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September 27th, 2016
Digicel to roll out new LTE network in coming months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Digicel, the Virgin Island’s biggest and fastest data network, is making significant progress in the building and implementing its new LTE network. The company is now finalizing its territory-wide build out of the LTE network to deliver unprecedented speeds making it the Virgin Island's fastest and most reliable LTE network. Digicel customers can look forward to 10 times faster speeds, when the company enables the network within the coming months.

September 27th, 2016
No fast food chains in VI good for culinary tourism- Sharon Flax-Brutus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus says with the dramatic rise in travelers from the major niche market of the US opting for unique food experiences, she is pleased that the territory is void of food chains and instead provides authentic locally produced foods.

September 27th, 2016
Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines calls for ‘overhaul’ of civil servants’ pay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sixth District Representative Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, in few words, made two very strong representations in the House of Assembly, calling for the overhaul of civil servants’ pay and for potential medical students and educators to be given priority for government scholarships.

September 27th, 2016
US Treasury awards more than $4.4M for small businesses in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The US Treasury Department today September 27, 2016 announced that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has received $4,477,239 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs, according to a release issued by the Treasury.

September 27th, 2016
Gunners, Blazers among latest winners in Hon Fraser League

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Winning Mentality showed just that, Next proved they might be serious contenders, West Gunners look determined to defend their title and Bayside Blazers put the Warrias to the sword, all over the weekend at the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League in Duffs Bottom.

September 27th, 2016
Prisoner Akim Stevens beaten & hospitalised

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- According to our Team of Reporters from around the Virgin Islands, inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison Akim Stevens has been reportedly beaten and hospitalised.

September 27th, 2016
UPDATE: Mrs Geneva Lettsome passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Word reaching our newsroom early this morning, September 27, 2016 is that Mrs Geneva Lettsome, the mother of First Lady Lorna G. Smith OBE and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) among others, has died at age 88.

September 27th, 2016
Danny Benjamin’s re-trial to start soon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Danny Benjamin appeared before High Court Judge Nicola P. Byer yesterday September 26, 2016 as he prepared to once again face the course of justice, this time in a re-trial for wounding with intent.

September 27th, 2016
Go cry to Digicel for A/C Units- Hon Walwyn tells ASPS principal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Principal of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School Ms Marieta C. Flax-Headley has been told that she should no longer cry to the Ministry of Education and Culture about the excruciating heat in the school’s auditorium and the need to have air condition units installed.

September 26th, 2016
Prominent businessman Neville G. A. Burke passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Prominent businessman Mr Neville G. A. Burke, founder of Burke's Garage Ltd. located on Wickham's Cay II on the main island of Tortola, has passed away.

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