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October 29th, 2014
Digicel on board with Hon Fraser Save the Seed B’Ball League

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - Telecommunications giant Digicel (BVI) Ltd., has this week confirmed that it has signed on to the popular Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League as Platinum sponsor. The announcement came last Saturday October 25, 2014 during round two of the post season games and is effective immediately and will run until the end of the new 2015 season.

October 29th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I feel like a new born child’ – Jomo Jack

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the face of the law at all levels a man is innocent until proven guilty and being behind bars for over two years for a crime that one would have maintained his innocence from the get go feels like injustice. This was the case of Jomo Jack who was implicated in a major drug bust by the Royal Virgin Island Police Force (RVIPF).

October 29th, 2014
'VI must talk about same-sex marriage!' – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley last night October 28, 2014 stoked controversy by saying that sooner or later the Virgin Islands will have to confront the question of same-sex marriage.

October 29th, 2014
Anthony ‘Papa Das’ Glasgow testifies of battling cancer

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - It is usually said that getting men to come public to talk about health challenges they are experiencing is an uphill task. But today with the growing numbers and hardships of persons in the Virgin Islands that are coming down with cancers of various forms, men are breaking their silence.

October 29th, 2014
Grant takes over helm of Old Madrid F.C.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Old Madrid Masters Football Club held its 2014 Annual General Meeting on Monday October 27, 2014 at the offices of the BVI Football Association where a new Executive Board was elected, including Kenrick Grant as President.

October 28th, 2014
Style BVI hair show even bigger for 2014

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Style BVI hair show will be held on Sunday December 7, 2014 at the UP's Crystal Ballroom in Road Town, Tortola promises to be bigger and better with a high profile celebrity judge, said Nathan R. Wong of the organizing committee.

October 28th, 2014
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Xmas @ AValue

HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI – Entering AValue’s store in Huntum’s Ghut undoubtedly awakens the feeling of Christmas, one that is lit by the brilliant smiles of a friendly staff and the well-stocked shelves.

October 28th, 2014
UPDATE: Attn. Daniels cites embellishment & disingenuousness by Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Magistrate [Dr. Velon L. John] did not grant my client bail on his own recognizance as compared to the other defendants who were granted a $1K bail with signed surety. This is clear embellishment and disingenuous on the crown,” said Attorney at Law Mr Stephen R. Daniels.

October 28th, 2014
Non-support of Govt forces EasyPay to close

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the private sector has been committed in their show of support to its fellow private sector business, government’s reluctance get on board has forced the closure of EasyPay putting persons on the bread line as they now join the long list of job seekers.

October 28th, 2014
‘I admitting to what I know about’ – burglar Jeremy Williams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yesterday October 27, 2014 when confessed burglar Jeremy Williams appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo he provoked the Magistrate to the point of her threatening to throw him out of her court room.

October 28th, 2014
Wins for Moses & Crumpler in HLSCC Race 3

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - With wins for Tarique Moses and Katrina Crumpler in last Saturday’s, October 25, 2014, race 3 of the nineteenth Highland Spring H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Race series the titles in many areas have been secured while others remain up for grabs.

October 27th, 2014
UPDATE: Bad day for Tortola horses @ Clinton E. Phipps

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – It was a day to forget for horses of Tortola, Virgin Islands at yesterday’s October 26, 2014 races at the Clinton E. Phipps Park in St. Thomas, USVI, as their performance was dismal with the highest placing being last place out of two horses.

October 27th, 2014
‎UPDATE: Jomo Jack & two others released on bail today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While they were granted bail on October 24, 2014 it was only today October 27, 2014 that Jomo Jack, Gerry Freeman and Hugh Erickson were seen by the news site leaving the Magistrate’s Court exercising their bail liberties.

October 27th, 2014
UPDATE: Chadil Parson left suicide note on FB page

MOUNT HEALTHY, Tortola, VI – Shortly after the lifeless body of 16 year old Chadil Parson was discovered in his Mount Healthy home yesterday afternoon October 26, 2014, an older brother of Parson Mr Avery A. Malone confirmed that he was found hanging and the family suspected suicide.

October 27th, 2014
‘The Honour bestowed to Mr. Nibbs was well meaning’ – Hon. Andrew A. Fahie

BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI – While several persons have expressed regret that Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn did not push for the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) to be named after the late Mr Stanley Nibbs in full Former Minister for Education Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said what was done was well meaning.

October 29th, 2014
What if things changed for the better?

By Alred C. Frett

As the World struggles with man-made confusion too many still make excuses and ask Why? When they should be recognizing the consequences of their actions… Simply put: If we glorify Guns & dispense Bullets instead of Bread then People will be shot, and, if we offer examples of Wars & Violence as Solutions in order to sell Weapons then our Youth will become radicalized.

October 27th, 2014
‘Women afraid to leave abusive relationships’ – FSN’s Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Domestic Violence is a growing concern in the Territory and women are finding it hard to leave for a number of reasons, according to Dr. Sylvia M. Simmonds, Director of the Family Support Network (FSN).

October 27th, 2014
Bayside Blazers demolished Da 3rd to advance to C/ship games

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola VI - While many had ruled them out as they went into round 2 of the post season playoffs games as the underdogs the high flying Bayside Blazers have delivered a knockout punch to its closest serious competitor Da 3rd with an 84-74 victory.

October 26th, 2014
'I thought everybody walked like this' - Mrs Roshi Razzaq

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Rotary Clubs of Road Town and Road Town Sunrise held a joint dinner and fund raiser on the occasion of World Polio Day on Friday evening October 24, 2014 and as part of the activities there was a touching account from a polio survivor.

