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August 20th, 2019
RVIPF Officers give K9 Presentation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) gave a K-9 demonstration to children attending the Vacation Bible School at the New Testament Church of God, International Worship Center on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

August 20th, 2019
Unelected Governor fires back @ Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In damning allegations, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a Saturday, August 17, 2019 statement had accused United Kingdom (UK) officials in the Virgin Islands (VI) of deliberately failing to investigate the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, leaving the door open for UK imposed policies on the territory’s finances among other strategic plans to control the territory.

August 20th, 2019
Caricom planing legal action against European 'Big Boys'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the European Union (EU) continuing to set difficult policies on the Virgin Islands (VI) Financial Services sector, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says these pressures are not just on the VI alone, rather, the entire Caribbean and the Caricom region is looking for ways to fight back.

August 19th, 2019
Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott calls time on illustrious athletic career

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands most successful female sprinter Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott has hung up her spikes after a successful professional career that spanned well over a decade.

August 19th, 2019
Gov’t to clamp down on illegal use of Crown land

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said Government will be moving to have greater accountability of how Crown lands are used.

August 19th, 2019
‘UK deliberately failed to investigate NDP corruption’ – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Listing a host of financial mismanagement and alleged corruption under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in damning allegations, has accused United Kingdom (UK) officials in the Virgin Islands (VI) of deliberately failing to investigate the NDP Government, leaving the door open for UK imposed policies on the territory’s finances.

August 19th, 2019
Struiken blazes ‘Beef Island Summer Sizzle’ 10K course

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- The CERES 10K Series continued on Saturday August 17, 2019 with Race 2, dubbed the Beef Island Summer Sizzle, won by Clifton Struiken.

August 19th, 2019
‘We even importing tamarind now!’– Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Minister responsible for Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley aka 'Sowande Uhuru’ (R7) has said it is imperative to have commercial agriculture and fishing sectors in order to diversify the economy of the Virgin Islands due to the eminent negative impacts of Brexit on the territory, including on the financial services sector.

August 19th, 2019
For better or worst- The deal breaker

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

The NDP administration may never recover from the fatal blow delivered to them by the Virgin Islands’ electorate. The full-blown dissatisfaction of the territory was unreservedly expressed at the polls, and everyone including those who had no interest in local politics, ensured that the handsome gentlemen above will never be allowed to sit in the House of Assembly as government heads again.

August 18th, 2019
'$50K spent on Bunji Garlin is money gone' - Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As post-mortems on the just concluded 65th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival continue, a local musician and promoter has said past and present leaders of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) have struggled to understand that the Virgin Islands Festival is neither a carnival nor a music festival.

August 18th, 2019
Outrage as Miss Universe USVI winner has no ties to territory

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Six of the ten contestants who participated in the Miss Universe US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Sunday August 18, 2019 were women from outside the USVI, most with no known ties to the territory and some of whom had participated in other pageants just months prior.

August 19th, 2019
We must know our neighbours

Lorna M. George

The [British] Virgin Islands is a melting pot. There are people from other Caribbean islands, North and South America, Canada, United Kingdom, Indians from India, Guyanese Indians, Chinese, Philipines etc. It is imperative that we know our neighbours if we are to love, appreciate and understand each other with our different cultures, customs and religious beliefs.

August 18th, 2019
'Detoxify' after festivities & celebrations - Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – In a bid to propagate the importance of health and wellness, especially after the emancipation festivities in the Virgin Islands (VI), talk show personality Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka' has urged the VI to consider detoxifying.

August 18th, 2019
‘Jamaica’ whip ‘St Lucia’ 3-0 in 2019 Nation’s Cup final on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Jamaica are the champions of the BVI Football Association’s 2019 Nation’s Cup played on Virgin Gorda.

August 17th, 2019
'Big impression!' as VI shines @ CARIFESTA XIV

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, WI – “We going to make a big impression on Trinidad and the whole CARIFESTA,” were the words of Minister of Culture Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as part of the ‘BVI Strong’ delegation currently representing the Territory at the CARIFESTA XIV in Trinidad and Tobago.

August 17th, 2019
‘UK demands for loan guarantee far from reasonable’ - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First announced under the Dr D. Orlando Smith, National Democratic Party (NDP) government, the United Kingdom (UK) through a recovery and reconstruction package for the Virgin Islands (VI) had promised up to £300 million in loan guarantees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017.

August 17th, 2019
‘VIF&FC needs to put its own in spotlight’- Dirk L. Walters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The resounding call continues to bellow through all media forms for 'from here' entertainers to be given a fair share of the events spotlight especially during Emancipation festival celebrations in the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 17th, 2019
Gov. Bryan takes steps toward greater transparency

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - USVI Governor Albert Bryan Jr is moving toward openness in what his administration does on a day-to-day basis.

August 16th, 2019
PHOTO of the Day: VI delegation represents @ CARIFESTA XIV

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, WI - Associate Member state, the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has sent a 'BVI strong' delegation to represent the territory at CARIFESTA XIV kicking off today Friday August, 16, 2019 from 6:00 pm -10:00 pm at the Grand Market, Queen’s Park Savannah in Trinidad and Tobago.

