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May 16th, 2015
‘Healthcare, jobs priorities for JVD’ – Rajah A. Smith

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Second District, Rajah A. Smith is determined to hit the ground running following the elections of June 8, 2015 as he said if he is elected he would immediately begin to tackle issues such as healthcare and employment as priority areas on the island.

May 13th, 2015
‘Justify snap elections or I not voting NDP’ – Rudolph E. George

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Mr Rudolph E. George aka ‘Rudy’, a prominent businessman on Jost Van Dyke and close friend of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D Orlando Smith, is calling on the leader of government business to give solid reasons for calling elections before the end of the legal four year term.

May 11th, 2015
JVD residents shun NDP politicians

LITTLE HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI - The “step child” status of sister island residents has resulted in a number of persons on Jost Van Dyke shunning National Democratic Party (NDP) politicians and their alleged cronies as residents there ‎have told them plainly, “don't come knocking at our doors now".

March 23rd, 2015
‘Brace for more trouble when cruise pier re-opens’ – Concerned residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the sister islands of Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are trying to conceptualise the reality that will hit when the Cruise Pier re-opens next month as they said issues of overcrowding at safety at the beaches were not taken into consideration by government in their planning.

February 11th, 2015
JVD residents say new boat charges too high

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Persons residing on the sister island of Jost van Dyke are peeved with the institution of a new boat charge which they say places operators at a disadvantage as the increase is steep in their estimation.

October 14th, 2014
UPDATE: VI Govt. gives ‘all clear’ on Hurricane Gonzalo

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As Gonzalo veers north avoiding the Virgin Islands, the hurricane warning for the Territory has been discontinued and a tropical storm warning is now in effect, say personnel from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), who also confirmed that normal services are resuming throughout the Territory.

September 3rd, 2014
Is enough being done about JVD power woes?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We were looking at having that situation resolved by the beginning of this month to the middle of this month (September) unfortunately [for] the cable that is required in order to join or replace that damaged portion of that sub-marine that supplies Jost Van Dyke, the factory ran into some delays so we haven’t received that cable as yet,” said BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) General Manager Mr Leroy A. E. Abraham.

August 26th, 2014
Shamori Chinnery remanded for guns & ammo find

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Shamori Chinnery, a St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) national who resides in Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Islands, was yesterday August 25, 2014 remanded to prison when he appeared in the Magistrates’ Court, according to the Police Public Relations Department.

August 23rd, 2014
JVD man caught with illegal firearm

WEST END, Tortola, VI - A Jost Van Dyke (JVD) man who is said to be no stranger to the courts was yesterday morning August 22, 2014 caught with an illegal firearm and taken into custody by officers on duty at the Sopher's Hole, West End, Ferry Dock.

July 22nd, 2014
‘Be in the Room’ – Hon Fraser tells youths

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – “You don’t have to join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to ensure that a VIP Government pays the kind of attention that you might deserve,” Chairman of the VIP Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) said to a young man who posed a question to him.

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