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February 15th, 2019
Finally, Lorna G. Smith is Out! Steps down from BVI Finance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After some three years plus and many promises to retire, Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE, has now stepped down as Executive Director of the BVI Finance.

February 15th, 2019
“It’s a challenge” – Hon Walwyn on leading NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Embattled Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP1), Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) says since taking up the leadership of the party, it has been a challenging role since now, he has to move the party into the new generation, given its 20-year existence.

February 15th, 2019
PVIM candidates not interested in positions of power – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – With the Thursday, February 14, 2019, Nomination Day in the Virgin Islands (VI) behind us, political parties in their bid for power, are moving full speed ahead to polling day starting with advance polling on February 21, 2019, then General Elections on February 25, 2019.

February 16th, 2019
The Virgin islands February 2019 General Elections and Brexit

By Dickson C. Igwe

OK. As Election Day approaches this Virgin Islands Resident pleads with the voting and nonvoting public to exercise patience, civility, and cordiality, throughout the whole electoral process, leading to voting on February 25, 2019.

February 15th, 2019
Body Surfaces near Cruz Bay Harbor USVI; Police investigating

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. JOHN, USVI — The body of a black male individual was found floating in the Cruz Bay Harbor near the Customs dock in the Unites States Virgin Island (USVI) Thursday morning, February 14, 2019.

February 14th, 2019
UPDATE: 41 candidates to contest 2019 Elections, VIP only party with full 13

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Supervisor of Election, Juliette Penn has confirmed that at the closed of Nomination Day, Today Thursday, February 14, 2019, a total of 41 candidates will be contesting the upcoming February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 15th, 2019
Political Parties reminded of Code of Conduct

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer Jr. is reminding political candidates and their supporters of the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates governing general elections.

February 14th, 2019
Pastor Skelton-Cline takes leave after NLBC distances itself from him!

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - In an unprecedented move, the Board of Trustees of the New Life Baptiste Church (NLBC) in Duffs Bottom on the main Island of Tortola has publicly embarrassed their assistant/associate, Pastor Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

February 14th, 2019
No apologies from Skelton-Cline & Wheatley to Dr. O’Neal!

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI - Candidate for district nine with the National Democratic Party 1 (NDP1), Dr the Hon Hubert R. O’Neal who two days ago demanded apologies from both Claude O. Skelton-Cline and Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ninth district candidate, Mr Vincent O. Wheatley did not receive any and may have to meet them in court.

February 14th, 2019
Dr Titley-O'Neal throws full support behind VIP’s Wheatley

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Amidst high controversy, Dr Cassander P. Titley-O'Neal, the niece of National Democratic Party’s (NDP 1) Candidate for the Ninth District, Dr Hubert R. O’Neal, is throwing her full support behind Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) Vincent O. Wheatley as they contest to represent the district after the February 25, 2019 polls in the Virgin Islands.

February 14th, 2019
'I have every confidence, I am fit to lead' - R. Dancia Penn-Sallah

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken former Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands, R. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC/OBE, now an independent At-Large Candidate contesting the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), says she welcomes the development that more women are entering politics.

February 15th, 2019
$2,500 grand prize helps CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Competition Winner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tortola resident, Mrs Fayola Douglas-Browne was ecstatic when she received the call from a CIBC FirstCaribbean representative to advise her that she was the winner of the $2,500 grand prize of the bank’s “All I want for Christmas” promotional campaign.

February 15th, 2019
And the truth shall set you free!

By Sandra P. Hodge

There’s a Bible verse that I often use to remind myself whenever I find myself doubting the things I want to believe: “Without faith, it is impossible to please [God], for he who comes to God must believe that He is…” (Hebrews 11:6)

February 14th, 2019
TPP to be renamed in honour of Cyril B. Romney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands main Cruise Pier Port facility will now be named the 'Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park' in honour of the late former Chief Minister who can be credited for bringing the cruise tourism industry alive in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 14th, 2019
PHOTO of The Day: Virgin Gorda gets election asphalt

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - It’s starting to look a lot like a few days before the Virgin Islands (VI) General elections. First, it was Tortola, now it’s Virgin Gorda’s turn.

February 13th, 2019
'PVIM not calling names, bad talking anyone' – Mitch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Chaplain, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch,’ now with the Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) led Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP2) pointed out that the PVIM is running a clean campaign when compared to its main competitors the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Hon Myron V. Walwyn’s (AL) NDP 1.

February 13th, 2019
‘My spirit is not in tune with the things that are going on’ -Dr Pickering

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Independent Candidate and former National Democratic Party 1 (NDP 1) founder, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering has launched his bid to serve for a fifth consecutive term [1999-2019] to represent the seventh district.

February 14th, 2019
Health Services Authority needs Emergency Medical Technicians

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is seeking persons to fill the positions of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT).

February 13th, 2019
USVI man gets 6 months for smuggling immigrants from Tortola

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI — Brice Todman, 36, of St. John, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) was sentenced today, February 13, 2019, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on a charge of bringing illegal immigrants into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

February 13th, 2019
New Iris O’Neal Health Centre ready for handing over!

NORTH SOUND, Tortola, VI - In less than a weeks’ time, contractors will be handing over the new Iris O’Neal Health Centre to the government of the day, bringing them closer to eliminating the need to rush certain cases by air or sea to the territory’s main hospital on Tortola.

