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Young Girls Benefit From 'I'M A Lady' Seminar; Walwyn Says Women Run Things In Tortola

Young Girls Benefit From 'I'M A Lady' Seminar; Walwyn Says Women Run…

  Over 200 girls from fourth and fifth forms  assembled at U.P's Cineplex Ballroom yesterday October 16 to take part in a Follow The Movement and Rotary Club of Road Town's 'I'M A Lady' seminar. The students during...

17 Oct 2014

VG Residents Slam Gov't Over Privileges Given To Oil Nut Bay Developers

VG Residents Slam Gov't Over Privileges Given To Oil Nut Bay Developers…

The National Democratic Party (NDP) government came in for criticisms last evening from residents on Virgin Gorda (VG) for giving special privileges to Oil Nut Bay Developers over local businesses. The issues were raised during a community meeting held...

16 Oct 2014

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Anegada Burglary & Beating

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Anegada Burglary & Beating

Kenny Francis appeared in the High Court in relation to a 2012 incident on Anegada. Francis pleaded not guilty to burglary and inflicting grievous bodily harm. It is alleged that on October 6, 2012 in the...

15 Oct 2014

Vendors Can’t Get Paid But Old Airport Bill Settled For Family Members-Opposition

Vendors Can’t Get Paid But Old Airport Bill Settled For Family Members-Opposition…

The National Democratic Party (NDP) government has been criticized for continuing to owe small vendors while going out of their way to find monies to pay out a 10 -year old airport bill under works done by family...

15 Oct 2014

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BREAKING NEWS: Kavarne Richards Arraigned For Trouble's Murder; He Was Alleged Getaway Driver

BREAKING NEWS:  Kavarne Richards Arraigned For Trouble's Murder; He Was Alleged Getaway Driver

  Kavarne Richards, 28 of Long Look appeared in court this afternoon charged with the May 2013 murder of Melbourne Francis known as Trouble where it was alleged that he was the getaway driver in the murder. According to the crown, the second accused, Andraes Norford, 23, who is being... Read more

LIAT Cancels Flight in Preparation for Gonzalo

LIAT Cancels Flight in Preparation for Gonzalo

The early morning 521 LIAT BVI flight was among the flights that were cancelled by the airline in response to Tropical Storm Gonzalo that is expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday. On October 12, the airline issued a travel advisory announcing the flight cancellations for today Monday October... Read more

Lions and Leo Clubs Pleased With Support 10th Special Games Received

Lions and Leo Clubs Pleased With Support 10th Special Games Received

The Lions and Leos Clubs of Tortola and Valley Sound are very appreciative of the community support that they received for their 10th Anniversary Special Needs Games. Lion Carvin Malone who is the two year Director and Advisor to Leo Club said that the clubs were pleased with the... Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical Storm & Hurricane Watch Issued For VI

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical Storm & Hurricane Watch Issued For VI

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM), disclosed this evening that a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch have been issued for the British Virgin Islands by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services. This evening Sunday October 12, DDM stated that a hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible... Read more

Man Pleads Guilty To Having Unlicensed Gun

Man Pleads Guilty To Having Unlicensed Gun

  Edmond Colaire pleaded guilty to keeping an unlicensed firearm at his Belmont Estate home when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo today Friday, October 10, 2014. Colaire who is without a lawyer was then placed on $40,000.00 bail signed surety and is to be sentenced on October... Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Two Charged For Melbourne Francis' Murder

BREAKING NEWS: Two Charged For Melbourne Francis' Murder

Two men have been charged in connection with the May 2013 murder of Melbourne Francis known as Trouble. Last evening Kavarne Richards, 28 of Long Look and Andraes Norford, 23, who is being held in St. Kitts were slapped with murder charges. Francis was fatally wounded on... Read more

Derwin Scatliffe attends an Exchange and Cooperation Program in Brazil

Derwin Scatliffe attends an Exchange and Cooperation Program in Brazil

The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) in conjunction with the Brazilian Olympic Committee / Olympic Solidarity has selected Mr. Derwin Scatliffe for the National Olympic Committee (NOC) Exchange and Cooperation Program – 2014 Brazilian School Youth Games (BSYG) in the city of Joao Pessoa – Paraiba State –... Read more

Gloria Fahie attends workshop on Voluntarism in St. Georges, Grenada

Gloria Fahie attends workshop on Voluntarism in St. Georges, Grenada

  The BVI Olympic Committee in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) and Toronto 2015 has selected Ms. Gloria Fahie for the upcoming workshop on Voluntarism in St. Georges, Grenada October 11th – 12th, 2014. The course will cover topics such as Organizational needs, Recruiting volunteer group... Read more

Crafts Alive Vendors Assured Of Business Under Pier Expansion

Crafts Alive Vendors Assured Of Business Under Pier Expansion

Vendors located at the Crafts Alive Village were assured yesterday that a system will be put in place to ensure that they benefit from the Cruise Pier expansion project. Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister of Communications and Works and Reece Penn of the newly formed Virgin Islands Transportation Alliance... Read more

