ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons choosing to experience Digicel’s ‘Lightning Fast LTE Network’ can say goodbye to buffering and welcome a whole new experience,” says Digicel BVI General Manager (GM) Mr Kevin R. Gordon.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many critics have not gotten over the fact that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government bailed out a defunct BVI Airways to the tune off $7Million with public funds.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- With a debt load of over $70 billion, Puerto Rico has found itself in an unfavourable position. The island no longer controls its finances (on June 30 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which created a committee — consisting of no elected Puerto Rican officials — to oversee the island’s finances).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Co-Host of the popular radio programme ‘Things To Talk’ on ZBVI 780 AM, Julio S. Henry has called for some drastic measures to be taken where the selling of property in the territory is concerned, among them a 15 to 20 years halt on the sale of land.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – All member Clubs of the BVI Football Association will have to become compliant with new Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, (CONCACAF), Club Licensing rules by the end of March 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young woman was taken to Peebles Hospital with apparent injuries after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road at the entrance of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) this evening, January 18, 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A day after telling this news site that he would not comment on internal party issues when he was asked about the alleged attempts to have him replaced as Leader of the Opposition, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has now broken his silence on the ongoing saga, which has already split the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A man who police say assaulted his lover with a crowbar, breaking her arm, is still on the loose, and the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is seeking the community’s assistance in locating him so he could be brought to justice, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
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“It was the best of times it was the worst of times”- Charles Dickens
Contrary to the wishes of many, December 2, 2016 is a day that will never be erased from the psyche of any Bermudian or resident of Bermuda. No matter what perspective one takes, the events of that day will never unseen.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Scotiabank has been named Bank of the Year 2016 in the [British] Virgin Islands by The Banker Magazine, a Financial Times publication. This is the third occasion the Bank has been recognised by the publication, having also won the title in 2014, 2015 and now in 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Speak out BVI show on ZBVI 780 AM with Doug Wheatley, has called on the Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) administration to slow down and engage and educate the populace and to paint a clear picture of the pros and cons before sealing the controversial airport expansion project deal with the Chinese firm.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A woman of faith with a passion for seeing souls saved plugged that church is a place for sinners as she beat back the notion that because ‘hypocrites’ are in the church is why persons should stay away.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Islanders all but assured the BVIFA National League title, the race to see who will join them in the top four is far from clear after results, especially the Old Madrid defeat of Rebels F.C. on Sunday January 15, 2017, left many possibilities.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After telling the media and Party delegates following his win as Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) on November 30, 2016 that he had no interest in pursuing the post of Leader of the Opposition, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has made a U-turn.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The St Thomas- St John District Democratic Party, through its executive committee, has taken the position that the 32nd Legislature has the authority and responsibility to determine the eligibility of Senator-elect Kevin A. Rodriquez, a press release the Party issued Sunday January 15, 2017 has made known.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Returning to be governed by UK’s direct rule as a result of indebtedness, disunity in the government and moving from the name National Democratic Party to "National Dictatorship Party" are some of the burning issues that former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline has expressed concern over.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Traffic between the Road Town Roundabout and the traffic lights on Waterfront Drive has been briefly redirected due to an accident in the vicinity of the Digicel flagship store this morning, January 17, 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ten Virgin Islands’ (VI) sailors raced in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) last weekend, January 14-15, at the 2017 MLK Regatta, with Kael Chalwell, Rayne Duff and Sam Morrell all topping their classes, Opti Green, Opti Championship and Club 420 respectively.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) presented a $323M budget in the House of Assembly today, January 16, 2017.
WEST END, Tortola, VI- A driver miraculously escaped without a scratch even though his vehicle was nearly mangled in an accident near the West End Police Station, on the main island of Tortola, moments ago, January 16, 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom and subsequently documents obtained, confirm that BVI Platinum News, doing business as Platinum Investors Limited, has been successfully sued for Libel by a local Attorney.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The ever controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), is making negative headlines again.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the weekly programme, Umoja, Cromwell Smith on ZBVI 780 AM, spoke out on just what he thinks of the territory entering trade deals with the Chinese, saying the territory can trade tourism and financial services while the Chinese trade goods; however, they cannot be allowed to come to set up manufacturing plants or to compete unfairly with locals.
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI- Our newsroom is able to confirm that the young man who was reportedly crushed to death after a boulder fell on his head yesterday January 15, 2017 in the area of the popular Bubbly Pool on the sister island of Jost Van Dyke has been identified.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of the Family Support Network Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds says society should not judge and come to conclusions when the organisation assists women who are rocking fancy hairdos and nails.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police Officer Glenn ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood was in the right place at the right time over the weekend, possibly saving a woman from severe injury or death at the hands of a man believed to be of unsound mind.
WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Two 35-minute long series each airing for a period of four weeks on over nine major networks in the USA, featuring veteran and star sports fisherman Jimmy Houston and Co-Star Misty E. Wells, to viewership of over 500 million across the globe, is what the Virgin Islands will receive following a three-day filming of "Let’s take it outside", with Jimmy Houston Legends Network in January 2016.
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The results of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration leaving the country broke continue to be felt from Anegada to Jost van Dyke and in almost every community of the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The highlight of a cold and blustery night at the 2nd BVI Athletic Association’s Development Meet on Friday January 13, 2017, at the A.O. Shirley Ground was the new National Record set by DJimon Gumbs.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers are on the hunt for a man police say kidnapped his girlfriend, carried her to three different locations and assaulted her with a tan tan tree stick, according VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte, who revealed the incident via press release on Friday, January 13, 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was at the Third Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly on December 19, 2016 when Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) was grilling the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on the Airport Runway Extension Project.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has suggested that in order for the police to regain the trust and assistance of the community in fighting crime, they should take a “social worker” approach and not go into communities with “a heavy hand.”
WEST END, Tortola, VI- First District Representative and Opposition Member Hon Andrew A. Fahie has urged the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) to immediately address the contentious issue of access to the beach near the Sugar Mill Hotel in Apple Bay on the West End of Tortola, Virgin Islands.
For the working and middle Class, [British] Virgin Islands traveler, with a US Visa, or US Citizenship, there is no substitute to the air travel mini hub, Cyril E King International Airport, Charlotte Amalie.
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