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Two charged as police seize gun, cocaine in separate searches
A man and a woman have been charged while another person was arrested in connection to respective gun and drug seizures at the weekend.
Charged with ‘keeping an unlicensed firearm’ is 41-year-old Dwight Callwood and 22-year-old Pia King, both of Butu Mountain.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s (RVIPF) Special Investigations Team recovered the weapon while executing a search warrant at a home in Butu Mountain Friday afternoon.
“A second search carried out in the Cane Garden Bay today (Saturday, March 6) yielded a large quantity of cocaine. One person is in custody in the relation to this seizure,” the RVIPF reported.
Investigations are ongoing in these matters, police said.
'I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved': Democratic lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin trial with tears, hugs
"Someone said it better than me: I'm not celebrating. I'm relieved," Rep. Maxine Waters of California said on Tuesday.
The UK is considering a new 'Britcoin' digital currency
The UK has become the latest country to look into the potential of having a central bank-backed digital currency, following similar moves by China and Sweden.
Mark Collins appointed as BVI's new police commissioner
Mr. Mark Collins QPM formally took up the post of Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on April 19 following a brief swearing in ceremony at Government ...
Persons can no longer qualify for work permit exemptions through years of service- policy under review, says minister of labor
Minister for Natural Resources, Labor and Immigration Honorable Vincent Wheatley has addressed what he said is persons who have been misinterpreting the work permit exemption a...
US Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Convicted Of George Floyd's Murder
A jury deliberated less than 11 hours before finding the 45-year-old Chauvin guilty of all three charges against him -- second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Wharf to be named after the late Omar Wallace Hodge
The old fisherman’s wharf at Baugher’s Bay is slated to be named after the late Omar Wallace Hodge.
Stony coral tissue loss disease found at 33 dive sites
Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent Wheatley said the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) has had a devastating impact on the Territory...
Joe's hill housing development to be ready ahead of schedule
The Joe’s Hill Housing Development is scheduled to remain on budget and be completed 13 months ahead of schedule.
BVI joins virtual elections observation mission
Supervisor of Elections Ms. Scherrie Griffin represented the Caribbean as part of a virtual observation mission for the Cayman Islands General Elections held April 14.
House of assembly resumes after members test negative for covid-19 virus
Members of the House of Assembly have been tested negative for the COVID–19 virus after attending a funeral in March.
Sunday Times apologises for appearing to trivialise Prince Philip racism
Front-page story referred to duke’s racist ‘gaffes’ and suggested ‘secretly we rather enjoyed them’
Lack of confidentiality by police a hindrance to crime solving- caller
A male caller to NDP Radio aired on ZBVI 780 AM last night, April 19, 2021, wants the government to review its policy on child discipline because he believes the lack of discipl...
Gov’t in talks to bring medical schools to VI- Premier
A number of international medical schools have an interest in opening campuses in the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) disclosed du...
Undercover officers 'encouraged to sleep with activists'
Senior police officers "encouraged or tolerated" undercover officers having sexual relationships with activists they were sent to spy on, a tribunal has heard.
UN group ‘categorically rejects & condemns' UK race disparities report
United Nations (UN) experts have condemned the highly controversial United Kingdom (UK) Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report and have called on the UK Prime Minister...
George Floyd death: Ex-police officer Chauvin found guilty of murder
Chauvin was convicted all of three charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
In September of 2003, Bermuda was hit by Hurricane Fabian. In its aftermath, we were left with death and destruction that we had never experienced in generations. Islandwide, en...
Youth allegedly admits on video to breaking into Yo Mama Kitchen
A video has been circulating of a young male allegedly confessing to breaking into Yo Mama Kitchen.
Paraquita Bay shooter 'not deserving of our trust & protection'- Premier Fahie
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie has condemned the recent crimes and killings in the territory, an issue compounded with the latest fata...
Businesses in good standing will pay less to import goods
Businesses in good standing with the government will be allowed to import goods in the territory at cheaper rates.
Sworn in! New top cop takes aim at serious and organised crime
Entering with a wealth of experience, the territory’s new Commissioner of Police, Mark Collins has been hailed as a ‘benefit to the overall security and safety of the territory’.
Policy coming to fast-track select trade licenses within 3 days
Premier Andrew Fahie has announced that the government is exploring a policy that would allow some trade licenses to be approved within a maximum of three days.
Police release name of BVI’s latest murder victim
Police have released the name of the woman who was killed during an armed robbery Sunday night, April 18.
Oversaturated USVI waters could benefit the BVI
Now that a local seaport is open to international traffic, there’s at least one positive sign the BVI’s marine industry will rebound — news that US Virgin Islands (USVI) waters ...
We’re compliant! Gov’t submits nearly 4K documents to COI already
In an effort to fully comply with the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI), Premier Andrew Fahie said his government has already disclosed nearly 4,000 official documents to the ...
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