CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party and Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said over-budgeting and unaccountability regarding the Cruise Pier Development Project are but some of the reasons Government has opted for early elections.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The VI pairings of Amandona Creese/Tyalia Nibbs and Lauren Welsch/Tamisha Georges, bowed out of contention at the NORCECA Continental Cup ECVA Women’s Zonal Phase in Castaways Beach, Antigua & Barbuda on Saturday May 2, 2015 with two defeats.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our news room from sources close to the main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is that the second eldest daughter of the late Chief Minister, Cyril B. Romney, will be a candidate on the VIP ticket for the upcoming general elections.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Boxing fans in the Virgin Islands have been reacting to the outcome of the bout that was being hyped as the ‘fight of the century’.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a notice of application for leave to apply for judicial review, Police Constable Nicholas Tranquille is challenging Commissioner of Police (CoP) David Morris for allegedly failing to honour the recent judgement of the High Court of the Virgin Islands which had ruled in the favour of Tranquille.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scotiabank BVI and Nagico Insurances yesterday May 2, 2015 held a pre-Mother’s Day car sale with a number of the territory’s top auto dealerships, including Burke’s Garage, VI Motors, International Motors and others, with a number of sales being closed.
By Alred C. Frett
The Tricks of Slavery are still with us
As Corruption consumes Leaders and Police Officers kill unarmed Black Men, we find mothers publicly beating their Sons to prevent them from resisting the wrongness of Authority for fear they too may be killed… Mothers do what comes naturally without understanding the effects but this is the same technique used by Slave Masters to prolong Slavery and keep the Youth in shackles.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Owner of Governor’s Cup winner Doughmaker, Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge said she is happy to once again bring the Governor’s Cup home to the VI.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Pairs of Lauren Welch/Tamisha Georges and Tyalia Nibbs/Amadona Creese suffered mixed fortunes on the opening day of the ECVA Women’s Beach Volleyball Zonal Phase strong at beautiful Castaways Beach, Antigua, on Friday May 1, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands is that the brother of Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn has been hospitalised with a fractured skull, allegedly due to a "beating" he received at a night spot in Baughers Bay a week ago.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman Terry D. Smith, who survived an apparent execution attempt on April 23, 2015 on Flemming Street in Road Town, Tortola, was today May 1, 2015 placed before the Magistrate's Court on charges of alleged firearm and ammunition possession.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The New Life Baptist Church will be hosting its annual International Night tomorrow May 2, 2015 in which 13 countries from the Caribbean and around the world are slated to participate in a day of fun and friendly competition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While answering a question in the House of Assembly earlier this year Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith told the public that Orion Law, a firm founded and owned by the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn and Speaker of the House Ingrid A. Moses, was only doing business indirectly with the BVI Health Services Authority.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Basketball Federation has made a U-turn on its original decision to cancel the 2015 Summer League and has now announced it will hold a League at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex after all.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Young educator, businesswoman and political aspirant Sharie B. de Castro said the silencing of persons for their political views must stop and that people should be free to express their opinion with a view to seeking what’s best for the territory.
By N. Johann Earle
To become a Principal is her ultimate goal as she has a love for educating young minds. She is Kimberly M. George and she is a teacher attached to the Bregado Flax Educational Centre and one of the few women involved in Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E.).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two witnesses took to the stand today April 30, 2015 in the Magistrate's Court as the trial of Juan Martin Pimental Taveras, who has been charged with allegedly receiving stolen goods, continued. One of the witnesses was the Virtual Complainant and the other an investigating officer with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the party is ready for early elections, the announcement of which came to him as no surprise as there has been a flurry of activities lately that pointed to that possibility.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that District Representatives who are in the Opposition are constantly being overlooked when it comes to infrastructural developments in their districts and that whatever contracts executed are usually given to friends of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA has assured there will be no such disrespect and cronyism under a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) if it wins the upcoming General Elections.
By Dickson Igwe
Underlying all conflict and instability on the planet is the war of values and cultures. And even within countries, state power may pass laws protecting minority groups, always a useful thing to prevent hate based crime. However, unless there is a change of hearts and minds, change is a mountain climb.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following our publication of an article which detailed allegations by a Facebook user regarding use of internet facilities and printing of research material, it has been made clear to this news site that the person was making reference to the public library in Virgin Gorda and not Road Town.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) continued in his campaign mode yesterday April 29, 2015 when he extolled the National Democratic Party (NDP) government not only for the cruise pier development project but for a number of other projects, including the Peebles Hospital and the National Sewerage Project.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands’ sailors Ryan Lettsome and Rayne Duff were in winners’ row when the Cruzan Open Regatta was held on April 25-26, 2015 in St Croix, US Virgin Islands.
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A man has been rushed to Peebles Hospital after the car he was in toppled on the public road at Pockwood Pond on the main island of Tortola minutes ago, April 29, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His message was short but very clear. Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the expanded cruise pier on Wickham’s Cay I, Tortola this morning, April 29, 2015, Mr Colin Murphy, Senior Vice President, Destination and Port Operations, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Limited urged the Government of the Virgin Islands to never lose focus on the product the territory is offering tourists, which is a unique one as compared to the wider Caribbean.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “She is a US citizen by birth and she has Belonger status so, according to the VI Constitution, she could run but I don’t feel this is right,” were the sentiments of radio talk show host, businessman and public activist Donaldo E. de Castro about Shaina M. Smith who will be contesting the First District seat at the upcoming General Elections under the National Democratic Party (NDP) banner.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley said there continues to be a culture of secrecy in the territory and proposed that the Governor or Deputy Governor hold seminars for civil servants to get them to be clear as to which documents can be shared and which cannot.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force this morning, April 30, 2015 executed a search warrant at a residence in the Butu Mountain area and found a Glock firearm and ammunition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an unprecedented move in the history of basketball in the Virgin Islands, the BVI Basketball Federation which hosts one of the biggest basketball leagues every year on Tortola has cancelled its 2015 League.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Young businesswoman and educator Ms Sharie B. de Castro and musician Raul ‘Jugo’ Sprauve will on Thursday April 30, 2015 host a public event called ‘Word on the Street, during which they hope to chart a common vision for the Virgin Islands. The event will take place at 6:00pm in the parking lot of the One Stop Mall in Road Town.
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