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June 30th, 2022
Darel Christopher & Philippe Leroy share spoils @ National Cycling C/Ships

WEST END, Tortola, VI- France-based cyclist Darel Christopher Jr and the veteran Phillipe Leroy both enjoyed victories at the National Cycling Championships last weekend at West End, Tortola.

June 30th, 2022
Police presents laptop to Ebenezer Thomas Primary top student

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police Mark Collins presented a brand new laptop to Ebenezer Thomas Primary’s Top Student for the 2022 Jehu Adams on behalf of the Police Welfare Association.

June 29th, 2022
Police in Paradise video 'is tip of iceberg' of what UK can do to VI- Bishop Cline

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Outspoken clergyman Mr John I. Cline has called on Virgin Islanders to unite against the ‘Police in Paradise’ video that he says seeks to damage the territory's reputation on the international stage.

June 29th, 2022
Governor fully agrees ‘Police in Paradise’ video ‘inappropriate’- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- ‘Police in Paradise’, the controversial and graphic video created by ITV, a British media company contracted by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and leaked to the Virgin Islands public, is highly damaging to the Virgin Islands’ image as a tourist destination, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has stated.

June 29th, 2022
Sargassum seaweed being cleared from mangroves around Slaney Point

SLANEY POINT, Tortola, VI- The public is being notified that remedial works are currently being done in the vicinity of Slaney Point to clear Sargassum seaweed in the Mangrove Cay.

June 29th, 2022
‘I take my blame for whatever I was responsible for’- Dr Pickering

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Medical doctor and former Deputy Premier in the Virgin Islands, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering said Virgin Islanders must not only blame elected politicians but also blame themselves for the situation the territory has found itself in.

June 29th, 2022
Windy conditions with possible gusts of 35 mph affecting VI- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) says windy conditions across the Leeward Islands and [British] Virgin Islands will continue to support brief cloudy spells and showers, as well as maintain hazardous sea conditions.

June 28th, 2022
Top Cop, Governor ‘got to go’ over Police in Paradise video–Cindy Rosan

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI - Outspoken talk show host, Rosemary Cindy Rosan has called for both the local Governor, John J. Rankin, CMG and Police Commissioner, Mark Collins to resign over an ITV video clip entitled "Police in Paradise', which paints the territory as a drug haven and overrun by crime.

June 28th, 2022
4 motorbikes over 1000cc seized; No arrests made- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has said it seized four motorbikes well over the legal size limit allowed in the Territory.

June 29th, 2022
YEP to hold 8-week pop-up summer programme starting July 5, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With support from the Rotary Club of Tortola and other donors, the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) will hold an 8-week summer program beginning July 5 for 150 children at the Road Town Multipurpose Complex.

June 29th, 2022
When reading is fundamental & seeing is believing

Alred C. Frett

In a Quest to Return to the Badness of the Good Old Days:

Seems like the whole world is falling apart – Not just our Premier chasing bones in the brook but a constant beat of conflict and confusion… Russia vs Ukraine, UK vs EU, America vs America and Everywhere against Anywhere… Even Hell and Heaven claim Domestic Violence as Rain pours and Sun shines… They took us out of Africa and since we are not going back, Africa’s Sahara is coming to us – dust by dust and grain by grain.

June 28th, 2022
BVICC invites general public to midday prayer & unity service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Christian Council (BVICC) would like to invite the general public to our 3rd Midday Prayer Service tomorrow, Wednesday 29th June 2022 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church.

June 28th, 2022
Glenford V. Malone appointed Deputy Managing Director of Regulation @ BVIFSC

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (BVIFSC) has announced the appointment of local Mr Glenford V. Malone as Deputy Managing Director, Regulation with effect from January 1, 2022.

June 28th, 2022
Director of Customer Service post being introduced into public service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With calls continuing for improved customer service in Government, now comes news that the post of Director of Customer Service is being introduced to enhance the Customer Service Care Centre in the Public Service.

June 28th, 2022
Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull attends UN Ocean Conference in Portugal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) is in Lisbon, Portugal attending the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference from June 27 to July 1, 2022.

June 28th, 2022
Bill honouring Miya Marcano signed into law in Florida

ORLANDO, Florida, USA- Florida Governor Ron D. DeSantis signed a bill into law on Monday, June 27, 2022, aimed at increasing physical safety for renters that was named after 19-year-old Miya Marcano was believed to have been killed by a maintenance worker at her apartment complex.

June 27th, 2022
Kelvin Thomas the 1st person charged in ESHS Wall Project probe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) has disclosed that one person has been charged as the criminal investigation into the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Perimeter Wall Project continues.

June 27th, 2022
Graphic police video casts VI as plagued by crime, drugs; CoP says video ‘incomplete’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 5-minute disturbing video clip entitled ‘Police in Paradise’ has been drawing criticisms from the public for portraying the [British] Virgin Islands, a place where crime is still low and people live in relative safety compared to many countries, as plagued by crime, including drugs and violence.

June 27th, 2022
Gov't begins transition of public grants to Social Development Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has announced a new transitional period for the deliverance of public assistance grants in keeping with prescribed reforms coming out of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations.

