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August 28th, 2015
VI’s Jharel Cotton gets Triple-A promotion to Oklahoma City

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Jharel Cotton, on Tuesday August 25, 2015, a few days after his promotion to Triple-A, made his Oklahoma City debut, pitching two scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits and a walk, but also striking out six.

August 27th, 2015
Hon Fahie meets with Hon Pickering as meetings with Gov't continue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has again engaged with a Minister of the National Democratic Party Government, this time with Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering, to discuss issues affecting the district.

August 27th, 2015
Reynaldo Hewlett charged for alleged theft

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On August 19, 2015 police arrested and charged Reynaldo Hewlett, 33, of Brewers Bay for alleged burglary. This is just a few months after he was given a second chance at returning to society to complete drug rehabilitation and lead a life as a valuable citizen of society.

August 27th, 2015
‘We need to challenge big banks for better protection of funds’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes that the various governments of the Virgin Islands should have dealt more strongly with the question of deposit insurance for banks operating here.

August 27th, 2015
UPDATE: NBA coaches impressed with standard of young VI ballers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The two coaches from the National Basketball Association (NBA) here for the Digicel/NBA Jump Start Programme said the standard of the players at the 2-day clinic at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex has been impressive and noted that it was a touch decision selecting the five players to attend a further training camp in Trinidad and Tobago.

August 29th, 2015
The angry, anti-establishment voter

By Dickson Igwe

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the USA; and Jeremy Corbyn in the UK; represent anti establishment sentiments in Western democracy.

August 28th, 2015
VI makes captive insurance history

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory has made history in the captive insurance industry with the appointment of the Marketing Manager of BVI Finance, Ms. Alicia Green to the Executive Board of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).

August 28th, 2015
Rotaract Club of Tortola holds ‘School Supply Drive’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rotaract Club of Tortola on August 22, 2015 held a School Supply Drive at both the Bolos and Island Services parking lots in Road Town.

August 27th, 2015
Tropical storm Erika nearing the Virgin Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 5:00 p.m., August 27, 2015, the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was estimated near latitude 16.6 degrees north, longitude 64 degrees west or about 117 miles east-southeast of the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 26th, 2015
CCT distances itself from viral ‘Hitler’ video

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Marketing and Public Relations Manager at CCT Global Communications Janet N. Brin has confirmed that a video, which has gone viral and which purports to bash one telecommunications provider while favouring CCT, has not been produced or sanctioned by her company.

August 26th, 2015
Insurance companies to cut staff because of NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the economy of the Virgin Islands (VI) already said to be heavily depressed as jobs are being lost every day, the Government’s move to bring into force the National Health Insurance (NHI) is likely to put more persons on the breadline.

August 26th, 2015
‘Future bright for basketball in the territory’- Hon Julian Fraser RA

WICKHAMS CAY II, Tortola, VI – “It makes me feel happy to know that I am not chasing a dream, this is real and Digicel is taking it on and I am fully behind them with it,” said Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3).

August 26th, 2015
Gov't offices, HLSCC closed tomorrow, August 27, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to the expected passing of Tropical Storm Erika, Government offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday August 27, 2015.

August 26th, 2015
‘People have a right to choose their doctor!’ - Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said that people must retain the right to see a doctor of their own choosing when it comes to the National Health Insurance (NHI) to be implemented from September 1, 2015.

August 26th, 2015
Digicel & NBA give young VI ballers a chance of a lifetime!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) joined forces on Tuesday August 25, 2015 to launch the Jump Start Basketball Programme that will be giving 40 boys from Tortola and Virgin Gorda a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase their talent and gain selection to an elite training camp in Trinidad and Tobago.

August 25th, 2015
Some 100 children benefit from Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry

PURCELL, Tortola, VI - The Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry, along with The Purcell Methodist Church and the Purcell Girls Brigade, has once again welcomed children from the surrounding community to its back to school event, which was dubbed a success.

August 25th, 2015
‘Forget fancy cars! Invest in property!’ – Richard C. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard Courtney de Castro believes that the commercial banks in the territory seem to be more concerned about lending money for the purchase of motor vehicles rather than for property.

August 25th, 2015
Starz, Bayside Blazers & Knights among winners in latest action of Hon Fraser League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Defending champions Bayside Blazers continued their perfect start to the 3rd Annual Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League with a battling 68-63 defeat of the Warrias on Saturday August 21, 2015 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom.

August 25th, 2015
‘I have found a balance’ – Hon Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative of the Second District Honourable Melvin Mitch Turnbull believes finding a balance is the key to successfully juggling family life, politics and his youth mentorship work.

August 25th, 2015
Luciano featured ‘Alliance Anthem’ to be released today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – For the leaders and members of the GRATE BVI Music Alliance, today August 25, 2015 is marked as a significant day in the history of the group as they release the first musical product which comes as a beat that sees an international artiste, Luciano, doing more than just taking monies to perform for one night on stage and leave the territory.

