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November 18th, 2018
Kalik S. Aaron Not Guilty in attempted murder of Dakeem Cheltenham

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was last week after a week-long trial that a nine member jury found local resident, Kalik S. Aaron, not guilty in the attempted murder of Dakeem Cheltenham, who was shot on the morning of October 29, 2016, outside Da Basement Club, located in UP’S Cineplex, in Road Town, Tortola.

November 18th, 2018
Citizens urged to play role in Diabetes prevention

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In commemoration of World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2018, individuals and families in the Virgin Islands (VI) were reminded of the important role they play in diabetes prevention.

November 17th, 2018
New Political Party led by Hon Ronnie W. Skelton to be launched in weeks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The chatter and speculation is over, as Virgin Islands News Online can now confirm that there is another new political party coming and will be launched in the coming weeks, in time for the 2019, General Elections.

November 17th, 2018
Julio S. Henry challenges remaining Ministers to force elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The recent happenings in the political area of the Virgin Islands (VI) has been likened to that of “soap-opera” by popular commentator, Julio S. Henry, aka, 'Sam' who still feels Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), should give up the Minister of Finance portfolio.

November 17th, 2018
63-year-old man drives to Sunny Isle to meet minor boy for sex

VI CONSORTIUM

ST CROIX, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert announced on Friday, November 16, 2018, that Carlyle Ham, 63, of St Croix, pleaded guilty before US Judge George Cannon, Jr, to attempted coercion and enticement for illegal sexual activity involving a minor.

November 17th, 2018
‘I wish to be sitting with the Opposition’ - Hon Turnbull on resignation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) continues to suffer a brutal onslaught of resignations in key leadership positions, the latest 'Thrushy' to leave the nest, Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch,’ has unapologetically declared his intention, to sit with the the Opposition in the Virgin Islands’ (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

November 17th, 2018
This week we feature 'Young Professional' Jessi C. A. Wheatley

By Ron O. D’Avilar

A highly accomplished young woman on a mission to truly change the world around her, meet Ms Jessi C. A. Wheatley, our 'Young Professional,' this week.

November 17th, 2018
Virgin Islands' party politics

BY Dickson C. Igwe

In 20-years, the state of Virgin Islands (VI) politics has never seen the flux and flow it sees today.

November 16th, 2018
Fired Minister: If you are not with Gov’t, you are with the Opposition-Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There is a government and an opposition in all democracies and if you are not with the government, then you are with the opposition.

November 17th, 2018
Ms Millie Jaspert named First Ambassador for VI's Girl Guides

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Guides Association, has pinned Ms Millie Jaspert—the wife of the serving Governor, Augustus J. U Jaspert aka ‘Gus’— as the first Ambassador of the association, since 1936, when the ‘Girl Guide’ movement began in the Virgin Islands (VI), and would automatically become its President..

November 16th, 2018
NDP's 'corruption' threatens VI's stability-Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman and Leader of the Opposition Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie (R1), believes corruption and poor financial management by the National Democratic Party (NDP), has now muddied the Territory’s relations and negotiating powers with the United Kingdom (UK) and threatens the Virgin Island’s (VI) political stability, at its very core.

November 16th, 2018
New running track surface for A.O. Shirley Ground en route

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A new surface for the running track at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in Road Town, Tortola is expected to arrive into the Virgin Islands (VI) by Monday, November 19, 2018.

November 16th, 2018
Another 'Thrushy' flies out: Hon Turnbull leaves NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) continues to disintegrate with another 'thrushy' flying the Coop.

November 16th, 2018
No principles in spate of NDP resignations, fallout – Carvin Malone

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Businessman Carvin Malone, is questioning what principles lay behind the recent spate of resignations in the National Democratic Party (NDP), as they continue to haemorrhage their leadership and collapse from the inside.

November 16th, 2018
Labour Department Officers receive top commendations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Three employees from the Labour Department are the first public officers to be entered into the ‘Star Membership Club’ of the Public Service Customer Service Virtual Mailbox.

November 15th, 2018
Local Construction Company accuses Social Security Board of tender fraud

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is a war of words, letters and possible legal action over the awarding by the Social Security Board of the contract for the reconstruction of the Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary School in Road Town.

November 15th, 2018
No By-Elections! General Elections to be held by April 16, 2019—Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) will no longer be holding By-Election for the Fifth District, to fill the vacant seat left with the untimely death of Honourable Delores Lettsome-Christopher, but will instead go to General Elections by April 16, 2019.

November 15th, 2018
Hon Archibald C. Christian fired!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our newsroom from senior National Democratic Party (NDP), sources is that today Thursday, November 15, 2018, Junior Minister for Tourism, Honourable Archibald C. Christian(AL), has been fired by Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

November 15th, 2018
Precarious Parking

BEEF ISLAND, VI – Our roving cameras captured this SUV parked precariously over the guard rail to the side of the road at the steep turn at Trellis Bay, Beef Island, Virgin Islands (VI) last evening, November 14, 2018.

November 15th, 2018
Citizens of the VI have a right to election now—Claude O. Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For the sake of the people, the Territory should not have to suffer through stagnation and no representation because of a divided and dysfunctional National Democratic Party (NDP) government, beyond March/April of 2019 and there needs to be General Elections at the earliest.

