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Education Minister Defends New Scholarship Policy Amidst Concerns

Education Minister Defends New Scholarship Policy Amidst Concerns

  The new scholarship policy implemented about a year ago by the government is being defended by Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education Culture. Under the new policy persons applying for government scholarships in the areas of hospitality, education, agriculture,...

19 Dec 2014

Work to Begin in Early 2015 on VG Hospital

Work to Begin in Early 2015 on VG Hospital

  Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton disclosed that in the coming weeks Cabinet will decide and Government will announce the contractor selected to construct the new nurse Iris O’Neal facility on Virgin Gorda. The Minister made the...

19 Dec 2014

2nd Christmas Around the World on Saturday

2nd Christmas Around the World on Saturday

  Premier, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith extended a public invitation to his second annual ‘Christmas Around the World’ Celebration that will be held at the Central Administration Complex on December 20. In his invitation via Facebook, Premier Smith said:...

19 Dec 2014

Hunt On For New Director of Sports

Hunt On For New Director of Sports

There are a number of applications from both overseas and within the Virgin Islands being reviewed for the vacant post of Director of the Department of Youth and Affairs and Sports. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture,...

19 Dec 2014

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Let Love Be Your Guiding Philosophy- Fraser Says In Christmas Message

Let Love Be Your Guiding Philosophy- Fraser Says In Christmas Message

Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has called residents to live by God's example and let love be their guiding philosophy during this Christmas season and the upcoming year. "...Encourage you my people on this Christmas day to follow God’s example. Let love be your... Read more

New Jobs To Be Created As New Hospital Opens; Described As Red Letter Day

New Jobs To Be Created As New Hospital Opens; Described As Red Letter Day

  After several years and passing through more than one government, the new multimillion dollar Peebles Hospital was officially opened today at a grand dedication ceremony held on its grounds, December 17. The project which is set to be in the cost of over $100M, faced several delays, and according... Read more

Prison Farm Up & Running! Superintendent Hopes To Catch In On Christmas Market

Prison Farm Up & Running! Superintendent Hopes To Catch In On Christmas Market

The farm at the Her Majesty's Prison (HMP), Balsam Ghut has restarted and has increased its production with the hard work of inmates. To this end, head of the prison is hoping that they will be able to catch in on the Christmas market. Mr. David Foot, Superintendent of Prisons,... Read more

Hon. O’Neal Pleads for Non- Established Public Servants

Hon. O’Neal Pleads for Non- Established Public Servants

Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal announced that there are a number of qualified non-established public service workers in the British Virgin Islandsand he announced that keeping these employees in this state for years is cruel. In his Budget debate contribution, the Leader of the Opposition announced: “The... Read more

Customs Head Wants More $$ To Run Department

Customs Head Wants More $$ To Run Department

The Customs Department is faced with a number of issues including inadequate money to run several aspects of the department. Mr Wade Smith, Commissioner of Customs during the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) stated that the lack of proper accommodations at the Ports of Entry had created and continued to create... Read more

Ten Thousand Work Permits Issued Last Year

Ten Thousand Work Permits Issued Last Year

Last year, the Labour Department issued some ten thousand work permits-new, renewals, emergency, temporary and periodic. During the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) deliberations, Acting Labour Commissioner Mrs. Janice Rymer told legislators that in 2013, approximately 10,000 work permit applications had been processed, 80 persons had been placed and out of... Read more

Wife Guilty of Beating Woman

Wife Guilty of Beating Woman

On December 12 Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-Dabreo found Sherrylyn Evans, the wife who attacked a woman over affair rumors guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Mrs. Evans will be sentenced on January 23. During the trial on September 10, a woman testified in the Magistrates Court that she cried after she was attacked at... Read more

PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT IN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT IN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

Detectives today continue to comb through the evidence left at scene of a homicide of young male near the Road Town Roundabout early yesterday evening. The body of Paul Prentice, 22, of Duffs Bottom, was found motionless, on the Waterfront Drive after 7:30pm last night. Medical personnel later pronounced him death... Read more

POLICE CONFIRM TWO SUDDEN DEATHS

POLICE CONFIRM TWO SUDDEN DEATHS

Police are investigating to two sudden deaths this past week, one of a female visitor to the Territory and the other of a Pilipino national who resides in the Territory. Katherine Cranston, 54 of Oregon USA, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Peebles Hospital after experiencing difficulties while snorkeling near Monkey... Read more

No Load Shedding For Christmas

No Load Shedding For Christmas

There will be no load shedding this Christmas, as Premier Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith announced that the load shedding issue that plagued the Territory is a thing of the past. During his Budget Address, the BVI Leader announced that he is aware that residents were bothered by... Read more

