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June 1st, 2022
Johnny C. Depp wins libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber L. Heard

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Virginia, USA- In a trial that captured the attention of the world, a jury today, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, ruled in favor of Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny C. Depp II in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber L. Heard, vindicating his stance that Heard fabricated claims that she was abused by Depp before and during their brief marriage.

January 6th, 2022
'Cindy' threatens lawsuit over COVID-19 testing in schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said introducing COVID-19 testing at public schools is not to be abusive or to trample on children’s rights, but to protect everyone in the educational system.

June 21st, 2021
Judge rules against CDC's COVID restrictions for cruise industry


MIAMI, Florida, USA- A federal judge handed Florida Governor Ron D. DeSantis a major victory over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's cruise industry restrictions on Friday, June 18, 2021, a development that could pave the way for cruise travel to return after a CDC No Sail Order grounded the industry for 15 months.

May 15th, 2021
‘I now feel vindicated’- Dr Smith on $10M BVIA arbitration ruling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Virgin Islands (VI) Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith, says he now feels vindicated following an arbitration ruling where the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has successfully defeated a claim worth in excess of $10 million from BV Airways Inc (BVIA).

May 14th, 2021
VI Gov’t successfully defends $10M lawsuit by BV Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands has successfully defeated a claim worth in excess of $10 million from BV Airways, which was contracted by the now ousted National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to connect Miami and Tortola with direct flights but failed to deliver on the project despite receiving some $7.2M of taxpayers monies.

March 24th, 2021
WAPA slapped with $48M Breach of Contract Lawsuit


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has been hit with a lawsuit from Wärtsilä North America, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based firm which in March 2017 entered into an engineering, procurement and construction agreement (EPC Agreement) with WAPA to design, engineer, procure equipment for, construct, start-up and test an LPG-fired reciprocating engine power plant at the Randolph Harley Generating Complex in St Thomas.

March 8th, 2020
WAPA hurricane supplies illegally shipped to VI - USVI lawsuit


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - A lawsuit recently filed in the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) by an employee who has been working at the local Water and Power Authority (WAPA) for over 19 years, has named the Virgin Islands (VI) as recipients of illegal hurricane supplies and restoration materials as part of corruption allegations against the utility's highest management level.

February 25th, 2020
‘We have found planes, time for missing $7.2M to be found’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The two missing planes intended to be operated by BVI Airways for its promised direct flight from mainland, USA to Beef Island in the Virgin Islands have been found and but the focus is now on recovering the $7.2M doled out to the failed airline by the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.

February 25th, 2020
VINO Editorial in response to BVI Beacon article on Free Speech

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) continues to be and is perhaps the only credible media house that has been consistent in this Territory for the past 10 years on the issue of freedom of speech, as we pride ourselves on providing accurate and ‘inside information’ that hit at the core of issues affecting the Territory.

February 20th, 2020
Opposition to continue seeking answers on BVI Airways scandal in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The scandalous topic of the BVI Airways deal between the ousted National Democratic Party (NDP) will once again resurface in the form of questions to Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) by Opposition Member Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) when the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) commences today, Thursday, February 20, 2020.

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