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August 16th, 2019
PHOTO of the Day: VI delegation represents @ CARIFESTA XIV

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, WI - Associate Member state, the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has sent a 'BVI strong' delegation to represent the territory at CARIFESTA XIV kicking off today Friday August, 16, 2019 from 6:00 pm -10:00 pm at the Grand Market, Queen’s Park Savannah in Trinidad and Tobago.

August 16th, 2019
UPDATE: VG Airport reopens!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A mere four days after the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda was closed due to an issue with the lone fire tender, the airport has been reopened.

August 16th, 2019
Re-opened WE Police Station to house Immigration & Customs

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Nearly 2 years after the West End Police Station in the First District on Tortola was battered by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the facility was reopened, but with added functions.

August 16th, 2019
Dione M. Blyden #1 draft pick in Hon Fraser 2019 League

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, BVI – Talented national basketball player Dione M. Blyden emerged as the number one pick when the draft exercise for the 2019 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League took place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom.

August 17th, 2019
Prevailing against economic imperialism

By Dickson C. Igwe

Countries that fail to economically optimize their own natural and domestic markets are doomed to an eternity of economic slavery

August 16th, 2019
Installation of traffic lights in Road Town underway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Mr Andrew L St Hilaire has said the restoration of the traffic lights in Road Town has begun.

August 16th, 2019
‘Fast track’ applications close today, Aug 16, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Applications for the Residency and or Belonger Status in the Virgin Islands (VI) through the Government’s ‘Fast Track’ initiative will close this afternoon, August 16, 2019.

August 16th, 2019
HireBVI to give out hundreds of bags with school supplies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- HireBVI is once again helping to ensure that as many children as possible are fully geared for school, with its annual Back to School Fun Day.

August 15th, 2019
'BVI Cable TV trying to mislead the public'- BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following public accusations by BVI Cable TV on August 14, 2019 that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has been consistently trying to prevent it from rebuilding its cable network infrastructure in the Virgin Islands, BVIEC has fired back.

August 15th, 2019
Premier's 1000 jobs initiative kicks off Wed, Aug 21, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First announced by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as part of a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) campaign promise on the road to the February 25, 2019, elections day in the Virgin Islands, the 1000 jobs in 1000 days initiative will officially kick off on August 21, 2109, at 10:00am at Central Administration Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

August 15th, 2019
VI receives UNDP Chief for high-level talks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Newly appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Barbados and the Organisation for Easter Caribbean States (OECS), Mr Magdy Martinez-Soliman received a warm welcome from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) for high-level talks on recovery and sustainable development during a UNDP visiting mission to the territory.

August 15th, 2019
Long Look man charged with Burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police have arrested and charged a 43-year-old male, Randy Butler of Long Look for Burglary.

August 15th, 2019
Foxy’s School of Music back in full ‘strum’

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- “We at Jost van Dyke, we are no fool, we know that a music school is a tool. I tell you I don’t give you no strife, but music can take the young people through life,” were the lyrics of Philiciano O. Callwood MBE aka ‘Foxy’ at the relaunch of his music school in Jost van Dyke on August 14, 2019.

August 15th, 2019
HLSCC welcomes over 200 students for fall orientation

Paraquita Bay, Tortola, VI - New students were greeted with branded giveaways yesterday at the HLSCC fall 2019 Orientation ceremony before attending several engaging and informative presentations made to the group by the HLSCC team.

August 15th, 2019
‘Back to the Sea’ Maritime Industry Training Programme launched

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The first phase of the “Back to the Sea” Maritime Industry Training Programme launched on August 14, 2019, was described by Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as a milestone in the journey to transform the Virgin Islands and a another step towards taking command of the territory’s destiny through the empowerment of its people.

August 14th, 2019
'More poverty in VI now than ever' - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, says the territory continues to settle for ‘second-best’ as a people with regards to local industries, and as such, getting short-changed in the offshore business sector.

August 14th, 2019
Prominent VIslander ‘The Bouncer’ has passed; Funeral Aug. 16, 2019

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Residents, taxi professionals and immediate family members are in mourning on the passing of popular businessman and taxi professional, Clinton E. Romney aka ‘The Bouncer’.

August 14th, 2019
BVI Cable TV accuses BVIEC of derailing restoration efforts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- BVI Cable TV has said it has been working diligently to rebuild its cable network infrastructure in the Virgin Islands despite “continuous opposition” from the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

August 14th, 2019
FIFA President commits to addressing 'eligibility rule' for national players

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The matter of players of the Virgin Islands national football team being barred from playing for the territory because they are not considered VIslanders , as required by current FIFA rules and regulations, was put to President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Giovanni V. Infantino aka 'Gianni' on his visit to the Virgin Islands on August 11, 2019.

August 14th, 2019
Massive back to school fiesta planned for Ninth District

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Hundreds are poised to benefit from what is hyped to be the largest back to school drive ever experienced by residents of Virgin Gorda, as government officials collaborate with corporate Virgin Islands (VI) and a number of private individuals.

