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April 17th, 2015
Car wash owner on $45,000 bail for alleged assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jerome Hopkins today April 17, 2015 appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm to which he pleaded not guilty and was put on $45,000 signed bail.

April 17th, 2015
Premier Smith throws FS Neil M. Smith under the bus!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The recent statement by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith that his administration has been unable to produce audited accounts to the House of Assembly for the last three years because the former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) allegedly failed to practice proper accounting standards has been termed an indictment on the Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith and former Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE by senior VIP member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

April 17th, 2015
Prince Ali to address FIFA 'passport rule' for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has given his assurance that he would do all that he could to ensure that the best players are allowed to play with the Virgin Islands national football team.

April 17th, 2015
Newly introduced luggage charge on ferries to STT ‘unfair’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A newly introduced ferry fare structure on luggage that came into effect on April 15, 2015 has been blasted by some residents who allege the charges are being imposed even when their luggage is empty.

April 17th, 2015
Hon Fraser laments VI’s absence @ CARICOM summit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the April 9, 2015 CARICOM Summit in Jamaica with 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, was a momentous occasion in the history of the Caribbean region, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the Virgin Islands should have made a special effort to be represented, even if it was on ‘observer status’.

April 17th, 2015
Magistrate DaBreo to render ‘Letty’ decision on May 27

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as Lucien Smith has been freed following a successful no case submission on his behalf, the other party who was on trial for conspiracy to allegedly import cocaine, Violet ‘Letty' Hodge, will have to wait until May 27, 2015 to know her fate.

April 17th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Sherece R. Fahie-Vanterpool

By N. Johann Earle

With a busy schedule to juggle, our Young Professional for this week Sherece R. Fahie-Vanterpool has a passion for holistic living which has driven her to develop personal care products she hopes will take off in the market, even as she keeps her day job as a graphic artist with the Government of the Virgin Islands.

April 17th, 2015
FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali arrives in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- FIFA Vice-President and candidate for the Presidency, Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has arrived in the territory and will be visiting the site for the new stadium in East End today April 17, 2015.

April 16th, 2015
Works Minister denies road works an election gimmick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) today April 16, 2015 signed an agreement for the controversial loan of $16 million from the Social Security Board (SSB) for the construction of roads in the territory.

April 16th, 2015
UPDATE : Lucien Smith walks free!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lucien Smith, who was jointly charged with Violet 'Letty' Hodge for allegedly conspiring to import drugs into the territory, walked away from the Magistrate's Court a free man today, April 16, 2015 after Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo upheld a no-case submission on the part of Smith.

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