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Security Guard Granted $80K Over Drugs In Dummy Stereo

Security Guard Granted $80K Over Drugs In Dummy Stereo

A security guard at the Peebles hospital and a garbage truck driver, Leshaughn Smith was on Friday evening granted $80,000 bail over allegations that he imported cannabis into the Territory in a dummy stereo. Smith, 23, a...

30 Mar 2015

Teachers Are Charged With Heavy Lifting -Walwyn As Teachers Are Recognized

Teachers Are Charged With Heavy Lifting -Walwyn As Teachers Are Recognized

The importance of teachers in the lives of students were underscored over the weekend at the annual cocktail reception and recognition ceremony 'VI Stars In Education'. The event which was held at Maria's By The Sea, is geared...

30 Mar 2015

Student Hands Over $7,000 Cheque Donation To Hospital

Student Hands Over $7,000 Cheque Donation To Hospital

The ten year old student of St. George's Primary School who sold water to help raise monies for the new Peebles hospital, delivered on his promise by handing over a $7,000 cheque to hospital officials yesterday. Jaleel Cameron,...

27 Mar 2015

Poor Response Continues to Plague Minimum Wage Consultations

Poor Response Continues to Plague Minimum Wage Consultations

On March 31, the last of a series of consultations, that were organized to garner the views of the public in relations to the proposed minimum wage increase will be held; and Premier Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando...

27 Mar 2015

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HOA Just Goes On And On and On--Henry Says

HOA Just Goes On And On and On--Henry Says

Talk show host Sam Henry announced that the public is not often enthused about tuning into the House of Assembly sittings, because they take too long, and the legislators are sometimes repetitive. During his March 15 Speak Your Mind program Henry listed a number of things that he says makes... Read more

Carlisle House Are ESHS Cheerleading Champs

Carlisle House Are ESHS Cheerleading Champs

The Multi Purpose Sports Complex came alive last evening as the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) four houses squared off during a massive cheerleading competition. However, in the end Carlisle House came out as the winners. Carlisle won with 249 point, coming in second position was Flemming House... Read more

It Is Not True That I Wrote To Lease Any Property-Fraser

It Is Not True That I Wrote To Lease Any Property-Fraser

Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser and VIP chairman has denied allegations levied against him in the House of Assembly by Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister of Communications and Works. Last week, Minister Vanterpool claimed that as Minister Fraser agreed to pay brother, Earl Fraser for land owned by government.... Read more

HOA Hears that Resident Caused Traffic by Urinating on Highway

HOA Hears that Resident Caused Traffic by Urinating on Highway

  Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn told the House of Assembly that he observed someone obstructing traffic by urinating on the highway. The Minister on March 24 during the contribution to the debate on “Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund Act, 2015” announced: “We have a... Read more

Ground Break For BVIEC Phase V Power Development Plan

 Ground Break For BVIEC Phase V Power Development Plan

The government yesterday broke ground for the commencement of the Phase V of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Power Development Plan. At the event which was held at Pockwood Pond, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister of Communications and Works said this Phase V Development Programme is indeed a game-changer.... Read more

Some Young People Can't Pay Rent But Can Find $$ To Buy Guns-Minister Skelton

Some Young People Can't Pay Rent But Can Find $$ To Buy Guns-Minister Skelton

The access young people have to guns has to be tackled from the root and imposing a law will not solve the issue, according to Hon. Ronnie Skelton, Minister of Health and Social Development. Speaking yesterday, March 23, during the debate of the Firearm and Air Guns (Amendment)... Read more

Senior Medication Charge Was an Error —Health Minister Says

Senior Medication Charge Was an Error —Health Minister Says

Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton confirmed that there were no changes to the fee structures at the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), and that the recent billing of seniors for medication was caused by a glitch in the system of the BVIHSA. Hon. Skelton... Read more

Marijuana Talks Will Happen In Near Future- VIP

Marijuana Talks Will Happen In Near Future- VIP

The main opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) said its inevitable for the community of the Virgin Islands to start a serious discussion on the issue of whether to legalize or not to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. A caller to the VIP Let's Talk radio programme sought... Read more

Talk Show Host Makes Gun Control Prediction

Talk Show Host Makes Gun Control Prediction

  The House of Assembly resumes on March 22, and one of the matters to be addressed is the long awaited gun control Bill. The gun control legislation is one of the most requested, recently promised; and is listed on the order paper of fifth sitting of the fourth Session of the... Read more

DEYA ERICKSON SMASHES 9-YEAR OLD BVI 100M HURDLES NATIONAL RECORD

DEYA ERICKSON SMASHES 9-YEAR OLD BVI 100M HURDLES NATIONAL RECORD

  Deya Erickson kept the National Record tear that began on Jan 23 alive for a ninth successive week in a season unlike any other season in BVI Athletics Association’s 44-year history, during a busy weekend of competition for British Virgin Islands athletes, with meets in Florida, North Carolina, Texas,... Read more

Buy BVI Trade Show Opens With Over 50 Vendors

Buy BVI Trade Show Opens With Over 50 Vendors

The annual BVI Chambers of Commerce (BVICCHA) Buy BVI Trade Show, got off to a good start yesterday at the Multi Purpose Sports where local businesses are engaged in a friendly competition. Speaking at the opening ceremony for the two day event, Louis Potter, Chairman of the BVICCHA, the chamber... Read more

Uniform Change Proposed for Prison

Uniform Change Proposed for Prison

  Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison, Mr David Foot announced that there are plans to change the uniform of the prison staff. In pursuit of the uniform change, the Superintendent explained that there are plans to submit a proposal to Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn who also has the portfolio for... Read more

Fraser Blasts Gov't Over $6.5M Payout To OC; What Happened To Others?

