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January 24th, 2023
Club owner accused of rape, assault & threat to kill granted $80K bail

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Gabriel James aka ‘Junior’, 44, of Purcell Estate was granted $80,000 bail with signed surety when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court on several charges, including rape, yesterday, January 23, 2023.

January 24th, 2023
Tola Radio panelist ‘freaks out’ as Premier refuses to take his questions

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- The popular International Morning Braff Show on Tola Radio VI, 100.5FM, had its first airing for 2023, and it was not without drama.

January 24th, 2023
VI Premier maintains he ‘unequivocally’ never slept on Antigua airport floor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite clarifying that he never slept on the airport floor as a result of a flight delay in Antigua, Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is being accused of discrediting a local media house, specifically Guavaberry Media Inc operated by Rosemary Cindy Rosan.

January 24th, 2023
Lion Heart & One Love hit opponents for six!

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Both Lion Heart FC and One Love United FC hit their opponents for six on the weekend recording wins at East End / Long Look, over Old Madrid FC and Positive FC respectively in the National League.

January 23rd, 2023
Paraquita Bay farmland squatters ‘have to be removed’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons who are utilising land at Paraquita Bay other than for agricultural purposes will be removed, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said.

January 23rd, 2023
VI Govt & UK ‘found a way forward’ on medicinal cannabis – Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has revealed that the United Kingdom (UK) and the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) have found a way forward as it relates to the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in the territory.

January 23rd, 2023
OT Minister to continue talks on Order in Council during VI visit- Premier

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said, as promised, he has started a discussion on the controversial Order in Council to suspend the Virgin Islands Constitution with the Minister of Overseas Territories, Commonwealth, Energy, Climate and Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park.

January 23rd, 2023
Did the Premier sleep on floor @ Antigua airport? Gov’t denies rumours

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A post on Facebook by the controversial Rosemary Cindy Rosan that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) slept on the floor at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua has been labelled as fake by the Government of the Virgin Islands.

January 23rd, 2023
Leaked gov’t report shows abysmal state of emergency services on Sister Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While residents on the Sister Islands of Anegada, Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda have been complaining about poor emergency service, a leaked document on an assessment conducted by the Deputy Governor’s office has shed some light on the extent of the issue.

January 23rd, 2023
UPDATE: ‘Dirt bike’ rider hit pavement & was tossed over guardrail

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- New information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the dirt bike rider was not involved in a collision with a vehicle at Sea Cows Bay on Sunday, January 22, 2023, but allegedly hit the pavement and went over the guardrail and onto some rocks.

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