PREMIER WHEATLEY AMONG CULTURAL THURSDAY PERFORMERS

Featuring a Love-themed of poems and songs at the monthly event, Cultural Thursdays in Carrot Bay has adopted a theme of love, as this week’s event takes place on the day after Valentine’s Day (15th February). Premier and poet, Dr Natalio Wheatley is slated to be among performers that will deliver renditions of poetry and … Continued

H. LAVITY STOUTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND BVI FILM COMMISSION TO HOST FILM WORKSHOP

The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) and the BVI Film Commission say they are proud to announce their partnership in hosting a free 7-day Film Development Workshop. The workshop will take place on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of March, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the film production process. The workshop … Continued

ANDREW FAHIE FOUND GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES; REMANDED TO PRISON WITH SENTENCING DATE SET FOR APRIL 29

A jury on Thursday afternoon found Andrew A. Fahie former Premier of the Virgin Islands guilty of conspiring with former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Oleanvine Maynard, and her son, Kadeem S. Maynard to transport large amounts of cocaine to pass through the British Virgin Islands ports as part of a multi-million cocaine … Continued

MAYNARD’S TESTIMONY INCLUDE SEEING FAHIE ACCEPT $20K CASH FROM CONFIDENTIAL SOURCE

Oleanvine Maynard, former BVI Ports Authority Managing Director, presented her testimony in the Andrew Fahie trial this week, alleging that she witnessed the former premier accepting $20,000 in cash from the undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) confidential source who goes by the alias Roberto Quintero.  The testimony is part of Maynard’s plea deal after she … Continued

U.S GOVT RESTS ITS CASE IN FAHIE TRIAL; MOTION TO DISMISS CASE DENIED

The United States Government officially rested its case against former Premier Andrew Fahie after the courtroom witnessed additional testimonies and reviewed admitted exhibits on day seven of the ongoing trial on Wednesday, February 7. Following this, the defence team initiated a Rule 29 motion, seeking a potential dismissal of the criminal case. A Rule 29 … Continued

JURORS EXPRESS FRUSTRATION DURING TRIAL; FAHIE UNLIKELY TO TESTIFY

Frustration among jurors has surfaced during the ongoing trial of former Premier Andrew Fahie. The concerns were made apparent on Monday during court proceedings, with jurors expressing discontent over the prolonged duration of the trial. One juror took the initiative to pen a note to Justice Kathleen Williams, conveying her frustration and that of her … Continued

BVI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOST EVENING OF NETWORKING AND CELEBRATION

On 1st February 2024, the BVI Chamber of Commerce (BVICoC) co-hosted an exclusive event, the Visit BVI Advertisers Cocktails, at the picturesque venue of Prime Restaurant’s LVL3 lounge in Road Town, Tortola to officially launch the 2024 edition and thank the businesses for their support. The event, co-hosted with the magazine publisher, North South Net … Continued

CHILDREN’S BOOKS BY LOCAL AUTHOR RICK GRANT RELEASED IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND HAITIAN CREOLE EDITIONS

Local author, Rick S. S. Grant, has achieved a unique and remarkable accomplishment. His four books previously published by Little Bell Caribbean, one of the premier publishers of Caribbean children’s books, have been translated and released in new Spanish and Haitian Creole versions. This culturally enriching endeavor conceived and led from beginning to end by … Continued