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May 24th, 2019
Opposition under fire for silence on ‘Fast Track' initiative

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Opposition Members of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) came under fire for their silence over not making their constituents aware that the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration had planned to grant residency and Belonger status to unregulated immigrants by the end of June 2019.

May 24th, 2019
Registration for Hon Fraser B/ball League closes May 31, 2019

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Registration for The Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League will close on Friday, May 31, 2019.

May 24th, 2019
Students engage in 'bloody' brawl @ ESHS

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- A brawl between two Male students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) at Pasea Estate, Tortola, turned bloody yesterday May 23, 2019.

May 24th, 2019
Turtles' role in VI Marine life highlighted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said that turtles and tortoises are a fundamental part of marine life in the BVI as they play a vital role in the natural balance of its ecosystems.

May 23rd, 2019
16-yr-old Marina Stefanoni wins Harneys BVI Squash Open

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola,VI – 16-year old Marina Stefanoni (USA) came in to the 2019 Harneys BVI Squash Open tournament with her confidence sky high, having won her previous 2 Professional Squash Association (PSA) Events.

May 23rd, 2019
Court dismisses case brought against VI Gov’t by Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that the case brought against the then National Democratic Party (NDP) Government in 2016 by former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, after he was denied a contract renewal, has been dismissed.

May 24th, 2019
BVI Culinary Team sets ‘A Taste of the Caribbean’ fundraiser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) is proud to present the National Culinary Team of the British Virgin Islands who is preparing to represent the territory at the annual Taste of the Caribbean Competition to be held in Miami, Florida from June 20 to June 25. In preparation of this regional competition, the Culinary Team is hosting (2) special dinner events dubbed, A Taste of the Caribbean with BVI Infusion.

May 23rd, 2019
Vehicles collide near Boys Gas Station in SCB

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Two small cars may be headed to the mechanic and body shop for the weekend, following a collision in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, near The Boys Gas Station, sometime after 12:00pm.

May 23rd, 2019
Premier Fahie addresses hundreds of tourism investors in Miami

MIAMI, Florida, USA - As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government continues its aggressive push towards improving the territory’s tourism sector, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) attended the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS), in Miami Florida.

May 23rd, 2019
‘Born your children them here’ – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Since its announcement, the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ rolled out by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been sparking an ongoing immigration debate over the need to protect the rights of indigenous Virgin Islanders while regularising immigrants who now call the Virgin Islands (VI) home.

May 23rd, 2019
Education Ministry awaits word on 'possible' CSEC math re-sit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Students in the Virgin Islands and across the region who wrote the 2019 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Mathematics Examinations are still awaiting word as to whether they would be required to do a re-sit, following an alleged breach of Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exam regulations in Trinidad and Tobago.

May 23rd, 2019
Anegadians will decide on land committee - Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With the dissemination of Anegada land titles made a priority under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, the Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (AL), said his ministry is working to revive the Anegada Land Committee with majority input from the people.

May 22nd, 2019
UPDATE: Businessman Alvin R. Pickering pronounced dead

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The man who was pulled from waters close to CSY Dock in Baughers Bay, Tortola, this afternoon, May 22, 2019, has died, Virgin Islands News Online can confirm.

May 23rd, 2019
Wrong cannot conquer right

Lorna M. George

When I graduated in 1984 and returned to Peebles Hospital to work, my stay there only lasted four months. As a result of my Christian values and my love for people I could not get involved in the wrong things I saw happening there. I refused to do what they wanted me to do. No one can make me do what is wrong. If my conscience condemns me I am not going to do it. I abhor wrong.

May 22nd, 2019
‘Gov’t might have hidden agenda’ - Picko Moff on Fast Track Initiative

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – ‘Why the rush?’ continues to be the persistent question surrounding the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ announced by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over the urgent need to grant Residency and Belonger status to persons residing in the territory fifteen years and more.

May 22nd, 2019
UPDATE: 2 charged for Capriccio robbery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two persons have been charged in relation to the recent robbery at Capriccio di Mare Restaurant, located on Waterfront Drive opposite the Road Town Ferry Dock.

May 22nd, 2019
Next HoA sitting set for June 3, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA), the Virgin Islands Parliament, will meet again on June 3, 2019, according to the Clerk of the HoA, Mrs Phyllis Evans in a press release today, May 22, 2019.

May 22nd, 2019
'Trust companies forcing out VIslanders' – Gloria A. Fahie

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Trust companies in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been accused of raising their bars above the heads of locals, paving the way for an influx of non-Caribbean persons to flood that industry.

May 22nd, 2019
Encourage VIslanders in diaspora to come home- Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the radio programme Speak out BVI with Doug Wheatley, aired on ZBVI 780 AM on May 21, 2019, suggested that Government embarks on an initiative to encourage Virgin Islanders living abroad to come home to contribute to the development of the Territory.

May 22nd, 2019
Talisa Toussaint is 2019 Inter Primary Spelling Bee Champion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- British Virgin Islands (BVI) Seventh-day Adventist Primary School student Talisa Toussaint is the 2019 Spelling Bee Champion in the primary division of the competition.

