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March 23rd, 2019
NBVI raises funds for 4 year-old cancer victim

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI), in a collaborative effort which included the pooling of sums donated by the NBVI, together with personal donations from members of staff, successfully raised $1,570 to support the efforts of Ms Jasmine Watson, in her attempt to raise funds for her grandson, Jahdiel Watson.

March 23rd, 2019
VIP Gov’t stuck with NDP Budget for this year—Deputy Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has taken over the reins of government in the Virgin Islands (VI) but its spending in the coming year, will be largely dictated by the ousted National Democratic Party (NDP), since it was the NDP that prepared the Annual Budget.

March 23rd, 2019
Locals not bidding for RDA Contracts—Procurement Boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has in the vicinity of $800M to spend over five-years on the Territory development but local contractors have not been bidding for available projects.

March 22nd, 2019
Criminal investigation into Walwyn's wall commences - CoP Mathews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police Commissioner Michael B. Mathews has dropped a bombshell to Virgin Islands News Online. Speaking to our news centre today, Friday, March 22, 2019, the Top Cop confirmed that the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) wall scoping exercise ended last week and has now turned into a ‘criminal investigation’.

March 22nd, 2019
Deputy Premier mulls Investment Club for D7

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable, Nathalio D. Wheatley (D7), aka Sowande, is gearing to host a community meeting in District Seven on April, 6, 2019, where he is expected to press for the formation of a District Council, with sub-committees and an Investment Club, aimed at developing the specific constituency.

March 23rd, 2019
The Brexit Conundrum

By Dickson C. Igwe

A Second Referendum is the only real option to exit the Brexit mess.

March 22nd, 2019
Body found floating in St. John USVI, Investigation launched

CRUZ BAY, St. John, USVI — The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Police Department is investigating the cause of death of a man found floating in the ocean near the National Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay on Thursday morning, March 23, 2019.

March 22nd, 2019
VIP observes 48 yrs by supporting BVI Cancer Society

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP)—still in a celebratory mode—will this Saturday, March 23, 2019, observe its 48th Anniversary with its Annual Fundraiser.

March 22nd, 2019
PHOTO of Day: Premier Fahie rocks socks for “World Down Syndrome Day”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – March 21, 2019, marked ‘World Down Syndrome Day’ around the world and especially in the Virgin Islands (VI) where individuals such as Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) wore brightly coloured socks to celebrate the day.

March 21st, 2019
Premier Fahie to attend funeral of late Justice Redhead

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our news centre is that Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will be among Caribbean leaders and senior members from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court at the funeral of the late Justice Albert J. Redhead.

March 21st, 2019
Forged Documents lands duo in court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men were recently charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in connection with the utterance and possession of forged documents.

March 22nd, 2019
Benefit Concert for brain damaged accident victim

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The parents of brain injury survivor, Kenyatta Richardson, have arranged a thanksgiving concert in aid of his recovery and continued rehabilitation, in addition to financing a platform to bring awareness to persons in the Territory.

March 22nd, 2019
Spot on mate, spot on

By Thomas C. Famous

"I know we Bermudians like to think that we are a cut above all other offshore financial centres…I was personally a fierce proponent of that viewpoint, both at home and abroad…But I have had a “road to Damascus” moment on this issue because, try as we might to differentiate ourselves, to adversaries such as Mr Moscovici and his EU staff, all the dots are the same — illegitimate!

March 21st, 2019
Nagico Insurances encourages support for TEDxRoadTown event

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sharing the view that inspiring positive change is a necessary tool for personal and community development, Nagico Insurances has offered support for the 3rd annual TEDx RoadTown event slated for March 23, 2019, at the BVI International Arbitration Centre.

March 21st, 2019
USVI man shot dead in grocery store

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, USVI - A man was shot dead late Wednesday night, March 20, 2019, inside the Harmony Grocery Store and Bar, which is located near the Watergut Shanty in Christiansted, after an argument escalated, the Consortium has learned.

March 21st, 2019
‘Honestly Speaking’ will still probe VIP Gov’t - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Man of the cloth and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline who is also a strong supporter of the Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government says that even though the VIP is in power, his ‘Honestly Speaking’ Radio show will still continue to probe and investigate as it did under the Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

March 21st, 2019
NDP raided treasury to finance ‘election projects’—Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has begun to expose the National Democratic Party (NDP) government over its expenditure of the Territory’s resources, funding projects for political gains during the 2019 General Election season.

March 20th, 2019
Strong support: USVI Gov & Lt Gov attends VIP Gov’t swearing in

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was one of the biggest days in the history of the Virgin Islands (VI) when after 8 years, a new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government took office.

March 20th, 2019
Hon Fahie to deliver maiden Budget Address in April

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly (HoA) will on April 2, 2019, come under the proverbial gaze of the residents of the Virgin Islands (VI), when Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), delivers his maiden Budget Address for the coming fiscal year.

March 20th, 2019
SCB ‘Elevator Hill’ to be resurfaced, Road remains danger zone

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - One of the most dangerous roads on Tortola, located in the area of the Guard House/Threadfall will be resurfaced as early as next week, according to the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) three weeks old Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration.

March 20th, 2019
NLBC honours VI’s Unsung Heroes’

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Several outstanding Virgin Islanders will on Sunday March, 24, 2019, be honoured for their accomplishments and contributions to Education, Youth Work and Disaster Management and Response.

