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March 28th, 2017
UPDATE: Marvin Flaherty Jr charged for alleged assault of 2 traffic cops

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The man who allegedly assaulted two police officers in Road Town on March 24, 2017 has been slapped with several charges.

March 28th, 2017
Lions partners with HLSCC for History Centre

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The Lions Club of Tortola has forged a partnership with the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) to embark on a project that would pave the way for the documentation and preservation of Virgin Islands history and heritage in a spanking new building.

March 29th, 2017
Peebles Hospital receives AccuVein Machine from Ellie’s Wish Foundation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Friday, March 24, 2017 the Ellie’s Wish Foundation donated a V400 AccuVein Machine to the Pediatric Unit of Peebles Hospital. This machine uses vein illumination visualisation technology which will aid health care professionals in finding veins for venipuncture.

March 28th, 2017
The needs of the people are 'one & the same' - Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While remaining tight-lipped on his immediate political goals, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advance Marketing and Professional Services and former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr Julian Willock has said that an announcement will be made in that regard soon.

March 28th, 2017
Stoby’s winning streak ends in Blenheim Trust 5k

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the exception of the BVI Half Marathon, Reuben J.A. Stoby has been dominating the local road racing scene for the last three years, earning successive 2 miles, 5K and 10K victories on both Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

March 28th, 2017
UPDATE: Slain suspect in STT McDonald’s robbery was a minor- VIPD

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — St Thomas-St John District Police Chief, Jason Marsh, said during a press briefing on Monday, March 27, 2017 that the suspect that was shot by police during the McDonald’s robbery and hostage incident on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (UVI) Saturday night, March 25, 2017 was a minor, as well as one of the two surviving suspects.

March 27th, 2017
‘Eggs-perts' Easter Reading Camp kicks off next week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Easter season on the heels and school being out for that celebratory time, Write To Read will be hosting the third annual ‘Eggs-perts Easter Camp’; a programme that is primarily geared at focusing on developing Eggs-pert Readers, Eggs-pert Writers and Eggs-pert Thinkers. Also because it would not be a BREAK without some eggs-tra fun, children will enjoy Science Eggs-periments, Eggs-press Yourself Art and Eggs-citing Field Trip.

March 27th, 2017
My decisions are not intended to be popular- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor of the Virgin Islands John S. Duncan OBE has said he is in no way mindful of those who criticise his recent move to invoke his constitutional right and instruct the Government of the day to disburse $1.88M for arms of government which fall under his purview.

March 27th, 2017
‘Rebranded’ Garden Festival aims to rekindle interest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an effort to expand the reach of offerings and target a wider audience, what was previously known as the Flower Show, is now the Garden Festival.

March 27th, 2017
BVI Spring Regatta kicks off today

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI - Always offering up something new and different, the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2017, which kicks off today, Monday March 26, 2017 will welcome the C&C 30 Sportboat and Gunboat fleets to this year's event.

March 26th, 2017
UPDATE: Nathaniel Malone Jr is 4-year-old that died suddenly

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 4-year-old from Baugher’s Bay, Tortola who died suddenly on Thursday March 23, 2017 after being rushed to the state-owned Peebles Hospital has been identified by family members, who spoke to our newsroom, as Nathaniel Malone Jr.

March 26th, 2017
Sylvanna L. Charles crowned VG 2017 Miss Bold & Beautiful

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI:- The Catholic Community Center in Valley, Virgin Gorda was filled to capacity last evening March 25, 2017 as the Virgin Gorda Festival Committee hosted its Miss Bold & Beautiful Queen Show in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Easter Festival on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

March 26th, 2017
Radio talk show hosts applaud historic move by Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was not worded quite the same as Calypso Queen Sistah Joyce (Joycelyn Sears) hit song- Wha you bawlin fa?, but the message is one and the same.

March 26th, 2017
Smith & Bristol Flyers come up short against Surrey

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander Leslee J. Smith and the Bristol Flyers fourth quarter comeback fell short as they failed to beat the visiting Surrey Scorchers, losing to the visitors 74-85, on Friday March 24, 2017.

March 25th, 2017
UPDATE: Man released without charge in Ashy’s murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on March 23, 2017 that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) announced they had arrested a man as investigations continued into the murder of Virgin Islander Ashburn A. Dawson of Carrot Bay, Tortola.

March 25th, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kishelle D. Parsons

This week’s young professional has chosen a career that is important to any society and has made the sacrifice of leaving her comfort zone and home, the Virgin Islands, to get the necessary training and knowledge so that she can return to proudly make her contribution to the territory.

March 25th, 2017
Health Promotion Services to hold Physical Activity Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) community, including schools, faith-based organisations and the private and public sectors, is encouraged to promote active lifestyles in observation of Physical Activity Day slated for Thursday April 6, 2017.

March 24th, 2017
FS Neil M. Smith Out! On vacation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was yesterday March 23, 2017 that social network was abuzz with circulation that the Territory's youngest Financial Secretary and most powerful senior civil servant, Mr Neil M. Smith, was being forced out of office and was to be replaced by a United Kingdom national.

March 24th, 2017
Heavy competition @ Miss Bold & Beautiful Pageant tomorrow!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A promise of great showmanship when veterans collide with the fresh off the boat contenders is how Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Adrianna J. Soverall, in a nutshell, described the Miss Bold and Beautiful pageant on Saturday March 25, 2017.

