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June 30th, 2015
Gov’t’s encroachment on privately owned lands a major concern – Elton Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Time after time as government executes infrastructural projects across the territory they have reportedly been encroaching on private lands and not properly compensating or informing the owners of the land. This is just one of many issues the new Complaints Commissioner Ms Sheila N. Brathwaite will have before her during her tenure in office.

June 30th, 2015
HoA to meet on July 6, 2015, still no Opposition Leader!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Third House of Assembly (HoA), also referred to as Parliament, will meet in its second sitting following the 2015 General Elections on Monday July 6, 2015 at its Chambers in Road Town, the Virgin Islands capital city.

June 30th, 2015
‘I did not go to the House to fight’ – Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Premier, former Leader of the Opposition, former Representative of the Ninth District and former Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Ralph T. O'Neal OBE was one of four stalwarts of the Virgin Islands honoured yesterday June 29, 2015 for their contribution to the territory at the Territory Day celebrations.

June 30th, 2015
‘No need for concerns over financial accountability’ – Kishma A. Baronville

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –New Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Kishma A. Baronville has put to rest concerns about financial accountability as she heads into her first Festival since taking the reins from former Chairman Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden.

June 30th, 2015
Suspended Antigua CoP Vere H.E. Browne’s court challenge dismissed

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Word just reaching Virgin Islands News Online from our Team of Reporters in Antigua and Barbuda is that the application by suspended Commissioner of Police Vere H. E. Browne for Judicial Review challenging the Commission’s decision to suspend him from his duties as Commissioner of Police has been dismissed by the High Court.

July 1st, 2015
Digicel & RiteWay roll out donation drop boxes for FSN

Road Town, Tortola, VI - Digicel is pleased to announce that it is working with Rite Way, to roll out donation drop boxes for the Family Support Network. With Digicel’s help, Rite Way customers at the Pasea store can now conveniently donate groceries or household items when they shop.

June 30th, 2015
Elvis J. Harrigan writes Governor to confirm support for Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In another unprecedented move, former Sixth District Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate Elvis J. Harrigan, who was defeated by Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (D6) in a landslide, has added his voice to the controversy within the VIP over the Opposition Leader‘s post.

June 30th, 2015
Bad weather blamed for poor Fishermen's Day participation

‎BEEF ISLAND, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering underscored his disappointment in the turnout of fishermen at this year's annual Fishermen's Day on June 29, 2015 but blamed bad weather.

June 30th, 2015
VI heading towards independence- Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn believes that people of the territory must continue to foster national pride among themselves as this will be vital for any eventual move towards independence, which he speaks of as imminent.

June 30th, 2015
Dominican Rep nationals confess to burglarising home of elderly woman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men, Jeral Palmer, 25, and Graciano Calderon, 26, appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday June 26, 2015 and pleaded guilty to the charge of burglary.

June 30th, 2015
VI’s Chantel Malone tops T&T Long Jump Championship

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands long jumper, Chantel Malone leapt to victory at the NGC-Sagicor National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) Open Track and Field Championships in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday June 28, 2015.

June 29th, 2015
Alzheimer's still a ‘hidden’ disease in the VI- Edna S. Williams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ever since starting her Alzheimer’s awareness campaign in the Virgin Islands over a year ago, persons have been taking encouraged to talk about the disease and learn more about it, however, member of the Rotary Club of Road Town, Edna S. Williams believes Alzheimer’s is still a “hidden” disease in the territory.

June 29th, 2015
Onyan, Showtime band & others set rhythm for VI Festival 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – De Castro Street came alive last evening June 28, 2015 with the launch of Festival 2015 and all events related to it in a sea of vibrant colours and excitement with hundreds turning out to see the entertainment in store for them.

June 29th, 2015
UPDATE: Sylvan C. Penn to pay fine or do the time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When Sylvan C. Penn turned up at the High Court last Thursday June 25, 2015 he did not waste the court’s time as he pleaded guilty to selling a man's boat without his knowledge but denied that he is a thief.

June 29th, 2015
Haiti, Cuba & Jamaica reach finals of CFU Men’s Olympic Qualifiers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica have topped Groups 1, 2 and 3 respectively with maximum nine points in the preliminary stages of the 2015 Caribbean Zone Group stage of the Men’s Olympic Qualifiers which stated on June 24, 2015.

June 28th, 2015
UPDATE: Alleged bus shed wrecker caught!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that the person allegedly responsible for damaging one of the recently installed bus sheds on Tortola by the ‎Rotary Club of Road Town has been caught.

June 30th, 2015
Deceased male in drug operation identified

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After consultation with the Coroner’s Office, the Major Crime Team is now in a position to release the name of the man who was fatally wounded during a drug interdiction operation at sea in May.

June 28th, 2015
Mother & son pulled from crashed SUV

FREEBOTTOM, Tortola, VI – A woman and her child received minor injuries following an accident in Freebottom today June 28, 2015.

June 28th, 2015
Creed defends BVI Open Squash title

ROAD Town, Tortola, VI – Defending Champion, Welshman Peter Creed won his second BVI Open Squash PSA Challenger 5 Championship with a 3-0 win over Jesus Camacho at the Tortola Sports Club on Saturday June 27, 2015.

