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April 18th, 2015
BVIEC suffers transmission shutdown on Tortola

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) today April 18, 2015 suffered an island wide electricity shutdown on the main island of Tortola for about 2 and a half hours as a result of a transmission fault.

April 18th, 2015
Local boxers in fistic fury @ UPs tonight!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Almost close to fight night, local boxers on the 7-fight card this evening, April 18, 2015 at UPs have been letting their opponents know their intentions, which are not very nice!

April 18th, 2015
Honourable 15%: greed is never satisfied

By Dickson Igwe

A story on corruption in the British Virgin Islands states that the one effective way of defeating the corruption beast is at the ballot box.

April 18th, 2015
Kahrim Skelton on $50k bail for alleged fight with teens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Thirty-nine year-old Kahrim Skelton was yesterday April 17, 2015 granted bail in the amount of $50,000 in the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly getting into a fight with a group of teenagers – one of whom allegedly had a fight with his son.

April 18th, 2015
Ce’cile to have a 'blast' @ Club Crystal tonight

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Jamaican female dancehall artiste Ce’cile arrived in the territory last night April 17, 2015 for a show billed for Club Crystal tonight April 18, 2015 and promised that her fans are in for a treat.

April 17th, 2015
Car wash owner on $45,000 bail for alleged assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jerome Hopkins today April 17, 2015 appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm to which he pleaded not guilty and was put on $45,000 signed bail.

April 17th, 2015
Premier Smith throws FS Neil M. Smith under the bus!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The recent statement by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith that his administration has been unable to produce audited accounts to the House of Assembly for the last three years because the former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) allegedly failed to practice proper accounting standards has been termed an indictment on the Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith and former Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE by senior VIP member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

April 17th, 2015
Prince Ali to address FIFA 'passport rule' for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has given his assurance that he would do all that he could to ensure that the best players are allowed to play with the Virgin Islands national football team.

April 17th, 2015
Newly introduced luggage charge on ferries to STT ‘unfair’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A newly introduced ferry fare structure on luggage that came into effect on April 15, 2015 has been blasted by some residents who allege the charges are being imposed even when their luggage is empty.

April 17th, 2015
Hon Fraser laments VI’s absence @ CARICOM summit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the April 9, 2015 CARICOM Summit in Jamaica with 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, was a momentous occasion in the history of the Caribbean region, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the Virgin Islands should have made a special effort to be represented, even if it was on ‘observer status’.

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