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January 19th, 2017
‘Goodbye to buffering’- Digicel GM Kevin R. Gordon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons choosing to experience Digicel’s ‘Lightning Fast LTE Network’ can say goodbye to buffering and welcome a whole new experience,” says Digicel BVI General Manager (GM) Mr Kevin R. Gordon.

January 19th, 2017
Office space in Road Town, but still no flights for BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many critics have not gotten over the fact that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government bailed out a defunct BVI Airways to the tune off $7Million with public funds.

January 19th, 2017
Struggling Puerto Rico turns to Tech & Entrepreneurialism

VI CONSORTIUM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- With a debt load of over $70 billion, Puerto Rico has found itself in an unfavourable position. The island no longer controls its finances (on June 30 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which created a committee — consisting of no elected Puerto Rican officials — to oversee the island’s finances).

January 19th, 2017
'Halt sale of land in VI for next 15 to 20 years' - Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Co-Host of the popular radio programme ‘Things To Talk’ on ZBVI 780 AM, Julio S. Henry has called for some drastic measures to be taken where the selling of property in the territory is concerned, among them a 15 to 20 years halt on the sale of land.

January 19th, 2017
New CONCACAF Club Licensing Rules coming into effect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – All member Clubs of the BVI Football Association will have to become compliant with new Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, (CONCACAF), Club Licensing rules by the end of March 2017.

January 18th, 2017
Pedestrian struck while crossing road in front ESHS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young woman was taken to Peebles Hospital with apparent injuries after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road at the entrance of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) this evening, January 18, 2017.

January 18th, 2017
Hon Fraser fires back; @ attempts to unseat him as Opp. Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A day after telling this news site that he would not comment on internal party issues when he was asked about the alleged attempts to have him replaced as Leader of the Opposition, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has now broken his silence on the ongoing saga, which has already split the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

January 18th, 2017
USVI police seeks man who broke girlfriend’s arm with crowbar

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A man who police say assaulted his lover with a crowbar, breaking her arm, is still on the loose, and the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is seeking the community’s assistance in locating him so he could be brought to justice, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

January 19th, 2017
Best & worst of times

Thomas C. Famous

“It was the best of times it was the worst of times”- Charles Dickens

Contrary to the wishes of many, December 2, 2016 is a day that will never be erased from the psyche of any Bermudian or resident of Bermuda. No matter what perspective one takes, the events of that day will never unseen.

January 19th, 2017
Scotiabank BVI Ltd named Bank of the Year for third year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Scotiabank has been named Bank of the Year 2016 in the [British] Virgin Islands by The Banker Magazine, a Financial Times publication. This is the third occasion the Bank has been recognised by the publication, having also won the title in 2014, 2015 and now in 2016.

January 18th, 2017
CoP to criminals: 'We know who you are!'

EAST END, Tortola VI – Commissioner of Police (COP) Michael Matthews has warned criminals across the territory to “start looking over their shoulders” as the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) knows who they are and is coming after them.

January 18th, 2017
“What’s the hurry?” Caller asks Gov’t on airport expansion project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Speak out BVI show on ZBVI 780 AM with Doug Wheatley, has called on the Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) administration to slow down and engage and educate the populace and to paint a clear picture of the pros and cons before sealing the controversial airport expansion project deal with the Chinese firm.

January 18th, 2017
The church is a hospital for sinners – Lay Preacher Sylvia Adams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A woman of faith with a passion for seeing souls saved plugged that church is a place for sinners as she beat back the notion that because ‘hypocrites’ are in the church is why persons should stay away.

January 18th, 2017
Race for Final Four & Golden Boots fires up National League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Islanders all but assured the BVIFA National League title, the race to see who will join them in the top four is far from clear after results, especially the Old Madrid defeat of Rebels F.C. on Sunday January 15, 2017, left many possibilities.

January 17th, 2017
Round 2! Hon Andrew A. Fahie fights for Opposition Leader post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After telling the media and Party delegates following his win as Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) on November 30, 2016 that he had no interest in pursuing the post of Leader of the Opposition, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has made a U-turn.

January 17th, 2017
Another motor scooter accident! Rider injured

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Less than 24 hours after a young man lost his life in a motor scooter accident, becoming the first road fatality in the Virgin Islands for 2017, another accident involved a motor scooter has occurred.

January 17th, 2017
Special election may be called in USVI in weeks if Rodriquez is not seated

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The St Thomas- St John District Democratic Party, through its executive committee, has taken the position that the 32nd Legislature has the authority and responsibility to determine the eligibility of Senator-elect Kevin A. Rodriquez, a press release the Party issued Sunday January 15, 2017 has made known.

January 17th, 2017
Kyle Frank first road fatality in VI for 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man said to be in his mid 20s was killed in a lone motor scooter accident on the James Walter Francis Drive dual carriageway just before midnight on January 16, 2017.

January 17th, 2017
Divided NDP Gov’t: Too many secrets- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Returning to be governed by UK’s direct rule as a result of indebtedness, disunity in the government and moving from the name National Democratic Party to "National Dictatorship Party" are some of the burning issues that former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline has expressed concern over.

January 17th, 2017
Minor accident on Waterfront Drive redirects traffic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Traffic between the Road Town Roundabout and the traffic lights on Waterfront Drive has been briefly redirected due to an accident in the vicinity of the Digicel flagship store this morning, January 17, 2017.

