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October 22nd, 2017
UPDATE: Fallen tower removed from Chalwell Estate road

CHALWELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Residents who were affected by a fallen tower on a road in Chalwell Estate, on the main island of Tortola, can now breathe a sigh of relief.

October 21st, 2017
'West End community coming together to rebuild territory'- Deborah A. Lewis

WEST END, Tortola, VI - Following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition along with members of the West End community have been working tirelessly to get their community cleanup. The community even started a clean-up campaign.

October 21st, 2017
Car hit from behind on DeCastro Street

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Traffic on the usually busy DeCastro Street in Road Town, the capital city, was affected for some time following an accident today, October 21, 2017.

October 21st, 2017
'VI needs greater access to funds to successfully recover'- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “My meetings in Washington DC were positive and secured confirmations from partners such as the CDB and the EU to support finding responsible ways to fund our recovery,” stated Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on October 19, 2017.

October 21st, 2017
VI 205th in Football World Rankings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Trinidad and Tobago’s emotional World Cup qualifying victory over the United States last Tuesday has propelled them to third in the Caribbean Football Union rankings after the release on Monday, October 16, 2017 of the World Rankings by the sport’s world governing body.

October 22nd, 2017
Holiday?- Really?- When did we all go mad???

Alred C. Frett

Recovery shouldn’t be Good enough for One until it’s Good enough for All

We are still deep in the Aftermath and Dilemma of Irma and Maria and what was once easily survivable is now a challenge to Life and Limb…

October 21st, 2017
Man shot in Baughers Bay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Reports reaching our newsroom indicate that a male turned up at Peebles Hospital last night, Friday October 20, 2017 with non life threatening injuries as a result of being shot.

October 20th, 2017
Curfew hours now 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM- Governor Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert announced today, Friday October 20, 2017 that the ongoing curfew will be further relaxed.

October 20th, 2017
Layoff or cut civil servants' salaries?- NDP Gov't debates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For months and ever since the 2011 general elections, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) was claiming that the economy was 'robust' and that it was not his government’s reckless spending that had left the country broke.

October 21st, 2017
Jack & Jill Looter

Dickson Igwe

Hurricane Irma of September 6, 2017 was a monster Hurricane. The storm was also a massive tornado that devastated all and sundry in its diabolical path. Irma was a tropical cyclone that registered as an earthquake on seismic measurements. It left tragedy and devastation in its wake. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact on the Virgin Islands spelled the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islan

October 20th, 2017
Rugby Association seeking funds for trip to Mexico

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Rugby Association has made an impassioned plea for funding ahead of a planned trip to Mexico for a Caribbean Championship.

October 20th, 2017
'Cancer is not a death sentence' - Gloria A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Mrs Rosan-Bunbury, I know you have a feisty fighting nature and I Gloria am behind you 100 percent. I will fight and we will fight right alongside you, and I know you have three beautiful kids and husband who are depending on you."

October 19th, 2017
Editorial: Mapp The Cantankerous

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- These days, one of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s favourite new words is cantankerous. It describes someone who is bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. The dictionary even gives a sentence example: “A crusty, cantankerous old man.”

October 19th, 2017
2017 Hon Fraser League cancelled

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hurricane Irma has been named the 2017 champion of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League, it seems.

October 20th, 2017
Irma- - A Beast

By Bella Rose

October 19th, 2017
Employers are 'heartless & lack compassion' - Alvera Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, Representative of the Sixth Electoral District, has expressed her dissatisfaction on her Facebook page about employers not being lenient during such a difficult time.

October 19th, 2017
Simmonds Preschool Ltd rebounding after hurricane devastation

LOWER ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The passage of Hurricane Irma may have brought about devastation and despair but for many it has brought out the will to carry on despite the change in circumstances.

October 18th, 2017
SUV in dangerous position on Joe's Hill

JOE'S HILL, Tortola VI- Persons traversing Joe's Hill may or may not be aware that danger is literally hanging over their heads while at a particular section of that road.

October 18th, 2017
Chapman eyeing World Cup glory with VI National Team

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - From the chilly streets of Stoke-on-Trent to the searing heat of the Caribbean, Leek Town goalkeeper Ben Chapman is eyeing potential future World Cup glory with the small Caribbean country, the [British] Virgin Islands.

October 18th, 2017
Ex Magistrate Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury fighting Breast Cancer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where every woman is urged to get regular check ups and hear the stories of many survivors, Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 2015 Candidate and a former Magistrate, is fighting for her life after being diagnosed with stage four breast cancer.

