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July 23rd, 2024
Another vehicle reported stolen on Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Another vehicle has been reported stolen on Tortola.

July 23rd, 2024
‘We are on track with our plan’ to meet August 31 deadline- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As of July 18, 2024, 37 of the 50 Recommendations (74%) by the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) have been completed and 13 Recommendations (26%) are in progress.

July 23rd, 2024
VI Inquiries Bill is a 'big stick' overreach by the UK- Deputy Speaker Hon Mather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI—Deputy Speaker Honourable Stacy R. Mather, MBE (AL), while debating the Virgin Islands Inquiries Bill 2024 on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, during the 15th Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA), attributed the current situation of governance in the territory to the failures of previous governors.

July 23rd, 2024
VI Gov't gets onboard North Drop Open; Contributes $50K

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is collaborating with the BVI Tourist Board and North Drop Open to host a fishing tournament ‘catch and release’ event for blue marlin out of Virgin Gorda.

July 23rd, 2024
VG United & Wolues to contest final of FA Cup on Sunday

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI- It will be another Tortola versus Virgin Gorda affair when the final of the FA Cup is played at the new stadium venue in Greenland, Tortola on Sunday, July 28, 2024. The game was initially slated for August 11 but has since been brought forward by the BVI Football Association (BVIFA).

July 22nd, 2024
11th Council of Ministers in VI rescheduled to July 24-25, 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Eleventh Council of Ministers: Environmental Sustainability (COM:ES 11) initially scheduled for July 2 to 4, 2024, will now be held on from Wednesday, July 24 to Thursday 25, 2024, under the theme “From Aspiration to Focused Action”.

July 22nd, 2024
Farley & Lindsay win 2024 Beef Island Prison Break 10K

LONG BAY, Beef Island, VI- Julius Farley and Katrina Lindsay made it back-to-back wins when the BVI Runners 10K Fun Series continued with Race 2 on Saturday, July 21, 2024.

July 22nd, 2024
Bryan, Plaskett & other USVI Democrats endorse Harris for US President

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Democrats came out in support of Vice President Kamala D. Harris hours after President Joseph R. Biden announced that he was dropping out of the race for re-election.‌

July 22nd, 2024
Governors should face inquiries too —Hon Lorna G. Smith OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI— Governors in the [British] Virgin Islands should also be subject to Commissions of Inquiry (CoI), such as the one conducted by Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom and which continues to leave a stain on the Territory, internationally and domestically, and for which the Virgin Islands (VI) continues to reels from its impacts.

July 22nd, 2024
Adacia R. Adonis is Miss BVI 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Contestant #1 Adacia R. Adonis was crowned Miss BVI 2024 when the pageant was held at Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on Sunday, July 21, 2024.

July 21st, 2024
Andrew A. Fahie plans to appeal conviction

MIAMI, Florida, USA- Former Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Andrew A. Fahie has intentions of appealing his conviction on cocaine smuggling and money laundering charges.

July 21st, 2024
Joseph R. Biden drops out of 2024 US presidential race

WASHINGTON DC, USA- Four months before Americans go to the polls, President Joseph R. Biden has announced he will not seek reelection; however, he will serve out the remainder of his term.

July 21st, 2024
Haval SUV reported stolen on Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our News Centre is that a Haval SUV has been reported stolen in the [British] Virgin Islands.

July 22nd, 2024
It’s hard to be born in sadness & die in madness

Alred C. Frett

Beware, lest we attend Funerals & Weddings without knowing the People:

A major reason why we failed ourselves for generations, and still remain the Victims of Everyone, is because ‘we want to hear what we want to hear, rather than what we need to hear’… I will not be your enabler because this is ‘Truth for the Youth’; and not ‘Fool You to Rule You’... I welcome all opinions, but I avoid arguments with persons who seem more comfortable hiding their criticisms behind fake names.

July 21st, 2024
HoA cannot ‘rubber-stamp’ Governor's Bill; 'We will do what we have to do'—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola—Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Corine N. George-Massicote on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, pursuant to the Standing Orders 55 (1), committed the controversial Virgin Islands Inquires Bill 2024, to a Committee of the House “to consider it clause by clause”.

July 21st, 2024
VG Bayside Blazers win 9th edition of Battle of the Fittest in St Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, DWI- Virgin Gorda Bayside Blazers are the champions of the 9th edition of the Battle of the Fittest Basketball Tournament in St Maarten.

July 20th, 2024
UPDATE: Digicel restores fibre service in Paraquita Bay

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Telecommunications provider Digicel in a statement today, July 20, 2024, has informed its customers in the Paraquita Bay area that a damaged cable has since been repaired and all services have been restored to normal.

July 20th, 2024
Police Constable Tresan Sharpe coronated Miss RVIPF 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police Constable Tresan Sharpe, a dynamic and dedicated professional has been coronated at the Miss Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Queen of 2024.

July 20th, 2024
Sahara dust to reduce VI air quality over the weekend – DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management in its weekend forecast from the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services today Saturday, July 20, 2024, has shared that relatively stable conditions will be maintained as a ridge restricts shower activity, however, air quality is expected to be reduced due to the presence of Saharan dust across the islands.

July 20th, 2024
No Governor @ upcoming Emancipation Festival for 2nd year in row

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For the second consecutive year, the Virgin Islands (VI) will be without a Governor on home soil, as the territory marks a significant 70th milestone of Emancipation in the Virgin Islands.

