Missing boater found dead

A body recovered Saturday morning from the ocean near the Pockwood Pond area was identified as missing boater Deshaun Bryan, police said.

Premier talks to UK House of Lords

In discussions with United Kingdom leaders last week, Premier Dr. Orlando Smith once again reiterated the main priorities for the Virgin Islands going forward in a post-Brexit world.

Premier talks with UK, Caricom

Premier Dr. Orlando Smith travelled to the United Kingdom this week to discuss Brexit with UK politicians and other overseas territory leaders, according to Government Information Services.

Man missing after boat flips

A man remained missing yesterday after a boat reportedly capsized in the Sir Francis Drake Channel on Tuesday evening, a Virgin Islands Search and Rescue member explained.

Premier paints rosy picture at midterm

Over the territory’s radio waves and on television Monday evening, Premier Dr. Orlando Smith outlined the government’s midterm report, highlighting his administration’s successes and hopes for the future.

Man facing gun charges in High Court

Kani Hazel appeared in High Court on Friday for a preparatory hearing into three charges relating to an alleged firearm incident last year.

Trinidad pair accused of cash crimes

Two friends from Trinidad allegedly attempted to smuggle thousands of dollars of cash out of the territory after a five-day visit.

Date for Miami flights bumped again

Last month, the Miami International Airport announced that BVI Airways would begin its long-promised direct flights between there and Tortola on July 22.

World sees another potent malware attack

Last week, the second international malware attack in less than two months threatened the security of computers around the globe.

BOSSS is in effect

The territory’s corporate services providers managed to implement the new Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System requirements without major hiccups by their Friday deadline, according to officials involved in the process.

VI sees two new cases of HIV

Two young people in the territory have tested positive for HIV this year, according to Government Information Services.

Student raises $1.2k for Humane Society

Twelve-year-old Cedar International School student Aiden Brydon traded visiting his grandparents in Canada this spring for selling raffle tickets at Rite Way Supermarket in Pasea.

Man gets 9 years for attempted murder

Matthew Hazel, who was found guilty of attempting to kill an off-duty police officer during a botched robbery in Road Town, was sentenced by Justice Nicola Byer on Monday to serve nine years for attempted murder, six years for unlawful possession of a firearm, and four years for attempted robbery, confirmed defence attorney Valerie Stephens-Gordon.

Premier details large no-bid contracts

During last week’s House of Assembly meeting, Premier Dr. Orlando Smith discussed nearly $8 million worth of government contracts that went untendered.

Business Briefs (April 13, 2017)

TRC tests Flow The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is conducting a survey to assist its regulation of Flow’s fixed broadband service.

What do you want?

“What do you want?” Mitch Turnbull (R-D2) asked a participant at HireBVI’s Friday workshop on applying for employment.

BVI Badge of Honour bestowed on three

Most everyone’s heard that no good deed goes unpunished, but last week three good Samaritans actually received a reward for their contributions to the community.