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August 27th, 2015
Tropical storm Erika nearing the Virgin Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 5:00 p.m., August 27, 2015, the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was estimated near latitude 16.6 degrees north, longitude 64 degrees west or about 117 miles east-southeast of the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 27th, 2015
Hon Fahie meets with Hon Pickering as meetings with Gov't continue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has again engaged with a Minister of the National Democratic Party Government, this time with Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering, to discuss issues affecting the district.

August 27th, 2015
At least two reported swept away by rising river in Dominica

ANTIGUA OBSERVER

There’s word out of Dominica that rivers have swelled overflowing their banks due to downpour associated with Tropical Storm Erika.

August 27th, 2015
Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin again to win 200m world championship gold

THE GUARDIAN

Usain Bolt has done it again, winning his fourth consecutive world 200m title with a display of supreme confidence in his fastest time since the Olympic final at London 2012.

August 27th, 2015
UPDATE: Don't be fooled by periods of clear skies- DDM advises

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said that at 8:00 AM today August 27, 2015, the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was estimated near latitude 16.5 degrees north, longitude 62.7 degrees west and that residents should brace for storm conditions. It said in a bulletin that Erika is moving toward the west near 16 mph.

August 27th, 2015
Reynaldo Hewlett charged for alleged theft

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On August 19, 2015 police arrested and charged Reynaldo Hewlett, 33, of Brewers Bay for alleged burglary. This is just a few months after he was given a second chance at returning to society to complete drug rehabilitation and lead a life as a valuable citizen of society.

August 27th, 2015
‘We need to challenge big banks for better protection of funds’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes that the various governments of the Virgin Islands should have dealt more strongly with the question of deposit insurance for banks operating here.

August 27th, 2015
UPDATE: NBA coaches impressed with standard of young VI ballers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The two coaches from the National Basketball Association (NBA) here for the Digicel/NBA Jump Start Programme said the standard of the players at the 2-day clinic at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex has been impressive and noted that it was a touch decision selecting the five players to attend a further training camp in Trinidad and Tobago.

August 26th, 2015
Gov't offices, HLSCC closed tomorrow, August 27, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to the expected passing of Tropical Storm Erika, Government offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday August 27, 2015.

August 26th, 2015
CCT distances itself from viral ‘Hitler’ video

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Marketing and Public Relations Manager at CCT Global Communications Janet N. Brin has confirmed that a video, which has gone viral and which purports to bash one telecommunications provider while favouring CCT, has not been produced or sanctioned by her company.

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