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May 24th, 2015
Smit overcomes Torture to win in East End

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justin Smit rode to an easy victory, last weekend, in the BVI Mountain Bike Club’s “East End Torture” in a time of 58.30, a 2-lap course around the East End area with a featured eastern climb of the prison road culminating in a crux just outside Her Majesty’s Prison.

May 23rd, 2015
Biwater disappointed over Hon Vanterpool's comments on plant

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Project Director of Biwater BVI, Richard F. Smith said he was heart-broken at comments made by Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool that the Biwater plant at Paraquita Bay had encountered difficulties but not explain what had really occurred at the plant since the Works Ministry and Water and Sewerage Department were informed of the problem encountered and that it was quickly rectified.

May 23rd, 2015
‘Victimisation fears kept people in’ – Dion M. Jennings

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – Independent candidate for the Sixth District Dion M. Jennings blamed the ongoing culture of victimisation for the low numbers at his public meeting held last night May 22, 2015 at the Belle Vue junction.

May 23rd, 2015
Nomination Day should end @ noon – Juliette Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After evaluating and tabulating the nomination day process of yesterday May 22, 2015 Supervisor of Elections Mrs Juliette Penn recommended that nominating of candidates for general elections be closed at noon in future.

May 23rd, 2015
BVIFA Executives to attend FIFA Election

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the British Virgin Islands Football Association Executives, President Andy Bickerton, Vice President, Aubrey Liburd and Asst. Secretary- Operations, Avenell Morton, will be departing the Territory on Sunday 24th May, 2015, to attend the FIFA Congress in Zurich.

May 22nd, 2015
UPDATE: 42 nominated; record 12 women!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 42 candidates have been nominated for the 2015 General Election with 26 for District seats and 16 for Territorial At Large. 43 candidates were nominated for the 2011 General Election.

May 22nd, 2015
17 for ‘Who’s next’ 1st elimination this weekend

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In keeping true to his promise of supporting local talent in the Virgin Islands (VI), BET’s Kelly ‘Kelly G’ Griffin will be here for the Top 7@7 who’s next elimination round this weekend.

May 22nd, 2015
‘I am ready!’- ‘Roxie’ Romney declares

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Assuring that she has learnt much from her father the late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Fourth District JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney declared that she is ready to step up to the challenge and become the next Representative.

May 22nd, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Gregory A. Levons Snr

By Cathy O. O. Richards

This week we feature a young man who accurately describes himself as a calm, cool and collective guy. His passion for giving back to his community is one to admire. His dream for his country is one of prosperity whereby he would like to see it not only prosper but prosper in the right way where development is controlled in such a way that the natural beauty of the island he hails from and resides on remains.

May 22nd, 2015
‘I am proud to have rich white friends’- Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The Stickett area was filled to capacity last night May 21, 2015 as it was the occasion of the campaign launch of Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering who, while outlining some of the areas of development for his district, stood up to his critics.

May 22nd, 2015
Alzheimer's stricken man missing in VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who wandered away from his apartment in Gun Creek, North Sound, Virgin Gorda.

May 22nd, 2015
‘Let’s have a woman represent the 4th District’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE said there are many issues to be looked after in the city of Road Town on the main island of Tortola and he is sure that under the guidance of JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney those issues will be attended too.

May 22nd, 2015
VI U-13 footballers off to St Maarten for Coupe de la Com!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Football Association Under 13 Boys team has departed the territory to participate in the Coupe de la Com, hosted by French St Maarten from May 22 to May 24, 2015.

May 21st, 2015
‘We have to stop this runaway train’- Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “As your representatives in the House of Assembly, we will ensure that resources are evenly distributed and allocated to assist persons desiring to set-up and run their own companies. We need to stop this runaway train where the rich continue to become unseemly richer while the poor become destitute.”

May 21st, 2015
‘Give us your vote for our integrity & record’ – Irene F. Penn-O’Neal

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – At Large candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Irene F. Penn-O’Neal called on voters of the Sixth District to give the party’s candidates their votes as the party is one they could trust – having integrity and a record of development in the country, unlike the alternatives.

May 21st, 2015
Mardi Gras replaces Music Fest this year @ CGB

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – With a long weekend ahead and the void created by the absence of Music Fest, local promoters have organised a weekend of 'Mardi Gras' celebration which will feature, among other international artistes, Popcaan of Jamaica.

May 21st, 2015
Pearla's Bar owner Pearla Malone passes

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – (Post Time: 12:40pm) Virgin Islands News Online can confirm that owner of Pearla's Bar in Baughers Bay, Pearla Malone passed away this morning May 21, 2015 following a brief illness.

May 21st, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: Dancia Penn ‘like a fly in ointment’- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shortly after announcing her run for political office as an Independent Territorial At Large candidate, former legislator and prominent figure in the legal fraternity Mrs Dancia Penn has come in for criticisms from Bishop John I. Cline who referred to her as a ‘fly in ointment’ due to her late entry into the electoral race.

May 23rd, 2015
Power & Inequality

By Dickson Igwe

Karl Marx, the Great Enlightenment Philosopher, stated in his magnum opus Das Kapital that the route to true social equality was through violent revolution.

May 21st, 2015
Hon Fahie knocks NDP culture of 'cha-ching'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and First District candidate Honourable Andrew A. Fahie continues to ponder why the Government has called a snap election but said that he wasn’t worried.

