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September 24th, 2016
18 confirmed Zika cases in VI; 36 suspected– Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After an onslaught on the media over reports of Zika virus infections in the Virgin Islands by first term representative Hon Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has announced that there are now 18 reported cases of Zika infections here.

September 24th, 2016
Work on football stadium in EE resumes next month

EAST END, Tortola, VI – The installation of the new artificial football pitch and stadium in the East End/Long Look area took a significant step forward on Friday September 23, 2016 with the announcement that the work will recommence on October 17, 2016.

September 24th, 2016
Insurance & health care providers abusing NHI– Hon Melvin M. Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull (R2) spared no bones in blasting health care providers and insurance companies guilty of abusing the National Health Insurance of the territory.

September 23rd, 2016
FLOW is raping the VI- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Calling it a problem that was “personal,” Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA has slammed telecommunications company FLOW, saying it is offering shoddy service to the people and don’t seem to want to fix the issues, especially relating to internet service.

September 23rd, 2016
Millions & millions & millions & more NDP reckless spending unearthed!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the National Democratic Party (NDP) won its first general election in 2003-2007 it was because it told the people that the then ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) was mismanaging the people’s money.

September 23rd, 2016
BVI Airways got $5M from taxpayers but owes BVIAA $99K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After already forwarding some $5M to defunct airline BVI Airways, the people of the Virgin Islands are now learning that BVI Airways still owes the government of the Virgin Islands.

September 23rd, 2016
Education is in disarray- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member and First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie lambasted Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn for introducing the Grade 12 Programme prematurely and sitting in Cabinet and watched as millions were approved for various projects while education got nothing.

September 23rd, 2016
This Week We Feature Young Professional Akeil A. Howell

Akeil A. Howell’s dad would have been proud of his son as he is today honouring him by continuing his legacy.

September 23rd, 2016
2016 Aquathon C/ships begin Saturday @ Smuggler’s Cove

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Triathlon Federation is introducing the 2016 Aquathon Championships, a three event series, which will see the first National Aquathon champions crowned.

September 22nd, 2016
VI encouraged to nominate a woman for Restoration Weekend

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Michelle E. Hargrove, founder of Restoration Weekend, will be sponsoring a deserving woman from the Virgin Islands (British) to attend a one-of-a-kind event, Restoration Weekend.

September 24th, 2016
Leisure, life & death

Dickson Igwe

This Old Boy has been thinking deeply of recent. He has been grappling with the meaning of this thing called life. What is the point of it all? We are here today and gone tomorrow. Yet, here we are living like we will exist forever. It is like we have all been conned into a robotic way of life driven by materialism.

September 22nd, 2016
Haitian Immigrant prisoner allegedly attempts suicide!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands today September 22, 2016 is that a Haitian prisoner housed at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut, on the main Island of Tortola, reportedly attempted suicide.

September 22nd, 2016
Freedom of Information Bill being reviewed- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The failure by the National Democratic Party (NDP) government to pass the long awaited Freedom of Information Bill has seen it come under heavy criticism from prominent members of the public, the media, as well as talk show hosts.

September 22nd, 2016
Mother of First Lady, Works Minister hospitalised

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mrs Geneva Lettsome, the mother of First Lady Lorna G. Smith OBE and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), is said to be hospitalised.

September 22nd, 2016
Movine F. Fahie allegedly forced to live in farm hut

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Imagine having a nice king-sized bed and unable to sleep on it, a comfortable house with all its amenities but unable to use them as you wish. This is allegedly the state of affairs of one of the territory’s most prominent farmers, Ms Moviene F. Fahie.

September 22nd, 2016
Mia Nicolosi retains Back to School Regatta title

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 2016 Back to School Regatta presented by Cedar International School took place over the weekend of September 17-18, 2016 at Nanny Cay with 45 entries racing in five classes.

September 22nd, 2016
‘The people are bawling, hurting more than before’- Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host Julio ‘Sam’ Henry has accused the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of being a sleeping government or one with a serious case of not caring.

September 21st, 2016
After $7M of taxpayers’ money would BVI Airways ever fly?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many persons were not convinced it was a good deal after the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith and his Tourist Board Chairman Russell Harrigan, announced a US$7M bailout of the defunct BVI Airways.

September 21st, 2016
USVI Corrections Officer pleads guilty to providing contraband in prison

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- — Abdul Robinson, 39, of St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), pleaded guilty on Tuesday September 20, 2016 in federal court on St Croix to providing contraband in prison and conflict of interest charges, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

September 21st, 2016
VI needs constitutional advancement not independence - Gerard St. C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The talk of the territory of the Virgin Islands taking on the status of independence has been the hallmark of discussion in many sections of society; however, member of the Inner Bar Mr Gerard St. C. Farara QC suggests constitutional advancement not independence.

