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June 27th, 2017
SSB Investors win Industrial Softball League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The SSB Investors are the winners of the 2017 Industrial Softball League.

June 27th, 2017
Trial winds down for driver accused of causing death of 2 tourists in 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Roger Williams, the driver of the tour bus that crashed, killing two tourists, Mary Kettner and Dana Husereau, and injuring 18 others on December 6, 2015 in the Round Hill area of Cane Garden Bay, will soon know his fate as his high court trial is winding down.

June 26th, 2017
Motor scooter collides with vehicle @ Fort Hill

FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- Sometime after 5:00 PM today, Monday June 26, 2017 there was yet another motor scooter accident.

June 27th, 2017
‘Twice She Struck’: A Story Of RMS Rhone To Be Launched June 29

A book dedicated to the memory of persons who lost their lives aboard the RMS Rhone in 1867 will be launched on Thursday, June 29.

June 27th, 2017
Work permit fee increases – A threat to local companies

Alred C. Frett

If not for Bad Luck the Oppressed would have no Luck:

With all the Madness, Badness and Sadness going on throughout the World one can start from any point and still not know just where to begin… Fabrications and Denials have become a daily way of life and Brand-new Societies are based on Old Racism, Segregation, Class Structure, Colonialism and the willingness of Slave Descendants to Ignore, Accept and Excuse themselves back into Slavery.

June 26th, 2017
Shame! Shame! High Court Registry staff working under a tent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Civil servants who are employees of the High Court Registry working to support the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, which is the government of the day, have been assigned to working outside under a tent in the middle of Road Town.

June 26th, 2017
‘I thank God for the village because the village raised me’ –Ashaala S. Jenkins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “While my years in high school could have been perceived as the happiest years of my life, my years in high school were some of the darkest moments of my life. It was very hard for me to get through high school in 1992 to 1997.”

June 26th, 2017
22 year old man shot dead in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

ESTATE LERKENLUND, St Thomas, USVI — A young man was shot dead on Sunday night in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the area of Estate Lerkenlund, US Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Monday, June 26, 2017.

June 26th, 2017
4 yrs of 'underspending' on Police has to be addressed- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John S. Duncan OBE has asked for patience from the people of the Virgin Islands as the results of his recent historic move to exercise his reserved powers under the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007 to fund the police and other departments “will take time” to be seen.

June 26th, 2017
Woman hit on pedestrian crossing in RT

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 63-year-old woman was rushed to Peebles Hospital with noticeable injuries after being struck on a pedestrian crossing in the vicinity of FLOW on Flemming Street, Road Town, on the main island of Tortola today, June 26, 2017.

June 26th, 2017
Female driver injured in 2-vehicle accident on Beef Island

BEEF ISLAND, VI- A female driver is currently awaiting an ambulance to be transported to Peebles Hospital following an accident on Beef Island minutes ago, June 26, 2017.

June 26th, 2017
Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds ‘not surprised’ @ recent domestic violence murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Family Support Network (FSN) is appealing to women and men who are experiencing especially physical domestic violence to waste no time in getting help as it is the fear that more lives will be lost at the hands of abusers.

June 26th, 2017
Foreign Language should not be mandatory in schools- E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - The controversial Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture, announced during the House of Assembly on June 13, 2017 that two foreign languages, French and Mandarin, will be introduced in selected schools throughout the territory this coming September.

June 26th, 2017
West Indies had Hope but lose 2nd ODI to India

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - India won the second ODI against West Indies by a record margin of 105 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series at the Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad, on Sunday June 25, 2017.

June 25th, 2017
VI under fire from international media over no ‘Tax Haven’ label

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on June 21, 2017 in front of the local press that the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) though its statutory body, BVI Finance, the body which is a joint public-private partnership to promote the VI's offshore financial sector and structures, released a glowing report about the British Overseas Territory’s role in the global economy.

June 25th, 2017
Students’ indiscipline a main target for ESHS in new school year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) continues to be gripped with disciplinary issues among its student population, its principal Ms Sandy M. Underhill is planning a new strategy for the new academic year 2017-2018 to tackle the problem that has been blamed for many teachers leaving the school system.

June 25th, 2017
USVI man shot in back by girlfriend

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man was shot in the back by his girlfriend on Friday night, June 23, 2017 in an apartment located in the Good Hope Villas in Frederiksted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), Police Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium Sunday morning, June 25, 2017.

June 25th, 2017
VG United thrash new boys Sea Argo in Terry Evans Cup

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The goals flooded in as VG United thrashed FC Sea Argo, 9-1, on Saturday June 24, 2017 when the Terry Evans Cup continued on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

June 25th, 2017
Thanksgiving service held for Carlos D. Titley

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Close family, friends and others who knew him gathered at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church on June 24, 2017 giving a Christian's thanksgiving service for Carlos D. Titley, a man who went out to sea on November 11, 2016 and has not been seen ever since.

June 24th, 2017
VG hit by two automobile accidents; Persons sent to hospital

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - It seems as if the sister island of Virgin Gorda is keeping pace with Tortola, as reports reaching our newsroom indicate that there has also been two accidents today, June 24, 2017 on that island.

