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July 29th, 2015
UPDATE: Alleged murder fugitive ‘Balla’ Charlery deported from VI to US!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – J’wa Emone Charlery known as ‘Balla’ was today July 29, 2015 deported to the United States after the date for his local charges – including illegal entry and unlawful possession of gun and ammunition charges – were deferred indefinitely allowing for a Deportation Order to be effected.

July 29th, 2015
UPDATE: Showtime Band boycotts Road March 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online had reported on July 23, 2015 that eight-time VI Road March champions Showtime Band was uncertain for this year’s Road March and can now confirm that the popular band will not feature in this year’s competition.

July 29th, 2015
'Share your experience @ promoting good governance' - CPA's Joe Omorodion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Joe Omorodion has declared that promoting democracy is essential to each of the states in the association and urged countries to share their unique ways of fostering it.

July 29th, 2015
Basketball not 'dead' in the VI- Keith ‘88’ Malone

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Amid criticisms that basketball in the Virgin Islands seems to be on the decline with the cancellations of various tournaments last year, as well as the cancellation of the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) 2015 League in April, Vice-President of the BVIBF Keith ‘88’ Malone is adamant that the sport is far from dying.

July 29th, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: 1st female officer in RVIPF Eileene L. Baronville speaks out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today she shuffles around in pain from injuries sustained after twice being struck down on the road by a vehicle. And with old age also adding to her burden, she is indeed a far cry from the energetic and passionate police officer she once was. This is Mrs Eileene L. Baronville, the woman who holds the distinction of being the first female police officer in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

July 29th, 2015
‘Patsy C. Lake deserving of Festival honour’ – Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has hailed the selection of VI royalty Mrs Patsy C. Lake as this year’s Festival honouree for her contribution to the annual event over so many years and her involvement in several other important areas.

July 29th, 2015
‘I thought Hon RT O’Neal would have quit two elections ago’ – Dr Hubert O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District, Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal has disclosed that he made the decision to contest the Ninth District seat way before he had any inkling that Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, to whom he had lost four consecutive elections, was not going to run.

July 29th, 2015
No gimmick: 3rd Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League launched

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “It’s no Gimmick,” confirmed Third District Representative and Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA when season three of the Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League was officially launched on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom.

July 28th, 2015
‘Rename Peebles Hospital to honour Dr Smith!' – Patsy C. Lake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This year's honouree for Festival 2015 Mrs Patsy C. Lake has called on the government of the Virgin Islands to give Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith his "flowers" while he is around to appreciate them by naming the new Peebles Hospital after him.

July 28th, 2015
Crown wants De La Rosa matter be given priority @ next assizes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A year after his extradition from the United States and subsequent incarceration, the trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa is yet to get started as there was another delay to its commencement in the just concluded May criminal assizes.

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