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July 12th, 2019
8 years jail for Trini man who raped friend’s stepdaughter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Security guard Andre Stedman, the 56-year-old Trinidadian accused of raping his friend’s stepdaughter about two years ago, has been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

July 12th, 2019
Chambers gets 10 years for firearm possession & attempted murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jamaican native with Virgin Islands Belonger status Nickail Chambers was today, July 12, 2019 sentenced in the High Court to spend 10 years in prison for possession of a firearm and attempted murder.

July 12th, 2019
NHI struggling with VI health crisis – Hon Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Noting that the government is now ‘compelled’ to do something about the Virgin Islands (VI) growing health concerns, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has revealed that National Health Insurance (NHI) is struggling in the fight, and the solution now is more health and wellness education in the territory.

July 12th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Shari’a M. Romney

By Chassidy M. Leonard

This week’s Young Professional, Shari’a M. Romney, enjoys catering to the needs of livestock as she works as an Agricultural Trainee for the Department of Agriculture. In her spare time she engages in the sport of martial arts.

July 12th, 2019
Public urged to be ready for return of fast track regularisation initiative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The dates for persons to submit applications for Belonger & Residency status in the Virgin Islands under the ‘fast track’ initiative will soon be announced, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

July 11th, 2019
‘We’re building this country but leaving the people behind culturally’- Rev. Turnbull

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Outspoken Virgin Islands (VI) Pastor, Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull says there is a disconnect in the VI where the territory is being built but the people are being left behind culturally, especially the territory’s children.

July 11th, 2019
Dancers dazzle @ Nouveau Royale’s ‘Dance Dictionary’

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Little princesses and fairies in tutus and pointe shoes pranced, glided, spun and performed arabesques, among other dance moves, much to the delight of a ‘full house’ at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in Paraquita Bay, Tortola, where local dance group Nouveau Royale presented a 22-item dance treat on July 6, 2019.

July 11th, 2019
3D Breast Imaging increases rate of Cancer detection

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is offering 3D Mammography to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.

July 11th, 2019
Price gouging & tenancy not included in proposed Consumer Protection Act

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The ninety-nine (99) pages of the Government’s proposed Consumer Protection Act does not cover price gouging; however, this is a separate document being worked on as, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), “that one is a greater challenge.”

July 11th, 2019
‘It’s going to be a tough challenge in St Maarten’- Jason A. Edwin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- BVI Bayside Blazers, on Saturday July 13, 2019, will be heading to the 6th Annual ‘Battle of the Fittest’ Basketball Tournament in St Maarten knowing that to accomplish their ambitions of repeating as champions would be no easy task against some of the greatest collection of basketball talent in the Eastern Caribbean.

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