August 26th, 2015
Arrest Blotter for August 16-22, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Here is the Arrest Blotter as released by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for the period August 16-22, 2015.

August 25th, 2015
Revived Nurses' Association wants to have a say in ‘decision making’ process

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Back on the ball for just over one month now, the BVI Nurses Association in the Virgin Islands is showing renewed vigour and interest towards advancing the causes of nurses in the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to the extent of seeking to play an integral role in policy and other decision making arenas.

August 24th, 2015
Hon Fahie not commenting on reports of 'joining' NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie last week held a series of discussions with Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn with regards to issues of concern not only to the First District but to the entire territory.

August 24th, 2015
Chinese restaurant ‘Seetos’ robbed @ gunpoint

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI - Employees and customers had a scare of their lives at the Seetos Chinese Restaurant and Bar‎ located in the Mill Mall on Wickham’s Cay I on Saturday night, August 22, 2015 when two armed bandits stormed the business place.

August 24th, 2015
'Revised Trade Mark Act will guard against counterfeit products' – Jamal S. Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Attorney at Law Jamal S. Smith believes that the time has come for the territory to advance in the registration of trade marks (TMs) for goods and services now that the 2013 legislation dealing with registration of trade marks is to be implemented come September 1, 2015.

August 24th, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I have started working in the 2nd District’ – Hon Melvin M. Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – New Second District Representative Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has commenced the work of addressing the needs of the district as he continues to make his mark as one of the youngest representatives of the people.

August 24th, 2015
BVI fall to St Kitts & Nevis in opening game of WC Qualifiers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI U17 Women lost 3-1 to St Kitts and Nevis in their first game of the Caribbean Football Union World Cup qualifying Tournament at the Elquemedo Willett Park in Nevis on Saturday August 22, 2015.

August 25th, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika forms in the Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Disturbance/Invest 98L, the system that was behind Tropical Storm Danny has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Erika.

August 23rd, 2015
Harrigan-Scott places 5th in IAAF Worlds Heat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Whilst all the attention has been on Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin, two of the territory’s top athletes are also competing at the 15th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Beijing, China.

August 23rd, 2015
Miss BVI Adorya R. Baly is 2nd Runner Up in St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia - Recently crowned Miss British Virgin Islands (BVI) 2015-2016, Adorya R. Baly placed 2nd Runner-up in the Miss Commonwealth ‎Caribbean Pageant in St Lucia last night, August 22, 2015.

August 22nd, 2015
VG featured in Young & the Restless

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ‎The British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands continues to get major promotion and recognition as one of the most 'to die for' destinations throughout the Caribbean.

August 22nd, 2015
Performance the key for VI @ U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The [British] Virgin Islands U17 National team departed the territory on Thursday August 20, 2015, bound for Nevis and the Elquemedo Willett Park where they will be competing in Group 3 of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under 17 Qualifiers.

August 23rd, 2015
UPDATE: Tropical Storm Danny further weakening

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Tropical Storm Danny is continuing to weaken as it approaches the Leeward Islands.

August 22nd, 2015
‘Hon Fahie power-hungry!’ – Radio show caller alleges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into the Three D talk show on ZBVI 780 AM last evening August 21, 2015 opined that the spat between Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) "looked bad" in the eyes of the public, especially when in 2014 the Virgin Islands Party Congress voted for Honourable Fraser to be the Chairman of the party.

August 21st, 2015
Games in Hon Fraser League continue this weekend

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Intense action in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League is continuing at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom this evening, August 21, 2015.

August 21st, 2015
VI Shipping Registry now registering all classes of vessels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry has now been opened to the registration of all classes of ships as the territory is moving to capture vessels outside of the regular yachts. To this vein, towing and salvage company Svitzer was on Wednesday August 19, 2015 given a certificate of registration for registering its vessel ‘Svitzer Hannah’ which now flies the VI flag.

August 21st, 2015
Persons have no confidence in local doctors – Radio talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In another programme reaching out to the general public with information and fielding questions as it relates to the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme set to get in full swing come January 1, 2016, the NHI team was told that persons are not comfortable with seeing local doctors due to confidentiality issues, which is why they would prefer to seek medical assistance outside of the territory.

August 21st, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tara K. Stoutt

By N. Johann Earle

Whether it is interior design or food preparation, our Young Professional for this week, Tara K. Stoutt, brings a certain precision and meticulousness to her craft, having established herself in both of these highly skilled and demanding professions.

August 21st, 2015
‘Some present MPs not qualified to be in the HOA!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host and social commentator Edmund G. Maduro said there are persons in the House of Assembly (HoA) who are not qualified according to the Constitution to be members of the House of Assembly.

August 21st, 2015
Chantel E. Malone joins growing band of Digicel brand ambassadors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Digicel (BVI) announced on Thursday August 20, 2015 that long jumper and athlete Chantel E. Malone has joined a growing band of brand ambassadors for the company.

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