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September 1st, 2015
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

REUTERS

Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church.

September 1st, 2015
Bayside Blazers remain unbeaten after 3 games

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Four teams still remain unbeaten in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League following latest round of games at the Save the Seed Energy Centre Gym in Duff’s Bottom on August 30, 2015.

September 1st, 2015
Too much talk and no action on issues affecting VI- Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator and talk show host Donald E. de Castro is pushing to have the non-profit body Virgin Islanders for a Better Virgin Islands resuscitated after a lull of over two decades but is finding it challenging to attract persons to commit themselves to the cause.

September 1st, 2015
Excitement building ahead of STT Race day

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Diminished participation from Tortola horse owners and a race scheduled for St Croix, United States Virgin Islands seem to be doing little to deter the excitement that is building up for the upcoming race at the Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack in St Thomas, USVI on September 6, 2015.

August 31st, 2015
BVIEC worker electrocuted in VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online state that a man died by electrocution in Virgin Gorda sometime this afternoon, August 31, 2015.

August 31st, 2015
Mercedes Benz raffle drawing set for September 11

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI HIV/AIDS Foundation in conjunction with Caribbean Insurers Ltd will on Friday September 11, 2015 raffle away a spanking new Mercedes Benz motor car for the benefit of the work of the foundation.

August 31st, 2015
Two RVIPF officers certified as forensic crime scene investigators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Two Royal Virgin Islands Police Force detectives attached to the Scenes of Crime Unit are now certified forensic crime scene investigators.

August 31st, 2015
VIP President Carvin Malone denies internal elections list-rigging

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Carvin Malone is denying that there is any underhandedness with regard to the list of candidates and delegates to be put forward for the upcoming elections on Wednesday September 2, 2015.

August 31st, 2015
Family intensifies public assistance appeal for T'shonda Dore

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - T’Shonda Dore suffers from scoliosis (curvature in the spine) which threatens to damage one of her lungs if surgery is not done soon. And while the child can only be treated with pain killers by the local Peebles Hospital it wouldn’t be enough for her to sit a full day in school.

August 31st, 2015
No increase in minimum wage before NHI – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With National Health Insurance (NHI) just on the horizon, more questions are being asked by various sections of the community. The most recent question is whether there will there be an increase in the minimum wage before NHI comes fully on stream in January 2016.

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