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Gov’t outsources legal services as Boynes appeals murder conviction

Gov’t outsources legal services as Boynes appeals murder conviction

Kenyatta Boynes is appealing his 2017 murder and attempted murder convictions and government is hiring external legal services to conduct the appeal. The government has outsourced Queen’s Counsel (QC) John Black for the case. This was indicated in the post-meeting […]

by / on March 19, 2021 at 7:52 AM /
BVI ranked the most competitive financial services centre in region

BVI ranked the most competitive financial services centre in region

The British Virgin Islands has been listed as the most competitive financial centre in the Caribbean and Latin America. They received this rating in the 29th edition of the biannual Global Financial Centres Index — which ranks competitiveness based on […]

by / on March 19, 2021 at 7:43 AM /
BVI’s border restrictions cause stockpile of drugs for police to find

BVI’s border restrictions cause stockpile of drugs for police to find

The government’s border restrictions that have been in place for a year now has caused an irregular build-up of illicit drugs in the territory. Police Commissioner Michael Matthews put forward that hypothesis during a joint press conference to discuss the […]

by / on March 19, 2021 at 7:20 AM /
Cops taking DNA ‘by force’ will not be aggressive! It’s a key capability

Cops taking DNA ‘by force’ will not be aggressive! It’s a key capability

When news first broke that the new Police Act would give cops the power to take DNA from criminal suspects by force, there was a public uproar against the proposed policy. Police Commissioner Michael Matthews said during a press conference […]

by / on March 19, 2021 at 7:17 AM /
Governor looking to invite UK police to assist RVIPF

Governor looking to invite UK police to assist RVIPF

Following the harrowing daylight murder of Deverson Williams on Tuesday, considerations are now being made to invite police officers from the United Kingdom (UK) to assist with this and other crimes. Governor John Rankin gave that indication during a joint […]

by / on March 19, 2021 at 7:14 AM /
More people coming forward to assist with Fish Bay murder

More people coming forward to assist with Fish Bay murder

It seems more residents are determined to break the culture of silence that surrounds crime in the community as more individuals are presenting information to assist the cops with investigating the murder of Deverson Williams. The police often bemoan the […]

by / on March 19, 2021 at 7:10 AM /
Highest CDC warning on BVI’s closest neighbours, gateways

Highest CDC warning on BVI’s closest neighbours, gateways

Two of the BVI’s closest neighbours have been flagged with the highest travel warning from America’s public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). These countries are the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico — […]

by / on March 18, 2021 at 12:13 PM /
Jamaican man nabbed on gun and Immigration charges

Jamaican man nabbed on gun and Immigration charges

Police have arrested and charged a Jamaican man on gun and Immigration-related charges, BVI News has been informed. Our news centre understands that police recovered a firearm and some bullets with the arrest. The man, whose identity has not been […]

by / on March 18, 2021 at 12:03 PM /
Don’t be alarmed to see increased presence of armed officers

Don’t be alarmed to see increased presence of armed officers

As investigations continue into the murder of 38-year-old Long Trench resident Deverson Williams, residents are being told to expect an increase in police presence in the territory. Police Commissioner gave that indication in a radio interview on ZBVI. He said: […]

by / on March 18, 2021 at 7:40 AM /
Make up your mind and get vaccinated, consider the economy

Make up your mind and get vaccinated, consider the economy

With the arrival of an additional 12,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the United Kingdom, Premier Andrew Fahie is encouraging those who haven’t taken their first jab to “make up their minds and do it”. Premier Fahie also added that persons who […]

by / on March 18, 2021 at 7:30 AM /