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August 31st, 2014
UPDATE: BVIEC, Delta Petroleum closer to signing agreement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is closer to signing an agreement with Delta Petroleum for the supply of fuel and lubricants, this news site has learnt.

August 31st, 2014
‘The VIP must return to power!’ – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI – The leaders and members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) are not leaving any stone un-turned to ensure that they return to power which would allow them to continue the job started in taking the Territory forward.

August 31st, 2014
'Rotary Needs You' – President Shan Mohamed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “There is much more work to be done in the BVI, the Caribbean and across the globe. You are the missing piece, join Rotary today,” said President of the Rotary Club of Road Town Mr. Shan Mohamed.

August 31st, 2014
BVIFA gets 40th Anniversary underway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Football Association’s (BVIFA) 40th Anniversary celebrations kick off in true style today, Sunday August 31, with two church services, one at the New Testament Church of God in Baugher’s Bay, Tortola and the other at the Sanctuary of Hope, the Valley, Virgin Gorda.

August 30th, 2014
Loved ones pay final respects to late Grethel Stoutt-Richardson

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Tears fell today August 30, 2014 at the home-going service for the late Ms Grethel Stoutt-Richardson, as loved ones of the East End businesswoman shared moments of remembrance and took time to comfort each other.

August 30th, 2014
Team Bayside Blazers announces raffle winners!

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Last evening August 29, 2014 the Basketball Club Bayside Blazers stayed true to their promise and held the drawings for its fund raising raffle that the Team kicked off in May of this year.

August 30th, 2014
UPDATE: Desiree Smith’s exhibition sees large turnout

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Contemporary Virgin Islands artist Desiree Smith had an exhibition of her work at the Bamboushay Lounge in Road Town on Thursday evening August 28, 2014 and art lovers came out in numbers to see her pieces, mainly centred on modern pop culture.

August 30th, 2014
Miss BVI 2014 Jaynene Jno Lewis on a mission for youths

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Miss BVI 2014 Jaynene Jno Lewis is not allowing herself to be distracted by the naysayers as she moves full pace ahead in her reign and is continuing to embark on initiatives to positively impact youths of the Virgin Islands.

August 30th, 2014
Power Outage defeat Pirates in Game 7

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With his 12th strike out of the night, Neville "Sheep" Smith led Power Outage to a 6-5 victory over the Pirates on Friday August 29, 2014, in the deciding Game 7 of the Berth “Big Man” Henley Fast Pitch Softball Men’s Championship.

August 29th, 2014
‘Trained inmates have newfound respect for women’ – Ms Lorolie Conner

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Today August 29, 2014 ten inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison received their certificates for successfully completing the anger management programme of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) and as a result they have earned newfound respect for women.

August 29th, 2014
‘Double taxation is criminal abuse!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Double taxation is a criminal behaviour by the likes of the United States of America against persons who may for whatever reason have dual or multiple citizenship, said radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro.

August 29th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Avery A. Malone

By Cathy O.O. Richards

There is a great feeling of pride in citizens who take on the safety and security of their country with a passion that sees them giving their all. In most cases persons with such attributes go to the military where there is one, the armed services and firemen.

August 29th, 2014
‘NDP full of political vindictiveness!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI – “We could have already have the sewerage fixed, we could have already have the water situation fixed,” said member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative of the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie.

August 29th, 2014
‘Da basement’ opens tonight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – You can be the home administrator (housewife), the worker in the field or at the desk… it is a tested and proven fact that Fridays come with a special yearning to get social, sip and chat or party or just to be in an environment that has absolutely nothing to do with work. Some say Thank God it’s Friday (TGIF).

August 29th, 2014
Participants complete Intl. Volleyball cert. course

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yesterday, Thursday August 28, 2014 the Virgin Islands Volleyball Association (VIVA) duly completed a Coaching Course designed to give participants a better understanding of how to teach, promote and develop the sport.

August 28th, 2014
PriceLo reopens its doors in Purcell

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – PriceLo Supermarket has reopened its doors this week in Purcell, Tortola following a brief period of reorganisation and is ready to serve the community offering a range of shopping possibilities and services.

August 28th, 2014
UPDATE: Gretel Stoutt’s farewell service to take place on Saturday

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The farewell service for East End businesswoman Gretel Stoutt will take place at the Long Look Methodist Church on Saturday August 30, 2014.

August 28th, 2014
New Governor petitioned over alleged Police Corruption

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sources within the National Democratic Party (NDP) and this news site’s well placed sources within the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have today August 28, 2014 confirmed that a petition signed by over 50 percent of all ranks of the Police Force has been dropped off at Government House.

August 28th, 2014
‘Next Elections are going to be tough’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE warns

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – The Territory’s most experienced and senior legislator, Former Premier of the Virgin Islands Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) has spoken words of wisdom to residents sending the strong warning that the upcoming general elections are not to be taken lightly.

August 28th, 2014
Hon Julian Fraser RA ready to work WITH the people

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – When the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) reached out to residents of the Territory last night August 27, 2014, its leadership gave the assurances that they will be working with the people to take the Territory out of the doldrums.

August 28th, 2014
Yacht Club to herald Back to School with a Big Bash!