June 28th, 2015
Opposition must have legal advice to be more effective - Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes it is time that the Opposition has access to legal advice so it could be better organised in the House of Assembly.

June 27th, 2015
12 year old Cedar Intl student accepted into Johns Hopkins course

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 12 year old Shakima A. Fagan will be heading off to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in the United States to complete a three week course in logic, which is an important subject area for many professions, even though she has not settled upon what she wants to become as yet.

June 27th, 2015
Hon Walwyn cries over ‘premature’ HLSCC accreditation announcement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Dr Karl Dawson, who was pivotal in ensuring that the college gains accreditation status, has found himself facing the wrath of Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn after he reportedly confirmed the news to the media ahead of the minister.

June 27th, 2015
Best Dressed Chicken taking VI by storm

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Set up a big stage at the Festival ground with the best lighting and sound effects yet it would be too small to contain the zings, zangs and hits of a presentation of the ‘Best Dressed’ Chicken.

June 27th, 2015
Duff ends up 4th in Optimist Regatta

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tied in first place going into the last day of the 23rd International Optimist Regatta in St Thomas, USVI, Rayne Duff had a steep learning curve and ended up 4th overall at the event hosted by the St Thomas Yacht Club last weekend.

June 26th, 2015
2 in custody following Parham Town ganja plants bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Diane Drayton today June 26, 2015 confirmed that two people are in custody following a discovery of marijuana plants at a home in Parham Town.

June 26th, 2015
UPDATE: It’s game on! Softball games on tonight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Secretary of the BVI Softball Association Mrs Marietta Flax-Headley has confirmed that the lights have been turned back on at the Softball Field in Road Town and as such the launch of the season and opening games will take place tonight June 26, 2015.

June 26th, 2015
‎JVD man allegedly admits to using 'weed' for 'breakfast, lunch & dinner'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rubbie Pickering, 25, was brought before Senior Magistrate ‎Tamia N. Richards today June 26, 2015 to answer a charge of possession of an unverified amount of marijuana.

June 26th, 2015
High speed police chase ends in WE

WEST END, Tortola, VI - All eyes and attention were turned to what appeared to have been a high speed police chase that ended in West End shortly after 10:00am today, June 25, 2015.

June 25th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Brittany M. Wilson

By N. Johann Earle

Our Young Professional for this week is Brittany M. Wilson, an Administrative/Accounting Assistant working at the Sage Group of Companies and who also runs her own small consultancy business.

June 26th, 2015
‘Obeah played a part in elections!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social commentator Edmund G. Maduro believes 'Obeah' has played a part in the recent June 8, 2015 polls when it came to controlling the people.

June 26th, 2015
Elton Georges honoured as ‘stalwart’ in disaster management

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When his name was called yesterday June 25, 2015 to step forward to be honoured by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), outgoing Complaints Commissioner Mr Elton Georges, CMG, OBE took almost thirty seconds before he could have lifted a foot to leave his seat.

June 26th, 2015
Mixed reaction continues on additional school year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Graduating students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) went into the history books yesterday, June 25, 2015 as they were the final batch of fifth form students to graduate in the Virgin Islands public school system.

June 26th, 2015
Chapman reaches BVI Squash Open semi-finals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Joe Chapman reached the semi finals of the 2015 British Virgin Islands Open Squash Championship, PSA Challenger 5 , with a 3-2 victory on Thursday June 25, 2015 over Anthony Graham at the Tortola Sports Club.

June 25th, 2015
Glenda I. A. Stevens to head BFEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- (Post Time 7:20 PM) - Nearly a year after Ms Caryl O’Neal was forced out of the post of Principal of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) in Virgin Gorda, it has been announced that Ms Glenda I. A. Stevens of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) will take up the post.

June 25th, 2015
DDM signs partnership agreement with BVIAA & IABVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a signature event this morning June 25, 2015 for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) as it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) and the Insurance Associations of the BVI (IABVI).

June 25th, 2015
‘Let’s fix the electoral system quickly’ – Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn believes that some quick changes must be made to the electoral system which he said borders on the inhumane in that persons have to be up continuously tabulating votes for hours on end.

June 25th, 2015
St George's are Primary School Cricket Champions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For one day, on Wednesday June 17, 2015, the Roger Allen Hodge Softball Field in Sea Cows Bay became home to the WICB/Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival and nearly 100 youngsters from six different schools.

June 25th, 2015
NDP corruption accusers backing down?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Critics of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government who accused it of being corrupt during the recently concluded election campaign season are not yet saying whether or not they stand their ground on their assertions.

June 27th, 2015
When being a fugitive is normal!

By Dickson Igwe

The proceeding story assesses a narrative from Commentary magazine of May 21, 2015, penned by Amy Wax titled, “Negatively Sixth Street”. Wax writes on research by sociologists into criminality and deviance in African American communities in the USA.

June 25th, 2015
Fmr legislator Ralph T. O’Neal ‘taking it easy’ in retirement

WEST END, Tortola, VI – In giving very short remarks after receiving Rotary’s ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ award on Saturday June 20, 2015, the man who has given some 40 years of service to the territory in leadership positions in government, Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, has announced that he is “taking it easy” now that he has retired.

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