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June 30th, 2015
Gov’t’s encroachment on privately owned lands a major concern – Elton Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Time after time as government executes infrastructural projects across the territory they have reportedly been encroaching on private lands and not properly compensating or informing the owners of the land. This is just one of many issues the new Complaints Commissioner Ms Sheila N. Brathwaite will have before her during her tenure in office.

June 30th, 2015
HoA to meet on July 6, 2015, still no Opposition Leader!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Third House of Assembly (HoA), also referred to as Parliament, will meet in its second sitting following the 2015 General Elections on Monday July 6, 2015 at its Chambers in Road Town, the Virgin Islands capital city.

June 30th, 2015
Bounty Killer’s Brother Arrested for Stealing Cell Phone

CARIBBEAN NEWS

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Jun 28 2015 – The brother of Jamaican dancehall artist Rodney Price, also known as Bounty Killer, was arrested at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts on Saturday for stealing a cell phone.

June 30th, 2015
St. Lucia NGO says Caribbean Could Cash in on Same-sex Tourism

CARIBBEAN NEWS

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 30 2015 – A senior official of a St. Lucia human rights non-governmental organisation says the United States’ Supreme Court decision to allow gay marriages across the country could very well open up a new tourism market for the Caribbean if the region takes advantage of the opportunity.

June 30th, 2015
‘I did not go to the House to fight’ – Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Premier, former Leader of the Opposition, former Representative of the Ninth District and former Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Ralph T. O'Neal OBE was one of four stalwarts of the Virgin Islands honoured yesterday June 29, 2015 for their contribution to the territory at the Territory Day celebrations.

June 30th, 2015
‘No need for concerns over financial accountability’ – Kishma A. Baronville

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –New Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Kishma A. Baronville has put to rest concerns about financial accountability as she heads into her first Festival since taking the reins from former Chairman Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden.

June 30th, 2015
Suspended Antigua CoP Vere H.E. Browne’s court challenge dismissed

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Word just reaching Virgin Islands News Online from our Team of Reporters in Antigua and Barbuda is that the application by suspended Commissioner of Police Vere H. E. Browne for Judicial Review challenging the Commission’s decision to suspend him from his duties as Commissioner of Police has been dismissed by the High Court.

June 30th, 2015
Elvis J. Harrigan writes Governor to confirm support for Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In another unprecedented move, former Sixth District Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate Elvis J. Harrigan, who was defeated by Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (D6) in a landslide, has added his voice to the controversy within the VIP over the Opposition Leader‘s post.

June 30th, 2015
Bad weather blamed for poor Fishermen's Day participation

‎BEEF ISLAND, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering underscored his disappointment in the turnout of fishermen at this year's annual Fishermen's Day on June 29, 2015 but blamed bad weather.

June 30th, 2015
VI heading towards independence- Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn believes that people of the territory must continue to foster national pride among themselves as this will be vital for any eventual move towards independence, which he speaks of as imminent.

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