September 21st, 2016
Corporate Softball Cricket League starts Thursday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -The 2016 BVICA 2016 Corporate Cricket League begins on Thursday September 22, 2016 with Police playing BCQS/Antartica at 6:30 P.M. and RTW facing Omega Caribbean at 8:15 P.M. on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in Road Town.

September 21st, 2016
Cost of living in VI too high- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- The high cost of living in the Virgin Islands has been singled out as one of the main contributing factors to the television raised quality of youth that is seen today.

September 21st, 2016
RTW on VG burglarised

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that a store on Virgin Gorda was burglarised on Saturday September 17, 2016.

September 21st, 2016
Sugar Boys & Islanders off to winning starts in BVIFA National League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Defending Champions Islanders FC and Sugar Boys both recorded wins when the 2016/17 National League kicked off in fine style on Sunday September 18, 2016 on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

September 20th, 2016
Sr Magistrate Tamia N. Richards blasts former DPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Noted for being fearless and candid in expressing her views and concerns, Senior Magistrate Ms Tamia N. Richards used the special sitting of the supreme court to mark the opening of the 2016-17 Law Year of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court today September 20, 2016 to challenge the new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ms Kim Hollis QC to lead from the front and also blast the former DPP.

September 20th, 2016
'Driver' shot @ Paraquita Bay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom is that there was a shooting incident in Paraquita Bay early this morning, September 20, 2016 and at least one person was injured.

September 20th, 2016
Bayside Blazers too hot for Red Zone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Hon Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League continued on Saturday September 17, 2016 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre, there were wins for Swaggas, Next, Pure Playaz and Bayside Blazers.

September 20th, 2016
Missing elderly woman found in Carrot Bay ghut

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – After staging a massive search that went late into the night looking for missing elderly woman Mrs Doris Dawson-Hedrington without results, residents of Carrot Bay and other concerned persons were brought relief and joy this morning when the woman was found.

September 20th, 2016
‘Jesus is my lawyer’- Man charged for fighting in public tells magistrate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man who said Jesus is his lawyer repented for being involved in a public fight and changed his initial not guilty plea to guilty when he appeared in court on Friday September 16, 2016.

September 20th, 2016
BVI Communication burglarised

‎PURCELL ESTATE‎, Tortola, VI - BVI Communication, a business at Purcell that deals with the repair and sale of electronic devices, was broken into and items stolen sometime late Sunday night, September 18, 2016.

September 20th, 2016
USVI youth sentenced to 20 years for murder of innocent bystander

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a murder on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in October 2015, was sentenced on Monday September 19, 2016 to 20 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Michael C. Dunston, the local Department of Justice has announced.

September 19th, 2016
VI youth basketballers make clean sweep on St Croix

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI- A 16-18 age group basketball team from the Virgin Islands put in an impressive performance en route to winning their division at the 2016 Allen D. Burke Foundation Basketball Tournament on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) at the weekend.

September 19th, 2016
Questions persist on Hon Walwyn’s million dollar ESHS wall!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversy and questions persist over a wall constructed by the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn weeks before the 2015 general elections, costing tax payers over US$1M.

September 19th, 2016
JTV camera crew kicked off Tortola Pier Park

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- We’ve all heard the saying, Tortola has no night life. However, when the Deh Pon Vibes show on JTV Channel 55 begged to defer and decided to promote the local hot spots at the Tortola Pier Park, never did they anticipate that they would be halted in their tracks.

September 19th, 2016
UPDATE: Disappointing day @ USVI races for Tortola horses

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Despite high expectation and confidence ahead of the races on Sunday September 18, 2016 at Clinton E. Phipps Track in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), the results were way below expectations.

September 19th, 2016
'Super Cop' likely to be reinstated in October

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The fans and foes alike of Mr Glen ‘Super Cop’ Callwood will see him back on duty as an officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) well before the end of this year.

September 19th, 2016
‘I am a born BVIslander’- Majority owner of surf school in Josiah’s Bay

JOSIAH’S BAY, Tortola, VI- One of the owners of Surf School BVI, Mr Alex Dick-Read located in Josiah’s Bay has sought to clear the air on the recent article by this news site regarding claims by some residents of Josiah’s Bay that they had been suffering unfair competition with expatriates in the surfing business.

September 19th, 2016
No criminal record for Fire Officer Avery Malone!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards felt convicted not to have the criminal matter of fire officer Avery Malone recorded against his name, a decision she made on Friday September 16, 2016 as she passed judgement on the 28-year-old.

September 19th, 2016
Unique VI/USVI culture & connection must be celebrated- Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp welcomed Virgin Islands Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and the VI delegation to St Thomas, USVI for a full day of cultural exchange on Saturday September 17, 2016.

September 19th, 2016
Stoby & Johnson take College Classic Series opener

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Road racing athletes Reuben J. A. Stoby and Rosmond Johnson began the defence of their College Classic Series titles with victories when the 21st edition of the series kicked off on Saturday September 17, 2016 with some 262 runners taking part.

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