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September 16th, 2014
Out of control vehicle slams 4 others

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A driver exiting a parking space at the parking lot at the Labour Department slammed into one parked vehicle with so much impact that it caused a domino effect sending the slammed vehicle into three other vehicles causing extensive damage.

September 16th, 2014
M.A.L.E. provides book scholarships to 2 young men

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E.) continues to provide guidance to youths of the Territory and has given due recognition to two deserving young men who have stood out over and above their peers by giving them book scholarships.

September 16th, 2014
‘I have absolutely nothing to hide!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has released a statement to the media to dispel what he described as the inaccuracies being peddled in a report by the Auditor General on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project.

September 16th, 2014
Karia J. Christopher In! To head Trade & Consumer Affairs Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This news site’s sources within the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government have told our news room that Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith and the Public Service Commission (PSC) have approved Karia J. Christopher, an indigenous Virgin Islander to become the new Director of Trade and Consumer Affairs.

September 16th, 2014
PO Joseph ‘Quincy’ Phillips accused of biting a minor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the case was called in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday September 15, 2014, Police Officer (PO) Joseph ‘Quincy’ Phillips pleaded not guilty to allegations that he had bitten a male who was a minor at the time.

September 17th, 2014
Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town Adopts the Adina Donovan Home

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town in keeping with the stated purpose of Rotary International (Rotary's primary motto is "Service Above Self") is pleased to be able to announce the following:

September 16th, 2014
UPDATE: Brockbank & Anderson raced to 18th place finish yesterday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a delayed start on Monday 15, September, 2014, Virgin Islands sailors Chris Brockbank and Alec Anderson finally got underway, sailing a 49er in the Yellow Fleet at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Championships in Santander, Spain.

September 15th, 2014
VG businesses embrace Soire'eBVI's Challenge

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – This is the third year in succession for Soire'eBVI Stomp Model Madness Marketing Challenge and for the first time its management took the decision to take the competition to the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda which saw good support by the business entities there.

September 15th, 2014
Bayside Blazers spank Knights in a 104-83 blowout!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Despite having two of their big guns Sandy E. Nadal and Chaurbin V. Smith out due to injuries, the high flying Bayside Blazers easily defeated the Knights 104 – 83 in a near blowout as the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League continued last night September 14, 2014.

September 15th, 2014
‘Don’t believe that the British won’t step in! – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes the British could intervene if the House of Assembly continues on its current course and has warned that not because the Territory is doing well in certain respects means that the British won’t step in if needed.

September 15th, 2014
‘This job is not about my accomplishments!’ – Ms Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “As the new Principal I take this responsibility very seriously, I am humbled by this opportunity and I understand that this job is not about me and my degrees and my accomplishments,” said the newly appointed Principal (acting) of the Elmore Stoutt High School Ms Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill.

September 15th, 2014
‘We need HMP investigated’ – Mr Ray S. Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the recent publication of the case against an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) a local businessman expressed his disgust at the news noting that the Superintendent of Prison Mr. David Foot needed to launch an investigation to determine how come no one knew of a ‘Ganja’ farm on the premises.

September 14th, 2014
Body of 20 y.o. Michael Poole found

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - One tragic news followed the other on this weekend as the Territory was awakened to the news that 20 year old Michael Poole’s body was this morning Sunday September 14, 2014 found after he had been reported missing since Friday September 12, 2014.

September 14th, 2014
Ms Ayana S. Hull honoured for passion to promote literacy

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – “I was not expecting this, I do what I do because I see the need for [it] and this is my way in contributing to something that is well needed in our society today, I do not look forward for awards, my blessings come from God, I really wasn’t expecting this,” said Ms. Ayana S. Hull.

September 14th, 2014
Game Boyz slaughter Warrias 80 - 47

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – As the weekends action tipped off in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League, on Friday September 12, 2014, the Game Boyz made it two wins from two.

September 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Horsepath murder victim ID as Nyron Ollivierre

HORSEPATH, Tortola, VI – Sources close to the investigators have confirmed the identity of the man shot to death in Horsepath, Tortola last night September 12, 2014, as Trinidadian Nyron Ollivierre also known as 'Tin Tin'.

September 13th, 2014
‘We need the younger generation in our fold’ – CIL’s Simone T. Monsanto

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Admitting that they have the older population of the Territory ‘locked’ Caribbean Insurers Limited’s (CIL) Simone T. Monsanto says that they are in the process of fashioning their marketing strategies to attract the younger generation into their fold.

September 15th, 2014
Digicel Completes Acquisition of Submarine Fibre Assets Across the Caribbean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel has received the required approvals from Government and regulatory authorities with regard to its purchase of a submarine fibre network across the Caribbean region from the Guadeloupe-based Loret Group and Caribbean Fibre Holdings and the transaction is now complete, it was announced today.

September 13th, 2014
No talking! Bayside Blazers shows how to win another game

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - After its disputed and controversial defeat last week to Game Boyz by 1 point, the team to watch in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League Bayside Blazers had its game plan on with yet another victory this time over Talk Done with a score of 83 – 76 on Friday September 12, 2014.

September 12th, 2014
IPhone thief Nikita Naval caught red-handed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite being caught red handed Nikita Naval has pleaded not guilty of the charge against him when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court today September 12, 2014.

