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July 19th, 2018
Fraud over BVI Airways led to internal fighting- Court documents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - President of Colchester Aviation LLC, Jerry D. Willoughby, says the liabilities for BVI Airways was misrepresented at the time of his acquisition of the company in 2014, causing him to expend substantial efforts remedying and despite promises of repayments to correct the situation, this was never done.

July 18th, 2018
HoA meets Thursday July 19, 2018; More BVI Airways questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Territory’s House of Assembly (HoA) will meet at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday July 19, 2018 in the Sixth Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly.

July 18th, 2018
BVI Basketball Team defeated in game 3 by Dutch St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI- It was one of the toughest night for the BVI Bayside Blazers as they suffered their first loss last evening, July 17, 2018, against Dutch St. Maarten.

July 18th, 2018
Over 1000 derelict vehicles cleared after hurricanes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, over 1000 vehicles were rendered derelict in the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 17th, 2018
Tortola, VG and JvD, suffered power outage; cause unknown

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- It was before 6:00 A.M. this morning, July 17, 2018, that there was almost a nationwide power outage. Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke along with many of the Cays lost electricity for a few hours.

July 17th, 2018
Immigration in need of $4 Million Border Management System

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Immigration Department is in critical need of a Border Management System, which costs in excess of $4 million.

July 17th, 2018
‘Be watchful for NDP slick Washington DC commercials’ Willock warns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Political aspirant running in the next general election and hoping to secure a seat At Large with the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket, Julian Willock has released a message over the weekend to both the VIP delegates and the public.

July 18th, 2018
InterCaribbean opens up flight options for the Caribbean

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI, - InterCaribbean Airways is introducing new routes from Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) to Aruba, Curacao, and Kingston (Jamaica).

July 17th, 2018
Game 2; BVI blows out Team Santo, Blazers on a roll

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI - It was game 2 for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Bayside Blazers Team representing the Territory in the fifth annual Dreams to Reality Foundation 2018, battle of the fittest basketball tournament in Dutch St. Maarten.

July 17th, 2018
SKNFRS summer safety kids programme underway

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, - The 16th Annual Summer Safety Programme organized by the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services (SKNFRS), got off to an excellent start on Monday July 16, 2018, with hundreds of children eager to make new friends and learn safety practices they can apply in their daily lives.

July 17th, 2018
$300,000 set aside in recovery fund for VI fishermen, farmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There is $300,000 set aside in a recovery fund for the farmers and fishermen of the Virgin Islands (VI) this year.

July 16th, 2018
No Miss BVI this year! Even Festival going backwards!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news desk is that there will not be a 2018 Miss BVI Pageant.

July 16th, 2018
13 athletes to represent VI at Barranquilla 2018 CAC Games

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) has confirmed that 13 athletes will represent the Virgin Islands at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games which will be held in Barranquilla, Colombia from July 19 – August 3, 2018.

July 16th, 2018
VI Basketball Team crushes Holland in game 1

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten - The Virgin Islands' Bayside Blazers Team representing the Territory in the fifth annual Dreams to Reality Foundation 2018 Battle of the Fittest basketball tournament in Dutch St. Maarten saw the VI's team coming up with a huge victory.

July 16th, 2018
Reverend Turnbull continues to press for ‘self- determination’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church Reverend Dr. Melvin A. Turnbull continues to push for the Virgin Islands (VI) to embrace self-determination. Over the last several weeks, Dr Turnbull has lobbying for the Islands to have “the fair opportunity and right to choose our affiliations, and to sit at the decision-making table with no meddling from any other country.”

July 15th, 2018
VIP confirms district candidates @ July 14, 2018 Congress meeting

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI- It was a quiet but productive night at the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Congress meeting that took place last evening, Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Treasure Isle Hotel on Tortola.

July 13th, 2018
Car collides with 'big truck'; traffic affected

FREE BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Some time after noon today, Friday July 13, 2018, a car collided with a big truck in the vicinity of Qwomar Trading Limited, on the main island of Tortola.

July 16th, 2018
VG students learn about flood awareness

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- On July 11, 2018, students on Virgin Gorda received educational insight on how to protect themselves and their property in the event of flooding following presentations by the team of the Road Town Hydrology Study.

July 15th, 2018
BVI Basketball Team arrived on St. Maarten for regional Tournament

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI- The BVI team arrived in St. Maarten yesterday, Saturday July 14, 2018 for the fifth annual Dreams to Reality Foundation 2018 Battle of the Fittest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament.

July 14th, 2018
West End Port Plans To Be Discussed With Residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr Anthony S. McMaster, has said that designs for the West End Facility are in the final stages and plans will be brought to the community for input.

