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Concerns Raised Over Low Salaries In Tourism Industry

Concerns Raised Over Low Salaries In Tourism Industry

  The extremely low salary being paid to workers in the tourism industry is of concerned to leader of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP). Hon. Alvin Christopher, Second District Representative said he hopes that the newly appointed Minimum Wage...

31 Oct 2014

Duo In Police Chase & Gun Fined Spared Jail Time

Duo In Police Chase & Gun Fined Spared Jail Time

Over a year after police found a gun following a chase, driver of the vehicle Kai DeCastro and the lone passenger, Keon Leonard were yesterday found guilty and sentenced by Magistrate Dr. Velon John. The incident took place on...

31 Oct 2014

Taxi Operators Form Alliance To Improve Service & Operations

Taxi Operators Form Alliance To Improve Service & Operations

A number of taxi drivers have come together to form an alliance which will help to see them operate in a more structured manner. Yesterday, the Virgin Islands Transportation Alliance (VITA) was officially launched at the Sir Rupert Briefcliffe Hall. ...

30 Oct 2014

Residents Must Spend $$ On Local Businesses In Tourism Industry- PEP Member

Residents Must Spend $$ On Local Businesses In Tourism Industry- PEP Member

Public Relations Officer of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP), Mr Lorie Rymer believes that residents should also patronize the businesses/hotels in order to help them grow. "We are tourists ourselves. There is no harm in me taking my family in...

30 Oct 2014

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Minister Affected by Chadil’s Death

Minister Affected by Chadil’s Death

Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn announced that he was affected by the recent passing of young Chadil Parson, and said that he is struggling to understand the situation. The Minister said: “As a member of our small community, as someone that interacts with young people... Read more

Edmond Colaire Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Having Old Firearm

Edmond Colaire Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Having Old Firearm

This afternoon, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo said she has to send a strong message to the pubic about firearm offences and that is why she sentenced Edmond Colaire to 15 months in prison for keeping an unlicensed firearm. Colaire pleaded with the magistrate not to send him to prison since... Read more

Poor Turn Out At Cruise Pier Investment Offerings Public Meeting

Poor Turn Out At Cruise Pier Investment Offerings Public Meeting

Last evening, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) presented its investment offerings to members of the public for the cruise pier development project however, a handful of persons turned out. Mr Clarence Faulkner, of PMI Capital Services Inc. did the presentation at the Eileen Parsons Auditorium, Paraquita Bay  where... Read more

Mixed Response to Call for Gay Marriage Debate

Mixed Response to Call for Gay Marriage Debate

The mere call for a debate on the topic of same sex marriage, by Talk Show Host Doug Wheatley spurred a conversation that even delayed the ending of the program. The Host of the weekly radio program, towards the end of his October 28 broadcast suggested that there needs... Read more

Magistrate Throws Out Charge Against Khoy Frett

Magistrate Throws Out Charge Against Khoy Frett

  On October 27 Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo threw out one of the charges against courier company owner, Khoy Frett. Mr. Frett and other members of the mailing company Wilbert Donovan, and Suruj Persaud are charged with being concerned with the supply of a controlled drug [2.52 kilo... Read more

Belmont Estate Man Sentence For Gun Possession Pushed Back

Belmont Estate Man Sentence For Gun Possession Pushed Back

  Yesterday, Edmond Colaire turned up to court expecting to hear what sentence the magistrate had decided to give him for having an illegal gun. However, he was informed that his sentence has been postponed. Colaire who pleaded guilty earlier this month to keeping an unlicensed... Read more

Students To Be Tested Internationally Next Year-Education Minister Announces

Students To Be Tested Internationally Next Year-Education Minister Announces

Next year students in the BVI will take two international assessments to rate where the Territory is placed in various subject areas, announced Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture. "It is our intention in 2015 to have some of our students assessed using Trends... Read more

Governor Duncan Lauds USVI/BVI Relationship

Governor Duncan Lauds USVI/BVI Relationship

  His Excellency, Governor John Duncan is appreciative of the fact that the BVI and USVI have a close relationship; and stated that this relationship is essential in dealing with challenges faced by small islands. While speaking at the 2014 Friendship Day activities Governor Duncan pointed out that... Read more

Statement From Hon. Fahie Commends Hon. Walyn

Statement From Hon. Fahie Commends Hon. Walyn

I want to take this time to commend the improvements done to the Virgin Islands technical school in Baughers Bay. Although not currently the norm in BVI politics, I am a firm believer that when something is good for our Territory then we should not allow... Read more

Some Men Refuse Cancer Exam, LIONS Club Concerned

Some Men Refuse Cancer Exam, LIONS Club Concerned

  Isaac Solomon, the District Governor of LIONS District 60B announced that too many men refuse to take certain cancer tests because of pride; even though such decision can have health consequences. The District Governor who was speaking at a press conference at Marias by the Sea... Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Young Man Allegedly Commits Suicide

