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September 19th, 2014
‘Regulations must be enforced to prevent disasters’ – DDM 2013 report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said in its annual report for 2013 that some of the disasters in the Virgin Islands are the result of severely faulty practices and mismanagement in land use.

September 19th, 2014
'No official audit of Tourist Board done' - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “We have not done an official audit on the Tourist Board. The BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) themselves have done an internal audit so they can re-organize which they have done,” said Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith at his press conference held on Wednesday September 17, 2014.

September 19th, 2014
UPDATE: Scotland votes 'No' to independence

GLASGOW, Scotland, UK - Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence, reported the BBC today September 19, 2014.

September 19th, 2014
‘Education should take priority above airport project’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “I do not take kindly the explanation given for not building a new Junior High School. Priority for education must be given over a $50 million Cruise Ship Pier Land Side Development; priority for education must be given over a $300 million plus airport runway extension,” said Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.

September 19th, 2014
‘Cutting 1st District's monies was bad-mindedness!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Determined to continue to serve the best interest of all the people of the First District, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and his community spirited people have banded together resulting in seniors receiving free transportation come October 1, 2014 to get to clinics, something that was unjustifiably cut by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government recently.

September 19th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Nekeeda J. Richardson

By Nikolai J. Earle

Our Young Professional this week is 26 year old Nekeeda J. Richardson, Corporate Administrator at Intertrust Corporate Services (BVI) Limited and an aspiring Financial Analyst and Corporate Lawyer.

September 19th, 2014
Not all plain sailing for VI Youngsters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local Sailors have been busy on the seas over the last couple of weeks with Jason Putley and Daniel Petrovic putting in creditable performances to match those of Alec Anderson and Chris Brockbank.

September 18th, 2014
Cocaine found in James T. John’s home - DS Ballantine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John gave the nudge on Wednesday September 17, 2014 for the re-trial to move on, the Crown called its first witness Detective Sergeant (DS) Wendell Ballantine who testified that several blocks of cocaine were found in the home of accused James T. John on August 10, 2012.

September 18th, 2014
Naturalization sharply declines over 5 years – Civil Reg. & Passport Off.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There has been a sharp decrease over five years with regards to the naturalization of persons according to the 2013 annual report of the Civil Registry and Passport Office.

September 18th, 2014
High school youths in daring knife fight

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Persons who witnessed a daring fight with weapons between two High School boys while in the Paraquita Bay area yesterday afternoon September 17, 2014, were thankful that there was no bloodshed.



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