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June 25th, 2019
Urgent steps being taken to address landfill fires- Hon Malone

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Immediate steps are being taken “and envisaged” to ensure the proper functioning of the Pockwood Pond incinerator and reduction of distress to all residents and visitors, according to Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).

June 25th, 2019
Hon Penn wants clarity on lowering of EPE pass requirement

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Following information coming out of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), regarding an announcement that the Ministry of Education had lowered the Exit Proficiency Exams (EPE) pass requirement by 10%, Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has raised deep concerns over the standard of education in the territory.

June 25th, 2019
RDA spending $221K on temporary music classrooms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Noting that repairs to the music facility at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) remain high on the agenda, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), says he still welcomes donations towards a temporary boost of music education in the territory.

June 25th, 2019
Hive of activity @ 2nd annual Olympic Day Sports Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - International Olympic Day was marked on Saturday, June 22, 2019 with the 2nd annual Sports Festival at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds in Road Town, Tortola.

June 24th, 2019
Vehicle flips @ foot of Fort Hill

FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- A vehicle ended up on its side at the foot of Fort Hill, Tortola near Qwomar Trading this evening, June 24, 2019.

June 24th, 2019
Education Ministry lowers Exit Proficiency Exam pass requirement

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - With the 2018/2019 school term officially coming to an end, the Ministry of Education has announced an adjustment to the Exit Proficiency Exams (EPE) pass requirements, with the aim of facilitating more passes and students graduating from high school.

June 24th, 2019
Long-time academic rivals emerge as ESHS top students

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- They have been in academic competition since Seventh Grade, pushing each other to maximise their potential, and now Kaylian B. Penn and Shaquille J. Christopher have emerged as the two top students of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) for 2019.

June 24th, 2019
Denniston S. Fraser retires as MD of BVIAA

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- Word reaching our newsroom is that the Managing Director (MD) of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), Mr Denniston S. Fraser, has retired.

June 24th, 2019
‘Premier’s conscience got the best of him’ – Julio S. Henry on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock moving on June 17, 2019 asking the Court of Appeal to drop the hearing against Fourth District Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, radio host and social commentator Julio S. Henry, in commending the move, has said Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) conscience played a factor in him stepping in as a pacifier.

June 24th, 2019
3 injured during shootout near popular St Croix beach

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Three men were on Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2019, injured during a shootout across the street from Rainbow Beach in Frederiksted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), the popular tourist destination that is always dense with beachgoers both local and foreign on Sundays.

June 24th, 2019
Premier Fahie, Ministers meet with Gov't Department Heads

Road TOWN, Tortola, VI - Heads of Departments across the Public Service were commended for their hard work and dedication when they were formally introduced to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and his administration at a special meeting on June 13, 2019.

June 24th, 2019
VI U15 footballers defeat St Barth 3-1 in St Barth Cup 2019

SAINT-JEAN, St Barthelemy- The Virgin Islands Under-15 footballers put up an exceptional performance in the Richard Mille St Barth Cup held in St Barthelemy on Saturday June 22, 2019.

June 23rd, 2019
HM Customs wants permanent station @ CB Romney Tortola Pier Park

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- The Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park continues to be a challenge for Her Majesty’s Customs as it is a HM Customs regulated area and there are no facilities for officers to operate from, according to Acting Commissioner (AgCOC) of HM Customs, Mr Leslie H. Lettsome.

June 23rd, 2019
VI finishes 3rd in ‘Street Pork Competition’ in USA

MIAMI, Florida, USA- The Virgin Islands (VI) Culinary Team copped its first medal on its mission to the 2019 Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami, Florida, with Senior Chef Caswall Ponte and Chef Jolece Fraser taking third place in the Contemporary Caribbean Individual Street Pork Competition held yesterday, June 22, 2019.

June 23rd, 2019
USVI Police hunting man who shot dogs

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - The USVIPD is on the hunt for a man who was witnessed shooting two dogs, badly injuring both of them, Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

June 23rd, 2019
ICC World Cup: Windies pipped by New Zealand in thriller

GREAT MANCHESTER, England, UK- After West Indies seemed certain of defeat after finding themselves at 164 for 7 responding to 291 against New Zealand, Carlos R. Brathwaite smashed a ton to take West Indies to 6 runs within sight of victory at Old Trafford yesterday, June 22, 2019. But it was not to be.

June 22nd, 2019
Dwight A. Hutchinson Jr wins Gen Y Factor 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Twenty-nine year old Dwight A. Hutchinson Jr is the winner of Gen Y Factor 2019 ‘Battle of the Sexes’ competition held at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola, this evening, June 22, 2019.

June 22nd, 2019
‘Sometimes I let people go with a warning’ – Super Cop

BAUGHERS Bay, Tortola, VI – Admitting that he has heard several cases of complaints against him regarding police harassment in the Virgin Islands (VI), Office Glen Callwood aka ‘Super Cop,’ has lashed backed at complainants noting that often, persons are not even aware that they are breaking the laws.

June 23rd, 2019
Filing deadline extended for reporting financial institutions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Financial Institutions (VIFIs) are notified that the filing deadline for US FATCA and Common Reporting Standards for the 2018 reporting financial year has been extended to Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

June 22nd, 2019
BVIBF votes for new Executive Body on June 25, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After almost five years, the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) will be voting for its 2019-2023 new executive body next Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in the Virgin Islands (VI).

