CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – After one year of dedicating his time, energy and finances to a personal project which is geared to promote the Virgin Islands and the talents that are within these shores, local rapper Travis J. Osbourne aka Bumpy B Breezy looks forward to releasing his first musical documentary tomorrow August 20, 2014.
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – A worker from the Environmental Health Division slipped and fell on a slippery sloping road in Pockwood Pond yesterday August 18, 2014 while in the line of duty and had to be taken away by ambulance.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) were unable to hold on to a slender lead over French Saint Martin on Saturday August 16, 2014, succumbing to a late barrage of goals and suffering a 4-2 defeat in a Friendly match played on the A.O. Shirley Grounds.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has paid tribute to Mrs Gretel Stoutt, who sadly passed away yesterday August 17, 2014, calling her dedicated and resolute.
WEST END, Tortola, VI – The West End Community Centre held its 2nd annual Back to School Fair at the Benjamin Romney Park in West End, for children from communities in the area yesterday August 17, 2014 at the end of which they all received school supplies.
WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Historian and former legislator of the Virgin Islands Mrs. Eileen L. Parsons, OBE, has stepped forward to moot the call for leaders to consider the discontinuation of the three back-to-back holidays during the Emancipation Festival season.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher is perplexed that Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses was away from the House without giving any notification that she would have been absent for the sitting of August 14, 2014.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Mr Paul A. Hewlett, Director of Sports in the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports was not shy in giving credit where it is due as he complimented Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA for setting a trend for others to follow.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A letter to Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses written and signed by the four Opposition Members of the House of Assembly outlined the breaches allegedly committed by Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn when he read and distributed letters from witnesses to the Public Accounts Committee without permission.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI –“In building character we insist that players be discipline in order to play in the league, we have also established a low threshold for rudeness and misbehavior of any sort, thus [is] our commitment to a programme prepared to implement and execute rules that adhere to a policy built on and around the principles of zero tolerance.”
CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Dozens of excited, enthusiastic young athletes will be showing off their new found skills tomorrow Sunday August 17, 2014, when the second Annual BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) First District “Run, Throw, Jump” Kids Athletic Camp concludes with a Mini Track Meet at Capoon’s Bay.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “The role and task of the Governor is to strike a balance between the views of Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom, those of the government of the Virgin Islands Government, your elected representatives and the aspirations of the people of the Virgin Islands,” said newly sworn in Governor to the Virgin Islands His Excellency Governor John S. Duncan, OBE.
By Alred C. Frett
Celebrating a Celebration without having a Success:
We have just expended gobs of Money & tons of Effort celebrating a Celebration while the real reason for the occasion eludes us… Instead, whether in the Caribbean or across the World we see the victimization of Slave Descendants by Police & others involved in Law & Order Systems in which the Poor are used to destroy Poor in order to safeguard the wealth & power of the Rich.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Second District Representative Hon J. Alvin Christopher last evening August 14, 2014 walked out of the House of Assembly, reducing the already depleted House to less than a quorum and causing the acting Speaker Hon Delores Christopher to adjourn the House after she denied him the right to speak on a letter written and signed by all Opposition members asking Hon Myron V. Walwyn to apologise.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
“I Love a challenge,” said Kerston A. Marquis as he tells his story of how he has elevated from being a popular guy holding a shaving machine as a barber to being in the office of the Department of Customs as an accountant.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - CCT today August 14, 2014 announced that it will be performing a prepaid service migration, giving customers access to a new service platform and that this will take place tonight between 11:00 pm and midnight, disrupting service during that time.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith said that crime has gone down in the Territory as a result of the progress of the Government, in response to a question put to him by an Opposition member of the House today August 14, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Donald E. De Castro believes that the port project needs to have a Commission of Inquiry in order to put to rest all doubts about the project and expressed concern that the Government seems unwilling to go in this direction.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – After the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government administration started the construction of toilet facilities for patrons to the Baths on Virgin Gorda, the project has finally reached completion stages approximately some three years later.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel would like to invite the press to bear witness to the drawing and announcement of the first Nine (9) persons that will be selected to try their luck in winning the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicle.
By Dickson Igwe
The final stories in the series of articles on the poor customer service model in the telecoms industry assess the issue of lack of competition in the Virgin Islands telecoms sector. The narratives state that effective competition is the one answer for improving customer service in telecoms. Real competition, not regulation, is the single option for effectively changing services for the better, in Virgin Islands telecom.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Hon. Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League moved into high gear last night, Wednesday August 13, 2014 with the staging of its first Elite Player Draft, which created much excitement, frantic phone calls and huddles of whispered conversations.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Word reaching our news room from our National Democratic Party (NDP) Government sources moments ago is that Delta Petroleum has been awarded another contract to supply fuel and lubricants to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of artists who performed at this year's Festival activities have confirmed with this news site that following the publication of their concerns via this news site they commenced receiving calls indicating that their cheques would have been ready by yesterday afternoon August 12, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has received no reports of structural damage to buildings or other infrastructure or injury to persons from the 4.46 magnitude earthquake which was felt across the Territory at 11:05 pm last night August 12, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher believes that a Commission of Inquiry (COI) will go a far way in removing any doubt that Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) was not involved in any wrongdoing with regards to the cruise pier project.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As controversy brews around the status the reigning Miss BVI Jaynene Jno-Lewis, the pageant’s 1st runner up Doneisha D. Maduro-Findlay said her family has nothing to do with the ongoing issues as some people are suggesting on social media.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was as if they had rehearsed their lines but that was not so as both Demitri A. T. Browne and Jian S. K. Jeffers said, “I am happy it’s all over,” when contacted by this news site at different times during the course of last night August 12, 2014 following the release of this year’s Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination results.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Berth “Big Man” Henley Softball Season could be all over on Friday August 15, 2014 as both the Pythons and Power Outage are just one win away from securing sweeps in the Women’s and Men’s Divisions Championships.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses last night August 11, 2014 slammed members of the Opposition for what she called the abusing of their parliamentary privilege when they included in their presentations information on companies connected to the cruise pier project.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – They were hopping and jumping and running onto the stage when they were announced the winners of this year’s Adult Troupe for the 60th Festival Parade. Subsequently speaking with the troupe leader Ms. Hariette Riviera it was learnt that they were totally surprised that they outshone the bigger names in the parade.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie amplified his call for a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to clear up issues surrounding the cruise pier project such as the cost of the project, the issues regarding the tendering, issues surrounding conflict of interest and the alleged concerns of persons who testified before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With no forthcoming explanations, apologies or compromise from the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) as it relates the controversy surrounding this year's taking of the award for the Road March competition, Showtime Band has taken the liberty of naming themselves the champions for the 8th time around.
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