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October 17th, 2018
Prayers, respect, honour: VI mourns death of Hon Delores Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: In a moving tribute that recognizes the passion and commitment of long serving Legislator and Fifth District Representative, Honourable Delores Christopher, the Virgin islands community have come together to mourn the death of a true daughter of the soil.

October 17th, 2018
Feds make 2 cocaine-related arrests in St. Thomas

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI: According to the release, Delroy Tatum, Jr., 53, of St. Thomas was arrested on an indictment charging him with four counts of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.

October 18th, 2018
Have an evacuation plan in event of a fire – Chief Fire Officer

Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Mr Zebalon A. McLean is encouraging home and property owners across the Territory to have an evacuation plan in the event of a fire or disaster.

October 17th, 2018
USVI Airport expansion not targeting BVI travellers – Gov Mapp

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Debunking notions that the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is specifically targeting Virgin Islands (BVI) markets with its push to expand their air and seaports, USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp said it is only a move to improve their facilities.

October 16th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: Gov Mapp meets Chairman Fahie

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Governor of the USVI on his way to a radio show, met with the Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

October 16th, 2018
Hon Delores Christopher passes away

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Long serving Legislator and Fifth District Representative Hon Delores Christopher has died, family sources confirmed.

October 16th, 2018
USVI’s Gov Mapp in VI for one day visit - October 16, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The United States Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp will be in Tortola for a few hours today Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

October 16th, 2018
High School Certificate Programme not a walk in the park - Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Persons registering for the Virgin Islands High School Certificate Programme (VIHSCP) were forewarned that it's not an easy walk in the park as it requires commitment and dedicated time to study.

October 16th, 2018
VISAR'S 450K Spirit of Tortola dedicated

ROAD REEF, Tortola, VI: Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) commissioned its newest vessel, the $450k Spirit of Tortola which is seen as a major comeback one year after the 2017 disasters which also significantly impacted the rescue service.

October 15th, 2018
Tales of corruption continue: Walwyn’s ESHS wall cost, works do not add up - AG Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The Auditor General of the Virgin Islands (VI), Ms Sonia M. Webster made some serious conclusions in her investigation of a small school wall costing taxpayers $1.6 M.

October 15th, 2018
Crime went down 8% in year of Irma, 23% since 2013 – CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Michael B. Matthews last Thursday, October 11, 2018, opened up to the Virgin Islands on the happenings within the Police Force since hurricane Irma via a PSI Online Radio interview.

October 15th, 2018
Mapp Administration and AFT to resume negotiations Friday

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI: The Mapp administration will be back at the bargaining table on Friday with the American Federation of Teachers’ local chapters, Governor Kenneth Mapp made known during a press conference held in a conference room at WICO Monday.

October 15th, 2018
Domestic violence stats startling - Top CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The Commissioner of Police (CoP) Michael B. Matthews is startled at the revelation that there has been little reduction in reported violent matters this year as it equally matches that for the same period of 2017.

October 14th, 2018
Inter Caribbean Airline lands on flat tire

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Air traffic at the Terrence B. Lettome International Airport on Beef Island came to a halt today Sunday October 14, 2018, around 3:30 PM when a DHC-6 Twin Otter landed.

October 14th, 2018
Youth Olympic 2018: John disqualified from Men’s 400m run

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: It was in rainy and extremely cold weather conditions that Virgin Island’s (VI) Malik John made his opening debut in Stage 1, heat 2, lane 6 of the Men’s 400m running a time of 53.33 seconds.

October 15th, 2018
Nagico book drive thrills school children

It was a moment of much excitement and appreciation when children and teachers of Smart Mart Tutorial Academy & Kiddy’s Nook were presented with a number of story books, compliments of staff of Nagico Insurances BVI, on October 12, 2018.

October 14th, 2018
Jr. Bayside Blazers advanced to championship game; Battle between Young Starz & High Speed

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI: History was made yesterday October 13, 2018, where for the first time in the Hon Julian Fraser, Save the Seed National Basketball League, both a senior and junior team with the same name, owners and management will play in both Division Championship.

October 13th, 2018
UPDATE: VI weather woes continue, flash flood watch in effect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A new flash flood watch is being issued by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) following inclement weather across the Virgin Islands (VI) over the past 24 hours.

October 15th, 2018
Quarterly incorporations reach 3-year high

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - New company incorporation figures in the international business and finance centre of the Virgin Islands (VI) have reached a three-year high, further demonstrating the Territory’s resilience and ability to overcome adversity.

October 14th, 2018
FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann dies, aged 51

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Patrick Baumann, the Secretary General of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics at age 51.