February 13th, 2019
“Don’t mess with my family!” – Hon O’Neal

NORTH SOUND, Tortola, VI – National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Candidate for the Ninth District, Dr Hubert R. O’Neal was almost brought to tears last evening, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, during his campaign launch in North Sound when he pointed to what happened at a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) launch, in putting his own niece against him.

February 13th, 2019
‘Bertie’ cries foul, demands apology or he will sue!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - One-term incumbent, Dr the Hon Hubert R. O’Neal (R9) has cried fou and he is demanding an apology over an alleged statement made by Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Member, Claude O. Skelton-Cline at the launching of the VIP ninth district candidate, Vincent O. Wheatley on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in North Sound, Virgin Gorda.

February 12th, 2019
US Tourist found dead on JvD; Police investigates

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - Around 9:00 AM this morning, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, an American male age 47, was found unresponsive in a Villa on White Bay, Jost van Dyke.

February 13th, 2019
Police Arrest Blotter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The following is the arrest blotter from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) from February 3, 2019 to February 9, 2019.

February 13th, 2019
BVI Campaign Promises: Where will the money come from?

By E. Benito Wheatley

The people of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) go to the polls on February 25, 2019, to elect a Government for the next four years.

February 12th, 2019
Leaders debate cancelled, Walwyn Flip-Flops from original call

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was in his new years 2019 message that embattled Leader of the National Democratic Party 1 (NDP 1) Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) had called for debates among all candidates running in the 2019 General Elections.

February 12th, 2019
NDP corruption being felt in Gov’t Depts & Ports of Entry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A long list of persons including Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), and recently on the campaign trail former National Democratic Party (NDP 1) member and founder, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) have said the NDP is corrupt.

February 12th, 2019
‘Don’t waste your time & put the NDP back’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Progressives United (PU) party, Hon Julian Fraser RA, who is also the current third district representative, says the Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) party has nothing to offer the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) and it will be a complete waste of time to vote them back in.

February 12th, 2019
‘The bottom of the gutter is green’ – Hon Walwyn to VIP

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1), Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), took yet another swipe at the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), his main competition in the run to take the helm of the Virgin Islands (VI) government after the 2019 General Elections.

February 13th, 2019
HLSCC receives book donation from NAGICO

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Retired nurse, Mrs Norma Benjamin’s Book; “Nursing In The Virgin Islands: A Historical Perspective (1920-2017)” is now housed at the Virgin Islands Collection room, located at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College’s Learning Resource Centre.

February 11th, 2019
‘I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Love’ - Hipolito D. Penn to 7D

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - National Democratic Party’s (NDP 1) Candidate for the seventh electoral district, Hipolito D. Penn aspires to become the next Terrance B. Lettsome to the people of his district, should he be elected to the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

February 11th, 2019
Small SUV overturns @ Joes Hill

JOES HILL, Tortola, VI – Sometime around 1:00pm, today Monday, February 11, 2019, a Small SUV overturned on the Joes hill road.

February 11th, 2019
Ex 4D Rep E. Walwyn Brewley endorses Luce D. Hodge-Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Fourth District Representative and Sports Icon, E. Walwyn Brewley [1983–1999] aka ‘GM’ has thrown his hat and full support behind Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Candidate, Luce D. Hodge-Smith to represent the people of D4.

February 11th, 2019
Man 19, accused of raping 10-year-old minor

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Police on Friday, February 9, 2019, arrested a 19-year-old man who was accused of raping a 10-year-old minor, USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte has announced.

February 11th, 2019
VIP’s Vincent O. Wheatley puts home & land ownership into focus

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the ninth electoral district, Mr Vincent O. Wheatley, is putting home and land ownership into focus as he launched his campaign for the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 10th, 2019
‘It’s time for a woman to do the Job’ - VIP’s Luce D. Hodge-Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for District Four, Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith launched her campaign to much fanfare last evening Saturday, February 9, 2019, to a packed crowd of supporters in Road Town who came out to hear her plans for the district.

February 11th, 2019
Black History Month, Local Elections & Valid Opposition

By Alfred C. Frett

Black History Month and the Making of Elections:
We are almost midway in Black History Month – The shortest and most unstable month with the habit of changing every four years… Nonetheless, many are finally recognizing our old History as a bunch of lies forced on us and harder to correct as time goes by… ‘Piss-torians’ and bad leaders have knowingly ensnared us with their self-interest fables; designed to have us hate one another.

February 10th, 2019
Shooting Stars named 2019 SCBBC 14-16 MLK Jr Champs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – With Green Machine declared the Sea Cows Bay Basketball Club’s (SCBBC) Martin Luther King Jr (MLK Jr) champs in the 9-12 category, Shooting Stars now reign supreme in 14-16 category, sweeping the accolades in the final match-up against All Stars.

February 11th, 2019
Marsha Smith appointed Deputy Supervisor of Elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mrs Marsha Smith has been appointed as the Deputy Supervisor of Elections for the upcoming General Elections scheduled for February 25, 2019.

February 10th, 2019
VIP’s At-Large slate zoom in on bettering VI’s future

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the race to the February 25, 2019, General Elections date draws closer, the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) launched its four At-Large Candidates in grand style, each promising change and new hope if elected to the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

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