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March 1st, 2015
UPDATE: Ready Committee’s car wash a success despite rain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite showers of rain throughout the day yesterday February 28, 2015, the Ready Committee's fundraiser was deemed successful.

March 1st, 2015
Gala event marks BEYC 40 Anniversary celebrations

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Fireworks lit the night skies, champagne glasses touched ends in the air and feet danced as Lashing Dogs sang lyrics of the golden years all in recognition of the 40th anniversary of one of the territory’s leading resorts, Bitter End Yacht Club and Resort.

March 1st, 2015
Goals Galore in BDO/LIME School Leagues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Recent action in the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) BDO and LIME school leagues included a big win for St Georges Primary School in the U7’s over Enid Scatliffe Red and for Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) against Montessori School.

February 28th, 2015
Car turns turtle @ Fish Bay Hill

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – A car turned over sometime after 8:00 am today February 28, 2015 leaving persons to ponder what injuries its occupants might have suffered as a result.

February 28th, 2015
‘Bridging the Gap is about VI Pride’ – Adell J. Semper

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – The organisers of the musical and cultural extravaganza ‘Bridging the Gap’ say that tomorrow March 1, 2015, patrons can expect an extraordinary Greater Virgin Islands event unlike anything previously experienced.

February 28th, 2015
Helenites are USVI Soccer Champions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Helenites SC captured the 2015 US Virgin Islands Soccer Association (USVISA) Club championship at the Lionel Roberts Stadium in St Thomas last weekend with a 3-1 victory over Raymix SC.

February 27th, 2015
‘Cordell was the clown of the family’ – Mr Otto A. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today February 27, 2015 was set for mitigation statements in the Magistrate’s Court before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards as Cordell O’Neal’s father Mr Otto A. O’Neal spoke of some unknown attributes of his eldest son.

February 27th, 2015
Mother collapses in court as son sent to prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was an emotional moment in the Magistrate’s Court at John’s Hole, Tortola today February 27, 2015 when a begging mother collapsed before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo.

February 27th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Alberto A. F. Hewlett

By Cathy O. O. Richards

When he was just yet a young boy around the age of 8 or 10 years old he discovered something that was very amusing yet interesting to his eyes. He was learning to make good of his spare time by being creative as opposed to constantly running out in the yard to play with his peers.

February 27th, 2015
Caught in a crossfire? Matthew D. Hazell claims innocence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank receptionist Matthew D. Hazell was slapped with three charges; attempted murder, possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, when he appeared in court yesterday February 26, 2015 but maintained his innocence as his lawyer said that he was caught in a crossfire of bullets.

February 28th, 2015
A privatized airport model is opportunity gained for the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

A privatized Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is the correct policy option for the British Virgin Islands Airport Development Project.

February 27th, 2015
‘Churches play Bingo so why restrict gambling?' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social and political commentator Edmund G. Maduro believes it is time to relax the restrictions on gambling and money games so that the Territory can benefit from the income generated.

February 27th, 2015
Proteas crush WI in World Cup

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A.B. de Villiers hit the fastest ever 150 in one-day internationals as South Africa condemned West Indies to a crushing 257-run defeat at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in Australia today Friday, February 27, 2015.

February 26th, 2015
VIslanders allegedy being sued in net Ponzi scheme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Director of the Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) Errol George has confirmed that his agency is aware of a civil action initiated against a number of Virgin Islanders in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina with regard to the Ponzi Scheme Zeek Rewards.

February 26th, 2015
NLBC to honour 3 leading VI ladies

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Come Sunday March 1, 2015 it would not be service as usual at the New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) as the congregation will be giving accolades to three women of esteemed accomplishments in the Territory, Reverend Edris O’Neal, Mrs. Eugenie Donovan-Glasgow and Mrs. Belsadys Donovan.

February 26th, 2015
Anguilla Governor dissolves HoA; elections by April 24

THE VALLEY, Anguilla, WI – Governor of Anguilla Christina Scott yesterday February 25, 2015 dissolved that Territory’s House of Assembly in advance of the forthcoming election in accordance with the British Overseas Territory’s Constitution.

February 26th, 2015
‘Corruption must be more broadly defined’ – Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that corruption must be more broadly defined so that it could include the failure to follow the country’s laws so that someone benefits, for example in the awarding of contracts.

February 26th, 2015
Premier Smith charges OCTs to get into the ‘global hub’

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Setting the pace for the commencement of caucusing at today’s, February 26, 2015 Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) Ministerial Conference, Co-Chairman and Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith was quick to admonish his colleagues in OCTA to strive to become established in the “global hub” of things.

February 26th, 2015
Doughmaker vs St Moose highlights STT Race Card

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The Triple Crown may be dead and buried for another year, but the excitement is growing for the Races scheduled for the Clinton E. Phipps Track in St Thomas, USVI, on Sunday March 1, 2015, when no fewer than ten Tortola horses could be competing for nearly $45,000 in purse money.

February 25th, 2015
‘Hon Vanterpool must accept responsibility for water woes!’ - Hon Fraser

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has dismissed a statement by Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) in response to his radio show comments on the water situation as "childish tit for tat."

