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October 21st, 2014
UPDATE: Vehicle in Pasea accident was hit from the back - driver

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The driver who was taken to Peebles Hospital following Friday night’s October 17, 2014 accident at Pasea, Tortola told this news site that his vehicle was hit from behind and as a result he lost control.

October 20th, 2014
National database of buried infrastructure needed – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the Speak Your Mind television show Richard Courtney De Castro believes that there should be a national database accessible by Government departments so that there could be coordination when it comes to digging up the road to bury cables and carry out other tasks on public infrastructure.

October 20th, 2014
BVICS’ 2nd Run/Walk for a Cure draws mammoth support again

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There was a mammoth turnout for the BVI Cancer Society’s (BVICS) second annual Run/Walk for a Cure held on Saturday October 18, 2014.

October 20th, 2014
Bayside Blazers, Ruff House & Da 3rd smashed opponents in 1st round sweep!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - If it’s basketball in the Virgin Islands then the action is only one place, the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball 2014 League.

October 19th, 2014
Car catches afire with tourists on Anegada

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – Four tourists allegedly narrowly escaped being injured when the rental vehicle they were in caught fire sometime between 11:00 pm and midnight last night October 18, 2014.

October 19th, 2014
UPDATE: Police ID suspect in Anegada shooting incident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police said that following reports of a firearm being discharged on Anegada on October 17, 2014, as was first reported on this news site, Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have attended the scene and, as a result of information received, have identified a suspect.

October 18th, 2014
UMi Paints Funky Friday Pink

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The fashion central of the Virgin Islands, UMi fashion, took it to the maximum when their usual Funky Friday turned into ‘A Pink Walk For Cancer’ yesterday October 17, 2014.

October 18th, 2014
EMCS Caribbean makes it possible for EAPS to go racing!

HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI – The Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS) will be going all out for the win at the Soap Box Derby on Sunday October 19, 2014 as it makes its final preparations to race.

October 18th, 2014
Leroy Unstoppable on Beef Island Reverse

BEEF ISLAND, VI – Philippe Leroy put the disappointment of last weekend’s Jason Bally Memorial Road Race quickly behind him as the man dubbed “French Toast” cruised to victory in the latest stop of the Jeep Mountain Bike Series on Beef Island.

October 17th, 2014
‘Speaking your mind a waste of time!’ – Talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the Speak Your Mind television talk show last Saturday October 11, 2014 believes it is a waste of time to speak out in the Territory because of the lack of action on Government’s part with regards to complaints by the public and the perceived unfairness of the justice system.

October 17th, 2014
Acceptance, Celebration, Reward & Inspiration equal success

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a day set aside for young women of the Virgin Islands (VI) school system to be inspired and motivated by those who were once their age and judging from their response and participation they were indeed motivated.

October 17th, 2014
Is Ag. CIO Guy Hill being forced out?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There continues to be whispers inside the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration about the future of the Acting Chief Immigration Officer Guy Hill.

October 17th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kimberly A. Herbert

By Nikolai J. Earle

Our Young Professional this week Kimberly A. Herbert comes across as intelligent, determined yet humble and approachable as she seeks to elevate herself higher along the path to becoming one of the best qualified social workers in the Territory.

October 17th, 2014
'Victimization rampant in Prison!' – Inmate Shanoviah Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Without a prepared speech Shanoviah Thomas gave the harsh reality of prison life for a woman which also included her blasting prison officers for being the biggest culprits for stripping them of their human rights and heavily victimizing inmates without just cause.

October 17th, 2014
Alleged threat to shoot & pelting land Carlos Gumbs in Prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Allegedly becoming engaged when told, “You are crazy” by the owner of Myett’s Restaurant Mr Kareem Rhymer landed Carlos Gumbs in trouble with the law and behind bars as he did not have sufficient means to post bail as was offered by the court.

October 17th, 2014
Oliver & Bryson record C/ship Titles in Puerto Rico

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last weekend, two members of the Tortola Sports Club Elite Tennis Programme, Paul Oliver and Justine Bryson, both came home with their Age Group Championship Titles from a Tournament held in Puerto Rico.

October 16th, 2014
STO Enterprise Ltd. sponsors Althea Scatliffe Primary’s soap box car

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – STO Enterprise Ltd. is sponsoring the race car that the Althea Scatliffe Primary School is entering into the soap box derby which takes place at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College on Sunday October 19, 2014.

October 16th, 2014
Rotary RT puts 2015 Nissan car up for raffle

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI – Tomorrow’s event (October 17, 2014) in the parking lot beside One Stop Mall the Rotary Club of Road Town (RT) in collaboration with their platinum sponsors of which Delta Petroleum is the main will be unveiling what they dub the club’s biggest promotion for the year.

October 16th, 2014
Craig L. Stoddard’s conviction quashed – Att. Anthony L. Johnson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After being convicted in 2010 and sentenced to five years in prison, in the justice system’s record at present Mr Craig L. Stoddard’s file has been wiped cleaned after the Appeal Court during the most recent sitting found that he was wrongfully implicated in a 2007 robbery.

October 16th, 2014
UPDATE: Ailing Health Minister Skelton back in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has returned to Tortola yesterday evening October 15, 2014 after being released a few days ago from a hospital in Florida, USA.

October 16th, 2014
VI ports Ebola watch on – Govt responds to residents’ concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following public outcries which were brought to the fore by this news site calling on the Health Care sectors of the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) to take proactive measures against the possibility of the dreaded Ebola disease slipping into the Territory, a response was made public yesterday October 15, 2014.

