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July 24th, 2017
Opposition Leader to move No Confidence Motion against Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We must take a step against saving our finances,” Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has said in relation to a planned Motion of No Confidence against Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

July 24th, 2017
CIL makes donation of proceeds from Soap Box Derby

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Caribbean Insurers Limited has announced that with proceeds raised from its annual Soap Box Derby, two local non-profit organisations and one educational institution are in a better place to achieve their objectives.

July 24th, 2017
‘Pick up after yourself’- Concerned CGB resident

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable Orlando D. Smith, OBE recently called on residents to stop the improper dumping of garbage and keep the environment clean.

July 24th, 2017
Rental car abandoned on Little Dix Hill following accident!

LITTLE DIX HILL, Tortola, VI- It was about 1:30 PM today July 24, 2017 while our roving camera was passing the area of Little Dix Hill on the eastern side of Tortola, heading to the airport, that we observed a rental car, RT 2587, which appeared to have been involved in an accident and close to going over the embankment.

July 24th, 2017
Military exercise in VI?

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online’s roving camera around 9:00 A.M. today, July 24, 2017 captured a military helicopter doing some surveillance work on the western end of Tortola.

July 24th, 2017
Rumble in ‘The Ghetto’: Brawl among women caught on camera

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least two videos have been circulating on social media of a brawl involving at least six women in the area of Road Town known as Crabbe Lot or ‘The Ghetto’.

July 24th, 2017
‘Know who you jump into bed with’- Cromwell Smith to NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "We need a consortium of BVIslanders who have money to invest in the airline because it has got to get off the ground," Mr Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka said on his recent talk show episode of Spotlight on JTV Channel 55.

July 24th, 2017
Pemberton & Rhymer crowned 2017 Prince & Princess

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a night filled with talent and intelligence, July 23, 2017, and a date that Lyriq Rhymer and Jabari Pemberton will not soon forget, as they were crowned this year’s Virgin Islands Prince and Princess.

July 24th, 2017
Power Outage & That’s Ya Problem are Softball Champions!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The 2017 Harriette Skelton Fast Pitch Softball Championships were concluded in the early hours of Saturday July 22, 2017 with wins for Power Outage and That’s Ya Problem.

July 23rd, 2017
Kevin R. Gordon is Digicel’s new Virgin Islands boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The telecommunications giant Digicel BVI announced late Friday July 21, 2017 that its Head of Business Operations, Mr Kevin R. Gordon has been named its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Virgin Islands (VI) branch.

July 23rd, 2017
Mini track meet concludes successful Kids Athletics Camp

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Kids Athletics Summer Camp, organised by the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) and held at Capoons Bay Playfield, closed out on Saturday July 22, 2017 with a fun filled action packed mini track meet.

July 23rd, 2017
$7.2M to BVI Airways is 'not a big deal'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many critics of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the decision to give BVI Airways $7.2M for direct flights from Miami International Airport in the United States of America to Terrance B. International Airport on Beef Island have been up in arms over the pay-out, former Leader of the Opposition and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) is making no big deal about it.

July 23rd, 2017
Another successful Summer Sizzle BVI in the bag!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Summer Sizzle BVI 2017, in its ninth year, certainly lived up to its name when organisers transformed the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town into a New York City style runway arena, yesterday, Saturday, July 22, 2017.

July 23rd, 2017
UPDATE: VI crush St Kitts in Battle of Fittest B/Ball in St Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI- The greatest collection of basketball talent in the Eastern Caribbean converged in Philipsburg, Dutch St Maarten from July 16, 2017 to July 22, 2017 in the fourth annual Battle of the Fittest Basketball Tournament.

July 22nd, 2017
BVI Swim heats up stage @ Summer Sizzle BVI 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A night of creative designs, trendy fashion and appealing models, took the stage for the ninth annual Summer Sizzle BVI 2017 which started on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, with the first ever BVI Swim and Resort runway show.

July 22nd, 2017
Sistah Joyce out of calypso show; Snubbed as guest artiste

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - 4-time Calypso Queen Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce will surprisingly not defend her title at this year's Calypso Competition held as part of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival. Now the artiste is upset that she has been snubbed as a guest performer for the show on August 2, 2017.

July 22nd, 2017
Gumbs wins VI's 1st ever Commonwealth Games medal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands continues to break new grounds in athletics, with the latest being 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games bronze in the Bahamas.

July 21st, 2017
2017 Festival shaping up or out of shape?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2017 Virgin Islands Emancipation celebration on Tortola to many is shaping up; however, to others it is out of shape.

July 22nd, 2017
Crime & Virgin Islands Society

Dickson Igwe

Fighting crime in the Virgin Islands without factoring in the cultural and social element will end in complete failure.

