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May 21st, 2017
UPDATE: 6 confirmed in 2017 Miss BVI show, injury forced 1 out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Just as was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online, six contestants will vie for the 2017/18 title of Miss British Virgin Islands. It was late this evening Sunday May 21, 2017 at the Tortola Pier Park, in Road Town on Tortola that the six young ladies were officially revealed to the Public for this year’s pageant, hours after this news site broke the story.

May 21st, 2017
McMaster wins in world leading time @ Jamaica Invitational

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands' World Junior silver medallist Kyron A. McMaster turned back the challenge of a top class field in winning the 400m Hurdles and achieving world number one status at the 2017 Jamaica Invitational on May 20, 2017.

May 19th, 2017
Bring Bills to the public for input- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The former Virgin Islands Government Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, businessman Julian Willock has called on the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration to stop rushing Bills though the House of Assembly (HoA) and get some public input.

May 19th, 2017
Man found hanging in bedroom on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man was found hanging in his bedroom on Wednesday night in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in what the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has said appears to be a suicide incident, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Thursday afternoon, May 18, 2017.

May 19th, 2017
UPDATE: James Leonard fell off boat – Eyewitnesses claim

COOPER ISLAND, VI - Mourning the tragic death of Cooper Island resident and beneficiary owner, Mr James 'Jamesy' Leonard, close friends and eyewitnesses have brushed aside speculation of foul play in his death.

May 18th, 2017
Senior mothers of Third District receive care baskets

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- May 14, 2017 was a particularly special Mother’s Day for some 23 senior mothers of the Third District as they were presented with care baskets containing fruits and other necessities and then had fellowship with the distributors.

May 20th, 2017
HMS Brexit & the Brussels Iceberg

Dickson Igwe

The United Kingdom must skillfully negotiate its exit from Europe, or risk being torn apart. With the Brexit Referendum, Brussels has become a massive and ominous iceberg that the seafaring vessel, The HMS Great Britain, would be wise not to crash into.

May 19th, 2017
Caribbean Cellars to host 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation & Product Expo Block Party

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of continuing efforts to contribute to the development of the Virgin Islands, Caribbean Cellars will host a customer appreciation and product expo block party that will benefit the Mental Health Unit of the BVI Health Services Authority.

May 19th, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Sharnelle M. Leonard

French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician Albert Schweitzer said the purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. For our young professional Sharnelle M. Leonard, that purpose comes in the form of teaching.

May 18th, 2017
SUV & truck collide @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- It is unclear at this time if there were any injuries but an SUV and a heavy duty truck collided at Pockwood Pond around 11:00 AM today, May 18, 2017.

May 18th, 2017
Magistrate takes Gov’t to task for mentally ill people

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sonnel G. Hanley is said to be of unsound mind and is well known for slapping persons, including tourists.

May 18th, 2017
Final Physical Literacy & LTAD Series Workshop gets underway today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Workshop #5 on May 18 and 19, 2017, culminates the series on Physical Literacy and Long Term Athlete Development, sponsored by The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee.

May 18th, 2017
Phil Sharman appointed as next Auditor General

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mr. Phil Sharman has been appointed as the next Auditor General of the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 17th, 2017
More lies from Premier Smith? Other companies had interest in direct flights

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was at the Seventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on May 11, 2017 under fire from the Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), that more information was unearthed about the controversial tax payers bailout of BVI Airways.

May 17th, 2017
VG Easter Festival Comm. launches 50th anniversary magazine

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The rush was on yesterday May 16, 2017 for a magazine that captures the 50 years of the Easter festivals on Virgin Gorda.

May 17th, 2017
Man shot multiple times on STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The Smith Bay community has been affected for the second time in one day by the discharging of gunshots, with the latest — which occurred on Tuesday night, May 16, 2017 — leaving one victim injured with multiple gunshot wounds about his body, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced.

May 17th, 2017
Help us fight crime- Curnal P. Fahie

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- It started around 7:30 PM on Monday, May 15, 2017 as friends, families, and dignitaries gathered at the East End/Long Look Community Centre for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the late Shawn H. Richards aka 'Tubby.'

May 17th, 2017
Mays & Stoby make clean sweep of Dive BVI 10K Series

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Maria Mays and Reuben J. A. Stoby completed a clean sweep of the Dive BVI 10K Series when the second and final leg was run on Saturday May 13, 2017.

May 17th, 2017
Being held to ransom digitally, financially & politically

Alred C. Frett

Welcome to the Twilight Zone where Wrong means Right:

Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, Leaders across the World show us they can – International Trade Agreements are scrapped, Crucial Health Care for the Needy is withdrawn, Basic Education is rolled back, Religious Leaders dabble in Child Molestation and those in seats of Power corrupt the delivery of Justice – Sadly, these traits are not new but simply getting worse.

May 16th, 2017
Oops it's a flat on gov’t bus for the elderly

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- It was around 1:00 PM today May 16, 2017 that a government bus, GV 0570, which is assigned to the Adina Donovan Home for The Elderly had a flat in Sea Cows Bay, on the main island of Tortola.

