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August 19th, 2014
French Saint Martin steal late victory over VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) were unable to hold on to a slender lead over French Saint Martin on Saturday August 16, 2014, succumbing to a late barrage of goals and suffering a 4-2 defeat in a Friendly match played on the A.O. Shirley Grounds.

August 18th, 2014
UPDATE: Hon Julian Fraser RA pays tribute to Mrs Gretel Stoutt

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has paid tribute to Mrs Gretel Stoutt, who sadly passed away yesterday August 17, 2014, calling her dedicated and resolute.

August 18th, 2014
Children receive school supplies @ West End Back to School Fair

WEST END, Tortola, VI – The West End Community Centre held its 2nd annual Back to School Fair at the Benjamin Romney Park in West End, for children from communities in the area yesterday August 17, 2014 at the end of which they all received school supplies.

August 18th, 2014
3 holidays too many for business persons – Mrs Eileen L. Parsons, OBE

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Historian and former legislator of the Virgin Islands Mrs. Eileen L. Parsons, OBE, has stepped forward to moot the call for leaders to consider the discontinuation of the three back-to-back holidays during the Emancipation Festival season.

August 18th, 2014
Defending Champs, Ruff House off to winning start

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Following the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd annual Julian Fraser / Save The Seed Basketball League on Friday August 15, 2014, action got underway with defending Champions, Ruff House getting off to a winning start.

August 17th, 2014
Hon J. Alvin Christopher shocked @ Speaker’s absence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher is perplexed that Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses was away from the House without giving any notification that she would have been absent for the sitting of August 14, 2014.

August 17th, 2014
Hon Julian Fraser B’ball League a trendsetter – Paul A. Hewlett

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Mr Paul A. Hewlett, Director of Sports in the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports was not shy in giving credit where it is due as he complimented Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA for setting a trend for others to follow.

August 17th, 2014
Tridents edge Warriors to land CPLT20 Trophy!

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, WI - The Barbados Tridents have run out winners in the final of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League winning a rain affected match on Saturday August 16, 2014, against the Guyana Amazon Warriors, by 8 runs at Warner Park.

August 16th, 2014
Opposition letter outlines breach of Parl. rules by Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A letter to Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses written and signed by the four Opposition Members of the House of Assembly outlined the breaches allegedly committed by Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn when he read and distributed letters from witnesses to the Public Accounts Committee without permission.

August 16th, 2014
Indiscipline will not be tolerated @ Hon. Julian Fraser STS B/Ball League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI –“In building character we insist that players be discipline in order to play in the league, we have also established a low threshold for rudeness and misbehavior of any sort, thus [is] our commitment to a programme prepared to implement and execute rules that adhere to a policy built on and around the principles of zero tolerance.”

August 16th, 2014
2nd Annual 1st District Athletic Camp concludes tomorrow!

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Dozens of excited, enthusiastic young athletes will be showing off their new found skills tomorrow Sunday August 17, 2014, when the second Annual BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) First District “Run, Throw, Jump” Kids Athletic Camp concludes with a Mini Track Meet at Capoon’s Bay.

August 15th, 2014
‘No man is an Island’ – HE Governor John S. Duncan, OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “The role and task of the Governor is to strike a balance between the views of Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom, those of the government of the Virgin Islands Government, your elected representatives and the aspirations of the people of the Virgin Islands,” said newly sworn in Governor to the Virgin Islands His Excellency Governor John S. Duncan, OBE.

August 18th, 2014
If We Celebrate Celebrations Then Why Not An Insurance Scheme?

By Alred C. Frett

Celebrating a Celebration without having a Success:

We have just expended gobs of Money & tons of Effort celebrating a Celebration while the real reason for the occasion eludes us… Instead, whether in the Caribbean or across the World we see the victimization of Slave Descendants by Police & others involved in Law & Order Systems in which the Poor are used to destroy Poor in order to safeguard the wealth & power of the Rich.

August 15th, 2014
CIL sponsors BMSA kids’ soap box derby

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Motor Racing Association (BMSA) in collaboration with Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) will be hosting a soap box derby for children ages 7 to 16 at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) on October 19, 2014.

August 15th, 2014
Walkout by Hon J. Alvin Christopher forces adjournment of HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Second District Representative Hon J. Alvin Christopher last evening August 14, 2014 walked out of the House of Assembly, reducing the already depleted House to less than a quorum and causing the acting Speaker Hon Delores Christopher to adjourn the House after she denied him the right to speak on a letter written and signed by all Opposition members asking Hon Myron V. Walwyn to apologise.

August 15th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kerston A. Marquis

By Cathy O. O. Richards

“I Love a challenge,” said Kerston A. Marquis as he tells his story of how he has elevated from being a popular guy holding a shaving machine as a barber to being in the office of the Department of Customs as an accountant.

August 15th, 2014
One Week left to owning Digicel’s 2nd Car

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Standing on the opposite side of the Digicel Flagship store in Road Town yesterday, there was a moment of reminiscence at the scene of Ms Ackisha R. Chiddick walking away with a brand new Suzuki vehicle.

August 15th, 2014
Guyana Amazon Warriors storm into CPLT20 Final

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, WI – Another inept batting performance by the Jamaica Tallawahs on a flat pitch at Warner Park, on Thursday August 14, 2014, saw the Guyana Amazon Warriors advance to Saturday’s CPLT20 Final against the Barbados Tridents.

August 14th, 2014
CCT to upgrade service tonight between 11:00 pm & midnight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - CCT today August 14, 2014 announced that it will be performing a prepaid service migration, giving customers access to a new service platform and that this will take place tonight between 11:00 pm and midnight, disrupting service during that time.

