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January 16th, 2017
BVI Platinum News sued for Libel by Attorney David A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom and subsequently documents obtained, confirm that BVI Platinum News, doing business as Platinum Investors Limited, has been successfully sued for Libel by a local Attorney.

April 25th, 2016
Local Media Houses lose employees as they struggle to remain competitive

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is not often that the media turns its lenses on itself to report on the ‘going ons’ in the media world. The media companies in the Virgin Islands, like any other business, goes through its ‘ups and downs’ and within the past year the three main online news sites (Virgin Islands News Online, BVI Platinum and BVI News) have lost some of their journalists (reporters) to most often greener pastures and are in the process of recruiting their replacements.

February 2nd, 2015
Hon Fahie blasts pro-Govt news site for malicious article

‎ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A report carried today February 2, 2015 on the pro-government local online news site ‘BVI Platinum News’ came in for a blasting from legislator Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) for misleading the public in a matter relating allegedly to undelivered steel pans paid for since 2011.

September 11th, 2013
Premier blasts online news sites for headlines on Hong Kong Office opening

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has expressed his disappointment about the headlines carried by local online news sites on the recently opened Office in Hong Kong, which is now headed by his wife Mrs Lorna Smith.

July 16th, 2013
'BVI Platinum News misrepresented me' – Jamal S. Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Attorney-at-law Mr Jamal S. Smith wants to make it absolutely clear that he is not in strict opposition to the Cruise Ship Pier Project but that he is more concerned about the lack of transparency to the public.

May 11th, 2013
VINO hits back at pro-govt news site BVI Platinum, describes it as 'trash'

Statement of response from Virgin Islands News Online to BVI Platinum News’ Article of May 10, 2013 headlined “Photo of bloodied murder victim sparks public outrage; Calls made to boycott.....”

April 9th, 2013
BVI Platinum News report ‘a breach of ethics’ – Hon. Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Territorial At-Large Representative and political back bencher within the Natational Democratic Party (NDP), Hon. Archibald C. Christian slammed a local online news site yesterday, April 8, 2013 for what he termed ‘a breach of ethics’.

January 26th, 2013
UPDATE: Forced to retire BVIPA workers get 3-mth payout; still unhappy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “When they realized that they made a mistake with how things were done they decided that they are going to give us three months pay but the retirement still remains the same, we still have to go off on the 31st,” said an employee of the BVI Ports Authority who was among several others served letters indicating that their tenure had come to an end.

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