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August 6th, 2018
Somber reflections as VI observes 2018 Sunrise ‘Emancipation’ Service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Emancipation activities continue across the Territory, as residents observe the annual festivities not just, the glitz and glamour, street tramps and parades but on more somber tones too, such as this morning, August 6, 2018, at the Queen Elizabeth Park, when scores gathered for the traditional ‘Sunrise Service’ held at 7:00 AM.

August 6th, 2018
VI Emancipation: Hon Fahie implores residents to avoid pitfalls of ‘modern slavery’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “As a Territory and as a people, while we celebrate and make our celebration the most meaningful, we must recommit to avoiding the pitfalls of all forms of slavery…We must recommit ourselves to the fullest form of Accountability, Transparency and Good Governance.”

August 6th, 2018
Gov’t attempts to divert insurance claim $$ for other spending

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Monies allocated under a Budget Head are for that purpose but information now coming from the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, attempted to do otherwise, when a decision was taken to use the $11.3M, received in insurance claims for the Central Administration Complex (CAC), to be used for other projects.

August 5th, 2018
DDM warns of unstable weather conditions across VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being cautioned by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), of possible showers and thunderstorms across the Territory—this as storms increase in intensity as the 2018 hurricane season progresses.

August 4th, 2018
Gov’t extends Customs Duty exemption period

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that the Customs Duty exemption period has been extended until August 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, for two categories of importers.

August 4th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: A Basketball camp & two veteran players

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For the third year running, the K & J Basketball Summer Camp is currently underway at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, in Road Town, the Capital City.

August 4th, 2018
Dexta Daps now set to headline Thursday’s ‘Festiville’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Jamaican Dancehall star ‘Dexta Daps’ is now scheduled to perform in the Virgin Islands (VI) on Thursday, August 9, 2018, having missed his originally scheduled headline performance for the Official Opening of Emancipation 2018 Festival Celebrations on Friday, August 3, 2018.

August 3rd, 2018
VI taps into ‘Tourism Recovery Fund’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) has already begun to benefit from the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the non-profit organization, Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of hurricane impacted destinations to rebound as quickly as possible.

August 3rd, 2018
Smith sold BVI Airways for $650,000 & a promise of millions more

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former BVI Airways owner, Luke Smith, essentially signed away his interests, including shares in the company, for a mere $650,000, after being promised stocks worth up to $5M.

August 3rd, 2018
McMaster to lead VI team to NACAC 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) has announced its national team that will participate at the North America, Central America, and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletics Senior Championships, from August 10, 2018 to 12, 2018, in Toronto, Canada.

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