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May 27th, 2015
‘9th District also neglected by NDP’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Leader of the Opposition and former Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) said in the same manner the National Democratic Party (NDP) neglected the needs of the First, Second and Third Districts, they neglected the needs of the Ninth District also.

May 27th, 2015
Popcaan pleases crowd @ Mardi Gras Fest 2015

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The idea of having a Mardi Gras Fest as a substitute for the now defunct annual Music Fest in Cane Garden Bay seemed a brilliant one as many persons turned up for the inaugural event that was headlined with the performance of Jamaican dancehall sensation Popcaan, who was a hit with the crowd.

May 27th, 2015
'NHI will be a burden on the average person' – Dr Rawle R. Hannibal

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Yet another candidate in the national elections of the Virgin Islands (VI) has taken the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme to task and admonishes residents to take a second look at the policy since it is likely to have a serious strain on their pockets.

May 27th, 2015
‘NDP will always serve their business interests first’ – Dr Karl Dawson

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Territorial At Large candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Dr Karl Dawson said the National Democratic Party remains a party of a particular interest – business and economics – which will be served no matter what the party says to the contrary.

May 27th, 2015
NDP accuses VIP of disrespecting youth & inciting violence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior members of the National Democratic Party (NDP), during a campaign meeting at the Bandstand in Road Town on May 26, 2015 unleashed furious allegations against some member/s of the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidates for allegedly bashing a young man and, in another instance, allegedly inciting violence and criminal activities against government officials.

May 27th, 2015
‘I have been listening to the people of the 2nd’ – Rajah A. Smith

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party's candidate for the Second District, Rajah A. Smith, said that despite his age, he is ready and has the passion to serve the people of the district. He also said that over the past weeks he has been listening to the people and as such he can further understand what their needs are.

May 27th, 2015
Kitason blows send Cavaliers out of LIME Superfast League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A spell of three wickets for nine runs in eight balls by Grenada’s medium pacer Frances Kitason sent the Cavaliers spiralling to defeat on Sunday May 24, 2015 as they looked to chase down the 251 runs required for victory and to stay alive in the LIME Superfast Twenty/20 League.

May 26th, 2015
Local fishermen’s rights being violated @ North Sound- Rosan-Bunbury

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The challenges facing local fishermen, from reportedly being denied access to fishing grounds to inadequate market, were recently highlighted by Virgin Islands Party (VIP) At-Large candidate Mrs Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury who said the agriculture and fishing industries have much potential for economic development.

May 26th, 2015
Alberto Rosa De La Rosa stabbed by fellow inmate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Alberto Rosa De La Rosa aka ‘Pi Yoyo’, an inmate of Her Majesty's Prison, was taken to Peebles Hospital earlier today, May 26, 2015 after he was reportedly stabbed by a fellow inmate in the prison compound at Balsum Ghut.

May 26th, 2015
BVI Exquisite Boat show 2015 lacked local support – Meslyn M. Allan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When organisers of the BVI Exquisite Boat Show made the decision to have the event staged in a more central and easily accessible location, they were anticipating a much better turn out of patrons. But according to one of the Coordinators, Ms Meslyn M. Allan, this was not so.

May 26th, 2015
Public officers afraid to be seen with 'Opposition persons' – Irene F. Penn-O’Neal

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – At Large candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Irene F. Penn O’Neal said public officers have become so victimised and intimidated that they are afraid to have a simple conversation with any political person not associated with the sitting National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

May 26th, 2015
Bishop Cline questions Dr Karl Dawson’s ability as a politician

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Never a shy one to let his views on any issue or topic be publicly known even if highly controversial, senior pastor of the New Life Baptist Church John I. Cline said while he has no problem with ‘Ministers of the Gospel’ running for political office, he is not sure whether everyone is cut out for the job.

