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September 16th, 2017
Unbelievable!

Sandra Phillip Hodge

Pondering on how to describe the visible effects of Hurricane Irma which scourged the Virgin Islands 10 days ago...the first word that came to my mind is...Unbelievable!

September 14th, 2017
UK Parliamentarians pledge support for BVI after hurricane Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- E. Benito Wheatley, Director and EU/UK Representative of the BVI in London has welcomed the support offered to BVIslanders by UK Parliamentarians. 

September 14th, 2017
Peak Re, Fosun & NAGICO to support restoration in Caribbean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At this time of unprecedented devastation across a wide swath of the Caribbean, and with another powerful storm looking as though it might reprise the damage and disruption of Hurricane Irma, our thoughts and prayers are with the people affected in this terrible event, and those who are safe elsewhere worrying about their loved ones in the islands.

September 6th, 2017
Dangerous core of Hurricane Irma to pass VI today, Sept. 6

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 8:00 AM on September 6, 2017 the National Hurricane Centre indicated that Hurricane Irma continues to maintain maximum sustained winds of near 185 miles per hour (mph) with higher gusts.

September 5th, 2017
Prisoner allegedly escapes Her Majesty’s Prison

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - It was about after 1:00 P.M. today, Tuesday September 5, 2017 that a prisoner reportedly escaped while being escorted by two prison officers.

September 5th, 2017
VI braces for monstrous Category 5 Hurricane Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands people have done as much as they can. A majority of residents and visitors have taken the warning seriously about a deadly and powerful hurricane called Irma, which has reached category 5 with winds of over 180 miles per hour.

September 5th, 2017
‘Take this storm seriously’ – Shan Mohamed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With Irma forecast to hit the Territory as a destructive Category 5 hurricane on Wednesday September 6, 2017, Nagico Insurance BVI is urging residents, customers or not, to take the warnings seriously and take all the necessary preparations to prevent loss of lives, limbs and property.

September 5th, 2017
Some Anegadians standing firm as hurricane Irma approaches

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – Hurricane Irma has been described by forecasters as a monster and was today, September 5, 2017 listed as a Category 5 hurricane, which is forecast to hit the Virgin Islands on Wednesday September 6, 2017.

September 5th, 2017
Booth owners ordered to remove materials from Festival Grounds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In preparation for hurricane Irma, Ministry of Education and Culture warned booth owners to remove all erected booths, dismantle structures and materials from the Festival Grounds in Road Town yesterday, September 4, 2017.

September 5th, 2017
'Stay Indoors!'- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert

Here is a message by Governor J. U. Jaspert on Hurricane Irma

Virgin Islanders, Residents and Visitors

I am certain you are all following the progress of Hurricane Irma which is an extremely dangerous category 5 Hurricane.

September 5th, 2017
Limited drinking water in some supermarkets throughout territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the territory prepares for the impending hurricane Irma, residents throughout the territory were seen stocking up on emergency items.

September 5th, 2017
Gov’t blamed for flood damages in Josiah’s Bay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A disgruntled caller to the 3D Show on Friday September 1, 2017 expressed frustration with government for not correcting the long standing issue in Josiah’s Bay where the bay was damaged a few years back by flooding.

September 5th, 2017
UPDATE: Hurricane warning issued for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has issued a Hurricane Warning for the [British] Virgin Islands.

September 4th, 2017
Hodge sinks 30 points as Splash Brothers overcome Da Third

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – As the Honourable Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League continued at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola on Friday September 1, 2017 both Splash Brothers and the Knights recorded wins in the Senior Division.

September 4th, 2017
Missing cruise ship passenger on STT found

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Sunday September 3, 2017 announced that the 26-year-old woman who went missing in St Thomas on Thursday August 31, 2017, after deboarding the Carnival Splendor cruise ship she was vacationing on, has been found.

September 4th, 2017
Majority of VI would vote against independence- Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many elected members and even some of their supporters continue to sound the trumpet of independence, former long-time president of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone has suggested that they are wasting their time since if it was allowed to go to a referendum, the majority of the Virgin Islands would vote against it.

September 4th, 2017
Blogs ‘a good way of hearing what people are saying’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has shot down the notion that he was sent to the Virgin Islands with a “hidden agenda”, contrary to what bloggers on local news sites have been suggesting.

September 3rd, 2017
34 cases of ‘pink eye’ reported on VG

VIRGIN GORDA, Tortola, VI – There are 34 reported cases of conjunctivitis or pink eye infection on the island of Virgin Gorda, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

September 3rd, 2017
SUVs collide on James Water Francis Drive

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI- At least two SUVs sustained frontal damages after becoming involved in an accident on the James Walter Francis Drive, on the main island of Tortola, around 2:30 P.M. today, September 3, 2017.

September 3rd, 2017
Parts of WE out of power after pole collapses

WEST END, Tortola, VI- It didn’t take a storm to hit Tortola for a utility pole to come crashing down at West End today, September 3, 2017.

