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May 27th, 2024
Donzi wins 20th Anniversary Leverick Bay Poker Run

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The 20th Anniversary Leverick Bay Poker Run on Sunday, May 26, 2024, attracted a whopping 146 vessels this year, surpassing last year’s 123.

May 27th, 2024
Premier Wheatley attending 4th International Conference on SIDS in Antigua

ST JOHN'S, Antigua- Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is attending the fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Antigua and Barbuda. The conference is taking place from Sunday, May 26 to Thursday, May 30, 2024.

May 26th, 2024
Tropical wave approaching VI; Showers expected within 24 hours- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A tropical wave is expected to heighten the chance of showers for the [British] Virgin Islands within the next 24 hrs and lasting through Wednesday, May 29, 2024, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has alerted.

May 26th, 2024
Hundreds turn out for Night 2 of VI Music Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was from about 11:45 PM last night, Saturday, May 25, 2024, that the crowd started to grow at Night 2 of the VI Music Festival on Wickham's Cay 1.

May 26th, 2024
Gunmen attempt robbery @ Leverick Bay

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Information just reaching our news centre is that there has been an attempted armed robbery at Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda where the annual Poker Run is being held today, May 26, 2024.

May 26th, 2024
Public urged to reduce mosquito breeding after heavy rainfall

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Environmental Health Division is urging residents to take immediate action to reduce mosquito breeding sites following heavy rainfall.

May 26th, 2024
1st leg of BVI Asia Trade Mission deemed a success

HONG KONG, China- The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Asia Trade Mission, led by Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Honourable Lorna G. Smith, OBE (AL), has successfully completed its first leg in Hong Kong, engaging in a series of meetings and events last week.

May 25th, 2024
VI’s Rikkoi A.R Brathwaite takes 6th place in Diamond League 100m debut

EUGENE, Oregon, USA – Virgin Islands Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite has taken 6th place today, May 25, 2024, in his Diamond League Prefontaine Classic 100m entry of the Wanda Diamond League currently being held in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

May 25th, 2024
BVI FSC announces acting appointment of Deca Penn Dept Director

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - The BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) has announced the appointment of Mrs Deca Penn as Acting Deputy Director in the Prudential Supervision Unit, effective 1st May 2024.

May 25th, 2024
VI Music Festival night 1 attracts moderate crowd; night 2 expected to be huge!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There was a moderate crowd last night Friday, May 24, 2024, as the Virgin Islands Music Festival kicked off on the grounds of the reclamation behind Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex, in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola.

May 25th, 2024
Man facing charges for allegedly choking, kneeing on pregnant partner

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CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, USVI - A man is facing felony domestic violence charges after allegedly choking and kneeing his pregnant girlfriend in a drunken rage.‌

May 25th, 2024
Humane Society of the BVI receives $100K donation

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Local non-profit The Humane Society of the BVI which is an animal shelter in the Virgin Islands (VI), has received a donation of $100K from a late supporter of the organization.

May 24th, 2024
Business Watch: Coconut Lounge @ CBR TPP

WICKHAMS CAY, Tortola, VI - Coconut Lounge located at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park describes itself as a quaint and sophisticated restaurant and bar offering fast-casual dining and a unique social experience.

May 24th, 2024
Cement truck topples down hill @ Johnson’s Ghut

JOHNSON’S GHUT, Tortola, VI - A cement mixer truck toppled down a hill in the Johnson's Ghut area today, May 24, 2024.

May 24th, 2024
UPDATE: Police deny arrest of ‘Cindy’ Rosan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There may have been a bench warrant issued for Rosemary L. Rosan aka ‘Cindy’ and an order for her, along with another individual for a separate matter, to be arrested “on sight”; however, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is denying that it arrested Ms Rosan today, May 24, 2024.

May 24th, 2024
Gov Pruce to request 'final' extended deadline for full CoI reforms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) H.E. Daniel Pruce in his first CoI Quarterly review published today, May 24, 2024, has shared plans to request a final extension of the deadline for the full implementation of reforms in the VI since it was 'clear' that the recommendations would not have been completed by May 2024.

May 24th, 2024
Over 200 USVI delegates begin arriving today for Pathfinder Congressoree this weekend

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More than 200 pathfinders begin arriving in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) today, May 24, 2024, as the VI hosts the 48th VI/USVI Congressoree this weekend, May 24-26, 2024, under the theme ‘ENTER’.

May 24th, 2024
Hong Kong leg of Asia Trade Mission 'highly productive & rewarding' - Hon Smith

HONG KONG, China – An Asia Trade Mission, led by Virgin Islands (VI) Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Honorable Lorna Smith (Al), OBE, of the Virgin Islands has successfully completed its first leg in Hong Kong, engaging in a series of meetings and events this week.