March 20th, 2019
Hurricane 2019: Lower probability of the heavy storms predicted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert urging citizens be ready for the 2019 hurricane season, the Sun Sentinel storm watcher website has predicted that it is anticipating a lower probability of the heavy storm activity that characterized the past three years.

March 20th, 2019
Two-year increments to be paid after Budget 2019—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public Officers who are due three years of increments, can look forward to two years’ payment when the Territory’s 2019, Annual Budget is approved in the House of Assembly (HoA), in April, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

March 19th, 2019
Bank of Asia Appoints Dr. Peter Reichenstein as President

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bank of Asia (BVI) Limited, one of the world’s first fully digital global cross-border banks and the first digital bank in the Virgin Islands (VI), today Tuesday, March 19, 2019, announced the appointment of Dr Peter Reichenstein as President effective March 15, 2019.

March 19th, 2019
Special sitting in honour of late Justice Redhead

ST JOHN’s, Antigua and Barbuda, WI – The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) will on March 22, 2019, convene a special sitting of the Judicature in “in honour of his Lordship,” the Honourable, Justice (rtd) Albert Redhead.

March 19th, 2019
Teen charged with four counts of burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department have charged Rockey Haripershad, 18, with burglarizing three businesses and attempted to burgle a fourth within close proximity to his place of residence in Purcell Estate.

March 19th, 2019
Man gets 15 years for robbery, attempted murder

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Fifteen years behind bars was the sentence handed down on Jahani Joseph who shot a man seven times while robbing him in the area of Hospital Ground almost three years ago, the USVI Department of Justice, Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen has announced.

March 19th, 2019
Great Sportsmanship @ SCBBC Showtime in Paradise Games - Milton C. McLean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Sea Cows Bay Basketball Club (SCBBC) 9-12 Showtime in Paradise Tournament 2019 presented a wonderful opportunity to showcase the basketball talents of the young and budding players both in the USVI and the Virgin Islands (VI) according to SCBBC President Mr Milton C. McLean.

March 19th, 2019
TEDx Road Town to feature youngest speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Among the group of adults to speak at TEDx Road Town, is twelve-year-old Farrari Khan, an emerging scientist resident in the Virgin Islands (VI) who among several other things, have started a ‘roots and shoots’ programme which he is expected to speak about.

March 19th, 2019
80 received certificates at Naturalisation Ceremony

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Eighty (80) persons received their certificates of naturalisation and can now be registered as British Overseas Territories Citizens (BOTC).

March 18th, 2019
VI seeking solidarity to fight EU, UK pressure – Premier to OECS

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) commenting on his recent trip to Guadeloupe for a special Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting says he is pleased with the progress of regional unity and the BVI’s role in the agenda to fight outside pressure from Europe.

March 18th, 2019
‘I am an advocate of free speech’ – Speaker Willock

Road Town, Tortola, VI - New Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock, says the territory has absolutely nothing to fear regarding his ability to be fair and unbiased in the HoA, since he has a history of advocating for free speech and speaking out for the rights of voiceless people.

March 18th, 2019
Two injured, two dead in USVI nightclub shooting

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — Two people were injured and two died during a shooting incident late Sunday Night, March 17, 2019, in a St. Thomas nightclub, sources told The Consortium. The information was subsequently confirmed by USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

March 19th, 2019
Elections are over – Time for ruling & not for fooling

By Alred C. Frett

The UK always reserves the final say - Let them: It is over but persons still ask what I think about the election results, the Cabinet and resignation & re-application of an elected member?... Well, most of my selections won so I am hopeful… At the same time, they were the ones facing nightly stress & strain on the campaign trail so they – and not I – have the right to make their own decisions on any & all positions… We will judge their work.

March 18th, 2019
Be in “Ready Mode” for 2019 hurricane season – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the 2019 hurricane season just three months away, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert is urging residents to take the necessary measures to be prepared while the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) do their parts.

March 17th, 2019
CGB Church to address VI’s ‘Intimacy issues’

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Recognising that citizens of the Virgin Islands (VI) are struggling with intimacy issues—while others are breaking up or divorcing—the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC) is getting ready to attack what they call ‘spiritual emptiness and broken heartedness’ in the territory.

March 17th, 2019
VIP announces Candidate for D4 By-Election

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP), has announced its Candidate to contest likely By-Elections for the Fourth District’s Seat in the House of Assembly (HoA)—Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith.

March 17th, 2019
USVI capitalising on 'Carnival' exit from Antigua

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI - In a rather drastic move following disagreements between the Antiguan Government, Carnival Cruise Line and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Carnival Cruise Line last week announced that it was removing Antigua from its itinerary, a decision with damaging consequences for the island, as Carnival Cruise Line alone brings 250,000 individuals to Antigua’s shores annually.

March 16th, 2019
PHOTO of Day: Hon Kye M. Rymer, a Minister with humility

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - It was yesterday Friday, March 15, 2019, when new Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) dropped by his old place of employment to greet his former staff.

March 16th, 2019
Gov’t to regularise status of EC occupants in VI - Premier tell OECS

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in his address to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) says that he has taken the decision to urgently look into the resident status situation of Eastern Caribbean residents living in the Virgin Islands (VI) over a long period of time.

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