June 24th, 2017
Persons injured in 2 separate vehicular accidents on Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least three persons have been taken to Peebles Hospital following two separate vehicular accidents on the main island of Tortola today, June 24, 2017.

June 24th, 2017
12th Grade students ‘felt targeted as Guinea Pigs'- Sandy M. Underhill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial additional school year imposed by Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) brought many unexpected hardships on students, parents and teachers alike; however, they have persevered under the circumstances.

June 24th, 2017
Governor was right to take money from Consolidated Fund- E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – He has been one of the harshest critics of Governor John S. Duncan OBE, even calling for the United Kingdom to recall him; however, this time talk show host and retired civil servant Mr Edmund G. Maduro has found himself siding with the Queen’s Representative.

June 24th, 2017
‘Recent upsurge in undesirable activities unfortunate’- Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Miss BVI and political candidate Sharie B. de Castro has labeled the recent rise in criminal activities in the Territory as unfortunate and noted that now more than ever the Territory’s children need to be protected and meaningfully occupied.

June 24th, 2017
Ole England, Nostalgia, & Brexit

Dickson Igwe

There is a lesson for these Virgin Isles, and for countries striving for social and economic prosperity in the proceeding narrative. It states that national success is not derived through the cynical adoption of populist xenophobia, austerity, and war mongering.

June 23rd, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Travis L. Lennard

For some young professionals who are entrepreneurs, they were fortunate to get a nudge financially or otherwise from family, good friends or even a friendly bank to get a head start on achieving their dream.

June 24th, 2017
Rain washes out 1st ODI between Windies & India

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Torrential rain wrecked the opening One-Day International between West Indies and India on Friday June 23, 2017, allowing just over three hours play at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago.

June 23rd, 2017
UPDATE: Police seeking witnesses to gun play on Fort Hill

FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- Investigators of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have turned to the community to assist them with information regarding a shooting incident on Fort Hill on June 22, 2017.

June 23rd, 2017
Take off date No 5 for BVI Airways; Fasten your seatbelts!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The people of the Virgin Islands, especially the tax payers that bailed out a defunct BVI Airways to the tune of $7.2M in exchange for direct flights from Miami, Florida, USA to Beef Island’s Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, are yet to see the deal materialise as promised.

June 23rd, 2017
USVI bill seeks to ease punishment for juveniles who commit murder

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A bill sponsored by US Virgin Islands (USVI) Senator Sammuel Sanes that is seeking to add new language to a current law regarding juveniles who commit murder, sparked passionate debate between opponents and proponents of the measure during a Rules Committee hearing on Thursday, June 22, 2017 among them testifiers and senators alike, arguing for and against the changes.

June 23rd, 2017
‘Live with purpose, in purpose & on purpose’- ESHS graduates told

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Resilient, talented and hardworking are some of the words that can be used to describe the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) graduating Class of 2017; the Territory’s first batch of students since the implementation of the controversial 12th Grade.

June 23rd, 2017
Hon Hubert O’Neal begs VG for patience

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – A day after many residents of the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda railed up about the unannounced closure of a section of Lee Road as it was being dug up, Ninth District Representative Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal surfaced with an apology for the discomfort residents and businesses have been enduring.

June 23rd, 2017
Mission complete! Third EU co-funded Visitor Centre opens on Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The Anegada Rock Iguana Headstart Facility in The Settlement, Anegada and nature tourism on the “sunken island” have received a boost with the commissioning of the Anegada Rock Iguana Headstart Facility Visitor Centre.

June 23rd, 2017
Eight VI athletes selected for Commonwealth Youth Games

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Eight youth athletes have been selected by the BVI Olympic Committee, in its capacity as the Commonwealth Games Association, to represent the Territory at the upcoming Games in the Bahamas.

June 22nd, 2017
UPDATE: Arrest made in relation to latest murder in East End

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least one person has been arrested in relation to the murder of David Springette aka ‘Mooney’.
Springette was shot and killed in Fat Hogs Bay on June 21, 2017, bringing the number of homicide in the Virgin Islands to a record 7 in 6 months.

June 22nd, 2017
Court of Appeal to Sit in the VI from July 10-14, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) or the Court of Appeal, which is headed by local daughter of the soil Chief Justice Dame Janice M. Pereira, will sit in the Virgin Islands jurisdiction next month.

June 22nd, 2017
USVI man accused of shooting & stabbing ex-girlfriend turns self in

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Richard Ireland, who allegedly shot a woman and also stabbed her on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), turned himself in after much circulation of his picture online, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium on June 22, 2017.

June 22nd, 2017
We have to correct errors about VI history- Jennie N. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Oh dear, oh dear, they are messing up our history. What are we doing about it? We have to do what we have to do; research.”

June 22nd, 2017
‘Bring back death penalty’- E. G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Recently there has been a series of fatal shootings and armed robberies in the Territory with hardly anyone being brought to justice.

June 22nd, 2017
Queen's Baton Relay to make whistle stop tour of Territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) in its capacity as a member of the Commonwealth Games Association (BVICGA) has confirmed the itinerary and route of the upcoming Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay.

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