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August 16th, 2018
9 more prisoners return to VI from St. Lucia lockups

BALSAM, GHUT, Tortola, VI –Nine prisoners were today, Thursday, August 16, 2018, returned to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, in the Virgin Islands (VI) following their relocation to St. Lucia’s Bordelais Correctional Facility last year.

July 9th, 2018
'Hurricanes' is Elite 8 Basketball Games 2018 Champions

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Saturday July 7, 2018, was a night of competitive basketball on Tortola, as many of the well-known names participated in the Elite 8 Tournament organized by Basketball veteran Steve E. Parillon.

June 10th, 2018
‘Hurricanes’ storm through Elite Summer Basketball League action in unbeaten run

BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI- The ‘Hurricanes’ remain unbeaten, defeating ‘Rebels,’ 57-52, to storm through the Elite Summer Basketball League’s games—played during June 6, 8 & 9, 2018.

May 21st, 2018
$10M payout to BVIEC on insurance claim from Nagico

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that Nagico Insurances has made good on another hurricane related claim. The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is the most recent to benefit from a claim settlement following the horrific destruction inflicted by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

April 3rd, 2018
‘Stress relief’ Kite Flying Extravaganza draws the crowd

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- The annual Kite Flying Extravaganza organised by the Guyanese Association of the BVI has been held annually for over 25 years and this year again saw a large crowd converging on Wickham’s Cay I, on the main island of Tortola, for the activity on Monday, April 2, 2018.

March 20th, 2018
Scrub Island Resort reopens; Little Dix Bay Resort closed until 2019!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Hurricanes Irma and Maria had a devastating impact on the tourism industry, including damaging some of the major resorts across the Territory.

March 19th, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: NDP will be re-elected if people want to continue with 'bullshit’- 'Foxy'

LITTLE HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Mr Philiciano O. Callwood MBE aka ‘Foxy’ is 79 years old, having been born on September 27, 1938. The internationally well-known indigenous Virgin Islander, who boasts of being a seventh generation local from Jost van Dyke, says he stays far from local politics.

March 8th, 2018
BBC paints dismal picture of VI 6 months post hurricanes 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There is no doubt that the Virgin Islands has made great strides in its restoration, following the destructive hurricanes that battered the territory in September 2017. However; BBC News chose to ignore that and focused on the many shortcomings in an article published on its website on March 6, 2018.

March 7th, 2018
Hon Fraser takes public meeting on recovery loans to VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a successful public meeting at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre in Sea Cows Bay on February 21, 2018, Tortola, Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA now heads to Virgin Gorda to get residents’ views on the proposed borrowing of $721M for the hurricane recovery and development efforts in the Virgin Islands.

March 4th, 2018
An increase for news! BVI Beacon up 100%; Now costs $1.00

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many residents may not understand the huge cost involved to keep them in the know on issues and happenings both locally and regionally.



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