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December 6th, 2016
Is the NDP Gov’t too broke for a 2017 Budget Day?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word around social media, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), talk show hosts and civil society is that the ruling National Democratic Party’s (NDP) raiding of the public treasury to win the 2015 snap elections is still coming home to roost.

December 6th, 2016
Wins for Panthers, Rebels & Sugar Boyz in National League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Old Madrid blew a chance to get into the top four, suffering a 3-0 defeat to the Panthers at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds on Saturday December 3, 2016, whilst the Sugar Boyz regained second place.

December 5th, 2016
UPDATE: Body found ‘deemed to be beyond recognition’- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has surprisingly stated it is still not in a position to confirm the identity of the body of a male found in the Crabbe Hill area late Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2016.

December 5th, 2016
Woman & 4-year-old safe after apparent home invasion in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A woman and her 4-year-old daughter were left shaken but unharmed after an unknown assailant entered their home just before midnight Sunday, December 4, 2016, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

December 5th, 2016
Most competitive BVI Sunrise Half Marathon ends with record run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It wasn’t the fastest, but definitely the most competitive race in the 11-year history of the Deloite-Ogier BVI Sunrise Half Marathon, which ended with St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Ruth Ann David improving her own course record on Saturday December 3, 2016.

December 5th, 2016
Change of Opposition party leaders in VI, Jamaica, Bermuda & SVG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- The main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in the overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (UK) is not alone in ousting its party boss.

December 5th, 2016
Dr Cassander P. Titley-O’Neal Out! Abruptly resigns from HLSCC

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) continues to be in the news for not only the lack of government funding, late faculty and staff payments, and mold in its buildings, but also locals seem to want out while others can’t get in.

December 5th, 2016
Xmas spirit ‘dead’ in DeCastro Street – Vendors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We ushered in Christmas with Christmas on Main Street. Back then you felt the Christmas spirit, Christmas in DeCastro Street killed that vibe and making it like the rest of the world; for commercial purposes,” said a vendor at Christmas in DeCastro Street on Saturday December 3, 2016.

December 5th, 2016
New Digicel BVI GM Kevin R. Gordon focusing on staff development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Close to 12 years after he walked through the doors of telecommunications company Digicel, Mr Kevin R. Gordon now heads Digicel BVI Limited.

December 4th, 2016
With ‘Supa Cop’ even forklifts are ticketed in Road Town!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All eyes remain on the streets of Road Town, the capital city of the Virgin Islands, as Glenn ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood is back on the traffic beat.

December 4th, 2016
Vehicles damaged in Road Town parking lot mishap

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- What caused the collision is unknown at this time but three vehicles were spotted close together with damages in the parking lot opposite Pussers in Road Town.

December 4th, 2016
Cotton’s ‘cutter’ doing damage in MLB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local Boy, Jharel L. Cotton, will be back in the Virgin Islands over Christmas, attending among other things, as a Special Guest of the 1st Annual Rising Stars Baseball Camp, being held in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on December 20, 2016.

December 3rd, 2016
Taxi drivers & City Manager clash over Xmas on DeCastro Street

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The heart of Road Town was converted into a Christmas affair when the 18th edition of Christmas on DeCastro Street, a two-day shopping, socialising, and entertainment extravaganza, got underway on December 2, 2016.

December 3rd, 2016
Protest turns violent in Bermuda over airport deal

HAMILTON, Bermuda - Two British Overseas Territories, the Virgin Islands (VI) and Bermuda, are going down the same path regarding the construction and extension of a new airport and runway.

December 4th, 2016
Political Correctness gets a bloody nose

Dickson Igwe

The advent of Donald J. Trump is a middle finger to globalisation and political correctness. It is also a return to the politics of social class, racial division, and anti migration. Is progressivism a going against the grain of what people really are? Is nationalism a natural feature of human kind? Are human beings not parochial and xenophobic by nature? Can these so called “negative traits” be reversed by better education, exposure to a global culture, and media influence?

December 3rd, 2016
Mixed fortunes for VI basketballers abroad

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The three top basketballers from the Territory, Norville ‘Banana’ Carey, Deon J. Edwin and Leslee J. Smith, all made significant contributions to their team’s performance, but with differing results.

December 3rd, 2016
Man shows up @ EE Police Station with gunshot wound

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Police are investigating an incident whereby a male showed up at the Est End Police Station with a gunshot wound last evening, December 2, 2016.

December 2nd, 2016
Premier Smith's $92G Cadillac repaired after accident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was over four months ago, on July 31, 2016 that the state-owned $92,500 Cadillac Escalade purchased after the 2015 snap election for Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was involved in an accident.

December 2nd, 2016
Nanny Cay’s construction project moves ahead; New marina in use!

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI- The over US$30 Million expansion project at Nanny Cay Hotel and Marina, one of Tortola’s premier facilities and boat yard, is continuing.

December 2nd, 2016
St John man convicted of 2012 murder

VI CONSORTIUM

BELLE VUE, St John, USVI- A young man has lost his freedom after a V.I. Superior Court jury unanimously convicted him of a 2012 murder that occurred on St. John, US Virgin Islands (USVI), the [US[ VI Department of Justice announced Thursday, December 1, 2016.

