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July 15th, 2019
73 Public officers to develop better service skills

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Seventy-three (73) public officers from across the Public Service recently participated in an interactive information sharing and profiling sessions designed to assist in formally documenting information about their skills.

July 15th, 2019
'There is actually a draft bill on the legalisation of marijuana' – Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The medicinal value in marijuana cannot be ignored any further, said Virgin Islands’ Agriculture Minister Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as he told HempFest 2019 that his government is picking up where the previous government left off in the journey to legalising the plant and very soon the community will be consulted to flesh out a National Democratic Party (NDP) drafted bill currently being reviewed.

July 15th, 2019
UPDATE: BVI Bayside Blazers crush Aruba in opener in St Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, WI- The BVI Bayside Blazers began their title defence at the 6th annual ‘Battle of the Fittest’ Basketball Tournament in Philipsburg, St Maarten in convincing fashion.

July 15th, 2019
Callique A. Collins charged for attempted murder in stabbing incident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A resident of Greenland, on the east end of Tortola, has been charged for attempted murder following a stabbing incident on Tuesday July 9, 2019 in Fat Hog’s Bay, Tortola.

July 15th, 2019
Irma’s ‘price hiking’ covered in Consumer Protection Bill – Premier Fahie

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – As reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on July 11, 2019 that the proposed Consumer Protection Act did not cover ‘price gouging’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has moved to point out that while the legislation is indeed missing that term, it instead uses the term ‘price hiking’ in the bid to protect consumers from the practice.

July 15th, 2019
David D. Archer Jr is acting Governor until July 21, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mr David D. Archer, Jr is acting in the Office of Governor from of the Virgin Islands (VI) effective Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 21.

July 15th, 2019
Gov’t prepared to price control unhealthy foods – Hon Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that in the fight against the Virgin Islands (VI) declining health, his government is willing to look into price control mechanisms with the private sector in an effort to reduce the cost of healthy food.

July 14th, 2019
Hundreds attend HempFest 2019 on JvD

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- More than 300 persons, including political figures, converged on the 3 square mile island of Jost van Dyke for the second annual staging of HempFest on July 14, 2019.

July 14th, 2019
‘VI need not wait on UK to determine future’- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – As British Overseas Territories (OTs) seek greater autonomy to govern their own affairs independent of United Kingdom (UK) interference, outspoken ZBVI radio host and man of the cloth, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is imploring leaders of the Virgin Islands (VI) to start thinking now about the way forward regarding self-governance.

July 14th, 2019
Malaki A. Smith sinks 30 as Lights Out beat Nuttin but Net

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Sea Cows Bay Basketball Club (SCBBC) Under 17 Inter-District Tournament, sponsored by Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), got underway on Friday July 12, 2019 with two games.

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