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March 29th, 2015
VI cricket banks on Scotiabank to provide balls!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Cricket Association (BVICA) recently announced that Scotiabank has joined the local cricket family with sponsorship of the cricket balls currently being used during the LIME Super Fast League Twenty 20.

March 29th, 2015
Sistah Joyce holds her own @ BVI Spring Fest

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Jamaican ‘singjay’ reggae artist Ghost and Antigua's soca veteran Onyan, in addition to local diva Sistah Joyce, gave the crowd their money’s worth, each with a stellar performance on Friday night March 27, 2015 into Saturday morning March 28, 2015.

March 29th, 2015
Bayside Blazers, Kingz rule men’s K&J 3 on 3 B’ball

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bayside Blazers had a day to remember yesterday March 28, 2015 when its two teams participating in the K&J 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament turned back their challengers and are likely to be facing each other today March 29, 2015 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex.

March 29th, 2015
S & D Security gets Best Booth award @ Buy BVI Trade Show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the management of S&D Security and Alarm Systems took a decision at the 9th hour to participate in the Buy BVI Trade show held from March 21-22, 2015 it was not expecting any award of any sort.

March 28th, 2015
After being forced out by NDP, Carnival is back!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has announced that Carnival Cruise Line has indicated its willingness to resume business again in the Virgin Islands as government has been in frequent dialogue with them and it was observed that there were miscommunications in the past.

March 28th, 2015
VI on US 'money laundering' list- Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands features on the latest United States’ Department of State International Narcotic Control Strategy Report: Vol 2 – ‘Money Laundering and Financial Crimes’, which alleged that there are significant money laundering risks due to the exploitation of the territory’s financial services and lack of mandatory filing of ownership information.

March 28th, 2015
Zero tolerance for bad behaviour @ K&J 3 on 3 B/ball

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The first annual K & J 3 on 3 Basketball competition opened today March 28, 2015 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town and immediately games got underway in what is planned to be a two day affair featuring a number of teams in various age categories. The organisers have insisted on a zero tolerance policy for bad behaviour.

March 28th, 2015
Man allegedly shipped drugs to VI in ‘dummy’ Stereo set

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Le'Shaughn Smith, 23, a resident of the East End Community, was placed on $80k bail with signed surety after being held by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on a charge of importation of a controlled drug.

March 27th, 2015
Jury fails to reach decision in ‘Tiger’ murder trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The team of jurors in the murder trial of Allen ‘Tiger’ Hodge has failed to come up with a unanimous verdict or an acceptable majority vote in the High Court of the Virgin Islands.

March 27th, 2015
Kenyetta Boynes sentenced to 6 years, 7 months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kenyetta Boynes was this afternoon March 27, 2015 sentenced to a total of six years, seven months for gun, ammunition and narcotics charges when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court.

March 27th, 2015
‘New hospital, cruise pier need BVIEC Phase 5’ – Ron R. Potter

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Board of Directors at the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Ron R. Potter said that without the Corporation’s Phase 5 Development Programme the territory cannot realise the promise of a new hospital, or capitalise on the benefits of the cruise pier and landside development.

March 27th, 2015
BVI to field women’s team in 2015 CBC C/Ships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Basketball Federation has announced it will be hosting the 2015 Senior Men’s and Women’s Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships for the second consecutive year.

March 27th, 2015
‎'Splurt' remanded for alleged machete attack on ex-girlfriend

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Gostain Holder aka ‘Splurt’ of Jost Van Dyke is accused of attacking his ex-lover and her new partner with a machete after making his way into the new couple's apartment.

March 28th, 2015
Green shoots & the feel good factor!

By Dickson Igwe

During a recession or a long period of economic stagnation, the "green shoots" of recovery are a sign of better times ahead. These green shoots begin with increased consumer spending. An increase in consumer demand points to rising consumer confidence. The Green Shoots Phenomenon starts with a general feeling of optimism.

March 27th, 2015
Shaina M. Smith to run with NDP in upcoming elections!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After months of discussions with this news site’s senior sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), Virgin Islands News Online- the official source for political coverage in the territory- can confirm that former People’s Patriotic Alliance (PPA) member Shaina M. Smith will be a candidate with the NDP for the upcoming general elections.

March 27th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Jaimez A. J. Stoutt

By Cathy O. O. Richards

While growing up, our Young Professional for this week Mr Jaimez A. J. Stoutt was just the typical boy who lived a life of not giving too much thought of the serious things that matter. One wouldn't be wrong to say he was just ‘care free’.

March 27th, 2015
Is it a bird or plane?! Flyboarding hits the VI!

LITTLE DIX BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- “Spectacular”, “cool”, “wow”, “amazing”, were just some of the one worded expressions from tourists and other persons when Blue Rush Water Sport and Jet Ski Rentals Inc. staged a Flyboarding exhibition in the waters of Little Dix Bay on Saturday March 21, 2015.

March 27th, 2015
BVI edged by Dominica in World Cup Qualifier

ROSEAU, Dominica- The BVI men’s national team went down 2-3 to Dominica on Thursday March 26, 2015 in the first leg of Round 1 of qualifying for the 2018 Football World Cup. They now face an uphill battle in the 2nd leg on Sunday March 29, 2015 at the same venue.

March 27th, 2015
‘We don’t have to produce everything’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) continues to make agriculture one of its biggest campaign issues and its President Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said people must move away from thinking that if they cannot produce all their food then it does not make sense producing any of it.

