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October 23rd, 2014
Reggae Girlz Out of CONCACAF contention

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz were eliminated from the CONCACAF Women’s Championship after crashing to a 3-1 defeat against Mexico on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at the RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington D.C., USA.

October 23rd, 2014
‘This thing look set up to me’ – Elvis ‘Rush’ Demming

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With his eyes red and saturated with tears which he managed to hold back during an interview with reporters Mr Elvis ‘Rush’ Demming said that he cannot come to grips with the guilty verdict slapped on his son Jevon 'I Jay' Demming as there was no evidence of him attempting to murder anyone.

October 23rd, 2014
UPDATE: Man discharged in Anegada incident - Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police are still encouraging persons to come forward with any information that can verify claims that a firearm was discharged outside a bar in Anegada.

October 23rd, 2014
It’s Bayside Blazers vs Da 3rd! in Clash of B/ball Titans

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Post season action games in the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League continues this weekend with playoffs round 2.

October 22nd, 2014
UPDATE: Williams & Demmings guilty as charged!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Moments ago today October 22, 2014 the jury who sat for the High Court trial of Sherman Williams and Jevon Demming found them guilty for the charge of attempted murder.

October 22nd, 2014
Former Miss World BVI part of LIME’s new campaign

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Miss World BVI Kirtis Kassandra Malone is part of a Caribbean cast of LIME’S new commercial which speaks about its One Flat Rate Campaign.

October 22nd, 2014
‘GRATE BVI Music Alliance delivered as promised’ - Mr Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart

BEEF ISLAND, VI – Promotional Manager of GRATE BVI Music Alliance Mr Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart said that judging from the responses from persons who attended their event on Monday October 20, 2014 and the lineup of local artistes who performed way above expectation, they can say with confidence that they have delivered as promised.

October 22nd, 2014
‘Respect your uniform’ – VISTS Students urged

BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI – The issue of students across the Territory especially those of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) showing scant regards for themselves and the schools they represent has been a growing challenge for the Ministry of Education, parents and the community as a whole.

October 22nd, 2014
‘I don’t have the power’ – Dr Marcia Potter to Hon Myron V. Walwyn

BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI – What may appear to be internal issues were attempted to be dealt with in clear public view and hearing in an exchange of words as it relates to in whose hands resides the power to promote Assistant Secretary Lorna Stephens as Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn led the call.

October 22nd, 2014
Soap Box Derby thrills & entertains!

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The long awaited Soap Box Derby finally became a reality on Sunday October 19, 2014 with scores of attendees mostly families coming out to enjoy a fun-filled day of racing along the promenade of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in Paraquita Bay.

October 22nd, 2014
Andrews, Brownsdon & McNutt share HLSCC Honours

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The Virgin Gorda leg of the 19th Highland Spring H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Race Series came to a close this past Saturday, October 18, 2014, with the final competitive race.

October 21st, 2014
Cruise stakeholders cringe as NCL cancels Oct 23 call

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Cruise stakeholders especially taxi operators are becoming fearful of what seems to be a pending dull season of cruise calls to the Virgin Islands as Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) cancels its October 23, 2014 scheduled call to the Territory.

October 21st, 2014
Students get free Ipads at tech. school re-opening

BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Earlier today October 21, 2014 the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) re-opened its doors with much pomp and ceremony adding smiles to the faces of students as each of them were given free of cost a brand new IPad, compliments of the government of the Virgin Islands.

October 21st, 2014
St Martin Veterans repeat as Masters Football Champs

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI – On Sunday October 19, 2014, the St. Martin (MAF) Veterans Football Club were crowned as back-to-back Champions at the 3rd annual Old Madrid Masters Invitational Football Tournament held at the Greenland Football Field.

October 21st, 2014
‘Stop calling yourselves the VI; We are the VI!’ – Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Popular talk show host Mr Donald E. de Castro staged a protest by angrily walking out of the Democratic Candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor of the United States Virgin Islands Honourable Donna M. Christensen and Basil C. Ottley Jr.’s press conference held at Maria’s By The Sea yesterday October 20, 2014.

October 21st, 2014
‘Broken trust a major issue in the USVI’ – Hon Donna M. Christensten

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “The USVI is not in a good place, I live on St Croix, things are very, very low there so we realize that as we prepare to take the realm of government in the US Virgin Islands we have many challenges,” said United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Candidate for Governor Honourable Donna M. Christensen who was in the company of her running mate for Lt. Governor Mr Basil C. Ottley Jr.

October 21st, 2014
UPDATE: Vehicle in Pasea accident was hit from the back - driver

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The driver who was taken to Peebles Hospital following Friday night’s October 17, 2014 accident at Pasea, Tortola told this news site that his vehicle was hit from behind and as a result he lost control.

October 20th, 2014
National database of buried infrastructure needed – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the Speak Your Mind television show Richard Courtney De Castro believes that there should be a national database accessible by Government departments so that there could be coordination when it comes to digging up the road to bury cables and carry out other tasks on public infrastructure.

October 20th, 2014
BVICS’ 2nd Run/Walk for a Cure draws mammoth support again

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There was a mammoth turnout for the BVI Cancer Society’s (BVICS) second annual Run/Walk for a Cure held on Saturday October 18, 2014.

October 20th, 2014
Bayside Blazers, Ruff House & Da 3rd smashed opponents in 1st round sweep!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - If it’s basketball in the Virgin Islands then the action is only one place, the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball 2014 League.

