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January 20th, 2019
‘Read to Heal programme’ off to a successful start

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Students of the Joyce Samuel Primary School, were on Tuesday, January 14, 2019, treated to readings from The Irma Diaries by local author Angela Burnett Penn.

January 19th, 2019
Green Machine takes lead in SCBBC MLK Jr 9-12 match

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – As the Sea Cows Bay Basketball Club’s (SCBBC) Martin Luther King Jr (MLK Jr) games are on the way, the match between Green Machine and Blue Boys was a good start to the tournament in the 9-12 category.

January 19th, 2019
VIP’s Flax-Charles proposes more tourism products

MARIA’S BY THE SEA, Road Town, Tortola, VI - At-Large candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Ms Shereen D. Flax-Charles is planning to significantly expand the Virgin Islands (VI) tourism products if elected to office in 2019.

January 19th, 2019
Bartender shot to death in USVI bar

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, USVI - A female bartender was shot to death in a downtown Christiansted, USVI bar on the night of Thursday, January 17, 2019, USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte confirmed.

January 19th, 2019
VIP's Neville A. Smith mulls expanding tourism's niche markets

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Territorial At Large Candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Neville A. Smith aka ‘Sheep,’ is proposing the shoring up of the Territory’s Tourism Industry by expanding into new niche markets in addition to an ambitious agriculture and fisheries project.

January 19th, 2019
VI scholar issues call for more Debates among Candidates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The call for debates among Candidates vying to become Legislators of the Virgin Islands (VI), ahead of the 2019 General Election, is reverberating more across the Territory.

January 18th, 2019
Minor accident slows traffic in Road Town

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At around 4:55 pm today, January 18, 2019, in the midst of the rush hour traffic, two small Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) had a bumper accident.

January 19th, 2019
Users of unmanned aircraft subject to aviation rules

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Users of small unmanned aircraft, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones are being advised that they are subject to aviation rules.

January 18th, 2019
Police hunting prison escapee Khori T. Prince

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is seeking the public's assistance in locating Khori Tahj Prince, 19, who escaped from Police custody this afternoon, January 18, 2019.

January 18th, 2019
HoA adjourns again until Tuesday Jan 22, 2019; A March election?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 6th Sitting of the 4th Session of the 3rd House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) will continue on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

January 19th, 2019
The Virgin Islands General Election of 2019 Part 2

By Dickson C. Igwe

Ok. Will the two-party culture of the Virgin Islands end at the 2019 General Election? This Old Boy does not believe so. However, there is a growing chorus, that party politics has failed the Virgin Islands. And that the 2019 General Election may well be the ‘swan song’ of two-party politics in the territory. Is there validity to that assertion?

January 18th, 2019
Walwyn dispels rumors of 2019 Election Rigging

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Embattled Leader and Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1), Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is setting the record straight that the voting machines to be used in the upcoming 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI) will not be used for elections rigging.

January 18th, 2019
ESHS Bball team heads to St. Thomas for MLK Games

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Since the devastating Hurricanes of 2017 not much has been happening at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) in the area of sports. With many of the sporting facilities destroyed, a National Democratic Party (NDP 1) government that is broke and the alternative government, the Recovery & Development Agency going through the tender process, the recovery and rehabilitation of sporting facilities including basketball courts are taking longer than anticipated.

January 18th, 2019
'Return $7.2M before hospital is renamed'-Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At-Large Candidate, running as an Independent at the upcoming Polls, Mr Rajah A. Smith, believes that the renaming of the Peebles Hospital should not be done arbitrarily by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and should instead be a matter for public discussion first.

January 18th, 2019
Daughter of Education Minister in auto accident; minor injuries

SOPHIE BAY, Tortola, VI - Information reaching the Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) news centre from our team of reporters is that the daughter of embattled Education and Culture Minister, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) was involved in a motor vehicle accident.

January 18th, 2019
VIP’s Sharie B. deCastro pushes economic reform through education

MARIA’S BY THE SEA, Road Town, Tortola, VI - Educator & Businesswoman, Ms Sharie B. deCastro is proposing an economic strategy with an emphasis on education and development of human resources in her quest to bring economic reform to the Virgin Islands (VI) under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

January 17th, 2019
VI youths join pants sagging culture; wearing pants below butt

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For the past 10 years, social commentators and scientists have observed how cultural hegemony has resulted in the youths of the Virgin Islands (VI), males in particular, adopting the pants sagging American culture.

January 17th, 2019
Stable potable water for JvD residents by mth-end—Hon Vanterpool

JOST VAN DYKE, VI – Residents of Jost van Dyke in the Virgin Islands (VI), should by the end of the month, begin receiving a more stable supply of potable water, since the Ministry for Communications and Works, is gearing to commission the spanking new reservoir which is nearing completion.

January 17th, 2019
Fmr Ports Boss defends TPP price tag

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Former Ports Authority boss has come out swinging against the current National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, specifically the Minister for Finance and Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), for allowing a “lie” to continue to be peddled in the public domain, surrounding a perceived $40M, cost overrun on the construction of the Tortola Pier Park (TPP).

