ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Founder of Meridian Construction Company Mr Percey Rhoden has given the assurance that the greater part of the labour force for phase one of the controversial Cruise Pier Development Project will comprise locals.
WICKHAM’S CAY, Tortola, VI – The Moorings Mariner Inn Hall was filled to its capacity last night April 22, 2014 with persons from across the wide spans of the Territory all 'dressed up' as they joined the St. George’s School – Primary Division Fund Raising Committee in honouring six churches for their investment in the education system.
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Bishop John I. Cline revealed to Virgin Islands News Online today, April 23, 2014 that his store, Atlantis Solar was robbed sometime overnight but has expressed confidence that the perpetrator will soon be caught after making off with $5,000 worth of specific lighting products.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Contrary to reports in some sections of the media Director of the BVI Tourist Board Ms Sharon Flax-Mars has confirmed with Virgin Islands News Online that the Virgin Islands (VI) waiver has been granted for four bands to performed at the St Thomas Carnival BVI Night this Sunday April 27, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Testifying before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Vincent V. O’Neal made some serious allegations over instructions given to him to pay out $3 Million of the Ports Authority funds for piles for a Cruise Ship Project that was not yet approved by the Authority's Board or the Government of the Virgin Islands.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – They came into being in the era of ‘Jam band’, ‘Burning Flames’ and ‘17plus’. They had a short term with Ecstasy with which they went head-to-head with them in big jams not just in the BVI but also on the international scene, something that is very fresh in the head of the man called ‘Chick Daddy’.
GREENLAND, Tortola, VI - Grenada defeated defending champions St. Vincent & the Grenadines by four wickets in week 4 of the Super Six stage of the 2014 Digicel Twenty/20 Cricket Tournament on Sunday, April 20, 2014 while the Cavaliers thrashed Jamrock.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One woman is now in serious condition following an accident earlier today, April 22, 2014 in the vicinity of Joe’s Hill.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John is now set to rule on whether a trial will go ahead against accused men, Mustafa Claxton, 28, and Charles Plaza, 43, after a psychiatrist testified on the competence of the Virtual Complainant (VC) today, April 22, 2014.
SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – As the organizers of the annual sport fishing tournament in Virgin Gorda plug efforts into the involvement of youths in the fishing industry, they continue to honour the efforts of those who do participate.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a move that has surprised many knowing the political nature of the matter notwithstanding the legal class had long expected it, the Attorney General’s Chambers has discontinued its Appeal against the former Esteemed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works Julian Willock.
SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – Led by this year’s Festival Honoree, Ms Grace Vanterpool, a kaleidoscope of colourful troupes wound their way along the streets of Spanish Town for the annual Virgin Gorda (VG) Easter Monday Festival Parade yesterday, April 21, 2014.
By Alred C Frett
Blood, Sweat & Tears cannot differentiate between Black & White:
Merely 50-years ago the Blood, Sweat & Tears of great Men finally produced a Positive Step in their Dreams & Struggle for Freedom & Equality when white President Johnson legalized Civil & Voting Rights of Black Americans… Only two years earlier Barack Obama was born in the crosshairs of Segregation & Racism to a Black Father & White Mother within the United States.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chefs Davide Pugliese of Wali Nikiti House on Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands and Cathy Whims of Nostrana in Portland, Oregon have teamed up for the first time to present Trippa alla Fiorentina at the annual, fund raising Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch in Wilmington, DE on Sunday, April 27.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – When the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee decided to change the customary route of the annual Rise & Shine tramp to start from the Virgin Gorda branch of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, they were answering a popular call.
GREENLAND, Tortola, VI – A blazing century delivered by Cavaliers’ number three batsman, Kwesi Sinclair, ensured victory over team Jamaica in the latest round of the Digicel T20 Cricket tournament at the Greenland recreation ground yesterday, April 20, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Saint Martin Football Association U13 Boys Tournament concluded on Sunday April 20, 2014 at the Stade Alberic A. Richards, Saint Martin, the BVI Rockers went undefeated in their two remaining group matches, suffering the heartbreak of conceding a late, late equalizer against the Risk Takers from St Maarten in the last game to miss out on a semi final berth.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The large population of Grenadians living among the Virgin Gorda (VG) community, topped up by a significant number of Antiguans, together with the rich blend of ‘born here’ Virgin Islanders and others from various parts of the world provided the perfect opportunity for a real fete at the first international night at the Grace Vanterpool Festiville on Virgin Gorda on April 19, 2014.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - When Ms Grace Vanterpool cut the ribbon to signal the official opening of the Festiville that is named in her honour, she was not going to let the opportunity pass to get on the dance floor and her partner to do so was Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – VI Sprinter Nelda Huggins grabbed the Bronze Medal in the U18 100m at the 43rd Carifta Games in Fort de France, Martinique with a new Personal Best time of 11.64 seconds to finish behind Jamaican Simone Shaw and Janae Ambrose.
SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – Not even intermittent rain could stop the scores of residents from Virgin Gorda and its sister islands who turned out yesterday April 19, 2014 to enjoy the activities of the Fungi Fest and Food Fair held in the Spanish Town Market Square in Virgin Gorda.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton said that the National Health Insurance (NHI) system will need a start up financing from Government of between $15 million and $25 million.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the perceived successes of initiatives such as the most recent job and career fair held in the East End/Long Look community, commentator Edmund G. Maduro remains unconvinced that the current system in place is doing enough to lessen unemployment among the Territory’s youths.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today Glendon D. Lamothe aka NJAR has seen phase one of his big bag of dreams come through. He has successfully released his first mixed tape of music all of which he took time out to write. But the journey for him was not an easy one.
By Ron M. Henry
Undoubtedly no stranger to the limelight, our Young Professional of the Week remains on a high after being successful in capturing the crown of one of the most prestigious contests in the Virgin Islands – the Miss Virgin Gorda Pageant.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a move that shocked party faithfuls Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE in a letter dated today April 17, 2014 to the Secretary of the Party Mrs. Wandermae Malone has cancelled the National Congress to hold elections for the Executive Committee.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John roundly chastised property owner Corentz Richardson for continuing to break the law when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today, April 17, 2014.
EAST END, Tortola, VI – The combination of practicing healthy eating habits and a solid spiritual life is said to be the major factor lacking of most persons who turned up to benefit from a medical outreach programme being conducted across Tortola.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool today April 17, 2014 denounced the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Interim Report on the Ports Project as being devoid of facts to substantiate claims made therein.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Julio Sam Henry is of the view that the National Health Insurance (NHI) which was recently approved in the House of Assembly could not be any worse than current insurance providers in place in the Virgin Islands (VI).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The defence took the opportunity to point out several inconsistencies in the testimony given by an eyewitness as the trial of two police officers accused of assault continued before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, April 16, 2014.
SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – Perry A. Lennard aka DJ Heavy Beatez says that he is not pleased with the process by which bands and Deejays are selected to benefit from contracts to provide musical entertainment services during the Easter Festival in Virgin Gorda.
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