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August 19th, 2017
Virgin Gorda's Mystics are 2017 Federation League Champions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A new senior team has been crowned in the BVI Basketball Federation annual League played at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town on the main island of Tortola.

August 19th, 2017
The Resurrection of Jim Crow

Dickson Igwe

President Donald J. Trump’s dog whistles to Nazis and white nationalists is symptomatic of America’s longest lasting national evil: racism.

August 18th, 2017
Mariah Christian eyeing faster times after athletic academy in USA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Emerging Fellow recipient and distance runner, Mariah Christian, has been hard at work this summer honing her raw skills at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA.

August 18th, 2017
TS Harvey poses no threat to territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Tropical Storm Harvey will affect other Caribbean countries, however, the Virgin Islands can breathe a sigh of relief as Tropical Storm Harvey will pass to the south of the territory during the next 24 hours.

August 18th, 2017
After booted from HoA new Gov Jaspert to be sworn in August 22, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party was adamant that the new senior civil servant in the United Kingdom Foreign Service, who has been appointed as the new colonial Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), will not be invited to the House of Assembly (HoA) to be sworn in.

August 18th, 2017
Taxi drivers continue to feel ‘shafted’ over cancelled cruise ships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "What will be different on the 29th and 30th August than the 15th and 16th of August," a question several taxi drivers are seeking answer for as it relates to the Premier's recent decision to cancel two cruise ship calls to the territory.

August 18th, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Javan E. Hodge

By Renee C. Williams

The love for cooking sparked when he began helping his mother to prepare meals at home for family and friends; however, our young professional turned that interest into a career that leaves his customers very satisfied and happy.

August 17th, 2017
Unbeaten VI thrash Montserrat in U15 CONCACAF C/ship

FLORIDA, USA - The Virgin Islands (UK) U15 boys team rounded out group play at the CONCACAF Championship on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at the IMG Academy, Florida with an emphatic 8-2 win over Montserrat.

August 17th, 2017
Judith Vanterpool named new VP of HLSCC

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the One Mart Supermarket, Chief Executive Officer of the BizComEd Consultant Inc., and workforce specialist Mrs Judith Vanterpool has been named Vice President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

August 17th, 2017
'Flood damaged goods on shelves will be pulled'- Yolanda Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the recent flood, retailers have been selling items that were damaged as a result of the impact of the flood. However, the Department of Environmental Health Division announced yesterday August 16, 2017 that they will be conducting spot checks on supermarkets and restaurants to ensure food safety.

August 17th, 2017
Gov’t blasted after family loses home & business in Baughers Bay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mr Z. Marcus Butler says he is a victim of failed promises of present and past governments whose negligence almost cost him the lives of his children but did claim the property he once called home and a business that brought him money for sustenance.

August 17th, 2017
3 vehicles involved in early morning accident on Hope Hill

HOPE HILL, Tortola, VI- With inclement weather already making it an overcast morning, the day probably got gloomier for persons involved in an accident on Hope Hill, on the main island of Tortola, today, August 17, 2017.

August 16th, 2017
UPDATE: Federation championship game postponed due to weather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom from officials of the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) is that the one game scheduled for this evening August 16, 2017 between Virgin Gorda’s Mystics and Tortola’s Legs at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex has been postponed.

August 16th, 2017
‘Saying we can’t go independent is weakness’ – Radio show caller’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On the heels of a senior pastor in the Virgin Islands describing the VI as a grown child that wouldn’t leave his mother’s home, a caller to a recent local radio show said the notion that the territory can’t go independent is a sign of “weakness.”

August 16th, 2017
More bad weather expected today into the weekend

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Based on the forecasts from the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced that there is the strong possibility that the Virgin Islands will experience rainfall and thunderstorms, beginning form today Wednesday August 16, 2017, extending into the weekend.

August 16th, 2017
‘Tumbleweed is good at disguising itself’ – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Where there is the absence of worthy leadership, unworthy persons will lead. Where there is the absence of worthy leadership, unworthy leadership will arise.”

August 16th, 2017
‘Where is the emancipation in VI Festival?’ - Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The saying "A people that forgets its past is destined to repeat it" is one that Bishop John I. Cline fears will be the reality for the next generation of people because the territory continues to fail in education or bring to memory the story of our forefathers and mothers.

August 16th, 2017
VI rout TCI 7-3 in CONCACAF U15 Championship

FLORIDA, USA – The Virgin Islands (UK) U15 boys football team routed Turks and Caicos, 7-3, on Tuesday August 15, 2017 as the CONCACAF U15 Championship continued at the IMG Academy in Florida, USA.

August 16th, 2017
Auditor General Phil Sharman reports for duty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly appointed Auditor General of the Virgin Islands, Mr Phil Sharman, reported to work on Monday, August 14, 2017.

August 16th, 2017
Female USVI national guard recruits passed around like ‘property’- Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- After reading the findings of a yearlong investigation conducted by the National Guard Bureau on the behaviour of some at the [US] Virgin Islands National Guard, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, during a Tuesday August 15, 2017 press conference at Government House eviscerated the perpetrators who the report found had preyed on young women, referring to them as “predators.”

