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September 24th, 2018
Dr Smith’s last tax payer funded trip? He goes to Africa

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Many United States of America (USA) Presidents visit Africa, in the 8th year of their last term.

September 25th, 2018
BAMBELELA after school initiative 'on again'

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – First District students were on Monday, September 24, 2018, prepped once again to head ‘back-to-school’ when organisers hosted another successful BAMBELELA (Never give up) after school homework/study programme at the Seven Day Adventist (SDA) Youth Center in Carrot Bay.

September 24th, 2018
When a government goes broke!

By Dickson C. Igwe

It is accepted that borrowing is the universal norm for governments to find the cash to operate. Public spending from taxes and borrowing are the way most western governments function.

September 24th, 2018
Irma Diaries’ Author in Europe Advocating On Climate Change

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local Climate Change Officer and Author of The Irma Diaries, Ms Angela Burnett Penn, is in Europe using her book as a platform to make presentations on climate change.

September 24th, 2018
UK reigns in VI legislators: Cabinet Decisions to be made public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Decisions taken by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI), will now be made public documents.

September 24th, 2018
‘Back to school’ motivational drive...

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Dream Big Group over the weekend held a number of activities as part of its ‘Back to School motivational Drive, featuring speakers, Ms Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams, Mr Dwayne J. Straun, Mrs Angelle A. Cameron, Ms Gabrielle Hoyte, Dr Amber V. Wheatley and Mr Billionaire PA.

September 24th, 2018
NDP majority legislator questions Speaker's integrity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Honourable Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe, came under strong scrutiny and challenged during the September 20, 2018, sitting of the House as her name has been circulating in the news and social media, as a possible At-Large Candidate in the pending 2019 election.

September 24th, 2018
Police seize illegal weapon & ammo

HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI – Ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on Sunday, September 23, 2018, arrested a Huntums Ghut man with a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, along with 15 rounds of ammunition.

September 24th, 2018
Hon Fahie: ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ is Speaker Moses- Scatliffe a candidate?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -It was the usual National Democratic Party (NDP) infighting in the House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

September 24th, 2018
Final week of TAG Summer deals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -Tortola Auto Group (TAG)’s Hot Summer Clearance Sales promotion, which has created a sensational attraction among new car buyers, has entered its final week with massive discounts on prices and fabulous gifts to be earned.

September 24th, 2018
Banks! Who needs Who?

By Donald E. de Castro

Over the past years there have been many discussions about banking services here in The Virgin Islands (VI) and yes there is a lot to be desired, so let us look at some the issues that I have spoken about over the years.

September 23rd, 2018
Unpredictable path for dangerous Tropical Storm Kirk

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents are being cautioned that two systems, Tropical Depression 11 and Disturbance 1—which is now Tropical Storm Kirk—are of immediate concern to the British Virgin Islands.

September 20th, 2018
Battle royal this weekend in Hon Julian Fraser STS Basketball League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI: This weekend is billed as one of the biggest in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball as games continue from Friday September 21 to September 23, 2018.

September 20th, 2018
‘If the drink says NDP don’t drink it’-Sea Cows Bay resident

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI: Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA placed a number of topics on the table on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre in Sea Cows Bay during a public meeting.

September 20th, 2018
Police officers vindicated in killing of prisoner-report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The findings of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a Virgin Islands prisoner has vindicated police officers who were involved in the man’s demise last December.

September 20th, 2018
House of Assembly in session today September 20, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The 1st Sitting of the 4th Session of the 3rd House of Assembly (HoA) is continuing today Thursday, 20th September 20, 2018 at the chambers in Road Town.

September 20th, 2018
Regrets! No insurance for wiped out new building at ESHS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Government of the Virgin Islands lost more than they tried to save when they failed to secure insurance coverage for two news buildings which were nearing completion at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) campus before the September 2017 hurricanes decimated the territory.

September 20th, 2018
ZBVI celebrates quiz winners and participants

ROAD TOWN,Tortola,VI–Top students and their parents, along with sponsors and supporters who participated in the General Knowledge Quiz were recognized at an early evening gathering at The Virgin Queen restaurant.

September 19th, 2018
Motorcyclist escapes with minor injuries following collision in Road Town

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A scooter rider escaped with only minor injuries when a rental making a wrong turn collided with him this morning Wednesday September 19, 2018 in Road Town.

September 15th, 2018
Banco Popular to begin operations on VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After the closure and exit of all banking institutions on Virgin Gorda, in the Virgin Islands (VI),Banco Popular is expected to begin offering its service on the island in about four weeks.

September 17th, 2018
Shaina M. Smith absent from the NDP slate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Shaina M Smith was one of the first National Democratic Party (NDP) members to announce in February of 2018, that she was running as an At-Large candidate.

