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July 28th, 2016
Phillip 4th @ British Summer Swimming C/ships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands’ swimmer Elinah Phillip began her final tune up for the Rio Olympic Games by competing in the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield, England, on Wednesday July 27, 2016.

July 28th, 2016
UPDATE: Sistah Joyce is 4 time Calypso Monarch!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- History was made at the Rita Francis Festiville on July 27, 2016 when Joycelyn “Sistah Joyce” Searles was named the Virgin Islands’ Calypso Monarch for the 4th consecutive year.

July 27th, 2016
RVIPF cautions against domestic assaults during Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Sergeant Kendolph Bobb of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Family and Juvenile Unit says that while the annual festival celebrations should be enjoyable, typically this time of year presents an increase in the number of domestic assaults and is urging individuals again to take a time out instead of resorting to violence or abusive behaviour.

July 27th, 2016
Lone gunman robs restaurant in Carrot Bay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Police are investigating a reported robbery on Monday night, July 25, 2016.

July 27th, 2016
Promotion featuring USVI artists rejected by VI Festival Committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While it is not clear whether Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn had anything to do with it, a promotion, VI All Star II, featuring artistes from the US Virgin Islands clashing with artistes from the Virgin Islands was rejected by the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) from being held in the Rita Francis Festiville.

July 27th, 2016
Hon Walwyn ‘very much out of place’- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio talk show host and retired civil servant, Doug Wheatley has condemned the actions by Culture Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn surrounding the snubbing of the Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) at the opening of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival on July 25, 2016.

July 27th, 2016
National League Playoffs tips off Aug 5

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The playoffs in the National Basketball League are all set to begin on Friday August 5, 2016 in the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, following the conclusion of the regular season last week.

July 27th, 2016
Gov Mapp making another attempt to remove Judge Dunston


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Unsatisfied with a federal judgement that permanently barred him from removing Judge Michael C. Dunston as the presiding judge of the territory’s Superior Court, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 filed a notice with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals — the Pennsylvania court being the house of justice that hears US Virgin Islands Third Circuit appeal cases — in an ongoing attempt to remove Dunston from his role.

July 26th, 2016
‘One BVI or Not?’ Hon Fahie blasts Hon Walwyn’s decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Letting his disappointment known following the decision by Culture Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn to deny Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) to speak at the opening of Virgin Islands (VI) Festival 2016 even though Hon Fraser was slated to speak, Opposition Member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said Government missed a golden opportunity to show how much the VI had matured as a people and as a territory in a manner that respects the freedom their ancestors fought for them to enjoy.

July 26th, 2016
UPDATE: No confirmed cases of Zika in VI- Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following our story published on Monday July 25, 2016 that there have been unconfirmed reports of persons with Zika virus in the Virgin Islands, the Ministry of Health and Social Development has responded by “reassuring” the community that there are no confirmed cases of Zika in the territory.

East End/Long Look 2016 Festival artistes 31 July to August 3

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