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May 13th, 2019
VI accounts reportedly affected in FirstBank 'security breach'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With reports that the FirstBank branch in neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI) has been cancelling debit cards of account holders, following an external security breach, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) understands that some accounts in the Virgin Islands (BVI) have also been affected.

December 1st, 2018
Poor Governance and Jack the Investor

By Dickson C. Igwe

Investors place their nest egg where there is stability, safety, security, transparency, and predictability. Good governance is critical to Jack the Investor.

July 12th, 2017
‘It must be the money’ - Hon Fahie on BVI Airways flight hiccups

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is very positive that one of the main challenges the Territory’s flag carrier, BVI Airways, is experiencing and which is hampering their efforts at direct flights from Miami, USA to Beef Island, Virgin Islands is the want of more money, but from who remains the big question.

March 17th, 2017
The declining Virgin Islands moral culture

Dickson Igwe

The callous murders of Kendoy Penn, Nickeria Smith, Alston Penn and Ashburn A. Dawson point to a community that has compromised its moral culture. The question is asked: has the Virgin Islands sold its soul to Mammon?

November 8th, 2016
God is the axis of the VI

Lorna M. George

While a student at Tuskegee University in Alabama USA, one morning I was sitting at the table in the cafeteria with some young men from the other Caribbean islands having breakfast. A young Jamaican man beaming with pride declared that Jamaica is the axis of the Caribbean. Without missing a beat, I shouted back, “Jamaica may be the axis of the other Caribbean islands, but God is the axis to the [British] Virgin Islands.”

September 8th, 2013
UPDATE: Get Long Look youth involved in activities of discipline- Brian B. Gomes

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Getting youths involved in activities of discipline has been recommended as one of several ways to effect the change needed for youths of Long Look. According to a concerned person, Mr Brian B. Gomes, this can be started through the East End/Long Look Festival and Fairs Committee, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP).

April 22nd, 2013
‘We are too addicted to money’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the 3D Show Doug Wheatley has suggested that members of the Virgin Islands (VI) community are too addicted to money.

June 15th, 2012
CGB man found with $136K to stand trial July 11

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Cane Garden Bay resident, who was caught with $136,620 by officers in January 2012, is expected to stand trial in the Magistrate’s Court on July 11, 2012.

April 24th, 2012
New Music Fest Committee pledges transparency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The new Cane Garden Bay Music Festival Committee has committed financial transparency and promised to deliver their financial report to the Premier within 60 days after the event.

March 7th, 2012
Hodge had no idea over $400K was in her home, court heard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sasha Hodge, who allegedly had $427,313 in cash at her Towers home, when interviewed by police denied knowing the money was there.

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