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July 29th, 2014
UPDATE: Muslim peace march sees massive & diverse turnout

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Muslim Community of the Virgin Islands had massive support today July 29, 2014 from persons of all races, colours, creeds and religious persuasions as together they walked the streets of Road Town, Tortola calling for world peace.

July 29th, 2014
Hon Myron V. Walwyn wants PAC cruise pier report withdrawn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn called for the Final Report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the cruise pier project to be withdrawn because of the procedural failures and the factual inaccuracies.

July 29th, 2014
UPDATE: Hon Fahie renews call for DFS Gaskin to be disciplined

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Hon Andrew A. Fahie is of the belief that actions of Deputy Financial Secretary (DFS) Wendell M. Gaskin warrant strong disciplinary action not only for his misrepresentation of facts in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) but also for displaying behaviour unbecoming of the office he holds.

July 29th, 2014
No knives & guns @ Festival – Honouree Iris Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Amidst very brief remarks by the political leaders at last night’s official opening ceremony for the 60th Festival celebrations, Honouree of the Road Town Festiville Ms. Iris Freeman had a very straight appeal to persons who were going to be in attendance throughout.

July 29th, 2014
UPDATE: LIME sets record straight on $5k 1st draw

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Sean's eyes were closed when he pulled the name and he actually grabbed two pieces of paper and her paper was the one he held on to,” said Kareem-Nelson Hull LIME Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications as he set the record straight amidst public concerns raised regarding the first $5k draw on Friday July 25, 2014.

July 29th, 2014
Morale boosting win for Girls ahead of CONCACAF competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Last Saturday, July 25, 2014 the BVI Football Association welcomed the U15 Girls and U14 Boys teams from the St Thomas-based Laraza F.C. for a one day Football Festival on the A.O. Shirley Ground.

July 28th, 2014
First District B/ball camp successfully concludes

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI - The Annual First District Basketball Camp which was sponsored by Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, the First District Committee, among other sponsors, and which began on July 14, 2014, ended as a success on Saturday July 26, 2014.

July 28th, 2014
Hon Maduro-Caines dismisses PAC evidence on cruise pier project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Sixth District Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines declared her non-support for the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) final report on the cruise pier project, saying that it lacks evidence despite testimonies from present and former Ports Authority officials and other public servants who testified before the PAC earlier this year.

July 28th, 2014
Tichina Penn is Miss Jr. BVI

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Tichina Penn, 23 years old, was last night crowned the first Miss Jr BVI when she breezed through the competition taking seven of nine prizes apart from the crown in a keenly contested pageant held at the Eileen Parson’s Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Paraquita Bay, Tortola.

July 28th, 2014
‘We celebrate him even in death’ – Ms Vilna M. Fahie

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Yesterday July 27, 2014 as widower Ms Vilna M. Fahie and her four children sat around their breakfast table and with an empty chair at one end they lit a golden candle which burned throughout the day.

July 28th, 2014
VIslander Nelda Huggins advances to IAAF World Jr Semis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Nelda Huggins became the second Virgin Islands female athlete to advance to the semifinal of an IAAF World Jr. Championships sprint event in the Territory’s history, when she reached the 200m semifinal on Thursday July 24, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon.

July 27th, 2014
Brilliant colours & exquisite designs @ Summer Sizzle runway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The runway of the 2014 edition of BVI Summer Sizzle was exquisite in all ways with some of the hottest fashion and designs ever seen.

July 27th, 2014
Kudos dads! – BVIF&FCC Marvin MB Blyden salutes dads

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When given the chance to briefly say a few words to parents, children and Rotary family present at the Rotary Club of Road Town's Kiddies Fiesta, Chairman of the BVI Festivals and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) Mr Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden acknowledged the massive turnout of fathers at the event.

