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October 3rd, 2022
Bags of cocaine estimated @ £90M washes up on UK beach

WALES, UK- Police in Wales in the United Kingdom (UK) are investigating how bags of cocaine, with a reported street value of up to £90 million, washed up on a beach on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

October 3rd, 2022
Education Ministry wants conversations on re-imagining sector in VI– Hon deCastro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the aim of re-imagining the local education system, subject Minister Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) says the Education Ministry is looking to devise a plan on how to integrate new learning strategies in the local system.

October 3rd, 2022
UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 missing following boating accident near West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- WEST END, Tortola, VI- One person has died, and another person is still missing, following a boat accident near Steele Point Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2022.

October 2nd, 2022
Ian death toll climbs to 67 in Florida

MIAMI, Florida, USA- The death toll from Hurricane Ian rose to 67 and power remained out to more than 860,000 homes and businesses across Florida on Sunday, October 2, 2022, four days after the Category 4 beast slammed ashore along the Sunshine State's Gulf Coast.

October 2nd, 2022
No Gov’t should take property from any Virgin Islander- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA says the ongoing issue regarding Ellis Thomas Downs must be properly addressed at the level of the Premier.

October 2nd, 2022
Many fires caused when stoves & ovens not monitored- Zebalon A. McLean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. Mclean is cautioning residents to let fire safety remain a priority in their homes, schools and at work, as the Territory observes Fire Safety Week from October 2 to 8, 2022.

October 1st, 2022
Former FS L. Allen Wheatley wants UN to observe execution of CoI reforms

EAST END, Tortola, VI – A Former Financial Secretary (FS) in the Virgin Islands, Mr L. Allen Wheatley wants the United Nations (UN) to send observers to the territory, as the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) reforms are being implemented through a framework agreed to by the Government of Premier Dr Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and the United Kingdom.

October 1st, 2022
Skelton-Cline says he remains trustful VI will have elections in 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Talk show host and social commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline says he remains trustful that the VI will get its General Elections within the constitutionally mandated 2023 timeline.

October 1st, 2022
St. Croix man dead after shooting in STT housing community

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX — A 31-year-old man became the latest homicide victim on St. Croix after being shot in his upper body Friday night, the V.I. Police Department has announced.

October 1st, 2022
Anegada residents to benefit from business development training

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Residents on Anegada will be sharpening their skills in developing business plans and draft applications for the future use of commercial land at an upcoming workshop in November.

September 30th, 2022
VI Cabinet approves 14 public holidays for 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has released a list of public holidays for 2023.

September 30th, 2022
After much public outcry, sewer & road works start in East End

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- After much outcry over the long-standing issues of sewerage on the streets and the deplorable state of the roads on the eastern end of Tortola, the public can expect some amount of relief soon.

September 30th, 2022
Good tourism season forecasted for 2023- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said the VI can expect a good tourism season in the new year, with high bookings and more on the forecast outlook for 2023.

September 30th, 2022
USVI man allegedly stole over $11K from mother's bank account

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— A man has been arrested and charged for multiple offenses after police say his mother filed a financial exploitation report against him with the [US] VI Police Department's Economic Crime Unit.

September 30th, 2022
'There's this feeling that going to school is not fun'- Hon de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Recognising that schools may have become 'boring; for today's smartphone and app-conscious youth, Minister for Education and Sports, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) says the Virgin Islands (VI) education system will now be pushing STEAM learning, a tools based umbrella term for more focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics into the school curriculum.

September 30th, 2022
Lingering trough: 70% chance of showers today- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Unstable weather conditions associated with a lingering trough will continue across the region today, September 30, 2022, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has said.

September 29th, 2022
BVIEC receives €254K EU grant for business continuity support

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), under the COVID-19 Resilience Response Facility of the Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity (RESEMBID) Programme, has been awarded a grant funding representing €245,481 (EUR) from the European Union (EU) to pursue the project 'BVIEC COVID-19 Business Continuity Support'.

September 29th, 2022
'Gumption' distributes nearly 600 backpacks to school children on Tortola

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- It was intentional on the part of Mr Allington O. Creque aka Gumption when on September 28, 2022, his last stop was the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School (AMPS) to complete his territory-wide back-to-school backpack distribution. He had special messages for the students on being achievers and never a bully.

September 30th, 2022
The season of prayer

Thomas C. Famous

Last week this time Bermuda was bracing for the possible impact of Hurricane Fiona. Not just any old run of the mill Hurricane but a deadly Category 4 (Cat 4) weather system. The intensity of a Cat 4 system has shown itself to be destructive beyond belief.

September 29th, 2022
After almost 22 years as BVIEC GM, Leroy A. E. Abraham will retire

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- After almost 22 years at the helm of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), General Manager Mr Leroy A.E. Abraham will be calling it a day.

