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May 6th, 2015
EE & WE fire stations to remain closed until vehicles acquired – Fire Chief

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. McLean said the VI Fire and Rescue Services Department continues to be hamstrung by lack of up-to-date firefighting equipment and as such has to make do with what it has until better can be provided, resulting in the closure of the East End and West End fire stations.

May 6th, 2015
CBC’s ‘Road to Road Town’ well underway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As tickets for the 2015 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships went on sale over the weekend, organisers also confirmed the arrival of the brand new trophy and medals which will be up for grabs during the June 8-21, 2015 event at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

May 5th, 2015
’We looking reality not bribery’- Senior citizen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A senior citizen, who gave her name only as Mrs Malone, has related to Virgin Islands News Online what she thinks the electorate is looking for from the various parties and independents seeking office at the upcoming general elections.

May 5th, 2015
UPDATE: Pusser’s workers upset over removal of service charge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Workers of Pusser’s are peeved that the company has withdrawn the service charge levied on patrons and which went towards workers’ pay cheques. They claim it is an unfair measure which has left them unable to meet their living expenses.

May 5th, 2015
‘All out’ is the man for the Ninth District!- Anegada businessmen

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – “We looking for a person who could see the needs of the people and what the people of Anegada need, not just to say oh that’s my friend, I could get this, I could get that because that is what is going on a lot.”

May 5th, 2015
Elton Georges out! Sheila N. Brathwaite in! as Complaints Commissioner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands News Online had first and accurately reported on January 14, 2015 that the hunt was on for a new Complaints Commissioner and that several persons had applied for the post. Of those who this news site had reported were afforded interviews, Mrs Sheila N. Brathwaite has been appointed to the post first held by Mr Elton Georges, CMG, OBE.

May 5th, 2015
Elections gimmick talks are foolish- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, in a public broadcast on radio and television last night May 4, 2015, sought to give an outline of his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government’s performance since taking office in November 2011, claiming that his Government has re-established the Virgin Islands economy on a firm footing and for that reason should be given another four year term.

May 5th, 2015
‘NDP Gov't paranoid with power’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has accused the National Democratic Party (NDP) government of being so paranoid with power that it is going to the extent of invading on citizens' privacy. The senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member also said the NDP's continued practice of bypassing District Representatives who are on the Opposition could have repercussions.

May 5th, 2015
Walker whacks & Bailey bamboozles as Vikings crush Cavaliers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vikings crushed Cavaliers in the LIME Superfast League twenty/20 on Sunday May 3, 2015, to send a clear message to the rest of the teams remaining in the Super Eight stage.

May 5th, 2015
'Flood of persons registering to vote'- SOE Juliette Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Supervisor of Elections (SOE) Juliette Penn has confirmed that registration for elections which heightened yesterday May 4, 2015 ends today May 5, 2015 at 4:30pm and that the Claims and Objections period will end sometime during next week.

May 4th, 2015
UPDATE: Anegada parents mum after meeting with Ed. Officials

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Whether they were intimidated in anyway remains to be heard, but parents who earlier were keen to let their grievances regarding issues at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre in Anegada be heard have suddenly gone quiet following their meeting with education officials earlier today, May 4, 2015.

May 4th, 2015
EE resident decries state of fire response

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – An East End resident is decrying the state of affairs in the District which he calls home as it regards response to fires and road works and is calling on District Representative for the Seventh District Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering to look into the needs of the community.

May 4th, 2015
Stoby & Crumpler triumph over ‘Paraquita Beast’

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Reuben J.A. Stoby and Katrina Crumpler were the respective male and female winners of the Blenheim Trust 5K race held at Paraquita Bay on May 2, 2015. Their recent wins also guaranteed them the series.

May 4th, 2015
Hon Walwyn’s companies rake in over $100,000 at HoA, asked to step down!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After it was unearthed that Orion Law firm had direct engagement with the BVI Health Services Authority after the public was lied to and told it was an indirect relationship via Zolfo Cooper, the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn is in hot water again.

May 4th, 2015
Gloria A. Fahie considering At Large run under VIP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Our reliable sources within the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) have confirmed that cancer survivor and campaigner Gloria A. Fahie is considering running as an At Large candidate under the Virgin Islands Party banner in the upcoming general elections.

May 4th, 2015
'Govt called early elections to escape HOA scrutiny' – Hon Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party and Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said over-budgeting and unaccountability regarding the Cruise Pier Development Project are but some of the reasons Government has opted for early elections.

May 4th, 2015
VI Volleyballers 9th @ ECVA Continental Cup

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The VI pairings of Amandona Creese/Tyalia Nibbs and Lauren Welsch/Tamisha Georges, bowed out of contention at the NORCECA Continental Cup ECVA Women’s Zonal Phase in Castaways Beach, Antigua & Barbuda on Saturday May 2, 2015 with two defeats.

May 3rd, 2015
Bushcutter struck by vehicle @ Zion Hill

ZION HILL, Tortola, VI - A man was moments ago, May 3, 2015 struck by a vehicle on Zion Hill on the West End of Tortola.

May 3rd, 2015
JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney expected to run for office!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our news room from sources close to the main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is that the second eldest daughter of the late Chief Minister, Cyril B. Romney, will be a candidate on the VIP ticket for the upcoming general elections.

May 3rd, 2015
UPDATE: VI boxing fans react to Mayweather vs Pacquiao bout

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Boxing fans in the Virgin Islands have been reacting to the outcome of the bout that was being hyped as the ‘fight of the century’.

