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July 31st, 2014
Hon Vanterpool warns TRC, telecoms companies to improve services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool challenged the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) and the telecommunications providers to bring their service up to par to what is available in the international community since the Territory is such a big player on the world stage.

July 31st, 2014
Digicel's cost of services reduced by 20% since 2008 – CEO Conor Looney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New CEO of Digicel BVI Conor Looney said that since Digicel entered the Virgin Islands market, the company’s cost of communication services has reduced by 20 percent and has over that period invested some $24 million in building a network here.

July 31st, 2014
60th Festival parade must start on time - BVIF&FC Chairman Marvin 'MB' Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) Mr Marvin 'MB' Blyden has given every assurance that the annual Road Town Parade will start on time this year.

July 31st, 2014
Sistah Joyce retains Calypso Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Early this morning July 31, 2014 Ms Joyce Searles who goes by the stage name Sistah Joyce was once again crowned the Queen of Calypso in the Virgin Islands as she said her songs were written from her heart and personal experiences and that she has been ducking from the ‘balls’ of discrimination in real time.

July 31st, 2014
BVIFA announces 40th Anniversary plans!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Executive Members of the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) and also the 40th Anniversary Committee, under the Chairmanship of 1st Vice President, Mr. Aubrey Liburd, are pleased to announce that the plans for the 40th Anniversary of the BVIFA are now confirmed and the Logo chosen.

July 30th, 2014
TRC celebrates World Telecoms Day with Open House

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Works and a number of telecommunications companies operating in the Virgin Islands kicked off a two-day celebration today July 30, 2014 to mark over 50 years of telecommunications in the Virgin Islands.

July 30th, 2014
One of the world’s largest puzzles a beautiful display of local talent

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI – Driving pass Eugene Nibb’s Woodwork Shop in Sea Cows' Bay, one cannot miss the scenic sight of a 15ft high, 6ft wide, 24,000-piece puzzle that sits at its frontage. If you didn’t stop to inquire about it, questions would definitely be left lingering in your mind as to just how that was done and why.

July 30th, 2014
VINO STATEMENT: Mark Vanterpool a desperate disgrace

Ladies and Gentlemen it was brought to our attention that Mr. Mark H. Vanterool on July 29, 2014 launched a blistering attack on Virgin Islands News Online and its staff while debating the House of Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee Report on the Cruise Ship Development Project.

July 30th, 2014
NDP Govt. caves on Censor Bill following wide condemnation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly yesterday July 29, 2014 passed the new Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Bill 2014 after Governor William Boyd McCleary rejected the original Bill which was passed in the House on March 13, 2014.

July 30th, 2014
Delta unveils 60th Festival ‘SUPA Big’ give-away promotions

PASEA, Tortola, VI – For the management of Delta Petroleum BVI the 60th anniversary of Festival celebrations in the Virgin Islands (VI) is a significant milestone, one that cannot go by without Delta Petroleum doing their part besides being a sponsor to a number of events and activities.

July 30th, 2014
UPDATE: Objective achieved! VG youths take advantage of workshop

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “The workshop was more than a success... I am certainly pleased at the number of attendees. We had a full room and participants are giving us great feedback. One of the participants even asked us at the end when is the next workshop…”

July 30th, 2014
Old Madrid Masters take 2nd place in Veterans’ Tournament

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Old Madrid Masters FC continued its impressive record in regional Masters football tournament this past weekend at the 4th annual St. Martin Veterans Invitational Tournament in Sint Maarten, Dutch West Indies, coming-up just short of winning the title for the third time.

July 29th, 2014
UPDATE: Moleto A. Smith Jr. files court challenge to Basil C. Ottley Jr.’s residency

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate Moleto A. Smith Jr. today July 29, 2014 filed a legal challenge to Lt. Governor Candidate Basil C. Ottley’s residency.

July 29th, 2014
UPDATE: Muslim peace march sees massive & diverse turnout

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Muslim Community of the Virgin Islands had massive support today July 29, 2014 from persons of all races, colours, creeds and religious persuasions as together they walked the streets of Road Town, Tortola calling for world peace.