September 29th, 2022
Late fmr Legislator C. Lewis Walters MBE lies in state today, Sept 29, 2022

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The body of the late former legislator Mr Cyril Lewis Walters, MBE, also known as Louis Walters, is currently lying in state today, Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church ahead of his official funeral tomorrow.

September 29th, 2022
Skelton-Cline produces his list of 'good' female political candidates

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– The Host of the Honestly Speaking radio show Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has named several women he considers to be good political candidates worthy of consideration for the 2023 general elections in the [British] Virgin Islands.

September 29th, 2022
At least 5 dead, 2 million in dark as Hurricane Ian slams Florida

PUNTA GORDA, Florida, USA– Southwestern Florida was slammed by a historic Hurricane Ian Wednesday afternoon, September 28, 2022, making landfall with 150 mph winds and a record-setting storm surge.

September 29th, 2022
Blood donated locally has to be tested in PR- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the major projects of the Rotary Club of Tortola in the current Rotary year is to improve and upgrade the blood bank and storage facilities at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

September 28th, 2022
‘I do not believe’ VIP or NDP will win next general elections- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Noting that he believes the next 13 elected officials need to be specifically handpicked by the people of the Virgin Islands, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has also opined that neither the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) nor the National Democratic Party (NDP) will win the 2023 general elections.

September 28th, 2022
Kevon S. Lettsome still eyeing D7 candidacy

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre is that former banker Mr Kevon S. Lettsome is still eyeing a run in the 2023 general election in the Seventh District.

September 29th, 2022
Revised List of Voters published

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Office of the Supervisor of Elections is informing the Public that the Revised List of Voters was published on September 27, 2022.

September 28th, 2022
USVI says not enough people taking Monkeypox Vaccine

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix- While many countries around the world remain in a sluggish queue to obtain monkeypox vaccines, health authorities in the US Virgin Islands are concerned that not many people are volunteering to take the vaccine, even as cases in the United States continue to climb.

September 28th, 2022
Premier Wheatley silent on status of ‘Police in Paradise’ video probe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It remains unclear if a promised investigation into the production and subsequent leaking of the now controversial ‘Police in Paradise’ recruitment video was ever carried out in the Virgin Islands (VI), some three months after the video caused widespread controversy in the territory.

September 28th, 2022
RVIPF releases list of 8 Most Wanted Persons in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on September 27, 2022, released a list of the eight most wanted persons in the territory.

September 27th, 2022
‘I will seek support of VIP congress to remain as leader’ for 2023 elections- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite reports of some members and supporters of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) not pleased with the leadership of the Premier and Minister of Finance in the Unity Government, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), Dr Wheatley has said he desires to lead the VIP into the 2023 general elections.

September 28th, 2022
Official funeral for Cyril Lewis Walters, MBE on Friday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The official funeral of former legislator, Mr Cyril Lewis Walter, MBE, also known as Louis Walters, will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022.

September 28th, 2022
Crossroads, roundabouts & new elections

Alred C. Frett

The Mysteries & Effects of CoI:

We excel at avoiding the Truth and, still have the Blind leading Blind so, soon we will be caught up in Election Fever without understanding that, thanks to CoI, we have been transformed into 21st Century Slaves with Puppet Masters… Unless corrected, the present VI-UK arrangement, simply ensures that all subsequent Politicians and Governments will be no more than Slave Traders of their own People.

September 27th, 2022
Public Service Officers being trained to use drones to map Sargassum seaweed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Officers from across the Public Service are attending a workshop on commercial drone policies this week as part of a UK Government funded Darwin Plus Project titled, “Sustainable Sargassum Management”.

September 27th, 2022
Hon Malone 'wants to look good' so he could be re-elected– Picko Moff

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Social Commentator Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' has accused Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) of trying to look good in the House of Assembly (HoA) in a bid to get re-elected at the 2023 general elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

September 27th, 2022
HoA rejecting Hon Malone's motion was a 'democratic process'– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has assured that if the people of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) want reforms as recently proposed by Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL), they can be included in the Terms of Reference of the Constitutional Review Commission.

September 27th, 2022
HoA to meet today Sept 27, 2022 with Opposition to ask questions!

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Seventh Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands will meet today Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom on the main Island of Tortola.

September 26th, 2022
Focus on tourism doesn't mean less attention on financial services– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has assured the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) that a focus on tourism does not mean less interest or attention is being placed on financial services.

September 26th, 2022
Work begins on new Jost van Dyke Primary School

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Work has commenced on the multi-purpose facility that will house the Jost van Dyke Primary School.

September 26th, 2022
Stanley Albert Harris charged for prohibited firearm & ammunition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has charged one of the five persons taken into custody in relation to the illegal firearms uncovered late last week.

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