September 12th, 2014
‘Acting Speaker’s ruling cannot be overruled’ – Dep. Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said that then acting Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Delores Christopher (R5) acted in accordance with the Standing Orders on August 14, 2014 and as such her ruling cannot be overruled even by the substantive Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses.

September 12th, 2014
Montserrat Govt. ousted in gen. election yesterday

BRADES, Montserrat - Following an election last night September 11, 2014 in one of the UK’s smallest overseas territories – Montserrat - the incumbent Premier Reuben T. Meade's party the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) has been ousted from office, said a report from Cayman News Service.

September 12th, 2014
‘If the report is accurate take me to Balsum Ghut!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA said that if the Auditor General’s report on the Sea Cow’s Bay harbour project is accurate, he is prepared to go to jail.

September 12th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Leon R. Samuel

By Cathy O. O. Richards

If there was one young man the corporate sector would have been seeking, the bidding stakes would have been extremely high when our Young Professional for The Week Mr Leon R. Samuel would have taken the platform.

September 12th, 2014
‘The Pentateuch’ donated to schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Why the Pentateuch? This was the silent question of many persons as throughout this week its author Ms Ayana S. Hull accompanied several companies, community leaders, individuals and even the Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn distributing her most recent book titled ‘The Pentateuch’ in schools.

September 12th, 2014
All set for the Deloitte/Ogier Sunrise BVI Half Marathon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Early bird registration is now open for the Deloitte / Ogier Sunrise BVI Half Marathon, which is scheduled for Saturday November 22, 2014.

September 11th, 2014
Hon Ralph T. O’Neal supports Govt's Tax Matters Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE today September 11, 2014 not only supported the Government’s Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) (Amendment) Act, 2014, but also voted for it to be passed at the same Sitting during which it was introduced.

September 11th, 2014
Drift Wood presents gift bags to BFEC teachers

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda,VI - Teachers of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) Primary Division were taken by total surprise when during the first staff meeting of the new school year Principal Hilroy A. George presented them with back to school gift bags.

September 11th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Hon Julian Fraser dismisses Report on SCB Project

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola VI - From Monday of this week our news room was bombarded with calls and other secret contacts from high level sources within the National Democratic Party asking to meet someone to provide us with a copy of the Auditor General’s Report on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project authored by Ms. Sonia M. Webster.

September 11th, 2014
Hon Andrew A. Fahie to Boycott today’s Sitting of HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Hon Andrew A. Fahie will be boycotting the commencement of the Ninth Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly today September 11, 2014, citing Government’s continued disregard for the established practices and conventions and saying he would not condone practices that are questionable and detrimental to good governance.

September 11th, 2014
‘2nd place not a failure’ - Miss BVI 1st Runner Up Doneisha Maduro-Findlay

WICKHAMS CAY II, Tortola, VI – “As the 1st Runner up for the 2014 Miss BVI pageant, a position some considered losing or almost won, I can confidently state that I have gained a wealth of experience, a heightened level of self-awareness and a strong boost of self-confidence. Therefore, to consider my journey throughout this process a failure would be a blatant demonstration of ignorance,” said Doneisha D. Maduro-Findlay.

September 13th, 2014
Economics - never an exact science 1

By Dickson Igwe

The following narrative is part of a series of articles on issues affecting the global economy, relevant to the Virgin Islands. It uses the contemporary US economic model as analogy. It argues that economics and politics are in a symbiotic relationship. They are joined at the hip.

September 12th, 2014
Three charged with Burglary, Damage

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force report that they yesterday charged three males with Burglary, Criminal Damage and Taking a Conveyance.

September 12th, 2014
Customer Service in the Palm of Your Hand

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - From today, Digicel customers in the British Virgin Islands can take care of many of their customer service needs straight from their handsets thanks to the new My Digicel mobile app, available now in the Google Play Store.

September 11th, 2014
VI’s centenarian William Industrious dies at 104

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Mr William Industrious, one of the oldest persons in the Territory, died on Saturday September 6, 2014 taking with him a huge chunk of the Territory’s untold stories as it is believed that he possessed deep historical knowledge of the beginnings of the Virgin Islands (VI).

September 11th, 2014
VI Athletes describe Youth Olympics as Experience of a Lifetime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Blessed with a lifetime of memories, the Territory’s Athletes are all back home after the 2nd Youth Olympic Games hosted by Nanjing, China, having taken full advantage of the Cultural Experience.

September 10th, 2014
'Guy Hill the most qualified for post!' - De Castro writes to Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Donald E. de Castro has written Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith asking him to reconsider what he believes to be the pending replacement of acting Chief Immigration Officer Guy Hill.

September 10th, 2014
Major expansion plans for ESHS in 2015 – Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At this morning’s, September 10, 2014, 1st General Assembly of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn announced several initiatives that would enhance the physical and other structures of the school as he implored all not to take matters of education lightly.

September 10th, 2014
‘Gov. William B. McCleary didn’t meet expectations’ – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - “It is obvious that the past Governor did not step up to the expectation of the people of this Territory,” stated Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Legislator in the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3).

September 10th, 2014
‘Govt may think Opposition playing the fool’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I regard my letter as bringing attention to a wrongdoing and hoping that corrections would be made…they may [not] be taking it serious…. They may think that the Opposition is just playing the fool,” said Leader of the Opposition and longest serving Legislator in the Territory Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE.



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