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September 2nd, 2015
UPDATE: VIP Congress Elections postponed until general meeting is held

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After much debate, confusion and wrangling over the delegates list, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has accepted parts of a motion submitted by the 7th and 8th Districts to postpone the election of a new executive committee until after a general meeting is held.

September 3rd, 2015
VI’s Rayne Duff slips down Gold Fleet Rankings @ Opti Worlds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands’ sailor Rayne Duff, sailing in the Gold Fleet at the Opti Worlds in Dziwnow, Poland today Thursday September 3, 2015, has slipped to 60th from his overnight 32nd placing after 9 races.

September 2nd, 2015
VI U17 Footballers survive storms on & off the field

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI U17 Girls team weathered some storms both on and off the field during the recent Caribbean Football Union World Cup Qualification Tournament in Nevis, but regardless of results not going quite according to plan overall their performance was encouraging and as a team they showed some bright signs for the future.

September 1st, 2015
Too much talk and no action on issues affecting VI- Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator and talk show host Donald E. de Castro is pushing to have the non-profit body Virgin Islanders for a Better Virgin Islands resuscitated after a lull of over two decades but is finding it challenging to attract persons to commit themselves to the cause.

September 1st, 2015
Excitement building ahead of STT Race day

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Diminished participation from Tortola horse owners and a race scheduled for St Croix, United States Virgin Islands seem to be doing little to deter the excitement that is building up for the upcoming race at the Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack in St Thomas, USVI on September 6, 2015.

August 31st, 2015
BVIEC worker electrocuted in VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online state that a man died by electrocution in Virgin Gorda sometime this afternoon, August 31, 2015.

August 31st, 2015
Mercedes Benz raffle drawing set for September 11

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI HIV/AIDS Foundation in conjunction with Caribbean Insurers Ltd will on Friday September 11, 2015 raffle away a spanking new Mercedes Benz motor car for the benefit of the work of the foundation.

September 3rd, 2015
Digicel announces free calls to Dominica

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel BVI has announced its relief efforts for the people of Dominica as they recover in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.

September 1st, 2015
Bayside Blazers remain unbeaten after 3 games

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Four teams still remain unbeaten in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League following latest round of games at the Save the Seed Energy Centre Gym in Duff’s Bottom on August 30, 2015.

August 31st, 2015
VIP President Carvin Malone denies internal elections list-rigging

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Carvin Malone is denying that there is any underhandedness with regard to the list of candidates and delegates to be put forward for the upcoming elections on Wednesday September 2, 2015.

August 31st, 2015
Family intensifies public assistance appeal for T'shonda Dore

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - T’Shonda Dore suffers from scoliosis (curvature in the spine) which threatens to damage one of her lungs if surgery is not done soon. And while the child can only be treated with pain killers by the local Peebles Hospital it wouldn’t be enough for her to sit a full day in school.

August 31st, 2015
No increase in minimum wage before NHI – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With National Health Insurance (NHI) just on the horizon, more questions are being asked by various sections of the community. The most recent question is whether there will there be an increase in the minimum wage before NHI comes fully on stream in January 2016.

September 2nd, 2015
Arrest Blotter for August 23-29, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- Here is the arrest blotter for the period August 23 to August 29, 2015 as issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

August 31st, 2015
No politics behind 1st District Homework Programme – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has silenced the doubters who cast aspersions as to why he created his afternoon homework programme Bambelela, which means Never Give Up in one of the African languages.

August 31st, 2015
Three VI athletes set for Commonwealth Youth Games 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Kala Penn, K’Cei Moses and Paul Oliver will be joining up to 1000 young Commonwealth athletes, aged 14­-18, for the 5th Commonwealth Youth Games taking place on the Pacific island nation of Samoa from September 5-11, 2015.

August 30th, 2015
Warrias win but Avengers lose again!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Warrias battled to a 17-point win over Real Tool when play continued on Saturday August 29, 2015 in the 3rd Annual Hon Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League, winning 81-64 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre court in Duff’s Bottom.

August 30th, 2015
House of Assembly to meet on Sept. 3, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ Parliament, officially called the House of Assembly, the highest law making body in the tiny overseas territory of 35, 000 people, will meet at its chambers in the capital city Road Town this week.

August 30th, 2015
Tara K. Stoutt to 'fire up' 1st District youth today

WEST END, Tortola, VI - First District youth, teachers in the District, as well as parents/guardians of the District, are set to be energised by this year's motivational speaker to take on the upcoming 2015-2016 school year in a manner that will take each of them to excellence and beyond.

August 30th, 2015
Dominica food drive receives massive VI support

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ‘One Caribbean’ seemed to be the theme yesterday, August 29, 2015 as residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) came out in large numbers in support of food drives across Tortola, collecting non-perishables to send off to the tropical storm damaged island of Dominica.

August 29th, 2015
UPDATE: Bryan B. Fahie of Matcha's Bar & Grill leaves hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Gunshot victim and owner of Matcha's Bar and Grill, the popular Fort Hill restaurant on the main island of Tortola, Bryan B. Fahie, has left Peebles Hospital where he was never admitted, a Virgin Islands News Online's source close to the situation has confirmed to our newsroom.