Out Of Wedlock Pregnancy Was As Good As A Death Sentence- Cultural Icon

Out Of Wedlock Pregnancy Was As Good As A Death Sentence- Cultural Icon

Reflecting on yesteryear, former culture minister Mrs. Eileene Parsons said that back in the days young ladies who got pregnant while not being married were as good as facing a death sentence since they were scorn upon. However, she lamented that is not the case these days. "Young ladies lucky... Read more

Stop & Think Before Acting Now-Man Guilty of Child Porn

 Stop & Think Before Acting Now-Man Guilty of Child Porn

Sylon 'Sly' Forbes who was earlier this year convicted of having sex with a minor and producing child pornography, involving the 14 year-old victim, is now on the road to redemption. Forbes, 31, a native of Trinidad & Tobago who was a DJ on Anegada, completed a rehabilitation course being... Read more

Young Man Shot In Road Town

Young Man Shot In Road Town

News reaching BVI Hotpress states that a young man, by the name of Paul Prentice, was shot across from Said’s Department Store in Road Town, Tortola. His body is currently lying in the middle of the street as crowds begin to gather.   BVI Hotpress will update you as... Read more

FSN Reports Trend of Troubled Teens

FSN Reports Trend of Troubled Teens

  There is an increasing number of troubled Teens in the Territory, the 2013 annual report that was distributed this week to the media from the Family support Network (FSN) stated. The document which mentioned that there are more real social issues in this community than just domestic violence noted that youths... Read more

We Were Always Ready-Graham As EE Armed Robbery Case Is Traversed

We Were Always Ready-Graham As EE Armed Robbery Case Is Traversed

  Doyle Guishard, Samuel Harris and Denzil Wheatley will be tried until the next Criminal Assizes in 2015 after they were unable to be tried during the just concluded October assizes. The men are charged with robbery. Yesterday, December 11, the trio reappeared before Justice Nicola Byer where Prosecutor... Read more

34 Inmates Complete Rehabilitation Courses This Year

34 Inmates Complete Rehabilitation Courses This Year

This year the Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) was able to get some 34 inmates to successfully complete one or more rehabilitation courses over the past 11 months. Yesterday, December 11, some of those inmates received certificates for completing the last set of courses on the ground of the prison. Rev.... Read more

Accountant General’s Resignation Confirmed

Accountant General’s Resignation Confirmed

The resignation of Accountant General, Dr Sandra M Besson which was alluded to in the media this week was confirmed in a Government press release on Thursday December 11. It was announced that on December 2, 2014, the Accountant General tendered her resignation to the department of Human Resources, giving the... Read more

POLICE SEEK HELP IN LOCATING MISSING GIRL

POLICE SEEK HELP IN LOCATING MISSING GIRL

The RVIPF is seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female, Teah King of Road Town.   Teah is a 17-year-old student of Elmore Stoutt High School and is described as being approximately six feet in height, slim built, with a fair complexion and brown natural hair usually worn in a ponytail.   She... Read more

Hon. Fraser said He is Not Rushing VIP Team Unveiling

Hon. Fraser said He is Not Rushing VIP Team Unveiling

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party, Hon. Julian Fraser is aware that the public wishes to meet the candidates that would be contesting the upcoming general elections on the VIP Ticket. However, he announced that the Party is being thorough in its selection process and urged the public to exercise... Read more

FSN In Discussion to Provide Safe House

FSN In Discussion to Provide Safe House

The Family Support Network is in discussion to have a residential facility for various persons who may need temporary housing. The announcement was made in the 2013 Family Support Network report that was distributed to the media on Wednesday December 10. The report stated: “We continue to help with temporary housing... Read more

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Accountant General’s Resignation Confirm…

Accountant General’s Resignation Confirmed

The resignation of Accountant General, Dr Sandra M Besson which was alluded to in the media this week was confirmed in a Government press release on Thursday December 11. It was... Read more

Work to Begin in Early 2015 on VG Hospit…

Work to Begin in Early 2015 on VG Hospital

  Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton disclosed that in the coming weeks Cabinet will decide and Government will announce the contractor selected to construct the new nurse... Read more

Wife Guilty of Beating Woman

Wife Guilty of Beating Woman

On December 12 Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-Dabreo found Sherrylyn Evans, the wife who attacked a woman over affair rumors guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Mrs. Evans will be sentenced... Read more

Education Minister Defends New Scholarsh…

Education Minister Defends New Scholarship Policy Amidst Concerns

  The new scholarship policy implemented about a year ago by the government is being defended by Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education Culture. Under the new policy persons applying... Read more

Hon. Fraser said He is Not Rushing VIP T…

Hon. Fraser said He is Not Rushing VIP Team Unveiling

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party, Hon. Julian Fraser is aware that the public wishes to meet the candidates that would be contesting the upcoming general elections on the VIP... 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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