July 20th, 2024
Tortola’s Skillful Ballers defeated by Haiti 68-65 in BOTF

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, DWI: It was a tough night for the highflying Tortola team on Friday, July 19, 2024 in their fourth game in the ‘Battle of the Fittest’ (BOTF) Basketball Tournament in Dutch St. Maarten.

July 20th, 2024
When the beginning appears as tragic as the end

Alred C. Frett

I am no Jesus, and why I do the things I do without expectations, may be hard to answer, but according to your story, Jesus healed ten lepers and only one bothered to say thanks... I may have been blocked in progress, fired from Government, and taken off Radio Stations for opposing corruption, but that never stopped me from bringing Truth to the Youth, because they are not to blame, and they are our Future.

July 19th, 2024
Demolition of Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall has started

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall, which was built with money donated by a British philanthropist Sir Rupert Briercliffe in the 1980s but has stood in ruins for about a decade, is being demolished.

July 19th, 2024
'STIs are here, people get infected'- Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development on Thursday, July 18, 2024, launched a campaign dubbed ‘Wrap it Up’, aimed at bringing awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the [British] Virgin Islands.

July 19th, 2024
Bill to Honor former Governor Mapp with proposed road naming introduced

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Former governor Kenneth E. Mapp could soon be honored tangibly, as Senator Franklin Johnson — a former senior policy advisor to Mr. Mapp — successfully introduced legislation to celebrate his many years of service to the United States Virgin Islands.

July 19th, 2024
Well-known Orthopaedic Consultant Dr Klas Buring dies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Popular Orthopaedic Consultant at Eureka Medical Clinic, Dr Klas Buring has died.

July 19th, 2024
Business Watch: Little Switzerland

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Little Switzerland at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park was the latest business featured on Retail Therapy and In Our Kitchen on Thursday, July 18, 2024.

July 19th, 2024
DMV unveils 70th Festival Commemorative License Plate

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the [British] Virgin Islands has unveiled the winning design for the commemorative license plate celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Emancipation Festival.

July 19th, 2024
Hon Skelton wants public debate on Minimum Wage Report now tabled in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI—The Minimum Wage Review Report, which was prepared by the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee in April 2024, was on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, tabled at the 15th Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA).

July 18th, 2024
Andy Morrell found not guilty of causing death of Frandy M. Martin Jr

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Nearly three years after popular local musician and volleyball player Frandy M. Martin Jr lost his life in a boating collision off Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, businessman Andy Morrell has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

July 18th, 2024
225 youngsters employed in territory-wide beautification project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 225 youngsters between the ages of 11 and 17 are being engaged in a beautification project across the Territory.

July 18th, 2024
VI Inquiries Bill ‘never should have left the Cabinet’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI—The Virgin Islands Inquires Bill 2024, in its present form, should have never made its way out of Cabinet and is, in fact, a testament that the “Ministers of Cabinet not doing their job or they don’t know what their jobs are.”

July 18th, 2024
RVIPF to reveal its candidate on Friday for regional police pageant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will reveal its contestant for this year’s Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Association’s (CFPWA) True Blue Beauty Pageant during a coronation at the Road Town Police Station from 6:30 PM on Friday, July 19, 2024.

July 18th, 2024
‘Clash of the fungi bands’ to mark 1st anniversary of Carrot Bay Cultural Thursdays

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Two leading Virgin Islands fungi bands will perform at this week's edition of Carrot Bay Cultural Thursdays in what is being billed as a “clash of the fungi bands”.

July 18th, 2024
VG Bayside Blazers win nail-biter against St Kitts @ BOTF

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, DWI- The Virgin Gorda Bayside Blazers came out hungry to win on July 17, 2024, after their defeat the night before against home team St Maarten.

July 17th, 2024
‘I had to never open my legs’ for promotion- Cindy Rosan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Morning Ride Show With A Side Of Politics hosted by the controversial Rosemary L. Rosan aka Cindy on ZROD 107.3 FM was abruptly interrupted this morning, July 17, 2024, just when Ms Rosan was lambasting and possibly slandering members of the BVI Tourist Board and the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government.

July 17th, 2024
The VI Inquires Bill 2024 is the ‘Willock Bill’- Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Using his right of immunity in the House of Assembly (HoA), legislator Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (R6) on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, took the opportunity for debate on the Virgin Islands Inquiries Act, 2024 to publicly state that the Bill was vindictive and malicious as it was an attack on sitting members of the HoA, as well as former Speaker Mr Julian Willock.

July 17th, 2024
Gov Pruce dismisses security concerns over Law Enforcement Review Report

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Governor of the Virgin Islands Daniel Pruce has said “every step was taken” to ensure that information released in the published version of the ‘The British Virgin Islands: Volume One- A review of law enforcement and criminal justice bodies in the British Virgin Islands’ would not compromise the security of the people or law enforcement’s ability to operate effectively.

July 17th, 2024
Dirk L. Walters Out! as BVI Tourist Board Events Manager

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- BVI Tourist Board's Events Manager Mr Dirk L. Walters, who was also the point person for the BVI Festival and Fairs events, resigned from his post in a letter given yesterday, Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

July 17th, 2024
VI to host Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant in December

BASSETERRE, St Kitts & Nevis- In December 2024, the [British] Virgin Islands will become the first country other than Antigua and Barbuda to host the 41-year-old Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant.

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