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October 15th, 2018
Mapp Administration and AFT to resume negotiations Friday

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI: The Mapp administration will be back at the bargaining table on Friday with the American Federation of Teachers’ local chapters, Governor Kenneth Mapp made known during a press conference held in a conference room at WICO Monday.

October 15th, 2018
Domestic violence stats startling - Top CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The Commissioner of Police (CoP) Michael B. Matthews is startled at the revelation that there has been little reduction in reported violent matters this year as it equally matches that for the same period of 2017.

October 14th, 2018
Inter Caribbean Airline lands on flat tire

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Air traffic at the Terrence B. Lettome International Airport on Beef Island came to a halt today Sunday October 14, 2018, around 3:30 PM when a DHC-6 Twin Otter landed.

October 14th, 2018
Youth Olympic 2018: John disqualified from Men’s 400m run

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: It was in rainy and extremely cold weather conditions that Virgin Island’s (VI) Malik John made his opening debut in Stage 1, heat 2, lane 6 of the Men’s 400m running a time of 53.33 seconds.

October 15th, 2018
Nagico book drive thrills school children

It was a moment of much excitement and appreciation when children and teachers of Smart Mart Tutorial Academy & Kiddy’s Nook were presented with a number of story books, compliments of staff of Nagico Insurances BVI, on October 12, 2018.

October 14th, 2018
Jr. Bayside Blazers advanced to championship game; Battle between Young Starz & High Speed

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI: History was made yesterday October 13, 2018, where for the first time in the Hon Julian Fraser, Save the Seed National Basketball League, both a senior and junior team with the same name, owners and management will play in both Division Championship.

October 13th, 2018
UPDATE: VI weather woes continue, flash flood watch in effect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A new flash flood watch is being issued by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) following inclement weather across the Virgin Islands (VI) over the past 24 hours.

October 15th, 2018
Quarterly incorporations reach 3-year high

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - New company incorporation figures in the international business and finance centre of the Virgin Islands (VI) have reached a three-year high, further demonstrating the Territory’s resilience and ability to overcome adversity.

October 14th, 2018
FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann dies, aged 51

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Patrick Baumann, the Secretary General of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics at age 51.

October 13th, 2018
Anegada Airport closed due to non-working fire truck

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI: Word reaching our newsroom is that from yesterday October 12, 2018, the Captain Auguste George Airport on the sister island of Anegada has been closed.

October 13th, 2018
Poor weather forces closure of Port Purcell Cargo Facility

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: As unstable weather conditions persist across the Virgin Islands (VI), the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) has taken the decision to close its Purcell Cargo Facility today, October 13, 2018, due to the inclement weather.

October 12th, 2018
Unstable VI weather to persist over weekend - DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being cautioned by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), of possible showers and isolated thunderstorms affecting portions of the islands during the overnight and early morning hours.

October 12th, 2018
Hon Vanterpool in hot seat, Opposition questions RDA Plan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Opposition leader, Honourable Andrew. A. Fahie (R1) has expressed concerns in relations to the Recovery and Development Plan, which was brought before the House of the Assembly (HoA) during its October 11, 2018 sitting.

October 12th, 2018
Polls: Gov Mapp & Albert Bryan in dead heat

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI: A new poll conducted by VI Tech Stack, a firm venerable in the polling business, in conjunction with the University of the Virgin Islands shows Governor Kenneth Mapp in a dead heat with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Albert Byran.

October 13th, 2018
Caribbean Politicians: Akierra Mary Deanne Missick of Turks and Caicos Islands

Thomas C. Famous

Over the last summer, I have had the privilege and honour to represent Bermuda during the 43rd annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference held in Cayman Islands June 16th-23rd.

October 12th, 2018
UPDATE: ESHS closed for Friday, Authorities cite weather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: VINO has been updated with new information that due to the continued forecast of inclement weather, schedule classes for Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Elmore Stoutt High School has been called off for both the Junior and Senior school.

October 12th, 2018
Hon Vanterpool running in next elections?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It is still unclear whether Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) will be contesting the upcoming general elections.

October 13th, 2018
The Economics of Climate Change - Part 1

By Dickson C. Igwe

Anyone who understates the climate change threat is living in ‘Wonderland.’ Hurricanes IRMA and MARIA, and the September 2017 floods brought the climate change reality to the British Virgin Islands, in a very ‘’ rude awakening.’’

October 11th, 2018
A tale of corruption; the Myron Walwyn ESHS wall- Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - By now the political class and other interest groups would have had sight of a Special Report commissioned by a former Governor into a small wall built by the Co-Leader of Government business and Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

October 12th, 2018
Colette Delaney appointed Chair of the FirstCaribbean Comtrust Foundation

In its 16 year history, CIBC FirstCaribbean, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation, has donated more than $20M US to worthy causes in the Caribbean.