July 13th, 2018
VI ‘Education System’ in shambles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Jacob E. Edwards, sat with his millennial colleagues, Sonniel O. Pickering and Kevon S. Lettsome, on Tuesday July 10, 2018, with Claude O. Skelton Cline, on his radio program Honestly Speaking.

July 13th, 2018
Illegal Dominican Native pleads guilty to possession of firearm in STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, VI- Lester Gabriel Charles, 35, pleaded guilty before District Judge Curtis V. Gomez to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced. Charles sentencing is scheduled for November 15, 2018.

July 13th, 2018
CARICOM Heads discuss UK ‘public registers’ decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The constitutional relationship of the Overseas Territories and the United Kingdom (UK) was addressed by the Leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), during its last Heads of Government Conference, held in neighbouring Jamaica, from July 3 to 7, 2018.

July 12th, 2018
This week we feature 'Young Professional' Rekeela S. Turnbull

Rekeela S. Turnbull, 21, a mother of a beautiful 1-year-old girl, is this week’s Young Professional.

July 12th, 2018
Self-determination talks must continue—Dr Melvin A. Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The conversation of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) self-determination must continue. So says Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church, Reverend Dr Melvin A. Turnbull.

July 14th, 2018
The Trump Economy and deflation

Dickson C. Igwe

There are lessons to be learned from a booming USA; the proceeding story is second of a series of narratives on Donald Trump’s business first, protectionist, economics.

July 12th, 2018
'Young people need to have a stake'- Youth Parliament Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sonniel O. Pickering, Chairman of the Virgin Islands (VI), Youth Parliament, appearing on the radio program, Honestly Speaking, with Claude O. Skelton-Cline on July 10, 2018, eloquently expressed his assessment and convictions of the state of affairs within the Territory post hurricanes Irma and Maria.

July 12th, 2018
18 Goals Rain in National League on Sunday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On Sunday 8 July, 2018, evening in Virgin Gorda, an unbelievable 15 goals were scored in just two games played and included three hat-tricks, probably a record in our local league.

July 12th, 2018
Dillion Thomas charged with attempted murder in Vanterpool shooting

NORTH VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Word just reaching our news desk from multiple sources close to the case is that 28 year old Dillion Thomas, from Petty Pasture, North Valley Virgin Gorda, has been charged in the shooting of Rudy Vanterpool that occurred the evening of Tuesday July 10, 2018.

July 12th, 2018
Heads of NGOs meet with Governor Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Heads of local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) met with His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert on July 9, 2018 to address ongoing preparations for this hurricane season.

July 12th, 2018
Police reports 8% reduction in crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In 2017, the Virgin Islands (VI) saw an eight per cent reduction in crime. This is according to information from Commissioner of Police (CoP), Mr Michael B. Matthews, when he appeared before the House of Assembly’s (HoA) Standing Finance Committee, earlier this year.

July 12th, 2018
VI To Implement Information Systems For Health Policy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, - Stakeholders from the private and public sectors have completed a three day workshop to support the implementation of the National Information Systems for Health (IS4H) Policy.

July 11th, 2018
‘OJ’ goes to TRC; Named number 2

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Third District candidate with the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Mr. Kevin C. Smith aka ‘OJ’, an indigenous Virgin Islander, has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).

July 11th, 2018
Rudy Vanterpool is man shot on VG; Still @ Peebles Hospital

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Police have confirmed that the man shot yesterday, July 10, 2018 around 5:30 PM on Virgin Gorda is Rudy Vanterpool. He remains a patient at Peebles Hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

July 11th, 2018
NDP was silent when Governor violated VI constitution-Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking on July 10, 2018, at the continuation of the House of Assembly, (HoA) the Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), made clear his position of the state of the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 11th, 2018
Skelton-Cline goes green, joins VIP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking to our news desk, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Claude O. Skelton Cline, has announced that he is now a member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

July 10th, 2018
Police probing Virgin Gorda shooting

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI—Police are currently investigating a shooting incident which occurred this evening, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 on Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands.

July 10th, 2018
BVI to be represented in competitive St. Maarten Basketball League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After failing to field either a male or female team in the senior Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) 2018 Tournament in Suriname, the Territory will be represented at the ‘Dreams to Reality Foundation 2018 Battle of the Fittest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament’ from July 15 to July 21, 2018, at LB Scott Sports Auditorium in St. Maarten (Dutch side).

July 10th, 2018
Jeffrey M. Skelton out!

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Public Works Director Jeffrey M. Skelton has reportedly retired from his post. This is according to information reaching the Virgin Islands News Online.

July 9th, 2018
UK has a financial ‘choke-hold’ on Government- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The United Kingdom (UK) has a financial ‘choke-hold’ on the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.



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