March 26th, 2015
20 swim coaches complete UK-certified training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some 20 swim coaches in the Virgin Islands have completed training and certification under the tutelage of two-time Olympian from the United Kingdom Brian Brinkley MBE. The course was done through the auspices of the BVI Swim Foundation.

March 26th, 2015
UPDATE: Fossi granted $200K bail; 'devastated'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola. VI - Embattled boat captain Stephen Fossi was granted bail in the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) when he appeared in the Magistrate's Court moment's ago, March 26, 2015 on the charge of two counts of manslaughter.

March 26th, 2015
Carlisle House are ESHS cheerleading champs!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Carlisle House of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) blew the competition out of the water, scoring 279 points to emerge champions in the first ever LIME Superfast Broadband Challenge cheerleading competition held at the Multi-purpose Sports Complex last evening March 25, 2015.

March 26th, 2015
'Doughmaker raring to go!'- Violet 'Letty' Hodge

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minus participation from the United States Virgin Islands, Ellis Thomas Downs Race Track will come alive on Sunday April 12, 2015 with a five-race card featuring some of the Tortola's top local horses.

March 26th, 2015
Leading by example? Newly paved road @ OneMart!

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Shoppers this week at OneMart Super Store can arrive and depart in comfort and style in the freshly paved driveway of the main parking lot at Port Purcell.

March 26th, 2015
'Ghost' on Tortola!

BEEF ISLAND, VI - International artiste 'Ghost', who along with Onyan is slated to turn up the steam in Cane Garden Bay this weekend, has arrived on island and has assured there will not be a dull moment for patrons of the stage show dubbed Old School on Friday March 27, 2015.

March 26th, 2015
Pettigrew lowers Women’s X-Tri Record

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The off-road Red Bull BVI X-Tri took place in Smuggler’s Cove and Belmont on Saturday March 21, 2015 and saw Carolina Pettigrew, after last competing in and winning this event 8 years ago, roaring back to win the ladies division and breaking the course record set by Kay Reddy last year.

March 25th, 2015
Melanie A. Amaro to ‘bring down the house tonight’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Island Police Force (RVIPF) Police Week activities step into high gear tonight, March 25, 2015 when the first ever X-Factor USA winner Melanie A. Amaro performs.

March 25th, 2015
UPDATE: Fossi charged with two counts of manslaughter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Stephen Fossi, the captain in the deadly boat accident off Virgin Gorda on January 24, 2015 has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and is to appear in the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, March 26, 2015.

March 25th, 2015
Ronaldo Hewlett to undergo drug rehab

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Son of Paul "On the Ball" Hewlett, Ronaldo Hewlett, is to join the Drug Rehabilitation Unit of Peebles Hospital on the recommendation of Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.

March 25th, 2015
Magistrate's Court staff & prisoners left behind in Tsunami drill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management today March 25, 2015 carried out its National Earthquake/Tsunami Simulation Exercise: Carib Wave/LANTEX 2015 to assess the readiness of the territory in the eventuality of such disasters happening.

March 25th, 2015
Esther N. Fraser new Horse Owners’ Assoc. PRO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the resignation of horse racing enthusiast Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson, a story first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online, the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association has appointed a new Public Relations Officer (PRO)- Ms Esther N. Fraser.

March 26th, 2015
2 charged, 2 arrested following search warrants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a joint operation by officers of the Special Investigations Team and the Intelligence Department, search warrants were carried on two premises in Nottingham Estate which resulted in two persons being charged and another two arrested.

March 25th, 2015
‘There was no lease to Earl Fraser’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has hit back at Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) for allegations made regarding the alleged leasing of land to Earl Fraser some years ago under the previous administration.

March 25th, 2015
EE family upset over NDP land grab

EAST END, Tortola, VI- An East End family has made it public that they are not pleased over the recent Motion that was moved in the House of Assembly for the compulsory acquisition of a family-owned piece of land for a sewerage pumping station opposite the East End Police Station.

March 25th, 2015
‘Prices will increase with minimum wage’ – talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into last evening’s Speak Out BVI radio talk show suggested that there needs to be a stronger Consumer Protection Agency if the minimum wage is ever adjusted upward or else businesses will raise their prices as well.

March 25th, 2015
‘We not soup drinkers’- EE fishermen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Construction of a fisherman’s dock in the East End community is underway after some 20 years in the making; however, not without criticisms.

March 25th, 2015
Redhead smashes double century in win over RTW

GREENLAND, East End, VI- Cricket action in the 2015 LIME Superfast 20/20 cricket action was another big hit on Sunday, March 22, 2015 as Derol Redhead and Grenada entered the BVI cricket book of records with an unbeaten 383 first wicket stand against Road Town Wholesale.

March 24th, 2015
‘Indigenous farmers being run over!’ – Lorie A. Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer said local farmers are being run over by persons selling imported produce far cheaper than local produce and that this situation must be corrected if agriculture in the territory is to go anywhere.

March 24th, 2015
deCastro sisters plan 'egg-citing' Easter camp for children!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Easter season on the heels and school being out for that celebratory time, founder of Write To Read Ms Sharie B. de Castro has teamed up with her fellow educator and twin sister Sharia de Castro to create a programme that is designed to have children gainfully occupied as their parents head off to work.

March 24th, 2015
VINO ‘plays the tape’ in response to Stephen R. Daniels

Statement by Advance Marketing & Professional Services on Attorney Stephen R. Daniels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola BVI- We smiled to ourselves when we noted on the pro-government online news site, BVI Platinum, that prominent Attorney at Law and Guyanese national Stephen R. Daniels claimed to have been misquoted by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) in a story we carried on Monday March 23, 2015.

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