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February 24th, 2017
Claudia Creque Ed. Centre goes past ESHS to schools debate final

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The lack of consumer protection laws is very often the cause of many-a-grievance between consumers and proprietors. This time the students from the Opposition Elmore Stoutt High School and the Proposition Claudia Creque Educational Centre (CCEC) of Anegada had their turn on the topic: “Government of the Virgin Islands should enact consumer protection laws.”

February 24th, 2017
'Even with a bigger Budget we have less to show'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even with a budget that has grown by some $90M compared to about 10 years ago, there seems to be less to show, says Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA.

February 24th, 2017
Kani Hazel charged for allegedly shooting Tereim Grant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the case of Kani Hazel vs Tereim Grant on February 23, 2017, the Magistrate's Court heard how a mother rushed to the rescue of her son who was shot and eventually collapsed before her eyes.

February 24th, 2017
Royal BVI Yacht Club gets new Commodore & new Instructor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 44th Royal BVI Yacht Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Tuesday February 21, 2017 with several members being re-elected and a new Commodore in place.

February 23rd, 2017
Woman launches scathing attack on Aragorn Dick-Read on Facebook

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- Noting that she chose to write her Facebook post on BVI Community Board to protect the interests and well-being of future “wooffs and workaways”, a woman has accused well known local artist Aragorn Dick-Read of treating his workaways inhumanely and failing to live up to his promises to them.

February 23rd, 2017
Hons Maduro-Caines & Christopher object to airport project now!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a bomb shell move that sent shockwaves to the government front bench and the supporters of the National Democratic Party (NDP), the normally reserved and soft-spoken Sixth District Representatives Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines came out swinging against the 2017 Budget.

February 23rd, 2017
USVI man who detained & beat woman given bail

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Magistrate Henry Carr III found probable cause to move forward on false imprisonment and related charges against Elijah Henry, who is accused of beating a female victim while detaining her in her apartment, the USVI Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced this week.

February 23rd, 2017
Today February 23, 2017 is Budget debate day!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As was first reported by our newsroom some two weeks ago, today February 23, 2017 is the Budget debate day.

February 23rd, 2017
‘Comply with the law & all will be well’- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Comply with the law and all will be well." This is a simple message the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is trying to communicate to traffic offenders.

February 23rd, 2017
Vincy shocked by Royal Knights

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI - As the BVICA/Flow Superfast LTE 20/20 Leagues continued on Sunday February 18, 2017 the VG Spartans got a tick in the win column with victory over the Island Stars and the defending Premier League Champions, Vincy were soundly beaten by Royal Knights.

February 22nd, 2017
RT traffic nightmare continues; Road closure announced

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In most modem and developed countries, main road constructions or rehabilitation, especially in the capital cities, take place at nights when traffic is slow so that dust, wear and tear on automobiles and accidents could be at a minimum.

February 22nd, 2017
Lindsay seals Dive BVI 5K Series

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Katrina Lindsay made it back to back wins for women in the Dive BVI 5K Series on Virgin Gorda on Saturday February 18, 2017 to take an unassailable lead in the 3-race series.

February 22nd, 2017
USVI Gov Mapp wants to shut down gov’t for 1 day every 2 weeks

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp at a press conference held at Government House today, February 22, 2017 revealed that his administration has been considering shutting government operations down one day every two weeks until September 30, 2017 to help keep the government afloat.

February 22nd, 2017
Young women are being destroyed for looks - Mrs BVI Angelle A. Cameron

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - Mrs BVI Angelle A. Cameron is setting out on a mission to create an environment where young women love themselves for who they are despite their size, shape, height or colour.

February 22nd, 2017
RVIPF focusing on community centred events for 50th anniversary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On Monday, February 27, 2017 the Royal Virgin Islands Police Forces will mark 50 years of existent as an independent constabulary but instead of the usual week of celebrations, the Force will host a number of community-centred events through the year 2017.

February 22nd, 2017
People feel like 'the walls of Jericho are falling'- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Bringing into focus, the doctors “sick-out” at Peebles Hospital, host of the Speak Out BVI show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley, on Tuesday February 21, 2017 said many people who approach him on the streets, perceive that “nothing seems to be working” and it looks like the “walls of Jericho are falling.”

February 22nd, 2017
3 St Croix women jailed for kidnapping & assaulting female victim

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Three women who kidnapped, assaulted and robbed a female victim on Monday night, February 20, 2017 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) were arrested and jailed for their alleged crimes, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced via press release on February 21, 2017.

February 22nd, 2017
BDO School League semi-finals all set

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the BDO Primary School League reached the end of the regulation season, teams have been battling furiously to secure one of the four spots in each age group and qualify for the knock out stages.

February 21st, 2017
Trefor A. Grant In! Kishma A. Baronville Out! as Festival Comm. Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that upon the recommendation of the Minister for Education and Culture, Cabinet has agreed to replace Kishma A. Baronville with Trefor A. Grant as the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Chairperson.

February 21st, 2017
‘I stand with the doctors’ – Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some persons have expressed that the doctors currently on strike at Peebles Hospital should have put the interest of their patients ahead of their protest, others have pledged full support for them, including young political activist and educator Ms Sharie B. de Castro.