October 13th, 2018
Anegada Airport closed due to non-working fire truck

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI: Word reaching our newsroom is that from yesterday October 12, 2018, the Captain Auguste George Airport on the sister island of Anegada has been closed.

October 13th, 2018
Poor weather forces closure of Port Purcell Cargo Facility

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: As unstable weather conditions persist across the Virgin Islands (VI), the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) has taken the decision to close its Purcell Cargo Facility today, October 13, 2018, due to the inclement weather.

October 12th, 2018
Unstable VI weather to persist over weekend - DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being cautioned by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), of possible showers and isolated thunderstorms affecting portions of the islands during the overnight and early morning hours.

October 12th, 2018
Hon Vanterpool in hot seat, Opposition questions RDA Plan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Opposition leader, Honourable Andrew. A. Fahie (R1) has expressed concerns in relations to the Recovery and Development Plan, which was brought before the House of the Assembly (HoA) during its October 11, 2018 sitting.

October 12th, 2018
Polls: Gov Mapp & Albert Bryan in dead heat

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI: A new poll conducted by VI Tech Stack, a firm venerable in the polling business, in conjunction with the University of the Virgin Islands shows Governor Kenneth Mapp in a dead heat with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Albert Byran.

October 13th, 2018
Caribbean Politicians: Akierra Mary Deanne Missick of Turks and Caicos Islands

Thomas C. Famous

Over the last summer, I have had the privilege and honour to represent Bermuda during the 43rd annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference held in Cayman Islands June 16th-23rd.

October 12th, 2018
UPDATE: ESHS closed for Friday, Authorities cite weather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: VINO has been updated with new information that due to the continued forecast of inclement weather, schedule classes for Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Elmore Stoutt High School has been called off for both the Junior and Senior school.

October 12th, 2018
Hon Vanterpool running in next elections?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It is still unclear whether Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) will be contesting the upcoming general elections.

October 13th, 2018
The Economics of Climate Change - Part 1

By Dickson C. Igwe

Anyone who understates the climate change threat is living in ‘Wonderland.’ Hurricanes IRMA and MARIA, and the September 2017 floods brought the climate change reality to the British Virgin Islands, in a very ‘’ rude awakening.’’

October 11th, 2018
A tale of corruption; the Myron Walwyn ESHS wall- Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - By now the political class and other interest groups would have had sight of a Special Report commissioned by a former Governor into a small wall built by the Co-Leader of Government business and Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

October 12th, 2018
Colette Delaney appointed Chair of the FirstCaribbean Comtrust Foundation

In its 16 year history, CIBC FirstCaribbean, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation, has donated more than $20M US to worthy causes in the Caribbean.

October 11th, 2018
Irma Diaries shared with students for ‘Reading is Fun’ week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Irma Diaries’ Author, Angela Burnett-Penn, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, shared the memoirs, with students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) and the Willard Wheatley Primary School, as part of the ‘Reading is Fun’ week of activities.

October 11th, 2018
VG reduces dependency on landfills through recycling efforts

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The Department of Waste Management (DWM) has announced the revitalizing of the recycling programme in Virgin Gorda, in an effort to reduce the Territory’s dependency on landfill disposal.

October 11th, 2018
Mercer gets 191 months jail for cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Gerald W. Mercer, 42, was sentenced on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, to 191 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

October 10th, 2018
Public Servants observe “Wacky Wednesday”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: In celebrating Public Service Week 2018, Public Servants from across the Virgin Islands (VI) dressed for “Wacky Day” on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, while at the same time having fun in their working environment.

October 12th, 2018
Hon Pickering is acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), is acting Premier.

October 11th, 2018
Virgin Islander vs Citizenship

By Donald E. de Castro

It is time that those politicians whose only interest is getting re-elected—and their supporters—to stop their rhetoric and be honest and straight forward to everyone.

October 10th, 2018
Championship senior games scheduled for October 19, 2018 start

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – ‘Splash Brothers’ will not be the 2017/2018 Championship team in the Honourable Julian Fraser, Save the Seed National Basketball League.

October 10th, 2018
Corruption? ‘Contractors paid in full, without completion of Wall works’- Auditor General

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a bombshell Special Report, Auditor General of the Virgin Islands (VI) Ms Sonia M. Webster, has detailed, mismanagement of funds, un-vetted contractors and no value for money in a $1.6M wall built by Co-Leader of Government and Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

October 10th, 2018
HoA Showdown: Fahie Vs Walwyn over Human Rights Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The rant of “born here” and “not from here” took its place in the highest forum of the legislature on October 9, 2018, The House of Assembly (HoA), with preverbal punches hurled across the aisle via prominent house members.



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