ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local news tabloid BVINews.com has been wiped clean of all its sensational news articles and other content, leaving only the header logo and footer section of the website populated.
The sudden disappearance of the news content has caused confusion among visitors to the website, with some speculating that the website may have been hacked.
As of 15:30hrs today, July 13, 2023, visitors to the website were greeted with a feature caption saying “there are no featured posts to be shown in the slider.
Start marking posts as featured, or disable the slider from Theme Options.” However, the wordpress theme of the site was reportedly restored sometime today.
BVINews.com has been known for its controversial and often unverified reporting, leading to several instances of false news stories and threatened legal action over alleged libel.
Despite this, the website has remained popular among local residents and visitors looking for news and information about the Virgin Islands
The management of BVINews.com has yet to release a statement on the reason for the sudden downtime and wiping clean of the website's content.