October 11th, 2018
Irma Diaries shared with students for ‘Reading is Fun’ week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Irma Diaries’ Author, Angela Burnett-Penn, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, shared the memoirs, with students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) and the Willard Wheatley Primary School, as part of the ‘Reading is Fun’ week of activities.

October 11th, 2018
VG reduces dependency on landfills through recycling efforts

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The Department of Waste Management (DWM) has announced the revitalizing of the recycling programme in Virgin Gorda, in an effort to reduce the Territory’s dependency on landfill disposal.

October 11th, 2018
Mercer gets 191 months jail for cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Gerald W. Mercer, 42, was sentenced on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, to 191 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

October 10th, 2018
Public Servants observe “Wacky Wednesday”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: In celebrating Public Service Week 2018, Public Servants from across the Virgin Islands (VI) dressed for “Wacky Day” on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, while at the same time having fun in their working environment.

October 12th, 2018
Hon Pickering is acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), is acting Premier.

October 11th, 2018
Virgin Islander vs Citizenship

By Donald E. de Castro

It is time that those politicians whose only interest is getting re-elected—and their supporters—to stop their rhetoric and be honest and straight forward to everyone.

October 10th, 2018
Championship senior games scheduled for October 19, 2018 start

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – ‘Splash Brothers’ will not be the 2017/2018 Championship team in the Honourable Julian Fraser, Save the Seed National Basketball League.

October 10th, 2018
Corruption? ‘Contractors paid in full, without completion of Wall works’- Auditor General

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a bombshell Special Report, Auditor General of the Virgin Islands (VI) Ms Sonia M. Webster, has detailed, mismanagement of funds, un-vetted contractors and no value for money in a $1.6M wall built by Co-Leader of Government and Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

October 10th, 2018
HoA Showdown: Fahie Vs Walwyn over Human Rights Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The rant of “born here” and “not from here” took its place in the highest forum of the legislature on October 9, 2018, The House of Assembly (HoA), with preverbal punches hurled across the aisle via prominent house members.

October 9th, 2018
Youth Olympic 2018: Games off to massive start, VI athletes shine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina is off to a massive start following the opening ceremony on the evening of Saturday, October 6th 2018 at the Obelisco de Buenos Aires.

October 9th, 2018
HoA continues today Tuesday October 9, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Island’s (VI) Legislature is currently in session as it continues the meeting of the fourth session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA).

October 10th, 2018
Dr. Albert L. Thompkins appointed Employee Assistance Counsellor

Former Assistant Cabinet Secretary Dr Albert L. Thompkins has been appointed as the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Counselor.

October 9th, 2018
30 shots fired @ St Thomas car, injuring woman & 14-year-old

VI CONSORTIUM

SANTA MARIA, St Thomas, USVI — Two incidents in St Thomas on Monday, October 8, 2018, left three victims — all female — injured with multiple gunshot wounds, VIPD Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium early Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

October 9th, 2018
“Teamwork” key to moving Territory forward – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Members of the public service received praises for their commitment to territory building which led to the recovery of the Virgin Islands after the devastating natural disasters of 2017.

October 9th, 2018
Religious leaders get clarion call to speak out against Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Religious leaders in the Virgin Islands (VI) are being called on, to speak out against the divisive politics being employed by co leader of government business in the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

October 9th, 2018
Virgin Gorda showdown in College Classic Series finale

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - In a time of 12 minutes and 12.07 seconds, high schooler Mekhi Walters of the O'Neal House of the Bregado Flax Educational Center's Secondary Division, stood out as he crossed the line first during the second race of the Virgin Gorda leg of the Mourant, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Classic Series on Saturday October 6, 2018.

October 9th, 2018
Tons of metal and derelicts leave VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tons of scrap metal and derelict vehicles collected are being barged out of the Virgin Islands (VI), according to a Press Release issued today, October 8, 2018, by the Government Information Service (GIS).

October 8th, 2018
Police investigating scooter accident, 1 seriously injured

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI: Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding a scooter accident that occurred last Friday, October 5, 2018, in the area of Manuel Reef, on the main island of Tortola.

October 8th, 2018
Girl, 7, hospitalised following Road Town accident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A 7-year-old girl is now hospitalised after a serious accident on the James Walter Francis Dual Carriageway sometime after 16:00hrs/4:00pm on Monday, October 8, 2018.

October 8th, 2018
Local contractors being ‘pushed out’ by Flow/CWC - Hugh P. Erickson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local contractors with years of experience who used to be employed by Cable & Wireless are speaking out against their treatment.



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