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January 16th, 2017
$323M budget presented; Disappointing says Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) presented a $323M budget in the House of Assembly today, January 16, 2017.

January 16th, 2017
UPDATE: Taxi driver in Slaney accident critical

SLANEY, Tortola, VI – The driver of the taxi mini bus involved in the collision at Slaney, on the main island of Tortola, yesterday January 15, 2017 is in critical condition.

January 16th, 2017
Driver miraculously escapes injury in accident West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- A driver miraculously escaped without a scratch even though his vehicle was nearly mangled in an accident near the West End Police Station, on the main island of Tortola, moments ago, January 16, 2017.

January 16th, 2017
BVI Platinum News sued for Libel by Attorney David A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom and subsequently documents obtained, confirm that BVI Platinum News, doing business as Platinum Investors Limited, has been successfully sued for Libel by a local Attorney.

January 16th, 2017
Hon Walwyn accused of undue political interference in Horse Owners' election

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The ever controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), is making negative headlines again.

January 16th, 2017
Chinese cannot be allowed to compete unfairly with locals- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the weekly programme, Umoja, Cromwell Smith on ZBVI 780 AM, spoke out on just what he thinks of the territory entering trade deals with the Chinese, saying the territory can trade tourism and financial services while the Chinese trade goods; however, they cannot be allowed to come to set up manufacturing plants or to compete unfairly with locals.

January 16th, 2017
UPDATE: Canadian Wilson F. Reading, 18, victim in Bubbly Pool tragedy

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI- Our newsroom is able to confirm that the young man who was reportedly crushed to death after a boulder fell on his head yesterday January 15, 2017 in the area of the popular Bubbly Pool on the sister island of Jost Van Dyke has been identified.

January 16th, 2017
High cost of living forcing women to remain in abusive relationships- FSN Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of the Family Support Network Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds says society should not judge and come to conclusions when the organisation assists women who are rocking fancy hairdos and nails.

January 15th, 2017
Smith & Edwin perfect from free throw line

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Both Leslee J. Smith and Dion J. Edwin went perfect from the free throw line, but only Smith’s Bristol Flyers came away with a win in weekend Basketball action for Virgin Islands’ ballers abroad.

January 15th, 2017
‘Supa Cop’ rescues woman from mentally ill attacker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police Officer Glenn ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood was in the right place at the right time over the weekend, possibly saving a woman from severe injury or death at the hands of a man believed to be of unsound mind.

January 14th, 2017
VI hooks popular US sports fishing network

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Two 35-minute long series each airing for a period of four weeks on over nine major networks in the USA, featuring veteran and star sports fisherman Jimmy Houston and Co-Star Misty E. Wells, to viewership of over 500 million across the globe, is what the Virgin Islands will receive following a three-day filming of "Let’s take it outside", with Jimmy Houston Legends Network in January 2016.

January 14th, 2017
Anegada community centre closes; Sr citizens’ programme suffers

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The results of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration leaving the country broke continue to be felt from Anegada to Jost van Dyke and in almost every community of the Virgin Islands.

January 14th, 2017
Gumbs qualifies for World Youth C/ships with new National Record

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The highlight of a cold and blustery night at the 2nd BVI Athletic Association’s Development Meet on Friday January 13, 2017, at the A.O. Shirley Ground was the new National Record set by DJimon Gumbs.

January 14th, 2017
USVI Police hunting man that kidnapped & assaulted girlfriend

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers are on the hunt for a man police say kidnapped his girlfriend, carried her to three different locations and assaulted her with a tan tan tree stick, according VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte, who revealed the incident via press release on Friday, January 13, 2017.

January 13th, 2017
Chinese Tender unearthed! Cost of Airport Project could double by completion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was at the Third Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly on December 19, 2016 when Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) was grilling the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on the Airport Runway Extension Project.

January 13th, 2017
‘You can’t come into community with heavy hand’- Cromwell Smith to Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has suggested that in order for the police to regain the trust and assistance of the community in fighting crime, they should take a “social worker” approach and not go into communities with “a heavy hand.”

January 13th, 2017
Two injured as SUV flips @ Sea Cows Bay

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Two persons have been taken to Peebles Hospital, reportedly with injuries, after a vehicle they were in became involved in an accident and turned turtle at Sea Cows Bay on the main island of Tortola.

January 13th, 2017
Address Sugar Mill beach access issue to prevent ‘unwarranted outcomes’- Hon Fahie

WEST END, Tortola, VI- First District Representative and Opposition Member Hon Andrew A. Fahie has urged the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) to immediately address the contentious issue of access to the beach near the Sugar Mill Hotel in Apple Bay on the West End of Tortola, Virgin Islands.

January 14th, 2017
Build a wide & sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’

Dickson Igwe

For the working and middle Class, [British] Virgin Islands traveler, with a US Visa, or US Citizenship, there is no substitute to the air travel mini hub, Cyril E King International Airport, Charlotte Amalie.

January 13th, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Stacey Bartley

Our young professional this week is one who has a character of perseverance and believes in having an open mind. Both have helped to define her career path.

