ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands' Sailors and Olympic hopefuls, Alec Andersen and Chris Brockbank, had a frustrating start to the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Championships in Santander, Spain, today, Monday September 15, 2014, as light or no winds caused the opening day to be suspended.
PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - One tragic news followed the other on this weekend as the Territory was awakened to the news that 20 year old Michael Poole’s body was this morning Sunday September 14, 2014 found after he had been reported missing since Friday September 12, 2014.
WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – “I was not expecting this, I do what I do because I see the need for [it] and this is my way in contributing to something that is well needed in our society today, I do not look forward for awards, my blessings come from God, I really wasn’t expecting this,” said Ms. Ayana S. Hull.
HORSEPATH, Tortola, VI – Sources close to the investigators have confirmed the identity of the man shot to death in Horsepath, Tortola last night September 12, 2014, as Trinidadian Nyron Ollivierre also known as 'Tin Tin'.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Admitting that they have the older population of the Territory ‘locked’ Caribbean Insurers Limited’s (CIL) Simone T. Monsanto says that they are in the process of fashioning their marketing strategies to attract the younger generation into their fold.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel has received the required approvals from Government and regulatory authorities with regard to its purchase of a submarine fibre network across the Caribbean region from the Guadeloupe-based Loret Group and Caribbean Fibre Holdings and the transaction is now complete, it was announced today.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - After its disputed and controversial defeat last week to Game Boyz by 1 point, the team to watch in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League Bayside Blazers had its game plan on with yet another victory this time over Talk Done with a score of 83 – 76 on Friday September 12, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said that then acting Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Delores Christopher (R5) acted in accordance with the Standing Orders on August 14, 2014 and as such her ruling cannot be overruled even by the substantive Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses.
BRADES, Montserrat - Following an election last night September 11, 2014 in one of the UK’s smallest overseas territories – Montserrat - the incumbent Premier Reuben T. Meade's party the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) has been ousted from office, said a report from Cayman News Service.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA said that if the Auditor General’s report on the Sea Cow’s Bay harbour project is accurate, he is prepared to go to jail.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Why the Pentateuch? This was the silent question of many persons as throughout this week its author Ms Ayana S. Hull accompanied several companies, community leaders, individuals and even the Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn distributing her most recent book titled ‘The Pentateuch’ in schools.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Early bird registration is now open for the Deloitte / Ogier Sunrise BVI Half Marathon, which is scheduled for Saturday November 22, 2014.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE today September 11, 2014 not only supported the Government’s Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) (Amendment) Act, 2014, but also voted for it to be passed at the same Sitting during which it was introduced.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda,VI - Teachers of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) Primary Division were taken by total surprise when during the first staff meeting of the new school year Principal Hilroy A. George presented them with back to school gift bags.
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola VI - From Monday of this week our news room was bombarded with calls and other secret contacts from high level sources within the National Democratic Party asking to meet someone to provide us with a copy of the Auditor General’s Report on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project authored by Ms. Sonia M. Webster.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Hon Andrew A. Fahie will be boycotting the commencement of the Ninth Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly today September 11, 2014, citing Government’s continued disregard for the established practices and conventions and saying he would not condone practices that are questionable and detrimental to good governance.
WICKHAMS CAY II, Tortola, VI – “As the 1st Runner up for the 2014 Miss BVI pageant, a position some considered losing or almost won, I can confidently state that I have gained a wealth of experience, a heightened level of self-awareness and a strong boost of self-confidence. Therefore, to consider my journey throughout this process a failure would be a blatant demonstration of ignorance,” said Doneisha D. Maduro-Findlay.
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The following narrative is part of a series of articles on issues affecting the global economy, relevant to the Virgin Islands. It uses the contemporary US economic model as analogy. It argues that economics and politics are in a symbiotic relationship. They are joined at the hip.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Mr William Industrious, one of the oldest persons in the Territory, died on Saturday September 6, 2014 taking with him a huge chunk of the Territory’s untold stories as it is believed that he possessed deep historical knowledge of the beginnings of the Virgin Islands (VI).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Blessed with a lifetime of memories, the Territory’s Athletes are all back home after the 2nd Youth Olympic Games hosted by Nanjing, China, having taken full advantage of the Cultural Experience.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Donald E. de Castro has written Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith asking him to reconsider what he believes to be the pending replacement of acting Chief Immigration Officer Guy Hill.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At this morning’s, September 10, 2014, 1st General Assembly of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn announced several initiatives that would enhance the physical and other structures of the school as he implored all not to take matters of education lightly.
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - “It is obvious that the past Governor did not step up to the expectation of the people of this Territory,” stated Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Legislator in the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I regard my letter as bringing attention to a wrongdoing and hoping that corrections would be made…they may [not] be taking it serious…. They may think that the Opposition is just playing the fool,” said Leader of the Opposition and longest serving Legislator in the Territory Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk Show Host Julio ‘Sam’ Henry waded into the Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses for what he called her one-sidedness, favouring Government instead of being impartial.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Women’s team will be playing a friendly game against the USVI on Sunday September 14, 2014 to conclude the second week of BVI Football Association (BVIFA) 40th Anniversary Celebrations, which also includes the Gala Awards Ceremony.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As a unified body the four members of the Opposition today September 9, 2014 have held on to one position that they have options when it comes to dealing with Government on the adjournment of the last Sitting of the House of Assembly.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police (CoP) David Morris said that there is no need for Police Officers to be present at accident scenes if those accidents are nothing more than ‘fender benders.’
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo had no choice but to concede to the Prosecution’s request to adjourn the pending Magistrate’s case against Earl 'Bob' Hodge, Roberto 'Tico' Harrigan, Chad Skelton and Carlston Beaser to December 5, 2014.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Three horses from Tortola, Virgin Islands – Apollo Sky, Fort Pyramid and Majestic Express – scored wins at a race meet held at the Clinton E. Phipps race track in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) yesterday Sunday September 7, 2014.
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