CLEARWATER, Florida, USA - On Tuesday November 24, 2015 the Virgin Islands Romain Minott-Neufville helped his high school team the Clearwater Tornadoes to a 76-68 victory over Tarpon Springs.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has granted administrative leave to non-essential employees for Friday, November 27, 2015, a press release from Government House issued late Wednesday November 25, 2015 has revealed.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In 2011 the National Democratic Party of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith was elected to office and in the two years that followed, 2012 and 2013, Premier Smith was talking up the Virgin Islands (VI) economy and claiming that it was “robust.” The statistics, however, proves that he was misleading the public.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversial and outspoken talk show host Edmund G. Maduro is denying allegations that he threatened to shoot employees of Conch Charters Ltd after he had confronted them over his contract to do linen for the company being terminated.
CUTHBERT, Georgia, USA – Virgin Islands national football player Troy Caesar was recently honoured by the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) for his exploits as a player for Andrew College in the United States.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Staff issues continued to be one of the main challenges affecting various departments of government in 2014, and the Deputy Governor’s Office did not escape this problem.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers arrested three men in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on Sunday November 22, 2015 for unauthorised possession of firearm, after partygoers attending a nightclub event heard gunfire coming from a vehicle in the area, Sakeeda Freeman, the force’s media specialist announced on Monday November 23, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – According to a recent CNN online article, the terrorist attacks in Paris showed the world just how vulnerable a free society can be. The attacks have also caused Europe and the United States to rethink their refugee programmes. The refugees fleeing armed conflict in places such as Iraq and Syria among others may now be eyeing the open doors of the Caribbean.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – We remember very well when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith became the butt of jokes in 2013 when he claimed that the economy was robust, before back pedaling on his own statements. Now again, contrary to reports on the ground and from the ordinary man, Premier Smith has claimed that the Virgin Islands economy is “doing well” even while acknowledging that there were delays in some persons being paid.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Two intense BDO U7 Primary School Football semi-finals took place last Thursday November 19, 2015 with First Impressions and Robinson O’Neal gaining the right to battle it out in the championship game.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have today November 23, 2015 confirmed that officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Major Crime Team escorted murder suspect, Andraes Nolford, 24, back to the Virgin Islands where he was officially charged for the death of Cornel Melbourne Francis.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the weather being nice and sunny yesterday November 22, 2015 the once postponed ‘Taste of Tortola’ was staged at the newly upgraded Queen Elizabeth II Park and patrons got a taste of the best of the culinary arts that the territory has to offer.
NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI- The 2015 edition of the Royal BVI Yacht Club Round Tortola Race, sponsored by Nanny Cay, took place on Saturday November 21, 2015. Starting and finishing off Nanny Cay Marina, eleven yachts entered the 37 mile race circumnavigating Tortola in an anti-clockwise direction.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands seems to be no different from the developed world, when coming to sexual harassment in the work place, homosexuality and having some of these acts captured on videos. However, it appears that we do a better job of covering them up.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has broken weeks of silence on the National Health Insurance (NHI) petition, currently being considered by the Government to say the proposals are still being examined.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mayowa Williams, a student at Valley Day School in Virgin Gorda, was chosen as this year’s recipient of the BVI Reading Council’s (BVIRC) 2015 Literacy Award after overcoming learning difficulties and challenges with reading.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Tomika Johnson-Olivierre on Friday November 20, 2015 pleaded not guilty to the charge of common assault when she appeared before Senior Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting in the 2014 Annual Report of the Civil Registry and Passport Office that the department continues to grow at a “rapid pace”, Registrar General of the Civil Registry and Passport Office, Mrs Stephanie P. Benn said staff must be ready for the changes.
PETER ISLAND, VI – Peter Island Resort and Spa on Saturday November 21, 2015 held a fundraiser in aid of the BVI Swimming Federation as the territory continues to make strides in the sport of swimming, which has a relatively brief history here.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Both Rosmond Johnson and Reuben J. A. Stoby were crowned champions when the Ceres Juices 10K Series wrapped up at the Watering Hole on Saturday November 21, 2015.
St Croix, USVI — The arrests of four men — Paul Sabers and Ed McKenzie, two businessmen, former Chief Enforcement Office for the Tax Assessor, Calford O. “Cappy” Charleswell, and Sylvester Warner of the Waste Management Authority — that the Department of Justice accused of creating a fraudulent scheme to obtain prized property through a government-sanctioned auction, was only the beginning of a crackdown that Acting Attorney General Claude Walker has called a “corruption crisis” in the USVI.
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola VI – In celebration of this year’s Virgin Islands Culture Week, which is being observed under the theme: ‘Remembering the Legends of Virgin Islands Music: Our Treasures’, the staff and Parents/Teachers Association (PTA) of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School (AMPS) presented their students and visitors with jubilant array of activities on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
By Alred C. Frett
From a Tradition of Killing & Stealing to an Inheritance of Mutated Illnesses:
November as the 11th Month has seen a World of many Negatives and whether it is someone’s Terrorism or another Person’s Freedom Fighting it is all an unnecessary waste of human Lives perpetuated by the Big Nations Mentality where Might is Right and their only Skills are Stealing and Killing… However, even Soldiers know this is wrong and as a result many take their own lives.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Delta Petroleum will be playing RTW in the final of the British Virgin Islands Cricket Association’s Corporate Cricket League after both secured semi final victories on Thursday November 19, 2015.
CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI — Attorney General Claude Walker, flanked by Inspector General Steven van Beverhoudt and Deputy Attorney General Renee Gumbs Carty, announced the arrest of four St Thomas men he said created a scheme to fraudulently obtain property through government auctions dating back to 2012-2013.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Veteran Jamaican comedian and stage actor Oliver Adolphus Samuels and his fellow cast members, producers and directors arrived on the territory’s shores today November 20, 2015 for tomorrow’s November 21, 2015 one and only staging of Divorce Papers, a stage show written by Basil Dawkins.
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI- Virgin Islands cultural and tourism icon Philicianno ‘Foxy’ Callwood, OBE will have more honours bestowed on him, this time further afield, as he is to be inducted into the Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) International Charter Yacht Hall of Fame in December.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – From Tuesday, December 1, 2015 persons applying at the Magistrate’s Court for orders under Part V of the Magistrate’s Code of Procedure Amendment Act, 2014, will be responsible for arranging the service of their applications on the opposing party.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The South Carolina men’s basketball team grinded out a win in the opener of the 2015-16 season last Saturday night, November 14, 2015, taking an 84-69 win over Norfolk State in the first game of the US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam tournament.
By N. Johann Earle
Our Young Professional for this week, Sabrina N. Hodge, has a passion for the culinary arts. She commenced studies in the field but due to circumstances she had to put those studies on hold while she was halfway through.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour together with the Labour Department today November 19, 2015 recommenced its orientation training for new work permit employees as a means of ensuring that these workers are fully knowledgeable of all that is required of them.
ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI- The final race of the 2015 Ceres Juices 10k series, the Half Marathon Warmup, will be held this Saturday November 21, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The territory’s medical services and facilities for health care are being unduly burdened by the influx of foreigners to the detriment of Virgin Islanders.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of the four Dominican Republic (DR) men allegedly held with an illegal firearm on July 1, 2015, Moises Ovalles Almonte, pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of a prohibited weapon before Senior Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo yesterday November 18, 2015.
By Dickson Igwe
The recent burst of murderous terror: The Sinai, Beirut, Paris, and now Mali, in which hundreds of innocents have lost their lives, men women and children, asks the questions: is freedom becoming a bad word? Is freedom under attack? And if so: why?
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