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January 21st, 2015
France boosts anti-terror strategy


France is to create 2,680 new jobs and boost spending by €425m (£325m; $490m) to bolster counter-terrorism efforts, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said.

December 20th, 2013
Allen Baptiste allegedly at centre of major disturbance at HMP – source

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, security officers at Her Majesty’s Prison are on high alert after an alleged “disturbing incident” at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) last evening, December 19, 2013. The incident reportedly led to the arrest and removal of convicted murderer Allen Baptiste who is serving a life sentence.

December 2nd, 2013
UPDATE: 12 & 7 yrs for Edwards & Simmonds Jr respectively

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Yan Edwards and Rodney Simmonds Jr were this morning, December 2, 2013 sentenced to several years in prison after they were found guilty of conspiring to murder Cornel Melbourne Francis.

November 25th, 2013
Students & parents fear retaliation from expelled ESHS students

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With seven students recently expelled from the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), there have now been fears of angry retaliation by some of the expelled (one name called) as parents and students said there have been talks in circles about plots to get at some teachers and students.

October 14th, 2013
7-stage canopy slide rides newest addition to VI tourism industry

JOHNSON'S GHUT, Tortola, VI – After persisting for almost three years, Mr John Shirley has finally seen one of his dreams come into fruition- a zip line that has outfitted the Virgin Islands with the opportunity to allow persons to have a magnificent aerial view of the territory's natural beauty.

August 13th, 2013
More senior police officers needed at public events – residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In the wake of the many fights and disorderly behaviour exhibited by some patrons at the recently concluded 2013 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival activities, a call has been made for the presence of more senior officers at such public events.

August 1st, 2013
14 fights reported at Festival Grounds Tuesday night!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was not exactly on the night of a full moon but whatever accounted for the many altercations that ensued at the Ira Oliver Skelton Festiville on July 30, 2013, the police are interested in hearing. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has even stepped up its presence at the village and has announced a no-tolerance stance for the breach of the peace.

June 29th, 2013
Edward Snowden & the limits of US power

By Dickson Igwe

On May 20, 2013, or thereabouts, 29 year old US citizen, National Security Agency contractor, and computer techie, Edward Snowden, willfully disappeared from the USA with a mind and laptop filled with state security secrets.

February 21st, 2013
HMP admonished to hire locally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola - Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn this morning, February 21, 2013 admonished that those conducting interviews to fill vacancies at Her Majesty Prison (HMP) to do everything possible to hire locally. "He who has ears let him ear," Hon. Walwyn stated emphatically.

January 11th, 2013
BVIHSA assures patients of security of health records

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Patients across the Territory are being assured of the security of their health records with the BVI Health Services Authority’s (BVIHSA) introduction of a ‘One card, One record’ Health Information System this week.


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