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April 21st, 2019
UPDATE: Jaleel N. J. Croal captures VI’s first Carifta gold in Cayman Islands

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands- Jaleel N. J. Croal has etched his name into the history books for the Virgin Islands, becoming the first Under 17 Boys 200m gold medalist for the Territory at the Carifta Games.

April 21st, 2019
VI's stalwart boatmen honoured @ Car & Bike Exhibition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a car and bike exhibition but the promoters used the opportunity to honour several persons who made invaluable contributions to the marine sector in the Virgin Islands, including the late Captain Ira L. Smith & Edwin A. George aka 'Speedy'.

April 21st, 2019
Finally! Roy L. O’Neal honoured @ VG Easter Fest

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – After a year of delay, long-time participant of the Virgin Gorda (VG) Easter Festival, Mr Roy L. O’Neal—named 2018 then 2019 honouree—received his honour when the festival continued last evening Saturday, April 20, 2019, on the sister island.

April 21st, 2019
'Men of the cloth' shun VG Easter Festival invocation

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- Priests and pastors on the island of Virgin Gorda allegedly refused to appear on stage to deliver the invocation at the opening of the Roy L. O’Neal Festiville on April 20, 2019. This forced the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee to resort to a non-preacher to bless the events.

April 20th, 2019
Measles on the rise; Authorities blame vaccine hesitation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) prepare to observe Vaccination Week 2019, residents are being cautioned of the risks involved with vaccine hesitancy as measles is making comeback on the global scale.

April 20th, 2019
Vanterpool may be mentally ill - Edmund G. Maduro on D4 Saga

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – With the District 4 saga surrounding the resignation of Representative-elect Mark H. Vanterpool and Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock currently before the High Court, former talk show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro is adding his voice to the conversation.

April 21st, 2019
VI’s Housing Recovery Programme builds resiliency - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The short term housing recovery programme has ended with a visit to the home of two recipients by His Excellency the Governor Augustus A. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone.

April 20th, 2019
VI-based movie Book of Job premieres Easter Monday @ UP’S

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Set in the Virgin Islands with Bishop John I. Cline and Mr Eric O. Christian Jr among others as producers, the movie Book of Job will premiere on Easter Monday, April 22, 2019 in Europe, the United States and the Caribbean, including the Virgin Islands.

April 19th, 2019
Firefighters battle brush blaze late into night @ Mayaba

MAYABA, Tortola, VI- Firefighters of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services were late into the night and early this morning, April 19, 2019 battling a brush fire that threatened to encroach on nearby homes at Mayaba, on the main island of Tortola.

April 19th, 2019
Delaying repair of ESHS would be 'unconscionable'- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The L-shaped building of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) is expected to be ready to accommodate students in September 2019, with the awarding of four contracts for refurbishing works to progress immediately.

April 19th, 2019
USVI boxer facing 15 years for rape, child porn

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMILE, St. Thomas, USVI - A federal Grand Jury yesterday Thursday, April 18, 2019, returned a ten-count indictment against professional boxer John A. Jackson, 30 of St. Thomas, charging him with two counts of production of child pornography.

April 19th, 2019
Hon Wheatley to make decision on Grade 12 ‘soon’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An announcement is soon to come as it relates to the additional school year instituted by the former controversial Minister for Education Myron V. Walwyn back in September 2015.

April 20th, 2019
The economics of vision- Part 1

Dickson C. Igwe

Now, once a government has decided upon its short, medium, and long term strategy, leading to realisation of a national vision, economics is the tool and vehicle to get the country to that “Promised Land.”

April 19th, 2019
Man sustains broken wrist in fight @ RT Ferry Dock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An altercation between two persons at the Road Town Ferry Terminal yesterday afternoon, April 18, 2019 resulted in one of the persons suffering a broken wrist bone.

April 18th, 2019
UPDATE: STT Horses expected on Tortola 'within the next hour' - Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters across the Virgin Islands is that horses from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands are expected to arrive on Tortola within the next hour, today April 18, 2019 to compete in the Easter Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on Sunday April 21, 2019.

April 18th, 2019
Nagico puts up big prizes for Annual Kite Flying & Family Fun Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Annual Kite Flying and Family Fun Day organised by The Association of Guyanese in the BVI and slated for Easter Monday, April 22, 2019 has seen long time sponsor of the event, Nagico Insurances, come on board in a major way.

April 18th, 2019
VI Medical Tourism unfeasible now - Dr Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Dr Heskeith Vanterpool, owner of the Bougainvillea Clinic, a private hospital in the Capital City, Road Town, is of the view that while there was much talk of medical tourism under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, it is unfeasible for the Virgin Islands (VI) at this time.

April 18th, 2019
UPDATE: Kenai Jacobs charged over Long Look shooting

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- The person arrested by police on April 16, 2019, less than 24 hours after a shooting incident in Long Look, on the main island of Tortola, has been charged with attempted murder.

April 18th, 2019
TJ Hindes wins 2019 KPMG Tortola Torture

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- The 2019 KPMG Tortola Torture turned into a battle of the Virgin Islands with runners from the British and US Virgin Islands duking it out in the men’s and ladies divisions on April 13, 2019.

