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Man to pay thousands for buying stolen phone, criminal damage

Man to pay thousands for buying stolen phone, criminal damage

A 28-year-old East End man was ordered to pay nearly $7,000 in fines and compensation in relation to two unrelated incidents. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards slapped Kyle Baronville with fines amounting to $5,000 and ordered him to pay compensations totaling $1,600 […]

by / on September 28, 2018 at 7:12 AM /
Schools, restaurants raise over $20K for needy students

Schools, restaurants raise over $20K for needy students

Cedar International School and Ciboney Centre for Excellence has formed a partnership with local restaurants to raise more than $20,000 to assist their needy students. The funds will specifically be used to help pay the tuition of needy students living […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 3:22 PM /
Inmates reportedly tamper with cameras at court

Inmates reportedly tamper with cameras at court

Surveillance cameras that were mounted inside the prisoner holding cell at the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole were reportedly tampered with. Authorities believe one of the inmates brought to court from Her Majesty’s Prison interfered with the devices, BVI News […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 1:08 PM /
Long Look road closed September 29

Long Look road closed September 29

The public is notified that there will be a road closure on Saturday, September 29, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on the Long Look Road between the Little Dix Hill junction and the Long Look Clinic. The purpose of […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 11:50 AM /
NDP turned BVI into ‘failed state’, call elections now — Skelton Cline

NDP turned BVI into ‘failed state’, call elections now — Skelton Cline

Social commentator and radio talk show host Claude Skelton Cline has named the governing Premier Smith administration as the downfall of the British Virgin Islands and is now calling for an early election. “The National Democratic Party (NDP) has taken our […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM /
Disaster-resistant NEOC building will house gov’t in event of catastrophe

Disaster-resistant NEOC building will house gov’t in event of catastrophe

The new National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC)/DDM building – which workmen will start constructing next April or May – will include a section that can be immediately transformed to accommodate government if another catastrophic event hits the BVI. “If we […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 6:50 AM /
Grieving offender shown leniency, to get counselling while at HMP

Grieving offender shown leniency, to get counselling while at HMP

A 53-year-old transient who claims to be grieving his deceased brother has been given a ‘discount’ on his prison sentence. Ivan Govia, who is no stranger to the court, was sentenced after confessing to resisting arrest, using insulting language, and disorderly […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 6:35 AM /
Two-year drug trial ends, accused men choose silence

Two-year drug trial ends, accused men choose silence

The two-year drug trial involving accused cocaine dealers Tariq Aaron and Leshaughn Smith has concluded. The trial came to an end on Wednesday when the accused duo opted to ‘remain silent’ and not give any testimony in the case against […]

by / on September 27, 2018 at 6:14 AM /
Consultants invited to provide project management support

Consultants invited to provide project management support

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting consultants to provide expressions of interest for consultancy services for project management support. Expressions of Interest must be submitted electronically to the Ministry of Finance via the email (procurement@gov.vg) and copied to […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 3:23 PM /
Other states should learn from BVI’s education system — OECS boss

Other states should learn from BVI’s education system — OECS boss

Member countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are being encouraged to model the BVI’s education system, which has been receiving notable praise from some education officials in the region. Among those officials that have recognized the territory […]

by / on September 26, 2018 at 2:10 PM /