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COMMENTARY: Victimisation in politics

COMMENTARY: Victimisation in politics

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor One politician’s assertions on victimization reveal a pervasive culture. Now, when it comes to victimization in politics anywhere, all are guilty. There is no innocent political party. Talk to anyone who is impacted by politics from […]

by / on January 25, 2020 at 2:28 PM /
CCTV cameras to finally return to bolster local policing

CCTV cameras to finally return to bolster local policing

Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras are expected to arrive in the British Virgin Islands in the coming weeks and will assist the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in policing the territory. This was revealed by Commissioner of Police Michael […]

by / on January 24, 2020 at 1:11 PM /
Premier takes time off, Malone is Acting Premier

Premier takes time off, Malone is Acting Premier

Minister for Health and Social Development, Carvin Malone is Acting Premier of the British Virgin Islands, a government-commissioned release has said. The release said Malone has been acting in that capacity since Thursday, January 23 and will continue in that […]

by / on January 24, 2020 at 12:17 PM /
Govt’s medical marijuana initiative all ‘hype with no substance’ — Opposition

Govt’s medical marijuana initiative all ‘hype with no substance’ — Opposition

Members of the Opposition have said they believe the government has done a poor job of providing the public with critical information for their proposed medicinal marijuana initiative. Opposition Leader Marlon Penn also pointed out that despite all the proverbial […]

by / on January 24, 2020 at 8:13 AM /
Water & Sewerage employee accused of stealing over $42K from department

Water & Sewerage employee accused of stealing over $42K from department

An employee of the Water & Sewerage Department was granted $80,000 signed bail at the Magistrate’s Court after he allegedly stole more than $42,000 from the government’s statutory body. Charged with false accounting, theft, possession of proceeds of criminal conduct […]

by / on January 24, 2020 at 7:57 AM /
Political victimisation even more prevalent in the BVI, Penn claims

Political victimisation even more prevalent in the BVI, Penn claims

Leader of Opposition Marlon Penn is claiming that political bullying and victimisation have reached an all-time high under the Virgin Islands Party government. During a recent media conference, Penn said that since publicly raising the issue late last year, it […]

by / on January 24, 2020 at 7:46 AM /
Anti-doping education programme being rolled out for local athletes

Anti-doping education programme being rolled out for local athletes

An anti-doping educational programme that will benefit local athletes is expected to be implemented in the British Virgin Islands this year. This is according to President of the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) Ephraim Penn, who told BVI News that the […]

by / on January 24, 2020 at 7:17 AM /
RDA CEO’s resignation will have serious implications for the BVI

RDA CEO’s resignation will have serious implications for the BVI

Leader of Opposition Marlon Penn has said he believes the recent resignation of the Recovery & Development Agency’s (RDA) Chief Executive Officer, Paul Bayly, will result in a number of recovery projects being stalled. Penn made the comment on Thursday […]

by / on January 23, 2020 at 3:04 PM /
From Facebook to TV | Cindy Rosan-Jones to host talk show

From Facebook to TV | Cindy Rosan-Jones to host talk show

Outspoken resident Cindy Rosan-Jones will be hosting a new show – Cut Deep – and is promising to provide residents with a more in-depth look at the issues affecting the British Virgin Islands. She told BVI News on Thursday that […]

by / on January 23, 2020 at 1:53 PM /
Maduro-Caines’ switch to VIP was ‘clever’ but it doesn’t dictate my political future

Maduro-Caines’ switch to VIP was ‘clever’ but it doesn’t dictate my political future

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff John Samuel, the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) unsuccessful candidate for the Sixth District seat during the 2019 General Election has described his political rival, Sixth District Representative Alvera Maduro-Caines’ decision to cross the floor […]

by / on January 23, 2020 at 8:22 AM /