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July 24th, 2012
UPDATE - Sprauve & Stevens get 15 years for Moneygram robbery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minutes ago in the High Court this morning July 24, 2012, Leonard Sprauve Jr. and Jason Stevens were sentenced to 15 years in prison for the January 21, 2011 Moneygram robbery.

July 11th, 2012
Pemberton gets 1 year for gun & explosives

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Thirty-year old Danny Pemberton, who faced fire arm and explosive charges stemming from 2010, was sentenced to serve a year in prison, when he appeared at the Magistrate’s Court today July, 11, 2012.

July 11th, 2012
UPDATE: Sistah Joyce pleads guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Joycelyn Searles also known as ‘Sistah Joyce’ appeared at the Magistrate’s Court today July 11, 2012, where her charges were again read to her, and she pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on September 11, 2012.

July 11th, 2012
Street lights replaced with energy saving lights!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In continued efforts to reduce energy consumption in the Virgin Islands (VI), the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), yesterday July 10, 2012, launched its street lights pilot project that is to be monitored over a six month period and further introduced to the rest of the VI.

July 11th, 2012
VI’s Passport Office sniffs out wanted man!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Due to the vigilance of the Territory’s Civil Registry and Passport Office, a Dominican Republic man was arrested by police for a crime he committed in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), according to the Office’s 2011 annual report.

July 11th, 2012
VI cannot be broke & signing contracts, hiring consultants - Hon. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the rumblings that the Virgin Islands (VI) is broke, 1st District Representative, Hon. Andrew Fahie, pointed out that a series of contracts have been signed which seem to suggest that the talk is wrong.

July 10th, 2012
Farmer should be compensated, Braithwaite should apologise – CC report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Complaints Commission (CC) found that the Agriculture Department is responsible for the losses a farmer incurred in 2010, and recommended that the Ministry for Natural Resources and Labour (MNRL) “proceed with all deliberate speed to remedy that failure”.

July 10th, 2012
Controversy looms over selection of schools’ top students

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the excitement of graduation throughout the Territory comes to an end, the selection criteria for Valedictorian and Salutatorian at some of the Territory’s public primary schools came into question where at least one top student of her school in the Primary Five examination did not earn the right to be Valedictorian nor Salutatorian due to a “special criteria” that has been implemented by her school.

July 10th, 2012
New Police stations for Road Town & East End!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Plans are currently being drawn up for new Road Town and East End Police stations, revealed the Territory’s acting Commissioner of Police, which would cost a few million dollars to construct.

July 10th, 2012
Hon. Walwyn: I born here should not be an excuse!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The notion that being a Virgin Islander will automatically ensure one gets a job should not be used as a reason or excuse, declared Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn at the 2012 Graduation ceremony of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division on July 5, 2012.


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