ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator Douglas Wheatley urged Virgin Islanders not to take lightly their right to protest if they are dissatisfied with Government over any issue and that they should not be dissuaded from doing so for fear of bringing ruin to the Territory’s tourism and financial services sectors and he pointed to Hong Kong as an example.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This news site’s sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and the Ministry of Education and Culture have confirmed this morning to our news room that Acting Director of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports Patrick O. Harrigan has been asked to retire from the civil service.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Another case of the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has raised pointing fingers to his alleged high handed, micro-management style. This time it is in the arena of the sport of softball.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Fire continues to fly as many find the revelation of issues highlighted in the VI Festival and Fairs Committee report to be startling and in most cases Chairman of the Committee Mr Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden continues to get licks with accusations of not telling the truth.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mr. Craig A. Lake, President of Follow The Movement (FTM) and key sponsor Rotary Club of Road Town are very upbeat about the opportunity that will soon be afforded young women of the Fourth and Fifth Forms of Secondary Schools across the Territory as the ‘I am a Lady’ workshop programme is set to get going.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Curwin Andrews claimed his second win of the Virgin Gorda leg of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Highland Spring 2K Series on Saturday September 27, 2014, in a race that was run to raise funds for the BVI Cancer Society.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While Mr Earl D. Hodge is breathing a sigh of relief following a decision of the Appeal Court as it related to a preliminary appeal on his part as it relates to the North Carolina USA extradition, he and the others in the joint matter are still awaiting decision of Justice Vicki Ann Ellis.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District and Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher believes democracy in the Virgin Islands is being undermined and people are afraid to express their democratic right to speak or to be associated with any group of their choice.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) Ms Sharon Flax who was crushed by the recent report of the VI Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) which was laid in the House of Assembly on September 25, 2014 denounced some of the findings.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Anegada Lobster Festival Mr. Rhodni A. Skelton yesterday September 29, 2014 announced that there will be a friendlier outlook to the Auguste George International Airport on Anegada in time for the festival there.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, WI - Despite their dominance in both the Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) Three-Day and 50-Overs formats of the game against visiting Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda senior national cricket team’s head coach, Ridley Jacobs, said they must improve in some areas ahead of their next clash against Nevis starting October 11, 2014.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The hype and energy in the Save the Seed Energy Centre was positively charged by the five teams who showed up on Friday September 26, 2014 with an eagerness to Strike Out Illiteracy: National Bank of the Virgin Islands – NBVI Defenders, Harney’s Strikers, Tourist Board Bulldozers, Infinite Pin Snappers and Appleby Aces.
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “It’s important when these things come around that they be done not for political reasons but to help you reach your destiny because we live in a community where when you make a mistake these days they keep you seeing yourself where you are instead of where you are going,” said Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The reigning Calypso Monarch Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce has threatened to sue the pro government online news site BVI Platinum News if they do not remove her photo from an article published by the news site on September 28, 2014.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – A woman identified by Dominican Republic law enforcement agency as being a native of Tortola, Virgin Islands, Elizabeth F. Testamark-Venesia was arrested and charged in the Spanish speaking country after being nabbed at an airport there with heroin stashed in condoms in her vagina.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When it comes to the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee reports, they take no prisoners and in a candid way they tell it like they see it.
SEA COW'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Horse owners and jockeys are gearing up for the October 5, 2014 races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola with a number of horses from the Territory as well as some from the United States Virgin Islands slated for competition.
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI - Bayside Blazers last evening September 28, 2014 won by forfeiture at the Honourable Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League, its sixth win in the competition, after Pilipino threw in the towel by failing to appear for the game.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This news site has learnt that from Tuesday September 30, 2014, Kedrick E. Malone will no longer be the Director of the BVI London Office and is to be replaced by Deputy Director Benito Wheatley who is to assume the role of acting Director.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Dion Stephens who has been charged with the indictable offence of manslaughter which allegedly occurred on February 10, 2014 during a boat collision incident resulting in the death of Jose A. Titley, is headed for High Court (HC) trial.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Rotary Club of Tortola is expecting a ram jammed session come Thursday October 2 and Friday October 3, 2014 as they target close to 1,000 youths for their annual Youth Forum one that is expected to take a different spin than previous years.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The game of the night that saw a huge turnout was the last game of last evening September 27, 2014 between the high flying Da 3rd coached by Roy A. Garraway with big time draft pick Ray D. Victor and the veteran team Avengers coached by Rajah A. Smith with draft pick Travis A. Isaac.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Yet another controversial Festival and Fairs Committee Report has been laid on the Table of the House of Assembly.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – When Coordinator of Youth Employment Services (YES) Mr. Albert Wheatley came up with the idea of a Job Fair for youths of Virgin Gorda, neither he or the property owners had any idea that the rate of unemployment on the island was that extensive.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith on Thursday September 25, 2014 moved a motion to have the Legal Profession Act 2012 removed from the Order Paper and the House of Assembly (HoA) approved the motion.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Such is the growing popularity of mass participation sports such as Marathons, Triathlons and Road Running, in the search for a healthy lifestyle, Scotiabank has teamed up with the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to host the inaugural 5K Walk/Run.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly yesterday September 25, 2014 passed the Magistrate’s Code of Procedure (Amendment) Act 2014 eliminating discrimination against men in the court and ensuring that when it comes to the maintenance of children there is equal responsibility.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When he was initially arrested and interviewed by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Ceason Hodge allegedly admitted to stealing his sister’s money, however today when he appeared in court he pleaded not guilty to the charge of theft.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Working at ESHS (Elmore Stoutt High School) for the past 3 years, I witnessed first-hand the need for literacy in the Territory. I didn’t just see the problem and talked about it but I diligently sought a solution for it,” said Ms Sharie B. deCastro.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
With a strong positive influence from a male figure in the family, there is such an impact that young men and women can in the future play a great role in influencing those who were not fortunate enough to have that male ‘backbone’ to impact their lives positively.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – A couple in their 90s yesterday September 25, 2014 celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary and have surrounded themselves with the love of their extended family to mark the significant milestone for which they are thankful to the Almighty.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Caribbean’s number 1 ranked squash player, Joe Chapman of the Virgin Islands, lost to Canadian Nick Sachie in the 2nd round of Qualification for the Nash Cup at the London Squash Rackets Club in England on Wednesday September 23, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative of the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher said that based on the number of potential contributors to the National Health Insurance (NHI), he is afraid that the contribution rate of 3.75 percent for employees that is being quoted may not be sustainable.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - HDLYNZ Financial Times international news in their September 16, 2014 publication reported, “#FinancialTimes British Virgin Islands under pressure: BVI companies face ‘torturous’ struggle to open bank accounts.”
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Yes I am in receipt of the appointment, I did sign off and I have resigned from the TRC," said Mrs. Karia J. Christopher in a comment to Virgin Islands News Online today September 25, 2014.
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