ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After an onslaught on the media over reports of Zika virus infections in the Virgin Islands by first term representative Hon Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has announced that there are now 18 reported cases of Zika infections here.
EAST END, Tortola, VI – The installation of the new artificial football pitch and stadium in the East End/Long Look area took a significant step forward on Friday September 23, 2016 with the announcement that the work will recommence on October 17, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull (R2) spared no bones in blasting health care providers and insurance companies guilty of abusing the National Health Insurance of the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Calling it a problem that was “personal,” Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA has slammed telecommunications company FLOW, saying it is offering shoddy service to the people and don’t seem to want to fix the issues, especially relating to internet service.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the National Democratic Party (NDP) won its first general election in 2003-2007 it was because it told the people that the then ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) was mismanaging the people’s money.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After already forwarding some $5M to defunct airline BVI Airways, the people of the Virgin Islands are now learning that BVI Airways still owes the government of the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member and First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie lambasted Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn for introducing the Grade 12 Programme prematurely and sitting in Cabinet and watched as millions were approved for various projects while education got nothing.
Akeil A. Howell’s dad would have been proud of his son as he is today honouring him by continuing his legacy.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Triathlon Federation is introducing the 2016 Aquathon Championships, a three event series, which will see the first National Aquathon champions crowned.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Michelle E. Hargrove, founder of Restoration Weekend, will be sponsoring a deserving woman from the Virgin Islands (British) to attend a one-of-a-kind event, Restoration Weekend.
This Old Boy has been thinking deeply of recent. He has been grappling with the meaning of this thing called life. What is the point of it all? We are here today and gone tomorrow. Yet, here we are living like we will exist forever. It is like we have all been conned into a robotic way of life driven by materialism.
BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands today September 22, 2016 is that a Haitian prisoner housed at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut, on the main Island of Tortola, reportedly attempted suicide.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The failure by the National Democratic Party (NDP) government to pass the long awaited Freedom of Information Bill has seen it come under heavy criticism from prominent members of the public, the media, as well as talk show hosts.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Imagine having a nice king-sized bed and unable to sleep on it, a comfortable house with all its amenities but unable to use them as you wish. This is allegedly the state of affairs of one of the territory’s most prominent farmers, Ms Moviene F. Fahie.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host Julio ‘Sam’ Henry has accused the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of being a sleeping government or one with a serious case of not caring.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many persons were not convinced it was a good deal after the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith and his Tourist Board Chairman Russell Harrigan, announced a US$7M bailout of the defunct BVI Airways.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- — Abdul Robinson, 39, of St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), pleaded guilty on Tuesday September 20, 2016 in federal court on St Croix to providing contraband in prison and conflict of interest charges, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The talk of the territory of the Virgin Islands taking on the status of independence has been the hallmark of discussion in many sections of society; however, member of the Inner Bar Mr Gerard St. C. Farara QC suggests constitutional advancement not independence.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -The 2016 BVICA 2016 Corporate Cricket League begins on Thursday September 22, 2016 with Police playing BCQS/Antartica at 6:30 P.M. and RTW facing Omega Caribbean at 8:15 P.M. on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in Road Town.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Defending Champions Islanders FC and Sugar Boys both recorded wins when the 2016/17 National League kicked off in fine style on Sunday September 18, 2016 on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Noted for being fearless and candid in expressing her views and concerns, Senior Magistrate Ms Tamia N. Richards used the special sitting of the supreme court to mark the opening of the 2016-17 Law Year of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court today September 20, 2016 to challenge the new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ms Kim Hollis QC to lead from the front and also blast the former DPP.
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – After staging a massive search that went late into the night looking for missing elderly woman Mrs Doris Dawson-Hedrington without results, residents of Carrot Bay and other concerned persons were brought relief and joy this morning when the woman was found.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man who said Jesus is his lawyer repented for being involved in a public fight and changed his initial not guilty plea to guilty when he appeared in court on Friday September 16, 2016.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a murder on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in October 2015, was sentenced on Monday September 19, 2016 to 20 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Michael C. Dunston, the local Department of Justice has announced.
CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI- A 16-18 age group basketball team from the Virgin Islands put in an impressive performance en route to winning their division at the 2016 Allen D. Burke Foundation Basketball Tournament on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) at the weekend.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversy and questions persist over a wall constructed by the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn weeks before the 2015 general elections, costing tax payers over US$1M.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- We’ve all heard the saying, Tortola has no night life. However, when the Deh Pon Vibes show on JTV Channel 55 begged to defer and decided to promote the local hot spots at the Tortola Pier Park, never did they anticipate that they would be halted in their tracks.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Despite high expectation and confidence ahead of the races on Sunday September 18, 2016 at Clinton E. Phipps Track in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), the results were way below expectations.
JOSIAH’S BAY, Tortola, VI- One of the owners of Surf School BVI, Mr Alex Dick-Read located in Josiah’s Bay has sought to clear the air on the recent article by this news site regarding claims by some residents of Josiah’s Bay that they had been suffering unfair competition with expatriates in the surfing business.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards felt convicted not to have the criminal matter of fire officer Avery Malone recorded against his name, a decision she made on Friday September 16, 2016 as she passed judgement on the 28-year-old.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp welcomed Virgin Islands Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and the VI delegation to St Thomas, USVI for a full day of cultural exchange on Saturday September 17, 2016.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Road racing athletes Reuben J. A. Stoby and Rosmond Johnson began the defence of their College Classic Series titles with victories when the 21st edition of the series kicked off on Saturday September 17, 2016 with some 262 runners taking part.
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