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April 27th, 2015
Pusser’s employees take complaints to Labour Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Workers of Pusser’s today April 27, 2015 turned up at the Labour Department seeking its intervention into industrial relations issues arising between them and their employer, Charles S. Tobias.

April 27th, 2015
Local bands slam NDP Gov’t on USVI travel restriction

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A number of musicians from the Virgin Islands are frustrated and embarrassed that the US Virgin Islands border patrol continues to restrict them from travelling to perform in that territory for gain and that the National Democratic Party government seems to be dragging their foot on the issue.

April 27th, 2015
St Croix's Bridget Klein wins Tortola Torture

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Whilst individual top honours went to Bridget Klein of St Croix, several of the territory’s best known road runners put in spirited performances during the inaugural Tortola Torture 50k Race on Saturday April 25, 2015.

April 27th, 2015
Parsons congratulates Hon Skelton for ‘allowing’ RTO to speak

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Legislator and member of the National Democratic Party Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE said Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie W. Skelton ought to be congratulated for “allowing” Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE to speak at the opening ceremony of the Virgin Gorda health facility.

April 28th, 2015
Overseas Territories passports to be printed in the UK from July 15

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islanders will soon see a change in the process for obtaining British Overseas Territories Citizen passports which are issued locally.

April 27th, 2015
3 Tortola horses in STT's Governor’s Cup

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Three Tortola horses, Doughmaker, Chilean Boy and Trading Secrets will go head to head with Uptown Anthem, Giant Valley and Break Up The Game in the Governor’s Cup – the feature race on May 1, 2015 at the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track, St. Thomas, USVI.

April 27th, 2015
Elford W. Parsons In! Hon J. Alvin Christopher Out! as PEP candidate in District 2

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In one of the most risky political moves for the 2015 General Elections expected in July of this year, the newly formed People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has decided that its long time Representative and Party Leader, Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2), will run as an At-Large candidate while new comer and former LIME Executive Mr Elford W. Parsons will contest on the party’s slate in the Second District.

April 26th, 2015
UPDATE: Trim & Joseph take Mr GQ & Miss Gorgeous titles

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Shemar Trim and Deria D. Joseph have been crowned Mr GQ and Miss Gorgeous respectively.

April 26th, 2015
‘Stop selling your lands’- Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Public activist and television talk show host Julio S. Henry said he is happy to hear some Virgin Gordians will be given land but has urged them not to sell their property to outside investors but rather engage in leasing and other safeguards.

April 26th, 2015
‘Listen to your children’ – Dwayne J. Strawn

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Parents must listen to their children as communication is two way, said keynote speaker Dwayne J. Strawn at the Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) first anniversary award ceremony held yesterday April 25, 2015 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom, Tortola.

April 26th, 2015
Mixed start for BVI in Beach Volleyball

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI pairs of Marlon Solomon and Paul Mourillon, and Marlon Burke and Carldon Morton had a mixed Day One of the ECVA Beach Volleyball Zonal Tournament of the NORCECA Continental Cup in Antigua on Friday April 24, 2015, which saw the topped ranked St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda win their respective series.

April 25th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘Bau Bau Gene’ put to rest @ sea

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Friends and family of Gene S. 'Bau Bau Gene' Maduro said their final goodbyes today April 25, 2015 as he was laid to rest at sea.

April 25th, 2015
RTW hit with 2nd recall in days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The RTW group of companies, which includes Road Town Wholesale Trading Ltd, Rite Way Food Markets, Fine Foods, Harbour Market, and Cash & Carry, has announced yet another product recall, this time from Inventure Foods (Inventure) of their Fresh Frozen Vegetable products.

April 25th, 2015
'More library hours needed'- Douglas Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands wrapped up Library Week 2015 observances, radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley called for more library hours to facilitate the working public.

April 25th, 2015
CIL 'ensures' mangrove replanting & coastal cleanup

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) spearheaded a coastline cleanup together with a mangrove replanting exercise along the stretch from Prospect Reef to Duffs Bottom, Tortola to mark the occasion of Earth Day On Wednesday April 22, 2015.

April 25th, 2015
Stroke of success for Makos swimmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Eleven Makos swim team members attended the St Thomas Swimming Association (STSA) Spring Swim Meet which was held at the Aquatics Center in the US Virgin Islands on Saturday April 18, 2015.

April 24th, 2015
Hazell to challenge DNA report linking him to CIBC shooting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Matthew Darrel Hazell, charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, is to challenge the DNA report allegedly linking him to the shooting and attempted robbery in the vicinity of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank on February 16, 2015.

April 24th, 2015
Premier Smith acknowledges human trafficking concerns for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has dismissed concerns raised by the United States Government in their recently released International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, saying the Government is working along with the US authorities on the issues identified.

April 24th, 2015
UPDATE: Smith’s gunshot injuries not life-threatening

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Shot businessman Terry D. Smith aka ‘Big Sh*t’ should be counting his lucky stars as his injuries are reportedly not life threatening, a source at Peebles Hospital informed this news site today April 24, 2015.

April 24th, 2015
Barge collides with charter boat @VG

ST THOMAS BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A charter boat from St Thomas sustained a major rip to its hull, among other damages, when it was hit by a barge in St Thomas Bay, Virgin Gorda yesterday April 23, 2015.

April 24th, 2015
VIP Congress to meet May 6, 2015 to confirm district candidates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gearing up after announcing the expectation of a snap election anticipated in July of this year, the main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will convene a special meeting of its governing body to ratify its nine district candidates to contest the Virgin Islands general elections.

