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August 1st, 2014
RVIPF – ‘Reduce Domestic Assaults – Take a Time Out’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sergeant Kendolph Bobb of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Family and Juvenile Unit says that while the annual festival celebrations should be enjoyable, typically this time of year presents an increase in the number of domestic assaults and is urging individuals to take a time out instead of resorting to violence or abusive behaviour.

August 1st, 2014
Hon Andrew A. Fahie wants jobs for 1st District residents

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie yesterday July 31, 2014 called upon Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith to ensure that the people of the First District are given priority for jobs now that the new post office has been opened.

August 1st, 2014
UPDATE: ‘60 cents - 60 seconds’ @ Delta Petroleum Pasea Station

PASEA, Tortola, VI – The word ‘history’ once again echoed through the air during this the 60th Festival Celebrations of an emancipated people of the Virgin Islands, this time it was the voice of Mr Bevis A. Sylvester, Regional General Manager of Delta Petroleum.

August 1st, 2014
UPDATE: TS Bertha strengthens; VI Govt agencies prepared

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) of the Virgin Islands has issued subsequent updates to their Tropical Storm (TS) warning issued early this morning August 1, 2014, saying that Tropical Storm Bertha – said to be headed to the Virgin Islands – has strengthened slightly.

August 1st, 2014
‘Thank God for the Island man them’ – Mrs Eileen L. Parsons, OBE

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – “I could say without fear of contradiction God bless the Island man them because they love to fete…” This is according to one of the first members of the Festival committee Mrs Eileen L. Parsons, OBE.

August 1st, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Leroy O. Fergus

By Cathy O.O. Richards

"When the tides of life get you down and you feel like there is no hope, you feel like it’s just a mess and you would never make it, pull yourself up, be determined and know to yourself that under this sun, everyone is owed a living and trust me once you stay strong and never give up you are going to make it one way or the other.”

August 1st, 2014
Sloop shootout to take place on Tuesday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Great Festival Sloop Shootout and Heritage Regatta will be taking place on Tuesday August 5, 2014, in Road Town Harbour, featuring five Tortola Sloops and the traditional race between the Premier’s Sloop and that of the Governor.

July 31st, 2014
65 complete July All Star Summer Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Coordinator of the annual BVI Hoop It Up All Star Summer Programme for youths Mr Steve E. Parillon has seen 65 children being gainfully occupied during the month of July as tomorrow August 1, 2014 the first batch of children will given a resounding send off.

July 31st, 2014
Hon Vanterpool warns TRC, telecoms companies to improve services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool challenged the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) and the telecommunications providers to bring their service up to par to what is available in the international community since the Territory is such a big player on the world stage.

July 31st, 2014
Digicel's cost of services reduced by 20% since 2008 – CEO Conor Looney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New CEO of Digicel BVI Conor Looney said that since Digicel entered the Virgin Islands market, the company’s cost of communication services has reduced by 20 percent and has over that period invested some $24 million in building a network here.

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