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September 21st, 2014
‘Time is money; be punctual’ –Jasmine A. Perez

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ms Jasmine A. Perez heads an entity called Bell Entertainment Agency and besides its focus of making money they have been placing much emphasis on grooming young women to become marketable in the jobs arena.

September 21st, 2014
Tridents lose to Punjab in Champions League T20

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Barbados Tridents lost their first Group B match in the Champions League on Saturday September 20, 2014, by four wickets to Kings XI Punjab in Mohali, India.

September 20th, 2014
How did this vehicle get there?

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Shortly before 11:00 am today September 20, 2014 this news site was alerted to a vehicular accident in the Long Look community.

September 20th, 2014
Nyron F. Ollivierre’s mom, sister call for swifter Police action

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Let us have some sort of closure please, tell us something. Let his grieving mother at least get a chance to see her son, some sort of closure is what we need. Let us bury him while you continue investigations. One week gone and you telling us you not sure when the postmortem will be, no no, no. We need closure,” said an immediate family member of murdered Trinidadian Nyron F. Ollivierre also known as 'Tin Tin'.

September 20th, 2014
Fire & Rescue 2012 report highlights lack of legislation & old equipment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The 2012 report of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service detailed a number of challenges faced in the year under review and called on the authorities to address these so that the Service would not be held back in carrying out its functions.

September 20th, 2014
Vincy to turn up the Heat in friendly game with VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – British Virgin Islands Football Association (BVIFA) President, Mr. Andy Bickerton, welcomed the St Vincent and Grenadines team to the Territory yesterday, Friday September 19, 2014, ahead of the Association’s 40th Anniversary International Friendly Match on Sunday September 21, 2014.

September 19th, 2014
‘Regulations must be enforced to prevent disasters’ – DDM 2013 report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said in its annual report for 2013 that some of the disasters in the Virgin Islands are the result of severely faulty practices and mismanagement in land use.

September 19th, 2014
'No official audit of Tourist Board done' - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “We have not done an official audit on the Tourist Board. The BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) themselves have done an internal audit so they can re-organize which they have done,” said Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith at his press conference held on Wednesday September 17, 2014.

September 19th, 2014
UPDATE: Scotland votes 'No' to independence

GLASGOW, Scotland, UK - Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence, reported the BBC today September 19, 2014.

September 19th, 2014
‘Education should take priority above airport project’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “I do not take kindly the explanation given for not building a new Junior High School. Priority for education must be given over a $50 million Cruise Ship Pier Land Side Development; priority for education must be given over a $300 million plus airport runway extension,” said Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.

September 19th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Nekeeda J. Richardson

By Nikolai J. Earle

Our Young Professional this week is 26 year old Nekeeda J. Richardson, Corporate Administrator at Intertrust Corporate Services (BVI) Limited and an aspiring Financial Analyst and Corporate Lawyer.

September 19th, 2014
‘Cutting 1st District's monies was bad-mindedness!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Determined to continue to serve the best interest of all the people of the First District, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and his community spirited people have banded together resulting in seniors receiving free transportation come October 1, 2014 to get to clinics, something that was unjustifiably cut by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government recently.

September 19th, 2014
Not all plain sailing for VI Youngsters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local Sailors have been busy on the seas over the last couple of weeks with Jason Putley and Daniel Petrovic putting in creditable performances to match those of Alec Anderson and Chris Brockbank.

September 18th, 2014
Cocaine found in James T. John’s home - DS Ballantine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John gave the nudge on Wednesday September 17, 2014 for the re-trial to move on, the Crown called its first witness Detective Sergeant (DS) Wendell Ballantine who testified that several blocks of cocaine were found in the home of accused James T. John on August 10, 2012.

September 18th, 2014
Naturalization sharply declines over 5 years – Civil Reg. & Passport Off.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There has been a sharp decrease over five years with regards to the naturalization of persons according to the 2013 annual report of the Civil Registry and Passport Office.

September 18th, 2014
High school youths in daring knife fight

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Persons who witnessed a daring fight with weapons between two High School boys while in the Paraquita Bay area yesterday afternoon September 17, 2014, were thankful that there was no bloodshed.

September 18th, 2014
‘There are elements in MoF to be dealt with!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “Something is suspect about the tender process, I know the intellectuals will get on me for this but they have to excuse me, something is suspect about the tender process. I don’t say it’s the persons involved with the evaluations, I kind of feel I happen to know where it is because they have some elements in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) that need to be dealt with,” said Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

September 18th, 2014
‘Craft's Alive a big mistake in RT!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – The Craft's Alive project would have been better off if it had been placed in the Carrot Bay area instead of Road Town (RT) as projects like the Cruise Pier Development Project (CPDP) and others are highly likely to kill it when complete.

September 18th, 2014
BVIOC gets WADA Anti-Doping Code update

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mr Ephraim Penn, President of the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC), recently returned to the Territory from a Results Management Workshop held in Georgetown, Guyana.

September 17th, 2014
Member States’ budget for EC Court inadequate - Dame Pereira

THE VALLEY, Anguilla – Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Dame Janice M. Pereira said budgetary allocations by member countries and Territories to the Court are woefully inadequate given the importance of the institution to economies and wants to see more contributed.

