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July 13th, 2018
Illegal Dominican Native pleads guilty to possession of firearm in STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, VI- Lester Gabriel Charles, 35, pleaded guilty before District Judge Curtis V. Gomez to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced. Charles sentencing is scheduled for November 15, 2018.

July 13th, 2018
CARICOM Heads discuss UK ‘public registers’ decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The constitutional relationship of the Overseas Territories and the United Kingdom (UK) was addressed by the Leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), during its last Heads of Government Conference, held in neighbouring Jamaica, from July 3 to 7, 2018.

July 12th, 2018
This week we feature 'Young Professional' Rekeela S. Turnbull

Rekeela S. Turnbull, 21, a mother of a beautiful 1-year-old girl, is this week’s Young Professional.

July 12th, 2018
Self-determination talks must continue—Dr Melvin A. Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The conversation of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) self-determination must continue. So says Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church, Reverend Dr Melvin A. Turnbull.

July 14th, 2018
The Trump Economy and deflation

Dickson C. Igwe

There are lessons to be learned from a booming USA; the proceeding story is second of a series of narratives on Donald Trump’s business first, protectionist, economics.

July 12th, 2018
'Young people need to have a stake'- Youth Parliament Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sonniel O. Pickering, Chairman of the Virgin Islands (VI), Youth Parliament, appearing on the radio program, Honestly Speaking, with Claude O. Skelton-Cline on July 10, 2018, eloquently expressed his assessment and convictions of the state of affairs within the Territory post hurricanes Irma and Maria.

July 12th, 2018
18 Goals Rain in National League on Sunday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On Sunday 8 July, 2018, evening in Virgin Gorda, an unbelievable 15 goals were scored in just two games played and included three hat-tricks, probably a record in our local league.

July 12th, 2018
Dillion Thomas charged with attempted murder in Vanterpool shooting

NORTH VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Word just reaching our news desk from multiple sources close to the case is that 28 year old Dillion Thomas, from Petty Pasture, North Valley Virgin Gorda, has been charged in the shooting of Rudy Vanterpool that occurred the evening of Tuesday July 10, 2018.

July 12th, 2018
Heads of NGOs meet with Governor Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Heads of local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) met with His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert on July 9, 2018 to address ongoing preparations for this hurricane season.

July 12th, 2018
Police reports 8% reduction in crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In 2017, the Virgin Islands (VI) saw an eight per cent reduction in crime. This is according to information from Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews, when he appeared before the House of Assembly’s (HoA) Standing Finance Committee, earlier this year.

July 12th, 2018
VI To Implement Information Systems For Health Policy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, - Stakeholders from the private and public sectors have completed a three day workshop to support the implementation of the National Information Systems for Health (IS4H) Policy.

July 11th, 2018
‘OJ’ goes to TRC; Named number 2

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Third District candidate with the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Mr. Kevin C. Smith aka ‘OJ’, an indigenous Virgin Islander, has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).

July 11th, 2018
Rudy Vanterpool is man shot on VG; Still @ Peebles Hospital

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Police have confirmed that the man shot yesterday, July 10, 2018 around 5:30 PM on Virgin Gorda is Rudy Vanterpool. He remains a patient at Peebles Hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

July 11th, 2018
NDP was silent when Governor violated VI constitution-Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking on July 10, 2018, at the continuation of the House of Assembly, (HoA) the Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), made clear his position of the state of the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 11th, 2018
Skelton-Cline goes green, joins VIP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking to our news desk, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Claude O. Skelton Cline, has announced that he is now a member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

July 10th, 2018
Police probing Virgin Gorda shooting

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI—Police are currently investigating a shooting incident which occurred this evening, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 on Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands.

July 10th, 2018
BVI to be represented in competitive St. Maarten Basketball League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After failing to field either a male or female team in the senior Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) 2018 Tournament in Suriname, the Territory will be represented at the ‘Dreams to Reality Foundation 2018 Battle of the Fittest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament’ from July 15 to July 21, 2018, at LB Scott Sports Auditorium in St. Maarten (Dutch side).

July 10th, 2018
Jeffrey M. Skelton out!

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Public Works Director Jeffrey M. Skelton has reportedly retired from his post. This is according to information reaching the Virgin Islands News Online.

July 9th, 2018
UK has a financial ‘choke-hold’ on Government- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The United Kingdom (UK) has a financial ‘choke-hold’ on the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.

July 9th, 2018
Get off water island or face death; white man told interracial couple

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — A Caucasian man is facing 75 years in prison under local hate crime laws after threatening bodily and property harm to an interracial couple living on Water Island, Attorney General Claude Walker made known during a brief press conference in St. Thomas Friday afternoon.

