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July 23rd, 2014
Another pageant! Miss Jr BVI puts 5 to the test

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the East End/Long Look Festival Committee says goodbye to the Miss East End/Long Look pageant the BVI Festivals and Fairs Committee says welcome to yet another, ‘Miss Jr BVI”.

July 23rd, 2014
BVI Finishes Third at VICE Cricket Tournament

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - The BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) President's XI finished third at Virgin Islands Cricket Explosion (VICE) Tournament, beating St. Kitts and Nevis on Sunday July 20, 2014, at the Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School Grounds, St.Thomas, USVI.

July 22nd, 2014
‘Sell Yourself Successfully!’ - Tonya S. Vanterpool & Emily-Ann C. Grant

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Come Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm two young women of the Virgin Gorda Community Tonya S. Vanterpool and Emily-Ann C. Grant will be seeking to give back to their community through a one-day Interview and Resume Building/Personal Development Workshop.

July 22nd, 2014
‘It was expedient to move quickly!’ – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool said that while public tendering was preferred for the cruise pier project, it was not expedient to go that route given the gravity of the prospect of losing cruise lines because of lack of proper facilities.

July 22nd, 2014
4 BVIslanders blazing trail on VI Idol

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Four young persons from the Virgin Islands (VI) are taking part in VI Idol, a talent show similar to the popular American Idol and one of them had a standout performance last weekend.

July 22nd, 2014
‘Be in the Room’ – Hon Fraser tells youths

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – “You don’t have to join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to ensure that a VIP Government pays the kind of attention that you might deserve,” Chairman of the VIP Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) said to a young man who posed a question to him.

July 22nd, 2014
Intl eyes are on VI runway models – Mr Alva L. Page

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Having recognized the potential of young men and women of the Virgin Islands (VI) to make it far in the fashion runway industry internationally, Mr Alva L. Page has returned to the VI to assist in the coaching of those persons as they get set of be in the spotlight for the BVI Summer Sizzle Fashion and Lifestyle weekend.

July 22nd, 2014
Farley & Kinkead winners in Ceres Juices Beef Island race

BEEF ISLAND, VI - James Farley and Tallulah Kinkead were the respective winners on Saturday 19th July, 2014, in the latest tour stop of the Ceres Juices 10K Series tour stop on Beef Island.

July 21st, 2014
NDP Media Censor Bill back on HoA agenda for July 22 Sitting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Media freedom under a National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration continues to be under attack as the Virgin Islands (VI) is on the verge of losing its democratic way of life.

July 21st, 2014
Rotary RT, Hon Maduro-Caines & British Navy join on Purcell project

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The Rotary Club of Road Town (RT) has teamed up with the British Navy and Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines to repair the house of a well-loved elderly woman of the Purcell community who has been known for her motherly care of those in the community for a number of years.

July 21st, 2014
VI gets 1st obituary website

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Obituary notices of passed loved ones can now be shared all from one place with the world over via the Caribbean’s first known website of its kind thanks to the vision of Ms Colette M. Corea whose dream was brought to reality with the help of her son J’Moi Saunders-Corea.

July 21st, 2014
UPDATE: J'Khoy & Afyah Frett were crowd favourites for crowns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – From the moment one entered the auditorium of the Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town, Tortola yesterday afternoon July 20, 2014, florescent lime green t-shirts dominated the crowd sending a clear message that contestants number 4 J'Khoy and Afyah Frett were sure of one thing, overwhelming support.

July 21st, 2014
Hon Fraser demands FATCA answers from Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA is demanding answers from Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith on the recently signed intergovernmental agreement between the United States and the Virgin Islands on the United States foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

July 21st, 2014
Electricity woes suppressing for JVD residents

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Residents of the Sister Island of Jost Van Dyke (JVD) feel left out in the wilderness claiming that they are being treated with scant regard when it comes to the issue of electricity generation and distribution for both commercial and domestic purposes.

July 21st, 2014
All Ah Wee upset East in Short & Sweet League Playoff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – All Ah Wee provided an upset victory in the first of their best of three Short and Sweet, Back on our Feet Play Off against East, 90-74, on Sunday July 20, 2014 in the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

July 20th, 2014
M.A.L.E members challenged to read & stay in church

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Young men of the Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E) programme were yesterday afternoon July 19, 2014 challenged to make good of opportunities afforded them to be rooted in biblical principles as this is seen as key to guiding ‎them as they progress into adulthood.

July 20th, 2014
Miss BVI hopefuls breeze 1st test

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The five young ladies vying for the coveted title of Miss BVI 2014 took to the stage of the Eileen Parsons Auditorium at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) last night July 19, 2014 giving it their best as they began their journey at claiming the crown.

July 20th, 2014
BVIBF League playoff begins this evening

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite a lot of basketball in recent times there is much anticipation and expectation as the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) begins the League Play Offs this evening Sunday July 20, 2014 in the Multipurpose Sports Complex (MPSC).

July 19th, 2014
UPDATE: UMI models blaze runway with hot summer outfits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - UMI's Funky Friday was back with the expected bang yesterday afternoon July 18, 2014 as persons not only stood around to catch a glimpse but also waited until the final moments of the show to rush the store to grab their favourite pieces and get the promised discounts.

July 22nd, 2014
Turning our People into Beggars will Never be a Solution

By Alred C. Frett

It seems ironic when Persons are hooked on mixing me up with Jesus – According to them Christ spoke Parables which they call Facts while I speak Facts which they call Parables… Nonetheless, rather than compare ourselves with romantic images of others it would be far better to assess our individual & collective Values, Efforts & Progress in comparisons of both the Past & Present.

