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January 4th, 2021
“It is a nuisance! Put a silencer on your bikes’ - Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on local bikers to stop the noise nuisance created by their motorcycles and bikes.

July 13th, 2020
More motor scooter riders ‘becoming regularised’- Hon Rymer

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- There has been an increase in persons become ‘regularised’ as motor scooter riders, according to Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5), who said this is as a result of a campaign by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

May 13th, 2020
Loud motor scooters can cause permanent hearing loss- Dr Smith warns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Amid comments on social media that the COVID-19 lockdown in the Virgin Islands had brought a relief from the noise of altered motor scooter mufflers throughout roads in the Virgin Islands, former premier and medical doctor, Dr D. Orlando Smith has gone a step further to offer some word of advice to motor scooter riders.

January 30th, 2018
Seized motor scooters will be crushed- CoP

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – While the territory and more so the police are eagerly awaiting the return of regular sittings of the Magistrate’s and High Courts, there is a minimising of arrests for small matters; however, when it comes to the breaking of traffic laws, especially by scooter riders, a harsh measure is now being taken- to crush the seized motor scooters.

December 6th, 2017
‘We are not running for office in this hour’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “What we do, what we say here on Honestly Speaking comes from a principled place… It’s what we believe is in the public good.”

November 29th, 2017
‘Ban all scooters in VI’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In light of the recent shootings and the numerous previous incidents involving scooters and their riders, radio personality Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is calling on government to ban the use of scooters in the Virgin Islands (VI).

June 8th, 2017
2 motor scooters involved in accident @ Port Purcell

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- A familiar scene in the territory, there was a road accident involving motor scooters in the Port Purcell area of Tortola, today, June 8, 2017.

February 12th, 2017
Lift regulation on CC for motor scooters for less noise- Biker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Most times they are just seen as a pack of noise makers, but using his opportunity on the 3-D Show on ZBVI 780 AM on Friday February, 10, 2017, with host Doug Wheatley, a 24 year old biker said the public should not just shun them but rather open their minds and even “ride” on their behalf.

March 29th, 2012
RVIPF seeks support for law-abiding scooter riders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a joint operation between the Traffic Department and the Tactical Unit, five motor scooters were seized in Road Town area, one in Cane Garden Bay and one in the East End area for not having proof of ownership, licence, insurance and registration within the last week.

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