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August 3rd, 2015
VI Emancipation celebrations have shifted away from church & family- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that Emancipation observances are a time to focus on the true meaning of Emancipation and to reflect on the work that our forefathers did to get us to this stage of our development, Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has lamented that the celebrations may have shifted from church and family related activities to more of revelry.

August 3rd, 2015
UPDATE: Serious messages emerge on night of Miss BVI pageant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a night of grace and elegance and one coupled with deep reflection of personal struggles and loss, demonstrating that the Miss BVI pageant is not just about looks and intelligence but about getting a message across regarding important platforms such as domestic violence, suicide and diseases such as cancer.

August 3rd, 2015
Venezuela demands Guyana immediately corrects maritime boundary

DEMERARA WAVES

Venezuela is formally demanding that Guyana immediately corrects an aspect of its maritime boundary related to the Essequibo River.

August 3rd, 2015
UPDATE: Lacey closes out VI showing @ Pan Am Jrs with 7th place finish

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Participation for the territory’s athletes at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada concluded on Sunday August 2, 2015 with Jonel Lacey carrying the last medal hope.

August 3rd, 2015
Zimbabwe calls for extradition of dentist who killed Cecil the lion

THE GUARDIAN

The Zimbabwean environment minister has called for the dentist who killed Cecil the lion to be extradited from the US to face trial for financing an illegal hunt.

August 3rd, 2015
Brazil police 'killed hundreds' in Rio - Amnesty

BBC NEWS

Campaign group Amnesty International says Brazil's military police have been responsible for more than 1,500 deaths in the city of Rio de Janeiro in the last five years.

August 3rd, 2015
Bolt not among 'suspicious' athletes - BBC

JAMAICA GLEANER

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has been excluded from a list of more than 800 athletes who it is alleged that between 2001 and 2012 returned blood tests described by experts as "highly suggestive of doping or at the very least abnormal", according to the BBC.

August 2nd, 2015
VIBE, Busy Signal & A-Team put 2015 Emancipation Festival in high gear

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Patsy C. Lake Festiville was again a hive of activity last evening August 1, 2015 with VIBE and the A-Team band of Trinidad complemented by one of the most versatile dancehall reggae artists of his generation – Busy Signal.

August 2nd, 2015
‘I am not corrupt’- CoP David Morris

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outgoing Commissioner of Police David Morris has declared he is not corrupt but noted there are some elements in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) who are and are tarnishing the good reputation of others who are of integrity and hardworking.

August 2nd, 2015
JVD water restored following numerous complaints

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - A businessman of Great Harbour, Jost van Dyke has complained of not having water for days which not only affected his businesses but also others in the area.

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