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February 26th, 2015
Doughmaker vs St Moose highlights STT Race Card

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The Triple Crown may be dead and buried for another year, but the excitement is growing for the Races scheduled for the Clinton E. Phipps Track in St Thomas, USVI, on Sunday March 1, 2015, when no fewer than ten Tortola horses could be competing for nearly $45,000 in purse money.

February 25th, 2015
‘Hon Vanterpool must accept responsibility for water woes!’ - Hon Fraser

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has dismissed a statement by Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) in response to his radio show comments on the water situation as "childish tit for tat."

February 25th, 2015
‘Governor would be a fool not to appoint COI’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro last night February 24, 2015 renewed his call for Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE to be sent home for not convening a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the cruise pier project, insisting that he must do what the Public Accounts Committee recommends.

February 25th, 2015
Anegada fishermen not happy about proposed protected areas

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Residents and fishermen in particular in Anegada are claiming that Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) has been deliberately absenting himself from meeting with them when it comes to dealing with the issue of the Proposed Protected Area around the Island.

February 25th, 2015
Water woes hit VG & residents cry loudly

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – “Water is a commodity that people need every day. I can’t see why they haven’t renewed the contract. This is like another nail in the coffin for Virgin Gorda or what?” a concern expressed by a resident of Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda as the sister island has been hit with serious water woes over the past few weeks.

February 25th, 2015
‘Some Ministers’ answers were embarrassing’ – PEP’s Julia Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Member of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Ms Julia Christopher said she was embarrassed as a Virgin Islander to hear some of the answers that Government Ministers gave in the House of Assembly to questions by members of the Opposition on Tuesday February 17, 2015.

February 25th, 2015
Henry heaves new Records in Arizona

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander Eldred Henry, with one mammoth heave on Saturday February 21, 2015, demolished three records, at the Glendale Community College Invitational in Glendale, Arizona.

February 24th, 2015
UPDATE: Matthew D. Hazell charged with attempted murder/robbery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said that based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Major Crime detectives today February 24, 2015 have charged Matthew D. Hazell, 23, of Paraquita Bay with attempted murder and attempted robbery.

February 24th, 2015
Caribbean to play central role in ‘high profile’ EU activity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The flags that fly high at the Road Town roundabout signal the Virgin Islands’ (VI) readiness to host one of the most 'high profile' meetings of the European Union (EU) with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith sitting as the Co-Chairman for the set activities in the VI.

February 24th, 2015
Kesron Agard charged with a child sexual offence - RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police have nabbed yet another man accused of having sex with a girl under the age of 16 years as the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Social Development and other local bodies seek to curb the rising cases in the Virgin Islands.

February 24th, 2015
Under Hon. Walwyn Prison challenges getting worse - 2013 HMP Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the growing voices saying that the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has done nothing under his Ministry for three years, another of his portfolios is under fire for inaction.

February 24th, 2015
‘PEP ticket to be revealed at the right time’ – Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that the party will at the right time make an announcement with regards to who its candidates are for the upcoming elections.

February 24th, 2015
‘Agriculture Department wants to stifle us’ – Farmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Farmers continue to cry out for the opportunity to grow more food locally but say government is refusing to work with small farmers in a holistic way. “We need land for farming, we need marketplace to sell our produce,” said one farmer.

February 24th, 2015
Youth Triumphs in Blenheim Trust 5K opener

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Tarique “Tweety” Moses and Tallulah Kinkead were the respective men’s and women’s division winners during the kickoff off of the 2015 Blenheim Trust 5K Series, on Saturday February 21, 2015.

February 23rd, 2015
Cruise Ship ‘Costa Fortuna’ stuck in Tortola’s Road Harbour!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many persons might be admiring the view of a huge cruise ship in the Road Town Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands.

February 23rd, 2015
Jamal Freeman gets stern warning from HC Judge Nicole Byer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of the matters called in the High Court of the Virgin Islands on February 17, 2015 was an on-going matter of a case against a young man who is no stranger to the courts, Jamal Freeman and this time he received a stern warning from the Presiding Judge, Justice Nicole Byer.

February 23rd, 2015
‘Premier’s statement on HoA Q&A illiterate & ignorant!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro has strongly condemned a statement by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith which said that Opposition questions in the House of Assembly (HoA) must take a back seat to other Government matters.

February 23rd, 2015
NDP Administration moves to privatise the TB Lettsome Airport!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an unprecedented decision, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has moved to have a private company own the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

February 23rd, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: Wilbert A. Mason is no longer Peter Island Resort Mgr

PETER ISLAND, VI –Former General Manager of Peter Island Resort Mr Wilbert A. Mason has described his experiences living and working in the VI as ‘Phenomenal’ but said the territory needs to change to a service mindset.

February 23rd, 2015
‘Govt attempted to throw the public off’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said Government’s relegating of questions and answers to the end of the sitting is an attempt to throw the listening public off, which he said would be in the interest of the Government and not the people.

February 23rd, 2015
Victor brings Joy to ESHS Lady Rams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even before the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Boys had pulled off some remarkable victories at the Ivanna Eudora Kean Invitational Tournament, the ESHS Girls recorded their first ever win, since joining the St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic girls basketball league.

February 22nd, 2015
‘Jammerz’ Jama A. Rhymer dies in STT car accident

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - When the USVI band Jammerz made the trip to Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands (VI) to provide their usual heated musical party entertainment without one of their close members Jama A. Rhymer aka 'Hubba Bubba', they had no idea that they would be waking up this morning February 22, 2015 to news of his death.

