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April 24th, 2015
Hazell to challenge DNA report linking him to CIBC shooting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Matthew Darrel Hazell, charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, is to challenge the DNA report allegedly linking him to the shooting and attempted robbery in the vicinity of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank on February 16, 2015.

April 24th, 2015
Premier Smith acknowledges human trafficking concerns for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has dismissed concerns raised by the United States Government in their recently released International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, saying the Government is working along with the US authorities on the issues identified.

April 24th, 2015
UPDATE: Smith’s gunshot injuries not life-threatening

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Shot businessman Terry D. Smith aka ‘Big Sh*t’ should be counting his lucky stars as his injuries are reportedly not life threatening, a source at Peebles Hospital informed this news site today April 24, 2015.

April 24th, 2015
Barge collides with charter boat @VG

ST THOMAS BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A charter boat from St Thomas sustained a major rip to its hull, among other damages, when it was hit by a barge in St Thomas Bay, Virgin Gorda yesterday April 23, 2015.

April 24th, 2015
VIP Congress to meet May 6, 2015 to confirm district candidates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gearing up after announcing the expectation of a snap election anticipated in July of this year, the main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will convene a special meeting of its governing body to ratify its nine district candidates to contest the Virgin Islands general elections.

April 24th, 2015
‘NDP's malicious treatment of Biwater cause of water woes'– Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the National Democratic Party is caught up in its usual web of misinformation with a view to clouding the memories of persons with regard to the Biwater affair and that their malicious treatment towards Biwater is only causing the people to continue to suffer water woes.

April 24th, 2015
Hats off to Holmberg!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Peter Holmberg, the Caribbean's most famous sailor, is living proof that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things, and at this year's BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival he was awarded for his services to the sailing world.

April 23rd, 2015
VI remains on France's Blacklist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Financial Secretary Neil M. Smith said that France is pleased with the Virgin Islands on a technical level but work still needs to be done to get the territory off the blacklist imposed in late 2013.

April 23rd, 2015
Award ceremony & basketball to mark MALE's 1st anniversary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On Saturday April 25, 2015, Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) will be celebrating its one year anniversary and to mark the occasion it will be recognising a number of persons in the society who helped shaped the organisation.

April 23rd, 2015
Tino’s latest single ‘One Nite’ hitting airwaves worldwide

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Gordian and former Soca Groovy Monarch Mr Martino ‘Tino’ Marks is being frequently heard on the airwaves again both locally and internationally with his latest release- One Nite- a groovy soca track.

April 23rd, 2015
Kedrick E. Malone out! Julien N. Johnson in! @ BVI Finance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Kedrick E. Malone, the Executive Director of BVI Finance will be stepping down from that post in order to take up a new position as the head of an implementation committee tasked with overseeing key changes in the financial services sector. Taking his place will be Mr Julien N. Johnson.

April 25th, 2015
Orlando the flamboyant & Karl the trustworthy

By Dickson Igwe

Two party politics in the British Virgin Islands is getting increasingly entrenched into the social geography this early 2015. The two main parties are led by two men who, apart from the unexpected, will go into the next General Election leading their troops against the army of the other.

April 23rd, 2015
Norville ‘Banana’ Carey heading to China!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a successful season at Southern Mississippi University, Virgin Islander Norville “Banana” Carey has been selected to join the prestigious Sports Reach USA trip to China from May 10 to May 25, 2015.

April 23rd, 2015
Anguilla Opposition Party won in landslide victory! Is VI next?

THE VALLEY, Anguilla, WI- Outgoing Chief Minister Hubert B. Hughes retired from active politics and saw his ruling party, the Anguilla United Movement (AUM), defeated at the polls. The AUM was not able to get even one seat out of the seven elected seats in the Anguilla general elections held yesterday April 22, 2015.

April 23rd, 2015
Gov't flip-flops on NHI date

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said the National Health Insurance (NHI) is not going to come on stream until probably September 2015 as work is still underway to iron out the details of the controversial insurance scheme.

April 23rd, 2015
VG land distribution no election gimmick – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith is insisting that Government’s land distribution process is completely transparent and brushed off questions as to whether it is a political gimmick on the eve of elections in the territory.

April 23rd, 2015
Herbert in a 400m hurry!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - St Augustine’s sophomore Khari Herbert became just the third (British) Virgin Islands male athlete to break 47.00 seconds in the 400m when he placed fourth in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference Championships held at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., on Saturday April 18, 2015.

April 22nd, 2015
‘Let’s go back to the municipal system’– Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the ‘Speak Out BVI’ talk show Douglas Wheatley suggested on his show last evening April 21, 2015 that a new system giving more financial autonomy to the districts might be better for the Virgin Islands as the ongoing debate as to the effectiveness of the current system continues.

April 22nd, 2015
CIL & YEP to host ‘Anything that Floats’ on July 5

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With 'Summer' just three months away, Caribbean Insurers Ltd and the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) announced this week that they are partnering to host an “Anything that Floats” race on July 5, 2015 at Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, with all proceeds going to support capital improvements at the YEP centre in Fat Hog’s Bay, Tortola.

April 22nd, 2015
UPDATE: Proof of purchase for Blue Bell products not required- RTW

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Road Town Group of Companies is informing their customers who have any Blue Bell products, opened or unopened, to return them to any Rite Way store for a full cash refund.