January 13th, 2017
VI not as ‘safe anymore’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A case for a comprehensive and enhanced strategy for policing has been made.

January 13th, 2017
BVIAA to host 2nd Development Meet tonight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Athletics Association (BVIAA) will hold its first development meet of the year, today, Friday January 13, 2017 at the A.O. Shirley Grounds starting at 5:30 P.M.

January 12th, 2017
First TEDx conference for VI in March

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – For the first time in the Virgin Islands (VI), one hundred of the territory's most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together for a day of networking and dialogue around the theme ‘Throwing out the Box’.

January 12th, 2017
Airport Project 10 times worse than Biwater- Radio show host

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “All I have to say, this is another Biwater,” said a caller to the Open Mic live television programme hosted by Julio S. Henry, who responded, “Listen, this is ten times worse than Biwater.”

January 12th, 2017
USVI police seeking public's assistance in finding man accused of kidnapping

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a man accused of kidnapping someone. Though police did not clarify who the suspect had kidnapped, the case has been categorised as a domestic violence situation.

January 12th, 2017
Hon Fahie asks whether Premier had authority to fire Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A pledge to “strongly lobby” for the passing of a few critical legislations to ensure good governance, the clear definition of each member of the House of Assembly’s power and privileges as stated by the law and not opinion, as well as public forums to be held by Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, are some of the plans for 2017 by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

January 12th, 2017
Dr Smith is not 'wearing the pants' – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local businessman and talk show host Julio S. ‘Sam’ Henry came out with a barrage of hard hitting punches to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), bluntly telling him that his Health Minister Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) ran the finances of the territory better than him.

January 12th, 2017
Edwin’s 18 fails to stop Huskies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deon J. Edwin and the Kent State University men's basketball team (9-7, 1-2 MAC) dropped an overtime game at home against the Northern Illinois Huskies (10-6, 2-1 MAC) on Tuesday January 11, 2017, 74-70.

January 12th, 2017
Fmr USVI Senate candidate imprisoned for embezzlement

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge Denise Francois has sentenced 2012 Senate candidate Riise Richards to a one-year prison term for embezzling public funds when she worked as the director of the Planning and Research Division in the Virgin Islands Police Department, the VI Department of Justice announced this morning, January 12, 2017.

January 11th, 2017
B’More to release ‘racial unity’ music video

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Powerful, impactful and timely are some of the words that local celebrity McKenzie K. Baltimore Jr, also known as B’MORE, has used to describe his soon to be released music video for his latest song entitled: What the world needs.

January 11th, 2017
'I am opposed to British direct rule on the VI'- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The often candid but thoughtful Julian Willock, the former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works and now Chairman of the Board of Advance Marketing and Professional Services, a political consulting and marketing company, has again lent his voice to some topical issues affecting the Virgin Islands.

January 11th, 2017
Suicide committed on Norwegian Escape ship docked in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A Norwegian Escape ship docked in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Monday January 9, 2017 was the site of a suicide incident, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced today, January 11, 2017.

January 11th, 2017
Another local family allegedly ordered off beach

WEST END, Tortola, VI – A Manager of Sugar Mill Hotel & Restaurant in Little Apple Bay, on the Western End of Tortola, is accused of attempting to force a family off the beach there but was met with strong resistance, which almost turned violent.

January 11th, 2017
Persons hold on to jobs for long time due to lack of options- Kharid T. Fraser

ROAD TOW, Tortola, VI- Former Accountant General and wife of Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), Mrs Kharid T. Fraser has pointed out to the job scarcity in the territory as one of the reasons why persons hold on to positions for a very long time.

January 11th, 2017
Action resumes in School Football

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Schools Football has climbed back into the spotlight as the BDO Primary and BVIFA High School Leagues are both back in full action for 2017, with Cedar International School U12’s especially carrying on where they left off in 2016.

January 10th, 2017
Police will continue to suffer under Governor - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With gun crime seemingly on the rise in the Virgin Islands, Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) does not believe the police would be able to adequately deal with the scourge once the police remains the responsibility of the Governor.

January 11th, 2017
SSB inks Agreement for First Time Home Owners Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Social Security Board on Thursday January 5, 2017 signed an agreement with the team of James Todman Construction and Larry Adams Construction Companies (JTC/LAC) to facilitate the design and building of 43 residential units at Joe’s Hill, in the Road Town Section of Tortola.

January 10th, 2017
Premier Smith doubles down; hosts Chinese Ambassador to UK

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many critics for years have claimed that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith is sleeping, a weak leader, soft and only does as he is told, it appears that lately he is becoming more and more assertive.

January 10th, 2017
Exclusive: Letter emerges! John I. Cline confirms being sacked!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was this news site that was first and as usual accurate to break the story last evening January 9, 2017 that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) had demanded the resignation of Chairman of the BVI Heath Services Authority Board (BVIHSA) John I. Cline.

January 10th, 2017
One killing is too much - Sharie B. Y. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the shooting death of local businessman Frankie J. Fahie marking the territory's first homicide for 2017, political candidate in the 2015 general elections and businesswoman Sharie B. Y. de Castro has seized the initiative to speak out against crime in the Virgin Islands.

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