ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has announced that the Flash Flood Watch for the Virgin Islands has been upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning which will remain in effect up to 8:00 pm this evening August 22, 2014.
CAPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Due to the adverse weather conditions being experienced across the Virgin Islands, the organisers of the Youth Mini Meet to have been held on Capoons Bay tonight August 22, 2014 have postponed the event.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I found the Minister’s answer to be rather malicious because I cannot see where he can find where any paperwork was done to the Ministry of Finance asking them to transfer money from the Ministry of Education in 2010 to the seniors’ programme,” First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said in an exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The excitement was at an all time high in the flagship store of Digicel BVI last evening August 21, 2014 as the twelve finalists to the Digicel Summer Promotion tapped their feet and bit their fingernails in the hope of opening the fortune box to find the key to the brand new Mitsubishi Outlander sport utility vehicle (SUV).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a summer break the Territory’s track athletes and road runners are in full preparation for the renewal of competitive action which begins in just three short weeks with the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) 2 mile Series.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When members of the Rotary Club of Tortola handed over a $50k pledge cheque to the Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton Acting District Governor of Rotary Ms Delma Maduro said that it was the largest donation to be made by a single Rotary Club in the history of the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The management of LIME has made it abundantly clear their position as to their readiness with LTE (Long Term Evolution) as they await the green light from the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel’s Marketing Public Relations Executive Ms Jasmine A. Perez has declared today August 21, 2014 ‘D Day’ for their customers who would have made good of the company’s telecommunications services especially during the summer promotion.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China officially began with the completion of the spectacular Opening Ceremony last Saturday August 16, 2014 and already the majority of the athletes representing the Territory have seen active competition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have identified a body found in a home in Spy Glass Hill West End as 55 year old Garry Roy of the United States.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cable & Wireless (C&W), Mr. Phil Bentley arrived today August 20, 2014 on the shores of the Virgin Islands (VI) bearing the news of a $7ml investment the company will be plugging into the telecommunication sector via LIME BVI.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Mr Donald E. De Castro has in an opinion column today August 20, 2014 broadsided the Government and the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee for Festival being what he described as nothing more than a big party designed to make money at the expense of the Territory’s culture and history.
LOS ANGELES, California, USA – Yet another BVIslander artiste is poised to make the Virgin Islands proud using his talent in the music industry. Kamau A. Georges is part of an international team that is currently in the USA working on an anti-bullying promotion which sees him adding the Caribbean flare to it.
By Dickson Igwe
A section of the Virgin Islands establishment appears weary of the media. This weariness is especially so with the online blogs. However, in this Old Boy’s opinion, it is good politics to allow the media free reign, within the acceptable social and legal parameters.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator Douglas Wheatley said that it is important that new Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency Mr John S. Duncan OBE makes a decision quickly on launching a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the cruise pier project.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA insists that the flawed cruise pier project is an embarrassment to the Territory and is pleased that the new Governor to the Virgin Islands His Excellency Governor John S. Duncan, OBE has immediately begun to intervene.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said that the service that provides transportation for senior citizens attending the Capoon’s Bay Clinic in the First District will be discontinued at the end of August 2014.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Premier Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith lauded the St. Ursula’s Catholic Church in Virgin Gorda for its role in helping to promote the Territory’s tourism.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We stuck with this business through the roughest of times, but it’s even harder now [as] they coming with guns at us,” said a female employee of Bobby’s Supermarket as she expressed much concern about her future with the business.
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – After one year of dedicating his time, energy and finances to a personal project which is geared to promote the Virgin Islands and the talents that are within these shores, local rapper Travis J. Osbourne aka Bumpy B Breezy looks forward to releasing his first musical documentary tomorrow August 20, 2014.
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – A worker from the Environmental Health Division slipped and fell on a slippery sloping road in Pockwood Pond yesterday August 18, 2014 while in the line of duty and had to be taken away by ambulance.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) were unable to hold on to a slender lead over French Saint Martin on Saturday August 16, 2014, succumbing to a late barrage of goals and suffering a 4-2 defeat in a Friendly match played on the A.O. Shirley Grounds.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has paid tribute to Mrs Gretel Stoutt, who sadly passed away yesterday August 17, 2014, calling her dedicated and resolute.
WEST END, Tortola, VI – The West End Community Centre held its 2nd annual Back to School Fair at the Benjamin Romney Park in West End, for children from communities in the area yesterday August 17, 2014 at the end of which they all received school supplies.
WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Historian and former legislator of the Virgin Islands Mrs. Eileen L. Parsons, OBE, has stepped forward to moot the call for leaders to consider the discontinuation of the three back-to-back holidays during the Emancipation Festival season.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher is perplexed that Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses was away from the House without giving any notification that she would have been absent for the sitting of August 14, 2014.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Mr Paul A. Hewlett, Director of Sports in the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports was not shy in giving credit where it is due as he complimented Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA for setting a trend for others to follow.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A letter to Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses written and signed by the four Opposition Members of the House of Assembly outlined the breaches allegedly committed by Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn when he read and distributed letters from witnesses to the Public Accounts Committee without permission.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI –“In building character we insist that players be discipline in order to play in the league, we have also established a low threshold for rudeness and misbehavior of any sort, thus [is] our commitment to a programme prepared to implement and execute rules that adhere to a policy built on and around the principles of zero tolerance.”
CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Dozens of excited, enthusiastic young athletes will be showing off their new found skills tomorrow Sunday August 17, 2014, when the second Annual BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) First District “Run, Throw, Jump” Kids Athletic Camp concludes with a Mini Track Meet at Capoon’s Bay.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “The role and task of the Governor is to strike a balance between the views of Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom, those of the government of the Virgin Islands Government, your elected representatives and the aspirations of the people of the Virgin Islands,” said newly sworn in Governor to the Virgin Islands His Excellency Governor John S. Duncan, OBE.
By Alred C. Frett
Celebrating a Celebration without having a Success:
We have just expended gobs of Money & tons of Effort celebrating a Celebration while the real reason for the occasion eludes us… Instead, whether in the Caribbean or across the World we see the victimization of Slave Descendants by Police & others involved in Law & Order Systems in which the Poor are used to destroy Poor in order to safeguard the wealth & power of the Rich.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Second District Representative Hon J. Alvin Christopher last evening August 14, 2014 walked out of the House of Assembly, reducing the already depleted House to less than a quorum and causing the acting Speaker Hon Delores Christopher to adjourn the House after she denied him the right to speak on a letter written and signed by all Opposition members asking Hon Myron V. Walwyn to apologise.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
“I Love a challenge,” said Kerston A. Marquis as he tells his story of how he has elevated from being a popular guy holding a shaving machine as a barber to being in the office of the Department of Customs as an accountant.