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July 25th, 2016
Mostly empathy for Plaskett following leaked video

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Following the release of a private video of Stacey E. Plaskett videoing her naked husband with their young child in the background, an event Ms Plaskett has since described as a playful family moment, multiple former and hopeful local politicians have issued statements, most condemning the leak and one — Republican Delegate to Congress contender Gordon P. Ackley — condemning Ms Plaskett instead, even while admitting that he hadn’t seen the video.

July 25th, 2016
Guyana in no hurry to get rid of Death Penalty

CARIBBEAN360

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana may not be ruling out abolishing the death penalty at some stage, but a senior minister has made it clear the country isn’t in any rush to go that direction.

July 25th, 2016
2 dead, 17 injured in Florida nightclub shooting

REUTERS

Shots erupted outside a party for teenagers at a Florida nightclub early on Monday, killing two people and wounding as many as 17 others in the latest burst of gun violence to wrack the state this summer, according to authorities

July 25th, 2016
TRW & FLOW heighten calls for road safety during Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It’s that time of year when traffic gets extremely busy and some roads are closed off to facilitate road tramps and other activities related to the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival. This has led to the Tortola Race Wars (TRW) upping their advocacy for road safety.

July 25th, 2016
‘We do not take complaints lightly’- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a Facebook post was made on July 22, 2016 bashing Peebles Hospital for the alleged poor services being rendered there and with other persons sharing their own disturbing experiences at the lone hospital in the territory, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) responded with a statement on its own Facebook page.

July 25th, 2016
Darci Reich reaches final @ Caribbean Junior Squash C/ships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Caribbean Amateur Squash Association (CASA) Junior Championships closed out on Saturday July 24, 2016 in the Cayman Islands with local players Darci Reich finishing second in the U11’s bracket and brother Luka sixth in U13’s

July 24th, 2016
Hutchinson & De Castro win Prince & Princess Show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Nine-year-olds Jonathan T. Hutchinson from the Althea Scatliffe Primary School and Jae’da A. De Castro of Joyce Samuel Primary School were crowned Prince and Princess respectively at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town, Tortola this evening, Sunday July 24, 2016.

July 24th, 2016
‘JJ’ crowned FLOW Soca Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ Jevaughn J. “JJ” Parsons was crowned the Flow Soca Monarch at the Festival Grounds in Road Town in the wee hours of Sunday July 24, 2016.

July 24th, 2016
Hons Pickering & Fraser attend Assembly of OECS in Antigua

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- They are not the two to always be in front of the camera but they continue to do a lot of good work behind the scenes.

July 24th, 2016
National sailor ‘disgusted’ with VI following thefts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- National sailor Daniel Petrovic took to Facebook recently, expressing his disgust at being a victim of theft on several occasions.





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

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