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July 18th, 2014
Duff finishes highest in Optimist Championships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Junior sailors Rayne Duff, Thad Lettsome, and Nathan Haycraft represented the Virgin Islands (VI) in the Optimist North American Championship 2014 which took place July 9 – 16 in Nayarit, Mexico, with Duff finishing as the highest placed Caribbean competitor.

July 17th, 2014
U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down

(CNN) -- A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, prompting swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.

July 17th, 2014
Digicel Expands Its Cable TV And Broadcast Footprint With Jamaica Acquisition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel today announced that it has reached an agreement with Telstar Cable Limited to acquire its cable and fibre network in Jamaica.

July 17th, 2014
This Friday Miss BVI Contestants set to RIP the RUNWAY at CCT Festival Fridays

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the 60th Emancipation Celebrations draw near CCT is at it again with yet another Festival Fridays.

July 17th, 2014
'MMA in Paradise 4' on this Saturday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in the Virgin Islands, will see a competition being held on Saturday evening July 19, 2014 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex, according to Dwayne N. Donovan, one of the main competitors.

July 17th, 2014
Guyanese scouts to participate in Caribbean Jamboree

DEMERARA WAVES

A contingent of 42 Guyanese scouts is due to participate in the 15th Caribbean Scout Jamboree to be held later this month in Curacao, according to Assistant District Commissioner Theon Hope.

July 17th, 2014
India six-year-old 'raped in Bangalore school by staff members'

BBC NEWS

A six-year-old schoolgirl has allegedly been raped by two staff members at a prominent school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police say.

July 17th, 2014
Natalio Wheatley gets pat on the back from Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "I particularly admire Mr Wheatley… I’ve watched this young man develop as a commentator in this society. I saw him stand for office at the last elections and doing pretty well. He may stand again, it's not my decision it must be his,” said His Excellency (HE) Governor William Boyd McCleary.

July 17th, 2014
Shame on NDP! Outsiders getting petty contracts on JVD – Resident

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – As they too are being faced with the consequences of economic hardship, residents of Jost Van Dyke cried shame on the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, blasting them for not supporting local small contractors on the island.

July 17th, 2014
'VIP built this country not the NDP' – VIP Chairman Hon Julian Fraser, RA

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Noting that the economy of the Virgin Islands is in a rut with the gap between the 1% at the top and the rest widening, people in serious mortgage debt losing homes, people having to work multiple jobs just to survive, job insecurity, and more, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) reminded residents of Jost Van Dyke that it was the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) led government that had built the country.



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