Andrew Fahie Trial

Next steps unclear in Fahie drug case

Two weeks after a Miami jury found former premier Andrew Fahie guilty of a cocaine trafficking conspiracy, his future remains uncertain as attorneys spar over whether the court should investigate questions that arose shortly after the unanimous verdict against him. Judge Kathleen Williams, who presided...

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Jost Van Dyke back on the power grid

Jost Van Dyke has been reconnected to the BVI Electricity Corporation electrical grid after the repair of an undersea cable that had been damaged at least since September, officials said Friday. “We made one of the required joints in the subsea-cable [last Thursday] and a...

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11 kids among 34 migrants captured at Cooper

Eleven children younger than 6 were among 34 migrants apprehended on Feb. 14 and 15 on Cooper Island and in nearby waters, according to police and immigration officials. Police initially announced the incident on Feb. 15, stating in a short press release that a vessel...

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VI surfers to compete in Puerto Rico

After the hasty formation of the territory’s first national surfing organisation, three Virgin Islands surfers are headed to Puerto Rico today for a contest that could give them a shot at the 2024 Olympics. The 2024 International Surfing Association World Surfing Games in Arecibo —...

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Man dies after entering tank on a barge

A man died after entering a tank on a barge near Pockwood Pond and losing consciousness, police said Saturday morning. Two other males who entered the tank to rescue him also lost consciousness during the incident, which occurred shortly after 9 a.m., according to a...

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Desk drill tests oil-spill response

What would happen in the event of a major marine disaster requiring a search-and-rescue response and an oil spill clean-up in the territory’s waters? That question was posed to 22 public officers and other partners who attended a recent training and tabletop exercise designed to...

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BFEC wins first round of debate competition

Bregado Flax Educational Centre emerged victorious in the preliminary round of the 2024 Inter-Secondary School Debates on Friday at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre Activity Hall, government announced. The semi-finals will follow on Feb. 28-29, featuring the three winning teams from...

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KPMG to carry out airport biz case after submitting lowest bid

KPMG (BVI) Ltd. will carry out the business case slated to guide the way forward for the long-delayed expansion of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, the BVI Airports Authority announced Feb. 12. The firm — which is the Virgin Islands branch of the global...

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After Rutley visit, premier ‘confident’ on reforms

Nearly half an hour late to the press conference he called on Friday morning, Premier Dr. Natalio “Sowande” Wheatley stepped into the multimedia room on the first floor of his office building with Communications Director Karia Christopher on his heels. He made it three steps...