PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – With pomp and ceremony, the Government today October 2, 2015 launched the Virgin Islands Youth Parliament with a view to ensuring inclusion of the next generation of law makers and to canvas their fresh and innovative ideas to address some of the problems that presently face the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull, the prominent preacher and father of 2nd District Representative Hon Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull, was taken to Peebles Hospital a few days ago after complaining of chest pains, sources have informed Virgin Islands News Online.
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE acknowledged that while gun crime is on the increase in the Virgin Islands, Government is also taking steps to curb it and bring some measure of control. He also said guns turned in during the July 2015 amnesty could lead to prosecution based on forensic tests.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
Our Young Professional this week is Mr Kyle H. Dasent, Network Operations Manager at CCT Global Communications.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro is calling on the Throne to remove Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE from his post in the Virgin Islands as he alleged that the representative of the Queen is failing in his responsibilities and abusing the people of the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The minister under which the National Health Insurance (NHI) directly falls and is the next big beat for him after the completion of the new Peebles Hospital, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton, is leaving the handling of the petition against the NHI up to the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton and Director of Social Security Ms Antonine Skelton confirmed with reporters earlier today, October 1, 2015 that the selecting of the association of health care providers JIPA Network as part of executing the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme was not done through the regular tender process.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has fired back at talk show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro who alleged that the Governor was being silent on the matter of the National Health Insurance (NHI).
By Dickson Igwe
Human beings are essentially material in their behaviour. From cradle to grave the need to satisfy physical and material needs is all pervasive. That is why in all countries humans work for a living, from the developed to the underdeveloped, given the opportunity. “Work is the rent one pays for living on Planet Earth,” so stated the late Queen Mother once.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the four young women hit the stage of the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College campus in Paraquita Bay this Saturday October 3, 2015 for Miss World BVI, they will have the pleasure of sharing the same stage with inaugural X Factor USA winner and Virgin Islander Melanie A. Amaro.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With improved broadband service on the horizon for the Virgin Islands, Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has made it clear that the phone companies in the VI should not charge customers dastardly exorbitant prices for the service.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town yesterday September 30, 2015 formally adopted and opened a new Children’s Room and Reading Corner in the Paediatric Ward of the Peebles Hospital as it continues to push not only literacy but the well-being of children undergoing care at the hospital through happy moments created by books.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Over the last few races a sense of lethargy had been felt amongst the MTB Club, which showed in the numbers lining up for the last couple of races, however, the Reverse Beef Island race totally bucked the recent trend and racers turned out in numbers last Sunday morning, September 27, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some 25 public officers in the territory today September 30, 2015 commenced an intense training programme entitled 'Developing Effective Policy; Analysis and Use of Evidence'.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Over the past few days residents of Virgin Gorda have been flooding social media with complaints and concerns about the quality of water they have been receiving through their taps and have been calling on the relevant authorities to step in and have it addressed in short order.
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – With two debutants in the running, the races at Ellis Thomas Downs on October 4, 2015 promise to be an event full of energy and excitement from the five races set.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard C. de Castro said that road side littering seems to be on the increase in the territory and as a tourism destination this must be curbed.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith and retired educator Ms Cynthia Brannigan will be honoured at this year’s staging of the 16th Norwell Harrigan Memorial Scholarship (NHMS) Luncheon in St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on October 25, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A very important discussion taking place at the regional conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Week 2015 in the Virgin Islands (British) has to do with the concept of a single ICT space, something Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Honourable Phillip Paulwell sees as a major beat as the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) seeks to abolish roaming in the Caribbean.
JOHNSON'S GHUT, Tortola, VI – Students of First Impressions Primary School have expressed high optimism about entering the Rotary Clubs of the Virgin Islands’ Butterfly Story Book competition as they desperately want to emulate what one of their colleagues did last year- win the competition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith must listen to all views when it comes to the National Health Insurance (NHI).
WEST END, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie had reason once again to blast the current National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for continuing on a path of disrespect, especially when it comes to effecting works in his community, but said is he none-the-less grateful that the cries of the people he represents are being addressed by Government.
EAST END, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) recently reported a dramatic upsurge in burglaries and, according to constable Clyde W. Potter, this can be handled should there be more police patrols in the most at risk communities.
KINGSTON, Jamaica- Digicel, a leading provider of communications and entertainment services to customers in the Caribbean and South Pacific, announced today that it is deploying ad control technology at the network level on its networks across the globe to ensure a better experience for customers and to encourage the likes of Google, Facebook and Yahoo to help connect the 4.2 billion unconnected people across the globe.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television commentator and talk show host Richard C. de Castro believes Government should seek to implement programmes which will allow for persons in the territory to have more disposable income after they would have cleared their monthly expenses.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A small field kicked off the Virgin Gorda leg of the 20th Highland Spring College Classic Series on Saturday September 26, 2015, with Reuben J. A. Stoby and Emily O’Reilly claiming victories.
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad & Tobago – Two players from the Virgin Islands attending the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Basketball Clinic in Trinidad and Tobago have been selected among the final eight to attend an NBA game in the United States of America (USA).
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Willard Wheatley Primary School has emerged victorious out of the seven teams that participated in the first Jelani N. Lettsome memorial bowling tournament hosted by the guidance counseling movement Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E.).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Acting Chief Immigration Officer Mr Ian B. Penn has been hospitalised.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Representative for the Second District Honourable Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull said he will soon disclose the results of a comparative study he has done on the National Health Insurance (NHI) to compare and contrast with the insurance packages offered by private insurance agencies.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Scotiabank (BVI) Limited in collaboration with the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority will host the second annual 5K Walk/Run on November 7, 2015 to benefit the Peebles Hospital Pediatric Unit.
By Alred C. Frett
Practice makes perfect even to those skilled in Deceit & Destruction:
If we lose ourselves it’s impossible to lead others – However, as indoctrinated Descendants of Slaves we are conditioned to accept wrong as right and regard ourselves as Lazy & Violent when Historical Facts show Europeans as the ones who stole America from Mexicans & Indians, robbed the Resources of others, enslaved Africans, slaughtered Indians, Muslims, Blacks & Japanese.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Diane Drayton has confirmed that there have been no arrests in relation to the shooting incident in Baughers Bay on the evening of September 24, 2015.
Police had earlier confirmed that a man had been wounded in an alleged drive by shooting in the area.
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