January 17th, 2019
NDP 1 spent all funds saved for rainy days - José de Castro

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – District nine candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) breakaway group, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIN-NDP2), Jose C. B de Castro, is adamant that for accountability and transparency to return to the Virgin Islands (VI), the Territory needs to put former NDP 1 front-man, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) to manage its finances.

January 17th, 2019
Massive crowds turn out to VIP’s Meet & Greet

MARIA’S BY THE SEA, Road Town, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) did it in style and elegance, when they hosted their Meet and Greet for the 2019 elections season at Maria’s by the Sea, last evening, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

January 17th, 2019
Hon Walwyn challenges Hon Fahie in At-Large arena

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – National Democratic Party, Leader and Chairman, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has challenged political opponent, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and First District Representative, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, to meet him at the upcoming polls, as an At Large Candidate in the General Election.

January 17th, 2019
Kerry Jordan named to BAFT’S future leaders program

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Bankers Association Finance and Trade (BAFT), an international financial services association, recently announced its Future Leaders program class of 2019 and for the first time, an employee of a CIBC FirstCaribbean has landed a place in the prestigious programme.

January 17th, 2019
Repair works begin On A.O. Shirley Grounds Track

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rehabilitation works on the track at the A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds has commenced and is expected to continue for approximately four weeks.

January 16th, 2019
Lesmore Smith brings horse racing experience to PVIM - Hon Skelton

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) breakaway group, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM- NDP2), Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), says his new At-Large Candidate, Mr Lesmore Smith brings a range of experience to the party.

January 16th, 2019
AC failure forced adjournment of HoA until January 17, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) was yesterday, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, forced to adjourn its sitting after the air conditioning system malfunctioned in the House.

January 16th, 2019
Three injured in St. Thomas USVI shooting

VI CONSORTIUM

EMERALD HILL, St. Thomas, USVI - Three men were injured in the wee hours of Monday, January 7, 2019, during a shooting in St. Thomas, USVIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte has announced.

January 16th, 2019
VI wins big in fight against UK over beneficial registers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK), are currently divided over the implementation of the Public Beneficial Registers in the Overseas Territories (OTs) and are accusing the May’s Government of delaying its plans.

January 16th, 2019
Gov prepares to fork out $20K mtly to clear CGB pump stations

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is preparing to sign a contract for the pumping out of a number of the 34 ‘pump stations in the Cane Garden Bay, at a cost of $19,920 per month, with K&K Heavy Equipment and Sewerage Disposal Service.

January 16th, 2019
Roads Project contracted out; PWD lacks capacity—Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry for Communication and Works, headed by Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool, (R4), has decided to contract out, its road development project and instead focus on ‘patching potholes.’

January 15th, 2019
May's Brexit plan suffers historic defeat; VI should be concerned

LONDON, United Kingdom – Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa M. May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British PM in the democratic era, after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230.

January 15th, 2019
‘Sometimes projects fail; airport expansion killed airline’—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister of Finance, Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has finally attempted to come clean on the BVI Airways fiasco which cost the Virgin Islands (VI), some $7.2M—money still to be recovered—and has said, it was the expansion of the runway at Beef Island, which caused the company to begin to fold.

January 15th, 2019
Documents missing for Pier Park Project; Audit Report incomplete

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The long awaited Audit report, commissioned by ‘lame-duck’ and outgoing Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), into the Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP), was today Tuesday, January 15, 2019, tabled in the House of Assembly (HoA).

January 15th, 2019
Mike Hirst sets new VI kiteboarding record

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A beautiful morning greeted 11 competitors and delivered champagne sailing throughout the anti-clockwise Nanny Cay Round Tortola race on January 13, 2019, in the Virgin Islands.

January 15th, 2019
Lesmore Smith & Sylvia C. Romney-Moses to run with NDP 2; announcement soon

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - The breakaway National Democratic Party (NDP) group—now called the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM)—will announce shortly two more Candidates for the upcoming 2019 General Elections.

January 15th, 2019
Riteway runs for Diabetes, raises $8,500

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Riteway Foods Market over the weekend raised $8,500 for the BVI Diabetes Association, when employee, Mr. Henschel George, successfully represented the Virgin Islands (VI) in the Grand Cayman Marathon.

January 15th, 2019
D2 Rep 'will not rest' until 36 pump stations fixed

BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Second District Representative Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull aka “Mitch” has taken a stance to not rest until a proper sewerage system replaces the current 36 which were installed over some 20 years-ago as he voiced disapproval for proposed “Bringing back from the dead” Project.

January 14th, 2019
“I was not elected to be anybody’s puppet”-Mitch

BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Former Government Member of House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull, aka ‘Mitch’, is adamant he was elected as the Second District Representative not to be anybody’s puppet.

January 14th, 2019
Shooting Stars win SCBBC 14-16 Pre-MLK Jr game

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Game one of the Sea Cows Bay Basketball Club’s (SCBBC) Pre-Martin Luther King Jr (MLK Jr) Exhibition kicked off to a great start on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

January 15th, 2019
Pay attention to safety flags at VI beaches - Captain Bala

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Visitors, owners, managers, operators, skippers and masters of all vessels are asked to adhere to the flag system while visiting beaches throughout the Territory.

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