ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the months go by more and more information is being unearthed on the controversial deal where taxpayers forked out some $7M to subsidise a once defunct BVI Airways.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Passionate about saving the sharks in the Virgin Islands, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) is not taking too kind to the large amount of wild fowls as well as cattle, dogs and cats in the territory, describing it as a “vexing problem facing the territory.”
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett joined with House Democrats on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2016 on the floor of the House chamber to demand that the Republican majority hold a vote on a gun-control measure before a weeklong recess for Independence Day.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The political and intellectual classes in the territory will have their eyes on two important votes today that could have direct implications on the Virgin Islands (VI).
MIAMI, Florida, USA - In the spirit of the Olympic Games, Flow – the Official Broadcast Partner and Exclusive Telecommunications Partner of Rio 2016 Olympic Games –announced on June 17, 2016 that it will extend access of its broadcast rights to the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games to facilitate other providers throughout the Caribbean to air the event.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As Her Majesty's Customs intensifies its operation to clamp down on charter sailing companies breaching the laws that govern the industry, another prominent charter company has been fined for non-compliance.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Athlete Ashley N. Kelly was formally introduced as the latest Brand Ambassador for Flow, the telecommunications company that was formally known as LIME, on Wednesday July 22, 2016 at its corporate offices in Palestina.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a scathing attack on both major political parties, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), former Second District candidate Rajah A. Smith has come out swinging.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A bevy of mainly professional women last evening, June 21, 2016 converged at the J.R. O’Neal Botanical Garden in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola, where their deep yearning for some ‘me time’ were given a jump start as prospective attendees of the 2016 edition of the international renowned women’s retreat, “Restoration Weekend”.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As of yesterday, June 21, 2016, the minimum wage in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) rose from $7.25 to $8.35, thanks to a bill authored by Senator Jean Forde and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp in March.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Territorial At Large candidate in the 2015 snap election, Ms Sharie B. Y. de Castro has lent her voice to the controversy in the education system and the issue of the Sixth Form as proposed by the embattled Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BVI Health Services Authority, Bishop John I. Cline has blasted as “inaccurate”, reports by two online news sites that a woman died at Peebles Hospital while waiting for medical attention.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– While continuing to follow all lines of inquiry into the disappearance of Devern 'Snoopy’ Stanley, The Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) is renewing its appeal to the public for information that could help with its investigation.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Emerging as the top student at the BVI Seventh-day Adventist School with a perfect GPA at the 2016 School Leaving Examinations “kind of” took Zoyia T. Ettienne by surprise.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) will be celebrating its Annual Olympic Day event with activities hosted on Tortola and Virgin Gorda this coming Saturday, June 26, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was all about an attitude of gratitude when students of the Elmore Stoutt High School came in for a treat from the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Department of English, Literature and Theatre Arts.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Resulting from a strategic operation executed jointly by Her Majesty’s Customs and the Department of Immigration, a charter company was fine $95,000, having been found defaulting as it related to its compliances for operating charters in the territory.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Thomas Troy Bitter, 36, made his initial appearance in a US District Court on Monday June 20, 2016 before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after his arrest on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) for using his e-mail account to send threatening communications, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just as was first and accurately reported on June 15, 2016 by this news site concerning the date for the next Sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA), the Government has confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s information.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - An own goal conceded by the usually reliable Islanders’ goalkeeper, Monty Butler, handed the Sugar Boys the Wendoll Williams Cup for a third time in succession on Sunday June 19, 2016 on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The BVI Seventh-day Adventist School’s tradition of excellence has continued this year as the institution once again recorded a 100% pass rate and all 27 students recorded Grade Ones at its School Leaving Exams.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a surprise statement sent out to the media today, June 20, 2016, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate in the June 8, 2015 general elections, Rajah A. Smith made no bones about his disappointment with his own party.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola- “They never gave him anything when he was alive, but it’s better late than never so I am thankful to the VI Horse Owners Association,” commented McDonald Smith on receiving a plaque in honour of his late father and horse racing stalwart, Mr Jim Smith.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Football Association’s (BVIFA) Digicel Centre of Excellence went on ‘Summer Break’ on Saturday June 18, 2016, with a series of games and words of encouragement from President Mr Andy Bickerton.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Police Prosecutor in the manslaughter case against Luis McKelly said Merlin Ceasor, whose body was found in Wickham’s Cay on Saturday June 4, 2016, died of injuries to the head caused by blunt force trauma.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 2006 and 2010 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games 100m champion, Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott opted out of the AP Invitational in Guyana yesterday, June 18, 2016 to compete in Nivelles, Belgium where she took a sprint double.
FREDERICKSTED, St Croix, USVI - USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Friday June 17, 2016 announced the appointment of Judge Harold A. Willocks to serve as presiding judge of the Superior Court of the US Virgin Islands. Judge Willocks will replace current Presiding Judge Michael C. Dunston.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Write To Read (WTR), an educational initiative spearheaded by sisters and educators Sharie B. de Castro and Sharia B. de Castro guarantees a unique opportunity of learning, creativity and fun this summer.
HODGE'S CREEK, Tortola, VI- The drivers of two vehicles were taken to hospital by ambulance following a collision in the vicinity of Hodge's Creek earlier today, June 17, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A white South African woman was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 when she appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo today June 17, 2016.
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