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August 29th, 2014
‘Double taxation is criminal abuse!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Double taxation is a criminal behaviour by the likes of the United States of America against persons who may for whatever reason have dual or multiple citizenship, said radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro.

August 29th, 2014
‘NDP full of political vindictiveness!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI – “We could have already have the sewerage fixed, we could have already have the water situation fixed,” said member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative of the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie.

August 29th, 2014
‘Da basement’ opens tonight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – You can be the home administrator (housewife), the worker in the field or at the desk… it is a tested and proven fact that Fridays come with a special yearning to get social, sip and chat or party or just to be in an environment that has absolutely nothing to do with work. Some say Thank God it’s Friday (TGIF).

August 29th, 2014
Participants complete Intl. Volleyball cert. course

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yesterday, Thursday August 28, 2014 the Virgin Islands Volleyball Association (VIVA) duly completed a Coaching Course designed to give participants a better understanding of how to teach, promote and develop the sport.

August 28th, 2014
PriceLo reopens its doors in Purcell

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – PriceLo Supermarket has reopened its doors this week in Purcell, Tortola following a brief period of reorganisation and is ready to serve the community offering a range of shopping possibilities and services.

August 28th, 2014
UPDATE: Gretel Stoutt’s farewell service to take place on Saturday

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The farewell service for East End businesswoman Gretel Stoutt will take place at the Long Look Methodist Church on Saturday August 30, 2014.

August 28th, 2014
New Governor petitioned over alleged Police Corruption

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sources within the National Democratic Party (NDP) and this news site’s well placed sources within the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have today August 28, 2014 confirmed that a petition signed by over 50 percent of all ranks of the Police Force has been dropped off at Government House.

August 28th, 2014
‘Next Elections are going to be tough’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE warns

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – The Territory’s most experienced and senior legislator, Former Premier of the Virgin Islands Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) has spoken words of wisdom to residents sending the strong warning that the upcoming general elections are not to be taken lightly.

August 28th, 2014
Hon Julian Fraser RA ready to work WITH the people

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – When the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) reached out to residents of the Territory last night August 27, 2014, its leadership gave the assurances that they will be working with the people to take the Territory out of the doldrums.

August 28th, 2014
Yacht Club to herald Back to School with a Big Bash!

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – With Registration now open for the Royal BVI Yacht Club’s (RBVIYC) Back to School Regatta, organisers have also announced that the Club will be taking part in Bart’s Bash on September 21, 2014.

August 27th, 2014
NAGICO named platinum sponsor of Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- NAGICO Insurances today August 27, 2014 partnered with the popular Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League as its platinum sponsor for the 2014 League.

August 27th, 2014
Squalls over the VI this weekend – DDM's Philomena N. Robertson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is advising that there could be squalls over the Virgin Islands this weekend as a result of the Disturbance 2 developing some distance from these shores and Information and Education Manager at the DDM Philomena N. Robertson said persons should prepare for this.

August 27th, 2014
'A bit of good goes a long way' – Rotary Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Rotary Club of Tortola is stepping up to the call by Family Support Network (FSN) and Social Development to help families in genuine need of assistance with daily supplies of food by organising a food drive this coming Saturday August 30, 2014.

August 27th, 2014
‘BVIEC should pay for damage’ – Businessman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In light of the constant and prolonged spates of power outages that have been plaguing the Virgin Islands recently residents and businessmen feel that it is total disregard of the BVI Electricity Corporation to take two weeks to advise residents about its problems.

August 30th, 2014
Telecoms Bogeymen

By Dickson Igwe

The final stories in the series on a dysfunctional Virgin Islands telecoms industry exhort the Virgin Islands Telecoms Regulator and Political Establishment to put suffering customers first. This putting the consumer first must take precedence over entertaining the ‘questionable financial interests’ of the telecoms fat cats. And that spells introducing aggressive competition into the Virgin Islands telecoms industry, immediately.

August 27th, 2014
Leigha Burke takes FCCA essay competition’s Gold

WICKHAMS CAY II, Tortola, VI – When she was encouraged by one of her teachers, Ms Sharie B. de Castro to enter the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) 2014 Children's Essay Competition, the last thing on Leigha Burke’s mind was winning.

August 27th, 2014
Lakeisha Warner Grabs Gold in 8 x 100m mixed shuttle relay.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lakeisha Warner of the Virgin Islands grabbed gold in the 8 x 100 mixed relay shuttle on Tuesday August 26, 2014 at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China.

August 26th, 2014
‘Relax the dress code for Govt buildings’ – radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the Speak Out BVI radio show on ZBVI called to complain about the dress code that is applied to visitors to the Government Administrative Complex and is asking that consideration be given to persons like himself who might be diabetic and cannot wear shoes or long pants.

August 26th, 2014
UPDATE: Two detainees released in shooting investigation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The two persons who were detained by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in relation to the Sunday morning August 23, 2014 shooting incident on Free Bottom Road have since been released.

August 26th, 2014
NCEL pledges to bring out best in local Educators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Admitting that they have not gotten it all correct in their home country, Jamaica, Principal Director of the National College of Education Leadership (NCEL) of the Ministry of Education in Jamaica, Dr Maurice Smith has made a commitment to bring out the best in Virgin Islands' teachers.

August 26th, 2014
Shamori Chinnery remanded for guns & ammo find

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Shamori Chinnery, a St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) national who resides in Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Islands, was yesterday August 25, 2014 remanded to prison when he appeared in the Magistrates’ Court, according to the Police Public Relations Department.

