Myetts in Cane Garden Bay presents the first annual Cruisers Party, on Jan 31, 2015 Lots of Food, Drinks & fun on the beach; the action begins from 5pm.                               Tune in for the airing of Hon. Andrew A. Fahie First District Report- on CBN Television Chan 51-Thu 10 pm, Sat 7 pm & Sun 6 pm

January 31st, 2015
‘Who is Governor to hold up COI?’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro Thursday evening January 29, 2015 blasted Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE for not yet making a decision on the Commission of Inquiry into the cruise pier and other projects.

January 31st, 2015
Farmers’ Week 2015 opening a big flop!

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The scant participation of farmers at the opening ceremony of Farmers’ week 2015 spoke volumes of the challenges farmers are facing in the Territory.

January 31st, 2015
St Kitts/Nevis awarded CPL Franchise possibility

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Antigua Hawksbills joined three other franchises on the auction block after the Caribbean Premier League announced on Friday January 30, 2015, that it would be awarding a franchise to St Kitts and Nevis.

January 30th, 2015
Eileene L. Parsons refused to shake Hon Fahie’s hand & allegedly used profanity

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - It was a very disturbing scene earlier this morning January 30, 2015 while at the official opening ceremony of Agriculture Week 2015 in Paraquita Bay when former legislator and a respected person in the Virgin Islands community Ms Eileene L. Parsons OBE with allegedly colourful words refused to shake the hand of Virgin Islands Party (VIP) senior member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

January 30th, 2015
Nikita H. Naval pleads not guilty stealing cellphone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Nikita H. Naval on January 28, 2015 told the Magistrate’s Court that at the age of 20 years he is a fifth form student of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) and that he was born in St Lucia but could not say how long he has been living in the Territory, as he pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft.

January 30th, 2015
Dr Rawle R. Hannibal to contest the 9th District!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Yet another candidate has thrown his hat in the ring to contest the upcoming general elections of 2015/16. This time it is Virgin Islander Dr Rawle R. Hannibal.

January 30th, 2015
Shakeem Springette charged for having sex with 13 y.o. girl

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On January 28, 2015 Shakeem Springette was brought before the Magistrate’s court he was not required to plead to the indictable offence where he allegedly had sexual intercourse on several occasions with a girl who was 13 years old at the time.

January 30th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Levor A. H. Lettsome

By Cathy O. O. Richards

It is always good to see young people having a firm footing in life and being a success story for others to emulate. Our young professional for this week, Mr Levor A. H. Lettsome, tells us a touching story of his journey to realising his goals and dreams.

January 30th, 2015
‘LIME mobile app gives users control’ – Corey Feldstein

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – LIME BVI mobile customers can now access a range of new services, thanks to a new self care app which can be downloaded to either Android or Apple phones and which allows them unprecedented control over their accounts.

January 30th, 2015
Strong performances highlight MLK Regatta in St Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander Rayne Duff headlined several stellar sailing performances last weekend, 24th and 25th of January 2015, at the Martin Luther King (MLK) Regatta which was held by the St. Thomas Yacht Club, USVI.

January 29th, 2015
Quick response by neighbour saves car from fire in WE

WEST END, Tortola, VI - It was said to have been the quick response of a neighbour that averted what could have been a fire that could have completely destroyed a vehicle at Belmont, West End (WE) Tortola earlier tonight January 29, 2015.

January 29th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘Comments were complimentary to Ms Faulkner!’ – Atty Daniels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Attorney at Law Stephen R. Daniels has clarified his statements made in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday January 28, 2015, saying that he was only jesting with the Magistrate and had no way intended to suggest that Senior Crown Counsel Leslie Ann Faulkner was not competent.

January 29th, 2015
Cruise Lines at war with BVI Ports Authority over safe berthing issues!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversy surrounding the BVI Ports Development Project continues with delays, accidents, and money shortage, along with many safely issues as raised by the cruise lines.

January 29th, 2015
Jamaican accused of punching belly of mother of 6-week-old

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Jamaican man has been accused of punching the mother of his baby in the belly, causing her to bleed from the vagina. The baby’s hand was also bitten during the ordeal, prosecutors told Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on January 28, 2015.

January 31st, 2015
The third party factor

By Dickson Igwe

This Old Boy Columnist was "GOB SMACKED’’ on Friday afternoon, January 30, 2015. Why? Well he bumped into a major pillar of the third party political culture in the British Virgin Islands. This Wannabe Analyst smirked dryly at his friend stating, “when will you guys face the reality that you are going to have to join forces with one of the BIG TWO, to get anywhere!”

January 31st, 2015
Great Fun, Excitement Anticipated At Go-Kart Races & Family Fun Day

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - The Rotary Club of Road Town is celebrating 24 years of service to the Virgin Islands and the wider world with the inaugural Go-Kart Derby and Family Fun Day set for the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), Paraquita Bay Campus on Saturday, January 31st.

January 29th, 2015
VI's Brockbank & Andersen move up in ISAF World Cup 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chris Brockbank and Alec Andersen of the Virgin Islands used a strong finish in the final race of the day at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup in Miami, Florida, USA on Wednesday January 28, 2015, to move up to 42nd in a field of 58 49er sailors.

January 28th, 2015
‘I'll not be deterred by groundless attacks!’ – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has come out swinging against the National Democratic Party (NDP) who in their response to Honourable Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) allegations of corruption attacked the VIP Chairman by pointing to his years as a Government Minister and making allegations of their own against him.

January 28th, 2015
‘I have always declared my interests!’ - Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that he has always declared his interests yearly as is required by law and that he ensures that this is done, even if he is a little late.

