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June 18th, 2018
63 nurses, pharmacists & medical practitioners quit BVIHSA after hurricanes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sixty three persons have quit, or have signalled an intention to resign from the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), from critical areas such as nursing, pharmaceuticals and medical practitioners and as such, a considerable part of the agency’s 2018 budget for staffing, will go towards the costs of replacing those members.

June 17th, 2018
Gold star Kyron A. McMaster receives $30G cheque from Government

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many of the Territory’s Commonwealth Games athletes returned home on June 14, 2018, and were welcomed at the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, on Beef Island.

June 17th, 2018
‘Decision March’ confirms resident expertise to rebuild unified VI

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - The ‘Decision March’ of May 24, 2018, has clearly confirmed that the expertise needed to rebuild a new Virgin Islands (VI), “resides among us.”

June 17th, 2018
Post Office customers & staff forced to endure temperatures as high as 90 degrees

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – If it was not bad enough that following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in September of 2017, residents on Tortola, are made to journey for miles—in some cases—to the Capital, Road Town, to collect their mail, they are also made to endure temperatures as high as 90 degrees, as they collect that mail.

June 16th, 2018
PHOTO of the day: A dog & a chicken dinner!

BEEF ISLAND, VI - It was around 5:10 PM on June 15, 2018, that our roving camera observed a dog along the Beef Island public road, with a young ‘yard chicken’ that she had captured.

June 16th, 2018
TAG unveils new Ford & Hondas for Father’s Day weekend

SLANEY POINT, Tortola, VI - Tortola Auto Group (TAG), the leading automotive company in the Virgin Islands (VI), has expanded its range of brands to now include new Ford and Honda models of cars, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and trucks—the new fleet being unveiled at a ‘Big Bash’ this Father's Day weekend at its modern facility located at Slaney Point.

June 15th, 2018
Premier Smith to announce decision; run or not in NDP internal elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and President of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is to announce early next week if he intends to contest the post he holds as President of his party.

June 15th, 2018
VI pro-cyclist Darel Christopher Jr takes 2nd @ OKC Pro-Am Classic

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, USA - Virgin Islands (VI) Cyclist, Darel Christopher Jr, has placed second in the Oklahoma City (OKC) Pro-Am Classic, on his way to representing the Territory—at the Tour of America's Dairy Land competition, in Wisconsin, United States, from June 21, 2018, to July 1, 2018.

June 15th, 2018
This Week We Feature Young Professional, Shanda A. Skerritt

By Gary Eleazar

While a fear of the unknown has prevented many from venturing onto the path of their desired aspirations and goals, our Young Professional this week –twenty-six year old Virgin Islander, Ms Shanda A. Skerritt—has used her apprehensions as a driving force to complete, and publish her first book—‘Dying for love.’

June 16th, 2018
Salmonella scare triggers immediate Kellogg’s Honey Smacks recall—RTW Group of Companies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - RTW Group of Companies—Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd, RiteWay Food Markets, Fine Foods, Harbour Market, and Cash and Carry—wishes to notify the general public of the immediate recall of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal 15.3oz and 23oz.

June 15th, 2018
‘8% pay cut for Ministers under a VIP Administration'- Hon Fahie

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has promised the people of the Territory that, if his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is to win the next general elections, he along with all his Ministers of Government will take an 8 percent pay cut.

June 15th, 2018
List of demands from the Peoples' March

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scores of residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) on Friday, June 8, 2018, protested perceived wrongdoings perpetuated against the people of the VI, by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

June 15th, 2018
A hard climb out the economic hole!

Dickson Igwe

Hurricanes Irma and Maria pulled the (British) Virgin Islands (VI) into a huge environmental and ecological "hole." That ecological crater is also an economic pit. Political and social leaders of the VI do not appear to have any cohesive and unified plan for pulling the economy out of recession. There are no solutions being offered. There is no vision on the horizon.

June 15th, 2018
‘The USVI is not in a good place’- Allison Petrus

BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI - Former three-term United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Senator and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate in the USVI, Allison Petrus aka ‘Allie’ appearing on a Tortola radio show Honestly Speaking in the Virgin Islands on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, quoted from Boxing Champion Mohammed Ali, “if you are doing at 50 years old what you were doing at 20, you have lost 30 years of your life because there is no growth".

June 14th, 2018
VIslander Kevon S. Lettsome wins election; DeVry University honour society President

Orlando, Florida, USA - On Thursday, May 31, 2018, young Virgin Islander from East End, Long Look, Kevon S. Lettsome, won President of DeVry University Delta Mu Delta Honour Society of Orlando and Jacksonville chapter when they held their internal elections for executive officers.

June 14th, 2018
Small plane diverted to STT after reporting emergency

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST Thomas, USVI - A single engine small plane, registered as ‘Tradewinds’ was on June 13, 2018, forced to make an emergency landing in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas.

June 14th, 2018
21 registered as British Citizens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Twenty-one persons are now British citizens after having been previously naturalised as British Overseas Territories citizens.

June 14th, 2018
Leader of the Opposition Fahie takes meeting to District 3

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Continuing his successful meetings on the sister islands of Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke and Anegada, Leader the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will meet today Thursday, June 14, 2018, with the residents of District 3.

June 14th, 2018
USVI man pleads guilty to Alvaro de Lugo Post Office burglary

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Allen Springette, 45, of St Thomas, pleaded guilty today June 14. 2018, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to burglary of the Alvaro de Lugo Post Office, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Sentencing is set for October 18, 2018.

