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February 20th, 2019
“I cannot speak for Dr Smith’s Gov’t” - Walwyn on increment payments

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI - After sparking outrage over the promise of paying Civil Servant increments on March 15, 2019—on condition of being elected—embattled National Democratic Party Chairman (NDP 1) Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is defending his position on the matter noting that the money is coming because the Virgin Islands (VI) had an 'exceptional year'.

February 20th, 2019
Legacy Auto Sales brings Continental Tires to VI

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Tortola based Legacy Auto Sales is introducing a new line of tires to the people of the Virgin Islands, one that is assured to last 2 to 3 times longer and is much tougher than economy brands, in addition to having far less road noise and superior traction.

February 20th, 2019
"Stick with Mitch” under PVIM - worried Turnbull tells D2

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka 'Mitch' now with the Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) led Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM -NDP 2) is urging his district two followers and supporters to not deviate to another district candidate, rather stick with him under the PVIM banner.

February 19th, 2019
Gov’t depts on VG abandoned & forgotten; WSD a good example!

HANDSOME BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - It is well known that the Sister Islands are treated badly and for the most part, ignored by the Tortola based Government of the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 19th, 2019
'Final Thrushy flies out!’ Premier Smith says goodbye

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr. the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) will forever be remembered as one of the best medical doctors in the Territory and the region, helping countless residents, delivering babies and saving many lives.

February 19th, 2019
TB Lettsome Airport is closed; Malfunctioning generator blamed

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Sometime before 12:00 Noon today, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the power went out at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

February 19th, 2019
VIP to launch Manifesto today Feb 19, 2019 in D4

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP), the only party that has a full slate of 13 candidates to contest the 2019 polls, will this evening Tuesday, February 19, 2019, launch its political manifesto.

February 19th, 2019
RVIPF reviving Police Week Celebrations for 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reviving its Police Week celebrations this year, 2019, as it opens the way for engagement with members of the public on a social level.

February 19th, 2019
'NDP has history of doing this' - Julio S. Henry on political memes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social commentator Julio S. Henry is adding his voice to the conversation surrounding the use of malicious social media memes in the 2019 Virgin Islands (VI) elections season, that viciously attack political candidates and their family members in a bid to gain political mileage.

February 19th, 2019
"A major setback" - Walwyn warns against coalition gov’t

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Embattled Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1), Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is warning against the prospects of a collation government in the Virgin Islands (VI), noting that a coalition will not work and would be a major setback to the territory.

February 18th, 2019
“They are one & the same” – Hon Fraser rains fire on NDP & VIP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of Progressives United (PU), Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) is once again lashing out at the Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) government over its poor management of the territory across the last eight years of rule.

February 18th, 2019
St. Vincent takes BVICF Election Classic Title

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hot on the heels of the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands, (VI) the BVI Cycling Federation (BVICF) held its 2019 Election Classic bicycle race last Saturday, February 17, 2019.

February 18th, 2019
USVI stays on EU blacklist; Territory says not worried

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. JOHN, USVI — The European Commission has kept the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on its list of blacklisted nations as of 2019, deeming the US territory a tax haven.

February 18th, 2019
Evangelist Bridget Blucher declares VIP election win

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Christians and other supporters in the Virgin Islands were not disappointed when the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) staged its Elections 2019 Gospel Fest lest evening Sunday, February 17, 2019, to a packed crowd in Road Town, Tortola.

February 18th, 2019
Walwyn promises Civil Servant increments if NDP is elected

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Civil Servants can look forward to receiving their long overdue increment monies no later than March 15, 2019, an assurance given by the National Democratic Party (NDP) leader Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

February 17th, 2019
‘Miller’ laid to rest; given last boat ride

WEST END, Tortola, VI - In some circles, his name was well known for various reasons. It was yesterday Saturday, February 16, 2019, that Francis J. Moulon aka ‘Miller’ was laid to rest after a brief hospitalisation.

February 17th, 2019
Hons Fahie & Walwyn condemns ‘nasty campaign’ in 2019 elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 2019 Election campaign has started to become nasty. Last week, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) condemned a social media ‘meme’ that made reference to the wife of National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Chairman, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

February 17th, 2019
Renaming TPP had no political intent - Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In calling for and executing the renaming of the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) to the ‘Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park’ on Friday, February 15, 2019, subject Minister Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) says his actions had absolutely no political motives even as the February 25, 2019, elections day in the Virgin Islands (VI) approaches.

February 16th, 2019
'The time for youths is now' – VIP’s Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the politics of the 2019 elections season winds down, the Virgin Island Party’s (VIP) youth rally was revitalised with music and energy last evening, February 15, 2019, to packed crowds in the Waterfront Drive area of Road Town on the main island of Tortola.

February 17th, 2019
VIP staging Gospel Fete tonight, Feb 17, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the 2019 election campaigns winds down in the Virgin Islands (VI), the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is not cooling off just yet, the group this time is staging yet another massive event at enticing voters and entertaining the masses ahead of the February polls.

February 16th, 2019
Election Horse Races cancelled, next race day, March 3, 2019

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Many residents, political aspirants and incumbents were gearing up for socialising ahead of the 2019 Elections Day at the proposed Sunday, February 17, 2019, race day at Ellis Thomas Downs, on Tortola.

