The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) office is faced with a staff shortage but its head has instituted a succession plan. In his 2012 annual report, DPP, Mr. Wayne Rajbansie said the office conti…
Officers of the Customs Department seized over six pounds of marijuana imported into the Territory via the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Assistant Commissioner for Enforcement, Mr. Clinton Romney said Her Majesty’s Customs’ K-9 Unit and Mobile Task Force Unit intercepted a quantity of plant matter that appeared... Read more
Prevention is better than cure, and in an effort to prevent the spread of Zika-- the mosquito borne virus that has been affecting the Caribbean a cleanup campaign aimed at ridding the sister island of Jost Van Dyke of waste and garbage that can breed mosquitoes will be carried... Read more
Employers are encouraged to give youths searching for summer employment a job; and he also admonished young job seekers to take opportunities that are presented to them. Hon. Smith said: “Many of the territory's young people will be searching for summer jobs or entering the job market over... Read more
Newly appointed Complaints Commissioner Mrs. Sheila Brathwaite has assured public servants that her office is not the enemy. At a press conference held today at the office on Main Street, she told members of the media that she will be able to use her years of experience... Read more
Residents and visitors were urged to celebrate this year's 61st Emancipation celebrations with fun and respect. "As we celebrate Festival 2015, please remember our forefathers and the legacy that they have left us. Let us continue to celebrate the freedoms that we have gained; understanding that those before... Read more
Surrounded by relatives, friends, well wishers and members of the Rotary family of the Virgin Islands, Mrs. Jeanette Scatliffe-Boynes took the oath of office as President of the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town along with a new board. During a gala installation dinner that included colorful entertainment pieces... Read more
Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn said that the Territory should consider this period of managing its affair as a learning process; and training should the day arrive when the Virgin Islands would be required to step away from the mother country—United Kingdom. During his remarks at... Read more
The Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) graduated 178 students yesterday as Fifth Formers for the last time as the extra school year will fully be into effect come next year.
During the ceremony held at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex, graduates were showered with encouraging words especially from... Read more
“I would like us to move forward with our alternative energy drive,” At Large Representative, Hon. Archibald Christian announced at the House of Assembly sitting that was held on June 23.
The need for alternative energy is highlighted by fluctuating oil prices and growing concerns for the global environment.... Read more
Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith said while he understands that the people of the BVI have high expectations of his government, he would like to caution them.
"As we go forward it will not be business as usual, with that overwhelming vote of confidence we... Read more
The long standing issue of BVI bands who face a hassle and sometimes being barred from performing in the neighbouring USVI, was brought to the forefront on Tuesday.
The Territory's Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron Walwyn said he used the opportunity following the First... Read more
In his brief remarks during the First Sitting of the First Session of the Third House of Assembly yesterday, Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), painted a gloomy picture of the conditions of some residents. At the sitting held at the Multi Purpose... Read more
All the Members of the House of Assembly, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be sworn in at a swearing in ceremony scheduled to take place today.
The First Sitting of the First Session of the Third House of Assembly, starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Multi-purpose Sports... Read more
Premier and Finance Minister Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith has called on persons to make a will to avoid any trouble with their families when they would have passed on.
"In the last week or so I've been contacted by a few people who are having problems settling their family... Read more
President of the Family Support Network, Judith Charles announced that the Family Support Network has seen an increase in the number of persons needing assistance, particularly male domestic abuse victims. During an television interview Ms. Charles announced that men are showing interest in the FSN, and have been... Read more
The Virgin Islands Party Congress will be electing a new Executive Committee in August. In a press release that was issued to the media on Sunday, President of the Party Carvin Malone explained that the August date was selected after analysis of the general election results; and given the... Read more
There will be six talented and intelligent young beauties vying for this year's Miss BVI crown. They were presented to the public on Friday evening at Village Cay Marina Inn. The contestants are Ciara Christian, contestant #1; Adorya Baly, contestant #2; Michelle Parsons, contestant #3; Ashellica Fahie,... Read more
Persons from different sections of the society turned out in numbers on Saturday evening to support young Jaleel Cameron Fundraising event at the Eileene Parsons Auditorium. The event which was in the form of a concert, saw several persons donating monies towards the cause which is to purchase... Read more
The Family Support Network (FSN) turned to the community for assistance in filling its pantry which provides food for many families in the BVI.
The call for help was made on social media by a Representative of the Organization. In making the call for donation it was announced that from... Read more
The European Union (EU) has blacklisted the British Virgin Islands and several other countries.
The EU has published a list of 30 offending tax havens that includes well-known off shore financial centres such as the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Guernsey, but other jurisdictions that are commonly labelled as... Read more