ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Though a planned re-enactment march did not have the massive support initially expected, organisers were pleased with events held yesterday, May 17, 2013 to commemorate "yesteryear" during International Museum Day observances.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The three rotary clubs of the Virgin Islands did the Territory proud as host of the historic Rotary District 7020 Conference as they all received platinum Governor’s Awards for excellence. “All three of the BVI clubs came away with platinum awards and that is excellent,” commented 7020 District Governor Mr Vance Lewis.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One is left to wonder 'What next' is left for a government to do or say to show its high level of unprofessional ways of dealing with some of the most critical facets of the economy of the country.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Court dismissed charges against Sasha Hodge today, May 17, 2013 and Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards instructed that the defendant was free to go after several delays occurred in delivering the decision in her trial.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mr Alrick Gilbert is rejecting the offer of compensation being put to him by Government for damages to his vehicle following an accident on August 18, 2010 involving a police vehicle.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – His physical mobility and health may have dwindled over time but his works and legacy, not only as a politician but also as an ordinary person, remain strong.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vincentian, Glenroy Pierre remained the only person in a group of three to maintain a not guilty plea before the Magistrate’s court yesterday, May 16, 2013 after allegedly being involved in an attempt to convey a huge cache of drugs last year.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The much anticipated BVI Basketball Federation’s Summer League will get underway with an opening ceremony from 6:30 P.M. in the Multi Purpose Sports Complex on Saturday May 18, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many of them probably use Main Street almost every day and it may have not been the first time for any of the students either, however, today’s (May 16, 2013) walk through Main Street was one of enlightenment and fascination as students from primary schools across the Territory were given a historical tour of one of the most popular streets in the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Long has been the wait of residents of the communities of East End and Long Look to have the problem of sewerage addressed but to date the responsible Ministry has not come up with a concrete strategy and plan to fix the problem once and for all.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie believes infighting between local political factions has negatively affected the effectiveness of the Virgin Islands in putting up a united front in the international arena.
By Dickson Igwe
A series of stories looks at the Virgin Islands political scene as midterm approaches: What is the political pulse of the country approximately two and a half years before another general election season begins? This narrative asks why the Government, despite pursuing policies of economic growth, appears to be increasingly unpopular among certain voter demographics. It also takes a closer look at the Opposition.
By Ron M. Henry
Many of us often wonder what makes the person next to us tick. In doing this, we think about the source of their drive or inspiration that leads them to accomplish feats in a seemingly effortless manner. As far as motivating factors go, this week’s young professional takes her cue from any number of sources.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Provision of treatment services in the absence of a National Drug Policy or coordinated Drug Reduction Strategy undermines the prevention and educational efforts of the Sandy Lane Centre (SLC), according to its 2012 annual report.
CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- Whether the recent resignation of two well known doctors, including a local, has anything to with no doctors being available for the usual Friday visits at the Capoon’s Bay Clinic is anyone’s guess, however, the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has promised that the regular schedule will resume on June 1, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Seemingly out of contention with less than 800m to go in last Saturday’s, May 11, 2013 Blenheim Trust 5k race, known as the Beast, James Carr rallied around Raheem Taylor’s wrong turn to win the race and lift the Men’s title.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative and former Education Minister Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has dismissed the notion that he had any previous knowledge of the mould situation at the Isabella Morris Primary School, calling the claims ‘political mischief’.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The trial proper of Matthew Hart finally got started in the High Court today May 15, 2013 before Justice Kelvin John and saw the Virtual Complainant taking the stand.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was no difficult task to recognize and feel the atmosphere of anger and aggressive retorts between members on the two sides of the House of Assembly when questions were put to the head of the Government by the Opposition on May 14, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Representative of the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA, is objecting to the announced increased in departure tax at sea ports and believes it is not the right move in these trying economic times.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Education Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn informed the House of Assembly yesterday, May 14, 2013 that there have been no budgeted amounts to the Ministry toward the building of a new school.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA was among several legislators calling for further input into a surveillance bill that some members of the House of Assembly hinted may have been rushed following a recent murder in the Territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On Sunday May 12, 2013, Peter Island Resort & Spa held their first Island-Athlon Challenge, with 22 Adults and 17 Youths competing in some fast and furious Kayaking, Biking and Running.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After several sittings of the House of Assembly where the Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser RA was unable to have any questions regarding the Cruise Pier project entered on the Order Paper, many may have expected answers now that some of the questions were finally allowed today, May 14, 2013 during the 9th sitting of the Second Session of the Second House of Assembly.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Gorda Festival Committee, Mr Rupert Vanterpool Jr, has sought to clear the air on issues surrounding this year’s VG Festival prizes and payments following the publication of an article by this news site earlier today, May 14, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As plans are being finalized for the presence of Caribbean leaders to the Territory on May 17 and 18, 2013 on Necker Island and Bitter End, Virgin Gorda for the Summit of Political and Business Leaders for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, major points and opportunities are being underscored for continued promotion of the Virgin Islands as a unique tourist destination.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – As hundreds of visiting Rotarians roll in for the Rotary 7020 District Conference they are being welcomed at various levels. And as leader of the Territory, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith did not fail in doing his part.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following comments made by two legislators regarding the employment situation in the Territory, commentators have come to the conclusion that there is a disconnect that needs to be bridged urgently.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Less than three weeks after its last meeting, today May 14, 2013 will see another session of the House of Assembly (HOA) of the Virgin Islands. The ninth sitting of the second session of the second House of Assembly will meet at 10 A.M. with a packed agenda of over 70 questions from the Opposition, reports and bills.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Twilight Invitational line up scheduled for June 1, 2013 on the A O Shirley Ground is building up to not only be star studded but is also producing some of the most fascinating match-ups the Territory will ever be able to witness outside of the world stage.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A document proposing a Crime Reduction/Community Safety Strategy for the Virgin Islands is to be tabled at the 9th Sitting of the Second Session of the Second House of Assembly tomorrow, May 14, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator and talk show host, Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has expressed that focus should remain on crime that is taking place within the Territory and not a photo that was taken at the crime scene by this news site.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Despite troubling reports made earlier about the relocation of Isabella Morris Primary School students to a new location, the students and teachers have since been settled at the Cane Garden Bay Community Centre today, May 13, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After offering his condolences on the recent passing of murder victim, Melbourne Francis, social commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru suggested something needed to be done in the Territory to avoid similar incidents, especially with young men.
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