March 25th, 2017
King Charles the Third, Brexit, & a New Commonwealth

Dickson Igwe

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, is the longest reigning British Monarch in history. Her reign is in its winter. The Queen, who will be 91 on April 21, 2017, is the only British Monarch most of us alive today have known. Britain has already entered the Post Elizabethan Age. Britain will be in a state of denial as a chapter in its history ends.

March 24th, 2017
Businessman & pioneer Charles O. Penn aka ‘16’ has passed

EAST END, Tortola, VI- A family spokesman has confirmed the passing of father, grandfather, businessman and East End pioneer, Mr Charles Obel Penn (aka Sixteen).

March 24th, 2017
Gov Duncan Lies! Takes over $1.8M under Sec 103; added DPP to $$$ grab

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a hurriedly arranged press conference on March 16, 2017 requested by the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE on the steps of the Government’s Central Administrative Complex, reporters waited in anticipation as Mr Duncan finished his National Security Council (NSC) meeting.

March 24th, 2017
Gov Duncan shamed the entire VI- Claude O. Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is questioning whether the recent move by His Excellency The Governor, John S. Duncan OBE, was justifiable, and has called on the Territory’s leaders to unite on what he feels was a shaming of the entire Virgin Islands (UK) by the UK elected hierarchy.

March 24th, 2017
Fire hits Bar Bay Water Plant

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Fire broke out at the Bar Bay Water Plant in East End, on the main island of Tortola, on the evening of March 23, 2017; however, it was contained before major damages could have been done.

March 24th, 2017
Cedar School & ASPS crowned BDO Primary School champions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – All the Age Group BDO Primary Schools Finals held on Wednesday March 22, 2017 were fiercely competitive between teams of equal skill and discipline and a shared will to win.

March 23rd, 2017
Inside the NDP Meeting of March 22, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) held a general meeting at its headquarters close to Village Cay Hotel in Road Town on March 22, 2017.

March 23rd, 2017
Radio caller wants new constitution; No power for Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Making his disappointment known for the recent decision by His Excellency the Governor John S. Duncan OBE to evoke section 103 (b) which gave him the power to withdraw money from the consolidated fund or other public funds, at least one caller is suggesting a constitutional change, one that leaves the Governor powerless.

March 23rd, 2017
Williams displayed high level of depression prior to death- HMP source

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Information from our sources in the Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut is that Treh Williams was displaying a high level of depression hours before he was found hanging in his cell.

March 23rd, 2017
Naysayers blamed for poor participation in VG Festival pageants

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee Adrianna J. Soverall has said that at least three of their scheduled pageants were affected due to the naysayers in the community.

March 22nd, 2017
Reserved power used is ‘an attempt to take us back’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many of the front bench Ministers of the ruling National Democratic Party Administration have been silent and embarrassed over Governor John S. Duncan OBE using his reserved power under Sec 103 (b) of the constitution to take $800,000 from the government coffers and place in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s budget, another back bencher is speaking out.

March 23rd, 2017
GraceKennedy Ltd’s corned beef safe

KINGSTOWN, Jamaica- GraceKennedy Ltd can confirm that the plants that supply corned beef to us are not under investigation by the Brazilian authorities.

March 22nd, 2017
Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack outside British Parliament

LONDON, United Kingdom- In what is being treated as a terror attack, at least two people were killed and a police officer was stabbed near the British Houses of Parliament in London today, March 22, 2017.

March 22nd, 2017
USVI Gov’t to release $20 million in tax refunds

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared some good news at a press conference on Wednesday March 22, 2017: the release of $20 million in 2015 tax refunds, which is expected in the next few weeks.

March 22nd, 2017
Softball Season opens with Harriette Skelton Fast Pitch League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With 9 Men’s and 5 Women’s Teams, the 2017 Softball Season kicked off with the opening of the Mrs Harriette Skelton Fast Pitch League at the E. Walwyn Brewley Softball Field on Sunday March 19, 2017.

March 22nd, 2017
Warrish Walwyn wants Hon Fahie investigated

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The ever antagonistic Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) was his usual self in the House of Assembly on March 21, 2017 as he sought to suggest that former Minister for Education and Culture and now Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) mismanaged public funds.

March 22nd, 2017
Rescuing ourselves from political treason

Alred C. Frett

When Their Good ‘Ol Days become Our Bad 'Ol Days:

With so many local issues begging to be addressed it becomes frustrating when international matters far beyond our control suck all the Oxygen out of the room… Nonetheless we can no longer block out the World by sticking our Heads in the sand... Whether Friend or Foe, Child or Adult, Local or International; we are not alone - The Shenanigans of Mr Trump will affect us all.

March 22nd, 2017
UPDATE: Treh Williams found dead in cell @HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- It was sometime after 4:00 PM on March 21, 2017 that inmate Treh Williams was found unconscious in his cell at the state-owned penitentiary at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

March 21st, 2017
Pickup truck & motor scooter collide @ Port Purcell

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- A motor scooter ended up under a pickup truck in front of Radio Doctor in Port Purcell this afternoon, March 21, 2017.

March 21st, 2017
C. Michael Thomas reappointed as TRC Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today March 21, 2017 at the continuation of the 5th Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 3rd House of Assembly, Members voted unanimously for Sea Cows Bay businessman C. Michael Thomas to serve another two and a half years as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Board of Directors.

March 21st, 2017
More $$$ for hospital employees; Doctors strike influence decision!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public health facilities in the British Overseas Territory, has agreed to increase salaries for all categories of its workers, according to a memorandum dated March 17, 2017 obtained by our newsroom.

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