ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It’s that time of year when traffic gets extremely busy and some roads are closed off to facilitate road tramps and other activities related to the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival. This has led to the Tortola Race Wars (TRW) upping their advocacy for road safety.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a Facebook post was made on July 22, 2016 bashing Peebles Hospital for the alleged poor services being rendered there and with other persons sharing their own disturbing experiences at the lone hospital in the territory, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) responded with a statement on its own Facebook page.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Caribbean Amateur Squash Association (CASA) Junior Championships closed out on Saturday July 24, 2016 in the Cayman Islands with local players Darci Reich finishing second in the U11’s bracket and brother Luka sixth in U13’s
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Nine-year-olds Jonathan T. Hutchinson from the Althea Scatliffe Primary School and Jae’da A. De Castro of Joyce Samuel Primary School were crowned Prince and Princess respectively at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town, Tortola this evening, Sunday July 24, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- They are not the two to always be in front of the camera but they continue to do a lot of good work behind the scenes.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- National sailor Daniel Petrovic took to Facebook recently, expressing his disgust at being a victim of theft on several occasions.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Swimmer Elinah Phillip will become the territory’s youngest athlete to compete at an Olympic Games when she takes to the pool for the 50m freestyle on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Arthur W. Hodge story, one of the most pivotal events in the story of slavery within the Virgin Islands, will be a main feature on the programme of the New Life Baptist Church’s (NLBC) Emancipation Sunday service on July 31, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- (Post Time: 1:40 P.M.) Always looking promising for a podium finish in his heat races, Virgin Islands’ hurdler Kyron McMaster did not disappoint as he trumped up a national record to take Bronze at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland moments ago, July 23, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Permanent Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Advance Marketing and Professional Services, Julian Willock, has called on the “political class” to end the divisive politics and stop the rhetoric that is causing the country to be divided.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As if the recent alleged death by negligence at Peebles Hospital was not enough, more distasteful stories of experiences at the territory's multi-million dollar facility have emerged on social network.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man who was observed on surveillance camera stealing multiple bottles of liquor from Boogie Woogie, a restaurant and bar on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands has been arrested and jailed, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced Thursday, July 21, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) has good plans for Emancipation Festival, Chairperson Kishma A. Baronville says the Committee can only act on those plans as funding is made available.
By Reuben J. A. Stoby
Anyone can have dreams and ambitions but it’s having the resolve to pursue those dreams, knowing that nothing is handed on a platter but rather steely determination and hard work are what it takes to achieve the desired goals, that makes one a success.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One talk show host has blasted what he refers to as “hypocrisy within the Government” following conflicting statements made by Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), regarding citizens of the United Kingdom taking up high ranking positions in the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) got off to a wining start at the Caribbean Football Union/CONCACAF U17 Championship, coming out with a 1-0 victory over Bahamas in Group 6 on Wednesday July 20, 2016 in Suriname.
By Dickson Igwe
The road to social and economic success goes through lands of integrity, honesty, transparency and good governance.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI — All plans are in place to ensure the successful hosting of the Rotary Club of Road Town’s annual Kiddies Fiesta set for Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Paraquita Bay Campus.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A bizarre video showing the husband of US Virgin Islands’ Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett, Jonathan Buckney-Small, who was being recorded by the congresswoman, naked, wearing eye shadow and lipstick, has leaked online; forcing Mrs Plaskett, a first-term delegate to Congress, to issue a press release condemning the leak of what she described as a “private playful video,” and assailed the perpetrators for what she deemed “a new low in Virgin Islands polit
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There has been a new addition to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) in the Virgin Islands and she is a local girl, Brittney Symone Smith.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Four athletes will represent the Virgin Islands (VI) at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games which will take place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil from August 5 – 21, 2016 and all of their performances will be broadcast live on both CBN TV and Radio.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While not agreeing that the Ministry of Education should be separated from the Department of Culture as it relates to having one Minister oversee it, television talk show host Edmund G. Maduro feels strongly that a more concerted attention should be paid to the annual Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival celebrations.
ENGLISH HARBOUR, Antigua - Four Team Virgin Islands (VI) sailors raced last week, from Monday July 11 to Friday July 15, 2016, in Antigua at the 2016 Seaboard Optimist North American Championships.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A teen who claimed to have been haunted by childhood horrors allegedly meted out to him at the hands of his father, recited the famous ‘Lord’s Prayer’, Matthew 6:9-13, before unleashing blows to his father, to the extent of attempting to strangle him with the cord of a blender.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “There has been this concept that the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee has not been working and that we weren’t going to pull off a festival which is a fallacy in itself so we just want to say that we are having a festival this year and it is a grand festival.”
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio Talk show personality, Doug Wheatley has spoken out against what he said is the notable exclusion of locals in the decision-making process in the territory.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The Zika virus, which is continuing to grow as a devastating disease in the Caribbean and Latin America, jumped by 9 new cases in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) this week, according to the Department of Health, bringing the total number of cases to 56.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Young people continue to lead the way in the Virgin Islands where charitable work is concerned.
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