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.
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.
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.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The ever controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), is making negative headlines again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Our young professional this week is one who has a character of perseverance and believes in having an open mind. Both have helped to define her career path.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “All I have to say, this is another Biwater,” said a caller to the Open Mic live television programme hosted by Julio S. Henry, who responded, “Listen, this is ten times worse than Biwater.”
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a man accused of kidnapping someone. Though police did not clarify who the suspect had kidnapped, the case has been categorised as a domestic violence situation.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A pledge to “strongly lobby” for the passing of a few critical legislations to ensure good governance, the clear definition of each member of the House of Assembly’s power and privileges as stated by the law and not opinion, as well as public forums to be held by Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, are some of the plans for 2017 by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local businessman and talk show host Julio S. ‘Sam’ Henry came out with a barrage of hard hitting punches to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), bluntly telling him that his Health Minister Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) ran the finances of the territory better than him.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge Denise Francois has sentenced 2012 Senate candidate Riise Richards to a one-year prison term for embezzling public funds when she worked as the director of the Planning and Research Division in the Virgin Islands Police Department, the VI Department of Justice announced this morning, January 12, 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Powerful, impactful and timely are some of the words that local celebrity McKenzie K. Baltimore Jr, also known as B’MORE, has used to describe his soon to be released music video for his latest song entitled: What the world needs.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The often candid but thoughtful Julian Willock, the former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works and now Chairman of the Board of Advance Marketing and Professional Services, a political consulting and marketing company, has again lent his voice to some topical issues affecting the Virgin Islands.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A Norwegian Escape ship docked in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Monday January 9, 2017 was the site of a suicide incident, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman announced today, January 11, 2017.
WEST END, Tortola, VI – A Manager of Sugar Mill Hotel & Restaurant in Little Apple Bay, on the Western End of Tortola, is accused of attempting to force a family off the beach there but was met with strong resistance, which almost turned violent.
ROAD TOW, Tortola, VI- Former Accountant General and wife of Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), Mrs Kharid T. Fraser has pointed out to the job scarcity in the territory as one of the reasons why persons hold on to positions for a very long time.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With gun crime seemingly on the rise in the Virgin Islands, Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) does not believe the police would be able to adequately deal with the scourge once the police remains the responsibility of the Governor.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Social Security Board on Thursday January 5, 2017 signed an agreement with the team of James Todman Construction and Larry Adams Construction Companies (JTC/LAC) to facilitate the design and building of 43 residential units at Joe’s Hill, in the Road Town Section of Tortola.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many critics for years have claimed that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith is sleeping, a weak leader, soft and only does as he is told, it appears that lately he is becoming more and more assertive.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was this news site that was first and as usual accurate to break the story last evening January 9, 2017 that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) had demanded the resignation of Chairman of the BVI Heath Services Authority Board (BVIHSA) John I. Cline.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the shooting death of local businessman Frankie J. Fahie marking the territory's first homicide for 2017, political candidate in the 2015 general elections and businesswoman Sharie B. Y. de Castro has seized the initiative to speak out against crime in the Virgin Islands.