ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Hosts St Martin defeated the British Virgin Islands in straight sets to at least walk away with a little pride left from the ECVA Junior Female Championship on Sunday July 26, 2015 in a tournament that did not offer much success for either team.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – J’wa Emone Charlery known as ‘Balla’ was today July 29, 2015 deported to the United States after the date for his local charges – including illegal entry and unlawful possession of gun and ammunition charges – were deferred indefinitely allowing for a Deportation Order to be effected.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online had reported on July 23, 2015 that eight-time VI Road March champions Showtime Band was uncertain for this year’s Road March and can now confirm that the popular band will not feature in this year’s competition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Joe Omorodion has declared that promoting democracy is essential to each of the states in the association and urged countries to share their unique ways of fostering it.
DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Amid criticisms that basketball in the Virgin Islands seems to be on the decline with the cancellations of various tournaments last year, as well as the cancellation of the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) 2015 League in April, Vice-President of the BVIBF Keith ‘88’ Malone is adamant that the sport is far from dying.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today she shuffles around in pain from injuries sustained after twice being struck down on the road by a vehicle. And with old age also adding to her burden, she is indeed a far cry from the energetic and passionate police officer she once was. This is Mrs Eileene L. Baronville, the woman who holds the distinction of being the first female police officer in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has hailed the selection of VI royalty Mrs Patsy C. Lake as this year’s Festival honouree for her contribution to the annual event over so many years and her involvement in several other important areas.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District, Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal has disclosed that he made the decision to contest the Ninth District seat way before he had any inkling that Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, to whom he had lost four consecutive elections, was not going to run.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “It’s no Gimmick,” confirmed Third District Representative and Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA when season three of the Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League was officially launched on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This year's honouree for Festival 2015 Mrs Patsy C. Lake has called on the government of the Virgin Islands to give Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith his "flowers" while he is around to appreciate them by naming the new Peebles Hospital after him.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A year after his extradition from the United States and subsequent incarceration, the trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa is yet to get started as there was another delay to its commencement in the just concluded May criminal assizes.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a soca throw down last night July 27, 2015 at the Patsy Lake Festiville when soca mega stars out of the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Faye Ann Lyons and her husband and musical partner Bunji Garlin lit a fire under the feet of the hundreds in attendance and had persons gyrating.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes that Parliaments in the region have been oftentimes stuck behind politics and that the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association needs to be more vocal on this.
WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) made a case for the preservation of the nuclear family in the face of forces seemingly seeking to displace this with something else to the detriment of the society.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The High Court of the Virgin Islands wrapped up its law year yesterday, July 24, 2015 and reported that some 25 matters were brought to the court and 10 of those were completed for the last criminal assizes which began in May.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The recent summoning of media houses by the High Court has been blasted by Senior Queen Counsel and former Attorney General R. Dancia Penn QC, OBE who labelled it as a breach of natural justice.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many persons in the Virgin Islands (VI) may not have taken note that for the first time in the history of the VI a child of a former elected politician was elected to a seat in the VI Parliament. After years of many trying to run, it happened this year following the June 8, 2015 general elections.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Brother of the Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), Earl Fraser was fined $250 and made to pay for damages of $1,275 after having been found guilty of driving without due care and attention resulting in an accident in 2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As a fitting way of starting this week of Festival activities, Gospel Fest 2015 got underway at the Patsy Lake Festiville in Road Town last evening July 26, 2015 and saw an all-local line up of Gospel performers who all delivered.
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- It is a fact that pageantry on a whole allows contestants to develop and improve on many areas of their own personal lives, including self esteem, communication skills, general knowledge, and even learning to walk with high heels as in the case of newly crowned Miss Jr BVI 2015 Kiarah Moolenaar.
BEEF ISLAND, VI- Road racing athletes Reuben J.A. Stoby and Rosmond Johnson have added the Ceres Juices 10K Series titles to their recent Blenheim Trust 5K titles after winning race three, the Beef Island Breeze, of the 10K series on Beef Island on Saturday July 25, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Four men have been charged with possession of cocaine following Wednesday night’s July 22, 2015 bust off Virgin Gorda, a story first reported by Virgin Islands News Online. The men were denied bail when they appeared in the Magistrate's Court on July 24, 2015.
Hating ourselves enough to hurt ourselves:
If one didn’t know better they could easily think all the Noise Makers are innocent and justified in making a Racket about NHIS and other Complaints but these Problems are not new and no alternate solutions were offered by opposing Candidates… Thus, if this Snap Election was to create a Population of ‘Walking Dead’ who would be seen and not heard, it partially succeeded.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A 60 year old ‘hot blooded’ man was given 20 months to cool off after he admitted to trying to get into a woman's house, not to steal anything but to have sex with her.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Claudius Bailey, a St. Vincent National residing in the Virgin Islands, was yesterday July 23, 2015 sentenced to a term of 24 months imprisonment for common assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend over the head with a cricket bat.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– For internationally recognised clothing designer Kristen C. Frazer, participating in the 7th Annual Summer Sizzle BVI 2015 on Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex will be nothing new as she has been supporting the event almost every year. Nevertheless, this will be a special occasion for her because she will be teaming up on the runway with another internationally recognised shoe designer and fellow VIslander- Stella Maze.
CAPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Football Association’s (BVIFA) first Summer Soccer Camp of the year concludes today, Friday July 24, 2015, with dozens of young players, both boys and girls, to be put through their paces by the English coaches Jordan Johnson, Charlene Chapman, Ben Chapman and Nicola Doig, all under the watchful eyes of FA Technical Director, Kate Rowson.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Principal Magistrate Tamia N. Richards went to town on attorney at law Patrick Thompson today July 23, 2015 when she discovered that he was the reason that Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge – found guilty of conspiracy to import narcotics – was absent from her sentencing hearing.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online accurately reported last evening, July 22, 2015 of a police operation at the marine base in Road Reef and has since been informed that two vessels were intercepted and suspected drugs seized off Virgin Gorda in the operation that involved the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and US Coast Guard.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the start date for the commencement of the Emancipation Festival activities draws closer, there is a flurry of activities at the Festival Grounds in Road Town where the Patsy Lake Festiville is being set up.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The summoning of media houses by the High Court has raised questions whether the move is a further attempt by Government to crack down on press freedom in the Virgin Islands.
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