June 27th, 2022
2 systems with development potential heading toward Caribbean Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two systems forming in the Atlantic Ocean with continued development potential are traveling to toward the Caribbean islands — the first toward the southern Windward Islands and the second facing the Leeward Islands, according to data and projections from the National Hurricane Center.

June 27th, 2022
Special Select Committee members must ‘search their conscience’- Willock

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock says the members of the Special Select Committee of the HoA who were tasked with deciding whether or not he should be left to pay legal fees out of pocket due to a discontinued Injunction against three Commission of Inquiry (CoI) lawyers, need to check their conscience and that their decision is misguided.

June 27th, 2022
National League champs Sugar Boys win 2022 Presidents Cup!

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- The Sugar Boys FC completed a National League and Presidents Cup double when they beat Panthers FC 2-0 to lift the Presidents Cup at East End/Long Look on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

June 26th, 2022
Drastic increase in license fees harmful to small businesses- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- With the fees for trade licenses expected to dramatically increase, now that the Business Licensing Act 2020 has been passed in the House of Assembly (HoA), commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline has opined that the expected hike in fees could be especially discouraging towards existing small businesses and the startup of such businesses.

June 26th, 2022
Boris Johnson's future in peril as Conservative Party hit with double election losses

LONDON, United Kingdom- British Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson suffered a hammer blow to his authority on Friday, June 24, 2022, after his party lost two parliamentary by-elections in a single night, raising new questions about his leadership.

June 26th, 2022
Letter boxes being reinstalled around territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Post is reinstalling letter boxes around the Territory to allow its customers to resume collecting mail at their own convenience.

June 25th, 2022
UN Special Committee approves draft resolution on VI decolonisation

NEW YORK, USA – The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization has approved 20 draft resolutions and decisions to be forwarded to the General Assembly for adoption, with regard to the implementation of the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples.

June 25th, 2022
Shea O.S. Alexander appointed Ministerial Special Adviser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islander, Mr Shea O.S. Alexander has been appointed by the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) to serve as a Ministerial Special Adviser, a position which took effect on April 21, 2022.

June 25th, 2022
Woman arrested after illegally spending $8K from man's bank card

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI - A woman has been arrested after she admitted to making over $8000 worth of purchases using a man’s bank card.

June 24th, 2022
Akeem Durrant charged for murder of Corey Butler

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police have charged one male for murder in the shooting death of Corey Butler last Tuesday evening, June 21, 2022.

June 24th, 2022
Supreme Court ends federal right to legal abortion in US

WASHINGTON DC, United States- The Supreme Court today, Friday, June 24, 2022, extinguished the constitutional right of Americans to abortion, ending the 49-year reign of Roe v. Wade and ensuring a tsunami of outrage from women, who could see reproductive rights roundly restricted in half the country.

June 24th, 2022
‘VI really needs a mother right about now’- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Talk show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has said the Virgin Islands is desperately in need of a "mother".

June 24th, 2022
Summer Sizzle BVI 2022 announces line-up of events; Hollywood host

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Summer Sizzle BVI 2022 has announced its Schedule of Events for a fun-filled week of Fashion, Music, Art and Culture starting July 21 – 24, 2022, in the [British] Virgin Islands.

June 24th, 2022
DDM monitoring tropical wave in Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) says a tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic continues to produce a large area of disorganised showers and thunderstorms.

June 25th, 2022
Bring on the referendum on independence

Dickson C. Igwe

The one clear and straightforward route to Virgin Islands Independence is through a Referendum. So, why are the "elites" shirking from a Referendum, and yet pontificating on the subject of self-rule and independence without cease?

June 24th, 2022
Island Birds aircraft crash lands @ airport in Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Information just in to our newsroom is that a small aircraft was reportedly forced to crash land at Auguste George Airport in Anegada yesterday, Thursday, June 23, 2022.

June 23rd, 2022
Keith C. Mitchell Out! Dickon A.T. Mitchell In! as PM of Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada- Long-serving Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith C. Mitchell has been ousted following the country’s elections today, Thursday, June 23, 2022.

June 23rd, 2022
UK’s interference has ‘undercut stability of democracy’ in Bermuda- Hon Kathy L. Simmons

HAMILTON, Bermuda- “When the United Kingdom has and does involve itself in Bermuda’s domestic affairs, it undercuts the stability of our democracy and undermines and demoralises the collective desire for Bermuda to handle our own affairs.”

June 23rd, 2022
Honourable Rymer pledges support to Telecoms Sector

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5), has pledged his support as Minister to the continued improvement of the Telecommunications sector in the Virgin Islands.

June 23rd, 2022
UK approach would be different if VI was majority white– Bishop Cline

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI– Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church Mr John I Cline has accused the United Kingdom (UK) of institutional racism, regarding its relationship with the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and its handling of the way forward on the implementations of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations.

June 23rd, 2022
Sugar Boys & Panthers to play in Final of Presidents Cup this Sunday

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Sugar Boys FC will be taking on Panthers FC in the Final of the Presidents Cup on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at East End/Long Look with a 6:30pm kick-off.

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