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January 17th, 2017
Another motor scooter accident! Rider injured

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- (Post Time: 12:55 P.M.) Less than 24 hours after a young man lost his life in a motor scooter accident, becoming the first road fatality in the Virgin Islands for 2017, another accident involved a motor scooter has occurred.

January 17th, 2017
Kyle Frank first road fatality in VI for 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man said to be in his mid 20s was killed in a lone motor scooter accident on the James Walter Francis Drive dual carriageway just before midnight on January 16, 2017.

January 17th, 2017
Minor accident on Waterfront Drive redirects traffic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Traffic between the Road Town Roundabout and the traffic lights on Waterfront Drive has been briefly redirected due to an accident in the vicinity of the Digicel flagship store this morning, January 17, 2017.

January 17th, 2017
Divided NDP Gov’t: Too many secrets- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Returning to be governed by UK’s direct rule as a result of indebtedness, disunity in the government and moving from the name National Democratic Party to "National Dictatorship Party" are some of the burning issues that former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline has expressed concern over.

January 17th, 2017
VI sailors dominate in USVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ten Virgin Islands’ (VI) sailors raced in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) last weekend, January 14-15, at the 2017 MLK Regatta, with Kael Chalwell, Rayne Duff and Sam Morrell all topping their classes, Opti Green, Opti Championship and Club 420 respectively.

January 16th, 2017
$323M budget presented; Disappointing says Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) presented a $323M budget in the House of Assembly today, January 16, 2017.

January 16th, 2017
UPDATE: Taxi driver in Slaney accident critical

SLANEY, Tortola, VI – The driver of the taxi mini bus involved in the collision at Slaney, on the main island of Tortola, yesterday January 15, 2017 is in critical condition.

January 16th, 2017
Driver miraculously escapes injury in accident West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- A driver miraculously escaped without a scratch even though his vehicle was nearly mangled in an accident near the West End Police Station, on the main island of Tortola, moments ago, January 16, 2017.

January 16th, 2017
BVI Platinum News sued for Libel by Attorney David A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom and subsequently documents obtained, confirm that BVI Platinum News, doing business as Platinum Investors Limited, has been successfully sued for Libel by a local Attorney.

January 16th, 2017
Chinese cannot be allowed to compete unfairly with locals- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the weekly programme, Umoja, Cromwell Smith on ZBVI 780 AM, spoke out on just what he thinks of the territory entering trade deals with the Chinese, saying the territory can trade tourism and financial services while the Chinese trade goods; however, they cannot be allowed to come to set up manufacturing plants or to compete unfairly with locals.

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