May 26th, 2015
‘No consultation for beach dev. project’ @ Fat Hogs Bay– residents

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI – Residents of Fat Hogs Bay (FHB) are peeved about a project which is about to start in the Seventh District which they have already written off as an election gimmick and which they said has and will cause them extreme hardship, affecting their businesses and livelihood.

May 26th, 2015
‘I possess the same qualities as R.T. O’Neal’ – ‘All Out’ Sprauve

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Ninth District Elton L. Sprauve aka ‘All Out’ assured residents of Virgin Gorda that he possesses the same leadership qualities of outgoing Ninth District Representative Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE and therefore will provide the same leadership that Hon O’Neal provided for his forty years in elected office.

May 26th, 2015
'VIP is not hungry for power' – Sharie B. de Castro

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “Contrary to the current government, the VIP is not hungry for power; instead we understand that our people in the BVI are hungry for change. Real change requires a new type of government – A Virgin Islands Party government,” explained young Territorial At Large candidate Sharie B. de Castro.

May 26th, 2015
Herbert leads VI athletes' stellar performances

ROAD TOWN, Tortola,VI – Khari Herbert’s lifetime best in the 400m led a whole slew of stellar performances by VI Athletes, who were showcasing their talents at various meets across the Region over the past weekend.

May 25th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘Engine malfunction caused powerboat fire’ – Nick Willis

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Owner of Leverick Bay and coordinator of the Leverick Bay Poker Run, Nick Willis said the boat that caught fire off Beef Island yesterday May 24, 2015 had reportedly suffered an engine malfunction that resulted in the blaze.

May 25th, 2015
Dozens celebrate CONCACAF Women’s Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Dozens of females gathered on Greenland Playfield on Saturday May 23, 2015, to participate in the inaugural CONCACAF Women’s Football Day hosted by the BVI Football Association (BVIFA).

May 25th, 2015
UPDATE: VG residents on massive search for John Emmanuel

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – It is day five and relatives of John Emmanuel, 66, have not had a comfortable night’s rest knowing he is somewhere out there.

May 25th, 2015
The modern politicians Hons Fraser & Walwyn, Teleprompter & App!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the 2015 political season winds down, with about two weeks left of campaigning and the public having to be bombarded by radio, online and tv commercials and the speeches from the rostrums, two politicians have stepped up the campaigning to a new level.

May 25th, 2015
Man shot in leg

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information reaching this news site from our Team of Reporters across the Virgin Islands is that a man was rushed to Peebles Hospital with a suspected gunshot injury yesterday, May 24, 2015.

May 26th, 2015
What boycott? – Failure to read is failure to lead

By AC Frett

Reading is Fundamental:

Emancipation took place a long time ago but our People would still rather spend a lifetime listening to the Lies of others than spend a minute reading and researching Truth for themselves… We look at the written word and tell ourselves it’s too much to read so while Missionaries ceased to exist the lessons they taught our Ancestors are still being used to handicap our Children and Grandchildren.

May 25th, 2015
‘NDP practicing bold face corruption’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and incumbent candidate for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said a vote for the National Democratic Party is a vote for the continuation of their alleged bold faced corruption.

May 25th, 2015
Digicel (BVI) presents cheque for Hon Fraser Save the Seed B/Ball League rings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Bayside Blazers will soon be sporting their championship rings for winning the 2014 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League as Digicel (BVI) Ltd has come through to its promise of sponsoring the ‘blings’.

May 25th, 2015
UPDATE: Al & Vondi take Poker Run’s 1st prize 2nd time in a row

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – When Alcinder Baa aka Al and Von Alphonso aka Vondi entered the Leverick Bay Poker Run this year they had one thing on their mind, taking home some big dollars. Their lucky star did shine on them as for the second year in a row the duo claimed the 1st prize of $8,000.

