BEEF ISLAND, VI – US R&B star Melanie Fiona, the feature artiste to hit the stage of the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall tonight December 6, 2013, told Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview on her arrival in the territory that she is more keen on being an inspiration to the young artistes in the Top 7@7 ‘Who is next?’ competition.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – “My People, the next leader of this territory must be able to take data and effectively execute what is a limited analysis with relative certainty, assess advice, and make informed decisions.” Those were words uttered with much emphasis by Third District Representative, Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.
By Cathy O. O. Richards
Dogs are indeed man’s best friend, whether it be a poodle, a German Shepherd or a pit-bull, which is a special breed of dog that is beginning to become a favourite among dog lovers, including here in the Virgin Islands. Pit-bulls do not exist in large numbers in the VI, according to one VIslander who you can safely say knows a mountain about pit-bulls and other pets. He is our young professional for this week, Mr Jarrel ‘Jay’ Rhymer.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - When Dwite and Paola Flax opened the Rock Café on the sister island of Virgin Gorda some years ago, they knew it would have been one of the most popular and frequented venues on the island but they also had a dream to keep on 'wowing' their supporters with new and creative ideas.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Principal (Ag.) of the Eslyn Henley Richez Learning Centre, Mrs Vansittart Huggins, has thrown out a challenge to banks in the Virgin Islands to open savings accounts for the differently abled students of the Centre.
TADDY BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – A Piper Navajo N83TA plane reportedly belonging to ‘Island Birds’ forced airport authorities to close the Virgin Gorda Airport sometime between 10 A.M. and 12 P.M. yesterday, December 1, 2013 after it developed technical problems that rendered it immobile on the runway for some time.
CRAB HILL, Virgin Gorda, VI – The circumstances surrounding an accident at Crab Hill road aka Speedy’s Corner this morning, December 1, 2013 are vague but Virgin Islands News Online was reliably informed that at least two persons escaped with minor injuries.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I am personally dreadfully against suspending children from education.” This is according to talk show host Edmund Maduro who heavily criticized the act of expelling children from school during his radio programme last evening, November 28, 2013.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Residents of Virgin Gorda are calling for an update on the Gun Creek Development Project for North Sound, claiming that the “hand-picked” advisory committee members are not doing a good job at keeping the residents informed.
JOST VAN DYKE, VI – Following constant cries by residents of Jost Van Dyke to have some key facilities and services in place on the sister island, several government arms have taken necessary steps to ensure that actions were taken.