August 16th, 2019
UPDATE: VG Airport reopens!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A mere four days after the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda was closed due to an issue with the lone fire tender, the airport has been reopened.

August 16th, 2019
Re-opened WE Police Station to house Immigration & Customs

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Nearly 2 years after the West End Police Station in the First District on Tortola was battered by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the facility was reopened, but with added functions.

August 16th, 2019
Dione M. Blyden #1 draft pick in Hon Fraser 2019 League

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, BVI – Talented national basketball player Dione M. Blyden emerged as the number one pick when the draft exercise for the 2019 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League took place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom.

August 16th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Madison S. Blyden

By Ron O. D'Avilar

At just 18-years-old, this young influencer has made it her life’s mission to empower women and girls to overcome adversities. “My aim is to help young women find a sense of belonging, self-worth and comfort while interacting with others who may be going through the same or similar experiences,” she said. This week we feature Young Professional Madison S. Blyden.

August 17th, 2019
Prevailing against economic imperialism

By Dickson C. Igwe

Countries that fail to economically optimize their own natural and domestic markets are doomed to an eternity of economic slavery

August 16th, 2019
Installation of traffic lights in Road Town underway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Mr Andrew L St Hilaire has said the restoration of the traffic lights in Road Town has begun.

August 16th, 2019
‘Fast track’ applications close today, Aug 16, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Applications for the Residency and or Belonger Status in the Virgin Islands (VI) through the Government’s ‘Fast Track’ initiative will close this afternoon, August 16, 2019.

August 16th, 2019
HireBVI to give out hundreds of bags with school supplies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- HireBVI is once again helping to ensure that as many children as possible are fully geared for school, with its annual Back to School Fun Day.

August 15th, 2019
'BVI Cable TV trying to mislead the public'- BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following public accusations by BVI Cable TV on August 14, 2019 that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has been consistently trying to prevent it from rebuilding its cable network infrastructure in the Virgin Islands, BVIEC has fired back.

August 15th, 2019
Premier's 1000 jobs initiative kicks off Wed, Aug 21, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First announced by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as part of a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) campaign promise on the road to the February 25, 2019, elections day in the Virgin Islands, the 1000 jobs in 1000 days initiative will officially kick off on August 21, 2109, at 10:00am at Central Administration Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

August 15th, 2019
VI receives UNDP Chief for high-level talks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Newly appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Barbados and the Organisation for Easter Caribbean States (OECS), Mr Magdy Martinez-Soliman received a warm welcome from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) for high-level talks on recovery and sustainable development during a UNDP visiting mission to the territory.

August 15th, 2019
Long Look man charged with Burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police have arrested and charged a 43-year-old male, Randy Butler of Long Look for Burglary.

August 15th, 2019
Foxy’s School of Music back in full ‘strum’

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- “We at Jost van Dyke, we are no fool, we know that a music school is a tool. I tell you I don’t give you no strife, but music can take the young people through life,” were the lyrics of Philiciano O. Callwood MBE aka ‘Foxy’ at the relaunch of his music school in Jost van Dyke on August 14, 2019.

August 15th, 2019
HLSCC welcomes over 200 students for fall orientation

Paraquita Bay, Tortola, VI - New students were greeted with branded giveaways yesterday at the HLSCC fall 2019 Orientation ceremony before attending several engaging and informative presentations made to the group by the HLSCC team.

August 15th, 2019
‘Back to the Sea’ Maritime Industry Training Programme launched

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The first phase of the “Back to the Sea” Maritime Industry Training Programme launched on August 14, 2019, was described by Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as a milestone in the journey to transform the Virgin Islands and a another step towards taking command of the territory’s destiny through the empowerment of its people.

August 14th, 2019
'More poverty in VI now than ever' - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, says the territory continues to settle for ‘second-best’ as a people with regards to local industries, and as such, getting short-changed in the offshore business sector.

August 14th, 2019
Prominent VIslander ‘The Bouncer’ has passed; Funeral Aug. 16, 2019

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Residents, taxi professionals and immediate family members are in mourning on the passing of popular businessman and taxi professional, Clinton E. Romney aka ‘The Bouncer’.

August 14th, 2019
BVI Cable TV accuses BVIEC of derailing restoration efforts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- BVI Cable TV has said it has been working diligently to rebuild its cable network infrastructure in the Virgin Islands despite “continuous opposition” from the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

August 14th, 2019
FIFA President commits to addressing 'eligibility rule' for national players

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The matter of players of the Virgin Islands national football team being barred from playing for the territory because they are not considered VIslanders , as required by current FIFA rules and regulations, was put to President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Giovanni V. Infantino aka 'Gianni' on his visit to the Virgin Islands on August 11, 2019.

August 14th, 2019
Massive back to school fiesta planned for Ninth District

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Hundreds are poised to benefit from what is hyped to be the largest back to school drive ever experienced by residents of Virgin Gorda, as government officials collaborate with corporate Virgin Islands (VI) and a number of private individuals.

August 14th, 2019
'Blog, but you also have to be responsible' - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While urging citizens to desist from negative behaviours in cyberspace, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that once the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 passes, Government will track down persons disseminating damaging and libellous content online.

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