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May 22nd, 2017
Are some USVI horses drugged with cocaine & heroine before races?

VI CONSORTIUM

By Attorney Terri Griffiths, an animal lover & former USVI attorney general

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- In the US Virgin Islands (USVI), horses-racing is an unregulated sport. The statute providing for the new $30 million dollar Racino Development included a provision on anti-doping. The Senate rejected the anti-doping section. I drafted that anti-doping statute.

May 21st, 2017
Guilty! Masa on Gun, Smith for beating stripper over 'short' service time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The missed radio and social network personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton has been found guilty of keeping an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

May 21st, 2017
UPDATE: 6 confirmed in 2017 Miss BVI show, injury forced 1 out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Just as was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online, six contestants will vie for the 2017/18 title of Miss British Virgin Islands. It was late this evening Sunday May 21, 2017 at the Tortola Pier Park, in Road Town on Tortola that the six young ladies were officially revealed to the Public for this year’s pageant, hours after this news site broke the story.

May 21st, 2017
McMaster wins in world leading time @ Jamaica Invitational

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands' World Junior silver medallist Kyron A. McMaster turned back the challenge of a top class field in winning the 400m Hurdles and achieving world number one status at the 2017 Jamaica Invitational on May 20, 2017.

May 20th, 2017
HMS Brexit & the Brussels Iceberg

Dickson Igwe

The United Kingdom must skillfully negotiate its exit from Europe, or risk being torn apart. With the Brexit Referendum, Brussels has become a massive and ominous iceberg that the seafaring vessel, The HMS Great Britain, would be wise not to crash into.

May 19th, 2017
Bring Bills to the public for input- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The former Virgin Islands Government Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, businessman Julian Willock has called on the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration to stop rushing Bills though the House of Assembly (HoA) and get some public input.

May 19th, 2017
Caribbean Cellars to host 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation & Product Expo Block Party

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of continuing efforts to contribute to the development of the Virgin Islands, Caribbean Cellars will host a customer appreciation and product expo block party that will benefit the Mental Health Unit of the BVI Health Services Authority.

May 19th, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Sharnelle M. Leonard

French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician Albert Schweitzer said the purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. For our young professional Sharnelle M. Leonard, that purpose comes in the form of teaching.

May 19th, 2017
Man found hanging in bedroom on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man was found hanging in his bedroom on Wednesday night in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in what the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has said appears to be a suicide incident, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Thursday afternoon, May 18, 2017.

May 19th, 2017
UPDATE: James Leonard fell off boat – Eyewitnesses claim

COOPER ISLAND, VI - Mourning the tragic death of Cooper Island resident and beneficiary owner, Mr James 'Jamesy' Leonard, close friends and eyewitnesses have brushed aside speculation of foul play in his death.



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