ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Convicted rapist, Ikeido Thomas of Sea Cows Bay, in addressing the High Court during his trial today December 12, 2013 said he was not in his right mind and was mostly under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - To end the “16 days of Activism against Violence” on December 10, 2013 the Ministry of Health and Social Development, through the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Determined to ensure that they get their deserved benefits after being sacked by Yates Associates Constructions Co. Ltd., a number of former employees say they are leading a delegation to the Labour Department today, Thursday December 12, 2013.
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Former owner and Managing Director of Tola Mitsubishi, Mr Bruce Wong said selling the motor company was a personal decision to take him into retirement but foremost was to ensure the jobs of his staff were secured and that the company stays in the hands of a local.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shakeem Smith, 20, of Fat Hogs Bay was sentenced to nine years in prison by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on several counts of burglary last Friday, December 6, 2013.
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Where do people go for the best lobster in the Caribbean? The Virgin Islands (VI) is still the place! Our beautiful archipelago is where globetrotters and international food lovers have discovered the most tasty, succulent catch of the sea: the Anegada spiny lobster!
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – LIME BVI customers are outraged at being left without landline and internet services for their homes and business in Jost Van Dyke (JVD) over the past few days and have expressed concerns that LIME BVI may not be doing enough to remedy the situation in a timely manner.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- If you needed to see that person you haven’t seen in a long time or to get a light word in to some of the leading stakeholders in society, including Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith and Governor William B. McCleary, then the place to be was at The Moorings where the BVI Financial Services Commission (BVIFSC) annual Christmas social was held on December 10, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Luis Ramon Sprauve, 41, of Lower Estate pleaded guilty to charges of assisting another with retaining the benefits of criminal conduct yesterday, December 10, 2013 at the Magistrate's Court.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Athletics Association is gearing up for its 5th Athletes Awards Gala, on December 27, 2013, where its partner Sol will present the 2013 Athletes of the Year Awards in Youth, Junior and Senior divisions as well as the new Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A smashed rear window was what greeted Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Acting Principal Wade W. Tobin when he returned to his vehicle which was parked behind the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex building in Road Town earlier today, December 10, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Taxi Association (BVITA) has reportedly been getting a favourable response to its recently introduced customers' cards.
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Celebrity hair and makeup artist Phillip Krane Bernier is on a mission to give back and has promised to share the wealth of information that he has acquired over the years as a fashion industry professional with locals who are interested.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While most of the World including the Heads of Governments of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will be represented at the once in a life time event of the memorial service and funeral of the International freedom fighter and former South African President Nelson R. Mandela, the Virgin Islands will be absent.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Magistrate’s Court of the Virgin Islands is now polished with the positioning of a new magistrate in the person of Magistrate Velon John who, from the onset of this working in the VI, has made it emphatically clear that “justice delayed is justice denied”, which does not make him very fond of granting adjournments.
OES Dispatch from St. Martin – The implications of the ruling of September 23 by the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic, stripping citizenship from the offspring of non-resident Haitians born in the Dominican Republic (DR), where nationality is conferred “jus soli,” by place of birth, are only beginning to be understood by the international community.
The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed after being purged for "acts of treachery", state media say.
An American ex-FBI agent believed to have been held in Iran for the last seven years was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission, the Associated Press news agency reports.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Reports given by Government in the House of Assembly on the reserve fund in the past few sittings have caused Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser, RA, to have raised eyebrow as to Government’s motives and trend of reporting.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Damion Scatliffe, 22, found himself the recipient of an unusual brand of punishment from the local courts when he was ordered, among other things, to clean the Road Town Police Station after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of cannabis.
SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI - On a cold, wet and windy Sunday night on the Virgin Gorda Recreation ground, both Islanders and Sugar Boys claimed a spot in next Sunday’s Wendol Williams Cup Final, which is a repeat of last years game, with contrasting wins against tough oppositions.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, VI- Having already won the first two legs of the V.I. Triple Tiara Divas Classic, Stephen Got Better seemed poised for a clean sweep but it was not to be as the horse failed to finish while Mae Ruler took the unexpected victory at Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack in St Thomas, USVI on Sunday December 8, 2013.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online indicates that rising speedster Leave it to Bern has been diagnosed as having a broken leg and is expected to be 'put down' soon.
GEORGES NORTH SIDE, Tortola, VI - The body of one of the men who were swept out to sea yesterday, December 8, 2013 during a fishing expedition has reportedly washed ashore near Georges North Side today, December 9, 2013.
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Eclipse Hair Salon and Spa/Barber Shop emerged with full bragging rights by placing first in two of five categories at the first ever Style BVI Hair & Beauty Expo last evening December 8, 2013 at the Paragon Conference and Entertainment Centre in Fish Bay.
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"No matter whatever happens now to try and rehabilitate what are self evidently racist prosecutions, a very large segment of the community will now never accept any convictions of the (British) SIPT (Special Investigation and Prosecution Team), particularly in a judge alone trial, as being the reflection of a fair or reasonable judicial process."
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – “That’s one problem we have with leadership, making decisions, the decisions must be informed. If it’s an uninformed decision you would find yourself going back and forth,” said Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser, RA stated at a community feedback meeting held at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre on Friday December 5, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Members of the recently elected BVI Taxi Association (BVITA) have acknowledged that they are in competition with several other taxi associations across Tortola but, according to BVITA Executive Member Mr Julio ‘Sam’ Henry they are more keen on filling existing voids that exist in the industry.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chris Ghiorse and Gillian Howe were crowned Steelman Champions for the men and women’s categories respectively on Saturday December 7, 2013 at the BVI Triathlon Federation's closing event of the season on Beef Island.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Long Trench Chorale took home the big prize of one thousand dollars and a trophy at the Grand Clash of the Carolers staged last evening, December 7, 2013 at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Gersham Browne, 23, a US citizen who lives in West End, pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of a controlled drug when he appeared before Magistrate Velon John at the Magistrate’s Court on Friday December 6, 2013.
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