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September 18th, 2014
Cocaine found in James T. John’s home - DS Ballantine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John gave the nudge on Wednesday September 17, 2014 for the re-trial to move on, the Crown called its first witness Detective Sergeant (DS) Wendell Ballantine who testified that several blocks of cocaine were found in the home of accused James T. John on August 10, 2012.

September 18th, 2014
Naturalization sharply declines over 5 years – Civil Reg. & Passport Off.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There has been a sharp decrease over five years with regards to the naturalization of persons according to the 2013 annual report of the Civil Registry and Passport Office.

September 18th, 2014
High school youths in daring knife fight

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Persons who witnessed a daring fight with weapons between two High School boys while in the Paraquita Bay area yesterday afternoon September 17, 2014, were thankful that there was no bloodshed.

September 18th, 2014
‘There are elements in MoF to be dealt with!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “Something is suspect about the tender process, I know the intellectuals will get on me for this but they have to excuse me, something is suspect about the tender process. I don’t say it’s the persons involved with the evaluations, I kind of feel I happen to know where it is because they have some elements in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) that need to be dealt with,” said Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

September 18th, 2014
‘Craft's Alive a big mistake in RT!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – The Craft's Alive project would have been better off if it had been placed in the Carrot Bay area instead of Road Town (RT) as projects like the Cruise Pier Development Project (CPDP) and others are highly likely to kill it when complete.

September 18th, 2014
BVIOC gets WADA Anti-Doping Code update

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mr Ephraim Penn, President of the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC), recently returned to the Territory from a Results Management Workshop held in Georgetown, Guyana.

September 17th, 2014
Member States’ budget for EC Court inadequate - Dame Pereira

THE VALLEY, Anguilla – Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Dame Janice M. Pereira said budgetary allocations by member countries and Territories to the Court are woefully inadequate given the importance of the institution to economies and wants to see more contributed.

September 17th, 2014
Governor to decide on COI into SCB Harbour Project – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Questions surrounding the recent Auditor General’s report of the Sea Cow’s Bay (SCB) Harbour Project arose earlier today September 17, 2014 at a press conference called by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith where he indicated that any further investigations would have to be ordered by the Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE.

September 17th, 2014
‘Govt. must get serious & fine people for littering!’ – caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I find that Tortola people don’t have pride in their country,” said a caller into the Speak Out BVI radio talk show hosted by Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM last evening September 16, 2014.

September 17th, 2014
Should Mag. Tamia Richards be present? – asks Attorney Hugh Wildman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Appearing to be stunned and baffled at the same time Attorney at law Mr Hugh Wildman took to his feet challenging the presence of Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards in the courtroom as a major trial was in the process of being presided over by another magistrate.

September 17th, 2014
Retrial of five in major drug bust starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a battle of some of the prominent legal minds in the Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon when two lawyers presented a no-case submission to Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John arguing that there was no evidence submitted by the prosecution that links Jomo Jack to the conspiracy allegation surrounding Leon King.

September 17th, 2014
'The best must represent VI in football' - CFU Pres. Derrick Gordon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Football Association (BVIFA) held its 40th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Saturday September 13, 2014, at which President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Derrick Gordon called on Government representatives to ensure that the best players represent the Territory in football.

September 16th, 2014
Out of control vehicle slams 4 others

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A driver exiting a parking space at the parking lot at the Labour Department slammed into one parked vehicle with so much impact that it caused a domino effect sending the slammed vehicle into three other vehicles causing extensive damage.

September 16th, 2014
M.A.L.E. provides book scholarships to 2 young men

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E.) continues to provide guidance to youths of the Territory and has given due recognition to two deserving young men who have stood out over and above their peers by giving them book scholarships.

September 16th, 2014
‘I have absolutely nothing to hide!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has released a statement to the media to dispel what he described as the inaccuracies being peddled in a report by the Auditor General on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project.

September 16th, 2014
Karia J. Christopher In! To head Trade & Consumer Affairs Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This news site’s sources within the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government have told our news room that Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith and the Public Service Commission (PSC) have approved Karia J. Christopher, an indigenous Virgin Islander to become the new Director of Trade and Consumer Affairs.

September 16th, 2014
PO Joseph ‘Quincy’ Phillips accused of biting a minor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the case was called in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday September 15, 2014, Police Officer (PO) Joseph ‘Quincy’ Phillips pleaded not guilty to allegations that he had bitten a male who was a minor at the time.

September 17th, 2014
Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town Adopts the Adina Donovan Home

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town in keeping with the stated purpose of Rotary International (Rotary's primary motto is "Service Above Self") is pleased to be able to announce the following:

September 16th, 2014
UPDATE: Brockbank & Anderson raced to 18th place finish yesterday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a delayed start on Monday 15, September, 2014, Virgin Islands sailors Chris Brockbank and Alec Anderson finally got underway, sailing a 49er in the Yellow Fleet at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Championships in Santander, Spain.

September 15th, 2014
VG businesses embrace Soire'eBVI's Challenge

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – This is the third year in succession for Soire'eBVI Stomp Model Madness Marketing Challenge and for the first time its management took the decision to take the competition to the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda which saw good support by the business entities there.

