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July 18th, 2019
'Character assassination, Total disrespect'- Premier on Vanterpool's crazy rant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, July 18, 2019, delivered scolding criticisms to District Four (D4) Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), over a 'slanderous' outburst soon after being sworn into to the House at the Tuesday, July, 16, 2019, Fifth Sitting of the First Session of The Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands.

July 18th, 2019
$15k bail for Horse Path man allegedly found with Cannabis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A resident of Horse Path has been slapped with $15,000 bail after being charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for alleged Cannabis related offenses.

July 18th, 2019
‘Finances of festival remain a concern’- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the budget to pull off the 65th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival surpassing a million dollars, Minister for Education, Culture, Agriculture, Fisheries, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), has said the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC)- rather than depending on the Government’s purse- is looking at alternative means of raising the needed finance as well as guarding against wasting resources.

July 18th, 2019
BVI demolish Curacao @ ‘Battle of the Fittest’

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI- BVI Bayside Blazers have virtually assured themselves a place in the semi-finals of the 6th annual ‘Battle of the Fittest’ Basketball Tournament in Philipsburg, St Maarten, after beating Curacao last night, July 17, 2019.

July 18th, 2019
Gov't moving apace to increase legal limit of cc for motorcycles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Government is moving apace to bring legislation to the House of Assembly (HoA) to increase the legal limit of cc for motorcycles and scooters in the Virgin Islands.

July 18th, 2019
VIP Gov't scrapping NDP’s 'unfair' $5 Airport Development Fee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In May 2019, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) contributing columnist, Ms Lorna M. George had complained to our newsroom that even as the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) was now at the helm of the Government, citizens were still being forced to pay a confusing and exorbitant tax imposed by the former Administration on domestic travels.

July 17th, 2019
Vanterpool stopped by Court of Appeal; No legal costs awarded!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The appeals filed by Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock against the decision of Justice Ann-Marie Smith for Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) to be sworn in as a member of the House came up for hearing this morning Wednesday, July 17, 2019, before the Court of Appeal comprising Justices Louise Esther Blenman, Gertel Thom and Eamon Courtenay.

July 17th, 2019
BVIAA syphoned off $5M runway loan to pay salaries – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is dropping bombshell information on the state of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), calling the agency ‘beyond catastrophic’ in detailing several irregularities at the agency, such as moneys earmarked for development being used instead to pay salaries.

July 17th, 2019
Taking a closer look at schools & churches

By Alred C. Frett

I am no Saint, Teacher nor Sunday School Preacher: None of us are perfect but not everything or everyone is bad or wrong – There is much good and right in things and People… I know this, because thanks to you, I survived challenges that could have easily destroyed me… You too, may have been fortunate and we should see our survival and successes as opportunities to give thanks by preparing the less fortunate for survival & progress.

July 17th, 2019
BVI bounce back to beat ‘Statia’ in St Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI- After losing to Dominican Republic the night before, BVI Bayside Blazers rebounded to record a handsome win against St Eustatius (Statia) at the 6th annual ‘Battle of the Fittest’ Basketball Tournament in Philipsburg, St Maarten on July 16, 2019.

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