July 9th, 2018
Inmate Mickhail Howe stabbed at HMP

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - An inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison has reportedly been stabbed. Reports reaching our news desk suggest that this morning, Monday, July 9, 2018, around 07:35 hours, inmate Mickhail Howe was stabbed by another prisoner at the Prison at Balsum Ghut, Tortola.

July 10th, 2018
A Caribbean gathering

Thomas C. Famous

Recently,our sister Caribbean island of Grand Cayman served as the host for the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA) Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic (CAA) region conference. The conference ran from June 16th until June 23rd,2018.

July 10th, 2018
The Trump Economy

Dickson C. Igwe

There are lessons to be learned for a Post Irma recessionary British Virgin Islands (BVI) from a booming USA.

July 9th, 2018
'Hurricanes' is Elite 8 Basketball Games 2018 Champions

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Saturday July 7, 2018, was a night of competitive basketball on Tortola, as many of the well-known names participated in the Elite 8 Tournament organized by Basketball veteran Steve E. Parillon.

July 9th, 2018
‘UK has no confidence in NDP Administration’—Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom (UK) Government “has no confidence in our local government, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.” This was posited by former President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and businessman Carvin Malone on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, during his appearance on radio show ‘Honestly Speaking’ with Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

July 9th, 2018
Elise Donovan is the new interim Director BVI London Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, - Ms Elise Donovan has been announced as the incoming interim Director of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) London Office.

July 6th, 2018
Lord Ahmad: ‘BVI must respect will of Parliament’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: In a bombshell response to the huge march held by residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) on May 24, 2018 to show their opposition to the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament passed amendment calling for all British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean region to have open registry for beneficial owners of off shore companies, the UK has spoken.

July 6th, 2018
Yet another scooter accident, rider sent to hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: It was around 8:25 PM last evening July 5, 2018 in the area at the bottom of Chalwell Hill on Tortola that an SUV and a scooter bike collided.

July 5th, 2018
‘Have General Election now’ - Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The drum beat of residents, the media, civil society, Opposition Members including Hon Julian Fraser RA, political aspirants Julian Willock and many others, in calling for the people to go to the polls now to get a fresh mandate, is getting louder.

July 4th, 2018
NDP Civil War Part 2: Chairman Walwyn’s eligibility to sit in HoA questioned

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has entered a new phase of the nasty in-fighting and destabilization.

July 4th, 2018
House of Assembly to resume July 10, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The continuation of the 5th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 3rd House of Assembly (HoA) will be held on Tuesday July, 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM according to HoA spokesman Linton V. Leonard.

July 4th, 2018
New Library to cost treasury $31,600 a month in rent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The amount for the annual rent payments for the new location of the public library is $379,200.00 or $31,600.00 monthly.

July 4th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: Big Dreams & an Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Last evening July 3, 2018, the Dream Big Group launched the first of many Billboards in Road Town, the capital city, adjacent to the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, and can be seen from the James Walter Francis Drive Highway.

July 3rd, 2018
Premier Smith on the plane again; heading to CARICOM meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is away from the Territory attending the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Jamaica from July 3 to 7, 2018.

July 3rd, 2018
Residents outraged over untimely removal of water pipe in Duff's Bottom

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI: A few months following two Category 5 Hurricanes that destroyed the Virgin Islands, the Water and Sewerage Department placed a stand pipe in Duff’s Bottom adjacent to the New Life Baptist Church so residents can have access to water.

July 3rd, 2018
93 graduate from HLSCC amidst a weak economy & residents wanting change

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI: On the afternoon of Thursday June 28, 2018, the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Tortola campus saw some 93 students graduating among both pomp and circumstances.

July 2nd, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: VIslander Darel Christopher Jr shines in professional cycling

SHOREWOOD, Wisconsin, USA: Professional cyclist Virgin Islander Darel Christopher Jr., continues to shine in the United States of America (USA).

July 2nd, 2018
UK company with no listed construction experience given local contract!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A foreign company has been awarded the contract, for the reconstruction of the Virgin Islands (VI) police facilities. This was revealed by Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews.

July 1st, 2018
Man held in Robbery escapes from Hospital; recaptured by Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Reports reaching our newsroom is that the same man who was held on suspicion of attempting to rob Stones Jerk Stand in Long Bush on the morning of June 30, 2018, is in trouble again.

June 30th, 2018
Armed Robbery attempt @ Long Bush Food Stand; man beaten

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI – Two armed men, wearing black ‘hoodies,’ attempted to rob Stones Jerk Stand, in Long Bush on the main island of Tortola, this morning June 30, 2018, sometime between 1:00 AM and 2:00 AM.



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