British Virgin Islands

Obamas slip quietly into the Caribbean for some rest and relaxation

Barack and Michelle Obama have arrived in the British Virgin Islands after jetting in to the Caribbean on Richard Branson's plane. 

The former first couple posed with staff at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport, the islands' main airport, on Monday night after a flight from California.

A photograph of the pair with their arms stretched around immigration officials and the local police commissioner appeared on social media after their quiet arrival. 

T&T woman placed on US$60,000 bail in BVI on burglary charge

A Trinidad and Tobago was has been granted US$60,000 bail by a magistrate in the British Virgin Islands for allegedly breaking into her former roommate’s house and making off with more than US$8,000 cash.

28-year-old Jenna Paponette has been charged with the offence.

The prosecution has alleged that, on April 20 this year, Paponette’s former room-mate secured her residence and went to work.

When she returned in the evening, her home seemed to have been intact.

Trini woman charged with marijuana possession in BVI

A Trinidad and Tobago resident has been charged in the British Virgin Islands for possession of marijuana.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has identified the female accused as Desiree Creque, 20.

A 17-year-old resident of Shepherd Hill on Tortola was also charged for the same offence.

Reports are that Creque and the minor were in a vehicle on the eastern end of Tortola when police, who were on patrol, signaled them to stop.