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April 15th, 2014
‘Youths not lazy; they want to work’ - Commentator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Contrary to what some might believe, young people in the Virgin Islands want to work and are willing to be trained in order to get this done according to commentator and talk show host, Julio Sam Henry.

April 15th, 2014
Wins for Vikings & Cavaliers in Digicel Super Sixes 20/20

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI – The Vikings restricted to a par score of 193 by Grenada C.C. managed to squeeze home by just 2 runs as the BVICA Digicel 20/20 Tournament continued on Sunday April 13, 2014 on the field at Greenlands.

April 14th, 2014
UPDATE: Team Vincy wins NLBC Int’l Night!

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Team St Vincent & the Grenadines has been declared the winner of this year’s International Night event held this past Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the Grounds of the New Life Baptist Church (NLBC).

April 14th, 2014
Fmr Magistrate Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury awaits return to office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three years ago Former Magistrate Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury was removed from office as the Crown had taken legal action against her but a tribunal had in May 2012 found no wrongdoing on her part and had advised that she be returned to office. Up to today that order has not been carried out.

April 14th, 2014
Ports Project has ‘numerous irregularities & questionable payments’ – PAC report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Report on the Ports Development Project has hit the streets of the Virgin Islands and will be laid on the Table of the House of Assembly on Thursday April 17, 2014, according to the Order Paper obtained by this news site.

April 14th, 2014
‘The ‘White man’ not taking over; over my dead body’ – VG resident

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – The future of the leadership of the Virgin Islands seems to be of great concern to residents across the divides to the extent that they fear that the ‘White man’ is taking over very senior leadership positions in government.

April 14th, 2014
UPDATE: ‘No one should touch Long Bay Land’ – VG Resident

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Residents of Virgin Gorda joined their District Representative (R9) Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE in expressing their concerns about the distribution of lands especially at Long Bay.

April 15th, 2014
Six youths charged for burning homeless man

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police yesterday charged all six male teenagers with unlawful and malicious wounding in relation to the burn wounds received by a man while asleep in a parking lot.

April 14th, 2014
Twilight to highlight int’l Track Stars

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Whilst the attention of Track and Field fans turns towards next Weekend’s Carifta Games in Martinique, closer to home excitement is beginning to build for the 2nd Twilight Invitational Track Meet on June 7, 2014.

April 14th, 2014
UPDATE: On to the Governor’s Cup for Really Uptown!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Governor’s Cup which is expected to be held in St Thomas, USVI next month is clearly the main thing on the horizon following yesterday’s (April 13, 2014) win at Ellis Thomas for the L&B Stables prize champion horse, Really Uptown.

April 13th, 2014
St Croix to host Luxury Destination Paddle Event

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The first World Paddle Association sanctioned race in the Caribbean is heading to St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, on May 9, 2014 and there will be three days of SUP Races, demos, clinics, music and entertainment, in what can only be described as a slice of paradise on earth.

April 13th, 2014
Tecora Morgan is Miss VG Easter Festival 2014

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Tecora Morgan, 17 years old, was tonight crowned Miss Virgin Gorda Easter Festival 2014 as she stunned the crowd not only with her beauty and poise but also her assertiveness in her speech, especially as she confidently and smoothly answered her question in the final segment of the night.

April 12th, 2014
Four injured in head-on collision

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Four persons, including two tourists, were injured following a head-on collision earlier this evening, April 12, 2014 when two vehicles collided in the vicinity of Sensus Gym in Sea Cows Bay.

April 12th, 2014
UPDATE: Feature horse race gets $15k increase for purse of $20k

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that legislators Hon. Myron V. Walwyn, Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool and Hon Archibald C. Christian along with other entities have upped the purse for the highly anticipated three-way clash at Ellis Thomas Downs tomorrow, April 13, 2014 by adding an additional $15,000.

April 12th, 2014
Patsy Lake dismisses illegal building claims

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Prominent local businesswoman Mrs Patsy Lake has disputed claims that she has breached the law in any way while doing a temporary extension to an already existing property located at Botanic Station.

April 12th, 2014
BVIEC is UMi Battle of the Corps champ

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last evening the frontage of UMi’s Fashion was nothing but full of life, energy, excitement and a great show as BVI Electricity Corporation and Social Security Board (SSB) battled for the long sought-after title of UMi Battle of the Corps Champion.

April 12th, 2014
Sailing programme continues as normal

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI - After a fantastic week at the BVI spring regatta with the raffle earning over $11,000 for the youth sailing programme, it is all back to normal for the After School Sailing Courses at Nanny Cay, for the Royal BVI Yacht Club.

April 11th, 2014
'We want the world to know we are back' - Bobby's Elton S. Leonard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We want to let the world know again that we are back; and don’t take the negative that we out of business and [not] give us orders…we are back and you can place your orders…Come with cart from tomorrow and shop all you can…I need your business.” These were the words of Mr Elton S. Leonard earlier today April 11, 2014.

April 11th, 2014
Man collapses near Digicel store

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man was whisked away for medical treatment after collapsing in the vicinity of the Digicel flagship store in Road Town earlier today, April 11, 2014.

April 11th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Ken Boothe makes virgin trip to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - He is most well-known for his hit ‘Everything I Own’ among many other hits as he has several albums and was beating the airwaves even from the days when Bob Marley was just emerging in the music industry.