September 15th, 2014
Bayside Blazers spank Knights in a 104-83 blowout!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Despite having two of their big guns Sandy E. Nadal and Chaurbin V. Smith out due to injuries, the high flying Bayside Blazers easily defeated the Knights 104 – 83 in a near blowout as the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League continued last night September 14, 2014.

September 15th, 2014
‘Don’t believe that the British won’t step in! – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes the British could intervene if the House of Assembly continues on its current course and has warned that not because the Territory is doing well in certain respects means that the British won’t step in if needed.

September 15th, 2014
‘This job is not about my accomplishments!’ – Ms Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “As the new Principal I take this responsibility very seriously, I am humbled by this opportunity and I understand that this job is not about me and my degrees and my accomplishments,” said the newly appointed Principal (acting) of the Elmore Stoutt High School Ms Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill.

September 15th, 2014
‘We need HMP investigated’ – Mr Ray S. Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the recent publication of the case against an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) a local businessman expressed his disgust at the news noting that the Superintendent of Prison Mr. David Foot needed to launch an investigation to determine how come no one knew of a ‘Ganja’ farm on the premises.

September 14th, 2014
Body of 20 y.o. Michael Poole found

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - One tragic news followed the other on this weekend as the Territory was awakened to the news that 20 year old Michael Poole’s body was this morning Sunday September 14, 2014 found after he had been reported missing since Friday September 12, 2014.

September 14th, 2014
Ms Ayana S. Hull honoured for passion to promote literacy

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – “I was not expecting this, I do what I do because I see the need for [it] and this is my way in contributing to something that is well needed in our society today, I do not look forward for awards, my blessings come from God, I really wasn’t expecting this,” said Ms. Ayana S. Hull.

September 14th, 2014
Game Boyz slaughter Warrias 80 - 47

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – As the weekends action tipped off in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League, on Friday September 12, 2014, the Game Boyz made it two wins from two.

September 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Horsepath murder victim ID as Nyron Ollivierre

HORSEPATH, Tortola, VI – Sources close to the investigators have confirmed the identity of the man shot to death in Horsepath, Tortola last night September 12, 2014, as Trinidadian Nyron Ollivierre also known as 'Tin Tin'.

September 13th, 2014
‘We need the younger generation in our fold’ – CIL’s Simone T. Monsanto

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Admitting that they have the older population of the Territory ‘locked’ Caribbean Insurers Limited’s (CIL) Simone T. Monsanto says that they are in the process of fashioning their marketing strategies to attract the younger generation into their fold.

September 15th, 2014
Digicel Completes Acquisition of Submarine Fibre Assets Across the Caribbean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel has received the required approvals from Government and regulatory authorities with regard to its purchase of a submarine fibre network across the Caribbean region from the Guadeloupe-based Loret Group and Caribbean Fibre Holdings and the transaction is now complete, it was announced today.

September 13th, 2014
No talking! Bayside Blazers shows how to win another game

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - After its disputed and controversial defeat last week to Game Boyz by 1 point, the team to watch in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League Bayside Blazers had its game plan on with yet another victory this time over Talk Done with a score of 83 – 76 on Friday September 12, 2014.

September 12th, 2014
IPhone thief Nikita Naval caught red-handed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite being caught red handed Nikita Naval has pleaded not guilty of the charge against him when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court today September 12, 2014.

September 12th, 2014
‘Acting Speaker’s ruling cannot be overruled’ – Dep. Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said that then acting Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Delores Christopher (R5) acted in accordance with the Standing Orders on August 14, 2014 and as such her ruling cannot be overruled even by the substantive Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses.

September 12th, 2014
Montserrat Govt. ousted in gen. election yesterday

BRADES, Montserrat - Following an election last night September 11, 2014 in one of the UK’s smallest overseas territories – Montserrat - the incumbent Premier Reuben T. Meade's party the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) has been ousted from office, said a report from Cayman News Service.

September 12th, 2014
‘If the report is accurate take me to Balsum Ghut!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA said that if the Auditor General’s report on the Sea Cow’s Bay harbour project is accurate, he is prepared to go to jail.

September 12th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Leon R. Samuel

By Cathy O. O. Richards

If there was one young man the corporate sector would have been seeking, the bidding stakes would have been extremely high when our Young Professional for The Week Mr Leon R. Samuel would have taken the platform.

September 12th, 2014
‘The Pentateuch’ donated to schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Why the Pentateuch? This was the silent question of many persons as throughout this week its author Ms Ayana S. Hull accompanied several companies, community leaders, individuals and even the Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn distributing her most recent book titled ‘The Pentateuch’ in schools.

September 12th, 2014
All set for the Deloitte/Ogier Sunrise BVI Half Marathon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Early bird registration is now open for the Deloitte / Ogier Sunrise BVI Half Marathon, which is scheduled for Saturday November 22, 2014.

September 11th, 2014
Hon Ralph T. O’Neal supports Govt's Tax Matters Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE today September 11, 2014 not only supported the Government’s Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) (Amendment) Act, 2014, but also voted for it to be passed at the same Sitting during which it was introduced.

September 11th, 2014
Drift Wood presents gift bags to BFEC teachers

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda,VI - Teachers of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) Primary Division were taken by total surprise when during the first staff meeting of the new school year Principal Hilroy A. George presented them with back to school gift bags.

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