October 19th, 2014
Car catches afire with tourists on Anegada

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – Four tourists allegedly narrowly escaped being injured when the rental vehicle they were in caught fire sometime between 11:00 pm and midnight last night October 18, 2014.

October 18th, 2014
UMi Paints Funky Friday Pink

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The fashion central of the Virgin Islands, UMi fashion, took it to the maximum when their usual Funky Friday turned into ‘A Pink Walk For Cancer’ yesterday October 17, 2014.

October 18th, 2014
EMCS Caribbean makes it possible for EAPS to go racing!

HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI – The Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS) will be going all out for the win at the Soap Box Derby on Sunday October 19, 2014 as it makes its final preparations to race.

October 18th, 2014
Leroy Unstoppable on Beef Island Reverse

BEEF ISLAND, VI – Philippe Leroy put the disappointment of last weekend’s Jason Bally Memorial Road Race quickly behind him as the man dubbed “French Toast” cruised to victory in the latest stop of the Jeep Mountain Bike Series on Beef Island.

October 17th, 2014
‘Speaking your mind a waste of time!’ – Talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the Speak Your Mind television talk show last Saturday October 11, 2014 believes it is a waste of time to speak out in the Territory because of the lack of action on Government’s part with regards to complaints by the public and the perceived unfairness of the justice system.

October 17th, 2014
Acceptance, Celebration, Reward & Inspiration equal success

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a day set aside for young women of the Virgin Islands (VI) school system to be inspired and motivated by those who were once their age and judging from their response and participation they were indeed motivated.

October 17th, 2014
Is Ag. CIO Guy Hill being forced out?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There continues to be whispers inside the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration about the future of the Acting Chief Immigration Officer Guy Hill.

October 17th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kimberly A. Herbert

By Nikolai J. Earle

Our Young Professional this week Kimberly A. Herbert comes across as intelligent, determined yet humble and approachable as she seeks to elevate herself higher along the path to becoming one of the best qualified social workers in the Territory.

October 17th, 2014
'Victimization rampant in Prison!' – Inmate Shanoviah Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Without a prepared speech Shanoviah Thomas gave the harsh reality of prison life for a woman which also included her blasting prison officers for being the biggest culprits for stripping them of their human rights and heavily victimizing inmates without just cause.

October 17th, 2014
Alleged threat to shoot & pelting land Carlos Gumbs in Prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Allegedly becoming engaged when told, “You are crazy” by the owner of Myett’s Restaurant Mr Kareem Rhymer landed Carlos Gumbs in trouble with the law and behind bars as he did not have sufficient means to post bail as was offered by the court.

October 17th, 2014
Oliver & Bryson record C/ship Titles in Puerto Rico

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last weekend, two members of the Tortola Sports Club Elite Tennis Programme, Paul Oliver and Justine Bryson, both came home with their Age Group Championship Titles from a Tournament held in Puerto Rico.

October 16th, 2014
STO Enterprise Ltd. sponsors Althea Scatliffe Primary’s soap box car

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – STO Enterprise Ltd. is sponsoring the race car that the Althea Scatliffe Primary School is entering into the soap box derby which takes place at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College on Sunday October 19, 2014.

October 16th, 2014
Rotary RT puts 2015 Nissan car up for raffle

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI – Tomorrow’s event (October 17, 2014) in the parking lot beside One Stop Mall the Rotary Club of Road Town (RT) in collaboration with their platinum sponsors of which Delta Petroleum is the main will be unveiling what they dub the club’s biggest promotion for the year.

October 16th, 2014
Craig L. Stoddard’s conviction quashed – Att. Anthony L. Johnson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After being convicted in 2010 and sentenced to five years in prison, in the justice system’s record at present Mr Craig L. Stoddard’s file has been wiped cleaned after the Appeal Court during the most recent sitting found that he was wrongfully implicated in a 2007 robbery.

October 16th, 2014
UPDATE: Ailing Health Minister Skelton back in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has returned to Tortola yesterday evening October 15, 2014 after being released a few days ago from a hospital in Florida, USA.

October 16th, 2014
VI ports Ebola watch on – Govt responds to residents’ concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following public outcries which were brought to the fore by this news site calling on the Health Care sectors of the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) to take proactive measures against the possibility of the dreaded Ebola disease slipping into the Territory, a response was made public yesterday October 15, 2014.

October 18th, 2014
National visions and national development plans

By Dickson Igwe

A national vision is a grand idea. It is a panorama of the national mindset. It is a picture in the heart of the citizen and resident, of El Dorado, the land of milk and honey. And the national vision is often best expressed in art, poetry, song, dance, and colorful prose.

October 16th, 2014
Dreams Night Club to officially launch Oct. 24

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI – The establishment formally known as Club Diplomat is to be relaunched on October 24, 2014 after some refurbishment and rebranding and is expected to offer a sophisticated atmosphere for the elegant mature patron.

October 16th, 2014
'Playoffs promise great excitement!' - Hon Julian Fraser RA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola VI- Now that Hurricane Gonzalo has dissipated the next big item of excitement for Virgin Islanders is the playoffs in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League and Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said it will be a weekend of great excitement for the fans.

October 15th, 2014
CITCO donates to BVI Cancer Society

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Financial services firm CITCO today October 15, 2014 held an event called ‘Paint CITCO Pink’ to mark Cancer Awareness Month and as part of the event the company made a donation of an undisclosed amount to the BVI Cancer Society.

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