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April 23rd, 2017
Lone gunman robs C&D Supermarket in Hannah’s

HANNAH’S ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The C&D Supermarket in Hannah’s Estate in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola is the latest business establishment to be robbed.

April 23rd, 2017
Shooting outside USVI nightclub leaves one dead, another injured

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man died shortly after 4:00 AM this morning, while another was being treated for his wounds, after both of them were shot outside the Arian’s Entertainment Center in Subbase, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium this morning, April 23, 2017.

April 23rd, 2017
ESHS Rams are Jr Champions of Hon Maduro-Caines League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- It was basketball at its best in the annual Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines Sixth District Basketball League last night April 22, 2017.

April 21st, 2017
Cats & chicken poisoned in Baughers Bay; Are children's safety @ risk?

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The issue of residents poisoning animals, including chickens, cats, dogs and even goats, continue on Tortola, along with reports of this occurring on at least one of the sister islands.

April 22nd, 2017
Double Carifta Silver for Phillip

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, V - Elinah Phillip won two silver medals representing the Virgin Islands at the 32nd Carifta Swimming Championships held in the Bahamas from April 15-19, 2017.

April 21st, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Akia L. Thomas

Adventure Seeker, Praise Dancer, Socialite, College Student, and Working Professional…sounds like a mouthful isn’t it?

April 21st, 2017
USVI Governor to ‘consider’ Marijuana Bill

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — As Senator Terence ‘Positive’ Nelson continues his incessant push to see the legalisation of some form of marijuana in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), he may find that Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, who Mr Nelson often clashes with on policy issues, is an unlikely ally of his ideas — if not the legislation themselves — as Mr Mapp hints that any measure would be heavily scrutinised by his administration before a final decision to approve or veto.

April 21st, 2017
BVI Airways already pocketed full $7M plus; Are they asking for more?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a dramatic day at the House of Assembly meeting yesterday April 20, 2017 during the questions and answers segment when it came to BVI Airways.

April 22nd, 2017
A Brexit Two Remake!

Dickson Igwe

British Prime Minister, Theresa M. May, has called for a surprise UK General Election for June 8, 2017. This amounts to Brexit Two.

April 21st, 2017
‘Terrible indictment’ on children ‘born here’ of expats-Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A “terrible indictment” that needs to be addressed with a level of urgency is how Education and Culture Minister Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) described the laws of the Virgin Islands (UK) pertaining to children of expats who were born in the territory becoming "stateless" if they do not get a passport from the country of origin of their parents.

April 21st, 2017
Field wide open for 2017 KPMG Tortola Torture

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With last year’s record-setting Eric Senseman not returning to defend his title, the field is wide open for the 2017 KPMG Tortola Torture. Eric, a pro runner with SCOTT, set the new benchmark time of 04:45:05 in last year’s KPMG Tortola Torture.

April 20th, 2017
UPDATE: Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd is new BVIHSA Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Months after the former BVI Health Services Authority (BVISA) Chairman Bishop John I. Cline was forced out by Premier and Leader of Government Business Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), the Authority now has a new Chairwoman.

April 20th, 2017
Hons Fahie & Christian speak up for VIslanders; Hire them!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has spoken out about the treatment of locals when it comes to being hired in the Territory, as we build the Virgin Islands.

April 20th, 2017
UPDATE: RiteWay robber wore hoodie, spoke with local accent- Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The robbery on Riteway Food Markets in Road Town, Tortola last evening, April 19, 2017- a story first reported by this news site- was committed by a lone gunman.

April 20th, 2017
Gov Mapp submits bill to attract financial services to USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— During a press conference held at Government House on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced that he has officially submitted for legislative approval The Virgin Islands Financial Services Improvement and Corporate Modernization Act of 2017 (FISA).

April 20th, 2017
UPDATE: Cruise passenger suicide occurred in VI waters- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The death of a male cruise passenger on April 19, 2017 by suspected suicide-a story first reported by this news site- occurred in Virgin Islands waters, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has stated.

April 20th, 2017
The Baths makes Top 10 of Caribbean’s best snorkeling spots

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Considered by many as the tourism capital of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda can be further proud to learn that The Baths has made Caribbean Journal’s Top 10 Snorkeling Spots.

April 20th, 2017
Hon Walwyn reveals proposed design for ESHS building on FB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) engaged residents near and far via his Facebook page when he revealed the proposed drawing for a new building at the Elmore Stoutt High School and, judging from the majority comments, a fancy building is not priority for many.

April 20th, 2017
Medals & National Records highlight Carifta Games 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Six medals and several new National Records were established by team Virgin Islands (UK) at the 46th FLOW Carifta Games in Curacao over the weekend of April 15-17, 2017.

April 19th, 2017
NDP Gov’t is no longer fit to serve- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Making a case that there is need for a new group of thinkers to come forward as an alternative for the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline blasted his own NDP Government saying they have betrayed the people they were elected to serve.