September 3rd, 2017
Edwin & USVI routed by USA in Americup

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Men’s Basketball team, featuring Deon J. Edwin, were soundly defeated by the United States, 90-62, on Saturday September 2, 2017 and will go on to play Mexico in the 3rd/4th place play off in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017.

September 2nd, 2017
Guns for police is a question for CoP- Augustus J. U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During a press conference with media houses on Tuesday August 29, 2017, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert was questioned about arming the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the matter of tackling crime in the Virgin Islands.

September 2nd, 2017
Turnbull blasts Gov’t for state of CGB beach

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman and brother of Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, Michael A. Turnbull, has expressed frustration at the state of the Cane Garden Bay, located in his district, saying government seems to want to see the beach die a natural death.

September 2nd, 2017
USVI men arrested for attempting to extort 13-year-old of jewelry

VI CONSORTIUM

ST CROIX, USVI - Two men in their twenties were arrested on Thursday August 31, 2017 after allegedly attempting to extort a 13-year-old minor of her jewelry, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced Friday September 1, 2017.

September 2nd, 2017
T&T see World Cup hopes shattered

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Trinidad and Tobago’s dreams of a second appearance at the FIFA World Cup are on the verge of being extinguished following a 2-1 loss to Honduras at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Friday September 1, 2017.

September 2nd, 2017
Politics of inclusion

Thomas C. Famous

“Leaders are people, who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged. The goal chosen, the objective selected, the requirements imposed, are not mainly for their followers alone.”- Haile Selassie.

September 1st, 2017
The storm is coming, we may need that ship! - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the warning signs all out about the possibility of hurricane Irma unleashing its strengths on the Territory, the Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), is urging all to be vigilant.

September 2nd, 2017
Learning, education & technological disruption

Dickson Igwe

The world of education and learning is changing too slowly for a swiftly changing world of work, and major social change. Educators must be aware of this development.

September 1st, 2017
At age 38 Governor Jaspert is more powerful than elected Members

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The newly appointed Governor for the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI), Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’, is one of the youngest ever to serve in that post.

September 1st, 2017
Irma still a category 3 hurricane

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced today, September 1, 2017 that the Virgin Islands should ‘intensify preparations’ as Irma is now a category 3 Hurricane and is expected to get stronger as it approaches the territory and other neighbouring islands.

September 1st, 2017
'They are basically adding new fees every minute'- Frequent visitor to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On August 31, 2017, the Government of the Virgin Islands announced in a press release that the implementation of an Environmental and Tourism Levy will take effect today, September 1, 2017. Visitors arriving in the territory via air or by sea will be required to pay a fee of $10.00.

September 1st, 2017
Diamond League winner McMaster lands home

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Inspirational Virgin Islands athlete Kyron A. McMaster landed home on Thursday August 31, 2017, after a European tour that saw him earn the title of Diamond League 400m Hurdles Champion.

September 1st, 2017
Machete wielding man allegedly attacks woman @ West End

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) are on the hunt for a male, who it is alleged attacked a woman with a machete and demanded and threaten her for sexual favours, yesterday August 31, 2017 on a beach on Tortola.

September 1st, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Val I. John

Our young professional this week has not yet landed his desired career but is nevertheless enjoying the journey to that destination as he continues to get valuable experience in the world of work.

August 31st, 2017
NDP mum on $7.2M giveaway to BVI Airways & runway expansion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has gone into hiding over the tax payers' $7.2M give away.

August 31st, 2017
UPDATE: Venezuelans were found with loaded firearm & $$- Police

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today, August 31, 2017 confirmed our newsroom’s first and accurate story of August 29, 2017 which had stated that three Venezuelans were arrested in Cox Heath, on the western end of Tortola.

August 31st, 2017
Tanvir’s 5-3 destroys Barbados Tridents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One of the all-time great spells of T20 bowling from Sohail Tanvir propelled the Guyana Amazon Warriors to a huge 99-run victory over Barbados Tridents in Match 25 of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Tuesday August 29, 2017.

August 31st, 2017
USVI homicide count rises to 43 for year as youth shot dead

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man succumbed to his injuries after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds about his body in the Tutu High Rise housing community, also known as Ras Valley, in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) early Thursday, August 31, 2017.

August 31st, 2017
Gov Jaspert not ruling ‘in or out’ use of reserved powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After former Governor John S. Duncan OBE created controversy when he invoked his constitutional power to take money from the Consolidated Fund and giving to the police and other departments, virtually stripping the Minister of Finance of his authority to determine where and how monies are spent, the question on the minds of many is whether new Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert was also prepared to do so if he sees fit.

August 30th, 2017
Tropical Storm Irma strengthens as it approaches the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced today, August 30, 2017 that Tropical storm Irma is forming in the western Atlantic and as a result it may affect the Virgin Islands (VI) as it continues to strengthen.

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