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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.

September 26th, 2022
Systematic changes needed to fight Alzheimer’s- Caregiver Keriann Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Systematic changes are necessary if the Virgin Islands is to fight Alzheimer’s in an effective way was the key message from an individual who has family members afflicted by dementia.

September 26th, 2022
Unity Gov't admits to dragging foot on Gaming & Betting Commission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says while he is sure illegal gambling is taking place in the VI, neither has he any specific knowledge of the activity nor has he participated.

September 25th, 2022
ESHS teacher involved in fatal accident in Guyana

WEST COAST BERBICE, Guyana- Information reaching our newsroom is that a teacher of the Senior Division of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) has been involved in an accident that left one person dead in Guyana.

September 25th, 2022
Mon Chari wins 2022 Scrub Island Invitational Billfish Series

SCRUB ISLAND, VI- Team Mon Chari, fishing aboard a Louisiana-based 68-foot American Custom Yacht, won the 2022 Scrub Island Invitational Billfish Series which was held from August 4 to September 4, 2022.

September 25th, 2022
Power lines downed & houses washed into sea as Fiona batters Canada

NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada- Power lines have been downed and houses washed into the sea after Storm Fiona battered Canada's coastline. One woman is missing after being washed out to sea in Newfoundland.

September 25th, 2022
Easier Customs process, free Wifi for VI residents discussed @ IVIC

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- In their first official duty-related meeting in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) since [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) took office, Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr and Dr Wheatley took on a number of issues, including customs procedures affecting citizens of both the US and [British] Virgin Islands, and matters related to improving inter-territory commerce.

September 25th, 2022
Darel Christopher Jr completes Road World Championships in Australia

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia- Virgin Islands’ professional cyclist Darel Christopher Jr has completed the 2022 UCI (Union Cyclist International) Road World Championships held in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia from September 17 to 25, 2022.

September 24th, 2022
Unity Gov’t wants tourism to thrive in VI – Premier Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says his Government of National Unity is looking to create a thriving tourism industry in the VI.

September 24th, 2022
Five VI footballers receive scholarships to play, study in UK

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Five young footballers from the Virgin Islands (VI) have received scholarships to study at Weymouth on the South Coast of the United Kingdom at the Champion Academy to play U23 football and study an extended Sports Diploma and then an HNC in Sports Management.

September 24th, 2022
Five in custody following seizure of 3 illegal firearms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Operations led by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Special Investigations and Criminal Investigations teams have resulted in the seizure of three illegal firearms including a semi-automatic assault rifle and several rounds of ammunition the force has revealed.

September 24th, 2022
Local Depression under spotlight with workshops planned

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry of Health and Social Development will embark on the training of clinicians, caregivers and other healthcare workers as well as members of the public on the signs and symptoms of depression as part of a workshop to be hosted on October 6, 2022.

September 23rd, 2022
There should be no uncertainties over elections in 2023– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– With a date for elections in 2023 yet to be named, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has assured that elections will come in 2023, and there should be no uncertainty over what is constitutionally due.

September 23rd, 2022
Dr Kedrick D. Pickering to contest elections as At Large candidate

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Former legislator Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has announced he will be contesting the upcoming general elections as an At-Large candidate, as opposed to running for the Seventh District seat he held for 20 years.

September 23rd, 2022
Mentally ill person holds man @ knife point; Another attacks tourist- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police are again recording an upsurge in incidents involving persons with mental illness.

September 23rd, 2022
Dawn Barzey-Boyea wins Rotary Club of Tortola’s $20K raffle

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Mrs Dawn Barzey-Boyea is the winner of the Rotary Club of Tortola’s Grand Raffle, which was drawn on September 16, 2022, at One Mart Supermarket.

September 23rd, 2022
UPDATE: Several bales of suspected cocaine seized in bust off VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) first reported of a drug bust several miles off Virgin Gorda on September 22, 2022.

September 23rd, 2022
Diamond Estate man wounds wife & step-daughter with machete

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department charged a man on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, with the wounding of his wife and stepdaughter.

September 22nd, 2022
Energy, Tourism & Sports Fishing among talks @ 9th Inter-Virgin Islands meeting

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Virgin Islands Premier, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is leading a delegation in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) for the Ninth Meeting of the Inter-Virgin Islands Council (IVIC), where a number of discussions are being had on areas of mutual interest between the VI and USVI.

September 22nd, 2022
HoA rejects Motion for amendments to ToR of Constitutional Review Commission

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Unity Government has shut down a motion brought to the House of Assembly (HoA) by Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) for amendments to the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Constitutional Review Commission. The proposed amendments, according to Hon Malone, would have been taken to the public for consultations.

September 22nd, 2022
USVI Governor heard in unguarded convo before meeting with VI Premier

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, ST Croix, USVI- A casual conversation between Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr and Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) regarding the upcoming US Virgin Islands (USVI) elections made for an awkward start to a press event on the Ninth Inter-Virgin Islands Council Meeting.

September 22nd, 2022
Legal Shakeup ousts Valston M. Graham as St Kitts & Nevis DPP

BASSETERRE, St Kitts & Nevis –Virgin Islands Belonger Valston M. Graham who served as the Director of Public Prosecutions for St Kitts and Nevis will now see his tenure come to an end, after a legal shakeup in the country’s DPP office.

September 22nd, 2022
No marriage license issued for same-sex wedding on Necker Island- Premier

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said no marriage license was issued in the Virgin Islands for the same-sex wedding ceremony that took place on Necker Island in May of this year.

September 22nd, 2022
Summer Sizzle BVI 2022 expresses gratitude for sucess of 2022 event

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Summer Sizzle BVI returned to the Virgin Islands in all its glory to host a spectacular five-day weekend (7/20-7/25) in celebration of the event's 12-year anniversary and following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.

September 22nd, 2022
Inspirational Kyron A. McMaster visits alma maters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- During his time at home in the [British] Virgin Islands, 2 times Commonwealth Games Champion Kyron A. McMaster visited his two alma maters on Tortola - the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School (ETPS) in Sea Cows Bay and the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) in Road Town.

September 21st, 2022
Up to 4 dead in Puerto Rico; Hurricane Fiona heads to Bermuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- At least 4 persons are reportedly dead in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona made landfall there on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

September 21st, 2022
Premier Wheatley to lead delegation to Inter-Virgin Islands Council Meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) will lead a delegation to the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) tomorrow, September 22, 2022, for the Ninth Meeting of the Inter-Virgin Islands Council (IVIC).

September 21st, 2022
Almost 5 mths later Dr Carolyn O’Neal-Morton & Najan Christopher still on leave

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Almost five months later, two senior public officers who are also indigenous Virgin Islanders working in the Premier’s Office are still on paid leave.

September 21st, 2022
JvD residents bypassed for jobs on JvD school construction - Gerald E. Chinnery

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke – Businessman Gerald E. Chinnery is alleging that skilled residents based on Jost van Dyke are being bypassed for jobs on the new Jost van Dyke Primary School construction project, which he says should not be the case but rather it should be a community collaboration.

September 21st, 2022
Man escapes unhurt in shooting in East End

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom indicates that a man was shot at but escaped unhurt in East End last night, September 20, 2022.

September 20th, 2022
Lone campaigner! Dr Pickering to hold meeting @ Stickit Thursday

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Despite commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline observing that no one seems to be in campaign mode although general election is around the corner, former Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick D. Pickering may be the exception.

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