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November 25th, 2014
Premier breaks silence on bank breaches!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith in breaking Government’s silence on the recent spate of security breaches at Scotiabank BVI and others said that there are plans to introduce legislation to protect account holders from crimes of this very nature.

November 25th, 2014
‘VI Govts not thinking of the future!’ – Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) lambasted both the incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) and the previous government led by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) for not doing enough to bring into reality an upgraded airport capable of handling long haul flights given the importance of tourism to the Territory.

November 25th, 2014
UPDATE: ‘We’ll refund Scotiabank VI fraud victims!’ – Jennifer O’Leary

GEORGETOWN, Grand Cayman, CI – Scotiabank’s Marketing Manager - Caribbean North, Jennifer O’Leary in a statement to this news site yesterday November 24, 2014 said that if transactions are identified as fraudulent, the debit/credit cards will be blocked, replaced and the customers refunded.

November 25th, 2014
HIMA/BVICA strengthening ties for cancer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Being the long accredited cancer society in the Caribbean HIMA is re-sounding their commitment to help in whatever ways possible to assist persons in the fight against cancer. Their most recent beat has come through the local officer in the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Damion C. Grange.

November 25th, 2014
‘Swim with the Dolphins’ hard hit this tourist season - Manager

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – “It’s low, low and next year it’s going to be lower because the Pier is not ready,” said the new manager at Dolphin Discovery in Prospect Reef Mr Emmanuel Gilbert in a recent exclusive interview with this news site when asked about the business this tourist season.

November 25th, 2014
Chapman knocked out in CAC Games Squash ¼ Final

VERACRUZ, Mexico – Virgin Islands squash player, Joe Chapman, having battled to victory in the round of 32, bowed out of the XXII Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games Squash Championship in the quarter finals on Monday November 24, 2014, whilst Tahesia Harrigan-Scott took a giant stride towards her goal of a third CAC 100m Gold.

November 24th, 2014
Gunman makes off with One Mart's cash

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Informed and reliable sources close to the management of One Mart Supa Store have confirmed that a staff was robbed at gunpoint on Friday November 21, 2014 while attempting to make a night deposit.

November 24th, 2014
M.A.L.E. youths tour The Moorings

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Young members of the guidance counselling programme Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere ( M.A.L.E.) were guests of The Moorings in Wickham's Cay II as part of a tour of the facilities on Saturday November 22, 2014.

November 24th, 2014
UPDATE: Attempted Murder accused duo not yet sentenced

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jevon Demming and Sherman Williams were back in the High Court on November 21, 2014 with the expectation of knowing their fate having been found guilty on October 22, 2014 for attempted murder.

November 24th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: 'A COI will go deeper than the AG’s probe’ - Gov

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands John S. Duncan OBE said that he still intends to make his announcement before the end of the year 2014 on whether there will be a Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Cruise Pier Development Project.

November 24th, 2014
‘Walwyn's reason for VG b'ball cancellation quite erroneous!’ - Rajah A. Smith

NOTTINGHAM ESTATE, Tortola, VI – “I think that the Minister's (Hon Myron V. Walwyn) statement was incorrect, inaccurate and quite erroneous,"‎ said Rajah A. Smith, Commissioner for the Honourable Julian Fraser Save The Seed National Basketball League.

November 26th, 2014
When Culture of the Present Battles Culture of the Past

By Alred C. Frett

Do you really know your Culture?:

Traditionally, customs of the day result in behaviour patterns which different places & races commonly refer to as ‘their Culture’ - Amusingly, November that commemorates the execution of Guy Fawkes was chosen as BVI’s Culture Month… However, as a displaced People who evolved from Freedom to Slavery to Freedom it may be time to carefully decide our own Culture.

November 24th, 2014
‘Who to pay for Cruise Pier Project delays?’ – Hon. Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Unavoidable questions surrounding the execution of the multi-million dollar Cruise Pier Expansion Project continue to circle over the heads of legislators and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie continues to demand answers which are not being provided.

November 24th, 2014
Bregado Flax are Primary Sch. B’ball Champs!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) Primary Division are Inter Primary School Basketball Champions after beating St Georges Primary, 31-16, in the Final on Saturday November 22, 2014, at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

November 23rd, 2014
UPDATE: 'Let's unite against violence to women!' - Miss World BVI

LONDON, England, UK - Word just in from the Miss World Contest where the Virgin Islands is being represented has confirmed that Miss Rosanna K. Chichester was among the few selected to speak at a key service today November 23, 2014.

November 23rd, 2014
Harrigan-Scott seeks 3 peat as 100m CAC Champion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tahesia Harrigan-Scott will be looking to make a little bit of history at the Caribbean and Central American (CAC) Games in Mexico, when she bids to become the first English Speaking Caribbean Runner to win 100m Gold three times.

November 22nd, 2014
‘I read the online news!’ – Governor John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Confirming that he pays attention to the online news sites, newly arrived Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan said that he intends to remain in the Territory for the four year duration of his time here during which he will be working to address the many challenges faced.

November 22nd, 2014
‘We had an ongoing issue’ - Kenyatta Boynes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the High Court of the Virgin Islands (VI) yesterday November 21, 2014 Justice Nichole Byer heard Kenyatta Boynes confessing to dealing Aaron Henley a blow so forceful that it broke his jaw bone which today has him walking around with foreign reconstructive objects in his face as part of the repairs made.

November 22nd, 2014
TSC serves up Necker Cup Kids Today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - World-renowned coaches and entertainers, Wayne Bryan and Murphy Jensen, will conduct a free kids Tennis Class at the Tortola Sports Club during the Necker Cup Kids Day, today Saturday November 22, 2014.

