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May 21st, 2024
VI & UN positioning Eastern Caribbean SIDS for climate & development finance

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- In response to the high costs faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to adapt to the negative effects of climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and United Nations (UN) are collaborating to help position several Eastern Caribbean governments to gain better access to development finance for sustainable development and climate resilience.

May 20th, 2024
Wolues FC are Women’s National League Champions!

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Thanks to a well-marshalled defensive line and a lethal finish from Eva Carey, Wolues FC overcame the challenge of the Avengers FC 1-0, to lift the Women’s National League title on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at East End / Long Look.

May 20th, 2024
Despite challenges, positive developments taking place in VI– Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) said despite challenges in the Virgin Islands, positive developments continue to happen in the territory and under his ministry.

May 20th, 2024
Several international & local designers set for Global Glamour Runway Show

NEW YORK, USA- Several international and local designers are set to take part in the Global Glamour Runway Show at the 14th edition of Summer Sizzle BVI.

May 20th, 2024
Kickin It University launched to preserve Virgin Islands Culture

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In an effort to preserve the Virgin Islands' culture, a community programme called Kickin It University (KIU) has been launched.

May 20th, 2024
Men killed in Huntums Ghut identified as Alix M. Hernandez & Amancio V. Ramirez

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- Detectives of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are urgently seeking witnesses or any information in relation to the double murder which occurred just after midnight on Friday, May 17, 2024.

May 19th, 2024
4 boys & 7 girls to contest Prince & Princess Show 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Four boys and seven girls will contest the Prince and Princess Show, one of the events for the 70th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival.

May 19th, 2024
‘It is still urgent that we extend the [airport] runway’- Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite American Airlines (AA) announcing uninterrupted service to the [British] Virgin Islands, including through August to October, Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has made it clear that extending the runway at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is still a matter of urgency.

May 19th, 2024
Michelle Smith ends high school meet with State C/ship, Gold Medal & new National Record

VI CONSORTIUM

FLORIDA, USA- With her high school athletic career winding down, sports ambassador and Montverde Academy senior Michelle Smith of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has added more accolades to her stellar 2024 season.

May 19th, 2024
Hon Smith leading 13-member trade mission delegation to Asia

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that the Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour, and Trade, the Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE (AL), will lead a 13-member delegation on a trade mission to Asia, one of the VI’s most important business markets. The delegation will also be joined by industry counterparts from Asia.

May 19th, 2024
McMaster runs Season’s Best @ Los Angeles Grand Prix

LOS ANGELES, USA- World Athletics Championships silver medallist and reigning Commonwealth Games Hurdles Champion Kyron A. McMaster, OBE of the [British] Virgin Islands clocked a Season’s Best in Los Angeles on May 18, 2024, as he continued his tuneups for the Paris Olympics.

May 18th, 2024
AA launches continuous VI flights during traditionally slow periods

BEEF ISLAND, VI - In a historic first for the Virgin Islands (BVI), the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport will maintain continuous flight operations with a major carrier American Airline (AA) during the traditionally slow periods from July to October.

May 18th, 2024
Latest Huntums Ghut murders 'a tragic loss of two lives' - NSC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Security Council (NSC) of the Virgin Islands (VI) after a meeting of Friday, May 17, 2024, says it considers the murder of two adult males earlier yesterday morning in Huntums Ghut, to be a tragic loss of two lives and expressed its sympathies for the loved ones of the victims.

May 18th, 2024
New agreement raises USVI Nurse salaries to $86K-$118K

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - A Friday press release from Government House informed the public that a tentative wage agreement had been reached with the union that represents registered nurses at the Department of Health and local hospitals.

May 18th, 2024
Five new national champs take 2024 Dinghy Champs class titles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 2024 BVI Dinghy Championships took place on Saturday May 11, 2024, with 23 boats taking to the water across five classes.

May 18th, 2024
UPDATE: Body found in VG home is that of Everette A. O’Neal aka ‘Fisher’

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Our newsroom can confirm that the body found by police yesterday, May 17, 2024, on Virgin Gorda is that of businessman Everette A. O’Neal aka ‘Fisher’.

May 17th, 2024
Skelton-Cline arrested & charged over 2008-2010 Gov’t contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into our news centre is that police today Friday, May 17, 2024, have arrested and charged a popular clergyman and a former Government Consultant Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline on matters relating to Government contracts.

May 17th, 2024
Dominica Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit is in Town

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Dominica, an independent regional country in the Caribbean is in the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 17th, 2024
Sahara Dust expected to reduce air quality over weekend until Tuesday- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has advised that Sahara Dust is expected to reduce air quality over the weekend until Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

May 17th, 2024
Cruelty to child case against Stacie T. Stoutt-James, Ishmeal Stoutt discontinued

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that a cruelty to a child court case against Stacie T. Stoutt-James, a former Division Head of Family, Children & Protective Services, and Ishmael Stoutt, has been discontinued at the Magistrates Court of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 17th, 2024
Business Watch: Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Aromas Cigar and Martini Bar is the first business to be featured on the relaunch of Retail Therapy & In Our Kitchen, and for very good reasons.

