FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI – Residents of Fat Hogs Bay (FHB) are peeved about a project which is about to start in the Seventh District which they have already written off as an election gimmick and which they said has and will cause them extreme hardship, affecting their businesses and livelihood.
NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Ninth District Elton L. Sprauve aka ‘All Out’ assured residents of Virgin Gorda that he possesses the same leadership qualities of outgoing Ninth District Representative Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE and therefore will provide the same leadership that Hon O’Neal provided for his forty years in elected office.
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “Contrary to the current government, the VIP is not hungry for power; instead we understand that our people in the BVI are hungry for change. Real change requires a new type of government – A Virgin Islands Party government,” explained young Territorial At Large candidate Sharie B. de Castro.
LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Owner of Leverick Bay and coordinator of the Leverick Bay Poker Run, Nick Willis said the boat that caught fire off Beef Island yesterday May 24, 2015 had reportedly suffered an engine malfunction that resulted in the blaze.
NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – It is day five and relatives of John Emmanuel, 66, have not had a comfortable night’s rest knowing he is somewhere out there.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the 2015 political season winds down, with about two weeks left of campaigning and the public having to be bombarded by radio, online and tv commercials and the speeches from the rostrums, two politicians have stepped up the campaigning to a new level.
By AC Frett
Reading is Fundamental:
Emancipation took place a long time ago but our People would still rather spend a lifetime listening to the Lies of others than spend a minute reading and researching Truth for themselves… We look at the written word and tell ourselves it’s too much to read so while Missionaries ceased to exist the lessons they taught our Ancestors are still being used to handicap our Children and Grandchildren.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and incumbent candidate for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said a vote for the National Democratic Party is a vote for the continuation of their alleged bold faced corruption.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Bayside Blazers will soon be sporting their championship rings for winning the 2014 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League as Digicel (BVI) Ltd has come through to its promise of sponsoring the ‘blings’.
LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – When Alcinder Baa aka Al and Von Alphonso aka Vondi entered the Leverick Bay Poker Run this year they had one thing on their mind, taking home some big dollars. Their lucky star did shine on them as for the second year in a row the duo claimed the 1st prize of $8,000.
HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – In the midst of laying out her plans and speaking about her “accomplishments” in the Fifth District, Honourable Delores Christopher described the governance of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) while in power as ‘patch and go fashion’
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) will on May 30, 2015 host a health exposition and day of testing in collaboration with local and overseas medical institutions and agencies during which it is expected that a wide range of testing and medical services will be available to the public.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and incumbent candidate for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said the National Democratic Party (NDP) is fresh out of ideas and has opted to make him their target for name calling and denigration in this election campaign.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justin Smit rode to an easy victory, last weekend, in the BVI Mountain Bike Club’s “East End Torture” in a time of 58.30, a 2-lap course around the East End area with a featured eastern climb of the prison road culminating in a crux just outside Her Majesty’s Prison.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Project Director of Biwater BVI, Richard F. Smith said he was heart-broken at comments made by Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool that the Biwater plant at Paraquita Bay had encountered difficulties but not explain what had really occurred at the plant since the Works Ministry and Water and Sewerage Department were informed of the problem encountered and that it was quickly rectified.
BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – Independent candidate for the Sixth District Dion M. Jennings blamed the ongoing culture of victimisation for the low numbers at his public meeting held last night May 22, 2015 at the Belle Vue junction.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After evaluating and tabulating the nomination day process of yesterday May 22, 2015 Supervisor of Elections Mrs Juliette Penn recommended that nominating of candidates for general elections be closed at noon in future.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the British Virgin Islands Football Association Executives, President Andy Bickerton, Vice President, Aubrey Liburd and Asst. Secretary- Operations, Avenell Morton, will be departing the Territory on Sunday 24th May, 2015, to attend the FIFA Congress in Zurich.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Assuring that she has learnt much from her father the late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Fourth District JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney declared that she is ready to step up to the challenge and become the next Representative.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
This week we feature a young man who accurately describes himself as a calm, cool and collective guy. His passion for giving back to his community is one to admire. His dream for his country is one of prosperity whereby he would like to see it not only prosper but prosper in the right way where development is controlled in such a way that the natural beauty of the island he hails from and resides on remains.
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The Stickett area was filled to capacity last night May 21, 2015 as it was the occasion of the campaign launch of Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering who, while outlining some of the areas of development for his district, stood up to his critics.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE said there are many issues to be looked after in the city of Road Town on the main island of Tortola and he is sure that under the guidance of JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney those issues will be attended too.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Football Association Under 13 Boys team has departed the territory to participate in the Coupe de la Com, hosted by French St Maarten from May 22 to May 24, 2015.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “As your representatives in the House of Assembly, we will ensure that resources are evenly distributed and allocated to assist persons desiring to set-up and run their own companies. We need to stop this runaway train where the rich continue to become unseemly richer while the poor become destitute.”
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – At Large candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Irene F. Penn-O’Neal called on voters of the Sixth District to give the party’s candidates their votes as the party is one they could trust – having integrity and a record of development in the country, unlike the alternatives.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – With a long weekend ahead and the void created by the absence of Music Fest, local promoters have organised a weekend of 'Mardi Gras' celebration which will feature, among other international artistes, Popcaan of Jamaica.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shortly after announcing her run for political office as an Independent Territorial At Large candidate, former legislator and prominent figure in the legal fraternity Mrs Dancia Penn has come in for criticisms from Bishop John I. Cline who referred to her as a ‘fly in ointment’ due to her late entry into the electoral race.
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Prodigal son of the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan last evening May 20, 2015 returned home to the place he originated from but, unlike the account in the Bible, there was no fatted calf or feast awaiting him because of the economic downturn the community along with so many others face.
EAST END, Tortola, VI - “They can take the credit, for all I am concerned about is improving the lives of the citizens of my community.., and their families,” said Honourable Marlon A. Penn as he officially launched his campaign last night, May 20, 2015 in Red Bay, East End.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Painting a grim picture of where the Virgin Islands is positioned presently, former Deputy Premier under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, Dancia Penn OBE, QC said it is her deep and abiding love for country, coupled with the call from across the Virgin Islands for change, that she has decided to put herself up as an Independent At Large candidate for the June 8, 2015 General Election.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The early elections date called by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has not only caught many persons aspiring to run for political office off guard but has even disenfranchised some persons eligible to vote. Added to that, the Elections Office was also affected by the sudden announcement as it was unable to complete the processing of voter’s identification cards.
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