November 21st, 2014
Dancehall diva 'Spice' is here

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Dancehall artist “Spice” who rose to fame with her collaboration on Vybz Kartel single “Ramping Shop” has landed on the shores of the Virgin Islands with the sole intention of ‎dropping it hot tonight November 21, 2014 at Da Basement at UPS Cineplex.

November 21st, 2014
EHRLC kids get Digicel’s 1st batch of gifts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - They may not be like average persons doing certain things in the most usual of ways but one thing is for sure; their ability to show love and appreciation surpasses what many might consider normal and Digicel BVI got a taste of that quality from the children of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre (EHRLC).

November 21st, 2014
Javier Maduro guilty of reckless driving

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Javier Maduro was today November 21, 2014 sentenced by Justice Nicole Byer in the High Court to nine months suspended for 1 year and fined $950 to be paid in two weeks or face six months imprisonment for reckless driving during which he caused serious injuries to Asiyah Mahoney.

November 21st, 2014
‘Blame the Hon Julian Fraser STS B’ball League!’ – Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has again stoked controversy, saying that the reason for the cancellation of the Virgin Gorda Basketball League’s annual ‘Summer Jam’ tournament was not the non-completion of the basketball facility being built, but the recently concluded Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed (STS) National Basketball League.

November 21st, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Deon J. Edwin

By Cathy O. O. Richards

When a young man would have reached the age of 22 years and has not for a second put down his career dreams or given a second thought it is very assuring of his passion and his determination to do whatever it takes to make that dream come true.

November 21st, 2014
Vibert Morgan an alleged Credit Card thief

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Victim of a credit card theft Mr Michael Wood is convinced that he had caught the culprit who he testified in the Magistrate’s Court worked at a local gas station here in the Virgin Islands.

November 21st, 2014
Leading Runners looking @ fast times for Half Marathon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - St. Thomas’ leading distance runners Shane DeGannes and Ruth Ann David are seeking 3-peat victories on Saturday November 22, 2014, in the 9th Deloitte-Ogier BVI Sunrise Half Marathon.

November 20th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I am no racist!’ – Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE said that he abhors racism and that persons have sought to misrepresent what he said about growing up in Africa when he first came to the Territory.

November 20th, 2014
PO Starcey Huggins caught on candid camera

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When female Police Officer Starcey Huggins appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo today November 20, 2014 as her breach of trust trial climaxed there were some head-nodding laughable moments.

November 20th, 2014
Virgin Islanders a minority in their homeland!-2010 census

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After some four years waiting for the report to be released, the Virgin Islands 2010 Population and Housing Census was laid on the Table of the House of Assembly on November 17, 2014 by Premier and Minister of Development Planning, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

November 20th, 2014
‘NDP Govt. must better control expenditure!’ - Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show co-host and political activist Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said that the Territory has not done a very good job in controlling expenditure and this he feels is a better strategy than trying to raise revenue on the backs of people already suffering.

November 20th, 2014
2 more head to court for Cornel M. Francis’ Murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On December 12, 2014 family members of murdered Cornel Melbourne Francis are highly likely to be in the Magistrate’s Court room to witness the processing of two more persons that have been implicated in the daring execution style murder on May 9, 2013.

November 22nd, 2014
Free markets & the economics of see & saw

By Dickson Igwe

The following article looks at the free market as a panacea for economic growth, but from two differing perspectives.

November 20th, 2014
Luciano to headline music alliance year-end promotions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The GRATE BVI Music Alliance is making leaps and bounds with their valiant efforts as an independent body to uplift the status of local artists and part of this process will see Jamaican culture reggae artist Luciano performing at three events being staged here in the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 20th, 2014
HLSCC Highland Spring Race Series Wraps Up

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - After another highly successful series, the 19th HLSCC Highland Spring Race series came to a close this past weekend with many exciting finishes. Khiry Creque tied with Tarique Moses becoming the top overall males; this being Tarique’s first title and Khiry’s 4th consecutive overall victory.

November 19th, 2014
De Castro peeved @ change to Xmas promo venue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman and commentator Donald E. De Castro is lashing out at the decision to shift the annual Christmas on Main Street event to De Castro Street between Scotiabank and Bobby’s Supermarket, saying that there was no advance warning of such a decision.

November 19th, 2014
'Economy not booming!’ – Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher strongly disagrees with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith who in his budget said that the economy was doing well because of government projects.

November 19th, 2014
UPDATE: It is Governor Kenneth E. Mapp!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - While the Board of Elections is calling the results unofficial as there are other certifying procedures that must take place, it’s clear that the people of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) went to the polls in the runoff election of November 18, 2014 for Governor determined to elect Kenneth E. Mapp Governor and Osbert Potter Lieutenant Governor.

November 19th, 2014
Scotiabank, CIL partner with car dealers for sale

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scotiabank and Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) came together on Saturday November 15, 2014 for a car sale which saw reduced rates for the purchase of brand new vehicles from a number of top auto dealerships in the Territory.

November 19th, 2014
VG Govt. officers call for meeting with Premier

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Following this news site's recent publication of a story highlighting issues of work being taken away from the Virgin Gorda (VG) BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) office, several other persons from other government offices on the Sister Islands have complained to us regarding the same problem.

November 19th, 2014
Teachers disagree with ‘High Blocked Fence’ @ ESHS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “My dear Mr Minster, I am one that supports you as a young passionate person and I voted for you but dear Mr Minister something is going dreadfully wrong with your reasoning of putting a HIGH BLOCKED fence as the security answer for us teachers and students.”

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