 BREAKING NEWS: Young Man Allegedly Commits Suicide

Police have confirmed that officers received a report at 3.00 pm of a 16 year old male in the Mount Healthy area who was unresponsive, today October 26. He was later pronounced dead. BVI Hot Press understands that it is a suspected suicide. According to information, the young man posted hidden messages... Read more

ROTARY CLUBS OF THE BVI CELEBRATES WORLD POLIO DAY

ROTARY CLUBS OF THE BVI CELEBRATES WORLD POLIO DAY

  ROTARY CLUB TORTOLA, VI – Rotary clubs the world over are key in observing ‘World Polio Day” today October 24th and rightfully so as Rotary has been championing the cause of fighting the dreaded disease to the point that they can take much credit for it being almost extinct... Read more

Pastor Cline: Some People Marry for Sex

Pastor Cline: Some People Marry for Sex

Pastor John Cline during an October 21 media interview about his new book “Monogamy Mystery” stated that some people get married for the wrong reasons, and end up being very unhappy. During a television interview, the Pastor said: “A lot of Christians get married just to legalize sex,... Read more

Residents Complain About Police Officers With Security Jobs

Residents Complain About Police Officers With Security Jobs

Some residents are of the view that officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force should not hold side jobs as private security guards. The discussion was held during the October 21 edition of the ZBVI Speak Your Mind talk show. During the program various residents called into the... Read more

Former Legislator Is Next On Trial

Former Legislator Is Next On Trial

Andre Penn, a former legislator will face a nine member jury and high court judge on November 3 to answer to sex related offences which he is accused of committing on a minor. Yesterday, the high court informed jurors that they must return to court on November 3. During that sitting jury... Read more

Courier Services to Meet Customs Next Week

Courier Services to Meet Customs Next Week

A special symposium for the various courier services operating in the British Virgin Islands is scheduled to take place next week. The event is being organized by Her Majesty’s Customs and is schedule for October 29, 2014 at the Customs Headquarters at 10:00 a.m. The symposium is being held as a... Read more

More Young People Having Strokes

More Young People Having Strokes

It was announced that the age of stroke victims in the Virgin Islands is getting younger and younger, and representatives of the BVI Health Services Authority said that they are concerned about this occurrence. Dr. June Samuel, Chief of Medical Staff at the Peebles Hospital in her remarks... Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Young Man Shot In Huntums Ghut

BREAKING NEWS: Young Man Shot In Huntums Ghut

A young man is receiving treatment at the Peebles hospital after he was shot last evening in Huntums Ghut. According to information reaching BVI Hot Press, the victim whose name is given as Chacho Santana was shot in the area of Radiotron Electronics sometime shortly after 9.00pm. He was rushed... Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Demming & Williams Guilty Of Attempted Murder

BREAKING NEWS: Demming & Williams Guilty Of Attempted Murder

Sherman Williams and Jevone Demming were remanded to the Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) late this afternoon after being found guilty of attempted murder in connection with a shooting in September 2012 on Virgin Gorda (VG). Williams was unanimously found guilty of attempted murder and Demming's verdict was 8-1. Further, Williams... Read more

UK Aware of Police Petition and Port Project Inquiry Request

UK Aware of Police Petition and Port Project Inquiry Request

The request for a commission of enquiry into the cruise pier project, and the petition regarding alleged improprieties within the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force that are in the Governor’s position were brought to the attention of the UK Government. The mention of the UK Government’s knowledge of... Read more

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Over 10 Overseas Companies Express Inter…

Over 10 Overseas Companies Express Interest In Solar Project

Last evening, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) announced that over 10 companies from across the globe have expressed interest for the installation of a solar system to deliver approximately 2... Read more

Taxi Operators Form Alliance To Improve …

Taxi Operators Form Alliance To Improve Service & Operations

A number of taxi drivers have come together to form an alliance which will help to see them operate in a more structured manner. Yesterday, the Virgin Islands Transportation Alliance... Read more

Duo In Police Chase & Gun Fined Spared J…

Duo In Police Chase & Gun Fined Spared Jail Time

Over a year after police found a gun following a chase, driver of the vehicle Kai DeCastro and the lone passenger, Keon Leonard were yesterday found guilty and sentenced... Read more

Students To Be Tested Internationally Ne…

Students To Be Tested Internationally Next Year-Education Minister Announces

Next year students in the BVI will take two international assessments to rate where the Territory is placed in various subject areas, announced Hon. Myron Walwyn,... Read more

Concerns Raised Over Low Salaries In Tou…

Concerns Raised Over Low Salaries In Tourism Industry

  The extremely low salary being paid to workers in the tourism industry is of concerned to leader of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP). Hon. Alvin Christopher, Second District... Read more

VI’s Nanjing 2014 athletes announced at …

VI’s Nanjing 2014 athletes announced at Olympic Day celebrations

  The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) announced the 7 athletes who will be representing the Virgin Islands at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in swimming, sailing, and athletics. The... Read more

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