PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - The two men, Osrick DaSilva and Antonio Joseph Caines, who were held for failing to declare a large sum of monies on August 16, 2013 had the case against them dismissed yesterday October 30, 2014 by Magistrate Dr Velon L. John when they appeared for decision at the Prospect Reef Magistrate’s Court.
PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – At the Magistrate’s Court at Prospect Reef today October 30, 2014, Keon Leonard and Kai DeCastro were found guilty for the offense of carrying an unlicensed firearm among other offenses.
PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - The two interdicted police officers Wendell Anthony and Marvin Robinson who were found guilty on October 8, 2014 by Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John for beating 18 year old Brandon George back in 2012 were today October 30, 2014 each fined $2k at the Prospect Reef Magistrate's Court.
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – ‘Tropical Stones-Cabinetry, Windows & Doors’, the Territory's newest hardware store, opened its doors at the R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond yesterday October 29, 2014 offering not only quality products for the construction of homes but expertise in their installation.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Large trees across the main island of Tortola have been getting some high level care recently, something that is rare in the Territory, thanks to friends of Tropical Landscape, a local company owned and managed by Mr Sean A. Jobsz.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Taxi operators yesterday heard that there was one good thing that all the cruise liners have indicated to the Government team that attended a caucus in St Martin recently was that Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney, the European Groups among others, which was that their customers have indicated through surveys was that they want to come to the Virgin Islands perhaps more than many other places in the Caribbean.
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - Telecommunications giant Digicel (BVI) Ltd., has this week confirmed that it has signed on to the popular Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League as Platinum sponsor. The announcement came last Saturday October 25, 2014 during round two of the post season games and is effective immediately and will run until the end of the new 2015 season.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the face of the law at all levels a man is innocent until proven guilty and being behind bars for over two years for a crime that one would have maintained his innocence from the get go feels like injustice. This was the case of Jomo Jack who was implicated in a major drug bust by the Royal Virgin Island Police Force (RVIPF).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley last night October 28, 2014 stoked controversy by saying that sooner or later the Virgin Islands will have to confront the question of same-sex marriage.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - It is usually said that getting men to come public to talk about health challenges they are experiencing is an uphill task. But today with the growing numbers and hardships of persons in the Virgin Islands that are coming down with cancers of various forms, men are breaking their silence.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Style BVI hair show will be held on Sunday December 7, 2014 at the UP's Crystal Ballroom in Road Town, Tortola promises to be bigger and better with a high profile celebrity judge, said Nathan R. Wong of the organizing committee.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Magistrate [Dr. Velon L. John] did not grant my client bail on his own recognizance as compared to the other defendants who were granted a $1K bail with signed surety. This is clear embellishment and disingenuous on the crown,” said Attorney at Law Mr Stephen R. Daniels.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the private sector has been committed in their show of support to its fellow private sector business, government’s reluctance get on board has forced the closure of EasyPay putting persons on the bread line as they now join the long list of job seekers.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yesterday October 27, 2014 when confessed burglar Jeremy Williams appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo he provoked the Magistrate to the point of her threatening to throw him out of her court room.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - With wins for Tarique Moses and Katrina Crumpler in last Saturday’s, October 25, 2014, race 3 of the nineteenth Highland Spring H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Race series the titles in many areas have been secured while others remain up for grabs.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – It was a day to forget for horses of Tortola, Virgin Islands at yesterday’s October 26, 2014 races at the Clinton E. Phipps Park in St. Thomas, USVI, as their performance was dismal with the highest placing being last place out of two horses.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While they were granted bail on October 24, 2014 it was only today October 27, 2014 that Jomo Jack, Gerry Freeman and Hugh Erickson were seen by the news site leaving the Magistrate’s Court exercising their bail liberties.
MOUNT HEALTHY, Tortola, VI – Shortly after the lifeless body of 16 year old Chadil Parson was discovered in his Mount Healthy home yesterday afternoon October 26, 2014, an older brother of Parson Mr Avery A. Malone confirmed that he was found hanging and the family suspected suicide.
BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI – While several persons have expressed regret that Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn did not push for the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) to be named after the late Mr Stanley Nibbs in full Former Minister for Education Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said what was done was well meaning.
By Alred C. Frett
As the World struggles with man-made confusion too many still make excuses and ask Why? When they should be recognizing the consequences of their actions… Simply put: If we glorify Guns & dispense Bullets instead of Bread then People will be shot, and, if we offer examples of Wars & Violence as Solutions in order to sell Weapons then our Youth will become radicalized.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Domestic Violence is a growing concern in the Territory and women are finding it hard to leave for a number of reasons, according to Dr. Sylvia M. Simmonds, Director of the Family Support Network (FSN).
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola VI - While many had ruled them out as they went into round 2 of the post season playoffs games as the underdogs the high flying Bayside Blazers have delivered a knockout punch to its closest serious competitor Da 3rd with an 84-74 victory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Rotary Clubs of Road Town and Road Town Sunrise held a joint dinner and fund raiser on the occasion of World Polio Day on Friday evening October 24, 2014 and as part of the activities there was a touching account from a polio survivor.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The natives of St. Vincent and the Grenadines send their love to their homeland folks on the occasion of their 35th Anniversary of independence, those here in the Virgin Islands (VI) salute their sisterly contributions to the Territory of the VI, something they see as vital to the building of one Caribbean nation.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - It was night two of hot basketball action on October 25, 2014 as the playoffs/post season games continued at the popular Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Rotary Club of Tortola officially launched its first EarlyAct Club with the St George’s Primary School. The charter event took place Friday October 24th at 2pm at the St. George’s Anglican Church installing 57 members. The installation was conducted by AG Delma Maduro.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police moments ago confirmed that of the nine persons taken into custody as a result of a Police Operation involving the execution of a number of search warrants at various addresses in Tortola yesterday morning October 24, 2014, six were formally charged; four with firearms related offences.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – District Governor of Lions International for the zone 60 B Lion Isaac C. Solomon MJF (Melvin Jones Fellow) visited the Territory earlier this week to conduct an audit of Lions and Leo Clubs here in the Virgin Islands and to ensure that their operations are in line with expectations.
GUANA ISLAND, VI – “I think this is interesting and I don’t know that these kids know how to appreciate it.” Legislator and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) uttered those words on Thursday afternoon October 23, 2014 while on a science field trip with students of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School which is located in Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Both Da 3rd and the Knights grabbed the early advantage in the Divisional Championships of the Honourable Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League on Friday October 24, 2014, with wins over the Bayside Blazers and Ruff House respectively.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Come Sunday October 26, 2014 the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track in St. Thomas USVI will come alive with a card of seven races scheduled and a number of horses from Tortola are slated to compete in the second leg of the Virgin Islands Triple Tiara.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said on his EGM show last night October 23, 2014 on ZROD 103.7 FM that he was asked to break the law by a former Governor with regards to the deportation of a foreigner against whom he had found no cause to do so.
By: Cathy O. O. Richards
“Why I am doing this? It’s to help the locals to get where they need to get and if this is going to do it, then so be it. This is not something that I like doing, I don’t like to do this but I did this so that I can help the artists and everybody can get where they need to get so that people can be more receptive to them,” said Mr Philip Richards Jr.
By Dickson Igwe
Edgar Leonard is a popular opinion contributor in the Virgin Islands. Leonard is a bright mind. He is an analytical type. His opinion pieces on economics, and how the management of scarce resources can affect the community for better or worse are required reading for all with a stake in the territory.
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