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Revised Police Bill: Officers must use ‘reasonable force’ for immunity

Revised Police Bill: Officers must use ‘reasonable force’ for immunity

A revised version of the government’s controversial policing Bill of 2019 is still proposing to give cops immunity when executing a warrant. However, the revised bill now includes an additional condition. The 2019 version of the proposed bill had attracted […]

by / on February 8, 2023 at 7:01 AM /
File photo: Premier Dr D Orlando Smith in the thick of things at the May 2018 Decision March.

Former Premier dismisses calls for return to politics

Former Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has pushed back on calls that he should return to active politics to help navigate the BVI away from its current impasse with the United Kingdom (UK). Dr Smith made reference to his age, […]

by / on February 8, 2023 at 6:45 AM /
Over 130 marijuana plants discovered near VG national park

Over 130 marijuana plants discovered near VG national park

More than 130 marijuana plants were recently found near land owned by the National Parks Trust. The Royal Virgins Islands Police Force (RVIPF) confirmed the discovery while providing responses to a BVI News inquiry yesterday, February 7. “Officers of the […]

by / on February 8, 2023 at 6:35 AM /
Fraser

Fraser bemoans ‘horrors’ of outstanding public service increments

Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has protested what he described as the horrors of unpaid and outstanding increments for public servants. “I don’t like the idea of running into a public officer and having to learn of the horrors that the […]

by / on February 8, 2023 at 6:35 AM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Premier denounces violence after latest killing

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has once again called for an end to the spate of gun violence that has ensnared the territory in recent years following yet another brazen daylight shooting.  The Premier’s call comes in the wake of the […]

by / on February 8, 2023 at 6:17 AM /
Police release identity of murder victim from bar shooting

Police release identity of murder victim from bar shooting

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force can now confirm the victim in yesterday’s shooting incident as Yan Edwards, 42 of Long Look. Initial investigations indicate that […]

by / on February 7, 2023 at 7:56 PM /
Former Premier rallies NDP base as wife mulls entering election race

Former Premier rallies NDP base as wife mulls entering election race

Former First Lady of the territory Lorna Smith has indicated her intention to potentially become a candidate at the upcoming general elections which are due in the next few months.  Her position came through a proxy in the form of […]

by / on February 7, 2023 at 7:45 AM /
Lisa Penn-Lettsome (GIS photo)

Multiple recurring themes identified in submissions to CRC

A preliminary analysis of submissions made to the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) has identified several recurring themes on what residents want to see in the territory’s next constitution. January 31 marked the deadline for persons to submit comments to the […]

by / on February 7, 2023 at 7:32 AM /
PVIM leader Ronnie Skelton (left) and the under under which he served in an NDP   government, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith.

My biggest regret is NDP’s split — Dr Smith

Former Premier, Dr D Orlando Smith said his greatest disappointment in politics as leader of the territory is the fracture of his former National Democratic Party (NDP). “My biggest regret probably would be that unfortunately — the National Democratic Party […]

by / on February 7, 2023 at 7:26 AM /
Seventh District Representative Dr Natalio Wheatley.

Unfinished business! Premier looks to tie up D7 loose ends

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has signalled that he still has unfinished work in his Seventh District constituency and plans to address these issues once re-elected. Questioned recently about his reasons for seeking re-election as a District Representative instead of seeking […]

by / on February 7, 2023 at 6:22 AM /