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May 25th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘Engine malfunction caused powerboat fire’ – Nick Willis

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Owner of Leverick Bay and coordinator of the Leverick Bay Poker Run, Nick Willis said the boat that caught fire off Beef Island yesterday May 24, 2015 had reportedly suffered an engine malfunction that resulted in the blaze.

May 25th, 2015
Dozens celebrate CONCACAF Women’s Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Dozens of females gathered on Greenland Playfield on Saturday May 23, 2015, to participate in the inaugural CONCACAF Women’s Football Day hosted by the BVI Football Association (BVIFA).

May 25th, 2015
UPDATE: VG residents on massive search for John Emmanuel

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – It is day five and relatives of John Emmanuel, 66, have not had a comfortable night’s rest knowing he is somewhere out there.

May 25th, 2015
The modern politicians Hons Fraser & Walwyn, Teleprompter & App!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the 2015 political season winds down, with about two weeks left of campaigning and the public having to be bombarded by radio, online and tv commercials and the speeches from the rostrums, two politicians have stepped up the campaigning to a new level.

May 25th, 2015
Man shot in leg

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information reaching this news site from our Team of Reporters across the Virgin Islands is that a man was rushed to Peebles Hospital with a suspected gunshot injury yesterday, May 24, 2015.

May 25th, 2015
‘NDP practicing bold face corruption’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and incumbent candidate for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said a vote for the National Democratic Party is a vote for the continuation of their alleged bold faced corruption.

May 25th, 2015
Digicel (BVI) presents cheque for Hon Fraser Save the Seed B/Ball League rings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Bayside Blazers will soon be sporting their championship rings for winning the 2014 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League as Digicel (BVI) Ltd has come through to its promise of sponsoring the ‘blings’.

May 25th, 2015
UPDATE: Al & Vondi take Poker Run’s 1st prize 2nd time in a row

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – When Alcinder Baa aka Al and Von Alphonso aka Vondi entered the Leverick Bay Poker Run this year they had one thing on their mind, taking home some big dollars. Their lucky star did shine on them as for the second year in a row the duo claimed the 1st prize of $8,000.

May 24th, 2015
VIP had governed in 'patch & go fashion' – Hon Delores Christopher

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – In the midst of laying out her plans and speaking about her “accomplishments” in the Fifth District, Honourable Delores Christopher described the governance of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) while in power as ‘patch and go fashion’

May 24th, 2015
CIL to host health expo & day of testing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) will on May 30, 2015 host a health exposition and day of testing in collaboration with local and overseas medical institutions and agencies during which it is expected that a wide range of testing and medical services will be available to the public.

May 24th, 2015
'NDP fresh out of ideas; resorts to name calling' - Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and incumbent candidate for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said the National Democratic Party (NDP) is fresh out of ideas and has opted to make him their target for name calling and denigration in this election campaign.

May 24th, 2015
Smit overcomes Torture to win in East End

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justin Smit rode to an easy victory, last weekend, in the BVI Mountain Bike Club’s “East End Torture” in a time of 58.30, a 2-lap course around the East End area with a featured eastern climb of the prison road culminating in a crux just outside Her Majesty’s Prison.

May 23rd, 2015
Biwater disappointed over Hon Vanterpool's comments on plant

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Project Director of Biwater BVI, Richard F. Smith said he was heart-broken at comments made by Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool that the Biwater plant at Paraquita Bay had encountered difficulties but not explain what had really occurred at the plant since the Works Ministry and Water and Sewerage Department were informed of the problem encountered and that it was quickly rectified.

May 23rd, 2015
‘Victimisation fears kept people in’ – Dion M. Jennings

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – Independent candidate for the Sixth District Dion M. Jennings blamed the ongoing culture of victimisation for the low numbers at his public meeting held last night May 22, 2015 at the Belle Vue junction.

May 23rd, 2015
Nomination Day should end @ noon – Juliette Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After evaluating and tabulating the nomination day process of yesterday May 22, 2015 Supervisor of Elections Mrs Juliette Penn recommended that nominating of candidates for general elections be closed at noon in future.

May 23rd, 2015
BVIFA Executives to attend FIFA Election

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the British Virgin Islands Football Association Executives, President Andy Bickerton, Vice President, Aubrey Liburd and Asst. Secretary- Operations, Avenell Morton, will be departing the Territory on Sunday 24th May, 2015, to attend the FIFA Congress in Zurich.

May 22nd, 2015
UPDATE: 42 nominated; record 12 women!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 42 candidates have been nominated for the 2015 General Election with 26 for District seats and 16 for Territorial At Large. 43 candidates were nominated for the 2011 General Election.

May 22nd, 2015
17 for ‘Who’s next’ 1st elimination this weekend

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In keeping true to his promise of supporting local talent in the Virgin Islands (VI), BET’s Kelly ‘Kelly G’ Griffin will be here for the Top 7@7 who’s next elimination round this weekend.

May 22nd, 2015
‘I am ready!’- ‘Roxie’ Romney declares

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Assuring that she has learnt much from her father the late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Fourth District JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney declared that she is ready to step up to the challenge and become the next Representative.

May 22nd, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Gregory A. Levons Snr

By Cathy O. O. Richards

This week we feature a young man who accurately describes himself as a calm, cool and collective guy. His passion for giving back to his community is one to admire. His dream for his country is one of prosperity whereby he would like to see it not only prosper but prosper in the right way where development is controlled in such a way that the natural beauty of the island he hails from and resides on remains.

