FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — An elderly woman died two hours after being removed from a dodge minivan that she was driving up Rattan Hill, St Croix, US Virgin Islands on Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of frequent reports, including on social media, that persons had contracted the Zika virus in the territory, the Ministry of Health and Social Development has confirmed five cases of the Zika virus in the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games came to a close in a festive celebration of the 31st Olympiad on Sunday August 21, 2016, the Virgin Islands (VI) delegation of athletes, coaches, physiotherapist and doctor returned home with unforgettable experiences and memories.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom from our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources is that H. Lavity Stoutt Community College President Dr Karl Dawson has been removed from his post as President and has been replaced by long time Board Member and consultant Dr Janet B. Smith.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Respected talk show host Doug Wheatley has accused the United Kingdom government of standing aloof and not wanting to intervene on various undemocratic practices that plague the territory from time to time, despite them being brought to their attention.
WEST END, Tortola, VI – “Kudos to the now 21 year old but still going strong West End Community Centre Committee for pulling off another successful Back to School Fair in the First District,” said Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), as he reflected on the activity of Saturday August 20, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Flashing traffic lights will be observed in Road Town for a trial period of one month to evaluate any potential security risks to motorists at night while waiting at the traffic lights.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett said in a statement on Tuesday August 23, 2016 that the US Virgin Islands should implement a territorial action plan in its efforts to curb gun violence, noting the high level of homicides that have persisted over the years, and the failure of piecemeal efforts by both public and private organisations to put a dent in it.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It is only a week until the biggest boxing event ever staged in the territory takes place, courtesy of the Iron Fist Gym, at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town on Wednesday August 31, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands has been told to brace itself for showers tonight and throughout tomorrow due to a tropical wave, which is currently a couple of hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reminding that the key to making any organisation effective is to ensure that the key leadership positions are filled by experienced and capable people, since “it is their energy that will empower people to give their best,” Governor John S. Duncan OBE has stated that some nine senior positions across the public service have already, or will shortly change.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The transporting of the remaining two Wartsila generators for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project will be delayed due to a mechanical problem with the transporting hauler.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While Her Majesty’s Customs and other border protection agencies in the Virgin Islands are upping their efforts to crack down on illegal activities here, a number of residents, including locals, are believed to be bent on encouraging the opposite.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jose Almestica reportedly made a dash to escape being arrested by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on August 18, 2016 after he and two others were searched, the court heard yesterday afternoon August 22, 2016 when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards.
PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Purcell Girls' Brigade Lieutenant Tammi T. David has disclosed that the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry is likely to go district-wide for 2017 as opposed to its current concentration on children only of the Purcell community.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – As the Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League continued on Sunday August 21, 2016 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom on the main island of Tortola, there were wins for Ghut Boys, Red Zone and former champions Bayside Blazers.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Two vehicular accidents on St Croix, US Virgin Islands on Monday August 22, 2016— one early in the morning and the other at about 7:00 P.M. — have left two victims dead, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has confirmed.
SLANEY POINT, Tortola, VI- Tortola Auto Group is giving customers a chance to earn up to $3,000 cash back in their newest promotion which starts on September 1 and ends September 10, 2016 with a roadshow at the Courtesy Car Rental Parking lot, Opposite Scotiabank.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Officer Lesha Lammy and Kai Javois were shot dead by someone two weeks ago at a beach in Hams Bluff, Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands (USVI).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- This news site first and accurately reported on August 19, 2016 that Geraldine Ritter-Freeman was chosen above Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Guy M. Hill for the post of Acting Chief Immigration Officer.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite becoming unpopular for not calling a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the controversial Ports Development Project even when the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Auditor General, along with the public, would have strongly recommended it, Governor John S. Duncan OBE insists it was the right decision.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the scheduled power outages are reportedly necessary for the safe transporting of the three Wartsila generators from Port Purcell to Pockwood Pond, this has not stopped residents from expressing their discomfort, especially on social media.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Before the crack of dawn, over eight boats set sailed and officially started the first ever Virgin Gorda International Marlin Tournament, which will run from today, Sunday August 20, 2016, and end on Tuesday August 23, 2016.
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Traffic has been reduced to one lane at Baughers Bay after bags of cement fell from a moving truck today, August 20, 2016.
By Natalio D. Wheatley
On Wednesday August 17, 2016, on my radio show, “Things to Talk,” I made comments which were reported on by various news outlets. These news reports on my comments were not received well by a sizable number of people. Some will see my response to these news reports and their comments as damage control, but those who know me understand that I am not afraid of criticism.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the absence of a deep water harbour in Pockwood Pond, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) had no alternative but to offload its three new Wartsila generators for the Phase V Power Development Project at Port Purcell.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outspoken host of the 3D Show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has described as “heartbreaking” that a local media house had to file a Freedom of Information Inquest to the United Kingdom in search for answers to the proposed Airport Expansion Project here in the [British] Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yesterday August 19, 2016 the Family Support Network (FSN) was assured that it would not be left alone in its struggle to provide the much needed services to hundreds in the territory, when it was given a cheque valued $1,250.00 by the Lions Club of Tortola.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Suggesting that senior politicians who have been publicly stating that the United Kingdom Government wants to impose direct rule on the Virgin Islands have not been informed enough, Governor John S. Duncan OBE has dismissed those claims.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The saying, ‘when one door is closed another is opened’, seems to be true for Senior Crown Counsel in the Office of the Virgin Islands Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Attorney Valston M. Graham.
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has begun to offloaded its three Wartsila power generating sets for the Phase V Power Development Project, which is geared towards tackling the power woes hitting the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long time horse owner Lesmore Smith has again called for pari-mutuel betting in the Virgin Islands to be made legal.