May 24th, 2015
VIP had governed in 'patch & go fashion' – Hon Delores Christopher

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – In the midst of laying out her plans and speaking about her “accomplishments” in the Fifth District, Honourable Delores Christopher described the governance of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) while in power as ‘patch and go fashion’

May 24th, 2015
CIL to host health expo & day of testing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) will on May 30, 2015 host a health exposition and day of testing in collaboration with local and overseas medical institutions and agencies during which it is expected that a wide range of testing and medical services will be available to the public.

May 24th, 2015
'NDP fresh out of ideas; resorts to name calling' - Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and incumbent candidate for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said the National Democratic Party (NDP) is fresh out of ideas and has opted to make him their target for name calling and denigration in this election campaign.

May 24th, 2015
Smit overcomes Torture to win in East End

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justin Smit rode to an easy victory, last weekend, in the BVI Mountain Bike Club’s “East End Torture” in a time of 58.30, a 2-lap course around the East End area with a featured eastern climb of the prison road culminating in a crux just outside Her Majesty’s Prison.

May 23rd, 2015
Biwater disappointed over Hon Vanterpool's comments on plant

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Project Director of Biwater BVI, Richard F. Smith said he was heart-broken at comments made by Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool that the Biwater plant at Paraquita Bay had encountered difficulties but not explain what had really occurred at the plant since the Works Ministry and Water and Sewerage Department were informed of the problem encountered and that it was quickly rectified.

May 23rd, 2015
‘Victimisation fears kept people in’ – Dion M. Jennings

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – Independent candidate for the Sixth District Dion M. Jennings blamed the ongoing culture of victimisation for the low numbers at his public meeting held last night May 22, 2015 at the Belle Vue junction.

May 23rd, 2015
Nomination Day should end @ noon – Juliette Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After evaluating and tabulating the nomination day process of yesterday May 22, 2015 Supervisor of Elections Mrs Juliette Penn recommended that nominating of candidates for general elections be closed at noon in future.

May 23rd, 2015
BVIFA Executives to attend FIFA Election

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the British Virgin Islands Football Association Executives, President Andy Bickerton, Vice President, Aubrey Liburd and Asst. Secretary- Operations, Avenell Morton, will be departing the Territory on Sunday 24th May, 2015, to attend the FIFA Congress in Zurich.

May 22nd, 2015
UPDATE: 42 nominated; record 12 women!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 42 candidates have been nominated for the 2015 General Election with 26 for District seats and 16 for Territorial At Large. 43 candidates were nominated for the 2011 General Election.

May 22nd, 2015
17 for ‘Who’s next’ 1st elimination this weekend

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In keeping true to his promise of supporting local talent in the Virgin Islands (VI), BET’s Kelly ‘Kelly G’ Griffin will be here for the Top 7@7 who’s next elimination round this weekend.

May 22nd, 2015
‘I am ready!’- ‘Roxie’ Romney declares

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Assuring that she has learnt much from her father the late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Fourth District JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney declared that she is ready to step up to the challenge and become the next Representative.

May 22nd, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Gregory A. Levons Snr

By Cathy O. O. Richards

This week we feature a young man who accurately describes himself as a calm, cool and collective guy. His passion for giving back to his community is one to admire. His dream for his country is one of prosperity whereby he would like to see it not only prosper but prosper in the right way where development is controlled in such a way that the natural beauty of the island he hails from and resides on remains.

May 22nd, 2015
‘I am proud to have rich white friends’- Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The Stickett area was filled to capacity last night May 21, 2015 as it was the occasion of the campaign launch of Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering who, while outlining some of the areas of development for his district, stood up to his critics.

May 22nd, 2015
‘Let’s have a woman represent the 4th District’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE said there are many issues to be looked after in the city of Road Town on the main island of Tortola and he is sure that under the guidance of JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney those issues will be attended too.

May 22nd, 2015
VI U-13 footballers off to St Maarten for Coupe de la Com!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Football Association Under 13 Boys team has departed the territory to participate in the Coupe de la Com, hosted by French St Maarten from May 22 to May 24, 2015.

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