January 28th, 2015
Corruption? NDP blames Hon Fraser, Biwater & jailed civil servants!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After some three days since the popular First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, in a report to his district and the people, accused the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith-led three-year-old National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration of being the most corrupt in the modern Virgin Islands, a statement has been issued.

January 28th, 2015
‘Return to the people with NHI’- Resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents are calling on the government of the day to show more concerns for the grass-root people and to stop “throwing things on people” without sufficient notice. This was in particular reference to the much touted National Health Insurance (NHI).

January 29th, 2015
MY LIME Self Care App Ready for Download

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - LIME Caribbean has launched another innovative digital software, MyLIME SelfCare App, which is designed to give customers across the region greater access and more control of their own mobile services. My LIME Self Care App is now available for use in the British Virgin Islands and is currently being rolled across all LIME markets. The British Virgin Islands is the first of the LIME markets to receive the app.

January 28th, 2015
Minivan overturns in VG with no injuries

HANDSOME BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Yesterday afternoon January 27, 2015 when residents of Virgin Gorda heard of a two vehicle accident several persons said that their first reaction was to pray that there were no deaths or serious injuries.

January 28th, 2015
New Records for Henry & the Gumbs Girls

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Territory’s leading Athletes abroad put up stellar performances last weekend with five earning victories and three, Eldred Henry, Trevia Gumbs and Tynelle Gumbs, improving on their own National Records.

January 27th, 2015
'The Truth must be told in the upcoming Campaign' - Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that for the upcoming elections his party intends to run a campaign based on offering solutions but acknowledged that there must be a place for truth-telling, whether or not it is well received, since people need to know what happened.

January 27th, 2015
Mother & son who allegedly cursed Police Officer land in court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A mother and son who teamed up in cursing out a female Police Officer were placed before the court and are facing six charges altogether.

January 27th, 2015
Hon Fahie blasts NDP Govt for 4 Accts. General in 3 years

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said the fact that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration has had four Accountants General in just three years speaks volumes for their financial management of the Territory.

January 27th, 2015
St George’s Sec. ‘a breath of fresh air’ in 3rd District – Hon Fraser

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – As was said by the Chairperson of the ceremony at the launch of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the St George’s Secondary School on January 25, 2015, Leader of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) is well respected and loved by the students of the school as his presence is always felt among them.

January 27th, 2015
Camille King creates ruckus in court cell

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Swearing and ranting to the top of his voice yesterday January 26, 2015, Camille King of St Thomas, USVI, who is currently an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsum Ghut, Tortola, had to be whisked away by special police as he was creating a ruckus in the Magistrate’s Court cell.

January 27th, 2015
Panthers pounce to lift Marlon A. Penn Championship

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Women Panthers and Islanders FC were both crowned Champions of the BVIFA/Marlon Penn Nine-a-Side Football Tournament on Sunday January 25, 2015 at Greenland Play Field, with the Panthers in particular pulling it off in amazing circumstances.

January 26th, 2015
NDP struggles to respond to Hon Fahie's corruption charges!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More than 48 hours after senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) leveled serious charges against the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, labeling them as “the most corrupt government in the modern history of the Territory”, they have struggled to respond.

January 26th, 2015
‘Ready Committee’ launched to support the VIP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After being fooled with broken promises about jobs and educational opportunities, it is clear that the youths across the Territory now have a passion to take back the country and vote the National Democratic Party (NDP) out of office.

January 26th, 2015
Kenyetta Boynes pleads guilty to gun & ammo charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This morning January 26, 2015 when Kenyetta Boynes appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards at the Magistrate's Court at John's Hole he pleaded guilty the charges of unlawful possession of ‎16.5 grams of cannabis, an AK 47 assault rifle and possession of 17 rounds of ammunition.

January 26th, 2015
2 vehicles in Prospect Reef fender bender

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – Two vehicles became involved in an accident this morning January 26, 2015 in Prospect Reef, Tortola at around 11:30 am.

January 28th, 2015
Digicel Group announces unique partnership with Rdio

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel Group today announced a ground breaking service with leading global music streaming provider, Rdio, to offer Digicel customers across the globe access to over 35 million international titles – as well as the very best local and regional music – all on their own smartphones.

January 26th, 2015
‘NDP is corrupt’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1)

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has labelled the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government the most corrupt in the modern history of the Virgin Islands and called them morally and politically bankrupt.

January 26th, 2015
Bishop John I. Cline not running for govt. office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As much as the public has been sharing their opinions at various forums and events as to some of the people who are supposedly supporting one party or the other, National Democratic Party (NDP) or Virgin Islands Party (VIP), they are many who are of the strong belief that Bishop John I. Cline has come over as an opportunist and ‘jumps ship’ based on which party gets into power.

January 26th, 2015
Bass & Edwin launch plans for 3v3 Basketball Tournament

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The territory has two new sports entrepreneurs about to make their mark. The duo will be launching a 3v3 Basketball Tournament at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex at the end of March, 2015.

January 25th, 2015
‘NDP intent on shutting down 1st District!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – First District Representative and senior member of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A. Fahie accused the National Democratic Party ((NDP) Government of trying to shut down the First District by abandoning key projects there.

January 25th, 2015
UPDATE: Howard Anderson & Kari Way confirmed dead

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Close relatives, friends and persons with direct relations to the dead and some of the injured in the ill-fated boat accident in Virgin Islands waters yesterday morning January 24, 2015 have confirmed that Jamaican national Howard Anderson and Kari Way are the two that died.

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