February 22nd, 2015
Pilot whale found dead on Mosquito Island!

MANCHINEEL BAY, Mosquito Island, VI - Many onlookers, fishermen and the public in general were surprised to see a short-finned pilot whale dead at Manchineel Bay on Mosquito Island yesterday February 21, 2015.

February 22nd, 2015
UPDATE: ‘M.A.L.E. VG retreat a success’ – Mentor Kimberly M. George

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Mentor in the guidance and leadership programme Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E.) Ms Kimberly M. George told this news site that a retreat for boys that took place on Friday February 20, 2015 and Saturday February 21, 2015 on the sister Island of Virgin Gorda was very successful.

February 22nd, 2015
Local Author Ms Ayana S. Hull continues book distributions

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Local author and attorney at law Ayana S. Hull in continuing her effort to ensure that the Word of God is not forgotten in schools, teamed up with Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) and AValu Supermarket owned by Deon and Samonia Vanterpool, and travelled to the eastern end of the island to donate books to the students in grades 4, 5 and 6 of the Francis Lettsome Primary School.

February 22nd, 2015
ESHS Boys reach IEKHS Basketball Final

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Pulling off back to back shock victories, the Senior Boys team from Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) have reached the final of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School (IEKHS) Basketball Tournament, but are still awaiting their opponent for the Championship game, which will be streamed live, today, Sunday February 22, 2015.

February 21st, 2015
More bad grammar from Education Minister even on Facebook!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was this news site that first raised the alarm about the poor grammar, incorrect spellings, poor sentence structure and poor English that for the last three years have been coming from the Ministry of Education and Culture headed by Honourable Myron V. Walwyn.

February 21st, 2015
Hon O’Neal & fmr AG Dr Christopher P. Malcolm in nasty war of words!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Earlier this week a nasty war of words developed between the Virgin Islands former Attorney General Dr Christopher P. Malcolm, a Jamaican national, and the Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9).

February 21st, 2015
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort honours outstanding employees

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - “830 years of service we are celebrating here tonight, that’s amazing,” said Managing Director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort Edward Linsley on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at the occasion of an award ceremony for its outstanding employees. The company also boasts two employees who have been there for over 45 years.

February 21st, 2015
U15 Footballers to face stern CONCACAF challenge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Players from the BVIFA BDO and LIME School Leagues will have an extra incentive to perform well this season as the Federation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has announced plans for the second edition of the CONCACAF Boys’ Under-15 Championship, to be held in the Cayman Islands from August 9-23, 2015.

February 20th, 2015
2 rushed to Peebles Hospital following Beef Island crash

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Two persons have been rushed to Peebles Hospital this evening February 20, 2015 following yet another vehicular smash up on Beef Island in the vicinity of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

February 20th, 2015
Faye J. Reese-Charles tipped to be PEP’s 9th District candidate in 2015/16 elections!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - News just into our news room is that Virgin Gordian Faye J. Reese-Charles will be the People’s Empowerment Party’s (PEP) candidate to contest the seat in the Ninth District.

February 20th, 2015
Hon Fraser congratulates SKN’s PM Harris & Team Unity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has extended his heartfelt congratulations to Dr the Honourable Timothy S. Harris and Team Unity of St Kitts and Nevis (SKN) for their victory at the Monday February 16, 2015 general elections.

February 20th, 2015
More $$ for hospital & new YEC for Purcell

WICKHAM’S CAY, Tortola, VI - “The Rotary Club of Tortola’s Unwavering Commitment to Fight Poverty, Promote Youth Development and Improve Health Services.” This is one of the objectives that propelled the Club to stage yet another ‘Grand Affair’ and among the top priorities for funding are the construction of a state of the art Youth Empowerment Centre (YEC) and the completion of the equipping of the Neo-Natal unit at Peebles Hospital.

February 20th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Christine L. Stevens

By N. Johann Earle

Born and raised in the Virgin Islands, 24-year-old Christine Latoya Stevens, an aspiring businesswoman and social worker, is thankful for the strong bonds with family that have her what she is today.

February 20th, 2015
Boat spotted going under @ CSY Dock

BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI - In yet another boat incident our Team of Reporters have spotted a boat in a half sunken state moments ago today February 20, 2015 at the CSY dock at Baugher's Bay, Tortola.

February 20th, 2015
‘NDP must be changed next election by ballot not bullet’- Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Youth Leader and President of the ‘Ready Committee’ Rajah A. Smith has brushed aside the notion by some that if the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith is removed from office in the next general election due by February 2016 that it might affect the business community.

February 20th, 2015
JVD cop accused of preying on 14-year-old girl

EAST END, Jost van Dyke, VI – A mother is accusing a policeman of preying on her 14-year-old daughter on the sister Island of Jost van Dyke.

February 20th, 2015
Sailboat runs aground @ Prospect Reef

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – A sailboat yesterday February 19, 2015 ran aground on some rocks in the vicinity of Prospect Reef, Tortola.

February 20th, 2015
SCBBC Valentines Tournament resumes Today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rain may have curtailed the action until this Friday, February 20, 2015, but the Sea Cow’s Bay Basketball Club's (SCBBC) District 3, Inter District Valentines Tournament saw plenty of excitement as both Parson's Green Machine and Threlfall Red Rulers recorded victories last week.

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