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March 24th, 2017
Heavy competition @ Miss Bold & Beautiful Pageant tomorrow!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A promise of great showmanship when veterans collide with the fresh off the boat contenders is how Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Adrianna J. Soverall, in a nutshell, described the Miss Bold and Beautiful pageant on Saturday March 25, 2017.

March 25th, 2017
King Charles the Third, Brexit, & a New Commonwealth

Dickson Igwe

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, is the longest reigning British Monarch in history. Her reign is in its winter. The Queen, who will be 91 on April 21, 2017, is the only British Monarch most of us alive today have known. Britain has already entered the Post Elizabethan Age. Britain will be in a state of denial as a chapter in its history ends.

March 24th, 2017
Police, civilian confrontation: 2 cops taken to hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was about 8:50 AM today March 24, 2017 in the parking lot near the traffic lights in Road Town that there was a confrontation between a man and two police officers on police motor bikes.

March 24th, 2017
Businessman & pioneer Charles O. Penn aka ‘16’ has passed

EAST END, Tortola, VI- A family spokesman has confirmed the passing of father, grandfather, businessman and East End pioneer, Mr Charles Obel Penn (aka Sixteen).

March 24th, 2017
Gov Duncan Lies! Takes over $1.8M under Sec 103; added DPP to $$$ grab

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a hurriedly arranged press conference on March 16, 2017 requested by the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE on the steps of the Government’s Central Administrative Complex, reporters waited in anticipation as Mr Duncan finished his National Security Council (NSC) meeting.

March 24th, 2017
Gov Duncan shamed the entire VI- Claude O. Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is questioning whether the recent move by His Excellency The Governor, John S. Duncan OBE, was justifiable, and has called on the Territory’s leaders to unite on what he feels was a shaming of the entire Virgin Islands (UK) by the UK elected hierarchy.

March 24th, 2017
Fire hits Bar Bay Water Plant

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Fire broke out at the Bar Bay Water Plant in East End, on the main island of Tortola, on the evening of March 23, 2017; however, it was contained before major damages could have been done.

March 24th, 2017
Cedar School & ASPS crowned BDO Primary School champions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – All the Age Group BDO Primary Schools Finals held on Wednesday March 22, 2017 were fiercely competitive between teams of equal skill and discipline and a shared will to win.

March 23rd, 2017
Inside the NDP Meeting of March 22, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) held a general meeting at its headquarters close to Village Cay Hotel in Road Town on March 22, 2017.

March 23rd, 2017
4 year old dies suddenly @ Peebles Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom is that police have started an investigation into the death of a 4 year old child who died suddenly at the state owned Peebles Hospital in the capital city, Road Town this afternoon, March 23, 2017.

March 23rd, 2017
Radio caller wants new constitution; No power for Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Making his disappointment known for the recent decision by His Excellency the Governor John S. Duncan OBE to evoke section 103 (b) which gave him the power to withdraw money from the consolidated fund or other public funds, at least one caller is suggesting a constitutional change, one that leaves the Governor powerless.

March 23rd, 2017
Williams displayed high level of depression prior to death- HMP source

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Information from our sources in the Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut is that Treh Williams was displaying a high level of depression hours before he was found hanging in his cell.

March 23rd, 2017
Naysayers blamed for poor participation in VG Festival pageants

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee Adrianna J. Soverall has said that at least three of their scheduled pageants were affected due to the naysayers in the community.

March 22nd, 2017
Reserved power used is ‘an attempt to take us back’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many of the front bench Ministers of the ruling National Democratic Party Administration have been silent and embarrassed over Governor John S. Duncan OBE using his reserved power under Sec 103 (b) of the constitution to take $800,000 from the government coffers and place in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s budget, another back bencher is speaking out.

March 23rd, 2017
GraceKennedy Ltd’s corned beef safe

KINGSTOWN, Jamaica- GraceKennedy Ltd can confirm that the plants that supply corned beef to us are not under investigation by the Brazilian authorities.

March 22nd, 2017
Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack outside British Parliament

LONDON, United Kingdom- In what is being treated as a terror attack, at least two people were killed and a police officer was stabbed near the British Houses of Parliament in London today, March 22, 2017.

March 22nd, 2017
USVI Gov’t to release $20 million in tax refunds

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared some good news at a press conference on Wednesday March 22, 2017: the release of $20 million in 2015 tax refunds, which is expected in the next few weeks.

March 22nd, 2017
Softball Season opens with Harriette Skelton Fast Pitch League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With 9 Men’s and 5 Women’s Teams, the 2017 Softball Season kicked off with the opening of the Mrs Harriette Skelton Fast Pitch League at the E. Walwyn Brewley Softball Field on Sunday March 19, 2017.

March 22nd, 2017
Warrish Walwyn wants Hon Fahie investigated

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The ever antagonistic Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) was his usual self in the House of Assembly on March 21, 2017 as he sought to suggest that former Minister for Education and Culture and now Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) mismanaged public funds.

March 22nd, 2017
Rescuing ourselves from political treason

Alred C. Frett

When Their Good ‘Ol Days become Our Bad 'Ol Days:

With so many local issues begging to be addressed it becomes frustrating when international matters far beyond our control suck all the Oxygen out of the room… Nonetheless we can no longer block out the World by sticking our Heads in the sand... Whether Friend or Foe, Child or Adult, Local or International; we are not alone - The Shenanigans of Mr Trump will affect us all.

