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April 11th, 2018
Anthea L. Smith appointed to Judicial & Legal Services Commission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Attorney at Law, Ms Anthea L. Smith is the newest member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

April 10th, 2018
Marlins claim citizenship in the VI to avoid Miami courtroom

MIAMI HERALD

MIAMI, Florida, USA - The Miami Marlins are claiming corporate citizenship in the [British] Virgin Islands in an effort to have a federally appointed arbitrator take over the lawsuit by Miami and Miami-Dade County to recover a share of the profits from Jeffrey Loria's $1.2 billion sale of the team to Derek Jeter and partners last fall.

April 10th, 2018
Standing Finance Committee continues at HoA Chambers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee continues at the Chambers in Road Town, Tortola which began last week. It is also the continuation of the Second Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly.

April 9th, 2018
Claude O. Skelton-Cline & Peter W. Wickham trade punches over Poll

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A war of words have erupted over a poll conducted in the Virgin Islands (VI) by the Barbados based firm Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) owned and operated by Peter W. Wickham and local radio commentator and former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

April 9th, 2018
USVI man drowns while attempting to save his brother

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - A St Croix man drowned on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Frederiksted Pier while attempting to save his brother, who was out in the deep waters struggling to stay afloat, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium Tuesday, April 10, 2018. According to VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte, the 911 emergency call centre received notification of the incident at about 2:23 P.M.

April 9th, 2018
Where is the $7.2M BVI Airways planes? Hon Fahie calls for CoI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - We all are aware of the history when in 2016 Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) announced that he had committed the Territory into a $7 million deal with the once defunct and bankrupt BVI Airways to provide direct flights from Miami, Florida to Beef Island.

April 9th, 2018
Harrigan-Scott applauded after performance @ Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, Australia - Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, Virgin Islands (VI) 100-meter sprinter was praised for her performance at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday, April 8, 2018.

April 9th, 2018
Hon Marlon A. Penn blames poor internet on liberalisation of telecoms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands was ranked by a British report last year as having one of the worst and most expensive internet services on earth.

April 9th, 2018
Please explain how the Virgin Islands Recovery & Development Agency Act of 2018 passed?

Anonymous opinion

Somehow after days of acrimonious testimony in the House of Assembly that revealed a shocking absence of transparency regarding this legislation, deep divisions within the National Democratic Party, and a general lack of understanding about public finance, the House of Assembly found it prudent to pass this legislation without any further public commentary.

April 8th, 2018
Historic wooden sloop tossed in garbage, never to return!

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported in our April 1, 2018 article that a 25-foot wooden sloop named Vigilant that some historians at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College claimed to be the oldest wooden boat in the Caribbean was sent to the trash.

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