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June 24th, 2016
Strong field for 2nd OECS C/ships in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Organisers are expecting some 150 visiting athletes and officials for the 2nd OECS Track and Field Championships scheduled for the Virgin Islands on July 2-3, 2016 at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

June 24th, 2016
PM Cameron out! UK out! In vote to leave EU

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a referendum that the world paid keen attention to on June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union, with the Leave campaign securing around 51.8 per cent of the vote.

June 23rd, 2016
Premier Smith mum on ALL investors for BVI Airways!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the months go by more and more information is being unearthed on the controversial deal where taxpayers forked out some $7M to subsidise a once defunct BVI Airways.

June 23rd, 2016
Sharks in; Fowls out? With Feral Animal Control Plan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Passionate about saving the sharks in the Virgin Islands, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) is not taking too kind to the large amount of wild fowls as well as cattle, dogs and cats in the territory, describing it as a “vexing problem facing the territory.”

June 23rd, 2016
Plaskett joins US House Democrats in protest against gun violence

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett joined with House Democrats on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2016 on the floor of the House chamber to demand that the Republican majority hold a vote on a gun-control measure before a weeklong recess for Independence Day.

June 23rd, 2016
Patsy C. Lake calling it quits after one year!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs Patsy C. Lake has made an early announcement at calling it quits after a year at the helm.

June 23rd, 2016
UK & Bermuda referendums today: Same-sex marriage & EU status!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The political and intellectual classes in the territory will have their eyes on two important votes today that could have direct implications on the Virgin Islands (VI).

June 24th, 2016
Flow takes inclusive approach to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

MIAMI, Florida, USA - In the spirit of the Olympic Games, Flow – the Official Broadcast Partner and Exclusive Telecommunications Partner of Rio 2016 Olympic Games –announced on June 17, 2016 that it will extend access of its broadcast rights to the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games to facilitate other providers throughout the Caribbean to air the event.

June 23rd, 2016
Another 'big' charter‎ company fined by HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As Her Majesty's Customs intensifies its operation to clamp down on charter sailing companies breaching the laws that govern the industry, another prominent charter company has been fined for non-compliance.

June 23rd, 2016
Dreams do come true! VI’s Ashley N. Kelly goes with the Flow

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Athlete Ashley N. Kelly was formally introduced as the latest Brand Ambassador for Flow, the telecommunications company that was formally known as LIME, on Wednesday July 22, 2016 at its corporate offices in Palestina.

June 22nd, 2016
NDP killed petty contract system! Educated fools?-Rajah A Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a scathing attack on both major political parties, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), former Second District candidate Rajah A. Smith has come out swinging.

June 22nd, 2016
VI women to get ‘unapologetically selfish’ for one weekend

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A bevy of mainly professional women last evening, June 21, 2016 converged at the J.R. O’Neal Botanical Garden in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola, where their deep yearning for some ‘me time’ were given a jump start as prospective attendees of the 2016 edition of the international renowned women’s retreat, “Restoration Weekend”.

June 22nd, 2016
Minimum wage increase to $8.35 takes effect in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As of yesterday, June 21, 2016, the minimum wage in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) rose from $7.25 to $8.35, thanks to a bill authored by Senator Jean Forde and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp in March.

June 22nd, 2016
‘Sixth Form was rushed’- Sharie B. Y. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Territorial At Large candidate in the 2015 snap election, Ms Sharie B. Y. de Castro has lent her voice to the controversy in the education system and the issue of the Sixth Form as proposed by the embattled Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn.

June 22nd, 2016
Patient did not die while ‘waiting’ for health care - Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BVI Health Services Authority, Bishop John I. Cline has blasted as “inaccurate”, reports by two online news sites that a woman died at Peebles Hospital while waiting for medical attention.

June 23rd, 2016
RVIPF renews appeal for info into ‘Snoopy’s disappearance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– While continuing to follow all lines of inquiry into the disappearance of Devern 'Snoopy’ Stanley, The Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) is renewing its appeal to the public for information that could help with its investigation.

June 22nd, 2016
‘I studied a lot, I went to God a lot’- Zoyia T. Ettienne

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Emerging as the top student at the BVI Seventh-day Adventist School with a perfect GPA at the 2016 School Leaving Examinations “kind of” took Zoyia T. Ettienne by surprise.

June 22nd, 2016
Olympic day activities celebrate countdown to Rio 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) will be celebrating its Annual Olympic Day event with activities hosted on Tortola and Virgin Gorda this coming Saturday, June 26, 2016.

June 21st, 2016
ESHS students get surprise treat from English Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was all about an attitude of gratitude when students of the Elmore Stoutt High School came in for a treat from the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Department of English, Literature and Theatre Arts.

June 21st, 2016
Charter company fined $95K for Customs & Immigration breaches- Wade Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Resulting from a strategic operation executed jointly by Her Majesty’s Customs and the Department of Immigration, a charter company was fine $95,000, having been found defaulting as it related to its compliances for operating charters in the territory.

