ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newest Digicel Brand Ambassador Chantel E. Malone had one of those days when things just don’t go right, finishing 21st overall in the Long Jump at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the full implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) just a few months away, discussions are continuing in many circles as to the best way Government could have dealt with matters of health coverage for every person residing in the territory.
WEST END, Tortola, VI – The annual First District Basketball Camp yesterday Friday August 28, 2015 successfully concluded with some 40 youngsters of the district participating in the camp that also saw parents being a part of the sessions.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information and Education Manager at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Philomena N. Robertson said that while things might be returning to normal people should not get complacent as another storm is brewing.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some sections of the territory continue to be without electricity due to last night’s brush of heavy winds from tropical storm Erika, General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Leroy A. E. Abraham has assured that power will be fully restored by the end of today, August 28, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has advised residents of the Virgin Islands that the Acting Governor, Mrs. V. Inez Archibald, CBE in consultation with the Director of the National Emergency Operations Centre, Ms Sharleen S. DaBreo is satisfied that the immediate threat posed by Tropical Storm Erika to the territory is over.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Jharel Cotton, on Tuesday August 25, 2015, a few days after his promotion to Triple-A, made his Oklahoma City debut, pitching two scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits and a walk, but also striking out six.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
Known by almost all persons on the sister island of Virgin Gorda as one of the territory’s most affectionate young men, a man whose intrinsic values especially when it come to the love for family and his off-springs stand out as exceptional, Mr Keith S. L. Gardener Jr is our Young Professional for this week.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has again engaged with a Minister of the National Democratic Party Government, this time with Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering, to discuss issues affecting the district.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On August 19, 2015 police arrested and charged Reynaldo Hewlett, 33, of Brewers Bay for alleged burglary. This is just a few months after he was given a second chance at returning to society to complete drug rehabilitation and lead a life as a valuable citizen of society.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes that the various governments of the Virgin Islands should have dealt more strongly with the question of deposit insurance for banks operating here.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The two coaches from the National Basketball Association (NBA) here for the Digicel/NBA Jump Start Programme said the standard of the players at the 2-day clinic at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex has been impressive and noted that it was a tough decision selecting the five players to attend a further training camp in Trinidad and Tobago.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory has made history in the captive insurance industry with the appointment of the Marketing Manager of BVI Finance, Ms. Alicia Green to the Executive Board of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rotaract Club of Tortola on August 22, 2015 held a School Supply Drive at both the Bolos and Island Services parking lots in Road Town.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Marketing and Public Relations Manager at CCT Global Communications Janet N. Brin has confirmed that a video, which has gone viral and which purports to bash one telecommunications provider while favouring CCT, has not been produced or sanctioned by her company.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the economy of the Virgin Islands (VI) already said to be heavily depressed as jobs are being lost every day, the Government’s move to bring into force the National Health Insurance (NHI) is likely to put more persons on the breadline.
WICKHAMS CAY II, Tortola, VI – “It makes me feel happy to know that I am not chasing a dream, this is real and Digicel is taking it on and I am fully behind them with it,” said Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to the expected passing of Tropical Storm Erika, Government offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday August 27, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said that people must retain the right to see a doctor of their own choosing when it comes to the National Health Insurance (NHI) to be implemented from September 1, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) joined forces on Tuesday August 25, 2015 to launch the Jump Start Basketball Programme that will be giving 40 boys from Tortola and Virgin Gorda a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase their talent and gain selection to an elite training camp in Trinidad and Tobago.
PURCELL, Tortola, VI - The Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry, along with The Purcell Methodist Church and the Purcell Girls Brigade, has once again welcomed children from the surrounding community to its back to school event, which was dubbed a success.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard Courtney de Castro believes that the commercial banks in the territory seem to be more concerned about lending money for the purchase of motor vehicles rather than for property.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Defending champions Bayside Blazers continued their perfect start to the 3rd Annual Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League with a battling 68-63 defeat of the Warrias on Saturday August 21, 2015 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative of the Second District Honourable Melvin Mitch Turnbull believes finding a balance is the key to successfully juggling family life, politics and his youth mentorship work.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – For the leaders and members of the GRATE BVI Music Alliance, today August 25, 2015 is marked as a significant day in the history of the group as they release the first musical product which comes as a beat that sees an international artiste, Luciano, doing more than just taking monies to perform for one night on stage and leave the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Back on the ball for just over one month now, the BVI Nurses Association in the Virgin Islands is showing renewed vigour and interest towards advancing the causes of nurses in the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to the extent of seeking to play an integral role in policy and other decision making arenas.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie last week held a series of discussions with Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn with regards to issues of concern not only to the First District but to the entire territory.
WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI - Employees and customers had a scare of their lives at the Seetos Chinese Restaurant and Bar located in the Mill Mall on Wickham’s Cay I on Saturday night, August 22, 2015 when two armed bandits stormed the business place.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Attorney at Law Jamal S. Smith believes that the time has come for the territory to advance in the registration of trade marks (TMs) for goods and services now that the 2013 legislation dealing with registration of trade marks is to be implemented come September 1, 2015.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – New Second District Representative Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has commenced the work of addressing the needs of the district as he continues to make his mark as one of the youngest representatives of the people.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI U17 Women lost 3-1 to St Kitts and Nevis in their first game of the Caribbean Football Union World Cup qualifying Tournament at the Elquemedo Willett Park in Nevis on Saturday August 22, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Whilst all the attention has been on Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin, two of the territory’s top athletes are also competing at the 15th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Beijing, China.
CASTRIES, St Lucia - Recently crowned Miss British Virgin Islands (BVI) 2015-2016, Adorya R. Baly placed 2nd Runner-up in the Miss Commonwealth Caribbean Pageant in St Lucia last night, August 22, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The [British] Virgin Islands U17 National team departed the territory on Thursday August 20, 2015, bound for Nevis and the Elquemedo Willett Park where they will be competing in Group 3 of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under 17 Qualifiers.
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