October 26th, 2014
SVG-BVI Assoc. hails their role in building the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The natives of St. Vincent and the Grenadines send their love to their homeland folks on the occasion of their 35th Anniversary of independence, those here in the Virgin Islands (VI) salute their sisterly contributions to the Territory of the VI, something they see as vital to the building of one Caribbean nation.

October 26th, 2014
Bayside Blazers stopped Da 3rd like a bulldozer to tie series!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - It was night two of hot basketball action on October 25, 2014 as the playoffs/post season games continued at the popular Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League.

October 28th, 2014
Rotary Club of Tortola Launched EarlyAct Club

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Rotary Club of Tortola officially launched its first EarlyAct Club with the St George’s Primary School. The charter event took place Friday October 24th at 2pm at the St. George’s Anglican Church installing 57 members. The installation was conducted by AG Delma Maduro.

October 25th, 2014
UPDATE: Irene Penn-O’Neal, Cordell O’Neal & Zubida O’Neal charged

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police moments ago confirmed that of the nine persons taken into custody as a result of a Police Operation involving the execution of a number of search warrants at various addresses in Tortola yesterday morning October 24, 2014, six were formally charged; four with firearms related offences.

October 25th, 2014
Lions Intl. District Governor conducts audit of VI Clubs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – District Governor of Lions International for the zone 60 B Lion Isaac C. Solomon MJF (Melvin Jones Fellow) visited the Territory earlier this week to conduct an audit of Lions and Leo Clubs here in the Virgin Islands and to ensure that their operations are in line with expectations.

October 25th, 2014
Hon Julian Fraser RA takes field trips with primary school kids

GUANA ISLAND, VI – “I think this is interesting and I don’t know that these kids know how to appreciate it.” Legislator and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) uttered those words on Thursday afternoon October 23, 2014 while on a science field trip with students of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School which is located in Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola.

October 25th, 2014
Da 3rd & Knights took game 1 but it’s not over!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Both Da 3rd and the Knights grabbed the early advantage in the Divisional Championships of the Honourable Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League on Friday October 24, 2014, with wins over the Bayside Blazers and Ruff House respectively.

October 24th, 2014
2nd leg of Triple Tiara on this Sunday @ Clinton E. Phipps in STT

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Come Sunday October 26, 2014 the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track in St. Thomas USVI will come alive with a card of seven races scheduled and a number of horses from Tortola are slated to compete in the second leg of the Virgin Islands Triple Tiara.

October 24th, 2014
'A former Governor asked me to break the law!' - Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said on his EGM show last night October 23, 2014 on ZROD 103.7 FM that he was asked to break the law by a former Governor with regards to the deportation of a foreigner against whom he had found no cause to do so.

October 24th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Philip Richards Jr.

By: Cathy O. O. Richards

“Why I am doing this? It’s to help the locals to get where they need to get and if this is going to do it, then so be it. This is not something that I like doing, I don’t like to do this but I did this so that I can help the artists and everybody can get where they need to get so that people can be more receptive to them,” said Mr Philip Richards Jr.

October 25th, 2014
The Edgar Leonard Vision of a better Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

Edgar Leonard is a popular opinion contributor in the Virgin Islands. Leonard is a bright mind. He is an analytical type. His opinion pieces on economics, and how the management of scarce resources can affect the community for better or worse are required reading for all with a stake in the territory.

October 24th, 2014
‘Erase Ebola like Polio is being tackled’ – Mr. Henry O. Creque

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Rotary clubs the world over are key in observing ‘Polio’ Day and rightfully so as Rotary has been championing the cause of fighting the dreaded disease to the point that they can take much credit for it being almost extinct from the face of the earth.

October 24th, 2014
VI slips in FIFA ranking

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, WI – Antigua & Barbuda’s improvement on the Coca Cola FIFA Rankings continued with its latest publication which saw the Benna Boys advance 10 places from 80th in the world, whilst the Virgin Islands (VI) slipped down to number 203.

October 23rd, 2014
UPDATE: 1 suspect in custody in relation to shooting - Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) are questioning one suspect in relation to last night’s October 22, 2014 shooting which left a 22-year-old male with a wound to his leg.

October 23rd, 2014
Reggae Girlz Out of CONCACAF contention

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz were eliminated from the CONCACAF Women’s Championship after crashing to a 3-1 defeat against Mexico on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at the RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington D.C., USA.

October 23rd, 2014
‘This thing look set up to me’ – Elvis ‘Rush’ Demming

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With his eyes red and saturated with tears which he managed to hold back during an interview with reporters Mr Elvis ‘Rush’ Demming said that he cannot come to grips with the guilty verdict slapped on his son Jevon 'I Jay' Demming as there was no evidence of him attempting to murder anyone.

October 23rd, 2014
UPDATE: Man discharged in Anegada incident - Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police are still encouraging persons to come forward with any information that can verify claims that a firearm was discharged outside a bar in Anegada.

October 23rd, 2014
It’s Bayside Blazers vs Da 3rd! in Clash of B/ball Titans

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Post season action games in the Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League continues this weekend with playoffs round 2.

October 22nd, 2014
UPDATE: Williams & Demmings guilty as charged!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Moments ago today October 22, 2014 the jury who sat for the High Court trial of Sherman Williams and Jevon Demming found them guilty for the charge of attempted murder.

October 22nd, 2014
Former Miss World BVI part of LIME’s new campaign

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Miss World BVI Kirtis Kassandra Malone is part of a Caribbean cast of LIME’S new commercial which speaks about its One Flat Rate Campaign.

October 22nd, 2014
‘GRATE BVI Music Alliance delivered as promised’ - Mr Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart

BEEF ISLAND, VI – Promotional Manager of GRATE BVI Music Alliance Mr Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart said that judging from the responses from persons who attended their event on Monday October 20, 2014 and the lineup of local artistes who performed way above expectation, they can say with confidence that they have delivered as promised.

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