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January 27th, 2015
Panthers pounce to lift Marlon A. Penn Championship

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Women Panthers and Islanders FC were both crowned Champions of the BVIFA/Marlon Penn Nine-a-Side Football Tournament on Sunday January 25, 2015 at Greenland Play Field, with the Panthers in particular pulling it off in amazing circumstances.

January 26th, 2015
NDP struggles to respond to Hon Fahie's corruption charges!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More than 48 hours after senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) leveled serious charges against the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, labeling them as “the most corrupt government in the modern history of the Territory”, they have struggled to respond.

January 26th, 2015
‘Ready Committee’ launched to support the VIP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After being fooled with broken promises about jobs and educational opportunities, it is clear that the youths across the Territory now have a passion to take back the country and vote the National Democratic Party (NDP) out of office.

January 26th, 2015
Kenyetta Boynes pleads guilty to gun & ammo charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This morning January 26, 2015 when Kenyetta Boynes appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards at the Magistrate's Court at John's Hole he pleaded guilty the charges of unlawful possession of ‎16.5 grams of cannabis, an AK 47 assault rifle and possession of 17 rounds of ammunition.

January 26th, 2015
2 vehicles in Prospect Reef fender bender

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – Two vehicles became involved in an accident this morning January 26, 2015 in Prospect Reef, Tortola at around 11:30 am.

January 28th, 2015
Digicel Group announces unique partnership with Rdio

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel Group today announced a ground breaking service with leading global music streaming provider, Rdio, to offer Digicel customers across the globe access to over 35 million international titles – as well as the very best local and regional music – all on their own smartphones.

January 26th, 2015
‘NDP is corrupt’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1)

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has labelled the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government the most corrupt in the modern history of the Virgin Islands and called them morally and politically bankrupt.

January 26th, 2015
Bishop John I. Cline not running for govt. office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As much as the public has been sharing their opinions at various forums and events as to some of the people who are supposedly supporting one party or the other, National Democratic Party (NDP) or Virgin Islands Party (VIP), they are many who are of the strong belief that Bishop John I. Cline has come over as an opportunist and ‘jumps ship’ based on which party gets into power.

January 26th, 2015
Bass & Edwin launch plans for 3v3 Basketball Tournament

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The territory has two new sports entrepreneurs about to make their mark. The duo will be launching a 3v3 Basketball Tournament at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex at the end of March, 2015.

January 25th, 2015
‘NDP intent on shutting down 1st District!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – First District Representative and senior member of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A. Fahie accused the National Democratic Party ((NDP) Government of trying to shut down the First District by abandoning key projects there.

January 25th, 2015
UPDATE: Howard Anderson & Kari Way confirmed dead

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Close relatives, friends and persons with direct relations to the dead and some of the injured in the ill-fated boat accident in Virgin Islands waters yesterday morning January 24, 2015 have confirmed that Jamaican national Howard Anderson and Kari Way are the two that died.

January 25th, 2015
Despite small space business good @ new Nanny Cay Rite Way!

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – It has not been a week yet since the management of Rite Way Food Market opened its new branch at Nanny Cay and according to the Branch Manager Ms Jacintha H. Weekes business is already booming.

January 25th, 2015
Mexico win 13th CONCACAF U20 Championship

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, WI - Mexico outlasted Panama 4-2 on penalty kicks to capture the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship after their final ended in a 1-1 draw on Saturday at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

January 24th, 2015
Cordell O'Neal goes to jail for guns

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – Cordell O’Neal pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful possession of explosives/ammunition when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court at Prospect Reef yesterday January 23, 2015.

January 27th, 2015
When the sins of Seniors become punishment for the Youth

By Alred C. Frett

Martin tried but we failed him:

Appreciation for Martin Luther King seems past & forgotten except on his Holiday when Persons are forced to acknowledge that his famous Dream of Equality is still a non-reality… Things he fought for & against appear unchanged Half a Century later - Instead of Sweet Dreams, those he fought for still suffer the Nightmares of Racism, Corruption, Oppression and Unjustified Wars.

January 24th, 2015
Red Force to play Jaguars in Nagico Super 50

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will face the Guyana Jaguars in the Final of the Nagico Super 50 Tournament in Trinidad after victory on Friday 23rd January, 2015.

January 24th, 2015
Team Unity launches Vernon A. Connor against PM Douglas in St. Kitts

DIEPPE BAY, St. Kitts, WI - While the national Parliament of St. Kitts-Nevis has been dissolved a story first reported by this news site and the controversial Prime Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis Dr. The Honourable Denzil L. Douglas is yet to set an election date the political temperature is heating up in St. Kitts & Nevis.

January 23rd, 2015
UPDATE: Miss BVI Universe rated #7 in CNN top 15 costumes

DORAL, Florida, USA - Twenty four hours have not elapsed since Ms Jaynene Jno-Lewis blasted an international blogging site after they rated a gown she wore as the worse in the Miss Universe pageant, that the most popular news site has rated her costume among the best.

January 23rd, 2015
‘Premier, Cabinet did nothing to protect the people’ – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said that an administration under his watch will conduct its affairs differently from the current National Democratic Party (NDP) administration when it comes to investing the people’s money in public ventures.

January 23rd, 2015
Big shake up @ TRC! Ayana S. Hull & Guy L. Malone Out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word just reaching our newsroom from our sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government is that Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Ayana S. Hull is no longer at the helm of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the TRC Guy L. Malone is expected to demit office next month.

