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July 26th, 2014
‎B'More takes Tino's Groovy Crown!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Newcomer B'More took the Crown for the Groovy segment of the Soca competition with ease and comfort last night July 25, 2014 while Tino being dethroned ensured that he took home a Crown and did it in the Power segment.

July 26th, 2014
Fearless, Legs make winning start to best of 3 playoffs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Both Fearless and the Legs made winning starts to the best of three Championship series in the Back on our Feet, Short and Sweet Basketball League on Friday July 25, 2014, at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex (MPSC).

July 26th, 2014
Yessica George wins 1st LIME $5K giveaway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Yessica George topped up her LIME phone with $15 and as a result won the 1st $5K LIME 60th Festival giveaway cash prize last evening July 25, 2014.

July 25th, 2014
VI Islamic community to march against Israeli atrocities in Gaza

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Islamic Society of the British Virgin Islands is appalled by the atrocities being inflicted on the Palestinian people as days of intense shelling by the Israeli military have left hundreds dead in the Gaza Strip.

July 25th, 2014
Hon Marlon A. Penn denounces PAC cruise pier report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Eighth District and member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) from the Government side Hon Marlon A. Penn on Wednesday July 23, 2014 denounced the PAC’s final report on the cruise pier project.

July 25th, 2014
Nevin Brathwaite seriously hurt after motorcycle accident

HODGES CREEK, Tortola, VI - Close relatives of Mr Nevin Brathwaite of Hodges Creek have confirmed that he is currently receiving urgent medical attention overseas following his involvement in an accident yesterday afternoon July 24, 2014.

July 25th, 2014
Long Look Community to Pay Homage to Fore-Parents

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “Now is the ideal time for children and adults who are not aware of the rich cultural heritage and history surrounding Long Look, to come out and learn all they can, so that when they claim to be celebrating freedom from slavery, they will know exactly what that celebration entails,” said East End/Long Look Festival Committee Chairperson Ms Sandra Potter-Warrican.

July 25th, 2014
Summer Sizzle hailed as Festival ‘Kick starter’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The halls of Maria’s by the Sea were filled to capacity last night July 24, 2014 as patrons, fashion designers, models, sponsors, overseas visitors and the media created a real cultural blend for the official Welcome Culture & Style Party which has been hailed as a Festival ‘Kick starter’.

July 25th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tonya S. Vanterpool

By Nikolai J. Earle

Meet our Young Professional for this week – the bright, ambitious yet humble Tonya S. Vanterpool whose goal is to become a certified accountant and work at the highest tier possible and who also hopes to make a difference in her community by volunteering her time and energy to ensure young people are prepared for life academically and professionally.

July 25th, 2014
Legs leave it late but march into Finals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Basketball Federation’s Short and Sweet, Back on our Feet League Championship Games are all set after the Legs beat Just Be You Kings, 99-98, in Game 3 of their Play Off on Thursday July 24, 2014 in the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

July 24th, 2014
Surprise! Oscar nom. actress Taraji P. Henson for Summer Sizzle launch tonight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the coordinator of the BVI 2014 edition of the Summer Sizzle previously spoke with Virgin Islands News Online he said that come the launch this evening July 24, 2014 he was going to have a surprise for patrons.

July 24th, 2014
NLBC to host ‘Ole Skool’ party tomorrow night

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) will join the rest of the Territory in marking the 60th anniversary of Festival by hosting an ‘Ole Skool’ event on the second floor of the Save the Seed Energy Centre basketball court building, Duff’s Bottom, tomorrow evening July 25, 2014.

July 24th, 2014
Ex PS Clyde Lettsome refused interview over Greenhouse - Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Virgin Islands populace is consumed by the Auditor General Report on the Cruise Pier Development Project that uncovered corruption, conflict of interest and that no one was looking out for the interest of the taxpayers, another report, despite given little attention or ‘ink’ has been made public.

July 24th, 2014
UPDATE: Nanny Cay expansion gets started in September

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI - “What this says is that we are renewing our confidence in the BVI as a destination. It’s a very substantial investment for us. We have great faith in the BVI for the future and I hope that I continue to be a property owner here for many years to come” said Chairman and Principal Shareholder of Nanny Cay Mr Cameron McColl.

July 24th, 2014
Hon Walwyn again attacks online media sites!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Known for his hostility towards online media sites, Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn again launched a scathing attack on the free press, making disparaging comments in the House of Assembly while contributing to the debate on the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) final report on the cruise pier project.

July 26th, 2014
Companies that treat their staff like dung

By Dickson Igwe

One epiphany this Old Boy Journalist has had over the months is this one. The Virgin Islands telecoms industry is the perfect model of WHAT NOT TO DO IN PEOPLE MANAGEMENT. Linked with that assertion is another thing: Jack Customer should never expect better from a business that treats its staff poorly.

July 25th, 2014
Digicel Announces Sponsorship of Road Town Festival Village

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel today announced that it is the Exclusive Telecommunications Sponsor of the Road Town Festival Village, which is scheduled to kick off festivities on Sunday, July 27, and will continue until Saturday, August 9, 2014.

July 24th, 2014
Stadium ground breaking ceremony – Govt. duty or political campaign meeting?

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Sarcasm, mockery and cynicism were rife among Ministers of Government yesterday evening July 23, 2014 at an event which was expected to be one where the government would have been acknowledging its obligations to its people.

July 24th, 2014
USVI youth football club for VI visit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Football Association will be hosting Lazara F.C. on Saturday July 26, 2014, in a series of Girls and Boys matches as a further test of the development programmes.

