ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. McLean said the VI Fire and Rescue Services Department continues to be hamstrung by lack of up-to-date firefighting equipment and as such has to make do with what it has until better can be provided, resulting in the closure of the East End and West End fire stations.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As tickets for the 2015 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships went on sale over the weekend, organisers also confirmed the arrival of the brand new trophy and medals which will be up for grabs during the June 8-21, 2015 event at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A senior citizen, who gave her name only as Mrs Malone, has related to Virgin Islands News Online what she thinks the electorate is looking for from the various parties and independents seeking office at the upcoming general elections.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Workers of Pusser’s are peeved that the company has withdrawn the service charge levied on patrons and which went towards workers’ pay cheques. They claim it is an unfair measure which has left them unable to meet their living expenses.
SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – “We looking for a person who could see the needs of the people and what the people of Anegada need, not just to say oh that’s my friend, I could get this, I could get that because that is what is going on a lot.”
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands News Online had first and accurately reported on January 14, 2015 that the hunt was on for a new Complaints Commissioner and that several persons had applied for the post. Of those who this news site had reported were afforded interviews, Mrs Sheila N. Brathwaite has been appointed to the post first held by Mr Elton Georges, CMG, OBE.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, in a public broadcast on radio and television last night May 4, 2015, sought to give an outline of his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government’s performance since taking office in November 2011, claiming that his Government has re-established the Virgin Islands economy on a firm footing and for that reason should be given another four year term.
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has accused the National Democratic Party (NDP) government of being so paranoid with power that it is going to the extent of invading on citizens' privacy. The senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member also said the NDP's continued practice of bypassing District Representatives who are on the Opposition could have repercussions.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vikings crushed Cavaliers in the LIME Superfast League twenty/20 on Sunday May 3, 2015, to send a clear message to the rest of the teams remaining in the Super Eight stage.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Supervisor of Elections (SOE) Juliette Penn has confirmed that registration for elections which heightened yesterday May 4, 2015 ends today May 5, 2015 at 4:30pm and that the Claims and Objections period will end sometime during next week.
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Whether they were intimidated in anyway remains to be heard, but parents who earlier were keen to let their grievances regarding issues at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre in Anegada be heard have suddenly gone quiet following their meeting with education officials earlier today, May 4, 2015.
EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – An East End resident is decrying the state of affairs in the District which he calls home as it regards response to fires and road works and is calling on District Representative for the Seventh District Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering to look into the needs of the community.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After it was unearthed that Orion Law firm had direct engagement with the BVI Health Services Authority after the public was lied to and told it was an indirect relationship via Zolfo Cooper, the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn is in hot water again.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Our reliable sources within the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) have confirmed that cancer survivor and campaigner Gloria A. Fahie is considering running as an At Large candidate under the Virgin Islands Party banner in the upcoming general elections.
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party and Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said over-budgeting and unaccountability regarding the Cruise Pier Development Project are but some of the reasons Government has opted for early elections.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The VI pairings of Amandona Creese/Tyalia Nibbs and Lauren Welsch/Tamisha Georges, bowed out of contention at the NORCECA Continental Cup ECVA Women’s Zonal Phase in Castaways Beach, Antigua & Barbuda on Saturday May 2, 2015 with two defeats.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our news room from sources close to the main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is that the second eldest daughter of the late Chief Minister, Cyril B. Romney, will be a candidate on the VIP ticket for the upcoming general elections.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Boxing fans in the Virgin Islands have been reacting to the outcome of the bout that was being hyped as the ‘fight of the century’.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a notice of application for leave to apply for judicial review, Police Constable Nicholas Tranquille is challenging Commissioner of Police (CoP) David Morris for allegedly failing to honour the recent judgement of the High Court of the Virgin Islands which had ruled in the favour of Tranquille.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scotiabank BVI and Nagico Insurances yesterday May 2, 2015 held a pre-Mother’s Day car sale with a number of the territory’s top auto dealerships, including Burke’s Garage, VI Motors, International Motors and others, with a number of sales being closed.
By Alred C. Frett
The Tricks of Slavery are still with us
As Corruption consumes Leaders and Police Officers kill unarmed Black Men, we find mothers publicly beating their Sons to prevent them from resisting the wrongness of Authority for fear they too may be killed… Mothers do what comes naturally without understanding the effects but this is the same technique used by Slave Masters to prolong Slavery and keep the Youth in shackles.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Owner of Governor’s Cup winner Doughmaker, Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge said she is happy to once again bring the Governor’s Cup home to the VI.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Pairs of Lauren Welch/Tamisha Georges and Tyalia Nibbs/Amadona Creese suffered mixed fortunes on the opening day of the ECVA Women’s Beach Volleyball Zonal Phase strong at beautiful Castaways Beach, Antigua, on Friday May 1, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands is that the brother of Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn has been hospitalised with a fractured skull, allegedly due to a "beating" he received at a night spot in Baughers Bay a week ago.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman Terry D. Smith, who survived an apparent execution attempt on April 23, 2015 on Flemming Street in Road Town, Tortola, was today May 1, 2015 placed before the Magistrate's Court on charges of alleged firearm and ammunition possession.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The New Life Baptist Church will be hosting its annual International Night tomorrow May 2, 2015 in which 13 countries from the Caribbean and around the world are slated to participate in a day of fun and friendly competition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While answering a question in the House of Assembly earlier this year Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith told the public that Orion Law, a firm founded and owned by the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn and Speaker of the House Ingrid A. Moses, was only doing business indirectly with the BVI Health Services Authority.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Basketball Federation has made a U-turn on its original decision to cancel the 2015 Summer League and has now announced it will hold a League at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex after all.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Young educator, businesswoman and political aspirant Sharie B. de Castro said the silencing of persons for their political views must stop and that people should be free to express their opinion with a view to seeking what’s best for the territory.
By N. Johann Earle
To become a Principal is her ultimate goal as she has a love for educating young minds. She is Kimberly M. George and she is a teacher attached to the Bregado Flax Educational Centre and one of the few women involved in Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E.).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two witnesses took to the stand today April 30, 2015 in the Magistrate's Court as the trial of Juan Martin Pimental Taveras, who has been charged with allegedly receiving stolen goods, continued. One of the witnesses was the Virtual Complainant and the other an investigating officer with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the party is ready for early elections, the announcement of which came to him as no surprise as there has been a flurry of activities lately that pointed to that possibility.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that District Representatives who are in the Opposition are constantly being overlooked when it comes to infrastructural developments in their districts and that whatever contracts executed are usually given to friends of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA has assured there will be no such disrespect and cronyism under a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) if it wins the upcoming General Elections.
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