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May 29th, 2015
Shotguns, paintballs guns prohibited under new firearm act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is notifying the public that under the new Firearms and Air Gun (Amendment) Act 2015, passed by the House of Assembly and assented to by the Governor, all shotguns and paint ball guns are prohibited. Current licenced owners are now required to hand these weapons in to Police.

May 29th, 2015
'I was working before politics' – Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI - “District 6, these days I have become accustomed to the insults and insinuations by past and present opponents along with some in the district. If you remember, during the 2011 campaign, the question was asked: ‘Where the lady with the little bag going?’ but you the people answered for me, and together we proved that little is much in the hands of someone who cares,” Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines told supporters at her campaign meeting at the One Mart parking lot in Port Purcell.

May 29th, 2015
Hon Christian wants Hon O’Neal to apologise for name calling

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Territorial At-Large candidate under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Honourable Archibald C. Christian last night, May 28, 2015 called on members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to apologise to the NDP team for calling them unfavourable names. He said Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE and VIP Chairman Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) in particular needed to apologise.

May 29th, 2015
'VIP will cut taxes'- ‘Juggy’ Harrigan

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan said a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in Government would provide tax breaks to put money in people’s pockets and to get the economy going again.

May 29th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Markita T. Turnbull-Smith

By N. Johann Earle

Our Young Professional for this week is the epitome of the idea that someone may not necessarily have to go to the best colleges to be successful or to make their dreams a reality.

May 29th, 2015
Governor’s boat wins 4 bullets at Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Despite decreasing entrants leading organisers to include fiberglass boats, the 41st Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta in Jost Van Dyke last weekend was hailed a great success. especially for Governor John S. Duncan who sailed to four wins.

May 28th, 2015
Advance Polling Day scheduled for June 5, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Elections Office is informing the public that Advance Polling Day will be held on Friday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

May 28th, 2015
'Job creation in Anegada will require innovative thinking' - Hon Fraser

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA, (R3) believes Anegada has the potential for many of the activities that would take place as a result of the new maritime academy that the VIP plans to introduce once elected to office.

May 28th, 2015
Mountain bikers face tough Tour de Tortola on Sunday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cyclists of the BVI Mountain Bike Club will be facing torture this Sunday May 31, 2015 when they embark on the Tour de Tortola, a 37 km ride up hill and down dale.

May 28th, 2015
MALE hosts boys of the Mighty Mighty Scatliffe

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) today May 28, 2015 continued its mentoring outreach programme for schools – this time the boys of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School who were hosted by the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom where they took part in a basketball and bowling clinic.

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