July 27th, 2014
Legs, Fearless sweep ‘Short & Sweet’ League C/chips

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Both Fearless and the Legs duly completed Championship Series sweeps in the BVI Basketball Federation's “Short and Sweet, Back on our Feet” tournament conclusion on Saturday July 26, 2014, in the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

July 26th, 2014
Anticipation high for Aug. 5 races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – With attractive purses on offer, anticipation is high for the big August Tuesday race meet to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs Sea Cows’ Bay come August 5, 2014 which will feature nine races.

July 26th, 2014
The story of Nottingham Estate is the story of the VI – Hon Penn

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “The people of Nottingham have a legacy to be proud of, a legacy of a proud and resilient people, a legacy of strength and determination,” so declared Representative of the 8th District Honourable Marlon A. Penn as he delivered remarks at the East End/Long Look Festival of Culture and Praise.

July 30th, 2014
Saving Ourselves From Another New World Order

By Alred C. Frett

The Power of Hypocrisy is the Soul of every New World Order:
It is crucial to respect Facts before nurturing our Children on ‘mistruths’… Less than 50 years ago we were still Victims of legal Segregation, Discrimination & Apartheid but Today we are anxious to spend time, money & effort in celebrating a Phantom of Emancipation where we become over Intoxicated, Vulgar & Rambunctious without reality of the Freedom that eludes us.

July 26th, 2014
‎B'More takes Tino's Groovy Crown!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Newcomer B'More took the Crown for the Groovy segment of the Soca competition with ease and comfort last night July 25, 2014 while Tino being dethroned ensured that he took home a Crown and did it in the Power segment.

July 26th, 2014
Fearless, Legs make winning start to best of 3 playoffs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Both Fearless and the Legs made winning starts to the best of three Championship series in the Back on our Feet, Short and Sweet Basketball League on Friday July 25, 2014, at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex (MPSC).

July 25th, 2014
Hon Marlon A. Penn denounces PAC cruise pier report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Eighth District and member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) from the Government side Hon Marlon A. Penn on Wednesday July 23, 2014 denounced the PAC’s final report on the cruise pier project.

July 25th, 2014
Nevin Brathwaite seriously hurt after motorcycle accident

HODGES CREEK, Tortola, VI - Close relatives of Mr Nevin Brathwaite of Hodges Creek have confirmed that he is currently receiving urgent medical attention overseas following his involvement in an accident yesterday afternoon July 24, 2014.

July 25th, 2014
Long Look Community to Pay Homage to Fore-Parents

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “Now is the ideal time for children and adults who are not aware of the rich cultural heritage and history surrounding Long Look, to come out and learn all they can, so that when they claim to be celebrating freedom from slavery, they will know exactly what that celebration entails,” said East End/Long Look Festival Committee Chairperson Ms Sandra Potter-Warrican.

July 25th, 2014
Summer Sizzle hailed as Festival ‘Kick starter’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The halls of Maria’s by the Sea were filled to capacity last night July 24, 2014 as patrons, fashion designers, models, sponsors, overseas visitors and the media created a real cultural blend for the official Welcome Culture & Style Party which has been hailed as a Festival ‘Kick starter’.

July 25th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tonya S. Vanterpool

By Nikolai J. Earle

Meet our Young Professional for this week – the bright, ambitious yet humble Tonya S. Vanterpool whose goal is to become a certified accountant and work at the highest tier possible and who also hopes to make a difference in her community by volunteering her time and energy to ensure young people are prepared for life academically and professionally.

July 25th, 2014
Legs leave it late but march into Finals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Basketball Federation’s Short and Sweet, Back on our Feet League Championship Games are all set after the Legs beat Just Be You Kings, 99-98, in Game 3 of their Play Off on Thursday July 24, 2014 in the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

July 24th, 2014
Surprise! Oscar nom. actress Taraji P. Henson for Summer Sizzle launch tonight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the coordinator of the BVI 2014 edition of the Summer Sizzle previously spoke with Virgin Islands News Online he said that come the launch this evening July 24, 2014 he was going to have a surprise for patrons.

