$100k offered for tips that solve murder

Police are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information about the death of Melbourne Francis, who was shot and killed on May 9 in East End.

First responders get training

More than 40 emergency responders, including fire and police officers, are better equipped to handle emergencies after a recent series of training sessions, officials said.

Trial begins in 2012 stabbing death

The Nov. 6, 2012 stabbing death of Tishawn Henley occurred after an argument with his half-brother Michael Jack about a car antenna, jurors heard Monday.

VI hosting women’s football tourney

The BVI Football Association is hosting the Caribbean Football Union Women’s under-20 Group 2 Tournament this week at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

Trash to be collected at some houses

The Department of Waste Management is embarking on a pilot project to introduce house-to-house garbage collection in some communities next month, according to Government Information Services.

Fruit fans flock to Mango Array

With competitions in bobbing for mangos, identifying varieties of mangoes, and eating mangos, this year’s Mango Array and Tropical Fruits Festival was designed to appeal to residents’ competitive nature.

Students tour Balsam Ghut prison

Class five students of the Willard Wheatley Primary School learned about life behind bars during a tour of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut last week.

Anegada fishing industry under review

Deputy Premier Dr. Kedrick Pickering met with fishermen on Anegada last Thursday to exchange ideas about strategies for the fishing industry on the sister island.

Youths clean up neighbourhood

They started at 5:30 a.m. Two hours later, they had collected nearly 100 bags of garbage.

Facilities discussed for Smugglers Cove

Judging by the crowd enjoying Smugglers Cove on the recent Whit Monday holiday, many Virgin Islands residents like the beach just the way it is.

Festival theme, slogan announced

“This year is going to be a good year: I could feel it,” Marvin Blyden said of the coming August Emancipation Festival during a Tuesday press conference.

EE yard contest heats up

Judges will assess yards in the Seventh and Eighth Districts Sunday for the “Deck Your Yard” contest.