April 11th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Travis J. Osbourne

By: Cathy O. O. Richards

One day, someday soon, the Virgin Islands will stand boasting of this young man whom we feature today as our Young Professional for this week; Travis J. Osbourne.

April 11th, 2014
‘We need more NDP must go t-shirts!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The subject of mentally ill persons being made to wear t-shirts bearing the political slogan, ‘NDP must go’ was again brought to the fore, this time when talk show host, Edmund G. Maduro turned his attention to the issue.

April 11th, 2014
Potter’s homer seals Conference Sweep for Lady Royals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islanders Jelissa Potter and Darear Malone and the Warner University’s Lady Royals completed their first conference road trip of the season with a perfect 4-0 record on Saturday April 5, 2014 winning both games of the doubleheader against St. Thomas University.

April 10th, 2014
CGB, other areas on Tortola crippled by blackout

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Residents of Cane Garden Bay and other areas suffered a crippling blackout today April 10, 2014 which lasted hours following engine shut down and scheduled maintenance of high voltage systems by the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

April 10th, 2014
UPDATE: RVIPF probing VG motorcycle accident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Public Relations Department of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed with this news site that investigations into the accident of last night April 9, 2014 on Virgin Gorda are being aggressively pursued.

April 10th, 2014
4 poised for Miss Easter Festival Pageant

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Coordinators of the 2014 Easter Festival Activities on the sister island of Virgin Gorda have noted that thus far they are moving apace with their programme and come this Saturday April 12, 2014 the Miss Easter Pageant will be on as scheduled.

April 10th, 2014
Music programme being designed for VI students

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local musician, Mr Eric O. Christian Jr has embarked on a campaign that will someday allow the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) to begin offering an Associate Degree music programme.

April 10th, 2014
VG residents call for cadet programme

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Residents of Virgin Gorda are claiming that the absence of certain disciplined programmes can lend to the rise in crime and youths getting involved in illegal activities on the island and as such they have made a loud call for the return of the Cadet Programme.

April 12th, 2014
Slaying the Juvenile Delinquency beast

By Dickson Igwe

Juvenile delinquency in the Virgin Islands is a social, cultural, and economic devourer: a ravenous beast. If it is allowed to grow as swiftly as it is growing at present, it will destroy the fabric of Virgin Islands society. Juvenile delinquency can be defeated however, through intervention early in the life of the child at danger. It can be further managed with corrective education during the teenage years of the delinquent. EDUCATION is KEY to defeating the juvenile delinquency OCTOPUS.

April 10th, 2014
'VI becoming a very political society' – Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands is becoming a very political society according to Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn.

April 10th, 2014
Thrilling games in BD B’ball 5th District league

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the BD Basketball 5th District King League continued during the School Easter Break there have been some thrilling games including an astonishing clash between the Celtics and the Bulls, which looked like it would go on all night before ending 10-10.

April 9th, 2014
BVI Tourist Board in two-island clean up drive

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Tourist Board is encouraging all organisations, businesses, schools, churches, clubs and groups to join an Island-Wide Clean Up on the islands of Tortola and Anegada.

April 9th, 2014
Change must come & we must be ready! – Hon. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Change must come and we must be ready… we must be willing to accept change,” Opposition Leader Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal OBE argued yesterday, April 8, 2014 in the House of Assembly.

April 9th, 2014
“NDP Must Go!” t-shirts vex Minister Walywn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It seems like at least one Politian will need the new National Health Insurance legislation that was passed in the House of Assembly late last night April 8, 2014 for he is yet again upset and in shock according to him.

April 9th, 2014
Local VI Airlink marks another historic achievement

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Neville C. Brathwaite Jr., one of the several Virgin Islanders who has been using his professional expertise right at home in the VI has confirmed that VI Airlink has achieved large aeroplane operator status, by becoming certified to operate their Beech 1900C-1 that is over 5700 kg.

April 9th, 2014
Razor Blades carrying Digicel’s tag

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Razor Blades fungi band are Digicel’s newest brand ambassadors as the telecommunications company is supporting the band with their album launch this April as well as other activities during the year.

April 9th, 2014
Hon. Fahie chided for comments against hospital service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie came in for some criticism in the House of Assembly (HOA) from Deputy Premier Dr The Hon. Kedrick D. Pickering yesterday, April 8, 2014 after voicing concerns about the way persons are treated at the Peebles Hospital.

April 9th, 2014
Williamson wins Blenheim Trust 5K Series Carrot Bay run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The versatile runner, footballer and cricket player, Maxford Pipe, was beaten into second place by the race savvy Guy Williamson in Saturday’s Blenheim Trust 5K Series tour stop in Carrot Bay.

April 8th, 2014
'Don’t finance NHI with Social Security Fund' – Hon Fraser warns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA called on Government to come clean on their plans for the introduction of National Health Insurance and warned against what he believed are Government’s plans to tap into the Social Security fund to make it happen.

April 8th, 2014
Commentator in narrow miss at traffic light junction

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Edmund G. Maduro had a near miss while proceeding along the James Walter Francis dual carriageway earlier today, April 8, 2014 that resulted in some minor damage to his vehicle.

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