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April 20th, 2015
'Not in my court with those pants!' - Tamia Richards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards reprimanded attorney at law Patrick Thompson for his attire in court this afternoon April 20, 2015.

April 20th, 2015
Players to be redrafted in Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed B/Ball League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- As momentum continues to build for the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League slated to bounce off on August 15, 2015 its popular draft system will return as all players from last year are expected to be back in the pool.

April 20th, 2015
Man tells Magistrate police handcuffed him 'too tight'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ivan Gouveia, who appeared today April 20, 2015 in the Magistrate’s Court in an ongoing trial for alleged theft, accused a police officer of punishing him for disorderly conduct by placing a pair of handcuffs on him tightly and placing him in a cell.

April 20th, 2015
Exclusive: Elton L. Sprauve- “I will fight for my people”

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Mr Elton L. Sprauve aka ‘All out’ said once he is elected to the Ninth District seat there will be no rest for him as he represents the district, acknowledging that he has big shoes to fill.

April 20th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘I want an Anegadian representing Anegada’ –resident

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – A resident of Anegada, VI, said that he wants to see an Anegadian representing that island as he believes this would be the only way for it to get the kind of attention it needs.

April 20th, 2015
UPDATE: Pageantry & talent on display @ Mr & Miss 5th Form

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a night of pure talent, pageantry and elegance which culminated in the crowning of the 2014/2015 Mr and Miss Fifth Form put on by the Elmore Stoutt High School with the contestants outdoing each other in stunning performances and creative props.

April 20th, 2015
Local boxing card entertains crowd at UPs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saturday April 18, 2015 saw a packed evening of events, however, this did not stop boxing fans and other curious persons to head to UP’s in Road Town for the 7-fight fundraising card organised by the Iron Fist Boxing Gym in association with G-Smooth Music.

April 19th, 2015
Good sun & fun! @ ACT’s 2nd annual fun day

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Alternative Community Transformation (ACT), the vibrant youth group from the Third District, yesterday April 18, 2015 held a successful fundraising fun day for children of the district and the wider community in the compound of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School, Sea Cows Bay, Tortola.

April 19th, 2015
Ladies hold off the men in Beef Island 5K

BEEF ISLAND, VI- Rosmond Johnson and Jenny McGiver ensured they made good of their 5-minute head start over the men as they registered personal bests en route to finishing first and second respectively in the 3rd race of the Blenheim Trust Race Series held at Beef Island on April 18, 2015.

April 18th, 2015
BVIEC suffers transmission shutdown on Tortola

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) today April 18, 2015 suffered an island wide electricity shutdown on the main island of Tortola for about 2 and a half hours as a result of a transmission fault.

April 18th, 2015
Local boxers in fistic fury @ UPs tonight!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Almost close to fight night, local boxers on the 7-fight card this evening, April 18, 2015 at UPs have been letting their opponents know their intentions, which are not very nice!

April 18th, 2015
Kahrim Skelton on $50k bail for alleged fight with teens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Thirty-nine year-old Kahrim Skelton was yesterday April 17, 2015 granted bail in the amount of $50,000 in the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly getting into a fight with a group of teenagers – one of whom allegedly had a fight with his son.

April 18th, 2015
Ce’cile to have a 'blast' @ Club Crystal tonight

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Jamaican female dancehall artiste Ce’cile arrived in the territory last night April 17, 2015 for a show billed for Club Crystal tonight April 18, 2015 and promised that her fans are in for a treat.

April 17th, 2015
Car wash owner on $45,000 bail for alleged assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jerome Hopkins today April 17, 2015 appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm to which he pleaded not guilty and was put on $45,000 signed bail.

April 17th, 2015
Premier Smith throws FS Neil M. Smith under the bus!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The recent statement by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith that his administration has been unable to produce audited accounts to the House of Assembly for the last three years because the former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) allegedly failed to practice proper accounting standards has been termed an indictment on the Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith and former Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE by senior VIP member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

April 17th, 2015
Prince Ali to address FIFA 'passport rule' for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has given his assurance that he would do all that he could to ensure that the best players are allowed to play with the Virgin Islands national football team.

April 17th, 2015
Newly introduced luggage charge on ferries to STT ‘unfair’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A newly introduced ferry fare structure on luggage that came into effect on April 15, 2015 has been blasted by some residents who allege the charges are being imposed even when their luggage is empty.

April 18th, 2015
Honourable 15%: greed is never satisfied

By Dickson Igwe

A story on corruption in the British Virgin Islands states that the one effective way of defeating the corruption beast is at the ballot box.

April 17th, 2015
Hon Fraser laments VI’s absence @ CARICOM summit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the April 9, 2015 CARICOM Summit in Jamaica with 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, was a momentous occasion in the history of the Caribbean region, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the Virgin Islands should have made a special effort to be represented, even if it was on ‘observer status’.

April 17th, 2015
Magistrate DaBreo to render ‘Letty’ decision on May 27

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as Lucien Smith has been freed following a successful no case submission on his behalf, the other party who was on trial for conspiracy to allegedly import cocaine, Violet ‘Letty' Hodge, will have to wait until May 27, 2015 to know her fate.

