FCO permanent under secretary visits VI

Sir Simon McDonald, the permanent under secretary and head of diplomatic service at the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth Office, is visiting the Virgin Islands from Thursday through Saturday.

VG Easter Festival to go on

The Virgin Gorda Easter Festival will be held from March 31 to April 2, Education and Culture Minister Myron Walwyn announced this week.

Cops: Two killed in drive-by shooting

Two men were killed early Saturday morning after being gunned down near the BVI Red Cross building in Road Town, police confirmed.

Immigration calls off home inspections

The Immigration Department has discontinued its practice of inspecting the homes of people seeking work permit renewals or job changes, according to Premier Dr. Orlando Smith.

Man dies in JVD car accident

A man died on Wednesday afternoon after a traffic collision on Jost Van Dyke, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton confirmed.

‘Scar’ gets 7 years for handgun

Vicardo “Scar” Farrell was given seven years in prison for firearm and ammunition offences on Friday — and he still faces a separate murder charge before High Court.

Still no disciplinary tribunal for lawyers

In late 2015, lawmakers passed the Legal Profession Act, which revamped the rules governing the territory’s legal practitioners.

School radio station presses on, despite mentor’s death

It’s 10 a.m. on Tuesday, and four current and former Elmore Stoutt High School students are gathered around a collection of laptops and microphones, ready for a regular morning broadcast.

Cops to enforce road rules

In the absence of any law that allows leniency after a hurricane, police are warning that motorists without a licence and insurance will be prosecuted.

The bedtime continues

Virgin Islands residents will likely be subject to yet another curfew, this one lasting until mid-December.