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August 11th, 2022
VI Conch & Whelk Season closes August 15, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commercial fishers and the public are notified that the Conch (Strombus gigas) and Whelk (Cittarium pica) fishing season will be closed on August 15, 2022, in accordance with the Fisheries Regulations, 2003.

August 10th, 2022
Hypocrisy? UK allows certain companies to not disclose beneficial owners

LONDON, United Kingdom (UK)- While trying to force Overseas Territories in the Caribbean to impose Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership, which could potentially cripple financial services, the United Kingdom (UK) has been allowing certain companies registered in its jurisdiction to not disclose its beneficial owners.

August 10th, 2022
Jose Almestica charged with Deverson Williams’ murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Major Crime Team today, August 10, 2022, charged Jose Almestica, 33, with murder in the shooting death of Deverson Williams.

August 10th, 2022
Illegal plane landing on Anegada being investigated- Governor Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An investigation has been launched into reports of an illegal plane landing at Auguste George Airport on Anegada back in June 2022.

August 10th, 2022
‘A lot of people suffering’ over rising prices in VI- Hon Smith

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Deputy Speaker and At-Large Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) has called on his fellow legislators to keep an eye on rising prices in the VI.

August 10th, 2022
One remanded, another granted $15K bail for drug offences- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Among the many arrests made by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for the period July 17 to August 6, 2022, two of them were for drug offences.

August 10th, 2022
New ESHS buildings ‘still on track for September’ opening- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many persons taking a look at the construction of the new Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) buildings would get the impression the buildings would not be ready for the September school term. The National Unity Government has faith the buildings will be ready.

August 9th, 2022
Emancipation Festival events were 'largely incident-free' - RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting a largely incident-free August Festival as it relates to events specific to the celebration.

August 9th, 2022
Mrs BVI 2022 Dr Arliene T. Penn wins 'Song of the Year' in global competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mrs British Virgin Islands 2022 Dr Arliene T. Penn is the winner of the WIN ‘Reclaiming Me’ Song of the Year.

August 9th, 2022
UPDATE: Motion to reduce money transfer levy to 3.5% passed in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Resolution to reduce the money transfer services levy from 7 % to 3.5%, as well as amend the categories to benefit from the funds collected, has been passed in the House of Assembly (HoA).

August 10th, 2022
Political campaigning in the [British] Virgin Islands

Edgar W. Leonard

Politics and politicians as an institution is consistently rated at or near the bottom; it is muckraking and bottom dragging. For example, a 2017 YouGov poll conducted in the UK on field expertise politicians ranked last at 5%. Their consistent low rating is due primarily to self-interest, corruption, poor performance, egregious behavior, etc., by too many politicians and is a reflection not only of the politicians but also voters. Nevertheless, politics and politicians is vital to governi

August 9th, 2022
UK Loan Guarantee now a 'lost opportunity' for VI- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has referenced the proposed £300M loan guarantee for hurricane recovery and development by the United Kingdom (UK) as a lost opportunity.

August 9th, 2022
7 of 19 firms qualify to construct clean energy system in Paraquita Bay

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has announced that 7 firms have qualified to construct a clean energy system in Paraquita Bay.

August 9th, 2022
‘I condemn these acts of violence’- Premier on latest fatal shooting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that Jason Potter Jr aka ‘Thug’ who was fatally shot at Greenland basketball court on August 4, 2022, was his cousin, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has appealed to the public to help police bring the perpetrator to justice.

August 9th, 2022
National U17 footballers win & draw friendlies in USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Ahead of the CONCACAF Championships to be held at the end of August, the U17 team travelled to St Thomas last weekend to compete in a series of friendly matches.

August 8th, 2022
No discussion to scrap Order to suspend VI Constitution during UK visit– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has indicated that no attempt was made to remove the United Kingdom (UK) reserved Order in Council to suspend the Virgin Islands (VI) constitution, should the Government of National Unity fail to implement the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report in a timely manner.

August 8th, 2022
Nyron Erickson loses appeal against extradition to US

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Nyron Erickson, who is wanted by the United States Government to face charges of conspiracy to launder monetary funds from outside the USA and unlawfully transporting the funds into the USA, has lost his appeal against extradition.

August 8th, 2022
McMaster ‘one of the greatest ambassadors’ in VI's history- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has regarded VI hurdler Kyron A. McMaster as one of the greatest ambassadors in the territory’s history.

August 8th, 2022
USVI authorities seize over $700k from vessel bound for VI

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI- Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) reportedly found and confiscated over $700,000 of undeclared cash on a vessel in Gallows Bay, Christiansted, St Croix on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

August 8th, 2022
UPDATE: Tropical Depression expected to form in Atlantic later this week- NHC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) is reporting that a large area of disorganised showers and thunderstorms over the far eastern tropical Atlantic south of the Cabo Verde islands is associated with a tropical wave.

August 7th, 2022
Prominent local educator Kirlin T. Lettsome passes

ATLANTA, Georgia, USA- Long-time local educator, lecturer, and indigenous Virgin Islander Kirlin Tracy Lettsome died yesterday August 6, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, after being ill for some time.

