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April 17th, 2015
Car wash owner on $45,000 bail for alleged assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jerome Hopkins today April 17, 2015 appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm to which he pleaded not guilty and was put on $45,000 signed bail.

April 17th, 2015
Premier Smith throws FS Neil M. Smith under the bus!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The recent statement by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith that his administration has been unable to produce audited accounts to the House of Assembly for the last three years because the former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) allegedly failed to practice proper accounting standards has been termed an indictment on the Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith and former Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE by senior VIP member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

April 17th, 2015
Prince Ali to address FIFA 'passport rule' for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has given his assurance that he would do all that he could to ensure that the best players are allowed to play with the Virgin Islands national football team.

April 17th, 2015
Newly introduced luggage charge on ferries to STT ‘unfair’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A newly introduced ferry fare structure on luggage that came into effect on April 15, 2015 has been blasted by some residents who allege the charges are being imposed even when their luggage is empty.

April 18th, 2015
Honourable 15%: greed is never satisfied

By Dickson Igwe

A story on corruption in the British Virgin Islands states that the one effective way of defeating the corruption beast is at the ballot box.

April 17th, 2015
Hon Fraser laments VI’s absence @ CARICOM summit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the April 9, 2015 CARICOM Summit in Jamaica with 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, was a momentous occasion in the history of the Caribbean region, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the Virgin Islands should have made a special effort to be represented, even if it was on ‘observer status’.

April 17th, 2015
Magistrate DaBreo to render ‘Letty’ decision on May 27

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as Lucien Smith has been freed following a successful no case submission on his behalf, the other party who was on trial for conspiracy to allegedly import cocaine, Violet ‘Letty' Hodge, will have to wait until May 27, 2015 to know her fate.

April 17th, 2015
FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali arrives in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- FIFA Vice-President and candidate for the Presidency, Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has arrived in the territory and will be visiting the site for the new stadium in East End today April 17, 2015.

April 16th, 2015
Works Minister denies road works an election gimmick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) today April 16, 2015 signed an agreement for the controversial loan of $16 million from the Social Security Board (SSB) for the construction of roads in the territory.

April 16th, 2015
UPDATE : Lucien Smith walks free!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lucien Smith, who was jointly charged with Violet 'Letty' Hodge for allegedly conspiring to import drugs into the territory, walked away from the Magistrate's Court a free man today, April 16, 2015 after Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo upheld a no-case submission on the part of Smith.

April 16th, 2015
‘Fun & fast race’ expected in Race 3 of Blenheim Trust 5K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Race Director of the Blenheim Trust 5K, Kay Reddy is expecting a fast but fun race when the 3rd race of the Blenheim Trust 5K Series kicks off on Beef Island on Saturday April 18, 2015.

April 16th, 2015
Is the NDP guilty of criminal acts over water woes? Caller to radio show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Virgin Islands Party ‘Let’s Talk’ Radio Show aired on April 15, 2015 wanted to know if the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is guilty of a criminal act by denying water to the people of Tortola.

April 16th, 2015
Pi-Yo-Yo manslaughter trial to commence June 29, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The manslaughter trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa called Pi-Yo-Yo is to commence on June 29, 2015 following an agreement reached at the High Court yesterday April 15, 2015.

April 16th, 2015
‘Mitch’ Turnbull takes early swing @ 2nd District Rep

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Young up and comer in Virgin Islands politics Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull sought to galvanise support for his Second District run this upcoming elections with a public meeting in Cane Garden Bay last evening April 15, 2015 where he engaged the public and explained his reasons for challenging incumbent and long serving legislator Hon J. Alvin Christopher.

April 15th, 2015
Is Shaina M. Smith an early flip-flopper?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Member of the People’s Patriotic Alliance (PPA) Shaina M. Smith recently announced that she will be seeking the public’s support as she runs for the First District this upcoming elections with the National Democratic Party (NDP).

April 15th, 2015
VI gets less than 2% of wedding destination business- Ms Flax

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the Caribbean is considered the number one choice for destination weddings and honeymoons, the Virgin Islands hardly gets a “bite of the cake” as according to Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Sharon Flax, the territory gets less than two percent of the business.

April 15th, 2015
EE resident at wits end over dust pollution

FAT HOGS BAY, East End, VI- A resident of Fat Hogs Bay has been voicing his disgust at the state of the Blackburn Highway in the East End area as he said the dust from the dug up roads has been affecting residents severely.

April 15th, 2015
Governor refuses VINO interview

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has told this news site through his staff that he could not grant an interview even after inviting us to submit questions beforehand.

April 15th, 2015
Police upset Vikings in LIME Superfast T20 league

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI- Police arrested Vikings and New Testament Church of God (NTCOG) sent Island Boys packing when the LIME Superfast T20 Cricket League continued at the Greenland Playfield on Sunday April 12, 2015.

April 15th, 2015
‘Six Pack bill devastating to VI boating’ – radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into last night's April 14, 2015 edition of the Speak Out BVI show on ZBVI 780AM expressed the fear that the Six Pack law that has taken effect in United States jurisdictions, including the US Virgin Islands, will spell doom for charter boat businesses in the Virgin Islands.

