ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Time after time as government executes infrastructural projects across the territory they have reportedly been encroaching on private lands and not properly compensating or informing the owners of the land. This is just one of many issues the new Complaints Commissioner Ms Sheila N. Brathwaite will have before her during her tenure in office.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Third House of Assembly (HoA), also referred to as Parliament, will meet in its second sitting following the 2015 General Elections on Monday July 6, 2015 at its Chambers in Road Town, the Virgin Islands capital city.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Premier, former Leader of the Opposition, former Representative of the Ninth District and former Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Ralph T. O'Neal OBE was one of four stalwarts of the Virgin Islands honoured yesterday June 29, 2015 for their contribution to the territory at the Territory Day celebrations.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –New Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Kishma A. Baronville has put to rest concerns about financial accountability as she heads into her first Festival since taking the reins from former Chairman Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Word just reaching Virgin Islands News Online from our Team of Reporters in Antigua and Barbuda is that the application by suspended Commissioner of Police Vere H. E. Browne for Judicial Review challenging the Commission’s decision to suspend him from his duties as Commissioner of Police has been dismissed by the High Court.
Road Town, Tortola, VI - Digicel is pleased to announce that it is working with Rite Way, to roll out donation drop boxes for the Family Support Network. With Digicel’s help, Rite Way customers at the Pasea store can now conveniently donate groceries or household items when they shop.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In another unprecedented move, former Sixth District Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate Elvis J. Harrigan, who was defeated by Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (D6) in a landslide, has added his voice to the controversy within the VIP over the Opposition Leader‘s post.
BEEF ISLAND, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering underscored his disappointment in the turnout of fishermen at this year's annual Fishermen's Day on June 29, 2015 but blamed bad weather.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn believes that people of the territory must continue to foster national pride among themselves as this will be vital for any eventual move towards independence, which he speaks of as imminent.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men, Jeral Palmer, 25, and Graciano Calderon, 26, appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday June 26, 2015 and pleaded guilty to the charge of burglary.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands long jumper, Chantel Malone leapt to victory at the NGC-Sagicor National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) Open Track and Field Championships in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday June 28, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ever since starting her Alzheimer’s awareness campaign in the Virgin Islands over a year ago, persons have been taking encouraged to talk about the disease and learn more about it, however, member of the Rotary Club of Road Town, Edna S. Williams believes Alzheimer’s is still a “hidden” disease in the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – De Castro Street came alive last evening June 28, 2015 with the launch of Festival 2015 and all events related to it in a sea of vibrant colours and excitement with hundreds turning out to see the entertainment in store for them.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica have topped Groups 1, 2 and 3 respectively with maximum nine points in the preliminary stages of the 2015 Caribbean Zone Group stage of the Men’s Olympic Qualifiers which stated on June 24, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes it is time that the Opposition has access to legal advice so it could be better organised in the House of Assembly.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 12 year old Shakima A. Fagan will be heading off to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in the United States to complete a three week course in logic, which is an important subject area for many professions, even though she has not settled upon what she wants to become as yet.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Dr Karl Dawson, who was pivotal in ensuring that the college gains accreditation status, has found himself facing the wrath of Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn after he reportedly confirmed the news to the media ahead of the minister.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tied in first place going into the last day of the 23rd International Optimist Regatta in St Thomas, USVI, Rayne Duff had a steep learning curve and ended up 4th overall at the event hosted by the St Thomas Yacht Club last weekend.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Diane Drayton today June 26, 2015 confirmed that two people are in custody following a discovery of marijuana plants at a home in Parham Town.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Secretary of the BVI Softball Association Mrs Marietta Flax-Headley has confirmed that the lights have been turned back on at the Softball Field in Road Town and as such the launch of the season and opening games will take place tonight June 26, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rubbie Pickering, 25, was brought before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards today June 26, 2015 to answer a charge of possession of an unverified amount of marijuana.
By N. Johann Earle
Our Young Professional for this week is Brittany M. Wilson, an Administrative/Accounting Assistant working at the Sage Group of Companies and who also runs her own small consultancy business.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social commentator Edmund G. Maduro believes 'Obeah' has played a part in the recent June 8, 2015 polls when it came to controlling the people.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When his name was called yesterday June 25, 2015 to step forward to be honoured by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), outgoing Complaints Commissioner Mr Elton Georges, CMG, OBE took almost thirty seconds before he could have lifted a foot to leave his seat.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Graduating students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) went into the history books yesterday, June 25, 2015 as they were the final batch of fifth form students to graduate in the Virgin Islands public school system.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- (Post Time 7:20 PM) - Nearly a year after Ms Caryl O’Neal was forced out of the post of Principal of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) in Virgin Gorda, it has been announced that Ms Glenda I. A. Stevens of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) will take up the post.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a signature event this morning June 25, 2015 for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) as it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) and the Insurance Associations of the BVI (IABVI).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn believes that some quick changes must be made to the electoral system which he said borders on the inhumane in that persons have to be up continuously tabulating votes for hours on end.
By Dickson Igwe
The proceeding story assesses a narrative from Commentary magazine of May 21, 2015, penned by Amy Wax titled, “Negatively Sixth Street”. Wax writes on research by sociologists into criminality and deviance in African American communities in the USA.
WEST END, Tortola, VI – In giving very short remarks after receiving Rotary’s ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ award on Saturday June 20, 2015, the man who has given some 40 years of service to the territory in leadership positions in government, Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, has announced that he is “taking it easy” now that he has retired.
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