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November 14th, 2018
Fire razes Brandywine Bay Bar, several vehicles burnt

BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI – A fire of unknown origin last evening, November 13, 2018, destroyed a bar, Nolly's, completely gutting the building and and a garage with several vehicles in close proximity.

November 13th, 2018
VIP Honours Stalwarts, Rising Stars at Gala Affair to celebrate 47th Anniversary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will celebrate its 47th Anniversary with a Gala event, on November 17, 2018, at the Save The Seed Energy Center.

November 13th, 2018
UPDATE: By-Election date changed to January 7, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our newsroom from senior National Democratic Party (both wings) Members is that the By-Election date, has been re-scheduled from January 14, 2019, as was first reported by our newsroom and will now take place on January 7, 2019.

November 14th, 2018
BVI Services gets new bus to transport clients

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Services is the recipient of a new bus to transport clients with special needs.

November 13th, 2018
Angela Burnett Penn takes ‘Irma Diaries’ to schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Irma Diaries author, Ms Angela Burnett Penn, today November 13, 2018, donated over 250 copies of her book to schools across the Territory, as part of her ‘Read to Heal School Programme.’

November 13th, 2018
Hon Archibald C. Christian quits NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Another bombshell announcement has rocked the National Democratic Party (NDP), this time with the resignation of its Treasurer and Founding Member, Honourable Archibald C. Christian (AL).

November 13th, 2018
Local Journalist wins Pop-up school North Sound Pitch

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI - Popular journalist Ms Cathy O. Richards, of JTV (JAHPHIX TELEVISION) was judge top Pitcher of the Saira Hospitality Pop Up School’s North Sound Pitch, when she delivered an emotional presentation on Saturday November, 10, 2018, last and spoke to the issues of child abuse and child neglect, a sore issue in the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 13th, 2018
NDP Vice President Michael A. Turnbull resigns from party with immediate effect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) continues to hemorrhage its leadership, the latest being with the resignation of the party’s Vice President, Dr Michael A. Turnbull.

November 12th, 2018
UPDATE: Massive Atlantic storm increases intensity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) continues to monitor a massive weather system—Tropical Disturbance One—which now has a 50 per cent chance of development in the next 48 hours and is forecast to pass near or north of the Virgin Islands (VI) late Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

November 13th, 2018
Lunch and Learn: A financial literacy discussion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A better quality of life is possible with the right knowledge of money and finances, the premise for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Financial Education Network (FEN), geared towards helping women improve their financial savvy to be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

November 12th, 2018
REALITY CHECK!

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

It was September 6, 2017, when the VI was shaken by the single most profound incident in our history. Many thought it was a bad thing, but now that the fog has settled, we can soberly reflect in a state of sobriety, and perhaps be very grateful that we have had such a remarkable state of awakening.

November 12th, 2018
HoA to meet Nov 15, 2018; Tributes will be paid to late Delores Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) or Parliament will meet again on Thursday November 15, 2018.

November 12th, 2018
Hotter than July edges Blue Brothers to secure SCBBC 2018 title

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Hotter than July emerged the winners on Sunday, November 11, 2018 beating out Blue Brothers by five points to win the Sea Cow's Bay Basketball Club's (SCBBC) District 3 Youth League games.

November 12th, 2018
Robbery at HMP, Authorities tight lipped

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – An inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut was reportedly robbed by two other inmates of his gold rings and Gucci chain.

November 12th, 2018
Out! 'Willy T' must leave Peter Island Harbour by December 30, 2018

PETER ISLAND, VI - Months after William Thornton aka ‘Willy T’—a floating restaurant and bar—owned by Ms Heather L. Anderson, a belonger of the Virgin Islands, with her husband Ewan C. Anderson, who manage the business was forced from ‘The Bight,’ off Norman Island, they will have to move again.

November 12th, 2018
Register to vote in D5 by November 16, 2018 - Juliette Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Supervisor of Elections Ms Juliette Penn is encouraging all eligible residents of the Fifth Electoral District to register to vote by November 16, 2018.

November 10th, 2018
InterCaribbean Passenger woes to continue into December

BEEF ISLAND, VI – InterCaribbean Airways has in recent days had several delays causing passengers to be stranded in countries such as the Virgin Islands (VI), St Marteen and the Dominican Republic and according to the company the delays are as a result of a failure to finish training its new recruits in addition to its contracted flight simulator being down.

November 11th, 2018
Hot Sauce fails to burn in SCBBC games

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI - The Sea Cow's Bay Basketball Club's (SCBBC) District 3 Youth League games continued yesterday Saturday, November 10, 2018, with the first Game being forfeited to Blue Brothers since Hot Sauce could not feature 5 players.

November 11th, 2018
VI to face likely Subtropical cyclone threat in coming week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) in the coming week, may likely be threatened by a tropical or subtropical cyclone.

November 10th, 2018
Mobile Clinic arrives for BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -The United Kingdom (UK) has donated a Mobile Clinic Van to the Territory and it will be for the use of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), in their efforts to expand Medical Services.