March 22nd, 2017
UPDATE: Treh Williams found dead in cell @HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- It was sometime after 4:00 PM on March 21, 2017 that inmate Treh Williams was found unconscious in his cell at the state-owned penitentiary at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

March 21st, 2017
Pickup truck & motor scooter collide @ Port Purcell

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- A motor scooter ended up under a pickup truck in front of Radio Doctor in Port Purcell this afternoon, March 21, 2017.

March 21st, 2017
C. Michael Thomas reappointed as TRC Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today March 21, 2017 at the continuation of the 5th Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 3rd House of Assembly, Members voted unanimously for Sea Cows Bay businessman C. Michael Thomas to serve another two and a half years as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Board of Directors.

March 21st, 2017
More $$$ for hospital employees; Doctors strike influence decision!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public health facilities in the British Overseas Territory, has agreed to increase salaries for all categories of its workers, according to a memorandum dated March 17, 2017 obtained by our newsroom.

March 21st, 2017
History made! First time reserved power ever used- Elton Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was last week Thursday March 16, 2017 that history was made in the Virgin Islands as never before in the political history of the British Overseas Territory of some 40 thousand residents that a governor did what His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE did.

March 21st, 2017
Sinclair fires Cavaliers to victory over RTW

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI – As the FLOW SUPERFAST LTE 20/20 Cricket Tournament continued at Greenland on Sunday March 19, 2017, the Cavaliers became the only unbeaten team across both leagues as they beat RTW, by 69 runs to cement top spot in the Premier division.

March 21st, 2017
Hons RT O’Neal & Fraser among 4 honoured by BVI SDA School

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- The BVI Seventh-day Adventist School held its first ever fundraising gala dinner on Sunday March 19, 2017 at The Moorings where four persons were honoured for their significant contributions towards the learning institution over the years.

March 20th, 2017
BVIEC suffers total system shutdown

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- The islands of Tortola, Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda have suffered power outage due to a system shutdown at the Pockwood Pond power plant today, March 20, 2017.

March 20th, 2017
More lies coming from the Smith Government; FS takes the blame!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the age of alternate facts, fake news (Donald J. Trump Administration) media fact checkers and leaks inside governments all over the world, the Virgin Islands Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) struggles to keep up with the truth.

March 20th, 2017
Man shot in chest & arm on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man was shot in his chest and left arm on Friday night, March 17, 2017 in Estate Strawberry, St Croix, US Virgin Islands, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced on Saturday March 18, 2017.

March 20th, 2017
Family court needed – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A new conversation has started among residents in the Virgin Islands following the suggestion by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) that a children and family court may be necessary for the territory.

March 20th, 2017
2 possible leads surface @ Ashburn A. Dawson’s candlelight vigil

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two pieces of information are said to have been immediate results from what has been described as an extremely emotional and well supported candlelight vigil for 30-year-old Ashburn A. Dawson aka ‘Ashy’ of Carrot Bay, Tortola who was gunned down opposite the Sunday Morning Well over a week ago.

March 20th, 2017
Ruff House get their Rings!

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – They looked like trouble but they were talented and would eventually get it together to become the inaugural champions of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League in 2013.

March 19th, 2017
Bougainvillea Clinic boasts Op Theatre, Surgical Ward & Imaging Unit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ first private hospital, the Bougainvillea Clinic, has added an Operating Theatre, Medical/Surgical Ward and an Imaging Department to its offerings, naming them after three distinguished individuals who played an active role in the facility’s success.

March 19th, 2017
Lake & Harry in Regional Final of FLOW Football Experience

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two lucky lads from out of almost 30 boys and girls on Saturday March 18, 2017 won the right to progress to the Regional Final of the FLOW Ultimate Football Experience.

March 19th, 2017
Driver injured as vehicle slams into utility pole in SCB

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A driver was taken to Peebles Hospital and electricity supply to sections of Sea Cows Bay affected after his vehicle slammed into a utility pole near Struggling Man’s Place early this morning, Sunday March 19, 2017.

March 19th, 2017
Humming Bird Air to suspend operations effective April 1

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Hummingbird Air, in a letter addressed to its customers, announced on Tuesday March 14, 2017 the suspension of all its operations — passenger, SHOPNET and cargo/parcel delivery — effective April 1, 2017.

March 18th, 2017
Jets hit up on TB Lettsome Airport tarmac

BEEF ISLAND, VI- An accident prone day is what March 18, 2017 could be described as in the Virgin Islands since, after two SUVs flipped in separate accidents this morning, two jets came into contact on the tarmac of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport Runway on Beef Island.

March 18th, 2017
Two SUVs topple in 1 day; 1 ends up in sea!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sometime this morning March 18, 2017 motorists and pedestrians observed a white Suzuki with rental plates close to the bay in Havers, on the western side of Tortola.

March 18th, 2017
Edwin & Kent State fall short to UCLA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 14th seeded Kent State men's basketball team, which includes Virgin Islander Deon J. Edwin, played third seeded UCLA close in the second half, but ultimately fell to the Bruins, 97-80, on Friday March 17, 2017 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament South Region.

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