April 22nd, 2015
‘I’m not running’- Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After much speculation that Mr Neville A. Smith aka Sheep was not going to contest the upcoming general elections even after his name was submitted by the various District Committees as a potential candidate for screening and nomination, Mr Smith has confirmed with Virgin Islands News Online that he will not be seeking to contest.

April 22nd, 2015
Kejan Thomas accused of stealing church TV; firearm possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man who has been accused of multiple counts of theft is also on a charge of possession of a firearm with intent to put another person in fear after he allegedly used a flare gun to threaten a husband and wife. He is also accused of causing criminal damage and using threatening language.

April 22nd, 2015
‘I hear your cry & feel your pain’ – Rajah A. Smith to Anegadians

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Mr Rajah A. Smith, Chairman of the Ready Committee, a youth group in support of the Virgin Islands Party, said he can feel the pain of the people of Anegada as he knows what it is like to be from one of the outer islands of the Virgin Islands. Mr Smith also appealed for Anegadians to support the Virgin Islands Party to take the territory forward.

April 22nd, 2015
Cavaliers make light work of SDA to reach LIME Super 8’s

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI – As title sponsors, LIME ramped up the entertainment off the field on Sunday April, 19, 2015 during the LIME Super Fast League Twenty/20 Tournament, while on the field the Cavaliers made short work of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA) to progress into the Super 8 stage.

April 21st, 2015
USVI resident denied bail for allegedly beating man

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Eric Cameron, a citizen of the United States, appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday April 20, 2015 on a charge of grievous bodily harm after it was alleged that on Saturday April 18, 2015 he beat a man so severely that he ended up with serious injuries.

April 21st, 2015
Premier Smith slaps down Hon Fraser’s ‘floor rag’ comment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith denied that the government pays little regard to Opposition District Representatives but said his Government may not be bound by every recommendation or request that it receives from a district.

April 21st, 2015
Desperation or determination? ‘Ms P’ 'begging votes' even in church!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ms Eileene L. Parsons OBE said she has been desperately trying to convince voters to put their mark for the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming elections and is even doing her campaigning in the church.

April 21st, 2015
‘Buju’ makes 2nd court appearance for alleged smuggling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Orlando Bonnick aka 'Buju' is to return to court on June 17, 2015 to face charges of engaging in alleged smuggling activities.

April 21st, 2015
Opposition Reps are like 'floor rags' under NDP – Hon Julian Fraser RA

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said District Representatives who are members of the Opposition are shown scant regard by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.

April 21st, 2015
CBC tickets reduced to $5!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite a competitive championship and a successful hosting logistically of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships in the Virgin Islands last year, there was much to be desired in the area of attendance to the games, which most persons argue was due to the price of tickets-$20.

April 20th, 2015
'Not in my court with those pants!' - Tamia Richards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards reprimanded attorney at law Patrick Thompson for his attire in court this afternoon April 20, 2015.

April 20th, 2015
Players to be redrafted in Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed B/Ball League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- As momentum continues to build for the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League slated to bounce off on August 15, 2015 its popular draft system will return as all players from last year are expected to be back in the pool.

April 20th, 2015
Man tells Magistrate police handcuffed him 'too tight'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ivan Gouveia, who appeared today April 20, 2015 in the Magistrate’s Court in an ongoing trial for alleged theft, accused a police officer of punishing him for disorderly conduct by placing a pair of handcuffs on him tightly and placing him in a cell.

April 20th, 2015
Exclusive: Elton L. Sprauve- “I will fight for my people”

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Mr Elton L. Sprauve aka ‘All out’ said once he is elected to the Ninth District seat there will be no rest for him as he represents the district, acknowledging that he has big shoes to fill.

April 20th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘I want an Anegadian representing Anegada’ –resident

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – A resident of Anegada, VI, said that he wants to see an Anegadian representing that island as he believes this would be the only way for it to get the kind of attention it needs.

April 21st, 2015
Children crushed by carry-over effects of slavery & colonialism

By Alred C. Frett

Political Ponzi Schemes & Willing Victims:

Persons shouldn’t act surprised when Preachers, Lawyers and Politicians are featured as the stars of Ponzi Schemes and American Greed because History has always shown Religion as the most wicked, Politicians as the most anti-human and the Courts as the worst dispensers of Justice… While these Systems promise great hope they often deliver the root causes of Society’s problems.

April 20th, 2015
UPDATE: Pageantry & talent on display @ Mr & Miss 5th Form

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a night of pure talent, pageantry and elegance which culminated in the crowning of the 2014/2015 Mr and Miss Fifth Form put on by the Elmore Stoutt High School with the contestants outdoing each other in stunning performances and creative props.

April 20th, 2015
Local boxing card entertains crowd at UPs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saturday April 18, 2015 saw a packed evening of events, however, this did not stop boxing fans and other curious persons to head to UP’s in Road Town for the 7-fight fundraising card organised by the Iron Fist Boxing Gym in association with G-Smooth Music.

April 19th, 2015
Good sun & fun! @ ACT’s 2nd annual fun day

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Alternative Community Transformation (ACT), the vibrant youth group from the Third District, yesterday April 18, 2015 held a successful fundraising fun day for children of the district and the wider community in the compound of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School, Sea Cows Bay, Tortola.

April 19th, 2015
Ladies hold off the men in Beef Island 5K

BEEF ISLAND, VI- Rosmond Johnson and Jenny McGiver ensured they made good of their 5-minute head start over the men as they registered personal bests en route to finishing first and second respectively in the 3rd race of the Blenheim Trust Race Series held at Beef Island on April 18, 2015.

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