ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said citizens and residents of the territory might as well get used to the sargassum seaweed washing up on beaches as it is not going away anytime soon.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The fire that was brought under quick control at the sewage pump station right next door to SOL Gas Station near the roundabout in Road Town on October 2, 2015 is under investigation, a press release from Government Information Service (GIS) has stated.
CAPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI – Today, October 5, 2015, principals and teachers across the territory were honoured in one way or the other by fellow teachers, students and parents, but added to the list for teachers of the First District was a surprise showing by former Minister for Education and Member of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) bearing gifts.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Owner of B&F Medical Complex Mr Alred C. Frett has stated his institution has not yet signed on to the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme as a health care provider and will not be doing so unless certain concerns are adequately addressed.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Residents of Virgin Gorda are calling on Government and Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD) to not only do the radio and Facebook messages for the water flushing exercise today, October 5, 2015, but to also have a mobile public address system through the streets of the island among a few other things.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A little bit of history was made at Ellis Thomas Downs on Sunday October 4, 2015 when Kelsey Camarillo won the first race of the day on Motion for Appeal.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Poor policy advice and analysis lead to poor decision making and wastes time and manpower resources and this is why training of public officers involved in policy work is essential.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn said part of the responsibility of young parliamentarians is to be prepared and ready to debate topical issues such as the National Health Insurance (NHI) but warned them that, for the sake of social cohesion and the preservation of the economy, they must do their research in order to be on point with their position.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Mr Alex V. Lake had expressed extreme confidence in his horse ahead of the feature encounter of the 5-race card at Ellis Thomas Downs today, October 4, 2015 and My Pal Shawn did not disappoint as it galloped to victory moments ago.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Newly crowned Miss World BVI Sasha O. E. Wintz has joined the national team of advocators working together to ensure children living with disabilities get the attention they deserve and be able to live equally with the rest of society.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the wake of fish kills and complaints of discoloured water from the taps, local environmentalist Dr Cassander Titley-O’Neal PhD is warning persons to stay away from the water in places invaded by sargassum seaweed because of the possible negative impacts on human health, including the potential to be fatal in strong enough doses.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The Breast Cancer Awareness initiative was a clear winner at the 2nd leg of the Highland Spring College Classic Series at Paraquita Bay on Saturday October 3, 3015 as persons came out in large numbers decked out in pink to show support for the fight against the disease and to remember those who have passed on as a result of it.
DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - It was a candid and open discussion among young and relatively young fathers who last evening, October 2, 2015, on the rooftop of the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom shared their experiences regarding fatherhood with a view to breaking the cycle of absent fathers.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police Officer Nicholas Tranquille has been granted leave by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal to file judicial review proceedings against a decision by the former Commissioner of Police David Morris to deny him promotion to the rank of sergeant.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A wave of hundreds of young footballers rolled down Waterfront Drive on Wednesday September 30, 2015 adorned with brightly coloured football shirts designating their BDO Primary School League and BVIFA High School League team colours.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- After months of planning and preparations, the BVI Sports Fishing Association is ready to launch with a bang!
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – With pomp and ceremony, the Government today October 2, 2015 launched the Virgin Islands Youth Parliament with a view to ensuring inclusion of the next generation of law makers and to canvas their fresh and innovative ideas to address some of the problems that presently face the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull, the prominent preacher and father of 2nd District Representative Hon Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull, was taken to Peebles Hospital a few days ago after complaining of chest pains, sources have informed Virgin Islands News Online.
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE acknowledged that while gun crime is on the increase in the Virgin Islands, Government is also taking steps to curb it and bring some measure of control. He also said guns turned in during the July 2015 amnesty could lead to prosecution based on forensic tests.
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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro is calling on the Throne to remove Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE from his post in the Virgin Islands as he alleged that the representative of the Queen is failing in his responsibilities and abusing the people of the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The minister under which the National Health Insurance (NHI) directly falls and is the next big beat for him after the completion of the new Peebles Hospital, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton, is leaving the handling of the petition against the NHI up to the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton and Director of Social Security Ms Antonine Skelton confirmed with reporters earlier today, October 1, 2015 that the selecting of the association of health care providers JIPA Network as part of executing the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme was not done through the regular tender process.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has fired back at talk show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro who alleged that the Governor was being silent on the matter of the National Health Insurance (NHI).
By Dickson Igwe
Human beings are essentially material in their behaviour. From cradle to grave the need to satisfy physical and material needs is all pervasive. That is why in all countries humans work for a living, from the developed to the underdeveloped, given the opportunity. “Work is the rent one pays for living on Planet Earth,” so stated the late Queen Mother once.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the four young women hit the stage of the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College campus in Paraquita Bay this Saturday October 3, 2015 for Miss World BVI, they will have the pleasure of sharing the same stage with inaugural X Factor USA winner and Virgin Islander Melanie A. Amaro.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With improved broadband service on the horizon for the Virgin Islands, Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has made it clear that the phone companies in the VI should not charge customers dastardly exorbitant prices for the service.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town yesterday September 30, 2015 formally adopted and opened a new Children’s Room and Reading Corner in the Paediatric Ward of the Peebles Hospital as it continues to push not only literacy but the well-being of children undergoing care at the hospital through happy moments created by books.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Over the last few races a sense of lethargy had been felt amongst the MTB Club, which showed in the numbers lining up for the last couple of races, however, the Reverse Beef Island race totally bucked the recent trend and racers turned out in numbers last Sunday morning, September 27, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some 25 public officers in the territory today September 30, 2015 commenced an intense training programme entitled 'Developing Effective Policy; Analysis and Use of Evidence'.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Over the past few days residents of Virgin Gorda have been flooding social media with complaints and concerns about the quality of water they have been receiving through their taps and have been calling on the relevant authorities to step in and have it addressed in short order.
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – With two debutants in the running, the races at Ellis Thomas Downs on October 4, 2015 promise to be an event full of energy and excitement from the five races set.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard C. de Castro said that road side littering seems to be on the increase in the territory and as a tourism destination this must be curbed.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith and retired educator Ms Cynthia Brannigan will be honoured at this year’s staging of the 16th Norwell Harrigan Memorial Scholarship (NHMS) Luncheon in St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on October 25, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A very important discussion taking place at the regional conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Week 2015 in the Virgin Islands (British) has to do with the concept of a single ICT space, something Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Honourable Phillip Paulwell sees as a major beat as the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) seeks to abolish roaming in the Caribbean.
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