May 22nd, 2015
‘I am proud to have rich white friends’- Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The Stickett area was filled to capacity last night May 21, 2015 as it was the occasion of the campaign launch of Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering who, while outlining some of the areas of development for his district, stood up to his critics.

May 22nd, 2015
‘Let’s have a woman represent the 4th District’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE said there are many issues to be looked after in the city of Road Town on the main island of Tortola and he is sure that under the guidance of JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney those issues will be attended too.

May 22nd, 2015
VI U-13 footballers off to St Maarten for Coupe de la Com!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Football Association Under 13 Boys team has departed the territory to participate in the Coupe de la Com, hosted by French St Maarten from May 22 to May 24, 2015.

May 21st, 2015
‘We have to stop this runaway train’- Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “As your representatives in the House of Assembly, we will ensure that resources are evenly distributed and allocated to assist persons desiring to set-up and run their own companies. We need to stop this runaway train where the rich continue to become unseemly richer while the poor become destitute.”

May 21st, 2015
‘Give us your vote for our integrity & record’ – Irene F. Penn-O’Neal

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – At Large candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Irene F. Penn-O’Neal called on voters of the Sixth District to give the party’s candidates their votes as the party is one they could trust – having integrity and a record of development in the country, unlike the alternatives.

May 21st, 2015
Mardi Gras replaces Music Fest this year @ CGB

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – With a long weekend ahead and the void created by the absence of Music Fest, local promoters have organised a weekend of 'Mardi Gras' celebration which will feature, among other international artistes, Popcaan of Jamaica.

May 21st, 2015
Pearla's Bar owner Pearla Malone passes

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – (Post Time: 12:40pm) Virgin Islands News Online can confirm that owner of Pearla's Bar in Baughers Bay, Pearla Malone passed away this morning May 21, 2015 following a brief illness.

May 21st, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: Dancia Penn ‘like a fly in ointment’- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shortly after announcing her run for political office as an Independent Territorial At Large candidate, former legislator and prominent figure in the legal fraternity Mrs Dancia Penn has come in for criticisms from Bishop John I. Cline who referred to her as a ‘fly in ointment’ due to her late entry into the electoral race.

May 23rd, 2015
Power & Inequality

By Dickson Igwe

Karl Marx, the Great Enlightenment Philosopher, stated in his magnum opus Das Kapital that the route to true social equality was through violent revolution.

May 21st, 2015
Hon Fahie knocks NDP culture of 'cha-ching'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and First District candidate Honourable Andrew A. Fahie continues to ponder why the Government has called a snap election but said that he wasn’t worried.

May 21st, 2015
‘Take the money & vote them out’ – Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Prodigal son of the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan last evening May 20, 2015 returned home to the place he originated from but, unlike the account in the Bible, there was no fatted calf or feast awaiting him because of the economic downturn the community along with so many others face.

May 21st, 2015
‘I am no longer a diamond in the rough’ – Hon Marlon A. Penn

EAST END, Tortola, VI - “They can take the credit, for all I am concerned about is improving the lives of the citizens of my community.., and their families,” said Honourable Marlon A. Penn as he officially launched his campaign last night, May 20, 2015 in Red Bay, East End.

May 21st, 2015
Cavaliers win keeps them in contention

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the LIME Superfast Twenty/20 League continued on Sunday May 17, 2015 at Greenland Playfield, Cavaliers recorded a 112-run win over New Testament Church of God and Police beat Earl Tree Shotters.

May 20th, 2015
UPDATE: VI on 'brink of disaster'- Dancia Penn OBE, QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Painting a grim picture of where the Virgin Islands is positioned presently, former Deputy Premier under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, Dancia Penn OBE, QC said it is her deep and abiding love for country, coupled with the call from across the Virgin Islands for change, that she has decided to put herself up as an Independent At Large candidate for the June 8, 2015 General Election.

May 20th, 2015
Some voters disenfranchised due to early elections call- Elections Supervisor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The early elections date called by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has not only caught many persons aspiring to run for political office off guard but has even disenfranchised some persons eligible to vote. Added to that, the Elections Office was also affected by the sudden announcement as it was unable to complete the processing of voter’s identification cards.

May 20th, 2015
Hon Fraser gets his wish! Election observers coming!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following vocal calls from Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA for international observers to be present for the June 8, 2015 elections, Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency John S. Duncan has announced that an observer team will be coming.

May 20th, 2015
Police witness: Irene F. Penn-O’Neal always denied knowing of guns & ammo

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Another police officer, Keishon Leslie has testified that Mrs Irene F. Penn-O’Neal from the onset maintained that she had no knowledge of guns and ammunition found in her home in the early morning hours of October 24, 2014.

May 20th, 2015
Summer Sizzle 2015 to be bigger than ever- Terry T. Donovan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Coordinator of Summer Sizzle 2015 Terry T. Donovan said everything is on course for this year’s event to be bigger than anything before in the seven years of the fashion extravaganza, with designers from around the globe billed to come in.

May 20th, 2015
UPDATE: 16 bales of cocaine seized in recent drug bust- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting that some 16 bales of cocaine were recovered during the drug bust in Virgin Islands waters where one suspect was killed and two arrested on May 18, 2015, a story that was broken by Virgin Islands News Online.

May 20th, 2015
‘It's not about the white envelope’ - McLloyd O. Walters

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Eighth District, Mr McLloyd O. Walters has told supporters he is a person who is committed to results as he spoke for the first fifteen minutes of his address, not looking down at a prepared speech as he said he was speaking from the heart.

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