February 21st, 2017
Day 2: Hospital sickout/strike continues!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was our newsroom that was first to accurately report that some ten doctors, both locals and expatriates, were on an official sick-out that began around 9:00 AM on February 20, 2017.

February 21st, 2017
Persons feel scammed by EE/LL Festival Committee

EAST END, Tortola, VI – The East End/Long Look Festival and Fairs Committee’s failure to pull off at least two ticketed events last year now has ticket holders feeling scammed since they have not been hearing anything official from the committee about a refund or new dates for the events to be held.

February 21st, 2017
Podium finishes for three VI Optimist sailors @ Crucian Open

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Seven Team Virgin Islands Optimist sailors from the Royal BVI Yacht Club travelled to compete in the 2017 Crucian Open at the St Croix Yacht Club, from February 18-19, 2017.

February 21st, 2017
St George's in final of Secondary Schools Debate

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The three-student-team of the St George's Secondary School (SGSS) emerged winners last night, Monday February 20, 2017 when the semi-finals of the Secondary Schools Debating Competition were held at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavitty Stoutt Community College, in Paraquita Bay.

February 21st, 2017
Planning starts for Hon Julian Fraser STS 2017 B/Ball League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Planning for the 2017 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League has started.

February 20th, 2017
Slide in British Pound highlights urgent need for airlift - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ‎Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has made another attempt at justifying his National Democratic Party’s controversial decision to pump $7M into a defunct BVI Airways.

February 20th, 2017
Sweethearts Regatta growing again!

West End, Tortola, VI- Commodore at the Royal West End Yacht Club, Louis “Lou” Schwartz has reported another successful staging of the 39th Sweethearts Regatta and 35th Classic Regatta which took place in Soper’s Hole in West End from Friday February 17 to Sunday February 19, 2017.

February 20th, 2017
One dead, another critically injured in St Croix vehicle accident

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A young woman lost her life this morning, February 20, 2017 on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) while her friend, who was sitting in the passenger side of the vehicle that they were traveling in — an old, red Suzuki Vitara — was said to be in critical condition, The Virgin Islands Consortium has learned.

February 20th, 2017
Rhodni A. Skelton tipped to be new BVITB Deputy Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom a few weeks now from a senior National Democratic Party (NDP) source is that Rhodni A. Skelton is tipped to be the new Deputy Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB).

February 20th, 2017
Doctors on strike @ Peebles Hospital over pay!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that some eight to ten doctors have staged a sick-out at the public hospital in Road Town.

February 20th, 2017
12th Grade teachers upset over non-payment of gas allowance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The poor decision by the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) to hastily implement the 12th Grade Programme in the public high school system without all the facilities in place has created a logistical havoc with the shortage of teachers and the 12th Grade students of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) having to be placed at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in Paraquita Bay.

February 20th, 2017
Car destroyed by fire @ Great Mountain

GREAT MOUNTAIN, Tortola, VI- What seems to be not very unusual in the Virgin Islands, a vehicle was destroyed by fire on Sunday February 19, 2017 in Great Mountain.

February 20th, 2017
UPDATE: Carey inspires Rider University with first half scoring fiesta

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Norville S. Carey notched 20 points as the Rider University Bronc’s stunned Iona, 103-85, on the road on Sunday February 19, 2017.

February 19th, 2017
“Can’t live off beautiful ladies & beaches”- Radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the heightened talk of a possible World War III, particularly with the controversial policies of US President Donald J. Trump, at least three callers of the 3-D Show on ZBVI 780 AM on Friday February 17, 2017 called on the Government of the Virgin Islands (UK) to do more where food sustainability is concerned.

February 19th, 2017
‘Put speed humps @ Slaney’ – Resident

SLANEY, Tortola, VI- In a call to help persons save their own lives, residents are appealing to the government to quickly install speed humps in the Slaney area on Tortola against the back drop of the frequency of serious accidents there.

February 19th, 2017
2 arrested on St Thomas for unlicensed firearm possession

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers this week arrested two men on unauthorised gun possession charges, the force’s media specialist, Sakeeda Freeman announced Friday, February 17, 2017. The arrests were a result of ongoing initiatives, she said.

February 18th, 2017
UPDATE: Nathaniel Wheatley dies in accident @ Slaney

SLANEY, Tortola, VI- This news site has been informed that the driver involved in the accident at Slaney, on the main island of Tortola, this evening February 18, 2017 has died.

February 18th, 2017
‘Hatchet man’ needed to downsize civil service, spending- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host Doug Wheatley has suggested the employment of a ‘hatchet man’ as a possible solution to keeping a balance on the revenue and expenses of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

February 18th, 2017
Edwin leads Kent State to victory over Akron

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander Deon J. Edwin and the Kent State University men's basketball team (15-12, 7-7 MAC) snapped Akron's (22-5, 12-2 MAC) 30 game home winning streak, taking round one of the Crystal Clinic Wagon Wheel Challenge, 70-67, on Friday February 17, 2017.

February 18th, 2017
Repeat cruise visitors disappointed to see ‘tent city’ gone!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Tortola Pier Park Limited (TPPL) land side development celebrated one year on Tuesday February 14, 2017 and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said the investment was “worth it” and that Government wants to make sure “guests enjoy” it.



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