM /
Three arrested trafficking ‘suspected cocaine’ near VG

Three arrested trafficking ‘suspected cocaine’ near VG

Three suspected drug traffickers are now in the custody of authorities in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI) following an operation that led to the seizure of multiple bales of “suspected cocaine” near BVI waters. The US Coast Guard […]

by / on September 22, 2022 at 5:28 PM /