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February 23rd, 2018
'We are taking forward plans to improve security'- Gov Augustus J.U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a statement released today, February 23, 2018 by Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert on security of the Territory.

February 23rd, 2018
CCT rallying the public against Domestic Violence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Domestic Violence Awareness Month may be till October but CCT BVI is not waiting until then to get in the ring to fight Domestic Violence and neither does it intend to go up against the monster alone.

February 22nd, 2018
'We can't take anymore poor service' from VI telecom providers- resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a press release on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, telecommunication provider Flow stated that more than 60 percent of their infrastructure is operational and customers are being reconnected daily.

February 22nd, 2018
Residents & businesses strongly dispute BVIEC claims of 95% plus restoration

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- Earlier this week the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) claimed in public statements that it had restored some 98% of electricity on Tortola and 95% on Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke.

February 22nd, 2018
USVI men arrested for possession of a firearm by convicted felons

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Rehelio Trant, 39, and Gamba Potter, 32, both of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), made their initial appearances today before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in an indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert announced today. Trant and Potter were detained pending further proceedings. Both are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday February 23, 2018.

February 22nd, 2018
'Gov't departments have become play toys to ministers' - Hon Julian Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - "It comes to the point where I'm sick of these meetings with the fancy talk. Sick of these presentations. We want to see action and we want to see specific action."

February 22nd, 2018
CoP against curfew & heightened stop & search operations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following an upsurge in gun crime in the Virgin Islands, many on social media have been calling for a return of the curfew lifted in December 2017 and for the police to heighten stop and search operations.

February 22nd, 2018
UPDATE: Carey & New Heroes back to winning ways

VENLO, Netherlands- After their impressive 11-game winning streak was snapped by home team Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden On February 10, 2018, New Heroes Den Bosch rebounded to winning ways with a hard fought defeat of Apollo Amsterdam in the Dutch Basketball League on February 15, 2018.

February 21st, 2018
Airport expansion, mini gov't on VG among suggestions of High School students

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - High school students of the Territory were given a chance to voice their opinions on the proposed Recovery and Development plan through a competition among their schools.

February 21st, 2018
‘We will not just sit by & let Gov’t be the boss’- BVI Christian Council

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We have seen over the years that there is a lack of accountability to our voters, to our members. We have seen the marginalisation of our representatives. So those who we elect and send to represent us, we find that their voices have been shut down and quieted to a point where not much of what the people have to say get further than the ears of the representatives, because they are shut down at a Governmental level.”

February 21st, 2018
‘Your future, children, & children’s children future about to be mortgaged’- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- “Your future, your children’s future and your children’s children future is about to be mortgaged,” stated Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA as he encouraged residents to attend a public meeting at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, this evening, February 21, 2018.

February 21st, 2018
We have turned into team of professional beggars - Hon Myron V. Walwyn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - As the Territory is in its recovery stage following the destructive hurricanes of September 2017, the government is receiving millions of dollars in loans, which the next generation will have to repay.

February 21st, 2018
Xiomara Malone books place for 2018 Flow Carifta Games

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Xiomara Malone aka ‘Xia’ of Fast Lane Track Club jumped 1.63m in the high jump to surpass the Carifta Games qualifying standard of 1.55m at the Deltona Invitational in Florida, USA at the weekend.

February 21st, 2018
Hail of bullets fired @ Manchester home last night

MANCHESTER, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom is that around 10:00 P.M. last night, Tuesday February 20, 2018 a residential house located in the Manchester area, on the main island of Tortola, was the target of gunfire.

February 20th, 2018
Canadian linesman allegedly rescues pup from dog fighting ring in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was in December 2017 that this news site reported on an article appearing in a United Kingdom newspaper about a stray dog, Buddy, rescued by a UK police officer who came with a group of officers to the Virgin Islands to assist with the restoration of law and order following the catastrophic hurricanes, Irma and Maria, in September 2017.

February 20th, 2018
Reporter shut out of Magistrate’s Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite construction work still taking place at the House of Assembly (HoA), on Friday, February 16, 2018, Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' announced that the Magistrate’s Court would commence criminal sittings in the House of Assembly Chambers on February 20, 2018.

February 20th, 2018
Ritter-Freeman ousted immediately; No waiting until March 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources called our newsroom a day after our article was published on February 16, 2018 about the pending departure of the Acting Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Mrs Geraldine Ritter-Freeman from the post by the end of March 2018.

February 20th, 2018
PO Marvin Robinson & Wendell Anthony convicted, fired & deported

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many will remember the two police officers who were charged and found guilty of beating teenager Brandon George, a local resident. The two cops went to the Huntum’s Ghut home of the then 18-year-old George and beat him after they failed in their effort to nab him in the streets for a traffic offence on June 24, 2012.

February 20th, 2018
Sugar Boys edge Islanders in opening National League play

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The BVI Football Association (BVIFA) National League got underway on Sunday February 18, 2018 in fine style as both the Sugar Boys and One Love gathered all three points in dramatic fashion.

February 20th, 2018
Service at the Post Office

Donald E. de Castro

“Too old to be intimidated”

We all understand why laws are made and in addition to the laws, regulations and policies are also put in place in conjunction with the laws. However, at times, I, like many of you are at a lost when we encounter situations with many government services that we find difficult to understand.