July 29th, 2014
Hon Myron V. Walwyn wants PAC cruise pier report withdrawn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn called for the Final Report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the cruise pier project to be withdrawn because of the procedural failures and the factual inaccuracies.

July 29th, 2014
UPDATE: Hon Fahie renews call for DFS Gaskin to be disciplined

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Hon Andrew A. Fahie is of the belief that actions of Deputy Financial Secretary (DFS) Wendell M. Gaskin warrant strong disciplinary action not only for his misrepresentation of facts in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) but also for displaying behaviour unbecoming of the office he holds.

July 29th, 2014
No knives & guns @ Festival – Honouree Iris Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Amidst very brief remarks by the political leaders at last night’s official opening ceremony for the 60th Festival celebrations, Honouree of the Road Town Festiville Ms. Iris Freeman had a very straight appeal to persons who were going to be in attendance throughout.

July 29th, 2014
UPDATE: LIME sets record straight on $5k 1st draw

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Sean's eyes were closed when he pulled the name and he actually grabbed two pieces of paper and her paper was the one he held on to,” said Kareem-Nelson Hull LIME Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications as he set the record straight amidst public concerns raised regarding the first $5k draw on Friday July 25, 2014.

July 29th, 2014
Morale boosting win for Girls ahead of CONCACAF competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Last Saturday, July 25, 2014 the BVI Football Association welcomed the U15 Girls and U14 Boys teams from the St Thomas-based Laraza F.C. for a one day Football Festival on the A.O. Shirley Ground.

July 28th, 2014
First District B/ball camp successfully concludes

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI - The Annual First District Basketball Camp which was sponsored by Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, the First District Committee, among other sponsors, and which began on July 14, 2014, ended as a success on Saturday July 26, 2014.

July 28th, 2014
Hon Maduro-Caines dismisses PAC evidence on cruise pier project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Sixth District Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines declared her non-support for the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) final report on the cruise pier project, saying that it lacks evidence despite testimonies from present and former Ports Authority officials and other public servants who testified before the PAC earlier this year.

July 28th, 2014
Tichina Penn is Miss Jr. BVI

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Tichina Penn, 23 years old, was last night crowned the first Miss Jr BVI when she breezed through the competition taking seven of nine prizes apart from the crown in a keenly contested pageant held at the Eileen Parson’s Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Paraquita Bay, Tortola.

July 28th, 2014
‘We celebrate him even in death’ – Ms Vilna M. Fahie

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Yesterday July 27, 2014 as widower Ms Vilna M. Fahie and her four children sat around their breakfast table and with an empty chair at one end they lit a golden candle which burned throughout the day.

July 28th, 2014
VIslander Nelda Huggins advances to IAAF World Jr Semis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Nelda Huggins became the second Virgin Islands female athlete to advance to the semifinal of an IAAF World Jr. Championships sprint event in the Territory’s history, when she reached the 200m semifinal on Thursday July 24, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon.

July 27th, 2014
Brilliant colours & exquisite designs @ Summer Sizzle runway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The runway of the 2014 edition of BVI Summer Sizzle was exquisite in all ways with some of the hottest fashion and designs ever seen.

July 27th, 2014
Kudos dads! – BVIF&FCC Marvin MB Blyden salutes dads

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When given the chance to briefly say a few words to parents, children and Rotary family present at the Rotary Club of Road Town's Kiddies Fiesta, Chairman of the BVI Festivals and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) Mr Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden acknowledged the massive turnout of fathers at the event.

July 27th, 2014
Legs, Fearless sweep ‘Short & Sweet’ League C/chips

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Both Fearless and the Legs duly completed Championship Series sweeps in the BVI Basketball Federation's “Short and Sweet, Back on our Feet” tournament conclusion on Saturday July 26, 2014, in the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

July 26th, 2014
Anticipation high for Aug. 5 races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – With attractive purses on offer, anticipation is high for the big August Tuesday race meet to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs Sea Cows’ Bay come August 5, 2014 which will feature nine races.

