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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PURCELL, Tortola, VI - About two months shy of his 102nd birth anniversary, one of the Virgin Island’s centenarians James Alfred Taylor has died. This news site has confirmed this information with several of his close relatives and, according to one cousin, “He is now in a better place, life well lived”.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Prominent British Virgin Islands law firm Harneys is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Seagojo and Tamara James-Maduro as 2015 entrants to the firm’s prestigious Professional Development Programme.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It appears that with the middle class wiped out, according to Virgin Islands Party Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), poverty in the Virgin Islands is on the rise.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Clearing the air on reports that the newly formed People’s Patriotic Alliance (PPA) had been defunct and may not contest the next general elections and that its head Shaina M. Smith had gone with the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), the information reaching our news room speaks to the contrary.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Despite a below par performance from his horse in St Croix recently, popular horse owner and trainer James Bates was confident that St Moose was going to destroy the competition in the first leg of the VI Triple Crown at Ellis Thomas Downs on Sunday January 18, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At the opening ceremony for the new Peebles Hospital, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton had promised that a large number of jobs would be created for especially the young people but several residents have complained that locals are not getting any of the jobs.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Successful daughter of the Virgin Islands and longtime 'political icon' Patsy C. Lake had a memorable 70th birthday celebration as a large number of persons attended and had lots of wonderful remarks for her at a transformed Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on January 17, 2015.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, WI- The St Kitts and Nevis parliament was dissolved on Friday January 16, 2015 at the request of controversial Prime Minister Dr Denzil L. Douglas.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Earlier today January 17, 2015 Alamo BVI expanded its service of vehicle rentals to the sister island of Virgin Gorda.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Excitement continues to build towards the First Leg of the Triple Crown at Ellis Thomas Downs with news that the Challengers from St Thomas and St Croix have all safely arrived in the territory for the showdown on Sunday January 18, 2015.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, WI- Word just reaching our newsroom from our team of reporters in the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda is that the Police Commissioner Vere H. E. Browne has been suspended from his top post in the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tomorrow everyone with a taste for a piece or two or more swimwear, can look for the big white tent at Clovers but even today at the store one can rush down there to get that piece of Tréfle designed swim wear in their chest of drawer just the way Beyonce did for herself and her little daughter.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition and former Virgin Islands Party Chairman Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) told lawmakers last year that he has been up for the past two to three years to Virgin Gorda and doesn’t hear anything about the Recreation Trust.