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August 23rd, 2016
Heavy rains expected tonight & throughout Wednesday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands has been told to brace itself for showers tonight and throughout tomorrow due to a tropical wave, which is currently a couple of hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

August 23rd, 2016
Fender bender @ Wickham's Cay II traffic lights

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Traffic along one of the west bound lanes on the James Walter Francis Dual Carriageway has been interrupted due to an accident at the traffic lights at Wickham's Cay II moments ago, August 23, 2016.

August 23rd, 2016
Shakeup in 9 top public service posts expected- Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reminding that the key to making any organisation effective is to ensure that the key leadership positions are filled by experienced and capable people, since “it is their energy that will empower people to give their best,” Governor John S. Duncan OBE has stated that some nine senior positions across the public service have already, or will shortly change.

August 23rd, 2016
Major sponsors drop Ryan Lochte after Rio incident

NEW YORK, USA - US swimmer Ryan Lochte lost the last of his four major sponsors, Japanese mattress maker Airweave, days after he admitted to exaggerating his story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio during the Olympics.

August 23rd, 2016
Transporting of remaining BVIEC generators on hold

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The transporting of the remaining two Wartsila generators for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) Phase V Power Development Project will be delayed due to a mechanical problem with the transporting hauler.

August 23rd, 2016
Residents ‘tipping off’ suspected violators on VI waters- HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While Her Majesty’s Customs and other border protection agencies in the Virgin Islands are upping their efforts to crack down on illegal activities here, a number of residents, including locals, are believed to be bent on encouraging the opposite.

August 23rd, 2016
UPDATE: Almestica tried to flee from police – Court heard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jose Almestica reportedly made a dash to escape being arrested by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on August 18, 2016 after he and two others were searched, the court heard yesterday afternoon August 22, 2016 when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards.

August 23rd, 2016
Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry prepares some 100 for school

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Purcell Girls' Brigade Lieutenant Tammi T. David has disclosed that the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry is likely to go district-wide for 2017 as opposed to its current concentration on children only of the Purcell community.

August 23rd, 2016
Bayside Blazers off to winning start in Hon Fraser League

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – As the Julian Fraser/Save the Seed Basketball League continued on Sunday August 21, 2016 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom on the main island of Tortola, there were wins for Ghut Boys, Red Zone and former champions Bayside Blazers.

August 23rd, 2016
2 dead in vehicular accidents on St Croix


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Two vehicular accidents on St Croix, US Virgin Islands on Monday August 22, 2016— one early in the morning and the other at about 7:00 P.M. — have left two victims dead, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has confirmed.

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