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March 27th, 2015
Is it a bird or plane?! Flyboarding hits the VI!

LITTLE DIX BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- “Spectacular”, “cool”, “wow”, “amazing”, were just some of the one worded expressions from tourists and other persons when Blue Rush Water Sport and Jet Ski Rentals Inc. staged a Flyboarding exhibition in the waters of Little Dix Bay on Saturday March 21, 2015.

March 27th, 2015
BVI edged by Dominica in World Cup Qualifier

ROSEAU, Dominica- The BVI men’s national team went down 2-3 to Dominica on Thursday March 26, 2015 in the first leg of Round 1 of qualifying for the 2018 Football World Cup. They now face an uphill battle in the 2nd leg on Sunday March 29, 2015 at the same venue.

March 27th, 2015
‘We don’t have to produce everything’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) continues to make agriculture one of its biggest campaign issues and its President Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said people must move away from thinking that if they cannot produce all their food then it does not make sense producing any of it.

March 26th, 2015
20 swim coaches complete UK-certified training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some 20 swim coaches in the Virgin Islands have completed training and certification under the tutelage of two-time Olympian from the United Kingdom Brian Brinkley MBE. The course was done through the auspices of the BVI Swim Foundation.

March 26th, 2015
UPDATE: Fossi granted $200K bail; 'devastated'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola. VI - Embattled boat captain Stephen Fossi was granted bail in the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) when he appeared in the Magistrate's Court moment's ago, March 26, 2015 on the charge of two counts of manslaughter.

March 26th, 2015
Carlisle House are ESHS cheerleading champs!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Carlisle House of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) blew the competition out of the water, scoring 279 points to emerge champions in the first ever LIME Superfast Broadband Challenge cheerleading competition held at the Multi-purpose Sports Complex last evening March 25, 2015.

March 26th, 2015
'Doughmaker raring to go!'- Violet 'Letty' Hodge

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minus participation from the United States Virgin Islands, Ellis Thomas Downs Race Track will come alive on Sunday April 12, 2015 with a five-race card featuring some of the Tortola's top local horses.

March 26th, 2015
Leading by example? Newly paved road @ OneMart!

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Shoppers this week at OneMart Super Store can arrive and depart in comfort and style in the freshly paved driveway of the main parking lot at Port Purcell.

March 26th, 2015
'Ghost' on Tortola!

BEEF ISLAND, VI - International artiste 'Ghost', who along with Onyan is slated to turn up the steam in Cane Garden Bay this weekend, has arrived on island and has assured there will not be a dull moment for patrons of the stage show dubbed Old School on Friday March 27, 2015.

March 26th, 2015
Pettigrew lowers Women’s X-Tri Record

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The off-road Red Bull BVI X-Tri took place in Smuggler’s Cove and Belmont on Saturday March 21, 2015 and saw Carolina Pettigrew, after last competing in and winning this event 8 years ago, roaring back to win the ladies division and breaking the course record set by Kay Reddy last year.

March 25th, 2015
Melanie A. Amaro to ‘bring down the house tonight’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Island Police Force (RVIPF) Police Week activities step into high gear tonight, March 25, 2015 when the first ever X-Factor USA winner Melanie A. Amaro performs.

March 25th, 2015
UPDATE: Fossi charged with two counts of manslaughter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Stephen Fossi, the captain in the deadly boat accident off Virgin Gorda on January 24, 2015 has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and is to appear in the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, March 26, 2015.

March 25th, 2015
Ronaldo Hewlett to undergo drug rehab

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Son of Paul "On the Ball" Hewlett, Ronaldo Hewlett, is to join the Drug Rehabilitation Unit of Peebles Hospital on the recommendation of Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.

March 25th, 2015
Magistrate's Court staff & prisoners left behind in Tsunami drill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management today March 25, 2015 carried out its National Earthquake/Tsunami Simulation Exercise: Carib Wave/LANTEX 2015 to assess the readiness of the territory in the eventuality of such disasters happening.

March 25th, 2015
Esther N. Fraser new Horse Owners’ Assoc. PRO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the resignation of horse racing enthusiast Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson, a story first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online, the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association has appointed a new Public Relations Officer (PRO)- Ms Esther N. Fraser.

March 26th, 2015
2 charged, 2 arrested following search warrants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a joint operation by officers of the Special Investigations Team and the Intelligence Department, search warrants were carried on two premises in Nottingham Estate which resulted in two persons being charged and another two arrested.

March 25th, 2015
‘There was no lease to Earl Fraser’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has hit back at Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) for allegations made regarding the alleged leasing of land to Earl Fraser some years ago under the previous administration.

March 25th, 2015
EE family upset over NDP land grab

EAST END, Tortola, VI- An East End family has made it public that they are not pleased over the recent Motion that was moved in the House of Assembly for the compulsory acquisition of a family-owned piece of land for a sewerage pumping station opposite the East End Police Station.

March 25th, 2015
‘Prices will increase with minimum wage’ – talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into last evening’s Speak Out BVI radio talk show suggested that there needs to be a stronger Consumer Protection Agency if the minimum wage is ever adjusted upward or else businesses will raise their prices as well.

March 25th, 2015
‘We not soup drinkers’- EE fishermen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Construction of a fisherman’s dock in the East End community is underway after some 20 years in the making; however, not without criticisms.

March 25th, 2015
Redhead smashes double century in win over RTW

GREENLAND, East End, VI- Cricket action in the 2015 LIME Superfast 20/20 cricket action was another big hit on Sunday, March 22, 2015 as Derol Redhead and Grenada entered the BVI cricket book of records with an unbeaten 383 first wicket stand against Road Town Wholesale.