May 3rd, 2015
Nicholas Tranquille challenging CoP in High Court again

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a notice of application for leave to apply for judicial review, Police Constable Nicholas Tranquille is challenging Commissioner of Police (CoP) David Morris for allegedly failing to honour the recent judgement of the High Court of the Virgin Islands which had ruled in the favour of Tranquille.

May 3rd, 2015
UPDATE: Pre-Mother's Day car sale draws much public interest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scotiabank BVI and Nagico Insurances yesterday May 2, 2015 held a pre-Mother’s Day car sale with a number of the territory’s top auto dealerships, including Burke’s Garage, VI Motors, International Motors and others, with a number of sales being closed.

May 4th, 2015
Why snap elections are never in the people’s best interest

By Alred C. Frett

The Tricks of Slavery are still with us

As Corruption consumes Leaders and Police Officers kill unarmed Black Men, we find mothers publicly beating their Sons to prevent them from resisting the wrongness of Authority for fear they too may be killed… Mothers do what comes naturally without understanding the effects but this is the same technique used by Slave Masters to prolong Slavery and keep the Youth in shackles.

May 3rd, 2015
BVI lift NACRA South Zone Cup

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Tries by Austin Kiel, Shomari Spencer and Noel Maxwell saw the BVI Men’s National Rugby team to an emphatic 19-0 victory over Curacao on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the A.O. Shirley Ground in Road Town, Tortola.

May 2nd, 2015
UPDATE: L&B Stables thrilled about bringing back Governor’s Cup to VI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Owner of Governor’s Cup winner Doughmaker, Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge said she is happy to once again bring the Governor’s Cup home to the VI.

May 2nd, 2015
Win & loss for BVI Girls in ECVA Beach Volleyball

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Pairs of Lauren Welch/Tamisha Georges and Tyalia Nibbs/Amadona Creese suffered mixed fortunes on the opening day of the ECVA Women’s Beach Volleyball Zonal Phase strong at beautiful Castaways Beach, Antigua, on Friday May 1, 2015.

May 2nd, 2015
Hon Walwyn's brother hospitalised with 'fractured skull'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands is that the brother of Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn has been hospitalised with a fractured skull, allegedly due to a "beating" he received at a night spot in Baughers Bay a week ago.

May 1st, 2015
UPDATE: Robbery trio found guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A jury moments ago May 1, 2015 found the trio of Doyle Guishard, Denzil Wheatley and Samuel Harris guilty of aggravated burglary committed in 2013.

May 1st, 2015
Terry D. Smith on $50K bail for alleged gun & ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman Terry D. Smith, who survived an apparent execution attempt on April 23, 2015 on Flemming Street in Road Town, Tortola, was today May 1, 2015 placed before the Magistrate's Court on charges of alleged firearm and ammunition possession.

May 1st, 2015
Food, fun & friendly competition expected @ NLBC Int’l Night

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The New Life Baptist Church will be hosting its annual International Night tomorrow May 2, 2015 in which 13 countries from the Caribbean and around the world are slated to participate in a day of fun and friendly competition.

May 1st, 2015
Agreement reveals direct engagement by Orion Law with BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While answering a question in the House of Assembly earlier this year Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith told the public that Orion Law, a firm founded and owned by the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn and Speaker of the House Ingrid A. Moses, was only doing business indirectly with the BVI Health Services Authority.

May 1st, 2015
Albert O. Wheatley contesting 9th District

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI- Virgin Gordian Albert O. Wheatley has announced he will be contesting the next general election for the Ninth District seat as an Independent Candidate.

May 1st, 2015
BVI Basketball Federation makes ‘U Turn’ on 2015 League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Basketball Federation has made a U-turn on its original decision to cancel the 2015 Summer League and has now announced it will hold a League at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex after all.

May 1st, 2015
‘Stop silencing Gov’t employees for their views!’ – Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Young educator, businesswoman and political aspirant Sharie B. de Castro said the silencing of persons for their political views must stop and that people should be free to express their opinion with a view to seeking what’s best for the territory.

May 1st, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kimberly M. George

By N. Johann Earle

To become a Principal is her ultimate goal as she has a love for educating young minds. She is Kimberly M. George and she is a teacher attached to the Bregado Flax Educational Centre and one of the few women involved in Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E.).

April 30th, 2015
Man confessed to buying stolen jewellery for $2k – Police alleges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two witnesses took to the stand today April 30, 2015 in the Magistrate's Court as the trial of Juan Martin Pimental Taveras, who has been charged with allegedly receiving stolen goods, continued. One of the witnesses was the Virtual Complainant and the other an investigating officer with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

April 30th, 2015
‘We’re ready for early elections! – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the party is ready for early elections, the announcement of which came to him as no surprise as there has been a flurry of activities lately that pointed to that possibility.

April 30th, 2015
17 conquer ‘The Beast’ in VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Seventeen runners on April 25, 2015 were successful in conquering ‘The Beast’, the tough 10K course that represents the first half of the Dive BVI Half Marathon on May 9, 2015 on Virgin Gorda.

April 30th, 2015
HoA to be dissolved tomorrow May 1, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands will be dissolved tomorrow, May 1, 2015, paving the way for elections to be held sometime in late May or June, 2015.

April 30th, 2015
‘There will be no favouritism under a VIP Admin’- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that District Representatives who are in the Opposition are constantly being overlooked when it comes to infrastructural developments in their districts and that whatever contracts executed are usually given to friends of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA has assured there will be no such disrespect and cronyism under a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) if it wins the upcoming General Elections.

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