BASSETERRE, St Lucia- In perfect conditions for rugby, the BVI kicked off their 2015 NACRA 15’s Championship with a convincing win over hosts St Lucia, 22-14, on Saturday February 28, 2015.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – There was a moose on the loose but Doughmaker was there for the taming as the Tortola horse ensured the big showdown at the Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack in St Thomas on Sunday March 1, 2015, went the way of L and B stables. Doughmaker beat St Moose in a time of 1.39.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the radio programme Speak Out BVI blasted Virgin Islands' politicians on both sides of the divide for being critical of things being done by the government in power when they themselves, according to him, did the same things while they held the reins of government.
DUFF BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Mrs Belsadys Donovan, Reverend Edris O’Neal, OBE, and Mrs Eugenie Donovan-Glasgow had honours bestowed on them on March 1, 2015 at the New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) but there were tears, surprise, appreciation and praises to God when Mr McKenzie L.K. Baltimore Snr was named the NLBC Surprise Honouree.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite showers of rain throughout the day yesterday February 28, 2015, the Ready Committee's fundraiser was deemed successful.
NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Fireworks lit the night skies, champagne glasses touched ends in the air and feet danced as Lashing Dogs sang lyrics of the golden years all in recognition of the 40th anniversary of one of the territory’s leading resorts, Bitter End Yacht Club and Resort.
By Alred C. Frett
Shackling our Children to Lies of the Past
In the beginning, long before Adam and Eve or Steve, the ‘God of Nature and Laws of Balance’ decreed that all living things were created to coexist even while ensuring the perpetuation of their own species - as such there is no need to hate others while loving ourselves… Unfortunately, we have been coerced into adopting manmade Gods of those seeking racial supremacy.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Recent action in the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) BDO and LIME school leagues included a big win for St Georges Primary School in the U7’s over Enid Scatliffe Red and for Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) against Montessori School.
PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – The organisers of the musical and cultural extravaganza ‘Bridging the Gap’ say that tomorrow March 1, 2015, patrons can expect an extraordinary Greater Virgin Islands event unlike anything previously experienced.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today February 27, 2015 was set for mitigation statements in the Magistrate’s Court before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards as Cordell O’Neal’s father Mr Otto A. O’Neal spoke of some unknown attributes of his eldest son.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
When he was just yet a young boy around the age of 8 or 10 years old he discovered something that was very amusing yet interesting to his eyes. He was learning to make good of his spare time by being creative as opposed to constantly running out in the yard to play with his peers.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank receptionist Matthew D. Hazell was slapped with three charges; attempted murder, possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, when he appeared in court yesterday February 26, 2015 but maintained his innocence as his lawyer said that he was caught in a crossfire of bullets.
By Dickson Igwe
A privatized Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is the correct policy option for the British Virgin Islands Airport Development Project.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social and political commentator Edmund G. Maduro believes it is time to relax the restrictions on gambling and money games so that the Territory can benefit from the income generated.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Director of the Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) Errol George has confirmed that his agency is aware of a civil action initiated against a number of Virgin Islanders in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina with regard to the Ponzi Scheme Zeek Rewards.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Come Sunday March 1, 2015 it would not be service as usual at the New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) as the congregation will be giving accolades to three women of esteemed accomplishments in the Territory, Reverend Edris O’Neal, Mrs. Eugenie Donovan-Glasgow and Mrs. Belsadys Donovan.
THE VALLEY, Anguilla, WI – Governor of Anguilla Christina Scott yesterday February 25, 2015 dissolved that Territory’s House of Assembly in advance of the forthcoming election in accordance with the British Overseas Territory’s Constitution.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that corruption must be more broadly defined so that it could include the failure to follow the country’s laws so that someone benefits, for example in the awarding of contracts.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Setting the pace for the commencement of caucusing at today’s, February 26, 2015 Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) Ministerial Conference, Co-Chairman and Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith was quick to admonish his colleagues in OCTA to strive to become established in the “global hub” of things.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The Triple Crown may be dead and buried for another year, but the excitement is growing for the Races scheduled for the Clinton E. Phipps Track in St Thomas, USVI, on Sunday March 1, 2015, when no fewer than ten Tortola horses could be competing for nearly $45,000 in purse money.
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has dismissed a statement by Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) in response to his radio show comments on the water situation as "childish tit for tat."
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro last night February 24, 2015 renewed his call for Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE to be sent home for not convening a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the cruise pier project, insisting that he must do what the Public Accounts Committee recommends.
SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Residents and fishermen in particular in Anegada are claiming that Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) has been deliberately absenting himself from meeting with them when it comes to dealing with the issue of the Proposed Protected Area around the Island.
SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – “Water is a commodity that people need every day. I can’t see why they haven’t renewed the contract. This is like another nail in the coffin for Virgin Gorda or what?” a concern expressed by a resident of Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda as the sister island has been hit with serious water woes over the past few weeks.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Member of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Ms Julia Christopher said she was embarrassed as a Virgin Islander to hear some of the answers that Government Ministers gave in the House of Assembly to questions by members of the Opposition on Tuesday February 17, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said that based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Major Crime detectives today February 24, 2015 have charged Matthew D. Hazell, 23, of Paraquita Bay with attempted murder and attempted robbery.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The flags that fly high at the Road Town roundabout signal the Virgin Islands’ (VI) readiness to host one of the most 'high profile' meetings of the European Union (EU) with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith sitting as the Co-Chairman for the set activities in the VI.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police have nabbed yet another man accused of having sex with a girl under the age of 16 years as the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Social Development and other local bodies seek to curb the rising cases in the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the growing voices saying that the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has done nothing under his Ministry for three years, another of his portfolios is under fire for inaction.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that the party will at the right time make an announcement with regards to who its candidates are for the upcoming elections.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Farmers continue to cry out for the opportunity to grow more food locally but say government is refusing to work with small farmers in a holistic way. “We need land for farming, we need marketplace to sell our produce,” said one farmer.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many persons might be admiring the view of a huge cruise ship in the Road Town Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of the matters called in the High Court of the Virgin Islands on February 17, 2015 was an on-going matter of a case against a young man who is no stranger to the courts, Jamal Freeman and this time he received a stern warning from the Presiding Judge, Justice Nicole Byer.
- system is fraud on ‘Cordell was the clown of the family’ – Mr Otto A. O’Neal
- pat on First Lady, Hon Walwyn criticised for ‘divisive’ comments at HL Stoutt memorial
- voter on First Lady, Hon Walwyn criticised for ‘divisive’ comments at HL Stoutt memorial
- bay yute on ‘HL Stoutt united the people’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA
- ----------------------------- on First Lady, Hon Walwyn criticised for ‘divisive’ comments at HL Stoutt memorial