July 23rd, 2014
Raymond Harrison off to Balsam Ghut for 11 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Guilty as charged for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16 years, rape and child pornography, Raymond Harrison was today July 23, 2014 shackled and carted off to Her Majesty’s Prison Balsam Ghut where he will be spending 11 years.

July 23rd, 2014
Hon Vanterpool denies divesting Investment Club shares to relative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie and Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool squared off in the House of Assembly yesterday July 22, 2014 during a speech by the former on the Final Report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the cruise pier development project.

July 23rd, 2014
Skinny Banton & Sasso to feature at 2014 Soca Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Skinny Banton, the Grenadian soca sensation who has been blazing the airwaves with one of his latest ‘soak it good’ the salt fish soca, and Sasso of Poizon Band are the two international artistes that are set to rock after the completion of the HD Promotion’s LIME Soca Monarch 2014 edition.

July 23rd, 2014
‘Bring the AG report on SCB project’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA yesterday July 22, 2014 challenged Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool in the House of Assembly to bring forward whatever report he might have on the Sea Cow’s Bay Marina project done under the previous administration.

July 23rd, 2014
'TPP were bankrupt yet got pier contract' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said that whenever tender processes are circumvented due to expediency the project always ends up in chaos and he is not surprised that Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) was unable to come up with the money for the cruise pier development project, since companies in their group were not only broke but being sued.

July 23rd, 2014
Another pageant! Miss Jr BVI puts 5 to the test

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the East End/Long Look Festival Committee says goodbye to the Miss East End/Long Look pageant the BVI Festivals and Fairs Committee says welcome to yet another, ‘Miss Jr BVI”.

July 23rd, 2014
BVI Finishes Third at VICE Cricket Tournament

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - The BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) President's XI finished third at Virgin Islands Cricket Explosion (VICE) Tournament, beating St. Kitts and Nevis on Sunday July 20, 2014, at the Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School Grounds, St.Thomas, USVI.

July 22nd, 2014
‘Sell Yourself Successfully!’ - Tonya S. Vanterpool & Emily-Ann C. Grant

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Come Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm two young women of the Virgin Gorda Community Tonya S. Vanterpool and Emily-Ann C. Grant will be seeking to give back to their community through a one-day Interview and Resume Building/Personal Development Workshop.

July 22nd, 2014
‘It was expedient to move quickly!’ – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool said that while public tendering was preferred for the cruise pier project, it was not expedient to go that route given the gravity of the prospect of losing cruise lines because of lack of proper facilities.

July 22nd, 2014
4 BVIslanders blazing trail on VI Idol

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Four young persons from the Virgin Islands (VI) are taking part in VI Idol, a talent show similar to the popular American Idol and one of them had a standout performance last weekend.

July 22nd, 2014
‘Be in the Room’ – Hon Fraser tells youths

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – “You don’t have to join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to ensure that a VIP Government pays the kind of attention that you might deserve,” Chairman of the VIP Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) said to a young man who posed a question to him.

July 22nd, 2014
Intl eyes are on VI runway models – Mr Alva L. Page

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Having recognized the potential of young men and women of the Virgin Islands (VI) to make it far in the fashion runway industry internationally, Mr Alva L. Page has returned to the VI to assist in the coaching of those persons as they get set of be in the spotlight for the BVI Summer Sizzle Fashion and Lifestyle weekend.

July 22nd, 2014
Farley & Kinkead winners in Ceres Juices Beef Island race

BEEF ISLAND, VI - James Farley and Tallulah Kinkead were the respective winners on Saturday 19th July, 2014, in the latest tour stop of the Ceres Juices 10K Series tour stop on Beef Island.

July 21st, 2014
NDP Media Censor Bill back on HoA agenda for July 22 Sitting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Media freedom under a National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration continues to be under attack as the Virgin Islands (VI) is on the verge of losing its democratic way of life.

July 21st, 2014
Rotary RT, Hon Maduro-Caines & British Navy join on Purcell project

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The Rotary Club of Road Town (RT) has teamed up with the British Navy and Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines to repair the house of a well-loved elderly woman of the Purcell community who has been known for her motherly care of those in the community for a number of years.

July 21st, 2014
VI gets 1st obituary website

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Obituary notices of passed loved ones can now be shared all from one place with the world over via the Caribbean’s first known website of its kind thanks to the vision of Ms Colette M. Corea whose dream was brought to reality with the help of her son J’Moi Saunders-Corea.

July 21st, 2014
UPDATE: J'Khoy & Afyah Frett were crowd favourites for crowns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – From the moment one entered the auditorium of the Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town, Tortola yesterday afternoon July 20, 2014, florescent lime green t-shirts dominated the crowd sending a clear message that contestants number 4 J'Khoy and Afyah Frett were sure of one thing, overwhelming support.

July 21st, 2014
Hon Fraser demands FATCA answers from Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA is demanding answers from Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith on the recently signed intergovernmental agreement between the United States and the Virgin Islands on the United States foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

July 21st, 2014
Electricity woes suppressing for JVD residents

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Residents of the Sister Island of Jost Van Dyke (JVD) feel left out in the wilderness claiming that they are being treated with scant regard when it comes to the issue of electricity generation and distribution for both commercial and domestic purposes.

July 21st, 2014
All Ah Wee upset East in Short & Sweet League Playoff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – All Ah Wee provided an upset victory in the first of their best of three Short and Sweet, Back on our Feet Play Off against East, 90-74, on Sunday July 20, 2014 in the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

July 20th, 2014
M.A.L.E members challenged to read & stay in church

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Young men of the Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E) programme were yesterday afternoon July 19, 2014 challenged to make good of opportunities afforded them to be rooted in biblical principles as this is seen as key to guiding ‎them as they progress into adulthood.

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