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May 3rd, 2015
Nicholas Tranquille challenging CoP in High Court again

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a notice of application for leave to apply for judicial review, Police Constable Nicholas Tranquille is challenging Commissioner of Police (CoP) David Morris for allegedly failing to honour the recent judgement of the High Court of the Virgin Islands which had ruled in the favour of Tranquille.

May 3rd, 2015
UPDATE: Pre-Mother's Day car sale draws much public interest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scotiabank BVI and Nagico Insurances yesterday May 2, 2015 held a pre-Mother’s Day car sale with a number of the territory’s top auto dealerships, including Burke’s Garage, VI Motors, International Motors and others, with a number of sales being closed.

May 3rd, 2015
BVI lift NACRA South Zone Cup

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Tries by Austin Kiel, Shomari Spencer and Noel Maxwell saw the BVI Men’s National Rugby team to an emphatic 19-0 victory over Curacao on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the A.O. Shirley Ground in Road Town, Tortola.

May 2nd, 2015
UPDATE: L&B Stables thrilled about bringing back Governor’s Cup to VI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Owner of Governor’s Cup winner Doughmaker, Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge said she is happy to once again bring the Governor’s Cup home to the VI.

May 2nd, 2015
Win & loss for BVI Girls in ECVA Beach Volleyball

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Pairs of Lauren Welch/Tamisha Georges and Tyalia Nibbs/Amadona Creese suffered mixed fortunes on the opening day of the ECVA Women’s Beach Volleyball Zonal Phase strong at beautiful Castaways Beach, Antigua, on Friday May 1, 2015.

May 2nd, 2015
Hon Walwyn's brother hospitalised with 'fractured skull'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands is that the brother of Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn has been hospitalised with a fractured skull, allegedly due to a "beating" he received at a night spot in Baughers Bay a week ago.

May 1st, 2015
UPDATE: Robbery trio found guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A jury moments ago May 1, 2015 found the trio of Doyle Guishard, Denzil Wheatley and Samuel Harris guilty of aggravated burglary committed in 2013.

May 1st, 2015
Terry D. Smith on $50K bail for alleged gun & ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman Terry D. Smith, who survived an apparent execution attempt on April 23, 2015 on Flemming Street in Road Town, Tortola, was today May 1, 2015 placed before the Magistrate's Court on charges of alleged firearm and ammunition possession.

May 1st, 2015
Food, fun & friendly competition expected @ NLBC Int’l Night

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The New Life Baptist Church will be hosting its annual International Night tomorrow May 2, 2015 in which 13 countries from the Caribbean and around the world are slated to participate in a day of fun and friendly competition.

May 1st, 2015
Agreement reveals direct engagement by Orion Law with BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While answering a question in the House of Assembly earlier this year Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith told the public that Orion Law, a firm founded and owned by the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn and Speaker of the House Ingrid A. Moses, was only doing business indirectly with the BVI Health Services Authority.

May 1st, 2015
Albert O. Wheatley contesting 9th District

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI- Virgin Gordian Albert O. Wheatley has announced he will be contesting the next general election for the Ninth District seat as an Independent Candidate.

May 1st, 2015
BVI Basketball Federation makes ‘U Turn’ on 2015 League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Basketball Federation has made a U-turn on its original decision to cancel the 2015 Summer League and has now announced it will hold a League at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex after all.

May 1st, 2015
‘Stop silencing Gov’t employees for their views!’ – Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Young educator, businesswoman and political aspirant Sharie B. de Castro said the silencing of persons for their political views must stop and that people should be free to express their opinion with a view to seeking what’s best for the territory.

May 1st, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kimberly M. George

By N. Johann Earle

To become a Principal is her ultimate goal as she has a love for educating young minds. She is Kimberly M. George and she is a teacher attached to the Bregado Flax Educational Centre and one of the few women involved in Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E.).

April 30th, 2015
Man confessed to buying stolen jewellery for $2k – Police alleges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two witnesses took to the stand today April 30, 2015 in the Magistrate's Court as the trial of Juan Martin Pimental Taveras, who has been charged with allegedly receiving stolen goods, continued. One of the witnesses was the Virtual Complainant and the other an investigating officer with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

April 30th, 2015
‘We’re ready for early elections! – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the party is ready for early elections, the announcement of which came to him as no surprise as there has been a flurry of activities lately that pointed to that possibility.

April 30th, 2015
17 conquer ‘The Beast’ in VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Seventeen runners on April 25, 2015 were successful in conquering ‘The Beast’, the tough 10K course that represents the first half of the Dive BVI Half Marathon on May 9, 2015 on Virgin Gorda.

April 30th, 2015
HoA to be dissolved tomorrow May 1, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands will be dissolved tomorrow, May 1, 2015, paving the way for elections to be held sometime in late May or June, 2015.

April 30th, 2015
‘There will be no favouritism under a VIP Admin’- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that District Representatives who are in the Opposition are constantly being overlooked when it comes to infrastructural developments in their districts and that whatever contracts executed are usually given to friends of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA has assured there will be no such disrespect and cronyism under a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) if it wins the upcoming General Elections.

May 2nd, 2015
Global Culture Wars

By Dickson Igwe

Underlying all conflict and instability on the planet is the war of values and cultures. And even within countries, state power may pass laws protecting minority groups, always a useful thing to prevent hate based crime. However, unless there is a change of hearts and minds, change is a mountain climb.