August 15th, 2017
Public schools forced to remain closed for 2 more weeks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the recent flash floods due to a tropical wave not sparing even the schools, students will now have an extra two weeks at home.

August 15th, 2017
American teen who suffered kidney failure gets wish to visit VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Fourteen year old Paige M. Grossman’s wish came through when the US based Make A Wish Foundation granted her desire to have an adventure in the Virgin Islands.

August 15th, 2017
Vehicle slams into fence in Sea Cows Bay

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The circumstances surrounding the accident are not clear but two vehicles collided in the area of Hannah’s in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola around 1:00 PM today, August 15, 2017.

August 15th, 2017
Artistes paid for 2017 to perform @ fundraising event - Trefor A. Grant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands have been given a heads-up for a big international jam that is to compensate for the cancelled festival activities of East End and Carrot Bay on Tortola.

August 15th, 2017
VI like a 'grown man' who wouldn't leave mother's house- Dr Melvin A. Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the Virgin Islands Heritage Committee, Reverend Dr Melvin A. Turnbull, during the Emancipation Service at the Sunday Morning Well on August 6, 2017, told those in attendance that he has been calling for the Virgin Islands to start charting its own course towards independence.

August 14th, 2017
Tarik & Tico remanded to prison for breaching curfew

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Roberto ‘Tico’ Harrigan and Tarik Aaron were remanded to prison when they appeared in the Magistrate's Court on August 10 and 11, 2017 respectively after they were found guilty of breaching conditions of their bail.

August 14th, 2017
'I am ready for a debate on Biwater'- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Arguing that the Biwater deal was far superior to the BVI Airways deal, former Permanent Secretary Julian Willock is prepared to back up his stance against those who think otherwise as well as those National Democratic Party (NDP) supporters who are suddenly blind sighted following the controversial BVI Airways agreement, which continues to look like a waste of tax payers monies.

August 14th, 2017
2 dead following shootings on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Two men were confirmed dead by the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Sunday night, August 13, 2017 following two separate shooting incidents on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

August 14th, 2017
Hon Fraser League will be tougher with gold rings @ stake- Shamoii A. Dagou

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With gold rings at stake this year in the 5th Annual Hon Julian Fraser Save The Seed National Basketball League, inspirational player of Splash Brothers, Shamoii A. Dagou, believes the competition will be a lot tougher but said his team is ready to defend its title and become the first to win back to back championships.

August 14th, 2017
What about health risks?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While all focus seems to be on getting the island of Tortola clean and back to normal, there are lingering worries about the possibility of outbreaks in illnesses especially due to the presence of heavy dust and breeding of mosquitoes.

August 14th, 2017
VI is No.1 tourism destination in Caribbean- US News & World Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 2017-2018 US News and World Report Best Vacation rankings recently announced the Virgin Islands as number one on their list of best places to visit in the Caribbean.

August 13th, 2017
Over 23 families in Huntums Ghut & Purcell devastated by floods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some 23 families within the areas of Purcell Estate and Huntums Ghut were badly affected by the August 7, 2017 flash floods and are in dire need of assistance.

August 13th, 2017
The Premier & the Broom! Social media gone wild!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was yesterday Saturday August 12, 2017 while the Rotary Clubs in the Virgin Islands had a clean-up in Road Town, the Capital City, that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was on the ground helping.

August 13th, 2017
Bolt injured in final race of career

LONDON, United Kingdom - Usain St Leo Bolt was ramping into warp speed when suddenly, stunningly, the sprint turned into a somersault.

August 13th, 2017
‘We are now being blocked from making money’- Taxi driver

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Residents and those in the taxi and livery industry have expressed mixed reaction to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith's (AL) decision to cancel two cruise ship calls previously scheduled for this week.

August 12th, 2017
Another tropical wave approaching as VI reels from flash floods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Territory still reeling from a tropical wave on August 7, 2017 that saw flash floods wreaking havoc especially on Tortola, another tropical wave is heading our way and is expected to impact the Virgin Islands around Monday, August 14, 2017.

August 12th, 2017
U15 National Boys team leaves for CONCACAF Championship

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Football Association (BVIFA) Under 15 Boys National team departed the Territory on Friday August 11, 2017, to compete in the CONCACAF Championship in Florida.

August 12th, 2017
Flooding was made worse by littering- Rotary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Starting very soon with the intention of going to at least the end of the Rotary year (June 2018), the Rotary family of the Virgin Islands will be embarking on a massive education campaign designed to change mind-sets and practices as they relate to cleanliness of one's home, surroundings and territory.

August 12th, 2017
Help from UK relief ship rejected by Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the recent Tropical Wave that inundated parts of Tortola, causing heavy losses and damages to property and infrastructure, many persons have been asking where is the RFA Mounts Bay, which was in the Territory recently.

August 12th, 2017
Malone 7th in Long Jump Final @ World Championships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even before making her first jump in the final of the Women’s Long Jump at London Olympic Stadium on August 11, 2017, Chantel E. Malone had already etched her name in the history books by becoming the first Virgin Islands athlete to make it to a senior IAAF World Championships final.

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