May 16th, 2017
Fix inaccurate info about Sunday Morning Well- Radio Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – For many it is nothing new that the Proclamation of Emancipation was not first read at the Sunday Morning Well back in 1834; however, there are still many who are not aware of this fact. This is why one caller to a recent NDP Radio programme believes Government should do something to correct the misinformation.

May 16th, 2017
2 injured in weekend shooting on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Two men were injured in a weekend shooting incident that occurred in Mount Pleasant West, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the wee hours of Sunday morning, May 14, 2017, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte has announced.

May 16th, 2017
Tifern Henley to stand trial for alleged kidnapping attempt

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - 35 year old Cane Garden Bay resident, Tifern Henley, who was before the Magistrate's Court on charges related to attempting to kidnap a woman and two children, heard that he is not the 'worst of the bunch'.

May 16th, 2017
Queen’s Baton Relay returns to VI for 4th time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC), in its capacity as the BVI Commonwealth Games Association (BVICGA), will host the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (GC2018 QBR) in the [British] Virgin Islands from July 1 to 5, 2017.

May 16th, 2017
Six inmates receive certificates in Skills For Life Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Six inmates at Her Majesty’s Prisons are the first cohort of a Skill for Life rehabilitative course.

May 15th, 2017
Skillful parking?

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- There were reportedly at least two vehicular accidents on the main island of Tortola today, May 15, 2017. Fortunately there were no reported injuries.

May 15th, 2017
9 years in jail for Matthew D. Hazell

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After being found guilty on March 31, 2017 of attempted murder, attempted robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, Matthew D. Hazell was today, May 15, 2017 sentenced to nine years in prison by Justice Nicola P. Byer.

May 15th, 2017
Surprising faces involved in BVI Airways; Plane leased for Haiti, Cuba route

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The saga and controversy surrounding BVI Airways continue as more and more information continues to drip out like a spy novel.

May 15th, 2017
‘Whooping’ improved child’s grades – Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A former soldier and native of the US Virgin Islands living here in the Virgin Islands (British) has been ordered to seek anger management sessions after he was placed before the courts by Social Development Department for beating his step-daughter and injuring her.

May 15th, 2017
'We want our jobs back' - sacked Little Dix Bay workers

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - A number of workers who were given marching orders when Rosewood Little Dix Hotel and Resort closed a year ago have indicated that they want to return to the company.

May 14th, 2017
The big boat race that never was! Pipe vs Tattoo

BEEF ISLAND, VI- It was billed as a rematch and was supposed to be 'the mother of all boat races'. It generated excitement all week throughout the Virgin Islands, with reports of who had a new boat or an upgrade and who did not.

May 14th, 2017
John S. Duncan Out! Augustus J. U. Jaspert In! As new governor in August

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) will get another un-elected senior United Kingdom civil servant in the capacity as governor come August 2017. As the tenure of controversial Governor John S. Duncan OBE is almost up, Britain has announced the appointment of Augustus (Gus) James Ulysses Jaspert to take up the position.

May 14th, 2017
Body of Shaun H. Richards yet to be released for burial

LONG LOOK, Tortola VI- It was on Saturday May 6, 2017 around 10:20 PM that 22 year old Shaun H. Richards was said to be sitting outside his home in Long Look on Tortola when a lone gunman allegedly came up to him and fired at least 2 gun shots at him.

May 14th, 2017
Over 200 graduate from UVI on St Thomas

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The over 200 students who graduated with a variety of degrees at UVI on the St. Thomas campus, US Virgin Islands (USVI), were just as overjoyed as their St. Croix counterparts, as they crossed one finish line during the commencement ceremony held at UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center, and ready themselves for the next journey.

May 14th, 2017
Cavaliers & Vikings win FLOW Superfast T20 Cricket Finals

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI- For a while on Sunday May 7, 2017 it looked like the Cavaliers’ decision to bat first in the final of the FLOW Superfast LTE T20 Premier Division against the Royal Knights had backfired.

May 14th, 2017
A Virgin Islands Party déjà vu

Dickson Igwe

The climb to the mountain top called Power has gotten a lot steeper for the VIP. The Summit of High Office is further away. Party members have failed to bury the hatchet. Factionalism and ill will remain a feature of the Grand Ole Party. Not good!

May 2nd, 2017
‘Lack of funds stalled my basketball court project’- Hon Delores Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Critics have said she has done little to move her Fifth District forward, now in her second term [2011-current] as the Representative; however, Hon Delores Christopher said lack of funds stalled one of her projects.

May 2nd, 2017
UPDATE: Escaped prisoner turns himself in to police

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- After spending the weekend as a fugitive, Olanzo Dore, who escaped lawful custody while a prisoner on Friday April 28, 2017 has turned himself in to police.

May 2nd, 2017
USVI woman who pistol whipped taxi driver released on bail

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A US Virgin Islands (USVI) woman, who is accused of pistol-whipping a taxi driver, has been allowed to be released from custody on an unsecured bond, [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced on May 1, 2017.

May 2nd, 2017
‘I can’t get nothing grow up in my yard’- Caller to NDP Radio

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of stray cattle going into yards and damaging property, including flower plants and kitchen gardens, is nothing new as Government seems unable to address this longstanding matter.

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