July 26th, 2014
The story of Nottingham Estate is the story of the VI – Hon Penn

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “The people of Nottingham have a legacy to be proud of, a legacy of a proud and resilient people, a legacy of strength and determination,” so declared Representative of the 8th District Honourable Marlon A. Penn as he delivered remarks at the East End/Long Look Festival of Culture and Praise.

July 30th, 2014
Saving Ourselves From Another New World Order

By Alred C. Frett

The Power of Hypocrisy is the Soul of every New World Order:
It is crucial to respect Facts before nurturing our Children on ‘mistruths’… Less than 50 years ago we were still Victims of legal Segregation, Discrimination & Apartheid but Today we are anxious to spend time, money & effort in celebrating a Phantom of Emancipation where we become over Intoxicated, Vulgar & Rambunctious without reality of the Freedom that eludes us.

July 26th, 2014
‎B'More takes Tino's Groovy Crown!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Newcomer B'More took the Crown for the Groovy segment of the Soca competition with ease and comfort last night July 25, 2014 while Tino being dethroned ensured that he took home a Crown and did it in the Power segment.

July 26th, 2014
Fearless, Legs make winning start to best of 3 playoffs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Both Fearless and the Legs made winning starts to the best of three Championship series in the Back on our Feet, Short and Sweet Basketball League on Friday July 25, 2014, at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex (MPSC).

July 25th, 2014
Hon Marlon A. Penn denounces PAC cruise pier report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Eighth District and member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) from the Government side Hon Marlon A. Penn on Wednesday July 23, 2014 denounced the PAC’s final report on the cruise pier project.

July 25th, 2014
Nevin Brathwaite seriously hurt after motorcycle accident

HODGES CREEK, Tortola, VI - Close relatives of Mr Nevin Brathwaite of Hodges Creek have confirmed that he is currently receiving urgent medical attention overseas following his involvement in an accident yesterday afternoon July 24, 2014.

July 25th, 2014
Long Look Community to Pay Homage to Fore-Parents

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “Now is the ideal time for children and adults who are not aware of the rich cultural heritage and history surrounding Long Look, to come out and learn all they can, so that when they claim to be celebrating freedom from slavery, they will know exactly what that celebration entails,” said East End/Long Look Festival Committee Chairperson Ms Sandra Potter-Warrican.

July 25th, 2014
Summer Sizzle hailed as Festival ‘Kick starter’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The halls of Maria’s by the Sea were filled to capacity last night July 24, 2014 as patrons, fashion designers, models, sponsors, overseas visitors and the media created a real cultural blend for the official Welcome Culture & Style Party which has been hailed as a Festival ‘Kick starter’.

July 25th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tonya S. Vanterpool

By Nikolai J. Earle

Meet our Young Professional for this week – the bright, ambitious yet humble Tonya S. Vanterpool whose goal is to become a certified accountant and work at the highest tier possible and who also hopes to make a difference in her community by volunteering her time and energy to ensure young people are prepared for life academically and professionally.

July 25th, 2014
Legs leave it late but march into Finals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Basketball Federation’s Short and Sweet, Back on our Feet League Championship Games are all set after the Legs beat Just Be You Kings, 99-98, in Game 3 of their Play Off on Thursday July 24, 2014 in the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

July 24th, 2014
Surprise! Oscar nom. actress Taraji P. Henson for Summer Sizzle launch tonight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the coordinator of the BVI 2014 edition of the Summer Sizzle previously spoke with Virgin Islands News Online he said that come the launch this evening July 24, 2014 he was going to have a surprise for patrons.

July 24th, 2014
NLBC to host ‘Ole Skool’ party tomorrow night

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) will join the rest of the Territory in marking the 60th anniversary of Festival by hosting an ‘Ole Skool’ event on the second floor of the Save the Seed Energy Centre basketball court building, Duff’s Bottom, tomorrow evening July 25, 2014.



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