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August 23rd, 2016
UPDATE: Almestica tried to flee from police – Court heard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jose Almestica reportedly made a dash to escape being arrested by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on August 18, 2016 after he and two others were searched, the court heard yesterday afternoon August 22, 2016 when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards.

August 23rd, 2016
Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry prepares some 100 for school

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Purcell Girls' Brigade Lieutenant Tammi T. David has disclosed that the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry is likely to go district-wide for 2017 as opposed to its current concentration on children only of the Purcell community.

August 23rd, 2016
Bayside Blazers off to winning start in Hon Fraser League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – As the Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League continued on Sunday August 21, 2016 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom on the main island of Tortola, there were wins for Ghut Boys, Red Zone and former champions Bayside Blazers.

August 23rd, 2016
2 dead in vehicular accidents on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Two vehicular accidents on St Croix, US Virgin Islands on Monday August 22, 2016— one early in the morning and the other at about 7:00 P.M. — have left two victims dead, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has confirmed.

August 22nd, 2016
TAG giving back $$ to customers

SLANEY POINT, Tortola, VI- Tortola Auto Group is giving customers a chance to earn up to $3,000 cash back in their newest promotion which starts on September 1 and ends September 10, 2016 with a roadshow at the Courtesy Car Rental Parking lot, Opposite Scotiabank.

August 22nd, 2016
VIPD laments inability to track police vehicles following officers’ deaths

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Officer Lesha Lammy and Kai Javois were shot dead by someone two weeks ago at a beach in Hams Bluff, Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

August 22nd, 2016
UPDATE: It's official! Ritter-Freeman to act as CIO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- This news site first and accurately reported on August 19, 2016 that Geraldine Ritter-Freeman was chosen above Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Guy M. Hill for the post of Acting Chief Immigration Officer.

August 22nd, 2016
Rumour is one thing, evidence is another- Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite becoming unpopular for not calling a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the controversial Ports Development Project even when the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Auditor General, along with the public, would have strongly recommended it, Governor John S. Duncan OBE insists it was the right decision.

August 22nd, 2016
Scheduled power outages upsetting residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the scheduled power outages are reportedly necessary for the safe transporting of the three Wartsila generators from Port Purcell to Pockwood Pond, this has not stopped residents from expressing their discomfort, especially on social media.

August 22nd, 2016
Transporting of BVIEC generator still ongoing

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The transporting of the 160 ton Wartsila generator from the Port Purcell dock to the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Pockwood Pond Power Plant has been delayed for close to three hours already.

August 21st, 2016
First ever VG International Marlin Tournament begins

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Before the crack of dawn, over eight boats set sailed and officially started the first ever Virgin Gorda International Marlin Tournament, which will run from today, Sunday August 20, 2016, and end on Tuesday August 23, 2016.

August 21st, 2016
Sol takes ‘Free Fuel for a year’ campaign to EE

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Sol has taken its ‘Free fuel for a year’ promotional campaign to residents of the Eastern end of the territory, also offering them giveaways and happy hour eats and drinks at the Harbour View Marina.

August 21st, 2016
Full house for Hon Fraser League opening

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – A packed Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom witnessed the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Annual Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League last night, Saturday August 20, 2016.

August 21st, 2016
Vehicle topples @ Kingstown

KINGSTOWN, Tortola, VI- The circumstances surrounding the accident are not clear, however, an SUV ended up on its side on a hill at Kingstown, Tortola this morning, August 21, 2016.

August 20th, 2016
Bags of cement fall from moving truck @ Baughers Bay

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Traffic has been reduced to one lane at Baughers Bay after bags of cement fell from a moving truck today, August 20, 2016.

August 22nd, 2016
Natalio D. Wheatley responds to controversial BVI News article

By Natalio D. Wheatley

On Wednesday August 17, 2016, on my radio show, “Things to Talk,” I made comments which were reported on by various news outlets. These news reports on my comments were not received well by a sizable number of people. Some will see my response to these news reports and their comments as damage control, but those who know me understand that I am not afraid of criticism.

August 20th, 2016
BVIEC taking extreme precautions in carrying generators to Pockwood Pond

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the absence of a deep water harbour in Pockwood Pond, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) had no alternative but to offload its three new Wartsila generators for the Phase V Power Development Project at Port Purcell.

August 20th, 2016
Gov’t does not want Freedom of Information Act- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outspoken host of the 3D Show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has described as “heartbreaking” that a local media house had to file a Freedom of Information Inquest to the United Kingdom in search for answers to the proposed Airport Expansion Project here in the [British] Virgin Islands.

August 20th, 2016
Lions Club of Tortola comes to the aid of FSN

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yesterday August 19, 2016 the Family Support Network (FSN) was assured that it would not be left alone in its struggle to provide the much needed services to hundreds in the territory, when it was given a cheque valued $1,250.00 by the Lions Club of Tortola.

August 20th, 2016
UPDATE: 3 charged with firearm/ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the four arrested in a Police operation in the Pasea Estate area on August 18, 2016 were charged yesterday afternoon, August 19, 2016, according to the Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

August 19th, 2016
UK Gov’t has no plans to impose direct rule on VI- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Suggesting that senior politicians who have been publicly stating that the United Kingdom Government wants to impose direct rule on the Virgin Islands have not been informed enough, Governor John S. Duncan OBE has dismissed those claims.

