ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was stated in the Parole Board's 2013 annual report that dossiers were prepared for the first potential parole hearing in April of 2012, but the application was aborted primarily due to the non-appointment of a parole officer. The board has since flopped.
GREENLAND, Tortola, VI – Eighth District candidate on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket, Mr McLloyd O. Walters has questioned the decision by the National Democratic Party government to take the land used for major activities in East End, including festivals, and put in the hands of FIFA for the construction of a stadium.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Under an unforgiving sun on Saturday May 30, 2015, several of the territory’s most promising athletes produced some amazing performances as they vied for qualification at the CAC Age Group Trials on the A.O. Shirley Ground in Road Town.
WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI – The Commonwealth Observer Mission here for the June 8, 2015 elections will present its preliminary assessment of the polling day activities at a press conference on June 10, 2015 and return in two months to present its final report.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the sun set over the Greenland Playfield on Sunday May 31, 2015, Kevin Thompson smashed a six into the huge crowd to give the Earl Tree Shotters a four-wicket victory over the Royal Knights in the LIME Superfast Twenty/20 League.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Andy Bickerton recently said the FIFA corruption scandal would have no adverse effect on the construction of the stadium at East End, however, it seems there could be some adverse effects to the image of the Virgin Islands financial services sector which is already coming in for criticism due to information that the Virgin Islands may have played a part in ‘masking kickbacks’ between FIFA officials and executives.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Emphasizing that it is indeed the party for the common people and one that is balanced in terms of having women and youth represented, the Virgin Island Party (VIP) launched its 2015 manifesto last evening May 31, 2015.
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Territorial At Large candidate on the People’s Empowerment Party’s (PEP) ticket Mr Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has accused Governor John S. Duncan of making a decision in favour of Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn simply not to hurt the National Democratic Party (NDP) during this elections period.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the days to elections countdown to June 8, 2015, the National Democratic Party (NDP) has issued contracts in Districts 1, 2, 3 and 9 without any consultation with the district representatives, again confirming what has been described as the blatant disregard for the authority vested in those representatives as has been the norm over the past three and a half years.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Parents and teachers alike are becoming very concerned about the fast growing population of students in the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) allegedly engaging in a cult practice that sees them invoking a ‘demon’ reportedly named ‘Charlie’ via a game popularly known on social media as 'Charlie Charlie'.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party-sponsored feature race of the Pre-Father’s Day meet today, May 31, 2015 turned out to be a huge disappointment as it was deemed unofficial due to a false start.
EAST END, Tortola, VI – Under the supervision of the schools’ principals and mainly Guidance Gounselor Shaunice A. Leonard, M.A., CMHC, B.S., three schools on the main island of Tortola over the past week saw young children dressing to their career choice while several business entities gave hands-on experience to the children.
By Alred 'AC' Frett
The odds are many but it appears that You the People and I are still winning Battles against National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and Health Service Authority (HSA’s) High Prices because I’ve been told that Candidates who have ignored these causes are now making them their Battle Cry - They are welcome because we can use all the help we can get… However, if they do not understand the facts and mission they can make bad matters worse.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Ms Kishmet B. Daniel, a resident of the Third District in an emotional stage display after being called to sing the territorial song in the middle of a National Democratic Party (NDP) public meeting last evening, May 29, 2015 trampled incumbent representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA, alluding to him as being uncaring.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Independent candidate in the Ninth District Albert O. Wheatley, speaking at a political rally in the Valley, Virgin Gorda last evening May 29, 2015 believes that if he had signed up with the Virgin Islands Party, as he nearly did, he would have been guaranteed a victory.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Following claims by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering that there are no reports of fishermen being chased from fishing grounds at Virgin Gorda, several fishermen flooded this news site with calls admonishing him to “wake up”.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Amidst the FIFA corruption scandal that has reverberated around the world, including the Caribbean, President of the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Mr Andy Bickerton is confident there will be no ill effects for the Virgin Islands, especially the plans to construct a stadium in East End.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to the snap election called by the National Democratic Party (NDP) government, she has a small window of time to familiarise herself with all the issues facing the Fourth District, however, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate JoAnn ‘Roxy’ Romney says she is exhausting all methods at her disposal at doing so and noted that the general feedback so far from the electorate is that they feel neglected and disenfranchised and many are struggling to make ends meet.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Caribbean Insurance Limited (CIL) Health Expo patrons will be given the opportunity to buy tickets to win a brand new Mercedes Benz C-Class that the BVI HIV/AIDS Foundation is raffling.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Independent At Large candidate, Dancia Penn QC has kicked her bid for a seat in the Third House of Assembly into high gear with the launch of her campaign website and declared that she can bring real change to the House of Assembly (HoA).
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI - “District 6, these days I have become accustomed to the insults and insinuations by past and present opponents along with some in the district. If you remember, during the 2011 campaign, the question was asked: ‘Where the lady with the little bag going?’ but you the people answered for me, and together we proved that little is much in the hands of someone who cares,” Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines told supporters at her campaign meeting at the One Mart parking lot in Port Purcell.
PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Territorial At-Large candidate under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Honourable Archibald C. Christian last night, May 28, 2015 called on members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to apologise to the NDP team for calling them unfavourable names. He said Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE and VIP Chairman Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) in particular needed to apologise.
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Despite decreasing entrants leading organisers to include fiberglass boats, the 41st Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta in Jost Van Dyke last weekend was hailed a great success. especially for Governor John S. Duncan who sailed to four wins.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is notifying the public that under the new Firearms and Air Gun (Amendment) Act 2015, passed by the House of Assembly and assented to by the Governor, all shotguns and paint ball guns are prohibited. Current licenced owners are now required to hand these weapons in to Police.
By N. Johann Earle
Our Young Professional for this week is the epitome of the idea that someone may not necessarily have to go to the best colleges to be successful or to make their dreams a reality.
SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA, (R3) believes Anegada has the potential for many of the activities that would take place as a result of the new maritime academy that the VIP plans to introduce once elected to office.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cyclists of the BVI Mountain Bike Club will be facing torture this Sunday May 31, 2015 when they embark on the Tour de Tortola, a 37 km ride up hill and down dale.
DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) today May 28, 2015 continued its mentoring outreach programme for schools – this time the boys of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School who were hosted by the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom where they took part in a basketball and bowling clinic.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – In what was regarded as yet another “distasteful” attack directed at certain media houses, Minster for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn accused media houses of causing mischief for criticising the construction of the Jeffrey Caines Sports Arena in Virgin Gorda.
SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Ninth District Elton L. Sprauve aka ‘All Out’ vowed to fight for Anegada and Virgin Gorda once elected to replace the stalwart Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE as he feels the district and Anegada in particular has been left behind for the past three years.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn has made a call for the Central Administration Complex, the Government headquarters of the Virgin Islands (VI), to be renamed in honour of veteran political icon Hon Ralph T. O'Neal, OBE.
NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Leader of the Opposition and former Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) said in the same manner the National Democratic Party (NDP) neglected the needs of the First, Second and Third Districts, they neglected the needs of the Ninth District also.
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