September 17th, 2014
Governor to decide on COI into SCB Harbour Project – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Questions surrounding the recent Auditor General’s report of the Sea Cow’s Bay (SCB) Harbour Project arose earlier today September 17, 2014 at a press conference called by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith where he indicated that any further investigations would have to be ordered by the Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE.

September 17th, 2014
‘Govt. must get serious & fine people for littering!’ – caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I find that Tortola people don’t have pride in their country,” said a caller into the Speak Out BVI radio talk show hosted by Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM last evening September 16, 2014.

September 17th, 2014
Should Mag. Tamia Richards be present? – asks Attorney Hugh Wildman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Appearing to be stunned and baffled at the same time Attorney at law Mr Hugh Wildman took to his feet challenging the presence of Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards in the courtroom as a major trial was in the process of being presided over by another magistrate.

September 17th, 2014
Retrial of five in major drug bust starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a battle of some of the prominent legal minds in the Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon when two lawyers presented a no-case submission to Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John arguing that there was no evidence submitted by the prosecution that links Jomo Jack to the conspiracy allegation surrounding Leon King.

September 20th, 2014
Scottish Independence: Much ado about nothing?

By Dickson Igwe

The Scottish Independence matter raises serious economic, social, and political questions that are critical to the Virgin Islands.

September 17th, 2014
'The best must represent VI in football' - CFU Pres. Derrick Gordon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Football Association (BVIFA) held its 40th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Saturday September 13, 2014, at which President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Derrick Gordon called on Government representatives to ensure that the best players represent the Territory in football.

September 16th, 2014
Out of control vehicle slams 4 others

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A driver exiting a parking space at the parking lot at the Labour Department slammed into one parked vehicle with so much impact that it caused a domino effect sending the slammed vehicle into three other vehicles causing extensive damage.

September 16th, 2014
M.A.L.E. provides book scholarships to 2 young men

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E.) continues to provide guidance to youths of the Territory and has given due recognition to two deserving young men who have stood out over and above their peers by giving them book scholarships.

September 16th, 2014
‘I have absolutely nothing to hide!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has released a statement to the media to dispel what he described as the inaccuracies being peddled in a report by the Auditor General on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project.

September 16th, 2014
Karia J. Christopher In! To head Trade & Consumer Affairs Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This news site’s sources within the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government have told our news room that Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith and the Public Service Commission (PSC) have approved Karia J. Christopher, an indigenous Virgin Islander to become the new Director of Trade and Consumer Affairs.

September 16th, 2014
PO Joseph ‘Quincy’ Phillips accused of biting a minor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the case was called in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday September 15, 2014, Police Officer (PO) Joseph ‘Quincy’ Phillips pleaded not guilty to allegations that he had bitten a male who was a minor at the time.

September 17th, 2014
Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town Adopts the Adina Donovan Home

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town in keeping with the stated purpose of Rotary International (Rotary's primary motto is "Service Above Self") is pleased to be able to announce the following:

September 16th, 2014
UPDATE: Brockbank & Anderson raced to 18th place finish yesterday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a delayed start on Monday 15, September, 2014, Virgin Islands sailors Chris Brockbank and Alec Anderson finally got underway, sailing a 49er in the Yellow Fleet at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Championships in Santander, Spain.

September 15th, 2014
VG businesses embrace Soire'eBVI's Challenge

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – This is the third year in succession for Soire'eBVI Stomp Model Madness Marketing Challenge and for the first time its management took the decision to take the competition to the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda which saw good support by the business entities there.

September 15th, 2014
Bayside Blazers spank Knights in a 104-83 blowout!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Despite having two of their big guns Sandy E. Nadal and Chaurbin V. Smith out due to injuries, the high flying Bayside Blazers easily defeated the Knights 104 – 83 in a near blowout as the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League continued last night September 14, 2014.

September 15th, 2014
‘Don’t believe that the British won’t step in! – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes the British could intervene if the House of Assembly continues on its current course and has warned that not because the Territory is doing well in certain respects means that the British won’t step in if needed.

September 15th, 2014
‘This job is not about my accomplishments!’ – Ms Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “As the new Principal I take this responsibility very seriously, I am humbled by this opportunity and I understand that this job is not about me and my degrees and my accomplishments,” said the newly appointed Principal (acting) of the Elmore Stoutt High School Ms Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill.

September 15th, 2014
‘We need HMP investigated’ – Mr Ray S. Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the recent publication of the case against an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) a local businessman expressed his disgust at the news noting that the Superintendent of Prison Mr. David Foot needed to launch an investigation to determine how come no one knew of a ‘Ganja’ farm on the premises.

September 14th, 2014
Body of 20 y.o. Michael Poole found

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - One tragic news followed the other on this weekend as the Territory was awakened to the news that 20 year old Michael Poole’s body was this morning Sunday September 14, 2014 found after he had been reported missing since Friday September 12, 2014.

September 14th, 2014
Ms Ayana S. Hull honoured for passion to promote literacy

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – “I was not expecting this, I do what I do because I see the need for [it] and this is my way in contributing to something that is well needed in our society today, I do not look forward for awards, my blessings come from God, I really wasn’t expecting this,” said Ms. Ayana S. Hull.

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