December 2nd, 2016
Local pioneer Dr Natalie J. Brewley-Frett has died

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The medical community and patients, along with other immediate family and friends, are in mourning over the passing of one of the first local female doctors in the Virgin Islands, Dr Natalie J. Brewley-Frett.

December 2nd, 2016
This Week We Feature Young Professional Aliyah Y. Leonard

It was American writer Maggie Gallagher who said, “Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.” That view does not faze our featured young professional this week, Aliyah Y. Leonard, a 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS).

December 2nd, 2016
UPDATE: Antiguan Kalique St Jean latest addition to 11th BVI Half Marathon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Runners vying for the top spots in the 11th Ogier/Deloite BVI Sunrise Half Marathon on December 3, 2016 have another competitor to think about, Antiguan Kalique St Jean.

December 1st, 2016
Gunshots fired at car in the Havers area on Tortola

HAVERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Around 9:00 P.M. this evening, December 1, 2016 it was reported that a man, along with a passenger, driving to his home in the Havers area on the main island of Tortola was shot at.

December 1st, 2016
US$2M that ‘originated in Tortola’ seized in T&T

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago have seized some US$2M found in a container and which allegedly originated in Tortola, Virgin Islands, according to Trinidad publication Newsday.

December 1st, 2016
Senate approves plan to revitalise horse racing in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS — There were doubts that the 31st Legislature would be able to pull it off, but after a Committee of the Whole meeting that lasted over 15 hours — and the meeting being one of this body’s last — US Virgin Islands (USVI) senators deliberated into the wee hours of Thursday December 1, 2016 as they decided whether to approve the agreement forged between the Governor Kenneth E. Mapp administration and VIGL Operations, LLC.

December 1st, 2016
Bus crashes into utility pole on Joe's Hill

HARRIGAN'S ESTATE, Tortola, VI- It is not clear at this time if there were any injuries when a bus slammed into a utility pole, cutting it down in the process, on Joe's Hill, in Harrigan's Estate.

December 1st, 2016
Corruption from ‘captain down to cook’ @ TPP dock- Taxi Operators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A veteran Taxi operator here has made an urgent call to the powers that be to lend a hand to alleviate what he refers to as “corruption” taking place at the Tortola Pier Park when ships are in port.

December 1st, 2016
BVIOC achieves quadrennial goals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola- VI - As the BVI Olympic Committee’s (BVIOC) 2013 – 2016 quadrennial comes to a close, the executive distributed a full report on its goals and achievements of the last 4 years to its member federations and key stakeholders.

November 30th, 2016
Fahie In, Fraser Out: Big upset in VIP elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has a new Chairman in First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie, who moments ago, November 30, 2016 unseated Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA at the party’s internal elections held at Maria’s by the Sea in Road Town.

November 30th, 2016
'Men you cannot put your wives out' - Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We had three persons living in their car. One lady was living in her bathroom…and this is because they said they had nowhere else to go. Sometimes clients are locked out of their homes and can’t retrieve their belongings.”

November 30th, 2016
Doug Wheatley calls for preservation of caroling in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of Speak out BVI on ZBVI 780 AM Doug Wheatley has called for something to be done to ensure that caroling, a long time tradition in the territory, lives on for the sake of future generations.

December 1st, 2016
HIV-Positive activist to share story for World AIDS Day 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A series of appearances and speeches by Tree Alexander, an HIV-Positive advocate will be the centerpiece of the BVI HIV/AIDS Foundation’ 2016 World AIDS Day awareness programme.

November 30th, 2016
Potgieter inspires Montessori to lead BDO U7 Standings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With his 15th goal of the season, Charlie Potgieter led Montessori to a 5-0 victory over Cedar School in BDO U7 School League play last week and cemented a place atop the standings.

November 30th, 2016
Crafts Alive is dead!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Mark (Hon Mark H. Vanterpool), he don’t do nothing for us. All that comes out of his mouth is Tortola Pier Park. Nothing about Crafts Alive,” an expression of frustration from Crafts Alive stall holder Irma Smith.

November 30th, 2016
Man shot in Christiansted, St Croix; Alleged shooter arrested

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man was shot in downtown Christiansted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016 by an unknown assailant, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has made known.

November 29th, 2016
Another late payment hits HLSCC

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- It was this news site that first and accurately reported on November 15, 2016 that the state owned H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) was having financial challenges paying its staff and faculty on time.

November 29th, 2016
I rather a Premier Fraser or Fahie over another day of NDP- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Delegate and former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr Julian Willock said while both men vying for the Chairmanship of the VIP in the Wednesday November 30, 2016 internal elections are good men, he is throwing his support behind veteran politician and incumbent Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3).

November 29th, 2016
3 young men seen speeding away in dinghy following Stickett murder- Police

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Police say they are interested in reports of three young men hurriedly leaving the Hodges Creek Marina in a dinghy following the fatal shooting of Estavan Jefferson on November 17, 2016.

November 29th, 2016
UPDATE: Police hunting for SVG national Renold L. Peters in chopping incident

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Police have confirmed our first and accurate story today, November 29, 2016 that a woman was brutally chopped about her body by a male assailant.

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