ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the April 9, 2015 CARICOM Summit in Jamaica with 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, was a momentous occasion in the history of the Caribbean region, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the Virgin Islands should have made a special effort to be represented, even if it was on ‘observer status’.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as Lucien Smith has been freed following a successful no case submission on his behalf, the other party who was on trial for conspiracy to allegedly import cocaine, Violet ‘Letty' Hodge, will have to wait until May 27, 2015 to know her fate.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) today April 16, 2015 signed an agreement for the controversial loan of $16 million from the Social Security Board (SSB) for the construction of roads in the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lucien Smith, who was jointly charged with Violet 'Letty' Hodge for allegedly conspiring to import drugs into the territory, walked away from the Magistrate's Court a free man today, April 16, 2015 after Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo upheld a no-case submission on the part of Smith.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Race Director of the Blenheim Trust 5K, Kay Reddy is expecting a fast but fun race when the 3rd race of the Blenheim Trust 5K Series kicks off on Beef Island on Saturday April 18, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Virgin Islands Party ‘Let’s Talk’ Radio Show aired on April 15, 2015 wanted to know if the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is guilty of a criminal act by denying water to the people of Tortola.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The manslaughter trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa called Pi-Yo-Yo is to commence on June 29, 2015 following an agreement reached at the High Court yesterday April 15, 2015.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Young up and comer in Virgin Islands politics Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull sought to galvanise support for his Second District run this upcoming elections with a public meeting in Cane Garden Bay last evening April 15, 2015 where he engaged the public and explained his reasons for challenging incumbent and long serving legislator Hon J. Alvin Christopher.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Member of the People’s Patriotic Alliance (PPA) Shaina M. Smith recently announced that she will be seeking the public’s support as she runs for the First District this upcoming elections with the National Democratic Party (NDP).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the Caribbean is considered the number one choice for destination weddings and honeymoons, the Virgin Islands hardly gets a “bite of the cake” as according to Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Sharon Flax, the territory gets less than two percent of the business.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into last night's April 14, 2015 edition of the Speak Out BVI show on ZBVI 780AM expressed the fear that the Six Pack law that has taken effect in United States jurisdictions, including the US Virgin Islands, will spell doom for charter boat businesses in the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Defence attorney for Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge, Julian Knowles QC today April 14, 2015 destroyed one of the Crown's key witnesses in the case, Roberto Mendez Hurtado, telling him that his client never met him after the witness got key information about his client wrong.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A three-month old baby was among persons involved in an accident that Virgin Islands News Online reported on last Sunday morning, April 12, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a successful hosting in its inaugural year, 2014 the organisers of the BVI Exquisite Boat Show are looking to make an even bigger splash this year with the event now being a 3-day event that will see much more prizes to be won and much more competition expected from both home and abroad.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A number of Crafts Alive vendors are upset with what they referred to as misinformation being fed to cruise passengers allegedly by taxi drivers and which they say is affecting business.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Backing himself up with the song by American singing sensation R. Kelly, The World’s Greatest’, motivational speaker at the launch of the annual Right Start Programme for 5th form students across the territory, Kareem-Nelson Hull encouraged the many students in attendance to firstly define who they are so they could always remain grounded in confidence amid the challenges they may face onwards in life.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite another inspiring performance from Malchy Payne and Kmoy Walters, the Elmore Stoutt High School Junior Boys Varsity team came up short, 39-46, in game 3 of the St John-St Thomas Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament against Charlotte Amalie Hawks at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on Sunday April 12, 2015.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While the politicians were out in numbers at the post Easter races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay yesterday April 12, 2015 look who Virgin Islands News Online caught on candid camera!
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – “Tell L&B the sun is hot, the oven is baking and we ready to put them in the oven,” were the words of assistant trainer attached to The Boys’ Stables, Enos Z. Aaron, just minutes before the big showdown between Doughmaker of L&B Racing Stables and Apollo Sky of The Boys Stables.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The United Party (UP) is making preparations to launch its elections campaign with the planned disclosure of its list of candidates to contest the upcoming polls, said Chairman Conrad A. Maduro.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Over 115 vehicles were stopped last Friday in an operation in the East End area led by the Road Policing Unit (formerly Traffic Unit) and assisted by Task Force, Beat and Patrol and both East End and West End Police Officers.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the radio show Umoja aired on ZVI 780AM on Thursday April 9, 2015 lamented on how some people in the Virgin Islands have been finding it very difficult to make ends meet due to the state of the economy and the high bills, especially medical bills, they are faced with while languishing at the minimum wage level.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kmoy Walters and the Elmore Stoutt High School Junior Varsity Rams levelled the Championship series of the St Thomas- St John Interscholastic Athletic Association with a 50-27 rout of Charlotte Amalie High School on Saturday April 11, 2015 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CCT Global Communications on Friday April 10, 2015 partnered with Waffle Therapy to bring to its customers a breakfast treat with a view to encouraging the public to support small businesses and to ultimately drive the economy forward.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of high school teachers in the territory have benefited from an intense one-week course on teaching of financial services in high schools and they now believe they are much more prepared to deliver on the subject.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro continues to blast the Government for their policies on beaches owned by international investors and their alleged disallowing of locals to access them.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The More than Ball Basketball Skill and Personal Development Clinic, which concluded just before the Easter weekend at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, was hailed as a great success by the Organisation’s Director, Keith “88” Malone.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was meeting with the United States of America’s 44th President, Barack H. Obama, for a one-day important summit on April 9, 2015 the Virgin Islands (VI) and the other Associate members of the Caribbean Community had to sit out as they were not issued an invitation.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The first CONCACAF Girls Football Tournament (7 v 7) will be hosted at the Antigua Recreation Ground (ARG) on Saturday April 11, 2015 and the BVIFA’s new Technical Director, Katie Rowson, will be in attendance.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The Virgin Gorda Easter Parade on April 6, 2015 was delayed for hours beyond the scheduled start of 12pm due to a floored electrical cable and the late arrival of troupes from Tortola, according to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee's Public Relations Officer, Mr Jerrel A. George.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
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