GREENLAND, Tortola, VI - As the BVICA/Flow Superfast LTE 20/20 Leagues continued on Sunday February 18, 2017 the VG Spartans got a tick in the win column with victory over the Island Stars and the defending Premier League Champions, Vincy were soundly beaten by Royal Knights.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In most modem and developed countries, main road constructions or rehabilitation, especially in the capital cities, take place at nights when traffic is slow so that dust, wear and tear on automobiles and accidents could be at a minimum.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp at a press conference held at Government House today, February 22, 2017 revealed that his administration has been considering shutting government operations down one day every two weeks until September 30, 2017 to help keep the government afloat.
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - Mrs BVI Angelle A. Cameron is setting out on a mission to create an environment where young women love themselves for who they are despite their size, shape, height or colour.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On Monday, February 27, 2017 the Royal Virgin Islands Police Forces will mark 50 years of existent as an independent constabulary but instead of the usual week of celebrations, the Force will host a number of community-centred events through the year 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Bringing into focus, the doctors “sick-out” at Peebles Hospital, host of the Speak Out BVI show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley, on Tuesday February 21, 2017 said many people who approach him on the streets, perceive that “nothing seems to be working” and it looks like the “walls of Jericho are falling.”
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Three women who kidnapped, assaulted and robbed a female victim on Monday night, February 20, 2017 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) were arrested and jailed for their alleged crimes, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced via press release on February 21, 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that upon the recommendation of the Minister for Education and Culture, Cabinet has agreed to replace Kishma A. Baronville with Trefor A. Grant as the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Chairperson.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some persons have expressed that the doctors currently on strike at Peebles Hospital should have put the interest of their patients ahead of their protest, others have pledged full support for them, including young political activist and educator Ms Sharie B. de Castro.
EAST END, Tortola, VI – The East End/Long Look Festival and Fairs Committee’s failure to pull off at least two ticketed events last year now has ticket holders feeling scammed since they have not been hearing anything official from the committee about a refund or new dates for the events to be held.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Seven Team Virgin Islands Optimist sailors from the Royal BVI Yacht Club travelled to compete in the 2017 Crucian Open at the St Croix Yacht Club, from February 18-19, 2017.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The three-student-team of the St George's Secondary School (SGSS) emerged winners last night, Monday February 20, 2017 when the semi-finals of the Secondary Schools Debating Competition were held at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavitty Stoutt Community College, in Paraquita Bay.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Planning for the 2017 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League has started.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has made another attempt at justifying his National Democratic Party’s controversial decision to pump $7M into a defunct BVI Airways.
West End, Tortola, VI- Commodore at the Royal West End Yacht Club, Louis “Lou” Schwartz has reported another successful staging of the 39th Sweethearts Regatta and 35th Classic Regatta which took place in Soper’s Hole in West End from Friday February 17 to Sunday February 19, 2017.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A young woman lost her life this morning, February 20, 2017 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) while her friend, who was sitting in the passenger side of the vehicle that they were traveling in — an old, red Suzuki Vitara — was said to be in critical condition, The Virgin Islands Consortium has learned.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom a few weeks now from a senior National Democratic Party (NDP) source is that Rhodni A. Skelton is tipped to be the new Deputy Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The poor decision by the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) to hastily implement the 12th Grade Programme in the public high school system without all the facilities in place has created a logistical havoc with the shortage of teachers and the 12th Grade students of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) having to be placed at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in Paraquita Bay.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Norville S. Carey notched 20 points as the Rider University Bronc’s stunned Iona, 103-85, on the road on Sunday February 19, 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the heightened talk of a possible World War III, particularly with the controversial policies of US President Donald J. Trump, at least three callers of the 3-D Show on ZBVI 780 AM on Friday February 17, 2017 called on the Government of the Virgin Islands (UK) to do more where food sustainability is concerned.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers this week arrested two men on unauthorised gun possession charges, the force’s media specialist, Sakeeda Freeman announced Friday, February 17, 2017. The arrests were a result of ongoing initiatives, she said.
SLANEY, Tortola, VI- This news site has been informed that the driver involved in the accident at Slaney, on the main island of Tortola, this evening February 18, 2017 has died.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host Doug Wheatley has suggested the employment of a ‘hatchet man’ as a possible solution to keeping a balance on the revenue and expenses of the Government of the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander Deon J. Edwin and the Kent State University men's basketball team (15-12, 7-7 MAC) snapped Akron's (22-5, 12-2 MAC) 30 game home winning streak, taking round one of the Crystal Clinic Wagon Wheel Challenge, 70-67, on Friday February 17, 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Tortola Pier Park Limited (TPPL) land side development celebrated one year on Tuesday February 14, 2017 and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said the investment was “worth it” and that Government wants to make sure “guests enjoy” it.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A video circulating on social media has raised the debate whether police used excessive force in reportedly arresting some motor scooter riders on Fishlock Road in Road Town today, February 17, 2017.
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“What transpired in Bermuda last Friday was disheartening to see and unacceptable. Let me be very clear, I don’t condone the violence that occurred against our citizens and was deeply troubled by what occurred.” – Premier Michael H. Dunkley December 4, 2016.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- After having dinner at a restaurant in Cane Garden Bay on February 16, 2017, the evening for a pilot living and working in the territory, Mr Seth Willis, would unfortunately be ruined when he returned to his vehicle only to discover it was vandalised, including two of his tires slashed.
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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The call to have deliberations of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) be done as an open forum has been put to the government on numerous occasions in a bid to promote transparency of the people's business; however, this continues to be unheeded.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A shooting incident just before 11:00 PM on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Thursday, February 16, 2017 left one man dead and the other wounded, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Police Commissioner Delroy Richards has confirmed to The Consortium.
BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- The first time the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government was elected in 2003-2007 they promised the people of the Virgin Islands "Government in the sunshine."
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