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – With Registration now open for the Royal BVI Yacht Club’s (RBVIYC) Back to School Regatta, organisers have also announced that the Club will be taking part in Bart’s Bash on September 21, 2014.

August 27th, 2014
NAGICO named platinum sponsor of Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- NAGICO Insurances today August 27, 2014 partnered with the popular Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League as its platinum sponsor for the 2014 League.

August 27th, 2014
Squalls over the VI this weekend – DDM's Philomena N. Robertson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is advising that there could be squalls over the Virgin Islands this weekend as a result of the Disturbance 2 developing some distance from these shores and Information and Education Manager at the DDM Philomena N. Robertson said persons should prepare for this.

August 27th, 2014
'A bit of good goes a long way' – Rotary Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Rotary Club of Tortola is stepping up to the call by Family Support Network (FSN) and Social Development to help families in genuine need of assistance with daily supplies of food by organising a food drive this coming Saturday August 30, 2014.

August 27th, 2014
‘BVIEC should pay for damage’ – Businessman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In light of the constant and prolonged spates of power outages that have been plaguing the Virgin Islands recently residents and businessmen feel that it is total disregard of the BVI Electricity Corporation to take two weeks to advise residents about its problems.

August 30th, 2014
Telecoms Bogeymen

By Dickson Igwe

The final stories in the series on a dysfunctional Virgin Islands telecoms industry exhort the Virgin Islands Telecoms Regulator and Political Establishment to put suffering customers first. This putting the consumer first must take precedence over entertaining the ‘questionable financial interests’ of the telecoms fat cats. And that spells introducing aggressive competition into the Virgin Islands telecoms industry, immediately.

August 27th, 2014
Leigha Burke takes FCCA essay competition’s Gold

WICKHAMS CAY II, Tortola, VI – When she was encouraged by one of her teachers, Ms Sharie B. de Castro to enter the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) 2014 Children's Essay Competition, the last thing on Leigha Burke’s mind was winning.

August 27th, 2014
Lakeisha Warner Grabs Gold in 8 x 100m mixed shuttle relay.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lakeisha Warner of the Virgin Islands grabbed gold in the 8 x 100 mixed relay shuttle on Tuesday August 26, 2014 at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China.

August 26th, 2014
‘Relax the dress code for Govt buildings’ – radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the Speak Out BVI radio show on ZBVI called to complain about the dress code that is applied to visitors to the Government Administrative Complex and is asking that consideration be given to persons like himself who might be diabetic and cannot wear shoes or long pants.

August 26th, 2014
UPDATE: Two detainees released in shooting investigation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The two persons who were detained by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in relation to the Sunday morning August 23, 2014 shooting incident on Free Bottom Road have since been released.

August 26th, 2014
NCEL pledges to bring out best in local Educators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Admitting that they have not gotten it all correct in their home country, Jamaica, Principal Director of the National College of Education Leadership (NCEL) of the Ministry of Education in Jamaica, Dr Maurice Smith has made a commitment to bring out the best in Virgin Islands' teachers.

August 26th, 2014
Shamori Chinnery remanded for guns & ammo find

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Shamori Chinnery, a St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) national who resides in Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Islands, was yesterday August 25, 2014 remanded to prison when he appeared in the Magistrates’ Court, according to the Police Public Relations Department.

August 26th, 2014
Ruff House overcome Talk Done 101-99

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Last year’s champions Ruff House beat Talk Done 101-99 as the Hon Julian Fraser / Save the Seed Basketball League 2014 tournament continued at the Save the Seed Basketball Court in Duff's Bottom on Saturday August 23, 2014.

August 26th, 2014
UPDATE: The Late Ashford I. Frett hailed for his unselfishness

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone, a relative and close friend of the deceased Ashford I. Frett, paid his tributes to the former Superintendent of Prison, calling him a man of leadership qualities who was always willing to teach those around him.

August 25th, 2014
‘Drunk & Driving?’ – Sistah Joyce among Passengers hurt in VG crash

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – It was just a case of hitching a ride to get home last Saturday night August 23, 2014 that landed Ms Joyce Searles aka Sistah Joyce and some other people including children in a near death experience along a main road in Valley, Virgin Gorda.

August 25th, 2014
One reported injured in Pockwood Pond accident

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - The driver of an ill-fated Suzuki is said to have suffered injuries to some parts of her upper body this morning August 25, 2014 when she allegedly crashed into a parked vehicle at Pockwood Pond.

August 25th, 2014
‘VIP encouraging youth participation’ – Pres. Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone said that the growth of the party’s youth cohort is encouraging and it is hoped that this trend continues as the party places attention on future leaders.

August 25th, 2014
Teams fined for breaches of rules in Hon Fraser/STS League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – As the Julian Fraser / Save the Seed (STS) Basketball League continued this past weekend the Directors have also stood by their “Zero Tolerance” stance by fining several teams for infringements of the rules.

August 28th, 2014
Anti-Corruption: Police Officers Face Interdiction

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Commissioner of Police, David Morris, acting on information from an ongoing anti-corruption enquiry, sent a number of Police Officers on compulsory leave yesterday, Wednesday August 27th.

August 25th, 2014
Locals assured of LIME contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The top bracket management of Cable and Wireless and LIME BVI has given the assurance that a significant amount of dollars set aside for the expansion project will see local contractors and persons residing in the Territory benefiting.

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