April 30th, 2015
UPDATE: FB poster was referring to VG library

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following our publication of an article which detailed allegations by a Facebook user regarding use of internet facilities and printing of research material, it has been made clear to this news site that the person was making reference to the public library in Virgin Gorda and not Road Town.

April 30th, 2015
‘Don’t be deceived by fancy talkers’ – Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) continued in his campaign mode yesterday April 29, 2015 when he extolled the National Democratic Party (NDP) government not only for the cruise pier development project but for a number of other projects, including the Peebles Hospital and the National Sewerage Project.

April 30th, 2015
Wins for VI’s Duff & Lettsome in Cruzan Open Regatta

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands’ sailors Ryan Lettsome and Rayne Duff were in winners’ row when the Cruzan Open Regatta was held on April 25-26, 2015 in St Croix, US Virgin Islands.

April 29th, 2015
Premier Smith to make 'major' speech on Monday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has said he is to make a big announcement on Monday May 4, 2015.

April 29th, 2015
Vehicle topples after 'hitting rock' @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A man has been rushed to Peebles Hospital after the car he was in toppled on the public road at Pockwood Pond on the main island of Tortola minutes ago, April 29, 2015.

April 29th, 2015
Cruise Line wants ‘BVI’ not generic Caribbean experience

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His message was short but very clear. Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the expanded cruise pier on Wickham’s Cay I, Tortola this morning, April 29, 2015, Mr Colin Murphy, Senior Vice President, Destination and Port Operations, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Limited urged the Government of the Virgin Islands to never lose focus on the product the territory is offering tourists, which is a unique one as compared to the wider Caribbean.

April 29th, 2015
It’s not right! Donald E. de Castro on Shaina M. Smith contesting elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “She is a US citizen by birth and she has Belonger status so, according to the VI Constitution, she could run but I don’t feel this is right,” were the sentiments of radio talk show host, businessman and public activist Donaldo E. de Castro about Shaina M. Smith who will be contesting the First District seat at the upcoming General Elections under the National Democratic Party (NDP) banner.

April 29th, 2015
'Stop the culture of secrecy in Gov't' – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley said there continues to be a culture of secrecy in the territory and proposed that the Governor or Deputy Governor hold seminars for civil servants to get them to be clear as to which documents can be shared and which cannot.

April 29th, 2015
Hill sets new Jnr 200m National Record

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sprinter Taylor Hill established her first Virgin Islands National Jr. Track and Field Record while twin sisters Trevia and Tynelle Gumbs improved their own, during respective competitions in Texas and California last weekend.

April 30th, 2015
Terry Smith charged for alleged firearm & ammunition possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force this morning, April 30, 2015 executed a search warrant at a residence in the Butu Mountain area and found a Glock firearm and ammunition.

April 29th, 2015
Milton C. McLean hoping for VIP’s nod

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sports personality and basketball coach and organiser Milton C. McLean hopes to get the blessing of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to become an At Large candidate to participate in the upcoming elections.

April 28th, 2015
BVI Basketball Federation 2015 town league cancelled

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an unprecedented move in the history of basketball in the Virgin Islands, the BVI Basketball Federation which hosts one of the biggest basketball leagues every year on Tortola has cancelled its 2015 League.

April 28th, 2015
‘Word on the Street’ about the people not parties

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Young businesswoman and educator Ms Sharie B. de Castro and musician Raul ‘Jugo’ Sprauve will on Thursday April 30, 2015 host a public event called ‘Word on the Street, during which they hope to chart a common vision for the Virgin Islands. The event will take place at 6:00pm in the parking lot of the One Stop Mall in Road Town.

April 28th, 2015
Are the water shortages in SCB willful acts?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of Sea Cows Bay have been experiencing water shortages for the past three days and want to know why they are being made to suffer.

April 28th, 2015
STT Carnival Village named in honour of Cleve ‘Grapo’ Turnbull

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The annual St Thomas Carnival Village has been named in honour of Cleve ‘Grapo’ Turnbull who passed away last November. The Village was launched on Friday evening April 24, 2015 and was named ‘Grapo’s Art Gallery.

April 28th, 2015
Wins for Vincy & Grenada in LIME Super Fast League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The second round or Super 8’s of the LIME Super Fast League got underway on Sunday April 26, 2015 at Greenland Playfield with wins for Vincy C.C. and Grenada C.C. in the remaining two groups of four.

April 27th, 2015
Hon Fraser speaks with Anguilla’s new Chief Minister Victor F. Banks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- In a telephone conversation this morning April 27, 2015 Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA, offered the new Chief Minister of Anguilla congratulations on his and the Anguilla United Front’s (AUF) recent election victory at the polls.

April 27th, 2015
Pusser’s employees take complaints to Labour Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Workers of Pusser’s today April 27, 2015 turned up at the Labour Department seeking its intervention into industrial relations issues arising between them and their employer, Charles S. Tobias.

April 27th, 2015
Local bands slam NDP Gov’t on USVI travel restriction

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A number of musicians from the Virgin Islands are frustrated and embarrassed that the US Virgin Islands border patrol continues to restrict them from travelling to perform in that territory for gain and that the National Democratic Party government seems to be dragging their foot on the issue.

April 27th, 2015
St Croix's Bridget Klein wins Tortola Torture

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Whilst individual top honours went to Bridget Klein of St Croix, several of the territory’s best known road runners put in spirited performances during the inaugural Tortola Torture 50k Race on Saturday April 25, 2015.

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