October 18th, 2017
Accepting prisoners from VI was ‘foolishness’- St Lucia MP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on September 28, 2017 that this news site accurately reported that 21 of the Territory’s most dangerous prisoners were being transferred to a prison in St Lucia, following damages to HM Prison in Balsam Ghut by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

October 17th, 2017
SVG assisting its VI nationals with passport & education matters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Representatives from St Vincent and Grenadines Department of Immigration and Department of Education are visiting the territory today October 17, 2017 to assist with the replacement of passports and to help children who were born in St Vincent in relocating to continue their education.

October 17th, 2017
Mexico beat T&T in NORCECA World C/ship qualifier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mexico defeated Trinidad and Tobago in a five-set thriller 3-2 (25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 15-9) to win the NORCECA Group C FIVB Women’s World Championship Qualifier, on Sunday October 15, 2017.

October 17th, 2017
Bad roads ‘causing hell’ for drivers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With most vehicles already banged up and barely limping along following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, having to daily traverse main thoroughfares that are full of potholes and other damages can be quite challenging and stressful on motorists.

October 17th, 2017
UK police officers reveal 'humbling' experience in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Although we could see the devastation, they still had smiles on their faces. That’s why we say we have huge respect for them – we definitely saw the best side of humanity out there.”

October 16th, 2017
Confusion over gov't salary pay! 2 statutory bodies struggle to pay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- First it was Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) who assured civil servants about two weeks ago that their September 30, 2017 wages, which were delayed, will be paid.

October 16th, 2017
Team VI Ranked 92 in the World

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (UK) Senior Men’s Basketball team has been ranked as number 92 in the world, following the release of the governing body’s new system of calculation.

October 16th, 2017
'We want to give persons a good Xmas present' - Digicel CEO

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI - "We turned on Jost van Dyke and we are working on overlapping coverage now in Cane Garden Bay, Hope Hill and Pockwood Pond. We are currently working on Virgin Gorda."

October 16th, 2017
'Secure generators with strong locks & chains' - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the monstrous Category 5 Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 that left the territory in a state of total darkness due to downed electricity poles and cables, persons out of desperation and no regard for personal property began looting generators, even from businesses, including telecommunications companies.

October 16th, 2017
Pay all outstanding bills- BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After being put out of service for over a month due to the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, the customer service operations of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) resumes today, October 16, 2017 at Long Bush.

October 15th, 2017
Residents brave rain for Delta propane gas sale

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Despite persistent rainfall due to a tropical wave, residents on Tortola ensured they did not miss out on Delta Petroleum's propane gas sale at its Pasea Estate service station.

October 15th, 2017
‘What I’ve seen is horrible, just like after a war’ - FIFA Rep

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following a visit from FIFA’s African and Caribbean Regional Director, Mr Veron Mosengo-Omba, on Friday October 13, 2017, the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) has been encouraged that support for the rebuilding of football within the Territory will be speedily provided by the World Governing Body.

October 15th, 2017
‘Help us fix our houses' - Shelter resident tells Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Since the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Irma, many persons throughout the territory were left homeless and are currently residing in shelters across the Virgin Islands.

October 14th, 2017
Guns in residents face! Are British Police using excessive force on curfew?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on September 6, 2017 that Category 5 hurricane Irma smashed into the Virgin Islands (VI), leaving death, devastation, homelessness, and panic in the streets for gasoline and food.

October 15th, 2017
UPDATE: Flooding reported across Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With an active tropical wave producing periodic heavy showers across the area, there have been reports of flooding of several areas on Tortola, Virgin Islands today, October 15, 2017.

October 14th, 2017
USVI to open for cruise ships Nov. 11, 2017

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared during his Friday evening, October 13, 2017, press briefing what he considered to be a lot of good news, ranging from additional linemen coming into the territory, his talks with congresspeople that went well relative to funding for the USVI, and a surge in cruise calls to the islands following the passage of hurricanes that ravaged multiple Caribbean destinations.

October 14th, 2017
Tridents still await cash from CPLT20

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Kieron A. Pollard and his Barbados Tridents team are still waiting for the monies they earned from this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 competition.

October 14th, 2017
CIBC FirstCaribbean donates to VI’s National Relief Fund

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ National Relief Fund recently received a donation of $100,000 from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. The funds from the bank are to assist in the recovery efforts following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

October 14th, 2017
Hurricane Irma, destruction & loss

Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series on Hurricane Irma: A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact to the Virgin Islands meant the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

October 13th, 2017
Inez V. Turnbull, long time educator & Chief Education Officer, passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Family, friends and relatives are in mourning following the passing of long time educator, teacher, principal, and former Chief Education Officer Ms Inez V. Turnbull MBE.

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