May 21st, 2015
‘Take the money & vote them out’ – Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Prodigal son of the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan last evening May 20, 2015 returned home to the place he originated from but, unlike the account in the Bible, there was no fatted calf or feast awaiting him because of the economic downturn the community along with so many others face.

May 21st, 2015
‘I am no longer a diamond in the rough’ – Hon Marlon A. Penn

EAST END, Tortola, VI - “They can take the credit, for all I am concerned about is improving the lives of the citizens of my community.., and their families,” said Honourable Marlon A. Penn as he officially launched his campaign last night, May 20, 2015 in Red Bay, East End.

May 21st, 2015
Cavaliers win keeps them in contention

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the LIME Superfast Twenty/20 League continued on Sunday May 17, 2015 at Greenland Playfield, Cavaliers recorded a 112-run win over New Testament Church of God and Police beat Earl Tree Shotters.

May 20th, 2015
UPDATE: VI on 'brink of disaster'- Dancia Penn OBE, QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Painting a grim picture of where the Virgin Islands is positioned presently, former Deputy Premier under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, Dancia Penn OBE, QC said it is her deep and abiding love for country, coupled with the call from across the Virgin Islands for change, that she has decided to put herself up as an Independent At Large candidate for the June 8, 2015 General Election.

May 20th, 2015
Some voters disenfranchised due to early elections call- Elections Supervisor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The early elections date called by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has not only caught many persons aspiring to run for political office off guard but has even disenfranchised some persons eligible to vote. Added to that, the Elections Office was also affected by the sudden announcement as it was unable to complete the processing of voter’s identification cards.

May 20th, 2015
Hon Fraser gets his wish! Election observers coming!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following vocal calls from Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA for international observers to be present for the June 8, 2015 elections, Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency John S. Duncan has announced that an observer team will be coming.

May 20th, 2015
Police witness: Irene F. Penn-O’Neal always denied knowing of guns & ammo

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Another police officer, Keishon Leslie has testified that Mrs Irene F. Penn-O’Neal from the onset maintained that she had no knowledge of guns and ammunition found in her home in the early morning hours of October 24, 2014.

May 20th, 2015
Summer Sizzle 2015 to be bigger than ever- Terry T. Donovan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Coordinator of Summer Sizzle 2015 Terry T. Donovan said everything is on course for this year’s event to be bigger than anything before in the seven years of the fashion extravaganza, with designers from around the globe billed to come in.

May 20th, 2015
UPDATE: 16 bales of cocaine seized in recent drug bust- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting that some 16 bales of cocaine were recovered during the drug bust in Virgin Islands waters where one suspect was killed and two arrested on May 18, 2015, a story that was broken by Virgin Islands News Online.

May 20th, 2015
‘It's not about the white envelope’ - McLloyd O. Walters

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Eighth District, Mr McLloyd O. Walters has told supporters he is a person who is committed to results as he spoke for the first fifteen minutes of his address, not looking down at a prepared speech as he said he was speaking from the heart.

May 20th, 2015
UWI Open Campus gives 2nd chance @ earning degree

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - The University of the West Indies (UWI) through its Open University programmes across the region and right here in the Virgin Islands is making it possible for persons, who because of work and family commitments might have missed the train to higher education, to have a second chance.

May 20th, 2015
Virgin Islands Party calls for election observers

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) has made a call for the presence of election observers at the June 8, 2015 polls and has also challenged the Commissioner of Police David Morris to have unbiased police officers at polling stations throughout the territory.

May 20th, 2015
‘I don’t tell lies’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said that with him, what you see is what you get and that he doesn't tell lies.

May 20th, 2015
Post season places still up for grabs in BDO Schools Football

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Robinson O’Neal Primary School cemented the top spot in the BDO Primary School League Under 7 Group B with a 1-0 victory over Althea Scatliffe Primary School at the Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground on Saturday May 16, 2015.

May 19th, 2015
‘Real democracy includes women equality’- Charmaine Rosan-Bunbury

VALLEY Virgin Gorda, VI – The composition of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate, which includes six (6) women, is a demonstration of the party’s recognition of the importance of the role of women in leadership and the need for some semblance of gender balance in the highest level of governance in the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 19th, 2015
Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE defends Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, the outgoing District Nine Representative has come to the defence of Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Premier in waiting Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) in the wake of mounting attacks on him by the National Democratic Party campaign trail.

May 19th, 2015
Albert O. Wheatley proposes 15-member HoA

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - At his meeting on Sunday May 17, 2015 at the Emile E. Dunlop Community Centre in Anegada, one of the Independent candidates for the Ninth District, Mr Albert O. Wheatley, laid out his proposal for the island while being careful to note that, “Anegada must be developed by Anegadians for Anegadians”.

May 19th, 2015
‘NDP plans to cut civil service after elections’ – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “To the civil service of this territory, all the people, the engine that keeps this machine running….word on the street is that your Premier (Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith) has entered into an agreement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which is the British Government, to cut the service,” so declared aspiring Premier on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.

May 19th, 2015
Carrot Bay Fisherman’s Dock contract signed- Shaina M. Smith

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for the First District Shaina M. Smith said a contract has been signed for the completion of the Fisherman’s Dock in Carrot Bay so that fishermen in the area would be able to ply their trade in a more convenient way now that facilities will be constructed.

May 19th, 2015
‘Half of HoA members are political criminals’ – Ishmael E. Brathwaite

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the political race heats up just days ahead of the June 8, 2015 polls, one prospective candidate believes that half of the members of the Second House of Assembly are worthy of criminal prosecution.

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