January 17th, 2017
VI sailors dominate in USVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ten Virgin Islands’ (VI) sailors raced in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) last weekend, January 14-15, at the 2017 MLK Regatta, with Kael Chalwell, Rayne Duff and Sam Morrell all topping their classes, Opti Green, Opti Championship and Club 420 respectively.

January 16th, 2017
$323M budget presented; Disappointing says Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) presented a $323M budget in the House of Assembly today, January 16, 2017.

January 16th, 2017
UPDATE: Taxi driver in Slaney accident critical

SLANEY, Tortola, VI – The driver of the taxi mini bus involved in the collision at Slaney, on the main island of Tortola, yesterday January 15, 2017 is in critical condition.

January 16th, 2017
Driver miraculously escapes injury in accident West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- A driver miraculously escaped without a scratch even though his vehicle was nearly mangled in an accident near the West End Police Station, on the main island of Tortola, moments ago, January 16, 2017.

January 16th, 2017
BVI Platinum News sued for Libel by Attorney David A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom and subsequently documents obtained, confirm that BVI Platinum News, doing business as Platinum Investors Limited, has been successfully sued for Libel by a local Attorney.

January 16th, 2017
Hon Walwyn accused of undue political interference in Horse Owners' election

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The ever controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), is making negative headlines again.

January 16th, 2017
Chinese cannot be allowed to compete unfairly with locals- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the weekly programme, Umoja, Cromwell Smith on ZBVI 780 AM, spoke out on just what he thinks of the territory entering trade deals with the Chinese, saying the territory can trade tourism and financial services while the Chinese trade goods; however, they cannot be allowed to come to set up manufacturing plants or to compete unfairly with locals.

January 16th, 2017
UPDATE: Canadian Wilson F. Reading, 18, victim in Bubbly Pool tragedy

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI- Our newsroom is able to confirm that the young man who was reportedly crushed to death after a boulder fell on his head yesterday January 15, 2017 in the area of the popular Bubbly Pool on the sister island of Jost Van Dyke has been identified.

January 16th, 2017
High cost of living forcing women to remain in abusive relationships- FSN Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of the Family Support Network Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds says society should not judge and come to conclusions when the organisation assists women who are rocking fancy hairdos and nails.

January 15th, 2017
Smith & Edwin perfect from free throw line

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Both Leslee J. Smith and Dion J. Edwin went perfect from the free throw line, but only Smith’s Bristol Flyers came away with a win in weekend Basketball action for Virgin Islands’ ballers abroad.

January 15th, 2017
‘Supa Cop’ rescues woman from mentally ill attacker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police Officer Glenn ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood was in the right place at the right time over the weekend, possibly saving a woman from severe injury or death at the hands of a man believed to be of unsound mind.

January 14th, 2017
VI hooks popular US sports fishing network

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Two 35-minute long series each airing for a period of four weeks on over nine major networks in the USA, featuring veteran and star sports fisherman Jimmy Houston and Co-Star Misty E. Wells, to viewership of over 500 million across the globe, is what the Virgin Islands will receive following a three-day filming of "Let’s take it outside", with Jimmy Houston Legends Network in January 2016.

January 14th, 2017
Anegada community centre closes; Sr citizens’ programme suffers

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The results of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration leaving the country broke continue to be felt from Anegada to Jost van Dyke and in almost every community of the Virgin Islands.

January 14th, 2017
Gumbs qualifies for World Youth C/ships with new National Record

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The highlight of a cold and blustery night at the 2nd BVI Athletic Association’s Development Meet on Friday January 13, 2017, at the A.O. Shirley Ground was the new National Record set by DJimon Gumbs.

January 14th, 2017
USVI Police hunting man that kidnapped & assaulted girlfriend

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers are on the hunt for a man police say kidnapped his girlfriend, carried her to three different locations and assaulted her with a tan tan tree stick, according VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte, who revealed the incident via press release on Friday, January 13, 2017.

January 13th, 2017
Chinese Tender unearthed! Cost of Airport Project could double by completion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was at the Third Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly on December 19, 2016 when Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) was grilling the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on the Airport Runway Extension Project.

January 13th, 2017
‘You can’t come into community with heavy hand’- Cromwell Smith to Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has suggested that in order for the police to regain the trust and assistance of the community in fighting crime, they should take a “social worker” approach and not go into communities with “a heavy hand.”

January 13th, 2017
Two injured as SUV flips @ Sea Cows Bay

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Two persons have been taken to Peebles Hospital, reportedly with injuries, after a vehicle they were in became involved in an accident and turned turtle at Sea Cows Bay on the main island of Tortola.

January 13th, 2017
Address Sugar Mill beach access issue to prevent ‘unwarranted outcomes’- Hon Fahie

WEST END, Tortola, VI- First District Representative and Opposition Member Hon Andrew A. Fahie has urged the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) to immediately address the contentious issue of access to the beach near the Sugar Mill Hotel in Apple Bay on the West End of Tortola, Virgin Islands.

January 14th, 2017
Build a wide & sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’

Dickson Igwe

For the working and middle Class, [British] Virgin Islands traveler, with a US Visa, or US Citizenship, there is no substitute to the air travel mini hub, Cyril E King International Airport, Charlotte Amalie.

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