ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The RTW group of companies, which includes Road Town Wholesale Trading Ltd, Rite Way Food Markets, Fine Foods, Harbour Market, and Cash & Carry, has announced yet another product recall, this time from Inventure Foods (Inventure) of their Fresh Frozen Vegetable products.
DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) spearheaded a coastline cleanup together with a mangrove replanting exercise along the stretch from Prospect Reef to Duffs Bottom, Tortola to mark the occasion of Earth Day On Wednesday April 22, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Matthew Darrel Hazell, charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, is to challenge the DNA report allegedly linking him to the shooting and attempted robbery in the vicinity of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank on February 16, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has dismissed concerns raised by the United States Government in their recently released International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, saying the Government is working along with the US authorities on the issues identified.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Shot businessman Terry D. Smith aka ‘Big Sh*t’ should be counting his lucky stars as his injuries are reportedly not life threatening, a source at Peebles Hospital informed this news site today April 24, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gearing up after announcing the expectation of a snap election anticipated in July of this year, the main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will convene a special meeting of its governing body to ratify its nine district candidates to contest the Virgin Islands general elections.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
Many are the great men and women on earth, some dead and many still alive, whom youth and others in today's society would choose as their 'hero' at a click of a finger.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the National Democratic Party is caught up in its usual web of misinformation with a view to clouding the memories of persons with regard to the Biwater affair and that their malicious treatment towards Biwater is only causing the people to continue to suffer water woes.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On Saturday April 25, 2015, Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) will be celebrating its one year anniversary and to mark the occasion it will be recognising a number of persons in the society who helped shaped the organisation.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Gordian and former Soca Groovy Monarch Mr Martino ‘Tino’ Marks is being frequently heard on the airwaves again both locally and internationally with his latest release- One Nite- a groovy soca track.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Kedrick E. Malone, the Executive Director of BVI Finance will be stepping down from that post in order to take up a new position as the head of an implementation committee tasked with overseeing key changes in the financial services sector. Taking his place will be Mr Julien N. Johnson.
By Dickson Igwe
Two party politics in the British Virgin Islands is getting increasingly entrenched into the social geography this early 2015. The two main parties are led by two men who, apart from the unexpected, will go into the next General Election leading their troops against the army of the other.
THE VALLEY, Anguilla, WI- Outgoing Chief Minister Hubert B. Hughes retired from active politics and saw his ruling party, the Anguilla United Movement (AUM), defeated at the polls. The AUM was not able to get even one seat out of the seven elected seats in the Anguilla general elections held yesterday April 22, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said the National Health Insurance (NHI) is not going to come on stream until probably September 2015 as work is still underway to iron out the details of the controversial insurance scheme.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith is insisting that Government’s land distribution process is completely transparent and brushed off questions as to whether it is a political gimmick on the eve of elections in the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - St Augustine’s sophomore Khari Herbert became just the third (British) Virgin Islands male athlete to break 47.00 seconds in the 400m when he placed fourth in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference Championships held at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., on Saturday April 18, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the ‘Speak Out BVI’ talk show Douglas Wheatley suggested on his show last evening April 21, 2015 that a new system giving more financial autonomy to the districts might be better for the Virgin Islands as the ongoing debate as to the effectiveness of the current system continues.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With 'Summer' just three months away, Caribbean Insurers Ltd and the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) announced this week that they are partnering to host an “Anything that Floats” race on July 5, 2015 at Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, with all proceeds going to support capital improvements at the YEP centre in Fat Hog’s Bay, Tortola.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Road Town Group of Companies is informing their customers who have any Blue Bell products, opened or unopened, to return them to any Rite Way store for a full cash refund.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After much speculation that Mr Neville A. Smith aka Sheep was not going to contest the upcoming general elections even after his name was submitted by the various District Committees as a potential candidate for screening and nomination, Mr Smith has confirmed with Virgin Islands News Online that he will not be seeking to contest.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man who has been accused of multiple counts of theft is also on a charge of possession of a firearm with intent to put another person in fear after he allegedly used a flare gun to threaten a husband and wife. He is also accused of causing criminal damage and using threatening language.
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Mr Rajah A. Smith, Chairman of the Ready Committee, a youth group in support of the Virgin Islands Party, said he can feel the pain of the people of Anegada as he knows what it is like to be from one of the outer islands of the Virgin Islands. Mr Smith also appealed for Anegadians to support the Virgin Islands Party to take the territory forward.
GREENLAND, Tortola, VI – As title sponsors, LIME ramped up the entertainment off the field on Sunday April, 19, 2015 during the LIME Super Fast League Twenty/20 Tournament, while on the field the Cavaliers made short work of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA) to progress into the Super 8 stage.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Eric Cameron, a citizen of the United States, appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday April 20, 2015 on a charge of grievous bodily harm after it was alleged that on Saturday April 18, 2015 he beat a man so severely that he ended up with serious injuries.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith denied that the government pays little regard to Opposition District Representatives but said his Government may not be bound by every recommendation or request that it receives from a district.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ms Eileene L. Parsons OBE said she has been desperately trying to convince voters to put their mark for the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming elections and is even doing her campaigning in the church.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Orlando Bonnick aka 'Buju' is to return to court on June 17, 2015 to face charges of engaging in alleged smuggling activities.
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said District Representatives who are members of the Opposition are shown scant regard by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite a competitive championship and a successful hosting logistically of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships in the Virgin Islands last year, there was much to be desired in the area of attendance to the games, which most persons argue was due to the price of tickets-$20.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards reprimanded attorney at law Patrick Thompson for his attire in court this afternoon April 20, 2015.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- As momentum continues to build for the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League slated to bounce off on August 15, 2015 its popular draft system will return as all players from last year are expected to be back in the pool.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ivan Gouveia, who appeared today April 20, 2015 in the Magistrate’s Court in an ongoing trial for alleged theft, accused a police officer of punishing him for disorderly conduct by placing a pair of handcuffs on him tightly and placing him in a cell.
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Mr Elton L. Sprauve aka ‘All out’ said once he is elected to the Ninth District seat there will be no rest for him as he represents the district, acknowledging that he has big shoes to fill.
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