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May 26th, 2017
Man dies after being shot multiple times on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man died in the D. Hamilton Jackson Housing Community on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Thursday night, May 25, 2017 after being shot multiple times about the body, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Friday, May 26, 2017.

May 26th, 2017
'Spanish man' cuts woman's panties in attempt to have sex!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Last week in the Magistrate’s Court in John's Hole, Tortola there were smirks on the faces of almost everyone as the information was read out in open court of a young man accused of the offences of damaging property, being armed with an offensive weapon, assault and occasioning actual bodily harm.

May 25th, 2017
Sunday May 28, 2017 is VI's Biggest Poker Run ever!

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Excitement is building throughout the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands for the 2017 Leverick Bay Poker Run, that is billed as a charity event.

May 25th, 2017
VI woman implicated in STT shooting

ST THOMAS, USVI - Shaunise Fahie, a Virgin Islander, who was once on stage as a pageant contestant, has found herself entangled with the law in the sister territory of the US Virgin Islands.

May 26th, 2017
U15 National Football Team off to St. Maarten

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - the BVIFA National U15 Boys’ team has been hard at training at least three times a week, including playing practice matches against senior opposition and are now ready to depart next week for St. Maarten to participate in the Inaugural Soualiga Championship.

May 26th, 2017
BVI IAC backs Gov’t with BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party Government (NDP) has got the backing of Chief Executive Officer of the BVI International Arbitration Centre (BVIIAC) Mr. Francois Lassalle who said direct flights between the United States of America (USA) and this territory is important.

May 25th, 2017
Power Outage & That’s Ya Problem lose, but still top the softball standings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Harriette Skelton Fast Pitch Softball League continued over the weekend, both the Women’s and Men’s top placed teams suffered defeats for just the second time this season.

May 25th, 2017
BVI Cable TV Upgrade- Paid Advertisement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- BVI Cable TV, in an effort to upgrade the level of service, is undergoing a network upgrade on May 29, 2017. The process should be seamless to our subscribers. In the unlikely event that there is a service disruption, there should be minimal impact.

May 24th, 2017
'UK's Actions on VI is expected' - Rosan-Bunbury

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A public debate has been sparked as the United Kingdom continues to impose direct rule on the Virgin Islands (VI) via its finances by imposing Section 103 (b) of the Constitution of the Virgin Islands a few weeks ago and the appointment of senior civil servants mainly in the law enforcement areas.

May 24th, 2017
My coach predicted my race time in Jamaica- McMaster

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- National star athlete Kyron A. McMaster not only destroyed a quality field on his way to a world leading time in the 400m Hurdles at the Jamaica Invitational on May 20, 2017 but felt he actually ran a faster time than what was given to him.

May 23rd, 2017
Over $8M in no-bid consultancy contracts for 3 overseas companies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: It appears that the rules of public tender only apply to local companies, as foreign companies can earn millions by just knowing the right Government Ministry or politicians.

May 23rd, 2017
Duff tops @ 2017 BVI Dinghy Championships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 2017 BVI Dinghy Champions were crowned on Sunday May 21, 2017, with 53 boats racing across four fleets. Hosted at Nanny Cay, visitors were welcomed from Antigua, St Croix, St Thomas and Puerto Rico and treated to two days of spectacular VI sailing.

May 23rd, 2017
UPDATE: VI students accounted for following deadly blasts in UK

MANCHESTER, UK- It was late Monday May 22, 2017 while thousands of party goers were packed into the Manchester Arena to see American singer Ariana Grande-Butera when two explosions were reported. Minutes later eyewitnesses described seeing people "running and screaming" from the arena, with some covered in blood.

May 22nd, 2017
Will the Financial Secretary Neil M. Smith return to office?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom with sources around every table in government that first and accurately reported that Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith was scheduled to proceed on "vacation" from Monday March 27, 2017 after discussions with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

May 22nd, 2017
Are some USVI horses drugged with cocaine & heroine before races?

VI CONSORTIUM

By Attorney Terri Griffiths, an animal lover & former USVI attorney general

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- In the US Virgin Islands (USVI), horses-racing is an unregulated sport. The statute providing for the new $30 million dollar Racino Development included a provision on anti-doping. The Senate rejected the anti-doping section. I drafted that anti-doping statute.

May 22nd, 2017
Is it a cover up? Top of VG dock being fixed while underside ignored

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- It was sometime in February that Ninth District Representative Dr The Honourable Hubert O'Neal said he was surprised that there was no money to repair the Virgin Gorda dock.

May 22nd, 2017
FLPS are Little League Baseball Champions

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Francis Lettsome Primary School survived a late rally to beat St George’s Primary, 10-8, on Sunday May 21, 2017 and lift the BVI Little League Baseball Association (BVILLBA) Schools Championship at the Roger Allen Hodge Park in Sea Cows Bay.

May 21st, 2017
Guilty! Masa on Gun, Smith for beating stripper over 'short' service time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The missed radio and social network personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton has been found guilty of keeping an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

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.

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