June 21st, 2016
STT man arrested for threatening emails to US Judge, federal officer

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Thomas Troy Bitter, 36, made his initial appearance in a US District Court on Monday June 20, 2016 before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after his arrest on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) for using his e-mail account to send threatening communications, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

June 21st, 2016
HoA to meet June 23, 2016; Opposition to fire off questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just as was first and accurately reported on June 15, 2016 by this news site concerning the date for the next Sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA), the Government has confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s information.

June 21st, 2016
Sugar Boys 3-peat as Wendoll Williams Cup Champions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - An own goal conceded by the usually reliable Islanders’ goalkeeper, Monty Butler, handed the Sugar Boys the Wendoll Williams Cup for a third time in succession on Sunday June 19, 2016 on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

June 21st, 2016
SDA School achieves 100% passes; Perfect GPA for Val

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The BVI Seventh-day Adventist School’s tradition of excellence has continued this year as the institution once again recorded a 100% pass rate and all 27 students recorded Grade Ones at its School Leaving Exams.

June 20th, 2016
'The VIP has a lot to be blamed for'- Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a surprise statement sent out to the media today, June 20, 2016, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate in the June 8, 2015 general elections, Rajah A. Smith made no bones about his disappointment with his own party.

June 20th, 2016
VI Islander Devon Freeman shot dead in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man said to be from the Virgin Islands (VI) has met his death via gun violence in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

June 20th, 2016
‘Better late than never’- Son of horse racing honouree Jim Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola- “They never gave him anything when he was alive, but it’s better late than never so I am thankful to the VI Horse Owners Association,” commented McDonald Smith on receiving a plaque in honour of his late father and horse racing stalwart, Mr Jim Smith.

June 20th, 2016
Yadali Thomas-Santos heading to Caribbean pageant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On July 28, 2016 Yadali Thomas-Santos will be leaving the shores of the Virgin Islands in an ambassadorial position in the hope of bringing back the crown from the Miss FLOW Caribbean Culture Pageant in Nevis.

June 20th, 2016
Vehicles damaged in early morning accident in CGB

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Two vehicles are due for the workshop following an accident sometime around 1AM today, June 20, 2016 at Cane Garden Bay (CGB) on the main island of Tortola.

June 20th, 2016
Digicel COE closes for ‘summer’ with gala performance!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Football Association’s (BVIFA) Digicel Centre of Excellence went on ‘Summer Break’ on Saturday June 18, 2016, with a series of games and words of encouragement from President Mr Andy Bickerton.

June 19th, 2016
Carvin Malone is Lions’ President for 3rd time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Members, friends and family of the Lions Club of Tortola surrounded and cheered on Mr Carvin Malone when he was installed as the club president last night, June 18, 2016 at Maria's by the Sea.

June 19th, 2016
UPDATE: Merlin Ceasor died from blunt force trauma - Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Police Prosecutor in the manslaughter case against Luis McKelly said Merlin Ceasor, whose body was found in Wickham’s Cay on Saturday June 4, 2016, died of injuries to the head caused by blunt force trauma.

June 19th, 2016
Harrigan-Scott takes sprint double in Belgium

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 2006 and 2010 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games 100m champion, Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott opted out of the AP Invitational in Guyana yesterday, June 18, 2016 to compete in Nivelles, Belgium where she took a sprint double.

June 18th, 2016
Expectations high for 2016 festival pageants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As residents gear up for Emancipation Festival 2016, many anticipate a high level of performance from especially contestants of the various pageants being organised for this year’s celebration.

June 18th, 2016
Stolen vehicle recovered crashed @ Hope Hill

HOPE HILL, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that a stolen vehicle was recovered crashed at Hope Hill, on the main island of Tortola early yesterday, June 17, 2016.

June 18th, 2016
Gov't vehicle crashes near Manuel Reef

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- An accident around 8:30am today, June 18, 2016 resulted in damages to a government registered vehicle.

June 18th, 2016
USVI Gov Mapp removes Presiding Judge Dunston

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERICKSTED, St Croix, USVI - USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Friday June 17, 2016 announced the appointment of Judge Harold A. Willocks to serve as presiding judge of the Superior Court of the US Virgin Islands. Judge Willocks will replace current Presiding Judge Michael C. Dunston.

June 18th, 2016
Academic Olympics fun guaranteed @ WTR Summer Camp 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Write To Read (WTR), an educational initiative spearheaded by sisters and educators Sharie B. de Castro and Sharia B. de Castro guarantees a unique opportunity of learning, creativity and fun this summer.

June 17th, 2016
Drivers taken to hospital following collision @ Hodge's Creek

HODGE'S CREEK, Tortola, VI- The drivers of two vehicles were taken to hospital by ambulance following a collision in the vicinity of Hodge's Creek earlier today, June 17, 2016.

June 17th, 2016
South African Nicole Prinsloo facing theft, false accounting charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A white South African woman was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 when she appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo today June 17, 2016.

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