Fraser Blasts Gov't Over $6.5M Payout To OC; What Happened To Others?

  The National Democratic Party (NDP) administration was blasted yesterday afternoon in the House of Assembly for making the sacrifice of paying out Ocean Conversation (OC) $6.5M in a judgment rather than appealing it. The incident relates to the fallout between government and OC back in 2010. During the debate... Read more

Marlon Penn Refuses To Vote On Gov't Motion On Land Acquisition From EE Resident

Marlon Penn Refuses To Vote On Gov't Motion On Land Acquisition From EE Resident

  Hon. Marlon Penn, Eighth District Representative and government member,  joined three Opposition Members last evening in the House Assembly when he abstained from voting on a Motion which allows government to pursue the compulsory acquisition of land in the East End/Long Look area for a sewerage pumping station. The... Read more

Workers Shouldn’t be Forced to Share Tips---Donald DeCastro

Workers Shouldn’t be Forced to Share Tips---Donald DeCastro

  The tip-pooling practice of various hospitality companies was criticized at a public meeting that was held on March 18 to discuss the minimum wage. The issue of the sharing of tips was mentioned at the meeting. Mr. Donald DeCastro who is also the President of the Virgin Islands Workers Union raised... Read more

Nobody Will Make me Feel Ashamed of my Past—Hon. Fahie

Nobody Will Make me Feel Ashamed of my Past—Hon. Fahie

  “Nobody will make me feel shame of a past, and nobody gon hold me back from my future trying to tie me to my past,” Opposition member and First District Representative, Hon. Andrew Fahie declared on March 18 during the VIP Let’s Talk radio program. Hon. Fahie’s comment was in response... Read more

Legislators To Debate Firearm Bill On Friday; Proposes Prison Term Up To 20 Years

Legislators To Debate Firearm Bill On Friday; Proposes Prison Term Up To 20 Years

  Just under a week after tabling the Firearm and Air Guns (Amendment) Act, 2015, legislators will return to the House of Assembly on Friday to debate the proposed bill. The bill was tabled by Premier Hon.Dr. Orlando Smith on March 12. The proposed bill is expected to tough on... Read more

Fitness Challenge Kicks Off

Fitness Challenge Kicks Off

Residents turned out yesterday to take part in the Ministry of Health and Social Development Fitness Movement Challenge. The challenge kicked started with a walk from the Central Administration Building to ZBVI and back. Programme Coordinator, Mr. Jason Rubaine has appealed for maximum participation in the 10,000 step programme... Read more

Man Admits to Stealing Cellphone

Man Admits to Stealing Cellphone

An electrician has pleaded guilty to stealing a customer cellphone at a supermarket in East End. Glenville Richards, 39, appeared before the Magistrate's court yesterday afternoon unrepresented where he pleaded guilty to theft involving a samsung galaxy s4 worth $530 belonging to Marcus James. On November... Read more

I am Happy You Are Now Off The Gov't Roads- Trade Department Heads Tells Vendors

I am Happy You Are Now Off The Gov't Roads- Trade Department Heads Tells Vendors

Vendors and farmers are now placed in a controlled environment as the government reopens the Market Square in Road Town. It is part of efforts to address the issue were many vendors are popping up on the public road sidewalks in Road Town. On Friday afternoon, a... Read more

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Tourist Board Complains About Being Sadd…

Tourist Board Complains About Being Saddled with Event Bills

  Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB), Sharon Flax-Mars informed Legislators that certain events are not the sole responsibility of the BVI Tourist Board, and as such she announced that... Read more

Teachers Are Charged With Heavy Lifting …

Teachers Are Charged With Heavy Lifting -Walwyn As Teachers Are Recognized

The importance of teachers in the lives of students were underscored over the weekend at the annual cocktail reception and recognition ceremony 'VI Stars In Education'. The event... Read more

Security Guard Granted $80K Over Drugs I…

Security Guard Granted $80K Over Drugs In Dummy Stereo

A security guard at the Peebles hospital and a garbage truck driver, Leshaughn Smith was on Friday evening granted $80,000 bail over allegations that he imported cannabis into... Read more

End of March Launch for Apprentice Progr…

End of March Launch for Apprentice Programme

  Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn announced that the Ministry’s Apprentice Programme will be launched with a Job Fair on 30th March 2015. Prior to the... Read more

Are You Worried? -Fraser Asks Walwyn As …

Are You Worried? -Fraser Asks Walwyn As Scathing Attack Is Launched

Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) wanted know if government minister Hon. Myron Walwyn is so afraid of losing his seat in office that he... 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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