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February 6th, 2016
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool assures no increased water & light bills for VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) assured residents of Virgin Gorda that there is not expected to be increases in the cost for the supply of water or electricity for residents of the sister island as a result of the upgrade of the Virgin Gorda water treatment plant.

February 6th, 2016
Fmr BVIFA Technical Director Katie Rowson joins Watford LFC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Technical Director of the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Katie Rowson is back in her homeland and has hit the ground running as the new Head Coach of Watford Ladies FC. Her new team plays in the English FA Women's Super League (WSL) second tier.

February 5th, 2016
VG residents protest filling in of pond & clearing of mangroves

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A number of Virgin Gorda residents are very serious about preventing what they consider the destruction of the environment in the name of development that they are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the clearing of mangroves and filling in of a pond in the Spanish Town area.

February 5th, 2016
Kurt Rabsatt fined $600 for having counterfeit money

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A 30 year old male was fined $600 for the crime of being in possession of counterfeit United States dollars when his High Court trial concluded today February 5, 2016.

February 5th, 2016
UPDATE: Zika scare! Funds scarce! No fogging until Budget allocation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As most countries in the Caribbean, including the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), begin to take proactive measures against the potential threat of the Zika virus, the Virgin Islands Government has shown no real sense of urgency, compared to what other countries have been doing.

February 5th, 2016
NDP has run the VI broke! From $51M under VIP to $6M under NDP!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The debate as to who left the Virgin Islands broke is now over. The Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, has set the record straight by confirming that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has almost bankrupt the Overseas Territory of about forty thousand residents.

February 5th, 2016
This Week We Feature Young Professional Akima R. S. Lettsome

By N. Johann Earle

With a passion for customer service and entrepreneurship, our Young Professional Akima R. S. Lettsome is a mother of two who is determined to be the best she can be in her job and in her graphic design business that she hopes to see grow in the future.

February 5th, 2016
'Freeze all work permits for VG jobs immediately!' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has called on Government to immediately put a freeze on all work permits for jobs in Virgin Gorda to allow local persons displaced from Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort to find work.

February 5th, 2016
2016 LIME SuperFast T20 League bowls off Sunday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The Greenland Playing Field in East End/Long Look will once again come alive to the sounds of “Calypso Cricket” this Sunday February 7, 2016 when the 2016 season kicks off with the LIME SuperFast T20 League.

February 5th, 2016
USVI man sentenced to 78 months in prison for child porn

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on February 4, 2016 sentenced Donne W. Williams, 32, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands to 78 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and Ricardo Mayoral, acting special agent in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Juan and US Virgin Islands announced.

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