August 14th, 2019
'Blog, but you also have to be responsible' - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While urging citizens to desist from negative behaviours in cyberspace, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that once the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 passes, Government will track down persons disseminating damaging and libellous content online.

August 13th, 2019
Issue with recently sourced fire tender forces closure of VG airport

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda has been closed “until further notice”.

August 13th, 2019
Gov’t assures Ellis Thomas Downs will be fixed

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While admitting that the renovation of Ellis Thomas Downs, the territory’s lone horse racing facility, is not on the front burner for Government, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said “other things” for horse racing will be done in the interim.

August 14th, 2019
Do not let others push you down

Lorna M. George

There is an old adage that says, “Where ignorance is bliss it is folly to be wise.”

August 13th, 2019
There’s an ‘entity’ that doesn’t care about the people- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying the government and people have to fight it, Premier and Minister of Finance of the Virgin Islands Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told the House of Assembly on July 25, 2019 that there is an entity that appears to be insensitive even to the emergency needs of the people of the territory.

August 13th, 2019
FBI agents descend on Epstein’s island, raid property

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Days after billionaire pedophile Jeffrey E. Epsfein’s death by apparent suicide in a New York jail cell, federal authorities descended on Little St James in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) searching his private island for further evidence.

August 13th, 2019
Financial performance of August Festivals to be released soon - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The economic performance of the 2019 August emancipation festivals including expenditure will be released as soon as the financial report is available, this is according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), speaking to this news website.

August 12th, 2019
Hon Penn wants ‘Cyber Soldiers’ policing VI’s internet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Under the proposed Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019, Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) is proposing that the Virgin Islands (VI) look into creating a ‘Cyber Soldier’ unit that can police the territory’s internet along with its information, communication and technology (ICT) space.

August 12th, 2019
UPDATE: Hon Fraser B/Ball League Draft rescheduled to August 14, 2019

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Teams in the 2019 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League will get an opportunity to choose their elite players from the draft pool on August 14, 2019 at the Save the Seed Energy Center.

August 12th, 2019
Crafts Alive vendors given more time to pay outstanding rent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Vendors of Crafts Alive who have outstanding rent payments to Government have been given more time to fulfill their obligation, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5).

August 13th, 2019
Power outages expected today as BVIEC upgrades high voltage system

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is notifying customers on Tortola, in the areas of Sophie Bay, that there will be no electricity supply today Tuesday, August 13, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 P.M

August 12th, 2019
Pickup truck slams into wall @ Baughers Bay

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- There seems to have been an increase in vehicular accidents recently, with the latest serious accident occurring sometime in the morning of August 11, 2019 at Baughers Bay, Tortola.

August 12th, 2019
Emancipation, Religion & Truths from the Bible

By Alred C. Frett

We are still weak from Emancipation Fever and while we had no repeated August Floods, it is 2years since Hurricane Irma demolished the locally owned Palmgrove Shopping Centre. That is symbolically sad and while I am one of those owners, this is not about me but about less fortunate owners who did all the right things but lost their livelihood through the negligence of Government.

August 12th, 2019
‘This year has been a blast!’– Premier Fahie on 65th Emancipation Festival

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- Persons who turned up at the Carrot Bay Festiville for the close off activities of the Virgin Islands (VI) 65th Emancipation Celebrations were reminded of the importance of celebrating at all times with the spirit of gratitude.

August 12th, 2019
No major incidents @ 2019 Festival Week - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the packed 2019 Emancipation festival week now history in the Virgin Islands (VI), officials are reporting successes on all fronts amidst minor challenges in the execution of this year’s activities.

August 12th, 2019
‘In paradise there is a football pitch!’- FIFA President ‘Gianni’ Infantino

EAST End, Tortola, VI- “I am a happy man today when I come here to this beautiful place. I mean it is part of paradise… in paradise there is a football pitch,” were some of the remarks of President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Giovanni V. Infantino aka 'Gianni' on his historic visit to the Virgin Islands on August 11, 2019.

August 11th, 2019
VI Footballers win CONCACAF U-15 Championships in Florida

BRADENTON, Florida, USA- Sporting history has once again been created in the Virgin Islands, this time through football.

August 11th, 2019
Original Willy T sunk @ Key Bay, Peter Island

KEY BAY, Peter Island, VI- The original William Thornton aka ‘Willy T’, which was destroyed by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 was on August 7, 2019 sunk at Key Bay off Peter Island where it will become a dive site.

August 11th, 2019
CBN to broadcast boating safety info across VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Broadcaster, the Caribbean Broadcast Network (CBN-TV) and America’s Boating Channel have entered into an agreement which will see the territory benefiting from a number of safe-boating and boater education information via television and radio.

August 11th, 2019
FIFA President Giovanni V. Infantino visits VI today, Aug. 11, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world governing body for football, Giovanni V. Infantino, will make an inaugural visit to the Virgin Islands today, August 11, 2019, as part of his three-day tour of the Caribbean region.

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