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September 16th, 2019
CIBC FirstCaribbean interns share positive experience

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As students in the Virgin Islands started the Advent term classes at school or college last week, a few headed back with some new knowledge and practical experience in banking matters following their Summer internship at CIBC FirstCaribbean in Road Town, Tortola.

September 15th, 2019
Ex VI prosecutor presents @ International Intellectual Property Conference in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland- Former Crown prosecutor in the Virgin Islands, Mr Valston M. Graham was one of the global professionals invited to present before the Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE) of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland on September 4, 2019.

September 15th, 2019
VI can't 'lay down & play dead' with UK- Hon Maduro-Caines

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines at a September 10, 2019, Opposition-led meeting in the East End/Long Look Community has said the territory should not 'lay down and play dead' when it comes to its relationship with the United Kingdom (UK).

September 15th, 2019
Mourant College Classic gets off to fast start with some 150 runners

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The 24th edition of the Mourant sponsored College Classic Race Series organised by H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) got off to a blistering start with Neil Riley returning from injury to lead the some 150 runners on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

September 14th, 2019
Miss BVI Bria A. Smith receives keys to 2019 Hyundai Tucson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Six weeks after taking the crown as Miss BVI 2019, Media Communications Professional, Bria A. Smith drove out of the Tortola Auto Group (TAG) showroom with the top prize of a brand new 2019 Hyundai Tucson.

September 14th, 2019
'Quite an experience as Deputy Premier' - Hon Rymer

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) speaking on his recent stint as Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI) has called it 'quite an experience,' to be given the opportunity to perform in the role at such an early stage in his political career.

September 14th, 2019
Attempted bank heist leaves guard nursing gunshot wound

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Following an incident where an armoured vehicle guard was shot early Wednesday, September 10, 2019, in an attempted heist outside of the Scotiabank branch in the Altona and Welgunst area of St. Thomas, law enforcement officials are yet to make an arrest.

September 14th, 2019
'Disturbance 1' now on VI path; Tropical Storm Humberto forms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has reported that Disturbance 1, now located along 45W is moving west towards to VI at around 25 mph.

September 13th, 2019
Pure Playaz undefeated; Bayside Blazers struggling in 2019 Hon Fraser League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Following their convincing win over Nex on Sunday September 8, 2019, Pure Playaz- the 2018 Runners Up- are the only undefeated team in the 2019 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League.

September 13th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Sandra S. Daniel

“The teaching profession is not an easy job, but if you care about your country’s future and the people who will eventually lead this country, get involved in teaching.”

September 13th, 2019
‘It’s weed officer’- Greenland man allegedly told police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man from Greenland, on the eastern end of Tortola, was fined $400.00 after he pleaded guilty before the Magistrate’s Court on September 12, 2019 for having a small quantity of marijuana in his possession.

September 13th, 2019
'We are wasting alot of time'- Hon Vanterpool on VI recovery

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative Hon Mark H. Vanterpool says it is concerning that two years has elapsed since the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, yet the territory is still short of executing its full recovery efforts.

September 13th, 2019
Terry Evans Cup kicks off Sunday with 3 matches

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Defending champions Islanders FC begin the defense of their title against Rebels FC when the 2019 Terry Evans Cup kicks off on Sunday, September 15, 2019 with three matches.

September 14th, 2019
Hurricane disaster survival part 1

By Dickson C. Igwe

Belief that the Virgin Islands may escape an annual devastating hurricane such as Irma, Maria, and Dorian, is simple delusion; it is dangerous complacency.

September 13th, 2019
Governors' rejection of PSC recommendations a 'red flag'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host, Mr Claude O. Skeltopn-Cline has called ‘unprecedented’ the move by Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert to reject the Public Service Commission (PSC) recommendations for Permanent Secretaries and taking his own subjective approach to the appointments.

September 13th, 2019
Contractors deliver on promise to donate $40K to ESHS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The four contractors on the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) L-Shaped Building Project have donated $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) each to the continuing development of the school.

September 12th, 2019
Premier holds ‘productive’ meeting on VI-UK relationship & loan guarantee

LONDON, United Kingdom- Described as productive and positive, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has met with Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lord (Tariq M.) Ahmad of Wimbledon to discuss the Virgin Islands/United Kingdom relationship and the Loan Guarantee being offered by the United Kingdom (UK) for the rebuilding of the territory following the devastation by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

September 13th, 2019
Australian was held with over $100K @ airport

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo has ordered that the seized monies amounting to US$107,005.24, be returned to the owner, Australian Warwick James Reid.

September 12th, 2019
Robbery accused gets bail lowered by $20,000 via video link

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) made a successful case to the Magistrate’s Court to have his bail amount lowered by $20,000.

September 12th, 2019
VI's 'back & forth' with UK Gov’t concerning- Opposition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has chided the government’s ‘back and forth’ approach with the United Kingdom (UK) on policies, noting that the territory ought to be maintaining its relationship with the Crown.

