ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There seems to be double standards in the Virgin Islands on the issue of corruption where only locals, belongers and the Caribbean brothers and sisters are often accused of such wrong doing, however, others are never labeled with the same tag while allegedly doing much of the same.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police moments ago, February 10, 2016, removed skeletal remains of a body from upper Main Street following the discovery of a skull two days ago on Monday February 8, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “When you guys ready to march you guys let me know. This is madness,” said an obviously frustrated radio caller who admitted he voted for the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the June 8, 2015 elections but is since regretting his decision.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie believes that the National Democratic Party's (NDP) strategy to increases taxes and fees as a means of shoring up Government's coffers is a sure fire way to failure.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police have engaged law enforcers in the neighbouring territories as their search for 22-year-old Nickera Smith enters its second week.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative of the Second District Honourable Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull has shelved a study he had announced he was undertaking to compare and contrast the benefits of the National Health Insurance (NHI) as against private insurance coverage.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Six sailors representing the Royal BVI Yacht Club competed in the 2016 Pan Pepin International Dinghy Regatta hosted at Club Nautico San Juan in Puerto Rico last weekend.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- So far no legal action has been taken against BVI Airways to recover funds owed to the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) more than two years ago.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following inquiries that Virgin Islands News Online made yesterday February 8, 2016, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) confirmed today February 9, 2016 that a human skull was found behind a Main Street store.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A number of horse owners both in the Virgin Islands and in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands believe that the track surface at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay has not been getting the maintenance that it needs and thus posed a potential danger to horses.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local entertainment promoter and website manager Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton is on a mission to bring visibility to the youth of the territory through his profiles and interviews which he said are necessary to fill a void in the young demographic which he believes needs a voice.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Football Association (BVIFA) held an introductory workshop on Friday February 5, 2016 for the second Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) “D” License Coaching Programme.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Delivering the 2016 national budget in the House of Assembly today Monday February 8, 2016, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said the funds that the Government has expended to execute a number of projects in the territory have been significant and are monies well spent.
GREENLAND, Tortola, VI -Action got underway in the LIME Superfast T20 League on Sunday February 7, 2016 at Greenland Playing Field, with RTW beating the Island Boys by 8 wickets in Division One and the Vikings holding their nerve to beat the Royal Knights by 4 wickets in the Premier Division.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sounding again like he was on the campaign trail, the Virgin Islands’ Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has announced a 2016 Appropriation Act of approximately Three Hundred and Thirty Million, Eight Hundred and Forty Six Thousand Five hundred United States Dollars ($330,846,500.00) of both protected revenue and expenditure.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Top Rank Rentals of Barbados in a press release to the media today February 9, 2016, called out Local Tourism Boards, across the Caribbean to assist in the marketing of local entrepreneurs, especially local Car Rentals owners.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While no one who is fair and objective will disagree that the Virgin Islands’ Head of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith, ought to be driven in a state-owned vehicle, and security provided, as is the practice through-out the world or for that matter any Premier, residents are alarmed that in this hard economic time a new SUV was purchased for Dr Smith at such cost.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Denver Broncos rode to victory over the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super bowl 50 last night February 7, 2016, fans of the game in the Virgin Islands were yet again blown away not only by the on field action but also the big money supersized commercials which totalled over $300 million this year, and by a killer halftime show by megastar diva Beyoncé.
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Finally; UN ‘Experts on People of African Descent’:
Welcome to February and even with the extra day it remains the shortest month… As Black History’s Month it is unfortunate when too many of us do not know, too many avoid knowing and too many prefer to fabricate false Histories… Worst yet, too many get annoyed and see me as Troublesome simply for asking that we appreciate ourselves through the Realities of our History.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands has lost its oldest citizen, Robelteen Smith, who passed away at the grand old age of 107 on Thursday February 4, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With many schools without basic teaching aids, and others without basic resources such as toilet paper, water and classroom space, the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn spent One Million and Seventy-eight Thousand Dollars ($1, 078,000.00) on the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) perimeter fence.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Reports just out of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands are that Pumped Up Kicks took the feature race of the 5-race card held at the Clinton E. Phipps race track today, February 7, 2016.
CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI — For the second time in three years, the Denver Broncos are playing in the final game of the season, this time against the Carolina Panthers, as they try to bring home a Super Bowl win.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull believes his first six months in office saw many of the promises made during the political campaigns realised.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Althea Scatliffe Primary School knocked off St George’s and Pelican Gate/Isabella Morris Primary School just kept rolling on as the 6th Annual BD Basketball Inter Primary School League continued on Saturday February 6, 2016 at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has left the treasury empty, as confirmed by the Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith in an answer to a question posed by senior Opposition Member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) on February 4, 2016 and with local vendors owed millions of dollars, the NDP Government has already paid $500,000.00 of taxpayers' money of the $7 Million promised to BVI Airways.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) assured residents of Virgin Gorda that there is not expected to be increases in the cost for the supply of water or electricity for residents of the sister island as a result of the upgrade of the Virgin Gorda water treatment plant.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Technical Director of the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Katie Rowson is back in her homeland and has hit the ground running as the new Head Coach of Watford Ladies FC. Her new team plays in the English FA Women's Super League (WSL) second tier.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A number of Virgin Gorda residents are very serious about preventing what they consider the destruction of the environment in the name of development that they are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the clearing of mangroves and filling in of a pond in the Spanish Town area.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A 30 year old male was fined $600 for the crime of being in possession of counterfeit United States dollars when his High Court trial concluded today February 5, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As most countries in the Caribbean, including the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), begin to take proactive measures against the potential threat of the Zika virus, the Virgin Islands Government has shown no real sense of urgency, compared to what other countries have been doing.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The debate as to who left the Virgin Islands broke is now over. The Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, has set the record straight by confirming that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has almost bankrupt the Overseas Territory of about forty thousand residents.
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With a passion for customer service and entrepreneurship, our Young Professional Akima R. S. Lettsome is a mother of two who is determined to be the best she can be in her job and in her graphic design business that she hopes to see grow in the future.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has called on Government to immediately put a freeze on all work permits for jobs in Virgin Gorda to allow local persons displaced from Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort to find work.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on February 4, 2016 sentenced Donne W. Williams, 32, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands to 78 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and Ricardo Mayoral, acting special agent in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Juan and US Virgin Islands announced.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two young men were today February 4, 2016 denied their pre-trial liberty when Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo opted not to grant bail for the offence of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
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