August 14th, 2014
'Crimes down!' – says Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith said that crime has gone down in the Territory as a result of the progress of the Government, in response to a question put to him by an Opposition member of the House today August 14, 2014.

August 14th, 2014
‘Ports Project needs Commission of Inquiry’ – Donald E. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Donald E. De Castro believes that the port project needs to have a Commission of Inquiry in order to put to rest all doubts about the project and expressed concern that the Government seems unwilling to go in this direction.

August 14th, 2014
Finally! Bathroom facilities @ Top of the Baths opened

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – After the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government administration started the construction of toilet facilities for patrons to the Baths on Virgin Gorda, the project has finally reached completion stages approximately some three years later.

August 14th, 2014
More support for BVI Cancer Society

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the BVI Cancer Society (BVICS) took the conscious decision to spread awareness by participating in this year’s Festival Parade they were going to be thankful if they would have touched the heart of just one person.

August 16th, 2014
Nagico Partners with Digicel with FREE insurance for SUV Winner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel would like to invite the press to bear witness to the drawing and announcement of the first Nine (9) persons that will be selected to try their luck in winning the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicle.

August 16th, 2014
Virgin Islands Telecoms: from bad to worse

By Dickson Igwe

The final stories in the series of articles on the poor customer service model in the telecoms industry assess the issue of lack of competition in the Virgin Islands telecoms sector. The narratives state that effective competition is the one answer for improving customer service in telecoms. Real competition, not regulation, is the single option for effectively changing services for the better, in Virgin Islands telecom.

August 14th, 2014
‘Boss’ Freeman is #1 Draft Pick!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Hon. Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League moved into high gear last night, Wednesday August 13, 2014 with the staging of its first Elite Player Draft, which created much excitement, frantic phone calls and huddles of whispered conversations.

August 13th, 2014
Delta Petroleum awarded 5th fuel contract with BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Word reaching our news room from our National Democratic Party (NDP) Government sources moments ago is that Delta Petroleum has been awarded another contract to supply fuel and lubricants to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

August 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Owed local artists begin receiving Festival 2014 payments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of artists who performed at this year's Festival activities have confirmed with this news site that following the publication of their concerns via this news site they commenced receiving calls indicating that their cheques would have been ready by yesterday afternoon August 12, 2014.

August 13th, 2014
No reports of injury or damage from last night's 4.46 earthquake – DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has received no reports of structural damage to buildings or other infrastructure or injury to persons from the 4.46 magnitude earthquake which was felt across the Territory at 11:05 pm last night August 12, 2014.

August 13th, 2014
‘A COI is the best way to clear your name’ – Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher believes that a Commission of Inquiry (COI) will go a far way in removing any doubt that Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) was not involved in any wrongdoing with regards to the cruise pier project.

August 13th, 2014
Miss BVI 1st runner up Doneisha D. Maduro-Findlay seeks to clear family's name

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As controversy brews around the status the reigning Miss BVI Jaynene Jno-Lewis, the pageant’s 1st runner up Doneisha D. Maduro-Findlay said her family has nothing to do with the ongoing issues as some people are suggesting on social media.

August 13th, 2014
‘I am Happy it’s all over’ - CSEC top students

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was as if they had rehearsed their lines but that was not so as both Demitri A. T. Browne and Jian S. K. Jeffers said, “I am happy it’s all over,” when contacted by this news site at different times during the course of last night August 12, 2014 following the release of this year’s Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination results.

August 13th, 2014
Pythons & Power Outage look to conclude Championship Series

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Berth “Big Man” Henley Softball Season could be all over on Friday August 15, 2014 as both the Pythons and Power Outage are just one win away from securing sweeps in the Women’s and Men’s Divisions Championships.

August 12th, 2014
Speaker of HoA Ingrid A. Moses chides Opposition for abuse of privilege

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses last night August 11, 2014 slammed members of the Opposition for what she called the abusing of their parliamentary privilege when they included in their presentations information on companies connected to the cruise pier project.

August 12th, 2014
A ‘klassy’ look gives Klassique 1st place in 60th Parade - Ms. Hariette Riviera

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – They were hopping and jumping and running onto the stage when they were announced the winners of this year’s Adult Troupe for the 60th Festival Parade. Subsequently speaking with the troupe leader Ms. Hariette Riviera it was learnt that they were totally surprised that they outshone the bigger names in the parade.

August 12th, 2014
Hon Fahie makes case for COI into cruise pier project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie amplified his call for a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to clear up issues surrounding the cruise pier project such as the cost of the project, the issues regarding the tendering, issues surrounding conflict of interest and the alleged concerns of persons who testified before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

August 12th, 2014
UPDATE: Cash or not Showtime is 8th time Champs - Eustace 'Boss' Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With no forthcoming explanations, apologies or compromise from the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) as it relates the controversy surrounding this year's taking of the award for the Road March competition, Showtime Band has taken the liberty of naming themselves the champions for the 8th time around.

August 12th, 2014
New National Record for VI's Elinah Phillip

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After competing at the Commonwealth Games and before the Youth Olympics begin this weekend, the Phillips Sisters of the Virgin Islands (VI) squeezed in a trip to the British Age Group Championships in Sheffield, England.

August 11th, 2014
Why is PriceWaterHouseCoopers interested in the VI? – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative of the Third District Hon Julian Fraser RA said that Government should be cautious in dealing with accounting giant PriceWaterHouseCoopers, saying that the company can do or get anything it wants and buy its way out because of its size.

August 11th, 2014
VI's top-rated B'ball players to be drafted into Hon Fraser League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - In the ongoing excitement for the much anticipated Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League, there will be a draft which will allow top rated local basketball players to participate and three of them have signaled that they are looking forward to it.

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