April 19th, 2017
Rained out cricket playoffs rescheduled

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After the washing out of the playoff matches on April 16, 2017, in the FLOW Superfast LTE T20 Cricket Tournament, the local cricket board has decided to replay the fixtures.

April 19th, 2017
Fight among calypsonians spoiled it this year- Patron

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Several patrons to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso Competition thought it was an immature and uncalled battle between local and expatriate Calypsonians in the lead up to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypson Competition, which took place on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the Bernice Sprauve Festiville.

April 19th, 2017
Don’t destroy VG Easter Festival– Bernice Sprauve

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The last founding member of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival to have the village named after her begged residents and others concerned to save the face of the festival by not destroying it with fights over its relevance especially at the Easter season.

April 18th, 2017
Driver unhurt in vehicular accident @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A driver in a lone vehicular accident at Pockwood Pond, on the main island of Tortola, is probably counting his lucky stars as he escaped without any apparent serious injuries.

April 18th, 2017
Man arrested & released in Jefferson Joseph's murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI Word reaching our newsroom from senior sources within the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is that a local male was today April 18, 2017 held by police as part of ongoing investigations into the shooting death of Jefferson Joseph.

April 18th, 2017
2 vehicles damaged by fire in separate incidents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two vehicles caught on fire today April 18, 2017 at separate locations on the main island of Tortola.

April 18th, 2017
3 boats destroyed by fire @ Baughers Bay

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Some two weeks after two boats were hit by fire at Baughers Bay, on the main island of Tortola, another three boats were destroyed by fire this morning, April 18, 2017.

April 18th, 2017
Speedy’s & Buck’s among winners @ gloomy Easter Monday Parade

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Despite the awesome burst of colours and the streets of the Valley bustling with visitors from far and wide, the highly awaited Easter Monday Parade that was one of the final activities for the 50th Virgin Gorda Easter Festival did not end on a high note.

April 18th, 2017
New Work Permit fees to take effect May 15, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With a work permit fee structure that, according to Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has been the same since 1981, Government has made an amendment to the fee structure to one that is “progressive and based on income.”

April 18th, 2017
Silver for Phillip @ Carifta Swim Champs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Competing at the Carifta Swimming Championships in Nassau over the weekend of April 16-17, 2017 Elinah Phillip secured a Silver Medal in the 50m Butterfly event.

April 18th, 2017
Hundreds turned out for colourful Rise & Shine Tramp

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- If one had expected to attend the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Rise and Shine Tramp on April 17, 2017 and return home looking all neat and clean, they had to think again.

April 17th, 2017
Wet fete anyone? Scattered showers affecting the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With scattered showers predicted for the territory today, April 17, 2017 persons attending the Easter Monday Parade in Virgin Gorda and the usual kite flying activities on Wickham’s Cay I on Tortola may want to take along their umbrellas and raincoats or just prepare to have a wet fete.

April 17th, 2017
Ruckus reels in the big one @ VG Fisherman’s Jamboree

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The vessel Ruckus shone at the just concluded 21st annual Fisherman’s Jamboree Wahoo Madness, grabbing an almost clean sweep of the awards.

April 17th, 2017
Medals for Penn & Gumbs @ Carifta 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Entering into the last day of competition, today Monday April 17, 2017, the Virgin Islands (UK) garnered two medals, with Kala Penn securing Bronze in the Triple Jump and D’Jimon Gumbs Silver in the Shot Put at the Carifta Games in Curacao.

April 17th, 2017
'Cat fights' end VG Rise & Shine

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Following a series of fights involving mostly females, Police reportedly forced a stop to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Rise and Shine this morning, April 17, 2017.

April 17th, 2017
King Paido crowned 2017 VG Calypso Monarch

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A king without a crown was Reynold "King Paido" Phillip until early this morning, April 17, 2017 when he was crowned the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival 2017 Calypso Monarch at the Bernice Sprauve Festiville in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda.

April 16th, 2017
Controversial Cruise Pier Project still in cross hairs, more questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial Cruise Pier Project built under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration that escaped a Commission of Inquiry, and which the public was told the cost would be between $40M to $50M but ended up costing tax payers over $90M with a $40M plus over-run, is back in the spot light.

April 16th, 2017
No money to pay Festival Committee volunteers – Hon Walwyn

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The Golden Jubilee Virgin Gorda Easter Festival got into full swing following the opening of the Bernice Sprauve Festiville in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda on April 15, 2017.

April 16th, 2017
Mrs Josephine Rhymer passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a sad day for both the Rhymer family and the Territory when Mrs Josephine Rhymer, who along with her husband held the distinction of being the longest surviving married couple in the Virgin Islands, passed away on April 12, 2017.

April 16th, 2017
Duff & Daigeault are National Archery School Champions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a day of intense action and focus amongst almost 50 young Boys and Girls, both Rayne Duff and Shania Daigneault were crowned Champions of the first National Archery in Schools, Nationals, on Saturday April 15, 2017.

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