April 17th, 2019
HoA details steps for passing Budget 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the presentation of the Budget 2019 by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), many citizens of the Virgin Islands (VI) are at lost as to what procedure must then be followed for the budget to passed.

April 17th, 2019
Henry attacks Rymer, says 'transportation industry gone to dogs’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ‘Hard Talk’ radio host and taxi driver, Julio S. Henry is appealing to the Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) to look into the local transportation industry and talk to small players before the creation of any new policy.

April 17th, 2019
Trouble Brewing: 16 Storms, 7 Hurricanes coming for 2019

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI - Data released Tuesday, April 16, 2019, by researchers at the North Carolina State University is predicting a normal hurricane season, with the potential of 13 to 16 named storms, 5 to 7 hurricanes and 2 to 3 major hurricanes.

April 17th, 2019
Court can’t force HoA to abide by ruling – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Outspoken Social commentator and man of the cloth, Pastor Claude O. Skelton-Cline says that in the District 4 Saga with Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock, even as the matter is currently before the High Court, the court still cannot force the HoA to abide by its ruling.

April 17th, 2019
Hon Rymer on the go! Tours Herzog asphalt plant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a number of paving projects under his watch, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has been extremely active since taking the helm of his ministry earlier this year.

April 17th, 2019
Police Arrest Blotter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The following is the arrest blotter from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) from April 7 to April 13, 2019.

April 16th, 2019
Pick up truck flips near Manuel Reef

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A pick up truck ended up on its side while traversing the road in the area of Manuel Reef, Sea Cows Bay, on the main island of Tortola sometime this afternoon, Tuesday April 16, 2019.

April 16th, 2019
VI National Football team on the rise

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following their stellar performance at the CONCACAF National League qualifying games in April, the VI’s men national football team is on the rise, taking on a number of new challenges on their journey to the top.

April 16th, 2019
BVIF&FC moving forward - Carnel D. Clyne on 300K debt

ROAD TOWN, VI – New Chairman of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC), Mr Carnel D. Clyne says despite the $300k debt hanging from the National Democratic Party (NDP), the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government and his committee is looking to move forward, get things going and make all upcoming local festivals a success.

April 16th, 2019
Peebles slothful at inking collab with Bougainvillea Clinic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) first private hospital, the Bougainvillea Clinic, just 6 months after operating their Cat Lab, is seeing major success with patients accessing the service locally.

April 16th, 2019
Students benefit from leadership building on Necker Island

NECKER ISLAND, VI – Students at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) recently benefited from a leadership building initiative on Necker Island, owned by the British Billionaire, Sir Richard C. Branson.

April 16th, 2019
Gov’t Signs Agreement for Recycling System

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Green V.I to implement a recycling system across the Virgin Islands.

April 15th, 2019
D4 Saga: Speaker’s Attorney hits back at AG in Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the heat in the saga of the Virgin Islands (VI) District 4, House of Assembly (HoA) seat gets hotter, House Speaker Hon Julian Willock’s Attorney, Anand Ramlogan, SC, said the court should allow the HoA to address the issue of Mark H. Vanterpool’s resignation if the court agrees with the submissions made by the Attorney General (AG), Baba F. Aziz, that the House was capable of dealing with the matter.

April 15th, 2019
Sr Rams destroy opponents in Florida Victory

ORLANDO, Florida, USA – The Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Senior Rams Basketball team have once again shown the world the ‘balling skills’ of the Virgin Islands (VI) with a clean sweep of the games at the AAU College Showcase Championships in Orlando Florida, April 13 - April 14, 2019.

April 15th, 2019
VI better equipped to enhance tourism products – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following his attendance of the Seatrade Global trade in Miami Florida, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has indicated that the Virgin Islands (VI) is now in a better position to enhance its tourism product.

April 15th, 2019
Hon Ralph T. O’Neal honoured for VI cricket contributions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Premier and noble son of the soil, Hon Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE was on Sunday, April 14, 2019, honoured for his sterling contribution to BVI cricket when NAGICO Insurances and the British Virgin Islands Cricket Association (BVICA) came together to host a Cricket Tournament as part of the tribute.

April 16th, 2019
Government engages consultant for crucial development goals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands has set about building capacity to deliver on important developmental goals. Small business development and climate resilience are two essential areas that have been identified as it seeks to revitalise and build the local economy.

April 15th, 2019
Land titles soon for Anegada residents - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says his Ministry is working on giving out land titles to Anegada residents as promised on the 2019 campaign.

April 14th, 2019
Vendors Galore! Sold out stands @ Easter Fest Food Fair

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Activities for the Virgin Gorda (VG) Easter festival commenced yesterday April 13, 2019, with the annual Food Fair at the Rosewood Little Dix Ground in Valley, VG.

April 14th, 2019
VI’s Simone E. Martin now Deputy Director, FSC Anguilla

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One of the best in the Virgin Islands' Financial Services Sector, Ms Simone E. Martin has been appointed Deputy Director in the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Anguilla.

April 14th, 2019
Car crashes into utility pole @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, TORTOLA, VI - In the wee hours of this morning, Sunday April 14, 2019, a car collided with a utility pole in Pockwood Pond, Tortola.

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