April 17th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Sherece R. Fahie-Vanterpool

By N. Johann Earle

With a busy schedule to juggle, our Young Professional for this week Sherece R. Fahie-Vanterpool has a passion for holistic living which has driven her to develop personal care products she hopes will take off in the market, even as she keeps her day job as a graphic artist with the Government of the Virgin Islands.

April 17th, 2015
FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali arrives in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- FIFA Vice-President and candidate for the Presidency, Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has arrived in the territory and will be visiting the site for the new stadium in East End today April 17, 2015.

April 16th, 2015
Works Minister denies road works an election gimmick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) today April 16, 2015 signed an agreement for the controversial loan of $16 million from the Social Security Board (SSB) for the construction of roads in the territory.

April 16th, 2015
UPDATE : Lucien Smith walks free!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lucien Smith, who was jointly charged with Violet 'Letty' Hodge for allegedly conspiring to import drugs into the territory, walked away from the Magistrate's Court a free man today, April 16, 2015 after Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo upheld a no-case submission on the part of Smith.

April 16th, 2015
‘Fun & fast race’ expected in Race 3 of Blenheim Trust 5K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Race Director of the Blenheim Trust 5K, Kay Reddy is expecting a fast but fun race when the 3rd race of the Blenheim Trust 5K Series kicks off on Beef Island on Saturday April 18, 2015.

April 16th, 2015
Is the NDP guilty of criminal acts over water woes? Caller to radio show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Virgin Islands Party ‘Let’s Talk’ Radio Show aired on April 15, 2015 wanted to know if the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is guilty of a criminal act by denying water to the people of Tortola.

April 16th, 2015
Pi-Yo-Yo manslaughter trial to commence June 29, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The manslaughter trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa called Pi-Yo-Yo is to commence on June 29, 2015 following an agreement reached at the High Court yesterday April 15, 2015.

April 16th, 2015
‘Mitch’ Turnbull takes early swing @ 2nd District Rep

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Young up and comer in Virgin Islands politics Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull sought to galvanise support for his Second District run this upcoming elections with a public meeting in Cane Garden Bay last evening April 15, 2015 where he engaged the public and explained his reasons for challenging incumbent and long serving legislator Hon J. Alvin Christopher.

April 15th, 2015
Is Shaina M. Smith an early flip-flopper?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Member of the People’s Patriotic Alliance (PPA) Shaina M. Smith recently announced that she will be seeking the public’s support as she runs for the First District this upcoming elections with the National Democratic Party (NDP).

April 15th, 2015
VI gets less than 2% of wedding destination business- Ms Flax

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the Caribbean is considered the number one choice for destination weddings and honeymoons, the Virgin Islands hardly gets a “bite of the cake” as according to Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Sharon Flax, the territory gets less than two percent of the business.

April 15th, 2015
EE resident at wits end over dust pollution

FAT HOGS BAY, East End, VI- A resident of Fat Hogs Bay has been voicing his disgust at the state of the Blackburn Highway in the East End area as he said the dust from the dug up roads has been affecting residents severely.

April 15th, 2015
Governor refuses VINO interview

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has told this news site through his staff that he could not grant an interview even after inviting us to submit questions beforehand.

April 15th, 2015
Police upset Vikings in LIME Superfast T20 league

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI- Police arrested Vikings and New Testament Church of God (NTCOG) sent Island Boys packing when the LIME Superfast T20 Cricket League continued at the Greenland Playfield on Sunday April 12, 2015.

April 15th, 2015
‘Six Pack bill devastating to VI boating’ – radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into last night's April 14, 2015 edition of the Speak Out BVI show on ZBVI 780AM expressed the fear that the Six Pack law that has taken effect in United States jurisdictions, including the US Virgin Islands, will spell doom for charter boat businesses in the Virgin Islands.

April 14th, 2015
UPDATE: Crown’s key drug witness gives ‘shaky’ testimony

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Defence attorney for Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge, Julian Knowles QC today April 14, 2015 destroyed one of the Crown's key witnesses in the case, Roberto Mendez Hurtado, telling him that his client never met him after the witness got key information about his client wrong.

April 14th, 2015
UPDATE: 3-mth baby involved in Brandywine Bay accident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A three-month old baby was among persons involved in an accident that Virgin Islands News Online reported on last Sunday morning, April 12, 2015.

April 14th, 2015
BVI Exquisite Boat Show set to make a bigger splash!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a successful hosting in its inaugural year, 2014 the organisers of the BVI Exquisite Boat Show are looking to make an even bigger splash this year with the event now being a 3-day event that will see much more prizes to be won and much more competition expected from both home and abroad.

April 14th, 2015
Crafts Alive vendors accuse taxi operators of misleading tourists

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A number of Crafts Alive vendors are upset with what they referred to as misinformation being fed to cruise passengers allegedly by taxi drivers and which they say is affecting business.

April 14th, 2015
Hull peps up students @ Right Start Programme

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Backing himself up with the song by American singing sensation R. Kelly, The World’s Greatest’, motivational speaker at the launch of the annual Right Start Programme for 5th form students across the territory, Kareem-Nelson Hull encouraged the many students in attendance to firstly define who they are so they could always remain grounded in confidence amid the challenges they may face onwards in life.

April 15th, 2015
7-mth baby rushed to VG clinic dies

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Police are confirming the sudden death of a seven-month-old male in Virgin Gorda.

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