August 26th, 2014
Ruff House overcome Talk Done 101-99

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Last year’s champions Ruff House beat Talk Done 101-99 as the Hon Julian Fraser / Save the Seed Basketball League 2014 tournament continued at the Save the Seed Basketball Court in Duff's Bottom on Saturday August 23, 2014.

August 26th, 2014
UPDATE: The Late Ashford I. Frett hailed for his unselfishness

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone, a relative and close friend of the deceased Ashford I. Frett, paid his tributes to the former Superintendent of Prison, calling him a man of leadership qualities who was always willing to teach those around him.

August 25th, 2014
‘Drunk & Driving?’ – Sistah Joyce among Passengers hurt in VG crash

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – It was just a case of hitching a ride to get home last Saturday night August 23, 2014 that landed Ms Joyce Searles aka Sistah Joyce and some other people including children in a near death experience along a main road in Valley, Virgin Gorda.

August 25th, 2014
One reported injured in Pockwood Pond accident

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - The driver of an ill-fated Suzuki is said to have suffered injuries to some parts of her upper body this morning August 25, 2014 when she allegedly crashed into a parked vehicle at Pockwood Pond.

August 25th, 2014
‘VIP encouraging youth participation’ – Pres. Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone said that the growth of the party’s youth cohort is encouraging and it is hoped that this trend continues as the party places attention on future leaders.

August 25th, 2014
Teams fined for breaches of rules in Hon Fraser/STS League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – As the Julian Fraser / Save the Seed (STS) Basketball League continued this past weekend the Directors have also stood by their “Zero Tolerance” stance by fining several teams for infringements of the rules.

August 28th, 2014
Anti-Corruption: Police Officers Face Interdiction

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Commissioner of Police, David Morris, acting on information from an ongoing anti-corruption enquiry, sent a number of Police Officers on compulsory leave yesterday, Wednesday August 27th.

August 25th, 2014
Locals assured of LIME contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The top bracket management of Cable and Wireless and LIME BVI has given the assurance that a significant amount of dollars set aside for the expansion project will see local contractors and persons residing in the Territory benefiting.

August 25th, 2014
'No Govt grant seen for Save the Seed Energy Centre' – Bishop John I. Cline

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The cost of keeping the Save the Seed Energy Centre operating at top standards is said to be exorbitant and Bishop John I. Cline under whose eyes the centre falls hopes for the government of the day to heed calls for the centre to be awarded a grant.

August 24th, 2014
‘Call Centre on every island doesn’t make sense’ – C&W CEO Phil Bentley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Many persons have often expressed their disfavor of LIME not having home based customers’ service as all customers queries are made to overseas destinations. This was something Chief Executive Officer of Cable and Wireless (C&W), parent company of LIME Mr. Phil Bentley was asked to address recently at a press conference.

August 24th, 2014
VIP to host community meeting in the 3rd District on Wednesday

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will be hosting its third community meeting this time in Sea Cows Bay in the Third District at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre on August 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm as it continues to introduce to the Territory the new Executive Body.

August 24th, 2014
Bayside Blazers storm to victory in 2nd straight win

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Week 2 of the Hon Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League saw the Number One Draft pick, Eustace “Boss” Freeman, justify his selection as he powered the Pilipinos to their first victory of the Tournament on Friday August 22, 2014.

August 23rd, 2014
JVD man caught with illegal firearm

WEST END, Tortola, VI - A Jost Van Dyke (JVD) man who is said to be no stranger to the courts was yesterday morning August 22, 2014 caught with an illegal firearm and taken into custody by officers on duty at the Sopher's Hole, West End, Ferry Dock.

August 23rd, 2014
NHI won’t cover ‘Bush Medicines’ – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said there is currently no coverage under the National Health Insurance (NHI) for ‘bush medicines’ even though he acknowledges their use among the people of the Virgin Islands, admitting that he himself uses them.

August 23rd, 2014
Tonight is Fight Night!

EAST END, Tortola, VI – In a continued effort to raise funds for a proper boxing ring and to provide a positive environment outlet for the youths of the Territory to learn discipline and control aggression, the Iron Fist Boxing Gym will be holding a Fight Night, tonight August 23, 2014.

August 26th, 2014
Are We Dreaming Up Our Middle Class But Living Down Ourselves?

By Alred C. Frett

The Celebrations are fast becoming distant Memories but Emancipation has yet to arrive - How do we know? - Because very few BV-Islanders knew of the killing of the black teenager, Michael Brown and most blamed Blacks for not following orders & behaving themselves… No one chose to read or research the associated information & some even said such research was unnecessary.

August 22nd, 2014
UPDATE: Flood Watch upgraded to Flood Warning

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has announced that the Flash Flood Watch for the Virgin Islands has been upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning which will remain in effect up to 8:00 pm this evening August 22, 2014.

August 22nd, 2014
UPDATE: 1st District track meet postponed due to weather

CAPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Due to the adverse weather conditions being experienced across the Virgin Islands, the organisers of the Youth Mini Meet to have been held on Capoons Bay tonight August 22, 2014 have postponed the event.

August 22nd, 2014
‘Minister’s answer was malicious!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I found the Minister’s answer to be rather malicious because I cannot see where he can find where any paperwork was done to the Ministry of Finance asking them to transfer money from the Ministry of Education in 2010 to the seniors’ programme,” First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said in an exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online.



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