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September 20th, 2021
UPDATE: Man found dead @ Slaney identified as Trent Harrigan

SLANEY, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online can now confirm that the man found unresponsive and later pronounced dead on Sunday, September 19, 2021, has been identified as Trent Harrigan.

September 19th, 2021
Tropical Storm Peter influencing weather in VI- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Elevated levels of moisture and instability in the atmosphere associated with the movement of Tropical Storm Peter closer to the area will significantly increase the chances for shower and thunderstorm activity over and around the islands during the next 24 hours, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said today, September 19, 2021.

September 18th, 2021
Can BVI politicians fire our civil servants?

By Alred C. Frett

Not All We See Is All There Is: As always, this Truth is for the Youth because the Elders appear not to care about Facts and Today’s Drain on Tomorrow’s Supplies come from Entitlements and Retirements… Governments still make deals to pay Monies we do not possess for Work not being done and Politicians have so confused Privileges with Rights that the Authority of Visitors vastly outpaces the Rights of Local BV-Islanders.

September 18th, 2021
The CoI & entitled Virgin Islanders

By Dickson C. Igwe

The BVI Commission of Inquiry is a shock to a number of "highly Entitled" Virgin Islanders. One reason for some of the anger by a tiny number of people against the COI is the simple reality that the Commission has revealed that their perceptions of power and privilege are indeed flawed.

September 18th, 2021
VG Pilot Alister Pereira among 3 reportedly killed in helicopter crash

MONTICELLO, Georgia, USA – Virgin Gorda Pilot Alister Pereira is among three persons reportedly killed in a helicopter crash, after their vehicle went down at the national wildlife preserve in Middle Georgia, USA on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

September 18th, 2021
Pay up arrears by Oct 1, 2021 or face disconnection – W&SD Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Customers of the VI Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD) are being encouraged to settle outstanding arrears by October 1, 2021, to avoid the disconnection of their services.

September 14th, 2021
CoI must consider culture of VI regarding board appointments- Premier argues

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has argued that the internal process of selecting board members for appointment, as opposed to always advertising the position, is one that is the Culture of the VI rather than a process that is indicative of a lack of good governance.

September 14th, 2021
WP exemptions to end with divorce unless domestic violence involved- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said that persons who receive work permits by marriage will be able to keep their status after divorce once domestic violence is involved, otherwise, the exemption ends.

September 14th, 2021
We are not putting down speed bumps ‘willy-nilly’– Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) said when speed bumps are installed anywhere in the territory it is because there were requests for them.

September 14th, 2021
COVID-19 having physiological impacts on both teachers & students - Hon Flax-Charles

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) said despite the challenges that will come as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the new school year, persons must do their best to cope and has assured that Government will do what it can to meet the needs of both staff and students.

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