August 19th, 2016
UPDATE: Henry completes VI’s Olympic mission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Eldred Henry closed out Team Virgin Islands (VI) participation in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games with his Shot Put event on the morning of Thursday August 18, 2016 at the Olympic Stadium.

August 19th, 2016
Valston M. Graham tipped to be new DPP in St Kitts-Nevis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The saying, ‘when one door is closed another is opened’, seems to be true for Senior Crown Counsel in the Office of the Virgin Islands Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Attorney Valston M. Graham.

August 19th, 2016
‘Light at the end of the tunnel’- Leroy A. E. Abraham

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has begun to offloaded its three Wartsila power generating sets for the Phase V Power Development Project, which is geared towards tackling the power woes hitting the territory.

August 19th, 2016
Visitors come to place bets on horses- Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long time horse owner Lesmore Smith has again called for pari-mutuel betting in the Virgin Islands to be made legal.

August 18th, 2016
BMSA thrilled with success of Festival Car Show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Motivated by the success of its Festival Car Exhibition held at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School grounds on July 30, 2016, the BVI Motor Sports Association (BMSA) is sparing no time in planning ahead for 2017.

August 20th, 2016
Islamophobia in the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

Online news reports of a recent and very threatening alleged verbal assault on a prominent Virgin Islands family for their religious beliefs is simply unacceptable. Any attack on any person for their religious and cultural identity in this territory cannot be tolerated, notwithstanding their social and economic status.

August 18th, 2016
NCL to reduce visits to VI during 2017 summer months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Taxi drivers and tour operators may not be too pleased to hear that Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has made the decision to remove one of its large cruise ships, Norwegian Getaway, from its Miami base for the 2017 summer months.

August 18th, 2016
Private medical facilities accused of exploiting NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Almost all the private medical facilities in the territory have come under fire for allegedly jacking up their prices and putting undue pressure on patients since the National Health Insurance (NHI) was implemented.

August 18th, 2016
Sugar Works Museum highlights VI’s horse racing stalwarts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Those who have over the many years contributed towards the development of horse racing in the Virgin Islands were highlighted by the Sugar Estate Museum in Lower Estate on Wednesday August 17, 2016.

August 18th, 2016
Festival becoming less Emancipation & VI Culture- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Expatriates who show up with their flags in support of artists from their native land, international artists performing every night, the celebrations taking on more of a music festival and carnival nature than that of a cultural emancipation celebrations, are some of the thorns in radio talk show host Natalio D. Wheatley’s side.

August 18th, 2016
More than 500 evacuated in ship fire near Puerto Rico

VI CONSORTIUM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- The US Coast Guard responded on Wednesday August 17, 2016 to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger ferry vessel Caribbean Fantasy approximately half a mile off of Punta Salinas, the Coast Guard has made known via press release.

August 18th, 2016
Three new generators arrive for BVIEC’s Phase V Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the frequent power outages being experienced in the territory due to load shedding and other issues, residents would welcome the news that three new engines have arrived for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project, although they are not expected to be added to the grid until in December.

August 17th, 2016
Contractors storm NDP Caucus meeting; Want Airport Project to stay local!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -The issues of the Airport Runway Development Project and who should be awarded the contract, if the airport project moves forward, are still hot topics.

August 17th, 2016
Stalker’s proposal for marriage was turned down by now deceased officer

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Details presaging the homicide deaths of police officers Lesha Lammy and Kai Javoi, as made available in court documents in the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) probable cause case against police officer Francis Williams, sheds light on how the VIPD was able to secure a $50,000 bond and arraignment on a stalking charge against Mr Williams, who is now on leave.

August 17th, 2016
NDP Gov’t forced to reverse tax increase on alcohol

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Entrepreneurs have proven their ability to lobby in fairness for their businesses and consumers alike as they have succeeded in making the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government revoke recently instituted import taxes on alcoholic beverages.

August 17th, 2016
10-year-old donates to FSN

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It took the heart of innocence in 10-year-old Ahijah Kalifa Faith Cristanna Barthwas to publicly note that institutions like the Family Support Network (FSN) should not have to beg for help, considering the kind hearted nature of the Virgin Islands people.

August 17th, 2016
Colonialism a no-no - Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the radio programme, 'Speak out BVI' on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has added his voice to the discourse on whether the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) should seek independence from Britain, saying that there is nowhere in the international law books that says small dependent territories like the VI should remain colonies of other countries and the Brits know this.

August 17th, 2016
VI’s Jharel L. Cotton named Pacific Coast Pitcher of the Week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -The A's may have been wondering what type of pitcher they were getting when they acquired Virgin Islander Jharel L. Cotton, but the No. 16 A's prospect was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on Monday August 15, 2016, after he flirted with a perfect game in his second start for Triple-A Nashville the previous week.

August 16th, 2016
Disappointed Harrigan-Scott looking to pick up the pieces

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For at least 50 metres of her race, the Virgin Islands top sprinter Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott seemed headed for semi-final qualification for the 100m at the Rio Olympics.

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