Territory promotes mental health

Government officials have designated May as “Mental Health Month,” and plan a series of presentations and outreach events to generate community awareness of the issue.

Man pleads guilty to smashing ATM screen

Matthew Hart, 34, of Road Town, pleaded guilty to criminal damage Friday, after smashing the screen of an ATM at the Road Town Banco Popular branch Wednesday night.

Residents speak out against child abuse

Blue was a popular colour on Friday, as the staff of the Social Development Department took to the streets to tie ribbons on vehicles and residents.

Customs warehouse, bakery burglarised

A warehouse near the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport used by Her Majesty’s Customs was burglarised Sunday evening or Monday morning, police and customs officials said.

Criminal assizes opens in High Court

The May criminal assizes officially opened in High Court Tuesday, though some defendants were apparently informed by court officials that the session would begin next week.

Holding the fort

Once upon a time, English soldiers defended Tortola against invading sailors from atop Fort Purcell.

Youth rally slated for this weekend

On Saturday at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall, young people from around the territory will hear from former gang members about the harsh realities of gang life.

NY woman charged in coke case

A New York woman was arrested on April 27 after allegedly being found with about two kilograms of cocaine at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

School hosts tea party

The St. George’s Secondary School was transformed to look like a garden on Saturday.

NRL ministry gets new PS

Governor Boyd McCleary has approved the appointment of Ronald Smith-Berkeley as the new permanent secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour.

Man shot in Long Bush Friday

A male was shot in both legs early Friday morning, when shots were fired near the Long Bush basketball court, police said today.

Seniors’ month kicks off

More than 100 seniors from around the territory gathered at the East End/Look Community Centre on Monday for the opening ceremony of Senior Citizens Month 2011.

Rebuilding the past

Crumbling old bricks overgrown with bush can be seen so commonly around the Virgin Islands that at times,

Ombudsman: Electricity programme unfair

If you’ve never heard of government’s 20-year-old programme to help fund new connections to the territory’s electricity grid, you’re not alone.