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February 4th, 2020
‘God knows I need help; I am ready to give up’ – Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- When Ellis Thomas Downs, the home of horse racing in the [British] Virgin Islands, was extensively damaged by the 2017 hurricanes, President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association and long-time horse owner, Mr Lesmore Smith took on the mantle of ensuring the sport did not die by first working to get the grandstands and track fixed and then consistently organising race cards, often using his own resources to ensure plans became reality.

February 3rd, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers to lift Super Bowl LIV trophy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Football fans made their way to their favourite sports bars across the Territory on Sunday, February 2, 2020 to witness Super Bowl LIV, which was a clash between Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.

February 3rd, 2020
Courage & Honour wins feature clash of Pre-Valentine’s Horse Races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- With speed demons and arch rivals Thulean and Totally Evil scratched, Courage & Honour rode away with top honours in the feature race of the Pre-Valentine's Horse Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

February 2nd, 2020
Victory @ last! Leslee J. Smith leads Raiders to first win in BBL

GLASGOW, Scotland, UK- Virgin Islander Leslee J. Smith top scored with 17 points and most importantly, his efforts ensure Plymouth Raiders picked up their first win in the British Basketball League (BBL) this season on Friday, January 31, 2020 against hosts Glasgow Rocks.

January 31st, 2020
7 races carded for Pre-Valentine’s Races @ Ellis Thomas Downs this Sunday

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- After inclement weather and other issues twice prevented 5 races on the 2019 Boxing Day Horse Race Card organised by the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association, the races will now be run on another card dubbed Pre-Valentine’s Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay this Sunday, February 2, 2020.

January 27th, 2020
Thrilling opening to Winston Jagpat Memorial Basketball League on VG

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- Basketball fans were treated to a thriller when the Winston Jagpat Memorial Basketball League, organised by the North Sound Basketball Association, tipped off at the North Sound Basketball Court on Virgin Gorda on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

January 26th, 2020
UPDATE: Kobe Bryant & daughter dead in helicopter crash

CALIFORNIA, USA - New information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the daughter of NBA legend, Kobe B. Bryant also perished alongside her father in the deadly California helicopter crash that claimed the lives of at least 9 people.

January 19th, 2020
Smith makes his mark but Raiders again come up short in BBL

SURREY, England, UK- After back to back losses last weekend, Leslee J. Smith and the Plymouth Raiders were hoping for a change of fortune when they faced Surrey Scorchers in the British Basketball League (BBL) on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

January 17th, 2020
UPDATE: Boxing Day Races- Part 2 cancelled

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The continuation of the Boxing Day Horse Races that were cancelled due to poor weather at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on December 26, 2019 has been hit with another snag.

January 16th, 2020
NAGICO renews Stoby sponsorship for 2020 road racing season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local insurance company, Nagico Insurances has renewed its sponsorship of long-distance runner, Reuben J. A. Stoby, who now has high hopes of returning to the podium in 2020.


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