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Court frees West End drug offender after 5 months on remand

Court frees West End drug offender after 5 months on remand

A 27-year-old West End man was freed on Tuesday after being on remand since May 23 for drugs and other offences. Jamoy Estridge, a construction worker, was charged for being in possession of 42 grams of cannabis and five grams […]

by / on October 31, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
Court dismisses case after duo with fake visas gets ‘wrong charge’

Court dismisses case after duo with fake visas gets ‘wrong charge’

Two Dominican Republic natives who were reportedly caught with fake visas and counterfeit Labour documentation at the TB Lettsome International Airport, had their matter dismissed when they appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Tuesday, October 30. Forty-one-year-old Edward Jesismar Carmano […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 2:54 PM /
Major water waste along dual carriageway

Major water waste along dual carriageway

Litres of water were seen shooting from the ground in the Port Purcell area of Tortola today, October 30. The water appeared to be spouting at a relatively high pressure on to the main road and vehicles travelling easterly along […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 1:12 PM /
Cruel father who body slams, chokes son gets suspended sentence

Cruel father who body slams, chokes son gets suspended sentence

A Sabbath Hill man who pleaded guilty to battering, body slamming, and choking his underaged son into unconsciousness last year has walked from the Magistrate’s Court with a two-month suspended sentence. The 45-year-old offender’s sentence for cruelty to a child […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 8:53 AM /
Quick insurance being introduced for agro-industry, small businesses

Quick insurance being introduced for agro-industry, small businesses

A new policy aimed at helping farmers, fishermen, taxi operators and small business owners recover faster after a disaster is being introduced to the British Virgin Islands. This initiative is called the Livelihood Protection Policy (LLP) and it offers swift […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 7:54 AM /
Stop complaining, give us credit, BVI has come far with recovery

Stop complaining, give us credit, BVI has come far with recovery

Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering has said local legislators deserve some credit for the work they facilitated, so far, to help haul the British Virgin Islands out of hurricane devastation. He made the remark recently while responding to widespread claims […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 7:40 AM /
Supermarket thief sentenced after confession

Supermarket thief sentenced after confession

Baugher’s Bay resident Myron Rubaine has been given a six-month suspended sentence on each of the two counts of theft he committed at two separate supermarkets on Tortola. The sentences will be suspended for one year and will run concurrently […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM /
COMMENTARY: Gov’t borrowing the new normal

COMMENTARY: Gov’t borrowing the new normal

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Three intangibles drive the global economy: psychology, fear, and trust. All three work together, and in varying degrees. These three variables impact the financial bottom line of investors, businesses, and consumers. Now, global debt is a […]

by / on October 30, 2018 at 6:21 AM /
Local appointed as new CEO of BVIHSA

Local appointed as new CEO of BVIHSA

Dr Ronald Georges has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA). The BVIHSA selected Dr Georges as the successful candidate, then Cabinet approved that appointment during their October 18 meeting this year. […]

by / on October 29, 2018 at 7:41 AM /
Accused looters allegedly advertise stolen items on Facebook

Accused looters allegedly advertise stolen items on Facebook

A mother, her son, and another female resident of Sea Cows Bay allegedly caught advertising looted items on Facebook for sale has been arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court. Tara Naval, her son Nikita Naval, and Cathy Martin are all charged […]

by / on October 29, 2018 at 7:25 AM /