July 19th, 2014
It’s Official! VI in full gear to rock 60th

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – If there were any fears in the minds of organizers of this Virgin Islands’ 60th celebration of Festival as to the spending, partying and celebration mode of the diverse peoples of the Virgin Islands, those fears were definitely allayed last night July 18, 2014.

July 19th, 2014
CIL celebrates 2 years since opening VG branch

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – After opening its doors on Virgin Gorda two years ago, Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) yesterday marked the occasion with a customer appreciation event featuring music and food at its Watts Building office, Valley, Virgin Gorda.

July 19th, 2014
VI suffer 3rd straight defeat in NACRA U19 Rugby

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) U19 Rugby team ended tournament play at the North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Youth Rugby Championships with a third straight defeat at the hands of hosts Trinidad and Tobago, in Port of Spain yesterday July 18, 2014.

July 18th, 2014
Greenhouse & Ports Project Audits to go Public Tuesday!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In an attempt to deflect much public attention from the damaging Auditor General Report on the Ports Development Project authored last year by Ms. Sonia M. Webster, the National Democratic Party (NDP) will be laying on the Table on the House of Assembly (HoA) at its Eight Sitting of the Third Session an Audit of the Greenhouse Project.

July 18th, 2014
Buy Local, support young small business for Festival – Young Entrepreneurs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Successful small businesses are said to the one of the key elements of the growth of any economy, experts have proven, but in the Virgin Islands small businesses are experiencing serious strains as in most cases locals prefer to travel to the USVI to do their shopping.

July 18th, 2014
Mango & Fruit Festival entertains & enlightens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour – Department of Agriculture today July 18, 2014 presented the Fifth Annual Mango Array and Tropical Fruit Festival at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.

July 18th, 2014
'This poor lady is being treated like a dog' - Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio show host and commentator Edmund G. Maduro said that if he does not hear from a certain Government official to whom he has taken a complaint regarding a woman who was dismissed unfairly from her job and whose children were taken away from her, he will reveal the name of the official.

July 18th, 2014
It’s time to get the NDP out – VIP’s President Carvin Malone

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI - President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone told residents of Jost Van Dyke that they need to be prepared as elections in 2015 is a possibility and their part to play in getting out the present ruling NDP party is to become members of the VIP.

July 18th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Clayton L. Panthier

By Cathy O. O. Richards

In this life no matter where we go, where we live, how long we stay and what we do, destiny has a way of ensuring we complete that circle of life that we were destined to.

July 18th, 2014
Duff finishes highest in Optimist Championships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Junior sailors Rayne Duff, Thad Lettsome, and Nathan Haycraft represented the Virgin Islands (VI) in the Optimist North American Championship 2014 which took place July 9 – 16 in Nayarit, Mexico, with Duff finishing as the highest placed Caribbean competitor.

July 17th, 2014
'MMA in Paradise 4' on this Saturday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in the Virgin Islands, will see a competition being held on Saturday evening July 19, 2014 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex, according to Dwayne N. Donovan, one of the main competitors.

July 17th, 2014
Natalio Wheatley gets pat on the back from Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "I particularly admire Mr Wheatley… I’ve watched this young man develop as a commentator in this society. I saw him stand for office at the last elections and doing pretty well. He may stand again, it's not my decision it must be his,” said His Excellency (HE) Governor William Boyd McCleary.

July 17th, 2014
Shame on NDP! Outsiders getting petty contracts on JVD – Resident

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – As they too are being faced with the consequences of economic hardship, residents of Jost Van Dyke cried shame on the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, blasting them for not supporting local small contractors on the island.

July 17th, 2014
'VIP built this country not the NDP' – VIP Chairman Hon Julian Fraser, RA

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Noting that the economy of the Virgin Islands is in a rut with the gap between the 1% at the top and the rest widening, people in serious mortgage debt losing homes, people having to work multiple jobs just to survive, job insecurity, and more, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) reminded residents of Jost Van Dyke that it was the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) led government that had built the country.

July 17th, 2014
Squad named for USVI Cricket Tournament

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) has named 13 players to represent the Territory at the Virgin Islands Cricket Explosion (VICE) Tournament, which also features Dominica, St. Kitts and USVI battling for supremacy on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) from July 18-20, 2014.

July 16th, 2014
Willock defends VINO article; says real issues must not be sidestepped

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Esteemed Julian Willock, Chairman of the Board of Advance Marketing and Professional Services, the parent company of Virgin Islands News Online, has come out in defence of an article which appeared on the popular news site yesterday July 15, 2014 headlined ‘White Expat in! Locals shut out for the TRC post’.

July 16th, 2014
Female PO Starcy Huggins’ trial stalled for want of key evidence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When interdicted Police Officer Starcy Huggins appeared in the Magistrate’s court yesterday July 15, 2014 she was advised to return on September 11, 2014 as the Crown gather some relevant key evidence necessary for the trial to proceed smoothly.

July 16th, 2014
Full CARICOM membership dangerous for VI – radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into the Speak Out BVI radio show hosted by Douglas Wheatley last night July 15, 2014 on ZBVI 780 AM urged that the Territory does not become a full member of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) since he fears the flood of persons from member states of the regional bloc as a result of the concomitant free movement will be bad for the Virgin Islands.

July 16th, 2014
Twin to rock Prince & Princess show

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - An afternoon of culture and class awaits all on Sunday July 20, 2014 at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall at 3:00 p.m. sharp and promising to be the spectacle of the event is the “BVI Twin” who will be participating all the way from Anegada as students of the Claudia Creque Educational Centre.

July 16th, 2014
KATS regatta turns 16 without depending on Govt. $$

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – This year as countries from around the Caribbean join counterparts in the Virgin Islands (VI) to see the KATS Premier’s Cup regatta through intense competition they would also be celebrating with them their 16th anniversary.

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