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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...

22 Oct 2014

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...

22 Oct 2014

More Training For Locals To Fill Entry Level Jobs

More Training For Locals To Fill Entry Level Jobs

  A three-day workshop commenced yesterday for youth as efforts continue to train young locals to be positioned to fill entry level jobs in the Territory.  The Ministry of Education and Culture through its Youth Employment Services (YES) Programme launched...

22 Oct 2014

De Castro Still Wants USVI Name Change

De Castro Still Wants USVI Name Change

On Monday at press conference after raising the issue of Territorial names with a United States Virgin Islands (USVI) delegation, talk show host Mr. Donald De Castro walked out of the press conference after someone...

22 Oct 2014

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This School Will Not Be Used To Baby Sit Students- Walwyn As New Technical School Opens

This School Will Not Be Used To Baby Sit Students- Walwyn As New Technical School Opens

The new Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies in Baughers Bay officially opened today October 21 and Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture said it will not be used to baby sit students. "This institution is a technical high school and not just a trade... Read more

Call Us- Police On Domestic Violence

Call Us- Police On Domestic Violence

Members of the community are being encouraged to report any form of domestic abuse whether they have witnessed or suspected that it is taking place in a home. Detective Sergeant, Kendol Bobb, addressing a Domestic Violence Awareness Forum over the weekend at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, said that... Read more

Licensure Rule Will Determine Who Wants To Stay In The System-Education Minister

Licensure Rule Will Determine Who Wants To Stay In The System-Education Minister

Teachers will be able to better determined whether they want to stay in the education system under the new rules that all principals and teachers in the Territory must be licensed, with immediate focus on principals. Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture at a recent public... Read more

Cancer Society Mulls Ultrasound Financing

Cancer Society Mulls Ultrasound Financing

In the very near future the BVI Cancer Society will be examining the feasibility of financing sonograms in recommended cases from a certified physician. The announcement was made Society’s 2013 report that was laid on the table of a recent House of Assembly sitting. The American Cancer Society... Read more

BVI to Host Discussion on Big Issues in November

BVI to Host Discussion on Big Issues in November

In November, the British Virgin Islands will host the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference (CRCA), an initiative that was organized to assist corporations in the fight against money laundering. Issues such as FATCA, hacking, Whistle Blowing, Anti-bribery, Corruption, and National Risk Assessment are expected to be discussed at this... Read more

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 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 Road Town's 'I'M A Lady' seminar. The students during an interactive sessions were divided into groups where several areas... Read more

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 at the Robinson O'Neal Memorial Primary School in North Sound... Read more

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 Settlement on Anegada, he entered the dwelling of Marcus Huggins... Read more

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 members of the party. This is alleged by Hon. Andrew... Read more

Hurricane Warning Discontinued, Storm Warning in Effect

Hurricane Warning Discontinued, Storm Warning in Effect

  The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced that the hurricane warning that was in effect for the British Virgin Islands has been discontinued and a tropical storm warning is now in effect. According to the DDM, a tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within... Read more

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

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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

UK Aware of Police Petition and Port Pro…

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... Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Demming & Williams Guilty…

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... Read more

This School Will Not Be Used To Baby Sit…

This School Will Not Be Used To Baby Sit Students- Walwyn As New Technical School Opens

The new Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies in Baughers Bay officially opened today October 21 and Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture said it will... 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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