February 20th, 2018
Make generators part of hurricane emergency kits- Claude O. Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While, according to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), the restoration of electricity in the Territory is more than 90% complete, and many may no longer see the need for a generator, persons are being advised to make generators an essential part of their hurricane emergency kit.

February 20th, 2018
'I think we are the most ignored' - Local author Dr Patricia G. Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At the book launch of 'Ti Koko and Kush Kush' penned by local author Dr Patricia G. Turnbull, she expressed that literary artists are ignored within the community and should get more support.

February 19th, 2018
Hon RT O'Neal & Clarence C. Thomas among 5 Rotarians honoured

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- During the Rotary Club of Tortola's Fiftieth Anniversary celebration on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Charlie's Restaurant located at The Moorings on Wickham's Cay II, Tortola, five Rotarians were honoured for the tremendous work they have contributed within the organisation and the community during the 50 years.

February 19th, 2018
UPDATE: Police come up empty handed following reports of gunfire last night

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) responded to reports of the sound of gunfire in the Baughers Bay area of Tortola last night, February 18, 2018 but came up empty handed.

February 19th, 2018
8 Tuff Miles solidarity run this Saturday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The popular 8 Tuff Miles held annually in St John, US Virgin Islands (USVI), usually attracts a number of road runners worldwide, including from the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 19th, 2018
House of Assembly meets March 1, 2018; Throne Speech will be read

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Construction workers are busy further restoring the damaged House of Assembly Chambers in Road Town to host the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA).

February 19th, 2018
'What else can Rotary do? I'm sure we can do something?' - Premier Smith on crime

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Amid the rampant shootings that have been taking place in the Territory, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, has stated that although Rotary has achieved a lot, he believes Rotarians can also assist in crime fighting.

February 19th, 2018
Residents, Visitors, Immigration, Ports & Customs staff get rainy welcome

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported on the poor and inhumane working conditions for Immigration, Customs and Treasury staff at West End on Tortola, where civil servants are forced to work under an open tent.

February 19th, 2018
UPDATE: VI student Nathaniel Isaac Jr laid to rest

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Nathaniel Isaac Jr aka ‘NJ’, the Virgin Islands’ student who was found dead at a dormitory belonging to Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom in January, was laid to rest on Saturday February 17, 2018.

February 19th, 2018
Miss World Manushi Chhillar to visit VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A 12 member delegation including the reigning 2017 Miss World Manushi Chhillar of India, 2016 Miss World Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico, Chairwoman of the Miss World Organisation Julia Morley, five continental queens, and other senior management of the Miss World organization will be travelling to the Virgin Islands (VI) this month to participate in the recovery efforts.

February 19th, 2018
11,700 firms in VI own UK properties- BBC analysis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the European countries especially seek to discredit the legitimate financial services industry of the Virgin Islands, often labelling it a 'tax haven', BBC News recently published that it found a quarter of properties in England and Wales are owned by firms registered in the VI.

February 18th, 2018
Portions of Lee Road on VG remain deplorable

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Over the past months, many media articles and social network posts have appeared about the poor roads on Tortola, many with gigantic potholes, pools of muddy water and many vehicles have been stuck in the potholes from East End to West End.

February 18th, 2018
'Journey to recovery not a sprint but a marathon'- Dr Robert A. Mathavious

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Virgin Islands has seen much progress since the hurricanes of September 2017 ravaged the islands, there are many who still feel much more can be done, especially by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.

February 18th, 2018
'I am really glad with how the VIP is progressing'- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Members of the public and talk show hosts have always expressed concern that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will not be ready in the event a snap election is called and have often called on the party to pull itself together in order to be a viable alternative to the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).

February 17th, 2018
Scooter rider allegedly opens fire on vehicle in Horsepath

HORSEPATH, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching our newsroom indicate that there has been another shooting on the Virgin Islands’ main island, Tortola.

February 18th, 2018
O’Neal Webster has new Managing Partner, Vanessa King

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce that Vanessa King, corporate, commercial, and trusts and estates attorney, stepped into the managing partner role for the law firm as of February 1, 2018.

February 17th, 2018
‘Multiple support channels will ease long lines @ Immigration Dept’- Kevon S. Lettsome

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young Virgin Islander and community activist, currently furthering his studies overseas, has proposed a solution to the long lines at Immigration Department.

February 17th, 2018
10 VI athletes selected for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) will be represented by ten athletes in two sports at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games which will be held on the East coast of Australia from April 4 – 15, 2018.

February 17th, 2018
Fresh Radio Vybz airs on CBN 90.9 FM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On Friday February 16, 2018 the popular Fresh Radio Vybz show, formerly the International Morning Ride Show, officially aired on 90.9 FM on the Caribbean Broadcast Network (CBN), after being off the local radio frequency since Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. The show was; however, subsequently broadcast online from a studio in the United States where the host had relocated to following the hurricanes.

February 17th, 2018
Man shot in Horsepath

HORSEPATH, Tortola, VI- There have been reports of another shooting on the main island of Tortola, just a week after two males were gunned down in the capital city, Road Town.





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