May 17th, 2024
‘Your Gov’t has been working’ to build a sustainable & resilient nation– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), on May 16, 2024, delivered his first Territorial Address under the theme, 'Building A Sustainable Nation'. The address commemorated the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government's first anniversary since taking office in April 2023.

May 17th, 2024
NCL promises to deliver almost 400K cruise tourists in 2025

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sharing a projection of some 250,000 total passengers for 2024, an official of Norwegian Cruise Line has promised to deliver even more tourists to the VI’s shores come 2025.

May 17th, 2024
Police confirm shooting death of two men @ Huntum’s Ghut bar

HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI - Police in the Virgin Islands have confirmed the shooting death of two men after 1:00 AM this morning, Friday, May 17, 2024, in the Huntum’s Ghut area on the main island of Tortola.

May 16th, 2024
Update: Power fully restored on Anegada after 'technical difficulties'

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Around 4:00 pm today, May 16, 2024, electricity was fully restored on the island of Anegada according to both residents and confirmed by the BVI Electricity Corporation after a period of outage.

May 16th, 2024
UPDATE: Inmates charged over May 12, 2024, HMP stabbing

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on a stabbing incident that occurred at His Majesty’s Prison (HMP) on May 12, 2024, inmates connected to the incident have been charged.

May 17th, 2024
World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2024 – Unleashing the Potential of Technology within YOU through Education

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) is celebrated on May 17 annually since its establishment in 1969. The observance of WTISD aims to raise awareness about the benefits that internet and other communication technologies can bring to societies, as well as ways to bridge the digital divide.

May 16th, 2024
Nearly 150 boys & girls taking part in SVA basketball leagues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One hundred and forty-nine (149) boys and girls are taking part in the Sports Vision Academy (SVA) basketball leagues which got underway at Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

May 16th, 2024
ESHS & Ciboney School of Excellence win Secondary Division Foreign Language Bowl

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Elmore Stoutt High School and Ciboney School of Excellence emerged champions of the Secondary Division Foreign Language Bowl, which was held at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre Activity Hall in Baughers Bay on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

May 16th, 2024
NCL official blasts ‘rumour’ of Norwegian Cruise Line pulling out of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An official from Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has blasted a rumour that the cruise line intends to pull out of the [British] Virgin Islands market and that the cancellations of five calls to the territory in April 2024, were a sign of such intentions.

May 15th, 2024
Wolues FC are National League Champions!

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI- Courtesy of a hard-fought 3-2 victory over nearest rivals and title contenders, Islanders FC, Wolues FC have claimed their first-ever National League Championship. Their latest win at the Greenland Football Field on May 12, 2024, saw them reach an unassailable forty-five points with one game remaining; four points clear at the top of the standings.

May 15th, 2024
Gov't made good progress in key areas by listening to people– Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of a message on the Government’s one year in office, Deputy Premier Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE (AL) said the creation of the Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade (MFSLT) marked a significant shift in focus for the Territory's economic development.

May 15th, 2024
USVI: Woman charged for leaving minor children home alone to go partying

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A woman is now facing felony child neglect charges after her daughter told police that she was left alone with her little brother while their mother went to a party.

May 15th, 2024
‘We should have 4 [music fests]- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Consultant, commentator and clergyman Claude O. Skelton-Cline has said many people are hurting in the territory yet some people continue to talk about everything except what really matters.

May 15th, 2024
Basketball at an all-time low; Gov’t needs to step in- Roy A. Garraway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman and basketball coach Mr Roy A. Garraway has lamented that basketball is at an all-time low in the territory and has called for the government to step in to save the sport.

May 14th, 2024
VIP Gov't's Inaugural Territorial Address set for May 16, 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) will host the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government's Inaugural Territorial Address under the theme ‘Building a Sustainable Nation’ on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

May 14th, 2024
Public urged to get acquainted with Crown Lands Management Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is urging the residents of the [British] Virgin Islands to pay attention to the Crown Lands Management Bill, as it received its first reading in the House of Assembly on May 2, 2024.

May 14th, 2024
Thomas family in no active land negotiations despite Premier’s claims- Thomas-Griffith

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI– Daughter of the late Ellis Thomas, Mrs Elaine M. Thomas-Griffith has blasted Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as peddling untruths that his Government is in active negotiations with the family for the use of the land at Ellis Thomas Downs.

May 14th, 2024
Actress & model Yaya DaCosta to host 14th Summer Sizzle BVI

NEW YORK, USA- The 14th edition of Summer Sizzle BVI, the Caribbean’s premiere fashion and lifestyle destination experience in the [British] Virgin Islands, is scheduled for July 25 – 28, 2024.

May 14th, 2024
‘Push horse racing or get pushed out’- Lesmore Smith to Hon Rymer

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- US Virgin Islands Governor’s Cup Champion Lesmore Smith has urged Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) to take up the responsibility to push for the revival and development of horse racing in the [British] Virgin Islands.

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