November 10th, 2018
BVIEC General Manager wins Energy Leadership award at CREF 2018

MIAMI, Florida, USA - The General Manager of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has been awarded the Energy Leadership MVP award at the recently held Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest annual gathering of the regional clean energy market held in Miami, Florida.

November 10th, 2018
BVIAA railroading VI Airlink

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Airports Authority (BVIAA) is being put on blast over its inability to put in place facilities to allow for the only locally registered airline—VI Airlink—to utilize a maintenance facility at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

November 9th, 2018
Shaina M. Smith to contest elections as a Territorial Candidate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former National Democratic Party (NDP) member and Chairperson of its Women’s Association, Ms Shaina M. Smith, has confirmed that she will be running as a Territorial Candidate in the upcoming election, with a team that is more ‘Progressive.”

November 9th, 2018
Mi Amor sends Miss World BVI off in splendour

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With a Mi Amor Jewellers luxury dazzling piece, a charming smile and a regal wave, Miss World British Virgin Islands (BVI), Yadali Thomas Santos departed the Territory on November 8, 2018, for the month-long Miss World activities in Sanya, China.

November 10th, 2018
Territory prepares to observe Culture Week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are urged to reflect on their true identity as the Territory prepares to observe the annual Culture Week.

November 10th, 2018
Jack the Billionaire’s Bank

By Dickson C. Igwe

Jack the Billionaire Investor never really loses.

November 9th, 2018
Missing man found shot dead in St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - A Caucasian male was found with bullet wounds to his body in La Grange, Frederiksted, days after he went missing, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Thursday, November 8, 2018.

November 9th, 2018
Fly Jamaica crash lands in Guyana

TIMEHRI, Guyana, SA - A Fly Jamaica airplane heading to Toronto was forced to return early this morning, November 9, 2018, to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), in Guyana, where it crash landed leaving six persons injured.

November 8th, 2018
Shaina M. Smith resigns from NDP with immediate effect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) today November 8, 2018, at its Executive Meeting heard that it has lost another of its members—Ms Shaina M. Smith, who also served as Chairperson of the party’s Women’s Association.

November 9th, 2018
RDA seeks contractors for works at A. O. Shirley Sports Ground

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) is looking for contractors to undertake repairs to the Bathroom at the A. O. Shirley Sports Ground in Road Town, Tortola.

November 8th, 2018
OT Director in VI to monitor UK support

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly appointed Director for Overseas Territories in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr Ben Merrick, is currently on a four day visit to the Territory during which time he is expected to have a special focus on focus on governance, financial services and the recovery of the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 8th, 2018
By-Election for District 5 scheduled for January 14, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Our newsroom's senior sources within the National Democratic Party (NDP), has confirmed that the By-Election, to fill the vacant seat left after the death of the late, Honourable Delores Lettsome-Christopher, will be held on January 14, 2019.

November 8th, 2018
Torrential rainfall leads to flooding across USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI: Torrential rainfall throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday, November 8, 2018, has led to flooding across the three islands, with St. Thomas and St. John experiencing the more severe cases, according to multiple videos posted by residents.

November 8th, 2018
Heavy rains for VI today November 8, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The weather forecast for the Virgin Islands (VI) today, November 8, 2018—according to the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services—indicates the presence of atmospheric moisture and instability from a mid-level trough.

November 8th, 2018
No-bid contracts continue under NDP gov’t, why? - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI: On an episode of ‘Honestly Speaking,’ dated November 6, 2018, Claude O. Skelton-Cline is questioning how the National Democratic Party (NDP) government continues to have no-bid contracts under their watch with absolutely no repercussions.

November 7th, 2018
Company involved in Walwyn Wall scandal given another ‘no bid’ contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - SA Architect, the company that was at the heart of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) 'Wall' scandal has been given another ESHS ‘no bid’ contract.

November 7th, 2018
VIP’s Dr. Arlene L. Smith-Thompson shares vision for D3

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI: On the latest episode of ‘Honestly Speaking,’ dated November 6, 2018, host Claude O. Skelton-Cline featured Virgin Islands Party Candidate for District Three, Dr Arlene L. Smith-Thompson who spoke about her hopes, plans and vision for the Third District now that she is in the political area.

November 7th, 2018
By-Election debate ongoing within NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the death and burial of late Firth District Representative, Honourable Delores Lettsome-Christopher, there is an active debate with the split National Democratic Party (NDP) over a By-Election.

November 8th, 2018
Legislation now in place to fully pursue Renewable Energy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) today November 8, 2018, announced that with the its Renewable Energy Regulations, 2018 which came into effect on November 1, 2018; coupled with its Amendment Act of 2015, the Territory now has the legal framework to advance the subject of “Renewable Energy.”

November 8th, 2018
Single for life?

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

Everywhere we go these days, most women will argue that good men are hard to find.



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