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November 21st, 2014
Dancehall diva 'Spice' is here

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Dancehall artist “Spice” who rose to fame with her collaboration on Vybz Kartel single “Ramping Shop” has landed on the shores of the Virgin Islands with the sole intention of ‎dropping it hot tonight November 21, 2014 at Da Basement at UPS Cineplex.

November 21st, 2014
EHRLC kids get Digicel’s 1st batch of gifts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - They may not be like average persons doing certain things in the most usual of ways but one thing is for sure; their ability to show love and appreciation surpasses what many might consider normal and Digicel BVI got a taste of that quality from the children of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre (EHRLC).

November 21st, 2014
Javier Maduro guilty of reckless driving

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Javier Maduro was today November 21, 2014 sentenced by Justice Nicole Byer in the High Court to nine months suspended for 1 year and fined $950 to be paid in two weeks or face six months imprisonment for reckless driving during which he caused serious injuries to Asiyah Mahoney.

November 21st, 2014
‘Blame the Hon Julian Fraser STS B’ball League!’ – Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has again stoked controversy, saying that the reason for the cancellation of the Virgin Gorda Basketball League’s annual ‘Summer Jam’ tournament was not the non-completion of the basketball facility being built, but the recently concluded Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed (STS) National Basketball League.

November 21st, 2014
Vibert Morgan an alleged Credit Card thief

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Victim of a credit card theft Mr Michael Wood is convinced that he had caught the culprit who he testified in the Magistrate’s Court worked at a local gas station here in the Virgin Islands.

November 21st, 2014
Leading Runners looking @ fast times for Half Marathon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - St. Thomas’ leading distance runners Shane DeGannes and Ruth Ann David are seeking 3-peat victories on Saturday November 22, 2014, in the 9th Deloitte-Ogier BVI Sunrise Half Marathon.

November 20th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I am no racist!’ – Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE said that he abhors racism and that persons have sought to misrepresent what he said about growing up in Africa when he first came to the Territory.

November 20th, 2014
PO Starcey Huggins caught on candid camera

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When female Police Officer Starcey Huggins appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo today November 20, 2014 as her breach of trust trial climaxed there were some head-nodding laughable moments.

November 20th, 2014
Virgin Islanders a minority in their homeland!-2010 census

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After some four years waiting for the report to be released, the Virgin Islands 2010 Population and Housing Census was laid on the Table of the House of Assembly on November 17, 2014 by Premier and Minister of Development Planning, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

November 20th, 2014
‘NDP Govt. must better control expenditure!’ - Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show co-host and political activist Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said that the Territory has not done a very good job in controlling expenditure and this he feels is a better strategy than trying to raise revenue on the backs of people already suffering.

November 20th, 2014
2 more head to court for Cornel M. Francis’ Murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On December 12, 2014 family members of murdered Cornel Melbourne Francis are highly likely to be in the Magistrate’s Court room to witness the processing of two more persons that have been implicated in the daring execution style murder on May 9, 2013.

November 22nd, 2014
Free markets & the economics of see & saw

By Dickson Igwe

The following article looks at the free market as a panacea for economic growth, but from two differing perspectives.

November 20th, 2014
Luciano to headline music alliance year-end promotions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The GRATE BVI Music Alliance is making leaps and bounds with their valiant efforts as an independent body to uplift the status of local artists and part of this process will see Jamaican culture reggae artist Luciano performing at three events being staged here in the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 20th, 2014
HLSCC Highland Spring Race Series Wraps Up

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - After another highly successful series, the 19th HLSCC Highland Spring Race series came to a close this past weekend with many exciting finishes. Khiry Creque tied with Tarique Moses becoming the top overall males; this being Tarique’s first title and Khiry’s 4th consecutive overall victory.

November 19th, 2014
De Castro peeved @ change to Xmas promo venue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman and commentator Donald E. De Castro is lashing out at the decision to shift the annual Christmas on Main Street event to De Castro Street between Scotiabank and Bobby’s Supermarket, saying that there was no advance warning of such a decision.

November 19th, 2014
'Economy not booming!’ – Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher strongly disagrees with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith who in his budget said that the economy was doing well because of government projects.

November 19th, 2014
UPDATE: It is Governor Kenneth E. Mapp!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - While the Board of Elections is calling the results unofficial as there are other certifying procedures that must take place, it’s clear that the people of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) went to the polls in the runoff election of November 18, 2014 for Governor determined to elect Kenneth E. Mapp Governor and Osbert Potter Lieutenant Governor.

November 19th, 2014
Scotiabank, CIL partner with car dealers for sale

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scotiabank and Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) came together on Saturday November 15, 2014 for a car sale which saw reduced rates for the purchase of brand new vehicles from a number of top auto dealerships in the Territory.

November 19th, 2014
VG Govt. officers call for meeting with Premier

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Following this news site's recent publication of a story highlighting issues of work being taken away from the Virgin Gorda (VG) BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) office, several other persons from other government offices on the Sister Islands have complained to us regarding the same problem.

November 19th, 2014
Teachers disagree with ‘High Blocked Fence’ @ ESHS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “My dear Mr Minster, I am one that supports you as a young passionate person and I voted for you but dear Mr Minister something is going dreadfully wrong with your reasoning of putting a HIGH BLOCKED fence as the security answer for us teachers and students.”

November 19th, 2014
Jamaica are CFU Champions

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, WI - After 8 days of great goals and quality action Jamaica lifted the 2014 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Men's Caribbean Cup, on Tuesday November 18, 2014, after defeating Trinidad & Tobago in a penalty shootout.