January 23rd, 2015
Violet 'Letty' Hodge's name is cleared in drug case by main witness

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was another long day in the defendants’ box for Mrs Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge and Mr Lucien Smith yesterday January 22, 2015 but the focus was primarily on Mrs Hodge when drug kingpin James ‘Jimmy Juice’ Springette testified in the Magistrate’s Court of the Virgin Islands (VI) via video link.

January 23rd, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Joy M. Scatliffe

By N. Johann Earle

Born to parents Wellington and Gloria Scatliffe on April 17, 1988 on the island of Tortola, Virgin Islands, 26 year old Joy M. Scatliffe, public servant and budding entrepreneur, is our Young Professional for this week.

January 23rd, 2015
BVIFA launches BDO & LIME School Leagues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Football Association (BVIFA)/BDO Primary School and LIME High School Leagues will both kick off with the now traditional march from the Ferry Dock to the A.O. Shirley Ground on Wednesday 28 January, 2015.

January 22nd, 2015
‘Residents are skeptical of voting machines under NDP’ - Caller to VIP radio show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The public continues to be extremely skeptical of voting machines being introduced for the upcoming general elections under a National Democratic Party (NDP) led administration.

January 22nd, 2015
‘Come on the show if I’m inaccurate!’ – Sam Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television Talk Show host Julio ‘Sam’ Henry during his latest 'Speak Your Mind’ show vehemently responded to persons, especially politicians who say that he is misguiding his audience by giving them erroneous information when they make queries on various issues.

January 22nd, 2015
1st Spring Fest & Black Jack Run for VI

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - For the first time in the Virgin Islands (VI), a festival has been created during the spring time for the enjoyment of music, sailing, and fun in one weekend and it’s called “BVI Spring Fest & Black Jack Run.”

January 22nd, 2015
‘NDP fooled the youths about jobs’- Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Youth leader, businessman and political activist Rajah A. Smith came out swinging at the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) in defense of the territory’s youth.

January 24th, 2015
Terrance B. Lettsome International & Virgin Islands politics

By Dickson Igwe

Now this Old Boy was always a supporter of the British Virgin Islands airport extension project. Any reader of his column over the years will acknowledge that fact. He remains a supporter of a privately funded airport project with government oversight.

January 22nd, 2015
‘You want change? Make some noise!’ - Sam Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk Show host and social commentator Julio ‘Sam’ Henry is challenging persons to be more vocal in their calls for change and is disputing those who feel that his talk show ‘Speak Your Mind’ and others like it are ineffective and a waste of time.

January 22nd, 2015
Was gun planted by police @ ‘Letty’ Hodge’s property?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the trial of Mrs. Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge and Mr Lucien Smith got underway in the Magistrate’s Court Mrs. Hodge’s Attorney, Mr Julian Knowles. QC, had cause to question one of the Prosecution’s witnesses as to why he did not record certain information in his handbook and why the same information was neither in the statement that is part of the trial.

January 22nd, 2015
Try a Tri gets Triathlon Season underway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For the 2015 season, which kicks off this Saturday, January 24, 2015, with the Try A Tri, the BVI Triathlon Federation has added a new event, Try VG, and the ‘Four Islands Cup’, a ‘best of five’ points series with Garmin prizes for the top three men’s and ladies' individuals.

January 21st, 2015
‘Our young men not ready to be hired’ – Radio Show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into the Speak Out BVI show last night January 20, 2015 said that while persons are willing to provide jobs to young Virgin Islanders, some males especially are not ready for the workforce because of their drug use.

January 21st, 2015
Ajelan Lewis suffered from substance induced psychosis – court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When, Ajelan Lewis, the man who is charged for the serious offence in which he attacked and slashed the throat a foreigner, Ayoka Pond, appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-Dabreo yesterday January 20, 2015 the court head that he may have suffered from psychosis which was brought upon him as a result of inducing an un-named substance.

January 21st, 2015
‘NDP failed miserably on Cruise Pier project’ – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) is convinced that the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration has failed miserably on the cruise pier development project in terms of transparency, accountability and good governance.

January 21st, 2015
Hon Ralph T. O’Neal wants more ‘help’ for students studying abroad

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “We've got to be careful with children going abroad to study and have parents who don’t know where their next payment coming from… We have to be very careful and make sure that they are properly attended to,” warned Leader of the Opposition and one of the most senior legislators in the Territory, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE (R9) as he expressed serious concern for the hardships being faced by local students studying overseas.

January 21st, 2015
‘Introduce horse racing in the schools’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio Talk Show host and social commentator Douglas Wheatley said that it would be a good idea to introduce horse racing as a subject to be taught in the schools since it is an important sport here in the Virgin Islands and one that could generate lots more income for the Territory.

January 21st, 2015
Brownsdon battles Kinkead in Dive BVI 5K opener

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When the Dive BVI 5K Series kicked off the road racing season in Virgin Gorda on Saturday December 17, 2014, defending women’s champion Kathleen Brownsdon found herself in an unusual place, being challenged by Tallulah Kinkead.

January 20th, 2015
'NDP has failed & continues to fail!' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – While the tension in communities across the Territory is rising as it relates to the current economic status of the economy and the hardship it is bringing on a daily basis with it, persons are being consoled and assured that better days are coming.

January 20th, 2015
St George’s Sec. Sch. to mark 10 years of excellence

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The St George’s Secondary School will be launching its 10th anniversary celebrations with a ceremony on January 25, 2015 in the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay, Tortola.

January 20th, 2015
'Poor people suffering in this country' – NDP radio caller

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – It is obviously no joke or gimmick that the ‘poor class’ continues to feel the effects of hardship under the present government systems. They have turned to every possible corner seeking and crying out for help but, according to most, under this current government administration they see nothing on the horizon as the rich are getting richer and poor are dying.

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