ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jose Almestica reportedly made a dash to escape being arrested by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on August 18, 2016 after he and two others were searched, the court heard yesterday afternoon August 22, 2016 when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards.
PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Purcell Girls' Brigade Lieutenant Tammi T. David has disclosed that the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry is likely to go district-wide for 2017 as opposed to its current concentration on children only of the Purcell community.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – As the Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League continued on Sunday August 21, 2016 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom on the main island of Tortola, there were wins for Ghut Boys, Red Zone and former champions Bayside Blazers.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Two vehicular accidents on St Croix, US Virgin Islands on Monday August 22, 2016— one early in the morning and the other at about 7:00 P.M. — have left two victims dead, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has confirmed.
SLANEY POINT, Tortola, VI- Tortola Auto Group is giving customers a chance to earn up to $3,000 cash back in their newest promotion which starts on September 1 and ends September 10, 2016 with a roadshow at the Courtesy Car Rental Parking lot, Opposite Scotiabank.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Officer Lesha Lammy and Kai Javois were shot dead by someone two weeks ago at a beach in Hams Bluff, Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands (USVI).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- This news site first and accurately reported on August 19, 2016 that Geraldine Ritter-Freeman was chosen above Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Guy M. Hill for the post of Acting Chief Immigration Officer.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite becoming unpopular for not calling a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the controversial Ports Development Project even when the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Auditor General, along with the public, would have strongly recommended it, Governor John S. Duncan OBE insists it was the right decision.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the scheduled power outages are reportedly necessary for the safe transporting of the three Wartsila generators from Port Purcell to Pockwood Pond, this has not stopped residents from expressing their discomfort, especially on social media.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Before the crack of dawn, over eight boats set sailed and officially started the first ever Virgin Gorda International Marlin Tournament, which will run from today, Sunday August 20, 2016, and end on Tuesday August 23, 2016.
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Traffic has been reduced to one lane at Baughers Bay after bags of cement fell from a moving truck today, August 20, 2016.
By Natalio D. Wheatley
On Wednesday August 17, 2016, on my radio show, “Things to Talk,” I made comments which were reported on by various news outlets. These news reports on my comments were not received well by a sizable number of people. Some will see my response to these news reports and their comments as damage control, but those who know me understand that I am not afraid of criticism.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the absence of a deep water harbour in Pockwood Pond, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) had no alternative but to offload its three new Wartsila generators for the Phase V Power Development Project at Port Purcell.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outspoken host of the 3D Show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has described as “heartbreaking” that a local media house had to file a Freedom of Information Inquest to the United Kingdom in search for answers to the proposed Airport Expansion Project here in the [British] Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yesterday August 19, 2016 the Family Support Network (FSN) was assured that it would not be left alone in its struggle to provide the much needed services to hundreds in the territory, when it was given a cheque valued $1,250.00 by the Lions Club of Tortola.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Suggesting that senior politicians who have been publicly stating that the United Kingdom Government wants to impose direct rule on the Virgin Islands have not been informed enough, Governor John S. Duncan OBE has dismissed those claims.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The saying, ‘when one door is closed another is opened’, seems to be true for Senior Crown Counsel in the Office of the Virgin Islands Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Attorney Valston M. Graham.
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has begun to offloaded its three Wartsila power generating sets for the Phase V Power Development Project, which is geared towards tackling the power woes hitting the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long time horse owner Lesmore Smith has again called for pari-mutuel betting in the Virgin Islands to be made legal.
By Dickson Igwe
Online news reports of a recent and very threatening alleged verbal assault on a prominent Virgin Islands family for their religious beliefs is simply unacceptable. Any attack on any person for their religious and cultural identity in this territory cannot be tolerated, notwithstanding their social and economic status.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Taxi drivers and tour operators may not be too pleased to hear that Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has made the decision to remove one of its large cruise ships, Norwegian Getaway, from its Miami base for the 2017 summer months.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Almost all the private medical facilities in the territory have come under fire for allegedly jacking up their prices and putting undue pressure on patients since the National Health Insurance (NHI) was implemented.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Those who have over the many years contributed towards the development of horse racing in the Virgin Islands were highlighted by the Sugar Estate Museum in Lower Estate on Wednesday August 17, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Expatriates who show up with their flags in support of artists from their native land, international artists performing every night, the celebrations taking on more of a music festival and carnival nature than that of a cultural emancipation celebrations, are some of the thorns in radio talk show host Natalio D. Wheatley’s side.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- The US Coast Guard responded on Wednesday August 17, 2016 to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger ferry vessel Caribbean Fantasy approximately half a mile off of Punta Salinas, the Coast Guard has made known via press release.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the frequent power outages being experienced in the territory due to load shedding and other issues, residents would welcome the news that three new engines have arrived for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project, although they are not expected to be added to the grid until in December.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -The issues of the Airport Runway Development Project and who should be awarded the contract, if the airport project moves forward, are still hot topics.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Details presaging the homicide deaths of police officers Lesha Lammy and Kai Javoi, as made available in court documents in the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) probable cause case against police officer Francis Williams, sheds light on how the VIPD was able to secure a $50,000 bond and arraignment on a stalking charge against Mr Williams, who is now on leave.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Entrepreneurs have proven their ability to lobby in fairness for their businesses and consumers alike as they have succeeded in making the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government revoke recently instituted import taxes on alcoholic beverages.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It took the heart of innocence in 10-year-old Ahijah Kalifa Faith Cristanna Barthwas to publicly note that institutions like the Family Support Network (FSN) should not have to beg for help, considering the kind hearted nature of the Virgin Islands people.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the radio programme, 'Speak out BVI' on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has added his voice to the discourse on whether the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) should seek independence from Britain, saying that there is nowhere in the international law books that says small dependent territories like the VI should remain colonies of other countries and the Brits know this.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -The A's may have been wondering what type of pitcher they were getting when they acquired Virgin Islander Jharel L. Cotton, but the No. 16 A's prospect was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on Monday August 15, 2016, after he flirted with a perfect game in his second start for Triple-A Nashville the previous week.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For at least 50 metres of her race, the Virgin Islands top sprinter Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott seemed headed for semi-final qualification for the 100m at the Rio Olympics.
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