ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman Terry D. Smith, who survived an apparent execution attempt on April 23, 2015 on Flemming Street in Road Town, Tortola, was today May 1, 2015 placed before the Magistrate's Court on charges of alleged firearm and ammunition possession.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The New Life Baptist Church will be hosting its annual International Night tomorrow May 2, 2015 in which 13 countries from the Caribbean and around the world are slated to participate in a day of fun and friendly competition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While answering a question in the House of Assembly earlier this year Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith told the public that Orion Law, a firm founded and owned by the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn and Speaker of the House Ingrid A. Moses, was only doing business indirectly with the BVI Health Services Authority.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Basketball Federation has made a U-turn on its original decision to cancel the 2015 Summer League and has now announced it will hold a League at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex after all.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Young educator, businesswoman and political aspirant Sharie B. de Castro said the silencing of persons for their political views must stop and that people should be free to express their opinion with a view to seeking what’s best for the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two witnesses took to the stand today April 30, 2015 in the Magistrate's Court as the trial of Juan Martin Pimental Taveras, who has been charged with allegedly receiving stolen goods, continued. One of the witnesses was the Virtual Complainant and the other an investigating officer with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the party is ready for early elections, the announcement of which came to him as no surprise as there has been a flurry of activities lately that pointed to that possibility.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that District Representatives who are in the Opposition are constantly being overlooked when it comes to infrastructural developments in their districts and that whatever contracts executed are usually given to friends of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA has assured there will be no such disrespect and cronyism under a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) if it wins the upcoming General Elections.
By Dickson Igwe
Underlying all conflict and instability on the planet is the war of values and cultures. And even within countries, state power may pass laws protecting minority groups, always a useful thing to prevent hate based crime. However, unless there is a change of hearts and minds, change is a mountain climb.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following our publication of an article which detailed allegations by a Facebook user regarding use of internet facilities and printing of research material, it has been made clear to this news site that the person was making reference to the public library in Virgin Gorda and not Road Town.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) continued in his campaign mode yesterday April 29, 2015 when he extolled the National Democratic Party (NDP) government not only for the cruise pier development project but for a number of other projects, including the Peebles Hospital and the National Sewerage Project.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands’ sailors Ryan Lettsome and Rayne Duff were in winners’ row when the Cruzan Open Regatta was held on April 25-26, 2015 in St Croix, US Virgin Islands.
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A man has been rushed to Peebles Hospital after the car he was in toppled on the public road at Pockwood Pond on the main island of Tortola minutes ago, April 29, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His message was short but very clear. Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the expanded cruise pier on Wickham’s Cay I, Tortola this morning, April 29, 2015, Mr Colin Murphy, Senior Vice President, Destination and Port Operations, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Limited urged the Government of the Virgin Islands to never lose focus on the product the territory is offering tourists, which is a unique one as compared to the wider Caribbean.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “She is a US citizen by birth and she has Belonger status so, according to the VI Constitution, she could run but I don’t feel this is right,” were the sentiments of radio talk show host, businessman and public activist Donaldo E. de Castro about Shaina M. Smith who will be contesting the First District seat at the upcoming General Elections under the National Democratic Party (NDP) banner.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley said there continues to be a culture of secrecy in the territory and proposed that the Governor or Deputy Governor hold seminars for civil servants to get them to be clear as to which documents can be shared and which cannot.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force this morning, April 30, 2015 executed a search warrant at a residence in the Butu Mountain area and found a Glock firearm and ammunition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One hundred percent (100%) financing, 72 months payment terms with low interest rates and $500 flat insurance rate for any vehicle purchased are some of the incredible offers that will be available at a pre-Mother’s Day car sale that Scotiabank and Nagico Insurances have teamed up for.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an unprecedented move in the history of basketball in the Virgin Islands, the BVI Basketball Federation which hosts one of the biggest basketball leagues every year on Tortola has cancelled its 2015 League.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Young businesswoman and educator Ms Sharie B. de Castro and musician Raul ‘Jugo’ Sprauve will on Thursday April 30, 2015 host a public event called ‘Word on the Street, during which they hope to chart a common vision for the Virgin Islands. The event will take place at 6:00pm in the parking lot of the One Stop Mall in Road Town.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The annual St Thomas Carnival Village has been named in honour of Cleve ‘Grapo’ Turnbull who passed away last November. The Village was launched on Friday evening April 24, 2015 and was named ‘Grapo’s Art Gallery.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The second round or Super 8’s of the LIME Super Fast League got underway on Sunday April 26, 2015 at Greenland Playfield with wins for Vincy C.C. and Grenada C.C. in the remaining two groups of four.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- In a telephone conversation this morning April 27, 2015 Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA, offered the new Chief Minister of Anguilla congratulations on his and the Anguilla United Front’s (AUF) recent election victory at the polls.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A number of musicians from the Virgin Islands are frustrated and embarrassed that the US Virgin Islands border patrol continues to restrict them from travelling to perform in that territory for gain and that the National Democratic Party government seems to be dragging their foot on the issue.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Legislator and member of the National Democratic Party Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE said Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie W. Skelton ought to be congratulated for “allowing” Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE to speak at the opening ceremony of the Virgin Gorda health facility.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The well-known proverb, ‘Ask and it shall be given to you’, proved true for the senior citizens of the Abraham Lennard Community Centre in Carrot Bay.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islanders will soon see a change in the process for obtaining British Overseas Territories Citizen passports which are issued locally.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Three Tortola horses, Doughmaker, Chilean Boy and Trading Secrets will go head to head with Uptown Anthem, Giant Valley and Break Up The Game in the Governor’s Cup – the feature race on May 1, 2015 at the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track, St. Thomas, USVI.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In one of the most risky political moves for the 2015 General Elections expected in July of this year, the newly formed People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has decided that its long time Representative and Party Leader, Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2), will run as an At-Large candidate while new comer and former LIME Executive Mr Elford W. Parsons will contest on the party’s slate in the Second District.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Shemar Trim and Deria D. Joseph have been crowned Mr GQ and Miss Gorgeous respectively.
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