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June 25th, 2019
Derrick R. Varlack is new BVIBF President

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- [Post Time: 8:15pm] Derrick R. Varlack and Jason A. Edwin have been elected President and Vice-President, respectively, of the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF), which held its elections at the Youth Affairs and Sports Conference Room, Ward’s Building, in Road Town this afternoon, June 25, 2019.

June 25th, 2019
EPE pass mark adjusted to 'align with school standards’ - Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) in an official statement today, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, moved to provide context and a rationale behind his decision to lower the pass requirement of the Exit Proficiency Examination (EPE) in the territory, adding that the move comes not with an aim to lower the quality of education but rather to align the exam to the standards set by the school.

June 25th, 2019
Hive of activity @ 2nd annual Olympic Day Sports Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - International Olympic Day was marked on Saturday, June 22, 2019 with the 2nd annual Sports Festival at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds in Road Town, Tortola.

June 25th, 2019
UK national pronounced dead after pulled from waters near Norman Island

NORMAN ISLAND, VI – A man who was pulled from waters off Norman Island and later pronounced dead at Peebles Hospital on Sunday June 23, 2019 has been identified as United Kingdom national Oliver Wheatley, 27.

June 25th, 2019
Four VI athletes to represent @ Lima 2019 Pan Am Games

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Four athletes from the Virgin Islands (VI) were officially confirmed as members of the team who will represent the VI in track and field and sailing at the Lima 2019 Pan American (Pan Am) Games this Summer.

June 25th, 2019
Urgent steps being taken to address landfill fires- Hon Malone

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Immediate steps are being taken “and envisaged” to ensure the proper functioning of the Pockwood Pond incinerator and reduction of distress to all residents and visitors, according to Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).

June 25th, 2019
Hon Penn wants clarity on lowering of EPE pass requirement

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Following information coming out of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), regarding an announcement that the Ministry of Education had lowered the Exit Proficiency Exams (EPE) pass requirement by 10%, Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has raised deep concerns over the standard of education in the territory.

June 25th, 2019
RDA spending $221K on temporary music classrooms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Noting that repairs to the music facility at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) remain high on the agenda, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), says he still welcomes donations towards a temporary boost of music education in the territory.

June 24th, 2019
Vehicle flips @ foot of Fort Hill

FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- A vehicle ended up on its side at the foot of Fort Hill, Tortola near Qwomar Trading this evening, June 24, 2019.

June 24th, 2019
Another American tourist dies in Dominican Republic

CBS NEWS

An American died last week while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, bringing the total of U.S. citizens who died while traveling on the island to at least eight this year and 11 in the past year. Vittorio Caruso, 56, died on June 17 while vacationing on the island, CBS News New York reported.

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