February 25th, 2015
‘Governor would be a fool not to appoint COI’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro last night February 24, 2015 renewed his call for Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE to be sent home for not convening a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the cruise pier project, insisting that he must do what the Public Accounts Committee recommends.

February 25th, 2015
Anegada fishermen not happy about proposed protected areas

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Residents and fishermen in particular in Anegada are claiming that Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) has been deliberately absenting himself from meeting with them when it comes to dealing with the issue of the Proposed Protected Area around the Island.

February 25th, 2015
Water woes hit VG & residents cry loudly

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – “Water is a commodity that people need every day. I can’t see why they haven’t renewed the contract. This is like another nail in the coffin for Virgin Gorda or what?” a concern expressed by a resident of Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda as the sister island has been hit with serious water woes over the past few weeks.

February 25th, 2015
‘Some Ministers’ answers were embarrassing’ – PEP’s Julia Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Member of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Ms Julia Christopher said she was embarrassed as a Virgin Islander to hear some of the answers that Government Ministers gave in the House of Assembly to questions by members of the Opposition on Tuesday February 17, 2015.

February 25th, 2015
Henry heaves new Records in Arizona

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander Eldred Henry, with one mammoth heave on Saturday February 21, 2015, demolished three records, at the Glendale Community College Invitational in Glendale, Arizona.

February 24th, 2015
UPDATE: Matthew D. Hazell charged with attempted murder/robbery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said that based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Major Crime detectives today February 24, 2015 have charged Matthew D. Hazell, 23, of Paraquita Bay with attempted murder and attempted robbery.

February 24th, 2015
Caribbean to play central role in ‘high profile’ EU activity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The flags that fly high at the Road Town roundabout signal the Virgin Islands’ (VI) readiness to host one of the most 'high profile' meetings of the European Union (EU) with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith sitting as the Co-Chairman for the set activities in the VI.

February 24th, 2015
Kesron Agard charged with a child sexual offence - RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police have nabbed yet another man accused of having sex with a girl under the age of 16 years as the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Social Development and other local bodies seek to curb the rising cases in the Virgin Islands.

February 24th, 2015
Under Hon. Walwyn Prison challenges getting worse - 2013 HMP Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the growing voices saying that the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has done nothing under his Ministry for three years, another of his portfolios is under fire for inaction.

February 24th, 2015
‘PEP ticket to be revealed at the right time’ – Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that the party will at the right time make an announcement with regards to who its candidates are for the upcoming elections.

February 24th, 2015
‘Agriculture Department wants to stifle us’ – Farmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Farmers continue to cry out for the opportunity to grow more food locally but say government is refusing to work with small farmers in a holistic way. “We need land for farming, we need marketplace to sell our produce,” said one farmer.

February 24th, 2015
Youth Triumphs in Blenheim Trust 5K opener

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Tarique “Tweety” Moses and Tallulah Kinkead were the respective men’s and women’s division winners during the kickoff off of the 2015 Blenheim Trust 5K Series, on Saturday February 21, 2015.

February 23rd, 2015
Cruise Ship ‘Costa Fortuna’ stuck in Tortola’s Road Harbour!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many persons might be admiring the view of a huge cruise ship in the Road Town Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands.

February 23rd, 2015
Jamal Freeman gets stern warning from HC Judge Nicole Byer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of the matters called in the High Court of the Virgin Islands on February 17, 2015 was an on-going matter of a case against a young man who is no stranger to the courts, Jamal Freeman and this time he received a stern warning from the Presiding Judge, Justice Nicole Byer.

February 23rd, 2015
‘Premier’s statement on HoA Q&A illiterate & ignorant!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro has strongly condemned a statement by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith which said that Opposition questions in the House of Assembly (HoA) must take a back seat to other Government matters.

February 23rd, 2015
NDP Administration moves to privatise the TB Lettsome Airport!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an unprecedented decision, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has moved to have a private company own the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

February 23rd, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: Wilbert A. Mason is no longer Peter Island Resort Mgr

PETER ISLAND, VI –Former General Manager of Peter Island Resort Mr Wilbert A. Mason has described his experiences living and working in the VI as ‘Phenomenal’ but said the territory needs to change to a service mindset.

February 23rd, 2015
‘Govt attempted to throw the public off’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said Government’s relegating of questions and answers to the end of the sitting is an attempt to throw the listening public off, which he said would be in the interest of the Government and not the people.

February 23rd, 2015
Victor brings Joy to ESHS Lady Rams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even before the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Boys had pulled off some remarkable victories at the Ivanna Eudora Kean Invitational Tournament, the ESHS Girls recorded their first ever win, since joining the St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic girls basketball league.

February 22nd, 2015
‘Jammerz’ Jama A. Rhymer dies in STT car accident

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - When the USVI band Jammerz made the trip to Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands (VI) to provide their usual heated musical party entertainment without one of their close members Jama A. Rhymer aka 'Hubba Bubba', they had no idea that they would be waking up this morning February 22, 2015 to news of his death.

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