April 24th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Trevor L. Walters

By Cathy O. O. Richards

Many are the great men and women on earth, some dead and many still alive, whom youth and others in today's society would choose as their 'hero' at a click of a finger.

April 24th, 2015
‘NDP's malicious treatment of Biwater cause of water woes'– Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the National Democratic Party is caught up in its usual web of misinformation with a view to clouding the memories of persons with regard to the Biwater affair and that their malicious treatment towards Biwater is only causing the people to continue to suffer water woes.

April 24th, 2015
Hats off to Holmberg!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Peter Holmberg, the Caribbean's most famous sailor, is living proof that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things, and at this year's BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival he was awarded for his services to the sailing world.

April 23rd, 2015
VI remains on France's Blacklist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Financial Secretary Neil M. Smith said that France is pleased with the Virgin Islands on a technical level but work still needs to be done to get the territory off the blacklist imposed in late 2013.

April 23rd, 2015
Award ceremony & basketball to mark MALE's 1st anniversary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On Saturday April 25, 2015, Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) will be celebrating its one year anniversary and to mark the occasion it will be recognising a number of persons in the society who helped shaped the organisation.

April 23rd, 2015
Tino’s latest single ‘One Nite’ hitting airwaves worldwide

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Gordian and former Soca Groovy Monarch Mr Martino ‘Tino’ Marks is being frequently heard on the airwaves again both locally and internationally with his latest release- One Nite- a groovy soca track.

April 23rd, 2015
Kedrick E. Malone out! Julien N. Johnson in! @ BVI Finance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Kedrick E. Malone, the Executive Director of BVI Finance will be stepping down from that post in order to take up a new position as the head of an implementation committee tasked with overseeing key changes in the financial services sector. Taking his place will be Mr Julien N. Johnson.

April 25th, 2015
Orlando the flamboyant & Karl the trustworthy

By Dickson Igwe

Two party politics in the British Virgin Islands is getting increasingly entrenched into the social geography this early 2015. The two main parties are led by two men who, apart from the unexpected, will go into the next General Election leading their troops against the army of the other.

April 23rd, 2015
Norville ‘Banana’ Carey heading to China!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a successful season at Southern Mississippi University, Virgin Islander Norville “Banana” Carey has been selected to join the prestigious Sports Reach USA trip to China from May 10 to May 25, 2015.

April 23rd, 2015
Anguilla Opposition Party won in landslide victory! Is VI next?

THE VALLEY, Anguilla, WI- Outgoing Chief Minister Hubert B. Hughes retired from active politics and saw his ruling party, the Anguilla United Movement (AUM), defeated at the polls. The AUM was not able to get even one seat out of the seven elected seats in the Anguilla general elections held yesterday April 22, 2015.

April 23rd, 2015
Gov't flip-flops on NHI date

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said the National Health Insurance (NHI) is not going to come on stream until probably September 2015 as work is still underway to iron out the details of the controversial insurance scheme.

April 23rd, 2015
VG land distribution no election gimmick – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith is insisting that Government’s land distribution process is completely transparent and brushed off questions as to whether it is a political gimmick on the eve of elections in the territory.

April 23rd, 2015
Herbert in a 400m hurry!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - St Augustine’s sophomore Khari Herbert became just the third (British) Virgin Islands male athlete to break 47.00 seconds in the 400m when he placed fourth in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference Championships held at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., on Saturday April 18, 2015.

April 22nd, 2015
‘Let’s go back to the municipal system’– Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the ‘Speak Out BVI’ talk show Douglas Wheatley suggested on his show last evening April 21, 2015 that a new system giving more financial autonomy to the districts might be better for the Virgin Islands as the ongoing debate as to the effectiveness of the current system continues.

April 22nd, 2015
CIL & YEP to host ‘Anything that Floats’ on July 5

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With 'Summer' just three months away, Caribbean Insurers Ltd and the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) announced this week that they are partnering to host an “Anything that Floats” race on July 5, 2015 at Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, with all proceeds going to support capital improvements at the YEP centre in Fat Hog’s Bay, Tortola.

April 22nd, 2015
UPDATE: Proof of purchase for Blue Bell products not required- RTW

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Road Town Group of Companies is informing their customers who have any Blue Bell products, opened or unopened, to return them to any Rite Way store for a full cash refund.

April 22nd, 2015
‘I’m not running’- Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After much speculation that Mr Neville A. Smith aka Sheep was not going to contest the upcoming general elections even after his name was submitted by the various District Committees as a potential candidate for screening and nomination, Mr Smith has confirmed with Virgin Islands News Online that he will not be seeking to contest.

April 22nd, 2015
Kejan Thomas accused of stealing church TV; firearm possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man who has been accused of multiple counts of theft is also on a charge of possession of a firearm with intent to put another person in fear after he allegedly used a flare gun to threaten a husband and wife. He is also accused of causing criminal damage and using threatening language.

April 22nd, 2015
‘I hear your cry & feel your pain’ – Rajah A. Smith to Anegadians

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Mr Rajah A. Smith, Chairman of the Ready Committee, a youth group in support of the Virgin Islands Party, said he can feel the pain of the people of Anegada as he knows what it is like to be from one of the outer islands of the Virgin Islands. Mr Smith also appealed for Anegadians to support the Virgin Islands Party to take the territory forward.

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