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August 29th, 2015
UPDATE: At least 20 dead in Dominica due to Tropical Storm Erika

By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged Saturday through mud, rocks and uprooted trees to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.

August 29th, 2015
UPDATE: Bryan B. Fahie of Matcha's Bar & Grill leaves hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Gunshot victim and owner of Matcha's Bar and Grill, the popular Fort Hill restaurant on the main island of Tortola, Bryan B. Fahie, has left Peebles Hospital where he was never admitted, a Virgin Islands News Online's source close to the situation has confirmed to our newsroom.

August 29th, 2015
Malone turns attention to Rio after disappointment at World’s

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newest Digicel Brand Ambassador Chantel E. Malone had one of those days when things just don’t go right, finishing 21st overall in the Long Jump at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

August 29th, 2015
NHI should focus on the uninsured & under-insured – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the full implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) just a few months away, discussions are continuing in many circles as to the best way Government could have dealt with matters of health coverage for every person residing in the territory.

August 29th, 2015
40 complete annual D1 B/ball camp with international coach

WEST END, Tortola, VI – The annual First District Basketball Camp yesterday Friday August 28, 2015 successfully concluded with some 40 youngsters of the district participating in the camp that also saw parents being a part of the sessions.

August 28th, 2015
VI makes captive insurance history

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory has made history in the captive insurance industry with the appointment of the Marketing Manager of BVI Finance, Ms. Alicia Green to the Executive Board of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).

August 28th, 2015
Rotaract Club of Tortola holds ‘School Supply Drive’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rotaract Club of Tortola on August 22, 2015 held a School Supply Drive at both the Bolos and Island Services parking lots in Road Town.

August 28th, 2015
‘Don’t get complacent!’ – DDM’s Philomena N. Robertson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information and Education Manager at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Philomena N. Robertson said that while things might be returning to normal people should not get complacent as another storm is brewing.

August 28th, 2015
Power supply to be fully restored by end of today- Leroy A. E. Abraham

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some sections of the territory continue to be without electricity due to last night’s brush of heavy winds from tropical storm Erika, General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Leroy A. E. Abraham has assured that power will be fully restored by the end of today, August 28, 2015.

August 28th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘All clear! It’s back to work!’ – says NEOC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has advised residents of the Virgin Islands that the Acting Governor, Mrs. V. Inez Archibald, CBE in consultation with the Director of the National Emergency Operations Centre, Ms Sharleen S. DaBreo is satisfied that the immediate threat posed by Tropical Storm Erika to the territory is over.

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