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July 3rd, 2015
BVIFA selects two youngsters for US soccer camp

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two lucky young footballers will be heading off to the United States of America this month to experience the chance of a lifetime, courtesy of the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) and its International Opportunities Programme.

July 3rd, 2015
‘Brain Machine’ to keep children learning during ‘summer’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the view that learning should be continuously stimulated, although to a different degree when school is closed after the various terms, twin educators Sharie B. de Castro and Sharia B. de Castro are set to kick start a ‘summer’ programme for the 2015 period titled ‘Brain Machine’.

July 3rd, 2015
Same-sex marriage to be legal in USVI

‎ST THOMAS, USVI - Sister territory United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is making moves to comply with the recent landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court that struck down marriage bans in every state. This decision made by the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2015 means that same-sex marriage is legal in all states in the USA.

July 3rd, 2015
Has the victimisation started? Sr officer to be forced out of Treasury Dept!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that Ms Laurel L. Smith, the acting Deputy Accountant General at the Treasury Department is to be forced out of the department, a place that is currently short staffed.

July 3rd, 2015
‎This Week We Feature Young Professional Bjorn J. Caleb

By Cathy O. O. Richards

This week's Young Professional is Bjorn J. Caleb aka BeeJay, who shared that what defines him as a young aspiring professional is his willingness to learn and follow instructions. "If I get something wrong the first time I will ensure that I never make that mistake again," he said.

July 3rd, 2015
‘I say no to Independence!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Edmund G. Maduro, the host of the EGM radio talk show has slammed utterances by Minister for Education and Culture the Honourable Myron V. Walwyn about the territory heading towards independence, saying that the Virgin Islands would not be able to make it on its own away from its mother country.

July 3rd, 2015
Civics in school will benefit the territory- Elton Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I do think that proper course in civic education and Civics beginning in our schools at a very early stage and continuing through will redound to the benefit of the country, in fact it will begin to produce citizens who are more conscious of civic responsibility,” said former Commissioner of Complaints Mr Elton Georges, CMG, OBE.

July 2nd, 2015
Scotiabank has new Managing Director: Sarah Hobbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sarah Hobbs has been appointed Managing Director of Scotiabank BVI, according to a press release from the financial institution.

July 2nd, 2015
4 Dominicans arrested in Trellis Bay gun find

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- Four nationals of the Dominican Republic are in police custody after a firearm was reportedly found at their home in Trellis Bay yesterday July 1, 2015.

July 2nd, 2015
VI must not accept 'New World Order' – Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A radio show caller insisted that the Virgin Islands must not go the way of what he described as the New World Order where same sex marriage is seen as being acceptable.

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