August 31st, 2015
Two RVIPF officers certified as forensic crime scene investigators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Two Royal Virgin Islands Police Force detectives attached to the Scenes of Crime Unit are now certified forensic crime scene investigators.

August 31st, 2015
BVI disciples of Hurricane Trump & Massa Lynch

By Alred C. Frett

Not all Tropical Storms originate from Africa:

For 4-Months in the Year we are affected by the Hurricane Season so we become consumed with preparations for those Tropical Storms that originate from the Horn of Africa but we totally ignore those formed in our own Backyard… This worsens when we overlook Political Storms like Hurricane Trump and others who seek to use their Positions to hurt others and take Africans backwards.

August 29th, 2015
Malone turns attention to Rio after disappointment at World’s

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newest Digicel Brand Ambassador Chantel E. Malone had one of those days when things just don’t go right, finishing 21st overall in the Long Jump at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

August 29th, 2015
NHI should focus on the uninsured & under-insured – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the full implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) just a few months away, discussions are continuing in many circles as to the best way Government could have dealt with matters of health coverage for every person residing in the territory.

August 29th, 2015
40 complete annual D1 B/ball camp with international coach

WEST END, Tortola, VI – The annual First District Basketball Camp yesterday Friday August 28, 2015 successfully concluded with some 40 youngsters of the district participating in the camp that also saw parents being a part of the sessions.

August 28th, 2015
‘Don’t get complacent!’ – DDM’s Philomena N. Robertson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information and Education Manager at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Philomena N. Robertson said that while things might be returning to normal people should not get complacent as another storm is brewing.

August 28th, 2015
Power supply to be fully restored by end of today- Leroy A. E. Abraham

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some sections of the territory continue to be without electricity due to last night’s brush of heavy winds from tropical storm Erika, General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Leroy A. E. Abraham has assured that power will be fully restored by the end of today, August 28, 2015.

August 28th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘All clear! It’s back to work!’ – says NEOC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has advised residents of the Virgin Islands that the Acting Governor, Mrs. V. Inez Archibald, CBE in consultation with the Director of the National Emergency Operations Centre, Ms Sharleen S. DaBreo is satisfied that the immediate threat posed by Tropical Storm Erika to the territory is over.

August 28th, 2015
VI’s Jharel Cotton gets Triple-A promotion to Oklahoma City

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Jharel Cotton, on Tuesday August 25, 2015, a few days after his promotion to Triple-A, made his Oklahoma City debut, pitching two scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits and a walk, but also striking out six.

August 28th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Keith S. L. Gardener Jr

By Cathy O. O. Richards

Known by almost all persons on the sister island of Virgin Gorda as one of the territory’s most affectionate young men, a man whose intrinsic values especially when it come to the love for family and his off-springs stand out as exceptional, Mr Keith S. L. Gardener Jr is our Young Professional for this week.

August 27th, 2015
Hon Fahie meets with Hon Pickering as meetings with Gov't continue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has again engaged with a Minister of the National Democratic Party Government, this time with Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering, to discuss issues affecting the district.

August 27th, 2015
Reynaldo Hewlett charged for alleged theft

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On August 19, 2015 police arrested and charged Reynaldo Hewlett, 33, of Brewers Bay for alleged burglary. This is just a few months after he was given a second chance at returning to society to complete drug rehabilitation and lead a life as a valuable citizen of society.

August 27th, 2015
‘We need to challenge big banks for better protection of funds’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes that the various governments of the Virgin Islands should have dealt more strongly with the question of deposit insurance for banks operating here.

August 27th, 2015
UPDATE: NBA coaches impressed with standard of young VI ballers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The two coaches from the National Basketball Association (NBA) here for the Digicel/NBA Jump Start Programme said the standard of the players at the 2-day clinic at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex has been impressive and noted that it was a tough decision selecting the five players to attend a further training camp in Trinidad and Tobago.

August 29th, 2015
The angry, anti-establishment voter

By Dickson Igwe

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the USA; and Jeremy Corbyn in the UK; represent anti establishment sentiments in Western democracy.

August 28th, 2015
VI makes captive insurance history

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory has made history in the captive insurance industry with the appointment of the Marketing Manager of BVI Finance, Ms. Alicia Green to the Executive Board of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).

August 28th, 2015
Rotaract Club of Tortola holds ‘School Supply Drive’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rotaract Club of Tortola on August 22, 2015 held a School Supply Drive at both the Bolos and Island Services parking lots in Road Town.

August 27th, 2015
Tropical storm Erika nearing the Virgin Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 5:00 p.m., August 27, 2015, the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was estimated near latitude 16.6 degrees north, longitude 64 degrees west or about 117 miles east-southeast of the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 26th, 2015
CCT distances itself from viral ‘Hitler’ video

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Marketing and Public Relations Manager at CCT Global Communications Janet N. Brin has confirmed that a video, which has gone viral and which purports to bash one telecommunications provider while favouring CCT, has not been produced or sanctioned by her company.

August 26th, 2015
Insurance companies to cut staff because of NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the economy of the Virgin Islands (VI) already said to be heavily depressed as jobs are being lost every day, the Government’s move to bring into force the National Health Insurance (NHI) is likely to put more persons on the breadline.

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