September 12th, 2019
USVI man sentenced to 45 years for raping 12 & 16- year-olds

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Gilroy D. Elcock, 47, of St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) was sentenced Tuesday, September 10, 2019 for six counts of production of child pornography, two counts of aggravated first-degree rape, and one count of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

September 12th, 2019
‘We shouldn’t have to beg’- Premier to big businesses

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has urged successful business persons in the Virgin Islands to take a page out of Mr Peter Haycraft’s book and give back to the territory as a gesture of gratitude.

September 12th, 2019
USVI man was ‘testing’ new boat found with drugs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gerard Hilaire claimed to be giving his new fishing boat a test run when he was caught heading to an undesignated port of entry on Tortola with illegal drugs.

September 11th, 2019
‘Stay close to home’- Hon Rymer says VI still suffering from Irma

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) says that even as the Virgin Islands (VI) is looking out for the Hurricane ravaged Bahamas, attention still needs to be placed on ‘Home’ since many in the territory are still suffering from Hurricane Irma and Maria, some two years later.

September 12th, 2019
CCT provides over a 1000 students with school supplies

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- CCT’s Back to School campaign, held territory wide, wrapped up on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 on Jost van Dyke.

September 11th, 2019
‘They will have to kill me first’ before renaming EAPS- Hon Turnbull

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull has said he would resist any attempts at renaming the newly rebuilt Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS).

September 11th, 2019
‘Your gov’t has no secrets’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite making every effort to deliver on transparency and accountability as a Government, in keeping with campaign promises, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration is being forced to publicly reaffirm its commitment to good governance.

September 11th, 2019
Rotary telethon raises $140k plus for Bahamas relief

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The combined efforts of the three rotary clubs, two Rotaract, Interact and EarlyActs clubs in the Virgin Islands will see the people of the Bahamas receiving in excess of $140, 000, cash raised on a telethon held over a four-hour period.

September 11th, 2019
VG cashier allegedly used customer’s bank card to buy Gucci earrings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A cashier from Virgin Gorda is facing criminal charges for using the bank card information of a Colombian man to purchase herself a pair of Gucci earrings, among other things.

September 11th, 2019
'It's a slippery slope'- Hon Penn on HoA exemptions for Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called “a slippery slope” the renewal of state contracts to companies connected to Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) while calling for more transparency in the House of Assembly (HoA) as it relates to members of the Executive receiving government contracts.

September 10th, 2019
Premier Fahie off to UK to seek ‘common ground’ on Loan Guarantee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I want to assure all stakeholders that the Government of the Virgin Islands will be traveling to the UK with an open mind, and aiming to find common ground and to chart a course that is in the best interest of the generations of Virgin Islanders – now, tomorrow and in the further future.”

September 11th, 2019
Supreme court seeking greater public confidence in administration of criminal justice

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) will launch its sentencing guidelines on September 17, 2019 in Antigua and Barbuda.

September 10th, 2019
Haycraft deflects the praises for new Enis Adams Primary School building

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- 2 years and 3 days since Hurricane Irma destroyed the Enis Adams Primary School building at Meyers Estate on Tortola, a much larger and stronger building was commissioned and handed over to the Government of the Virgin Islands, compliments of astute businessman and founder and former majority owner of Road Town Wholesale Ltd, Mr Peter Haycraft.

September 11th, 2019
Natural & man-made disasters – Irma, Brexit & Banks

Alred C. Frett

Classifying yourself - Listen, Learn & Earn:

If you are reading this then you are still alive and among the ambitious majority with the foresight of the progressive minority just as throughout life the minority leads while the majority follows… History has always shown the failing majority as refusing to listen and learn whereas the minority that listens & learns become their herders – No wonder they liken themselves to sheep.

September 10th, 2019
Woman dies during hit & run in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A woman succumbed to injuries sustained during a hit and run incident on the backstreet in downtown Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday night, September 7, 2019, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Karl Caesar made known via release Monday, September 9, 2019.

September 10th, 2019
‘Disturbance 1’ could become Tropical Storm Humberto

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Currently along 42W and moving west towards the Lesser Antilles near 20 mph ‘Disturbance 1’ is now gradually featuring less atmospheric rotation and weaker thunderstorms.

September 10th, 2019
Kittitian who overstayed 1 yr, 8 mths said he couldn't find a 'sponsor'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A St Kitts national, who unlawfully remained for one year and eight months in the territory and used an alias to police, was fined $1,350 and ordered to spend four months at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).

September 10th, 2019
Health Ministry launches Child Protection in Emergencies campaign

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development is teaming up with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to ensure that the needs of children are prioritised during emergencies.

September 9th, 2019
FSN distributes food, clothing & school supplies on JvD

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- More than 40 secondary and elementary school children on Jost van Dyke benefitted when the Family Support Network (FSN) distributed a number of food, clothing and school supplies on the sister island on Friday, September 6, 2019.

September 9th, 2019
‘D6 looking like a dumping area’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI), House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has called on persons owning boats and other equipment in the district to clean up the zone since it continues to look like a ‘dumping area.’

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