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November 23rd, 2017
Kleon ‘Bigkle’ Penn has Career Night for Correcaminos in LNBP

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Playing in Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional for a team called Correcaminos, Virgin Islander Kleon ‘Bigkle’ Penn recorded a career high 21 points in a 66-80 defeat to his previous team Fuerza Regia.

November 22nd, 2017
'Irrefutable & shameful; Telecom industry in VI screwed up'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of a 2017 report that listed the Virgin Islands as having one of the most expensive and “underperforming” internet services worldwide, Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the report cannot be refuted and is shameful.

November 22nd, 2017
One Mart donates over $30,000 worth of relief items to DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sharlene S. Dabreo, Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) was presented with over $30,000 worth of food supplies from Vice President of One Mart Superstore, Mrs Judith Vanterpool today, November 22, 2017 at the Festival Grounds in Road Town.

November 22nd, 2017
Digicel customers in love with new interactive setup

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As Digicel restores and rebuilds its network after sustaining damages to cell sites by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, it is fully back on track with a new customer centric experience.

November 22nd, 2017
‘Don’t lose sense of pride, restore HoA right away’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Territory is “back on its feet and open for business,” according to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), the Virgin Islands symbol of strength and pride- the House of Assembly building- remains damaged well over two months since the passage of the monster hurricane, Irma on September 6, 2017.

November 22nd, 2017
Police officer Jermaine Brewley charged for looting-related offence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have officially charged a serving police officer with a looting-related offence.
Police Constable Jermaine Brewley, a VIslander, appeared today, November 22, 2017 before the Magistrate’s Court held at Road Town Police Station, charged with handling stolen goods.

November 22nd, 2017
Frustration high over long lines & 'short' working hours @ Immigration Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Verbal abuses and near physical altercations are part of the experience while waiting for service at Immigration Department in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola.

November 22nd, 2017
VI sports after Irma highlighted by BBC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BBC has written a piece on the affects Hurricanes Irma and Maria had on the sporting landscape and what steps are being taken by various sports and athletes to continue their participation in Regional and International events.

November 21st, 2017
UPDATE: Paul S. Meyers identified as man shot in Huntums Ghut

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- While police officials are tight-lipped over the shooting incident, our newsroom can confirm that the man shot last night November 20, 2017 has been identified as Paul S. Meyers.

November 21st, 2017
Digicel reopens flagship store on Waterfront Drive

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Scores of customers crowded the doors hours before Digicel opened the doors of its new and improved customer experience flagship store located on Waterfront Drive, in the heart of Road Town, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

November 22nd, 2017
RVIPF will continue to receive outside support

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will continue to receive reassurance patrols and firearm support from Cayman and Bermudian Police officers right into the new year.

November 21st, 2017
Leando Nibbs, prominent local businessman & auto sales pioneer passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Family, friends and employees are in mourning following the passing late last night November 20, 2017 at Peebles Hospital of local prominent businessman and a pioneer in the auto sales and parts industry of the Virgin Islands, Mr Leando Nibbs.

November 21st, 2017
'Dr Smith is ill prepared for Finance portfolio'- John I Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In another bombshell statement from a National Democratic Party (NDP) member, Bishop John I. Cline has told an online radio station that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is not capable of running the Finance Ministry portfolio and "only his pride have him holding on to it."

November 21st, 2017
DMV accused of ‘creating real hardship’ for persons with damaged vehicles

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been slammed for allegedly refusing to license vehicles that have minor damages, thereby "creating real hardship" for persons already reeling from Hurricane Irma, which hit the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017.

November 21st, 2017
The Irma Diaries by local author launched in Bonn, Germany

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Angela Burnett, author of The Irma Diaries: Compelling Survivor Stories from The Virgin Islands has just returned from Bonn, Germany where she completed the soft launch of the book at The United Nations Climate Change Conference.

November 21st, 2017
Miller & Jacobs spin Jamaica to win over Leeward Islands

ST KITTS, West Indies- Jamaica's duo of Nikita Miller and Damion Jacobs spun a web around Leeward Islands to register a massive 157-run win in St Kitts. 

November 21st, 2017
Premier Smith defends controversial 'open for business' statement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With many people jobless, homeless, without adequate food and water, the conditions of the roads in a horrible state and many places yet to be properly cleaned up following hurricanes Irma and Maria, there was much criticism when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) made a statement back in October that the 'BVI is open for business'.

November 20th, 2017
Duty-free imports to be considered for extension

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, announced during a live radio broadcast on ZBVI AM 780 on Sunday, November 19, 2017 that considerations are being made to extend the life of the duty-free list put in place by government shortly after Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

November 20th, 2017
Where is Premier Smith's $92,500 tax payers SUV?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There was much outrage in 2016 when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) approved for himself a brand-new Ninety Two Thousand, Five Hundred Dollar ($92,500) 2016 Cadillac Escalade.

November 20th, 2017
Cease & Desist Order served on fraudulent STT insurance agent

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Lieutenant Governor Osbert E. Potter at a recent press briefing in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) attempted to reassure residents that insurance coverage for persons who paid premiums to a suspected fraudulent agent on St Croix will be honoured by insurance companies.

