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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.