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION TO HAND OVER FINANCIAL SERVICES TEXT TO H. LAVITY STOUTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION  TO HAND OVER FINANCIAL SERVICES TEXT TO H. LAVITY STOUTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

In keeping with its public education mandate, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) is pleased to announce the handover of its jointly commissioned textbook on financial services to the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).  The text entitled, “Offshore Financial Services: A BVI Text” was written... Read more

Hon. Christopher: Japanese Fish BVI Waters

Hon. Christopher: Japanese Fish BVI Waters

The BVI water is one of the richest, most fertile, and as such it was suggested that fishing should become one of the major economic industries in the  Territory. The suggestion was made by Second District Representative, and PEP Chairman, Hon. Alvin Christopher. Hon. Christopher announced that for years he... Read more

Men In Tiger's Murder Makes First High Court Appearance

Men In Tiger's Murder Makes First High Court Appearance

The three men charged in connection with the execution style killing of Allen 'Tiger' Hodge made their first court appearance on Tuesday October 7 before Justice Nicola Byer. The men who were recently committed to the High Court to stand trial before a jury for murder are Marcus Lloyd, 43,... Read more

UK Minister Sees Bright Future For Tourism; Lauds Cruise Pier Expansion

UK Minister Sees Bright Future For Tourism; Lauds Cruise Pier Expansion

  Mr. James Duddridge MP, the newly appointed United Kingdom Minister for the Overseas Territories after a two-day visit to the BVI and several meetings and an insight into the multimillion dollar cruise pier project expansion, believes the tourism future is bright for the BVI. Duddridge, Governor John Duncan and... Read more

Sherwin Fahie Gets Legal Aid Help

Sherwin Fahie Gets Legal Aid Help

Sherwin Fahie who is accused of gun butting another young man on Virgin Gorda (VG) has been successful in securing a lawyer through legal aid. Fahie who is on bail and is charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm, told the High Court yesterday that he was told... Read more

High School Students Warned Against Engaging In Cyber Bullying

High School Students Warned Against Engaging In Cyber Bullying

Students in the Virgin Islands were encouraged to stay away from posting negative videos of their peers such as fights. Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) Director Mr. Stacy Mather, speaking to high school students from across Tortola at a recent youth forum held at the Multipurpose Sports Complex, said... Read more

VG Attempted Murder Trial to Begin on Thursday

VG Attempted Murder Trial to Begin on Thursday

The case against Sherman Williams and Jevon Demming who are charged in connection with a 2012 shooting incident on Virgin Gorda will be the first matter to commence during the October criminal assizes. The defendants were arraigned in the High Court on October 7 before Madame Justice Nicola Byer.... Read more

New Party Criticizes Project Abandonment Practice

New Party Criticizes Project Abandonment Practice

The practice of an incoming government discontinuing major projects that were embarked on by a previous administration is not one that the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) supports, and the organization announced that they will not be adopting that policy if they are elected to office. Speaking on their... Read more

Hank’s Killers To Appeal To Judges To Throw Out Murder Conviction

Hank’s Killers To Appeal To Judges To Throw Out Murder Conviction

A panel of judges from the Appeal Court of the Eastern Caribbean will sit in the BVI in May, 2015 to hear among other cases the appeal involving murder convicts Yan Edwards and Allen Baptiste.  On Friday, October 3, the men appeared in court where it was agreed... Read more

Resident Submits School Complaint to Minister on Facebook

Resident Submits School Complaint to Minister on Facebook

A concern about the state of the basketball facility that is located at a school in Jost Van Dyke was communicated to Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn via facebook. The resident in the post that can be seen on the Minister’s facebook wall bemoaned the... Read more

Innocent Paying For The Guilty In Chikungunya Outbreak - Residents

Innocent Paying For The Guilty In Chikungunya Outbreak - Residents

A resident has blasted other residents for the current outbreak of Chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. "The innocent paying for the guilty. That is what's happening here," she stated last evening during a community meeting held at the East End/Long Look Community... 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

Young Girls Benefit From 'I'M A Lady' Se…

Young Girls Benefit From 'I'M A Lady' Seminar; Walwyn Says Women Run Things In Tortola

  Over 200 girls from fourth and fifth forms  assembled at U.P's Cineplex Ballroom yesterday October 16 to take part in a Follow The Movement and Rotary Club of... Read more

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Anegada Burglar…

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Anegada Burglary & Beating

Kenny Francis appeared in the High Court in relation to a 2012 incident on Anegada. Francis pleaded not guilty to burglary and inflicting grievous bodily harm. ... Read more

Resident Submits School Complaint to Min…

Resident Submits School Complaint to Minister on Facebook

A concern about the state of the basketball facility that is located at a school in Jost Van Dyke was communicated to Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron... Read more

New Party Criticizes Project Abandonment…

New Party Criticizes Project Abandonment Practice

The practice of an incoming government discontinuing major projects that were embarked on by a previous administration is not one that the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) supports, and the... 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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