May 22nd, 2019
Citizens cry foul over NDP's Airport Development Fee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Days before being ousted from office in 2019, the National Democratic Party (NDP) approved an Order that would see development works at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island, being financed in part by all passengers travelling in or out of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 21st, 2019
Summer Sizzle BVI casting opens Wed, May 22, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Summer Sizzle BVI, a Caribbean fashion and lifestyle event held annually in the Virgin Islands (VI), will be opening its 2019 casting call tomorrow Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Save the Seed Energy Center in Duffs Bottom, Tortola.

May 21st, 2019
‘No info removed from gov’t drives’ - Dr Smith on BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith has lashed back at current Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over claims he made at the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) that files on the botched $7.2M BVI Airways deal have either been deleted or have gone completely missing from both the Ministry and at the Premier’s office and which has prompted an investigation.

May 21st, 2019
Myron V. Walwyn resigns as NDP Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The embattled leader of the Opposition National Democratic Party (NDP) and former legislator, Mr Myron V. Walwyn, today, May 21, 2019 tendered his resignation as Chairman of the National Democratic Party.

May 21st, 2019
Allen, George & Thompson among winners @ 2019 BVI Dinghy C/ships

NANNY CAY, VI- Twenty one sailors across four classes enjoyed champagne sailing conditions on Saturday May 18, 2019 as they raced for the prestigious BVI Dinghy Championship titles.

May 21st, 2019
If US sweeps VI of green card holders '90% will be gone'- Premier Fahie

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Speaking at a consultation meeting on the ‘fast track’ Residency and Belonger Status Regularisation initiative to give status to eligible persons residing in the Virgin Islands (VI) for fifteen years and more, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the practice of Virgin Islanders birthing their children out of the territory is eating away at the "indigenous" population.

May 21st, 2019
Subtropical storm Andrea forms in Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season official starts in less than two weeks; however, a subtropical storm, named Andrea, has formed hundreds of miles southwest of Bermuda.

May 20th, 2019
Woman mauled by Pitbull in Sea Cows Bay

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A woman is hospitalised with severe injuries after being attacked by a Pitbull in Sea Cows Bay, on the main island of Tortola, on Friday May 17, 2019.

May 21st, 2019
500 plus food handlers’ certificates issued for 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A total of 596 food handlers’ certificates have been issued so far 2019, as the Environmental Health Division continues to assist food businesses in achieving required food safety standards.

May 20th, 2019
D4 saga is ‘a pissing contest’ - Elton Callwood

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the case surrounding House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock Vs Fourth District Representative-Elect Mark H. Vanterpool heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, social commentator Elton Callwood is calling the entire debacle a "pissing contest", meaning a competition between rivals to determine superiority and predominance.

May 20th, 2019
Boat flips in waters near West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- A powerboat with some four passengers on-board capsized late last evening, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in waters off West End, on the main island of Tortola.

May 21st, 2019
Regularisation: Residency & Belonger status

Lorna M. George

As a native of the [British] Virgin Islands, I would like to endorse the wise, intelligent and sensible decision made by our benevolent, kindhearted and humane Premier, the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) who saw it fit to institute the “Clear Path to Regularisation: Residency and/or ‘Belonger’ Status”.

May 20th, 2019
Hiring of bodyguards has nothing to do with ‘kickbacks’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Opposition keen to get Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to divulge information about his personal security, Premier Fahie clapped back to say if he is made to reveal such information to the public then every Member of the House of Assembly (HoA) will also have to do the same.

May 20th, 2019
Stonewalled! No paper trail in $7.2M BVI Airways deal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Having now to answer for the $7.2M BVI Airways deal that crumbled under the previous Premier, Dr. D. Orlando Smith’s National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) dropped a bombshell that even as the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is now at the helm of government, little to no information can be found on the botched project and missing funds.

May 20th, 2019
Digital Transformation introduced in Records Management

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is well underway in delivering its services electronically through its Digital Transformation/e-Government Project.

May 20th, 2019
VI residents urged to utilise 'dreaded' Sargassum seaweed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being urged to utilise the Sargassum seaweed that washes up along the Territory’s shorelines, given its many environmental benefits.

May 20th, 2019
Ramprashad dethrones Stoby in CIL Charity Run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The annual Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) Charity 5K Run/Walk held on Saturday May 18, 2019 received yet another large support from the public.

May 19th, 2019
UPDATE: No one in HoA can 'direct' Speaker - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The legal fees incurred in the court battle between Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Honourable Julian Willock and Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool will be brought to the House of Assembly when the legal issues are completely resolved in the courts.

May 19th, 2019
CIL Health & Wellness Expo 2019 set for Sat May, 25

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – With the health of the Virgin Islands (VI) in focus, Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) will stage its 4th annual Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

May 19th, 2019
Tropical Avengers wins 2019 Rotary Fun Car Rally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Tropical Avengers proved to be the best at following directions, conquering challenges and having a vast knowledge of tourist sites, places and history of Tortola. This resulted in them emerging as the winners of the 2019 Rotary Club of Tortola’s Fun Car Rally.

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