November 20th, 2017
Gunman robs ‘Spanish Bar’ of $$ in Sea Cows Bay

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Information is still emerging regarding an armed robbery on Isabella's Bar and Restaurant in Sea Cows Bay on Tortola last night, Sunday November 19, 2017.

November 20th, 2017
A year after the Panama Papers leak comes the Paradise Papers!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Little more than a year after the 'Panama Papers' leak sent ripples in the offshore financial sector and placed the Virgin Islands industry under renewed scrutiny, now comes the 'Paradise Papers.'

November 20th, 2017
Flow touches VI community with Missions Day activities

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Members of the Flow team descended upon the [British] Virgin Islands community in a series of relief donations and targeted community service activities leading up to the company’s annual Missions Day on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

November 20th, 2017
BVIFA stages successful CONCACAF Women’s Day celebration

EAST END, Tortola, VI – The BVI Football Association (BVIFA) staged a remarkable CONCACAF Women’s Day Celebration on Saturday November 18, 2017 on the new Pitch at Long Look/East End, on the main island of Tortola.

November 19th, 2017
Baths on VG still closed some 2 months plus after Hurricane Irma

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- While the Premier and Minister of Tourism Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is claiming that "we are back on our feet" following two category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that destroyed the Virgin Islands 'something is rotten in the state of Denmark.'

November 19th, 2017
More heavy showers predicted for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Unstable weather continues to affect the Virgin Islands, causing the already deplorable roadways across the territory to be even more of a challenge for motorists and pedestrians alike.

November 19th, 2017
Defiant Alia S. Atkinson bags gold in Singapore

KINGSTON, Jamaica- Jamaica's champion swimmer Alia S. Atkinson proved a tough cookie yesterday as she defied a shoulder injury to claim another gold medal in the 100m breaststroke, this time on the final leg of the Fina/airweave Swimming World Cup in Singapore.

November 19th, 2017
'The Prince's visit is timely, good international exposure' - Hon Fahie

EAST END, Tortola, VI - A number of Virgin Islands (VI) residents gathered at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Road Town, Tortola, despite the heavy downpour and cloudy skies to meet the Prince of Wales, Charles Phillip Arthur George, during his first official visit to the territory, yesterday November 18, 2017.

November 18th, 2017
Aubrey M. Levons aka 'Bego' laid to rest today November 18, 2017

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Boats and plane loads of friends, family and politicians headed to the sister island of Anegada today November 18, 2017 for the funeral service of the late Aubrey McDonald Levons aka ‘Bego’.

November 18th, 2017
Prince Charles begins his tour of the VI

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The Prince of Wales, Charles Phillip Arthur George, has begun his tour of the Virgin Islands with a visit to the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) in the eastern end of Tortola.

November 18th, 2017
Small businesses can incorporate for less under new law

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During the Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands on November 16, 2017 at the Ritter House, members of the House welcomed the Micro Business Companies Act 2017.

November 18th, 2017
‘Gov’t collapsed? We were busy working on bills’- Hon Walwyn

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- After the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government was heavily criticised for being AWOL weeks after Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands, Education Minister Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has sought to defend his government, saying they were busy working on bringing bills to the House of Assembly to keep the country moving.

November 18th, 2017
2 prison officers stabbed by inmate of HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An altercation involving two prison officers and an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, on the main island of Tortola, resulted in the two prison officers receiving stab wounds yesterday, November 17, 2017, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

November 18th, 2017
National Emergency Operations Centre to be deactivated Nov 20

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has announced that the National Emergency Operations Centre, which was put in place following Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, will be deactivated on Monday November 20, 2017.

November 18th, 2017
New CONCACAF Nations League scheduled for 2018 Launch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A new Nations League competition being launched by CONCACAF in September of 2018 is being backed to help the development of football within the confederation.

November 17th, 2017
Consumer Protection legislation should have been ‘rushed’ too- Hon Fahie

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- It may seem like flogging a dead horse but Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has again expressed the urgency for Consumer Protection legislation, saying that Consumer Protection legislation should have been treated with the same haste some legislations are being brought to the House of Assembly.

November 18th, 2017
Flow donates equipment to BFEC

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division is the recipient of an equipment donation from telecommunications provider Flow, as part of the company’s Missions Day community outreach activities. The donation of a multifunctional photo-copier and lawn-mower was made to the Principal, Hilroy George and the staff of the secondary division.

November 18th, 2017
$3.5 billion & counting: the true cost of Irma

Dickson Igwe

The following story is an ongoing assessment of the economics of disaster. It is a narrative on the economic effects of Hurricane Irma to the Virgin Islands.

November 17th, 2017
‘Seriously governor? Singing & dancing for the Prince?’- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has been criticised for including ‘singing and dancing’ in the programme for the visit of Prince of Wales, Charles P. A. George.

November 17th, 2017
UPDATE: HoA continues at 1:00 PM today November 17, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands will continue today November 17, 2017 at the Government's Arbitration Center in Ritter House on Wickham’s Cay II, Tortola.

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