February 16th, 2019
TPP renamed, 'Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Twelve years after his death, some forty years after bringing cruise tourism to the Virgin Islands (VI) and three years after the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government spent almost $83 million to expand the Tortola Pier Park (TPP), the late Cyril B. Romney now has his name affixed to the project after an official ceremony yesterday, February 15, 2019.

February 16th, 2019
PHOTO of The Day: 'Can we survive another NDP Term?'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The skyline in Road Town took on a new look earlier this week as a new political poster emerged in the city.

February 15th, 2019
NDP launches its Elections Manifesto 2019

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Ten days before the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), the Hon Myron V. Walywn (AL) led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) has launched its Manifesto 2019.

February 15th, 2019
The Boys Service Station draws Valentine’s promotion winners

SEA COW'S BAY, Tortola, VI - The Boys Service Station held its ‘Valentine’s Day Giveaway’ raffle drawing, yesterday, February 14, 2019.

February 15th, 2019
Finally, Lorna G. Smith is Out! Steps down from BVI Finance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After some three years plus and many promises to retire, Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE, has now stepped down as Executive Director of the BVI Finance.

February 15th, 2019
“It’s a challenge” – Hon Walwyn on leading NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Embattled Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP1), Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) says since taking up the leadership of the party, it has been a challenging role since now, he has to move the party into the new generation, given its 20-year existence.

February 15th, 2019
PVIM candidates not interested in positions of power – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – With the Thursday, February 14, 2019, Nomination Day in the Virgin Islands (VI) behind us, political parties in their bid for power, are moving full speed ahead to polling day starting with advance polling on February 21, 2019, then General Elections on February 25, 2019.

February 16th, 2019
The Virgin islands February 2019 General Elections and Brexit

By Dickson C. Igwe

OK. As Election Day approaches this Virgin Islands Resident pleads with the voting and nonvoting public to exercise patience, civility, and cordiality, throughout the whole electoral process, leading to voting on February 25, 2019.

February 15th, 2019
Body Surfaces near Cruz Bay Harbor USVI; Police investigating

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. JOHN, USVI — The body of a black male individual was found floating in the Cruz Bay Harbor near the Customs dock in the Unites States Virgin Island (USVI) Thursday morning, February 14, 2019.

February 14th, 2019
UPDATE: 41 candidates to contest 2019 Elections, VIP only party with full 13

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Supervisor of Election, Juliette Penn has confirmed that at the closed of Nomination Day, Today Thursday, February 14, 2019, a total of 41 candidates will be contesting the upcoming February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 15th, 2019
Political Parties reminded of Code of Conduct

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer Jr. is reminding political candidates and their supporters of the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates governing general elections.

February 14th, 2019
Pastor Skelton-Cline takes leave after NLBC distances itself from him!

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - In an unprecedented move, the Board of Trustees of the New Life Baptiste Church (NLBC) in Duffs Bottom on the main Island of Tortola has publicly embarrassed their assistant/associate, Pastor Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

February 14th, 2019
No apologies from Skelton-Cline & Wheatley to Dr. O’Neal!

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI - Candidate for district nine with the National Democratic Party 1 (NDP1), Dr the Hon Hubert R. O’Neal who two days ago demanded apologies from both Claude O. Skelton-Cline and Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ninth district candidate, Mr Vincent O. Wheatley did not receive any and may have to meet them in court.

February 14th, 2019
Dr Titley-O'Neal throws full support behind VIP’s Wheatley

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Amidst high controversy, Dr Cassander P. Titley-O'Neal, the niece of National Democratic Party’s (NDP 1) Candidate for the Ninth District, Dr Hubert R. O’Neal, is throwing her full support behind Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) Vincent O. Wheatley as they contest to represent the district after the February 25, 2019 polls in the Virgin Islands.

February 14th, 2019
'I have every confidence, I am fit to lead' - R. Dancia Penn-Sallah

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken former Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands, R. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC/OBE, now an independent At-Large Candidate contesting the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), says she welcomes the development that more women are entering politics.

February 15th, 2019
$2,500 grand prize helps CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Competition Winner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tortola resident, Mrs Fayola Douglas-Browne was ecstatic when she received the call from a CIBC FirstCaribbean representative to advise her that she was the winner of the $2,500 grand prize of the bank’s “All I want for Christmas” promotional campaign.

February 15th, 2019
And the truth shall set you free!

By Sandra P. Hodge

There’s a Bible verse that I often use to remind myself whenever I find myself doubting the things I want to believe: “Without faith, it is impossible to please [God], for he who comes to God must believe that He is…” (Hebrews 11:6)

February 14th, 2019
TPP to be renamed in honour of Cyril B. Romney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands main Cruise Pier Port facility will now be named the 'Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park' in honour of the late former Chief Minister who can be credited for bringing the cruise tourism industry alive in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 14th, 2019
PHOTO of The Day: Virgin Gorda gets election asphalt

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - It’s starting to look a lot like a few days before the Virgin Islands (VI) General elections. First, it was Tortola, now it’s Virgin Gorda’s turn.

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