May 24th, 2024
Meet Miss Teen BVI Contestant #1 Asha A.S. Hyndman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Saturday, June 1, 2024, three young ladies will be vying for the coveted crown of Miss Teen British Virgin Islands, when the pageant is held at Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town.

May 23rd, 2024
USVI awaiting federal Gov’t approval for C'bean Visa waivers

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Authorities in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) are still awaiting federal government approval on a law that will eliminate visa requirements for select nationals from neighbouring Caribbean states.

May 23rd, 2024
Marijuana regulations approved in USVI; UK still blocking VI’s Cannabis Bill

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- In a significant step forward for the US Virgin Islands' cannabis programme, Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr has signed off on comprehensive rules and regulations governing the use and distribution of marijuana in the territory. Meanwhile, as the USVI motors forward with its cannabis laws, the United Kingdom (UK) continues to block the [British] Virgin Islands’ Cannabis Bill.

May 23rd, 2024
‘Far from the truth’ that I like women & not men- Deputy CoP Vanterpool

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI– Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Ms Jacqueline E. Vanterpool says despite her professional accomplishment and resilience in the job, she continues to face name-calling as a top-ranking officer in the force.

May 23rd, 2024
'Challenges abound but we're committed to building a brighter future'- Hon Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Dr the Hon Karl Dawson (R1) has described his first year in office as a learning experience.

May 23rd, 2024
Signing of Sanctions Unit MoU ‘a great example’ of UK & VI working together- Gov Pruce

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “This has been a great example of the Territory, and the United Kingdom Government working together in a really really, intense collaborative way,” Governor Daniel Pruce commented at the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony for the Virgin Islands Sanctions Unit.

May 22nd, 2024
Gov’t undertakes emergency ghut clearing in anticipation of adverse weather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In anticipation of adverse weather this week, teams at the Ministry for Communications and Works have undertaken work to ensure ghuts have been cleared ahead of expected rains.

May 22nd, 2024
UK PM announces general election for July 4, 2024; Labour favoured to win

LONDON, United Kingdom- United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that the general election in the UK will be held on July 4, 2024.

May 22nd, 2024
Ex-legislator Dr Kedrick D. Pickering blasts tri-party Opposition

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- In his talk show programme, ‘Eyes on the Future of Our Nation’ aired on ZBVI 780 AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, former legislator Dr Kedrick D. Pickering made some scathing allegations against the tri-party Opposition.

May 22nd, 2024
Vernon E. Malone’s ‘legacy will continue to influence our work’- David D. Archer Jr

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr has hailed the life and contributions to the public service by the late former Commissioner of Police, legislator and attorney Mr Vernon E. Malone, who passed away on May 4, 2024, at the age of 76.

May 22nd, 2024
2024 VI Music Festival site in RT abuzz with preparation activities

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The reclamation behind the Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex in Road Town, the capital city, is in full preparation for the Virgin Islands Music Festival.

May 22nd, 2024
VI Gov’t should test local seafood for ‘forever chemicals’– Roy W. Penn

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Local herbalist Roy W. Penn, who claimed to have created an effective remedy for COVID-19 back in 2020, is making an urgent appeal to the government of the Virgin Islands (VI) to initiate testing of local seafood for ‘Forever Chemicals” which he said could be having a huge impact on the health of the population.

May 21st, 2024
Pedestrians narrowly escape falling debris from Flemming House in RT

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two pedestrians had a scare of their lives this evening, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, when debris from the 5-level Flemming House on the corner of Flemming Street and Fishlock Road fell narrowly close to them.

May 21st, 2024
CIBC Caribbean installs new ABM @ T.B. Lettsome Airport

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI - Persons in need of cash and other banking services at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island now have the convenience of a CIBC Caribbean Automated Banking Machine (ABM) that was recently installed at the airport.

May 21st, 2024
'I attempted suicide three times'– Jacqueline E. Vanterpool

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – She is one of the most pleasant police officers in the Virgin Islands, and she remains that way despite moving up the ranks and now being a Deputy Commissioner of Police. However, little does one know that Ms Jacqueline E. Vanterpool faced a life of being forced into a career she did not want based on the wishes of her mother and she soon fell into depression and even attempted suicide multiple times.

May 21st, 2024
Well-known VI resident Charles M. Martin aka ‘Be Be’ dies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Over the years, once you have travelled using the Native Son Ferry Service from the Road Town Ferry Dock on Tortola, you would have met Charles M. Martin aka ‘Be Be’.

May 21st, 2024
Nearly 300 participate in CIL Walk/Run For A Cause!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Over 290 persons got out of bed well before 5:30 AM to participate in the Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) Walk/Run For A Cause on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

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.

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