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Woman gets $20K bail for allegedly assaulting females, one knocked unconscious

Woman gets $20K bail for allegedly assaulting females, one knocked unconscious

An unemployed Brady Ghut woman who allegedly assaulted and injured two women was granted $20,000 bail when she appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Wednesday. Charged with two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm is 27-year-old Seanna Jack. She […]

by / on December 13, 2018 at 7:32 AM /
VG leg amputee denies stealing generator after hurricane

VG leg amputee denies stealing generator after hurricane

A 39-year-old Virgin Gorda leg amputee accused of stealing and repainting a generator belonging to another man was granted $10,000 bail in the Magistrate’s Court. Truck driver Cliff Creque pleaded not guilty to theft when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn […]

by / on December 13, 2018 at 7:11 AM /
COMMENTARY: Why BVI, other West Indian countries stuck in ‘developing’ status

COMMENTARY: Why BVI, other West Indian countries stuck in ‘developing’ status

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Most Caribbean countries, including the British Virgin Islands, possess three economic idiosyncrasies that lock West Indian jurisdictions into perpetual developing status, and the threat of systemic poverty. These are three economic weaknesses: hurdles that must be […]

by / on December 13, 2018 at 6:04 AM /
Repairs to police headquarters begin

Repairs to police headquarters begin

Works at the police headquarters at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town has begun. Autland Heavy Equipment Company Limited will restore the law enforcement facility at a cost of $816,467.21. Works Minister Mark Vanterpool has said the project […]

by / on December 12, 2018 at 11:01 AM /
$100K bail | Women allegedly caught with over 700 grams of cannabis, $20K

$100K bail | Women allegedly caught with over 700 grams of cannabis, $20K

Two West End women allegedly caught with roughly $20,000 cash and more than 700 grams of cannabis this month were each granted $100,000 bail when they appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Tuesday. Charged with possession of cannabis and possession […]

by / on December 12, 2018 at 10:33 AM /
‘Everything nice!’ | Unpleasant Sewerage issue rectified in Ghetto

‘Everything nice!’ | Unpleasant Sewerage issue rectified in Ghetto

Residents of the Ghetto/Crabbe Lot area in Road Town — who, up to recently, were literally living among their own faeces — are visibly happier now that their sewerage concerns have been addressed. “Things are a lot better than before. […]

by / on December 12, 2018 at 9:20 AM /
New flood risk policy implemented for landowners in RT

New flood risk policy implemented for landowners in RT

Residents and businesses building new infrastructure in and around Road Town are now subject to a policy that has been introduced to reduce the risk of flooding at the site where new development will take place. This policy was created […]

by / on December 12, 2018 at 8:15 AM /
My health is not a concern, says Skelton

My health is not a concern, says Skelton

Amid claims that leader of the newly-formed Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Ronnie Skelton may be unfit to potentially lead the territory as the next Premier because of health issues, the former NDP legislator has made it clear that he […]

by / on December 12, 2018 at 7:50 AM /
Premature: I have not yet decided to return to electoral politics, says Dancia Penn

Premature: I have not yet decided to return to electoral politics, says Dancia Penn

Former legislator and Queen’s Counsel Dancia Penn says she has not yet decided whether to return to electoral politics. The attorney made that statement after Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) leader, Ronnie Skelton, announced to local media on Friday that Penn […]

by / on December 11, 2018 at 10:34 AM /
NDP rebrands: ‘Life is different since party formed 20 years ago’

NDP rebrands: ‘Life is different since party formed 20 years ago’

The National Democratic Party (NDP) is rebranding itself in what its leader, Myron Walwyn, has described as a more modern party from when it was created some two decades ago. The rebranding, Walwyn said, marks the handing over of the […]

by / on December 11, 2018 at 8:22 AM /