November 18th, 2014
‘SFC will reveal the truth!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has debunked statements made by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith during the reading of the 2015 Budget, saying that the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) will reveal the truth in the not too distant future.

November 18th, 2014
TAA to the rescue! – Roadside assistance business launched

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – “There is no need for anyone to be complaining that they have been stranded for long times not knowing who to call or where to go should they end up in an emergency with their vehicle because The Tortola Automobile Association (TAA) is the only 24 hour roadside assistance company in Tortola. We are new on the block.”

November 18th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Delta Petroleum gas price steadily dropping

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Over the past three weeks customers of Delta Petroleum can attest to be paying less for more as the price for gasoline at those stations across the Territory has been on a constant downward spiral especially over the past three weeks.

November 18th, 2014
'Budget speech politically charged!' – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In giving an initial reaction to the budget presentation yesterday November 17, 2014, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said that the budget speech contained nothing that stood out.

November 18th, 2014
Premier Smith throws angry words @ public in 2015 Budget Address!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the people of the Virgin Islands were looking for a message of hope, new ideas, improvement in their quality of life and relief from their personal financial hardship along with ways to raise their standard of living Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith used the opportunity to make threats and throw insults at the public.

November 18th, 2014
Dance recital surpassed expectations & wowed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The few dollars paid to purchase tickets Sunday November 16, 2014 Adagio Dance School 1st recital could not have sufficed for the quality of entertainment that was put on all in the name of remembering and paying tribute to Demiah O. O’Neal.

November 18th, 2014
Ballstarz stay unbeaten in Hon Marlon A. Penn 9 a Side

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Action in the Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) Women’s Nine a Side League last Sunday, November 16, 2014, saw the Ballstarz hold off a concerted and tenacious challenge from the U15 Girls team to record a narrow 1-0 win and the Avengers salvage another draw, 1-1, having conceded the opening goal of the game to the Panthers.

November 17th, 2014
C'paign member for Christensen-Ottley killed on St Croix

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI – United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Gubernatorial Candidate Donna M. Christensen and her running mate Lt. Governor Candidate Basil C. Ottley and the entire Christensen-Ottley Campaign mourns the passing of Campaign Team Member Javier De Jesus who was killed in an act of violence early this morning Monday November 17, 2014.

November 17th, 2014
UPDATE: More taxes on residents! – 2015 Budget

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith in his budget speech today November 17, 2014 said that taxes and fees are set to be revised, pointing out that Government continues to make tough choices so that the Territory can meet its needs.

November 17th, 2014
Lincoln Saul is Digicel’s 1st Xmas surprise winner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – All customers of Digicel BVI came in for showers of praise as Lincoln Saul collected his $1,000 cheque this morning November 17, 2014 from a team of officers of the mobile telecommunication company.

November 17th, 2014
Big Win for Guyana over Leewards in WICB PCL

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Jamaica began their Professional Cricket League (PCL) campaign with a hard-fought, 13-run win over Windward Islands, sealed by a final-innings seven-for from legspinner Damion Jacobs. Guyana, meanwhile, registered an innings and 10-run win against Leeward Islands.

November 17th, 2014
VG BVITB Office paralyzed as 'Tortola takes over' – Staff

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The ghost in the closet is beginning to come out as staff attached to the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) are crying “Enough is Enough” with allegations of being stripped of their duties as Tortola takes over everything.

November 18th, 2014
Kedrick E. Malone goes to IFC & Benito Wheatley is new London Office Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mr. Kedrick Malone has been appointed as the new Executive Director in the BVI International Finance Centre (IFC), effective November 17, 2014 to December 31, 2015.

November 17th, 2014
NDP discriminates against VIP/Opp. held districts - PWD 2013 report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Public have heard the cries of the four Opposition Members for the past three years that they are denied getting any work for their districts and that if work is shared in their district most often they are not given the respect to be consulted.

November 17th, 2014
2014 VG B’ball League off due to incomplete facility!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The Virgin Gorda Basketball League which should have gotten started in August this year is left without a start date and it is unclear whether it would even happen this year as the facility where the games are scheduled to the played is still under construction and its completion date is unsure at this time.

November 17th, 2014
Dellon Smith & Radiance Modeste top VG culinary programme

LITTLE DIX BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Dellon Smith and Radiance Modeste piped their colleagues scoring the highest points in the keenly contested competition which tested their skills in the areas of table setting and junior chef in the dining room and kitchens, of the Rosewood Little Dix Bay Hotel and Resort yesterday November 16, 2014.

November 16th, 2014
2014 USVI election count In! Official/certified results Out!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Some 11 days after the November 4, 2014 elections polls in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) for all senate seats, a new Governor and Delegate to the US Congress, the Board of Elections and two Referendum one dealing with senate terms and the other Medicinal Marijuana all votes have been counted, and the official certified results have been announced by the joint Board of Elections.

November 16th, 2014
TB staff in scuffle @ VG Taste of the BVI event

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - What was set to be an event that sees all working together to promote the Virgin Islands was marred with reports of scuffles and fighting among some of the most senior staff of the BVI Tourist Board yesterday November 15, 2014.

November 16th, 2014
Hon Fraser proposes Maritime Academy & new Jr High School

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Love him or hate him one thing for sure no one can debate is that for his first National Address as the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) the popular politician was bursting with ideas, solutions and proposals of how a Fraser Administration will be different from that of the Dr. Smith National Democratic Party Government.

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