September 15th, 2018
Works Minister blasted for non-functioning sewerage plant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Member of the opposition, Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3), blasted Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) for the apparent lacklustre approach in getting the sewerage plant at Burt Point, Tortola functional.

September 15th, 2018
Customs seizes Klass Electronics @ TPP for not declaring goods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Her Majesty’s Customs (HMC) on Thursday, September 13, 2018, seized Klass Electronics store located in the Tortola Pier Park (TPP).

September 20th, 2018
Gavin Dooley appointed General Manager of Parts & Power

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gavin Dooley has been promoted to the position of General Manager of Parts & Power, Tortola BVI.

September 13th, 2018
STS Basketball action continues on Friday September 14, 2018

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Basketball fans can get ready for another exciting weekend of action in the ‘Honourable Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League.’

September 13th, 2018
Speaker Moses presides over HoA despite announced as NDP candidate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There was some tension, at the beginning of Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Third House of Assembly today, Thursday September 13, 2018, despite the Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), being absent.

September 13th, 2018
Dion Thomas pleads guilty to drugs, gun & ammo charges

JOHN’S HOLE, Tortola, VI – Dion Thomas, the 39-year-old man found with drugs, an illegal firearm and two sets of ammunition during this year’s Festival activities, has admitted to the charges laid against him in the Magistrate Court, at John's Hole, Tortola.

September 13th, 2018
VI needs comprehensive approach to health issues—Dr Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is need for a more comprehensive approach in the manner with which the Virgin Islands (VI) treats with medical challenges, a notion raised recently by Vice President of the VI Alzheimer Association, Dr June M. Samuel—as the Territory joins with the world in Observing Alzheimer’s Month.

September 12th, 2018
Squash Squad gets ‘eye opener’ in Cayman meet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) National Men’s Squash Team failed, to advance significantly in the recently completed Pan American Squash Championships held in the Cayman Islands from August 24 to September 1, 2018, but the experience is being treated as a ‘real eye opener’ for the players.

September 12th, 2018
More BVI Airways Questions for September 13, 2018 HoA Sitting—Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Questions on the tax payers $7.2 M squandered on BVI Airways—that never flew and with Government not collecting a dime back, is not going away anytime soon and will be the Legacy of outgoing Premier Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL)—are back on the Order Paper.

September 12th, 2018
Another St Lucian gets top Job in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that Saint Lucian native, Shawn Innocent, has been appointed as a full-time Magistrate for a period of six months, with effect from September 3, 2018.

September 12th, 2018
Ports Authority seeks $5M more from First Caribbean Bank

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was in 2014 that the BVI Ports Authority obtained a $50 million loan from First Caribbean International Bank, to help fund the Ports Development project.

September 12th, 2018
Speaker’s impartial rule now in question?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The ability of the Speaker of the House of Assembly—Ms Ingrid A. Moses Scatfliffe—to preside over its sittings as an impartial adjudicator, is being called into question—in light of in light of reports, she will be running for Office, as an At-Large Candidate, on the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) ticket.

September 12th, 2018
Earthquake hits VI ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) was today, September 12, 2018, at 12:18 AM, hit with a magnitude 4.0 earthquake, recorded by the Puerto Rico Seismic Network and reported by the VI’s Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

September 11th, 2018
Archie, Smith & Ronnie Out! Grant, Moses & Underhill In! as NDP At Large!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Executive Committee of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has voted on its At-Large slate for the upcoming General Elections.

September 12th, 2018
Natalie O. Hodge is Deputy Chief Information Officer (ag)

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ms Natalie O. Hodge has been appointed to act as Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Department of Information and Public Relations effective July 9, 2018, according to the Government Information Service (GIS) in a press statement today, September 12, 2013.

September 11th, 2018
SOL St Lucia wins major BVIEC fuel contract over Delta Petroleum

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands’ Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), has awarded a major fuel contract to SOL St Lucia Limited (Ltd), to supply the government run utility with fuel and lubricants for the next five years.

September 11th, 2018
‘Shift system’ continues in new school year—Hon Walwyn

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - The ‘shift system’ imposed in schools following the 2017 devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria, will have to continue as the 2018/2019 School-Year begins.

September 10th, 2018
Bayside Blazers Jr & Sr demolish opponents in weekend STS League games

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI –‘Bayside Blazers’ on Friday, September 7, 2018, demolished ‘Young Empire’ 132-49, when action continued in the Honourable Julian Fraser Save the Seed (STS) Basketball National League 2018 at Duff’s Bottom.

September 10th, 2018
Prisoners describe conditions in St Lucia as ‘barbaric’

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online, first and accurately reported that the remaining prisoners from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) at Balsam Ghut, who were sent to St Lucia—following Hurricane Irma—had been returned to Tortola, on September 6, 2018.



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