March 24th, 2015
‘Indigenous farmers being run over!’ – Lorie A. Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer said local farmers are being run over by persons selling imported produce far cheaper than local produce and that this situation must be corrected if agriculture in the territory is to go anywhere.

March 24th, 2015
deCastro sisters plan 'egg-citing' Easter camp for children!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Easter season on the heels and school being out for that celebratory time, founder of Write To Read Ms Sharie B. de Castro has teamed up with her fellow educator and twin sister Sharia de Castro to create a programme that is designed to have children gainfully occupied as their parents head off to work.

March 24th, 2015
VINO ‘plays the tape’ in response to Stephen R. Daniels

Statement by Advance Marketing & Professional Services on Attorney Stephen R. Daniels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola BVI- We smiled to ourselves when we noted on the pro-government online news site, BVI Platinum, that prominent Attorney at Law and Guyanese national Stephen R. Daniels claimed to have been misquoted by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) in a story we carried on Monday March 23, 2015.

March 24th, 2015
Teachers being taught about financial services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Teachers of the territory’s secondary schools have commenced one week of training in financial services to prepare them to deliver lessons in the subject to their young charges.

March 24th, 2015
Works Minister goes @ length to assure 'Govt deserves a clap'

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) yesterday March 23, 2015 delivered a campaign style address to the workers of the BVI Electricity Corporation and other officials on the launch of Phase 5 development programme, extolling the efforts of the Government and urging the audience to clap at the achievements.

March 24th, 2015
Husband accused of wanting to hire hitman to kill wife

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On Friday March 20, 2015 when Morry Ollivierrie appeared before Senior Magistrate‎ Ms Tamia Richards it was for a report from the Family Support Network (FSN) but the court also heard about the disturbing drama which allegedly unfolded between Ollivierrie and his wife Tameka Johnson-Ollivierrie as recently as the day before, Thursday March 19, 2015.

March 24th, 2015
Deya Erickson shatters 100m National Hurdles Record

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deya Erickson shattered the nine-year-old 100m National Hurdles Record during a busy weekend of competition for (British) Virgin Islands' athletes, with meets in Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona and Puerto Rico.

March 23rd, 2015
VI Parliament passes tough Gun Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the House of Assembly passed tough legislation aimed at combating gun crimes, Territorial Member of the House of Assembly Honourable Archibald C. Christian said that such crimes have risen and therefore tougher sentences are necessary to address them.

March 23rd, 2015
Boat & vehicles damaged by fire @ Domino Gas station

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – A boat and at least two vehicles were damaged by fire at Domino Gas Station in Baugher’s Bay sometime around 1:00am today, March 23, 2015.

March 23rd, 2015
BVI battle but go down 1-0 to Antigua

ST JOHN'S, Antigua- A shorthanded BVI National Men’s Football team put up a spirited battle on Sunday March 22, 2015 only to go down to Antigua by the game’s only goal in their game ahead of the World Cup Qualifier in Dominica later this week.

March 23rd, 2015
’Tiger face was smash up’ - Terrence A. Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Terrence Abdullah Charles, the main witness in the murder trial of Wakeem Guishard, Mitch Christopher and Marcus Lloyd this morning, March 23, 2015 spoke of how he came to see Allen 'Tiger' Hodge’s lifeless body on the ground and recalled that ‘Tiger’s’ face was “smashed up”.

March 23rd, 2015
UPDATE: ‎Tourist injured by propeller of dingy engine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following further investigations by Coordinator of Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR)‎ Mr John P. Aspinall, it was discovered that the female tourist rushed to Peebles Hospital from Cooper Island last evening March 22, 2015 did not fall off a dock there but rather from a dingy.

March 24th, 2015
New police recruits enter fifth week of training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Thirteen of the Force’s newest officers are now in uniform as they enter their fourth week of a demanding, six-month training programme.

March 23rd, 2015
‘Statutory body argument is a cover’ – Attorney Stephen R. Daniels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Prominent Attorney at Law Stephen R. Daniels has waded in on the controversy as it relates to the law firm Orion Law owned by controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn and Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses doing business indirectly with the BVI Health Services Authority, which is a government owned body.

March 23rd, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m excited to be coming home’ – Melanie A. Amaro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Winner of X Factor USA 2011 Melanie Ann Amaro will be in the Virgin Islands this week and will be making a number of appearances in this year’s Police Week events, talking to youth about various issues ranging from bullying to safety on the roads.

March 23rd, 2015
Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed B/Ball League set for Aug. 15, 2015

DUFF’S Bottom, Tortola, VI- The highly anticipated third annual Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League will bounce off on August 15, 2015 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom.

March 23rd, 2015
'It’s not me’ –Snr Magistrate on new court rules

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on Friday March 20, 2015 set the record straight by informing her court that the recently set ‘strict’ dress code for members of the bar was not her doing and that she also has to comply.

March 23rd, 2015
‘Brace for more trouble when cruise pier re-opens’ – Concerned residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the sister islands of Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are trying to conceptualise the reality that will hit when the Cruise Pier re-opens next month as they said issues of overcrowding at safety at the beaches were not taken into consideration by government in their planning.

March 22nd, 2015
Yacht runs aground off Oil Nut Bay

OIL NUT BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Three German passengers on a privately owned yacht had to abandon their vessel for the night after it ran aground just off Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda on Friday March 20, 2015.

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