October 18th, 2014
National visions and national development plans

By Dickson Igwe

A national vision is a grand idea. It is a panorama of the national mindset. It is a picture in the heart of the citizen and resident, of El Dorado, the land of milk and honey. And the national vision is often best expressed in art, poetry, song, dance, and colorful prose.

October 16th, 2014
Dreams Night Club to officially launch Oct. 24

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI – The establishment formally known as Club Diplomat is to be relaunched on October 24, 2014 after some refurbishment and rebranding and is expected to offer a sophisticated atmosphere for the elegant mature patron.

October 16th, 2014
'Playoffs promise great excitement!' - Hon Julian Fraser RA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola VI- Now that Hurricane Gonzalo has dissipated the next big item of excitement for Virgin Islanders is the playoffs in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League and Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said it will be a weekend of great excitement for the fans.

October 15th, 2014
CITCO donates to BVI Cancer Society

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Financial services firm CITCO today October 15, 2014 held an event called ‘Paint CITCO Pink’ to mark Cancer Awareness Month and as part of the event the company made a donation of an undisclosed amount to the BVI Cancer Society.

October 15th, 2014
Malcolm Maduro stands own defence in assault trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two tour ferry operators went head to head this morning October 15, 2014 in the Magistrate’s Court forcing Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo to interject numerous times in order to keep the trial in line.

October 15th, 2014
Who will be the next Att Gen? Will Locals be overlooked?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the days count down for the ending of the Virgin Islands’ Attorney General Dr the Honourable Christopher P. Malcolm’s contract, the search is on for his replacement.

October 15th, 2014
‘Cans, bottles should be returnable for cash’ – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television Talk Show Host Richard Courtney De Castro believes that there should be incentive programmes to encourage people to recover recyclable items such as bottles and cans with a view to help address the waste disposal problems in the Territory.

October 15th, 2014
Tattooing & piercing a growing concern to employers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Professionals often times associate body art with criminal activity or psychiatric disturbance, based in part on some early descriptive studies some are still trying to make that case.

October 15th, 2014
Denzil Wheatley & Samuel Harris in jail again

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acceding to bail applications by their respective Attorneys at Law in the High Court during the previous assizes, the Judge had granted bail to two men, Denzil Wheatley and Samuel Harris pending their trial which is now scheduled for November 17, 2014.

October 15th, 2014
Crumpler takes 10th in NACAC 10K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leading local long distance runner Katrina Crumpler placed 10th in the women’s division of the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Petit Bourg 10km road race in Guadeloupe on Saturday October 10, 2014.

October 14th, 2014
2-time British Olympian conducting swimming course here

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - A British swimming expert and Olympic medalist is offering a swimming course through the BVI Swimming Foundation to teachers of the sport with a view to improving their skills and techniques and making them better in passing instructions to their young charges.

October 14th, 2014
Intl Anti-bullying song out! Kamau A. Georges adds Caribbean flavour

LOS ANGELES, California, USA – Virgin Islands artist Mr Kamau A. Georges has linked his voice and talent to the ‘I'm good’ anti-bullying campaign promotional song which is now a hit on the airwaves produced for the campaign called ‘Band together project’.

October 14th, 2014
UPDATE: VI Govt. gives ‘all clear’ on Hurricane Gonzalo

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As Gonzalo veers north avoiding the Virgin Islands, the hurricane warning for the Territory has been discontinued and a tropical storm warning is now in effect, say personnel from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), who also confirmed that normal services are resuming throughout the Territory.

October 14th, 2014
Eleanor King beat her lover’s woman on Valentine’s night

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Eleanor King appeared not to have been the 2014 Valentine’s night pick of her partner Mr Elroy Barnwell and found him in bed with the mother of his child she allegedly took matters into her own hands and dealt the woman Sherona Martin several blows in the early morning hours of February 15, 2014.

October 14th, 2014
‘Devices not a substitute for reading’ – Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The annual feature that sees all the Rotary Clubs in the Territory coming together as a family unit took place yesterday October 13, 2014 as they presented some 500 dictionaries to students of the main Islands of the Territory.

October 14th, 2014
Wins for Kinkead & Farley in Ceres 10K

TRELLIS BAY, Tortola, VI - Repeating their success from the Beef Island 10k earlier in the road racing season, Julius Farley and tender teenager Tallulah Kinkead led a fast field on Saturday October 11, 2014, in the Ceres Juices 10K Series tour stop at Trellis Bay.

October 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Kavarne Richards remanded for Cornel M. Francis’ murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kavarne Richards, 28, has been remanded to prison today October 13, 2014 after he appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo following his arrest in relation to the murder of Cornel Melbourne Francis which occurred on May 9, 2013 at Long Look Sticket.

October 13th, 2014
Dr Karl Dawson blasts Govt for poor financing of HLSCC

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) led government continues to be blasted for its poor approach in funding tertiary education in the Virgin Islands and President and Chief Executive Officer of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Dr. Karl Dawson had no fear in speaking out regarding the poor manner in which the college has been funded.

October 13th, 2014
‘What about Ebola readiness for VI?’ - Residents

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The Ministry of Health and Social Development continues to come in for severe criticism as residents in some sections of the Territory expressed their opinion to say that the Administration continues to be reactive as opposed to pro-active.

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