April 14th, 2015
UPDATE: Crown’s key drug witness gives ‘shaky’ testimony

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Defence attorney for Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge, Julian Knowles QC today April 14, 2015 destroyed one of the Crown's key witnesses in the case, Roberto Mendez Hurtado, telling him that his client never met him after the witness got key information about his client wrong.

April 14th, 2015
UPDATE: 3-mth baby involved in Brandywine Bay accident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A three-month old baby was among persons involved in an accident that Virgin Islands News Online reported on last Sunday morning, April 12, 2015.

April 14th, 2015
BVI Exquisite Boat Show set to make a bigger splash!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a successful hosting in its inaugural year, 2014 the organisers of the BVI Exquisite Boat Show are looking to make an even bigger splash this year with the event now being a 3-day event that will see much more prizes to be won and much more competition expected from both home and abroad.

April 14th, 2015
Crafts Alive vendors accuse taxi operators of misleading tourists

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A number of Crafts Alive vendors are upset with what they referred to as misinformation being fed to cruise passengers allegedly by taxi drivers and which they say is affecting business.

April 14th, 2015
Hull peps up students @ Right Start Programme

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Backing himself up with the song by American singing sensation R. Kelly, The World’s Greatest’, motivational speaker at the launch of the annual Right Start Programme for 5th form students across the territory, Kareem-Nelson Hull encouraged the many students in attendance to firstly define who they are so they could always remain grounded in confidence amid the challenges they may face onwards in life.

April 15th, 2015
7-mth baby rushed to VG clinic dies

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Police are confirming the sudden death of a seven-month-old male in Virgin Gorda.

April 14th, 2015
VI's Squash players medal @ OECS Championships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Junior Squash team has come home from the 2015 OECS Junior Squash Championships played in St Vincent and the Grenadines with trophies and medals.

April 13th, 2015
'Pusser’s not sold'- Charles S. Tobias

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Founder and owner of Pusser’s Store and Pub, Charles S. Tobias has stated he is actively seeking investors into the business with a view to having it continue to serve the Virgin Islands.

April 13th, 2015
ESHS Rams beaten by Hawks in series decider

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite another inspiring performance from Malchy Payne and Kmoy Walters, the Elmore Stoutt High School Junior Boys Varsity team came up short, 39-46, in game 3 of the St John-St Thomas Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament against Charlotte Amalie Hawks at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on Sunday April 12, 2015.

April 13th, 2015
Look who we caught on camera! Can you pick the next Premier?

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While the politicians were out in numbers at the post Easter races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay yesterday April 12, 2015 look who Virgin Islands News Online caught on candid camera!

April 13th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘We put L&B in the oven!’ – Apollo Sky’s Asst. trainer

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – “Tell L&B the sun is hot, the oven is baking and we ready to put them in the oven,” were the words of assistant trainer attached to The Boys’ Stables, Enos Z. Aaron, just minutes before the big showdown between Doughmaker of L&B Racing Stables and Apollo Sky of The Boys Stables.

April 13th, 2015
United Party gearing up for campaign launch- Conrad A. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The United Party (UP) is making preparations to launch its elections campaign with the planned disclosure of its list of candidates to contest the upcoming polls, said Chairman Conrad A. Maduro.

April 14th, 2015
RVIPF issues 65 tickets in EE on Friday April 10, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Over 115 vehicles were stopped last Friday in an operation in the East End area led by the Road Policing Unit (formerly Traffic Unit) and assisted by Task Force, Beat and Patrol and both East End and West End Police Officers.

April 12th, 2015
Are some people in the VI starving?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the radio show Umoja aired on ZVI 780AM on Thursday April 9, 2015 lamented on how some people in the Virgin Islands have been finding it very difficult to make ends meet due to the state of the economy and the high bills, especially medical bills, they are faced with while languishing at the minimum wage level.

April 12th, 2015
Walters leads the Rams to series leveling victory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kmoy Walters and the Elmore Stoutt High School Junior Varsity Rams levelled the Championship series of the St Thomas- St John Interscholastic Athletic Association with a 50-27 rout of Charlotte Amalie High School on Saturday April 11, 2015 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

April 12th, 2015
CCT treats customers to Waffle Therapy breakfast

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CCT Global Communications on Friday April 10, 2015 partnered with Waffle Therapy to bring to its customers a breakfast treat with a view to encouraging the public to support small businesses and to ultimately drive the economy forward.

April 11th, 2015
Big guns clash in Dive BVI 10K on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- It was a battle of the titans when the Dive BVI Virgin Gorda 10K Series, ran over the first half of the Virgin Gorda Half Marathon course, was held today, April 11, 2015.

April 11th, 2015
UPDATE: High school teachers laud FS training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of high school teachers in the territory have benefited from an intense one-week course on teaching of financial services in high schools and they now believe they are much more prepared to deliver on the subject.

April 11th, 2015
‘Bunch of illiterate people leading us' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro continues to blast the Government for their policies on beaches owned by international investors and their alleged disallowing of locals to access them.

April 11th, 2015
More Than Ball delivers on programme goals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The More than Ball Basketball Skill and Personal Development Clinic, which concluded just before the Easter weekend at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, was hailed as a great success by the Organisation’s Director, Keith “88” Malone.

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