July 24th, 2014
NLBC to host ‘Ole Skool’ party tomorrow night

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) will join the rest of the Territory in marking the 60th anniversary of Festival by hosting an ‘Ole Skool’ event on the second floor of the Save the Seed Energy Centre basketball court building, Duff’s Bottom, tomorrow evening July 25, 2014.

July 24th, 2014
Ex PS Clyde Lettsome refused interview over Greenhouse - Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Virgin Islands populace is consumed by the Auditor General Report on the Cruise Pier Development Project that uncovered corruption, conflict of interest and that no one was looking out for the interest of the taxpayers, another report, despite given little attention or ‘ink’ has been made public.

July 24th, 2014
UPDATE: Nanny Cay expansion gets started in September

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI - “What this says is that we are renewing our confidence in the BVI as a destination. It’s a very substantial investment for us. We have great faith in the BVI for the future and I hope that I continue to be a property owner here for many years to come” said Chairman and Principal Shareholder of Nanny Cay Mr Cameron McColl.

July 24th, 2014
Hon Walwyn again attacks online media sites!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Known for his hostility towards online media sites, Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn again launched a scathing attack on the free press, making disparaging comments in the House of Assembly while contributing to the debate on the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) final report on the cruise pier project.

July 26th, 2014
Companies that treat their staff like dung

By Dickson Igwe

One epiphany this Old Boy Journalist has had over the months is this one. The Virgin Islands telecoms industry is the perfect model of WHAT NOT TO DO IN PEOPLE MANAGEMENT. Linked with that assertion is another thing: Jack Customer should never expect better from a business that treats its staff poorly.

July 25th, 2014
Digicel Announces Sponsorship of Road Town Festival Village

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel today announced that it is the Exclusive Telecommunications Sponsor of the Road Town Festival Village, which is scheduled to kick off festivities on Sunday, July 27, and will continue until Saturday, August 9, 2014.

July 24th, 2014
Stadium ground breaking ceremony – Govt. duty or political campaign meeting?

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Sarcasm, mockery and cynicism were rife among Ministers of Government yesterday evening July 23, 2014 at an event which was expected to be one where the government would have been acknowledging its obligations to its people.

July 24th, 2014
USVI youth football club for VI visit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Football Association will be hosting Lazara F.C. on Saturday July 26, 2014, in a series of Girls and Boys matches as a further test of the development programmes.

July 23rd, 2014
Raymond Harrison off to Balsam Ghut for 11 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Guilty as charged for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16 years, rape and child pornography, Raymond Harrison was today July 23, 2014 shackled and carted off to Her Majesty’s Prison Balsam Ghut where he will be spending 11 years.

July 23rd, 2014
Hon Vanterpool denies divesting Investment Club shares to relative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie and Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool squared off in the House of Assembly yesterday July 22, 2014 during a speech by the former on the Final Report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the cruise pier development project.

July 23rd, 2014
Skinny Banton & Sasso to feature at 2014 Soca Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Skinny Banton, the Grenadian soca sensation who has been blazing the airwaves with one of his latest ‘soak it good’ the salt fish soca, and Sasso of Poizon Band are the two international artistes that are set to rock after the completion of the HD Promotion’s LIME Soca Monarch 2014 edition.

July 23rd, 2014
‘Bring the AG report on SCB project’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA yesterday July 22, 2014 challenged Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool in the House of Assembly to bring forward whatever report he might have on the Sea Cow’s Bay Marina project done under the previous administration.

July 23rd, 2014
'TPP were bankrupt yet got pier contract' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said that whenever tender processes are circumvented due to expediency the project always ends up in chaos and he is not surprised that Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) was unable to come up with the money for the cruise pier development project, since companies in their group were not only broke but being sued.

July 23rd, 2014
Another pageant! Miss Jr BVI puts 5 to the test

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the East End/Long Look Festival Committee says goodbye to the Miss East End/Long Look pageant the BVI Festivals and Fairs Committee says welcome to yet another, ‘Miss Jr BVI”.



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