July 21st, 2017
Four pulled from water after yacht sinks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Four persons were rescued by a passing vessel after their yacht sank in Virgin Islands waters this morning, July 21, 2017.

July 21st, 2017
Islanders to face Sugar Boys in Terry Evans Cup Final

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The final of the Terry Evans Cup is all set for Sunday July 23, 2017 with the Islanders facing arch rivals Sugar Boys on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds at 7:00 P.M.

July 21st, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Garrel Jean-Pierre

There are many things persons set out to do as a career in the hope that one day they will become wealthy and able to fund a project that can ‘make a cow fly over the moon’.

July 21st, 2017
Two USVI men shot dead

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Two men were shot dead in St. Thomas in the wee hours of Friday morning in Smith Bay, in the vicinity of Lake’s Chicken Fry, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

July 21st, 2017
Hon Fraser will not be allowed to paralyse VIP- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has said it is looking to move forward with its agenda and even though there is a place for former Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), it will not paralyse the party by waiting for a response from Hon Fraser as to whether he is still with the party or not.

July 21st, 2017
Guests of Summer Sizzle BVI get a delicious taste of Territory

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The weekend of fashion and style began with a true island hospitality style; food. A Taste of VI was the theme of the welcome party held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Myett’s in Cane Garden Bay.

July 20th, 2017
16 teams register for 2017 Hon Julian Fraser B/ball League

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Some 16 teams will clash in the 5th edition of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League, which tips off on August 19, 2017 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom.

July 20th, 2017
‘Expect lots of energy @ 2017 Summer Sizzle BVI’- Alva L. Page

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The stage is set and the models and designers are ready for the runway as they prepare to put on a show like never seen before.

July 20th, 2017
Lorna G. Smith Out! Elise Donovan In! as new BVI Finance Boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It has taken almost over a year and months to find a new Director for BVI Finance, a statutory body funded by both the Government and the private sector.

July 20th, 2017
One injured as Jeep plunges off road in Belmont Estate

BELMONT ESTATE, Tortola, VI- A woman was rushed to Peebles Hospital with injuries following a lone vehicle accident at Belmont Estate on the western end of Tortola today, July 20, 2017.

July 20th, 2017
'Everybody bussing off' around festival - Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At this time of the year many discussions, opinions, recommendations and even criticisms are a norm when it comes to the celebration of Emancipation in the Virgin Islands (UK).

July 20th, 2017
2 days later Premier fires back @ BVI Airways; ‘We did our part’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public embarrassment and war between the bankrupt BVI Airways and the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) Administration continues.

July 20th, 2017
Softball announces VI Squad for Pan American C/ships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A team of qualified female athletes have been selected to represent the Virgin Islands in the IX Women’s Pan American Softball Championship from August 4 through August 13, 2017, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

July 20th, 2017
Internet service in VI ‘is no good’- residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several residents in the Virgin Islands have expressed their dissatisfaction with the internet service in the Virgin Islands, saying that all carriers need to do better, especially for the ordinary man.

July 19th, 2017
The Scooter is still King to get around in VI [See video]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Scooter riders in the Virgin Islands are always getting bashed for their riding skills or lack thereof, not wearing helmets, and when you hear about a scooter it's most often about an accident.

July 19th, 2017
Struiken strides to Ceres 10K win on Beef Island

BEEF ISLAND, VI- Cliff Struiken dominated Saturday’s (July 15, 2017) Ceres Juices 10K Series race, dubbed the ‘Beefathon Beach Sizzler’ that started and ended on Long Bay Beach, Beef Island, with a quarter mile finish running on the sand at the water’s edge.

July 20th, 2017
Dinghy thefts on the rise- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police are reminding boat and dinghy owners to consistently lock and secure these vessels to docks and yachts as theft of these items are beginning to rise. Charters boat companies are also urged to instruct visitors and guests to do the same.

July 19th, 2017
Winners & losers of work permit fee increases

Alred C. Frett

Replacing Reality with Fantasy and Democracy with Dictatorship: We are all different and yet we are all the same because as the pinnacle of Homo sapiens we share more in common than we differ...

July 19th, 2017
USVI woman killed in hit & run

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - Police are in search of a black Toyota Corolla that struck and killed a 47-year-old woman on the Melvin Evans Highway in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Tuesday night, July 18, 2017 according to Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte.

July 19th, 2017
Governor has ‘nothing further to add’ to past criticisms of NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With his point already made, Governor John S. Duncan OBE has nothing further to add to the criticism of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), who recently attempted to put a spin on the way his administration has been running the country.

July 19th, 2017
'What start wrong can only end wrong'- Caller on BVI Airways fiasco

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the radio programme, ‘Speak Out BVI’ on ZBVI 780 AM on Tuesday July 18, 2017, callers took to the show and voiced their frustration on the controversy between BVI Airways and the government of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

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