June 22nd, 2019
Tortola Toastmasters installs new Executive Body

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Tortola Toastmasters, an organisation aimed at building public speaking skills, with an overall focus on communication & leadership building has installed a new Executive body for 2019/2020 period.

June 22nd, 2019
3rd Cohort of police recruits passes with ‘flying colours’

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- “It feels great, after all the hard work, as you heard, the drilling in the rain, the late nights, the excessive late nights, the endless, endless hours of studying,” a proud Royce D. David, 24, of East End, told Virgin Islands News Online.

June 21st, 2019
Top ESHS student not in favour of additional school year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Public consultations on whether to continue with the additional school year controversially implemented into public secondary schools by the former Minister for Education Myron V. Walwyn continued on Tortola on June 20, 2019.

June 21st, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Terrel A. Donovan

While he has no doubt having role models are important, this week’s featured Young Professional also knows it is equally important for one to be unique while seeking to carve out his or her own path to success.

June 21st, 2019
USVI man allegedly chokes girlfriend for ending relationship

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A man was arrested Tuesday June 18, 2019 after he was reported to police by an ex-girlfriend for strangling her, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

June 22nd, 2019
VI marked World Sea Turtle Day On June 16, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory observed World Sea Turtle Day on June 16, 2019, celebrating the importance of the species to Virgin Islands culture, history and tourism product.

June 21st, 2019
VI can pursue entertainment tourism market with confidence- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Members of the public and private services sectors have been praised by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) for their stellar performance over the last weekend during which several international music performers visited the Virgin Islands (VI) for two concert performances; one being the Long Walk To Freedom world tour by reggae legend Mark Anthony Myrie aka ‘Buju Banton’ and the other Soca Wee.

June 21st, 2019
Beacon's Genevieve Glatsky chided for unethical journalism

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local tabloid the BVI Beacon has been caught with its pants down regarding some alleged unethical journalism practices the newspaper is now employing to keep itself afloat.

June 22nd, 2019
The new Progressive Economics

Dickson C. Igwe

Neo Liberalism is the idea that markets are self-correcting. For forty years the belief that free markets allocate resources efficiently ruled.

June 21st, 2019
‘Historic Buju concert a success’ – KT Productions

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Even as some patrons of the Mark A. Myrie aka ‘Buju Banton’ Long Walk to Freedom Concert at Festival Grounds, Tortola, on June 15, 2019, complained of disappointment and large crowds, Chief Organiser of the event Kenny Thompson aka ‘Kenny’ has called the historic concert a success.

June 21st, 2019
VG family charged for allegedly planting marijuana

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – A family of four will now appear before the courts after being arrested and charged for the cultivating of cannabis in Valley, Virgin Gorda.

June 21st, 2019
E-Newsletter looking to bridge gap between Sister Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A monthly electronic newsletter has been launched to showcase news and events on the Sister Islands.

June 20th, 2019
More than talk! Radio show host donates 50” TV to Adina Donovan Home

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents and staff of the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly on Main Street, Tortola, can once again enjoy the entertainment of a television after being without one for some time.

June 20th, 2019
‘Parking fines need to increase’ – Officer Glen Callwood

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – While admitting that the territory could use a few more traffic signs to help drivers traverse the roadways in the Virgin Islands (VI), Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Officer, Mr Glen Callwood aka ‘SuperCop’ is of the view that local parking fines are too low.

June 20th, 2019
Speaker Willock discontinues Appeal Case hearing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following calls from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) for House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock to swear-in Fourth District Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool in the next HoA sitting, the speaker through his law firm Veritas Law, has made moves to bring the issue to an end

June 20th, 2019
SFC Report: Local farmers dissatisfied with market space in RT

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The market space opposite Flow in Road Town has been seen by local farmers as not favourable for marketing their produce and are seeking to be relocated in the Pusser’s Parking Lot near Craft’s Alive.

June 20th, 2019
Territory's beaches mostly developed in ad hoc manner- Draft Beach Use Policy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Draft Beach Use Policy, which seeks to clearly define what constitutes a beach, the governmental agencies responsible for management and maintenance, as well as the different kinds of permission that must be sought when persons in the community wish to have events and activities on beaches, has been released to the public for input.

June 19th, 2019
Consultations on controversial 'additional school year' begin today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public, from today June 19, 2019, will be given an opportunity to make their input into the decision whether to shelve or keep the additional school year controversially instituted into public secondary schools by the former Minister for Education Mr Myron V. Walwyn.

June 19th, 2019
‘Know when to cheer’- Gold medal Chef Kenneth Molyneaux

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With a larger than usual contingent of supporters heading to Miami, Florida to support the Virgin Islands’ National Culinary Team at this year’s Taste of the Caribbean event, Chef Kenneth Molyneaux has cautioned, “..try not to cheer on too much.”

June 19th, 2019
USVI man allegedly mails cocaine from post office

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Kemo Riley, 42, appeared before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) for preliminary and detention hearings after federal agents arrested him on Friday June 14, 2019 for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

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