ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Nickhoy Scatliffe appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on Friday November 29, 2013 he was expecting that the decision would see him never having to go back to the Sandy Lane Centre, however, and to his surprise, it was not to be.
SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- The usual intense encounter was expected between rivals Ballstarz and One Love but not much of the controversy in the game, which saw Ballstarz come out winners on penalties after a questionable goal had seen One Love equalised in regulation time at the Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground on December 1, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “There is a piece of land in Virgin Gorda, beautiful piece of land called Long Bay, and I understand that the government just sold 28 acres or something like that … a good piece of the land to an outsider. Why are they burying our own people alive?” alleged Mr Edmund Maduro on his talk show EDM on November 28, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Principal (Ag.) of the Eslyn Henley Richez Learning Centre, Mrs Vansittart Huggins, has thrown out a challenge to banks in the Virgin Islands to open savings accounts for the differently abled students of the Centre.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police arrested a man on suspicion of aggravated burglary with possible charges of kidnapping and attempted murder pending for forcibly removing a woman from her home and running a vehicle over her.
By Alred C. Frett
I promised to answer your questions from time to time and today I will do some… At the same time, you may be familiar with some (if not all) the persecution and victimisation inflicted on me by those in 'High Offices' so this would be a good time to research as to whether their actions are justified… This is not to seek help for my cause but gather information for your children’s sake.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) and event organizers Steve Augustine and Delva Thomas have announced, as promised, the follow up to its inaugural Kiddies Athletics Camp held in Capoons Bay during the summer. The event will be a Christmas Camp at the Greenland Recreation Grounds from December 16 -21, 2013 for children aged 4 to 14.
TADDY BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – A Piper Navajo N83TA plane reportedly belonging to ‘Island Birds’ forced airport authorities to close the Virgin Gorda Airport sometime between 10 A.M. and 12 P.M. yesterday, December 1, 2013 after it developed technical problems that rendered it immobile on the runway for some time.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Yan Edwards and Rodney Simmonds Jr were this morning, December 2, 2013 sentenced to several years in prison after they were found guilty of conspiring to murder Cornel Melbourne Francis.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The newly elected President of the BVI Taxi Association, Mr Karl ‘Dub’ Scatliffe, has said it is his personal view that protesting the Office of the Premier may not bring about the desired results needed to address the concerns of the taxi industry over the pulling of a number of calls to the Virgin Islands by Carnival Cruise Line.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite their rhetoric and jet setting trips around the world, many Virgin Islanders and some in the Financial Services sector have said the ruling National Democratic Party government of Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has done little or nothing to protect our vital Financial Services industry.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the judges for Follow The Movement’s Top 7@7 ‘Who is Next’ event, Dr Allison Flax- Archer, has expressed immense satisfaction with the quality of performances so far in the elimination round and believes the second round will be a ‘fantastic showcase of Virgin Islands’ talent.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club’s Youth Sailing Instructor, Omari Scott, will be leaving the Territory mid December 2013 to take up fresh challenges in Florida and the RBVIYC has plans to make his send off a memorable one with a host of activities slated for Saturday December 7, 2013.
CRAB HILL, Virgin Gorda, VI – The circumstances surrounding an accident at Crab Hill road aka Speedy’s Corner this morning, December 1, 2013 are vague but Virgin Islands News Online was reliably informed that at least two persons escaped with minor injuries.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The spirit of Christmas was officially ushered in the Virgin Islands with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree, Yuletide greetings, and the singing of Christmas carols at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town last evening, November 30, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – VIslander Leslee Smith and the Nebraska Huskers saw a 13-point second-half lead whittled to one, but got just enough plays in the final two minutes to hold on with a 63-58 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday November 30, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the 2011 report of the Library Services Department had stated that a new vehicle was needed and that the current one was unsuitable and a safety hazard, the Department was still stuck with the same vehicle, according to the 2012 report laid in the House of Assembly by Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn on November 19, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – More than a 100 runners set out this morning, Saturday November 30, 2013 to run in the Deloitte/Ogier BVI Sunrise Half Marathon, which started and finished on the A. O. Shirley Grounds and was won by Shane DeGannes and Ruth Ann David.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was nothing but the good report from the Sandy Lane Centre that was responsible for Malik Aaron getting a fine of only $10,000 or six months in jail after pleading guilty of possession of a controlled drug (cannabis), which was found in his Haver's Estate home in April, 2013.
New York Daily News
A Metro-North train whipped around a sharp turn in the Bronx just before a deadly derailment Sunday morning that killed four, injured dozens and tossed passengers around like rag dolls.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A sumptuous meal a day after Thanksgiving can never be too late and the students of the Eslyn Henley Richez Learning Centre showed that much appreciation by having a good eat and then returning a big ‘thank you’ to the BVI Bankers Association today, November 29, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Prison Officer Steve Morton, who has been relieved of his duties pending the outcome of several matters pending against him in the Magistrate’s Court, was placed under strict curfew and the watchful eyes of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) at Virgin Gorda when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday, November 28, 2013.
By Reuben J.A. Stoby
A young girl from a small island on her way to achieving amazing things in the ‘big apple’ is the inspiring story of our young professional this week, Stella Maze.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I am personally dreadfully against suspending children from education.” This is according to talk show host Edmund Maduro who heavily criticized the act of expelling children from school during his radio programme last evening, November 28, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI The territory’s young female footballers got an early Christmas present on Thursday November 28, 2013 when the BVI Football Association (BVIFA), through its Technical Director Mr Keith “Grell” Griffith, announced that it would be taking part in a CONCACAF Girls U15 Tournament in August 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Edivelis Turbi Figueroa shed much tears to little effect on Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards’ who passed sentence on her today, November 28, 2013 after she previously pleaded guilty of attacking a woman she had accused of having an affair with her husband.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At the tender age of five, Digicel celebrates its time in the Virgin Islands in a position that sees it standing firmly on both feet and says it is making great strides and looking forward to more advancements in the telecommunications sector.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the last general elections of 2011, the now ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government ran on a platform that “no districts would be left behind”.
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Renovation works on the building to house the proposed technical secondary school in Baughers Bay have stopped for several weeks now and it is unclear when works would resume.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Residents of Virgin Gorda are calling for an update on the Gun Creek Development Project for North Sound, claiming that the “hand-picked” advisory committee members are not doing a good job at keeping the residents informed.
By Dickson Igwe
This is the first of a series of stories warning of the destructive consequences of corruption to Virgin Islands prosperity and development. Corruption is a diabolical monster, robbing present and future generations. The Nigerian corruption model is stated in this first article. The story warns leaders contemplating corruption of corruption’s disastrous consequences. It uses the Nigerian model of corrupt governance.
JOST VAN DYKE, VI – Following constant cries by residents of Jost Van Dyke to have some key facilities and services in place on the sister island, several government arms have taken necessary steps to ensure that actions were taken.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards had to brace herself, sometimes shading emotion, when she asked Michael Lloyd, a 57 year old man who had allegedly threatened to kill a man and eat him raw, what he had to say before she imposed sentence on him on November 27, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) has joined other organisations across the world by pledging its support to raise funds for the Philippines after the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Antonio Stoutt, who allegedly held a knife to his girlfriend’s throat and threatened to kill her, was remanded to prison when placed before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on November 26, 2013.
- Uh huh on New Magistrate grants two accused Xmas wishes to be with family
- Donna on ‘Generous’ fine for Malik Aaron thanks to good Sandy Lane report
- Yep on Rock Café bringing 1st tree house recreational facility to VG
- jail bird on New Magistrate grants two accused Xmas wishes to be with family
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