August 8th, 2022
Hon Marlon A. Penn releases 2nd volume of District 8 Community Newsletter

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development and Representative for the Eighth District Honourable Marlon A. Penn has released volume two of the District 8 Community Newsletter for the purpose of bringing awareness of the issues in the community and in effort to work together to find solutions to social, mental, physical and economic issues.

August 8th, 2022
We can’t ‘Truss’ her!

Thomas C. Famous

Meet The Right Honourable Mary Elizabeth Truss, aka Liz Truss. Currently, Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom.

August 7th, 2022
Cyclists Darel Christopher Jr & Sam Talbot close out VI's showing in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, UK- Cyclists Darel Christopher Jr and Sam Talbot competed in the Birmingham 2022 Road Race today, August 7, 2022, in what is the final event for Team Virgin Islands at the 22nd Commonwealth Games.

August 7th, 2022
‘I think my country wanted it more than me’- Kyron A. McMaster

BIRMINGHAM, UK- Virgin Islands star athlete Kyron A. McMaster said capturing a Commonwealth Games gold medal in Birmingham was very significant.

August 7th, 2022
USVI Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr wins Democratic Primary Election

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, ST Croix, USVI- Albert A. Bryan Jr and Tregenza A. Roach cruised to victory on Saturday, August 6, 2022, clinching the nomination as the Democratic gubernatorial ticket for the general election on November 8, 2022.

August 6th, 2022
PAID AD: Mac’s Restaurant Ltd turns 10

WICKHAM'S CAY 1, Tortola, VI- Mac’s Restaurant Ltd is a full-service restaurant, bakeshop and catering service located in Building 16 at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park on the beautiful island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands.

August 6th, 2022
McMaster retains gold in 400m Hurdles @ Birmingham 2022

BIRMINGHAM, UK – VI defending champion Kyron A. McMaster has sprinted to victory to retain gold in the men's 400m Hurdles final, today, August 6, 2022, at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022.

August 6th, 2022
Voters urged to register by Sep 5, 2022, for upcoming elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Office of the Supervisor of Elections is notifying the public that Voter Registration is ongoing, and that eligible persons should register to vote by September 5, 2022, in order to be included in the 2022 Preliminary Voters’ List.

August 6th, 2022
Camaraderie revived @ Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta 2022

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - Cultural activities, food and games where were the highlights of the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta 2022 which opened on, August 5, 2022, in Carrot Bay community attracting locals and tourists alike.

August 6th, 2022
'Drink the Booth Dry' last lap event to close off Emancipation Week 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the curtain comes down on the 2022 Emancipation celebrations in the VI, a 'Drink the Booth Dry' evening party is being pushed as the final emancipation event under the Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee.

August 6th, 2022
Dr Harris Out! Dr Drew in! as Labour takes elections in St. Kitts & Nevis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts & Nevis – The St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party led by Prime Minister Elect, Dr Terrance M. Drew will form the next government of that country after being declared as winners of the general elections & winning six of the 11 seats in parliament.

August 5th, 2022
Regional carrier LIAT 1974 to be liquidated

ST JOHN’S, Antigua- LIAT (1974) Ltd will be liquidated, its major shareholders decided at a meeting held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, to determine the future of the iconic regional carrier.

August 5th, 2022
Reaquan Garraway,18, charged in relation to Long Bush bar shooting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF ) has said it has charged 18-year-old Reaquan Garraway in connection with a shooting at a bar in Long Bush, Tortola on July 30, 2022.

August 5th, 2022
Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta on today, August 5, 2022

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) continues its celebration of Emancipation 2022 across the territory, the next stop is the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta which opens today, August 5, 2022, in Carrot Bay.

August 5th, 2022
Organ Baronville wins Rotary Club of Tortola’s $5K raffle draw

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The second place draw of $5000.00 in the Rotary Club of Tortola’s Annual Raffle was won by Mr Organ Baronville at the August Tuesday Horse Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on August 2, 2022.

August 5th, 2022
UPDATE: Jason Potter Jr aka 'Thug' identified as man shot dead @ Greenland

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online can confirm that the man fatally shot at Greenland last night, August 4, 2022, has been identified as 22-year-old Jason Potter Jr aka Thug.

August 5th, 2022
CARILEC Resiliency & Energy Efficiency Project launched for 6 C'bean countries

CASTIRES, Saint. Lucia - Six Caribbean Islands - Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Sint Maarten, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos Islands – will benefit from an 18-month project designed to build the energy resilience of these islands while reducing their climate vulnerability.

August 5th, 2022
Ex PR Governor Wanda E. Vázquez arrested on corruption charges

VI CONSORTIUM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Former governor of Puerto Rico Wanda E. Vázquez was arrested on corruption charges on Thursday, August 4, 2022, and will soon become the first former leader of the island to face federal prosecution.

August 5th, 2022
St Kitts & Nevis votes today, August 5, 2022

BASSETERRE, St Kitts & Nevis- Little over two years after the last election, Kittitians and Nevisians are back at the polls today, August 5, 2022, looking to elect a government for the next five years.

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