June 13th, 2018
Skelton-Cline lambastes Governor Jaspert over UK 'kindness' remarks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honestly Speaking’s, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has lambasted Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, over the United Kingdom (UK) government’s representative, who recently saw it fitting to remind Virgin Islanders, of the UK’s “ kindness to the people,” in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

June 13th, 2018
Cayman Governor under investigation, suspended from Office

CNS

Cayman Islands Governor, Anwar Choudhury, has been temporarily suspended from his posting and has been recalled to London, where he is currently under investigation as a result of complaints that have been made against him.

June 13th, 2018
CIBC FirstCaribbean aids VISBA recovery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - CIBC FirstCaribbean is helping the Virgin Islands Softball-Baseball Association (VISBA) make headway with its recovery efforts, following the extensive damage caused by the August 2017 floods and Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September.

June 13th, 2018
Hon Pickering discuss VI & UK relations in wake of ‘public registers’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) and United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories (OT) Minister, Lord Ahmad, on June 12, 2018, held bilateral talks over the ‘public registers' of beneficial ownership, preparations for the 2018 hurricane season, and the recovery of the Virgin Islands (VI).

June 13th, 2018
VI now boasts Caribbean’s largest locally owned shipping carrier ‘Midnight Czar’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI)—in addition to being called the sailing capital of the world—is now home to the largest, locally owned shipping vessel in the Caribbean region.

June 13th, 2018
Customs explore storing VI transactions in the ‘Cloud’—Commissioner Wade N. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Customs, Wade N. Smith, says the government agency has turned to computer developers IBM, to explore having its online and other transactions, facilitated on the ‘cloud,’ since the loss of connectivity during hurricanes Irma and Maria, had significantly hampered its operations.

June 12th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: USVI Politician meets ‘Honestly Speaking’ commentator Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - United States Virgin Islands (USVI) gubernatorial candidate, Allison Petrus, called ‘Allie,’ spent the evening on Tortola, today June 12, 2018, and was a featured guest on popular radio show, ‘Honestly Speaking.’ Our roving cameras caught up with both men.

June 12th, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton launches bid for NDP Presidency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has formally thrown his proverbial ‘hat in the ring,’ to challenge and replace 73 year-old Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), as President of the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming Delegates’ Convention, on June 23, 2018.

June 12th, 2018
US, North Korean leaders meet for first time in history

VI CONSORTIUM

United States President Donald Trump made history on Tuesday June, 12, 2018 in Singapore, by becoming the first American President, to shake hands and hold direct talks with a sitting North Korean leader, a feat that had eluded his predecessors for seven decades.

June 12th, 2018
NDP delegates to decide on new title for party leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Delegates of the National Democratic Party (NDP) will on June 23, 2018, in addition to voting for a new leader ahead of the upcoming general elections, decide altogether if they want to keep the title for that person as ‘President’ or change it to ‘Chairman.’

June 12th, 2018
‘Tony’ Alphonso ecstatic over new 5-star rating for HAVAL H6

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI - The all New HAVAL H6, which is among the range of vehicles offered by Virgin Islands (VI) distributor Alphonso Car Sales Ltd (ACS), has been awarded a ‘five-star’ rating at the first Chinese Automotive Technology & Research Centre’s (C-NCAP) international evaluation held recently in China.

June 11th, 2018
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool in the big chair! ...is Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), is acting Premier and Minister of Finance, effective June 10 to 17, 2018.

June 11th, 2018
Hon Pickering drops out race for NDP Presidency!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a surprise move that shocked the political class and some National Democratic Party (NDP) delegates, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable, Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has dropped out the race to lead the party he co-founded, into the next general elections.

June 11th, 2018
Adagio dance school makes history

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As defined by Acrobatics Art; Acrobatic Dance, or ‘Acro’ as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.

June 11th, 2018
PHOTO of the day: Hon Fahie with St. Kitts & Nevis Deputy PM

VANTERPOOL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Our roving camera caught up with the Deputy Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Honourable Shawn K. Richards—on Tortola, Virgin Islands (VI), for one night yesterday, Sunday June 10, 2018, on a private visit.

June 11th, 2018
Opposition Leader - Hon Fahie meets over 50 residents on Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - The sister islands—under the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)—continue to suffer.

June 11th, 2018
Deputy Premier leads delegation to London to discuss ‘UK’ threats

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), is leading a high level Virgin Islands (VI) delegation attending the Joint Ministerial Council – ‘Exiting the EU Negotiations’ meeting, hosted by the UK Government in London.

June 11th, 2018
Gov’t earns $46,000 monthly on ‘in-house’ sales

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) Government has seen its official ‘Gazette,’ and other publications, bringing in a monthly average income of $46,000, with the revenue stream maintaining a steady nine per cent increase, over the past three years.

June 10th, 2018
Most Virgin Islands' residents snub Queen’s Birthday Parade?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Deputy Governor’s Office on Saturday, June 9, 2018, observed the birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, with a ceremonial affair held on the A. O Shirley Recreation Grounds, notably absent were the majority of the people of the Territory.

June 10th, 2018
‘Hurricanes’ storm through Elite Summer Basketball League action in unbeaten run

BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI- The ‘Hurricanes’ remain unbeaten, defeating ‘Rebels,’ 57-52, to storm through the Elite Summer Basketball League’s games—played during June 6, 8 & 9, 2018.

June 10th, 2018
BVI Tourist Board, Miami sports academy partners to offer youths training scholarships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVI-TB), in partnership with US based sports institution IMG Academy, are currently offering scholarships for four aspiring Virgin Islands (VI) athletes, for a 'Week Youth Core Sport Camp.'



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