SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – Stating that they will continue to sound their voices as loud as they can and for as long as they have to in order to be recognized as a significant Island in the Territory of the Virgin Islands, residents of Anegada again sounded their cry of frustration.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The frontage of the Central Administrative Complex was a pond of fun, food, fete and peoples of 140 nations that are present in the Virgin Islands (VI) a sight which Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith was very happy with.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Governor elect of the United States Virgin Islands Kenneth E. Mapp and his running mate Lieutenant Governor elect Osbert E. Potter were honoured yesterday at a reception at Myett’s in Cane Garden Bay hosted by the Friends of Mapp-Potter in the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Seen as a short man in stature, Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline is said to have a very big job to do as the new Peebles Hospital officially opens.
By Alred C. Frett
Some say I brag too much about things I accomplished while others say I do not take enough credit – Whoever is right or wrong I see my Mission as simply to deliver Truth which we all have found to not be delivered or to be willfully distorted by others for their own benefit or agenda… For too long we have suffered in Silence and our Children will not survive if this continues.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – South Africa and Dale Steyn, in particular, blew away the West Indies on the fourth day, Saturday December 20, 2014, of the first Test in South Africa, to win by an Innings and 220 runs.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kenyetta Boynes was today December 19, 2014 remanded to prison when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards to answer to the charge of unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon, ammunition and unlawful possession of 16.8 grams of a controlled drug.
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – The Boxing Day races to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay on December 26, 2014 promise to be the event to close the year with a bang as a number of new horses make their debut and with quite a few of them coming up from neighbouring United States Virgin Islands to compete.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio show host Edmund G. Maduro has denounced what he said were plans to raise fees at the Peebles Hospital and believes that like Cuba, provision of healthcare and medical services in the Virgin Islands should be absolutely free.
By: Cathy O. O. Richards
He had made a career in the music industry and today at the still youthful age of 31 years our Young Professional for the Week Mr Alton A. Bertie is musical director, keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, studio engineer, producer and most recently the sample technician for the international soca artist in Trinidad and Tobago Shurwayne Winchester.
WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – After being dormant for some 14 years the Mrs British Virgin Islands Lifestyle Challenge has returned with a bang and has seen Virgin Gorda mother of six children, Shevon A. Findlay being crowned the winner to take on the challenge for the next year.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) Long Jump Gold Medal winner, Virgin Islander Chantel Malone will be honoured today, Friday December 19, 2014, with a Motorcade and also a Ceremony of recognition for her achievement at the Administration Complex.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Cruise Pier work site has experienced yet another mishap which is likely to cause further delays to the multimillion dollar project already behind schedule. This time, it was a collision between two barges which took place today December 18, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In his efforts to reform the Immigration Department, new acting Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Mr Ian B. Penn said that it is vital that the Department becomes a place people would not shy away from and that his Officers make a good first impression on customers, given the important role it plays in tourism.
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative for the Third District Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) in a message to the Territory for the Christmas said that there is a lot to be thankful for as the Virgin Islands have been and continue to be blessed by the Almighty.
By Dickson Igwe
2014 has come to an end. What does 2015 promise? The following is a continuing series of articles on the importance of national vision to the Virgin Islands. 2015 promises to be a politically charged year, leading to a General Election in early 2016. Political vision will be viewed as vital for the future of the territory by this Old Boy Columnist.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “In the coming weeks Cabinet will decide and we will announce the contractor selected to construct the new Nurse Iris O’Neal medical facility in Virgin Gorda (VG) and work will begin early in the new year,” said Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton yesterday December 17, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “At some later date Mr O’Neal [Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9)] if you agree, we can name the facility after [Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith],” suggested Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie W. Skelton as he said that would be fitting for the 40 years attachment of Premier Smith to the Health Care main facility.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Excitement for Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2015, is on a high following the announcement on Wednesday December 17, 2014, that South African cricket hero, Jacques H. Kallis has been confirmed to join the draft list for next year’s tournament.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Today is not for criticizing because we see the facility is finished but all the furniture and all the other few things are not yet in place and today we can give a reminder to all those who have not yet found it possible to assist in some way or the other,” said Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O'Neal OBE (R9).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) said that it has been three long years since the signing of a contract for the installation of guard rails on roads in the Ninth District and to date they have not been installed.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It would not be until the crack of the New Year 2015 that the two Virgin Gorda men Jevon Demming and Sherman Williams will know how long they would be behind bars having been found guilty of attempted murder and one thing the Crown asked the Judge to consider is the injury to Mr Neil St. Rose’s scrotum area.
BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Sylon S. Forbes was one of three inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsum Ghut who testified as to the benefits derived from their participation in the recently concluded rehabilitation programmes.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CIBC First Caribbean International Bank has instituted a service charge of $5.00 for every cheque that they cash once that person does not have an account at that bank and the Government is said to be investigating this.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It came as a surprise to many as to who did not participate in the Budget Debate on December 15, 2014 during the Second Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Second House of Assembly as Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith presented his 2015 $311 million budget to the House of Assembly.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Fifth District Honourable Dolores Christopher yesterday December 15, 2014 during the budget debates said that the Bi-Water deal signed under the previous Virgin Islands Party administration is worse than the Batehill deal and that the company is holding the country hostage.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We are very excited to continue our relationship with Craig A. Lake [and] Follow the Movement... he just seems to bring some exciting talent and basically removed the veil of mystery as a foreign Territory to us in the States and shows that there is real viable talent down there that can compete here in the States,” Mr Kelly G. Griffin told reporters.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several passengers who were allegedly stranded in Antigua on December 13, 2014 are currently seeking legal advice as they said enough is enough with LIAT not displaying any sense of compassion for their passengers much less children.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) debunked rumours which said that he was leaving the National Democratic Party (NDP) for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and said that Premier Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith could rest easy when he travels as he as acting Premier in Dr Smith’s absence “is going nowhere.”
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