November 15th, 2018
Plans for Norman Island transformation taking shape

NORMAN ISLAND, VI - Plans which would see Norman Island in the Virgin Islands (VI), transformed from an island with merely two small beach front restaurants to having a full-fledged resort is beginning to take shape.

November 15th, 2018
Job fair to fill vacant positions at Oil Nut Bay

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda - Job seekers are being urged to take advantage of a job fair to be hosted by the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) through the Labour Department and the management of Oil Nut Bay.

November 14th, 2018
Rush Hour smash up @ Wickhams Cay Roundabout

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At around 4:20 PM this evening, Tuesday, November 14, 2018, traffic came to a crawl after two SUVs collided.

November 14th, 2018
Hotter than July’s Donnar Henry Jr sweeps SCBBC awards

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – The Sea Cow's Bay Basketball Club's (SCBBC) District 3 Youth League games concluded on Sunday November 11, 2018, when ‘Hotter than July’ trounced ‘Blue Brothers’ to take the win, after which the award ceremony saw the winning team’s Donnar Henry Jr sweeping the accolade and being awarded for the most points, best guard and most three points.

November 14th, 2018
Mastermind behind cocaine trafficking gets 23 years in jail

VI CONSORTIUM

KNIGHT’S BAY, St. Croix, USVI — District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis, on November 13, 2018, sentenced Sergio Quinones-Davila, age 44, of Orlando, Florida, to 276 months (23 yrs) in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

November 14th, 2018
NDP resignations vindicates Opposition Leader no confidence motion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The recent plethora of resignations from the National Democratic Party (NDP) has vindicated the call by Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), when he sought to move a motion of no-confidence against the ruling NDP administration.

November 14th, 2018
Weather woes continue: Flash Flood warning in effect today, November 14, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being put on alert that a flash flood warning is in effect until 2:00 PM today, November, 14, 2018.

November 14th, 2018
Fire razes Brandywine Bay Bar, several vehicles burnt

BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI – A fire of unknown origin last evening, November 13, 2018, destroyed a bar, Nolly's, completely gutting the building and and a garage with several vehicles in close proximity.

November 13th, 2018
VIP Honours Stalwarts, Rising Stars at Gala Affair to celebrate 47th Anniversary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will celebrate its 47th Anniversary with a Gala event, on November 17, 2018, at the Save The Seed Energy Center.

November 13th, 2018
UPDATE: By-Election date changed to January 7, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our newsroom from senior National Democratic Party (both wings) Members is that the By-Election date, has been re-scheduled from January 14, 2019, as was first reported by our newsroom and will now take place on January 7, 2019.

November 14th, 2018
BVI Services gets new bus to transport clients

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Services is the recipient of a new bus to transport clients with special needs.

November 13th, 2018
Angela Burnett Penn takes ‘Irma Diaries’ to schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Irma Diaries author, Ms Angela Burnett Penn, today November 13, 2018, donated over 250 copies of her book to schools across the Territory, as part of her ‘Read to Heal School Programme.’

November 13th, 2018
Hon Archibald C. Christian quits NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Another bombshell announcement has rocked the National Democratic Party (NDP), this time with the resignation of its Treasurer and Founding Member, Honourable Archibald C. Christian (AL).

November 13th, 2018
Local Journalist wins Pop-up school North Sound Pitch

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI - Popular journalist Ms Cathy O. Richards, of JTV (JAHPHIX TELEVISION) was judge top Pitcher of the Saira Hospitality Pop Up School’s North Sound Pitch, when she delivered an emotional presentation on Saturday November, 10, 2018, last and spoke to the issues of child abuse and child neglect, a sore issue in the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 13th, 2018
NDP Vice President Michael A. Turnbull resigns from party with immediate effect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) continues to hemorrhage its leadership, the latest being with the resignation of the party’s Vice President, Dr Michael A. Turnbull.

November 12th, 2018
UPDATE: Massive Atlantic storm increases intensity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) continues to monitor a massive weather system—Tropical Disturbance One—which now has a 50 per cent chance of development in the next 48 hours and is forecast to pass near or north of the Virgin Islands (VI) late Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

November 13th, 2018
Lunch and Learn: A financial literacy discussion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A better quality of life is possible with the right knowledge of money and finances, the premise for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Financial Education Network (FEN), geared towards helping women improve their financial savvy to be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

November 12th, 2018
REALITY CHECK!

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

It was September 6, 2017, when the VI was shaken by the single most profound incident in our history. Many thought it was a bad thing, but now that the fog has settled, we can soberly reflect in a state of sobriety, and perhaps be very grateful that we have had such a remarkable state of awakening.

November 12th, 2018
HoA to meet Nov 15, 2018; Tributes will be paid to late Delores Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) or Parliament will meet again on Thursday November 15, 2018.

November 12th, 2018
Hotter than July edges Blue Brothers to secure SCBBC 2018 title

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Hotter than July emerged the winners on Sunday, November 11, 2018 beating out Blue Brothers by five points to win the Sea Cow's Bay Basketball Club's (SCBBC) District 3 Youth League games.



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