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July 12th, 2024
Business Watch: Manjack Creamery @ TPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With 35 plus flavours of local ice cream available at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park, Manjack Creamery serves its customers and business clients with an irresistible mix of unique ice creams, sorbets and smoothies.

July 12th, 2024
Tourism sector records highest visitor arrivals ever

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that the Virgin Islands tourism sector has demonstrated unprecedented growth in the first half of 2024, marking a historic milestone in visitor arrivals.

July 12th, 2024
ESHS wins Regional National Tourism Debate Championship

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) debate team emerged victorious in the Regional National Tourism Debate final against Precious Treasures School of Turks and Caicos Islands today, July 12, 2024.

July 12th, 2024
QE II driver Joseph E. Williams passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Joseph E. Williams, who had the honour of being the driver for now deceased Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to the [British] Virgin Islands in 1966, has passed.

July 12th, 2024
CIBC Caribbean hosts 2nd annual mortgage workshop

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representatives of the construction industry covering services of architects, surveyors, contractors, insurers, lawyers and Town and Country Planning joined the CIBC Caribbean lending team in sharing information and insight into the property purchasing and construction process in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI).

July 12th, 2024
Governor Pruce meets AG & team on ‘how best to deliver’ CoI reforms by end of August

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the August deadline fast approaching for the Government of the [British] Virgin Islands to deliver reforms forced upon it by the United Kingdom (UK) following recommendations by a one-man Commissioner of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI), Governor Daniel Pruce recently met with the Attorney General Hon Dawn J. Smith and her team regarding meeting the deadline.

July 12th, 2024
‘There is quite a lot of [water] theft but there is quite a lot of leaks’- Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Better management of the Territory’s Water Distribution Network is in the pipeline as a major contract was signed to curtail non-revenue water and create sustainability through the building of local capacity in leak detection.

July 11th, 2024
UPDATE: $8.50 minimum wage to take effect from November 2024– Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has officially announced an upcoming increase in the territory’s minimum wage.

July 11th, 2024
VI has no political willpower to deal with silt pond issues– Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Outspoken clergyman Bishop John I. Cline, in calling for more to be done to preserve and even restore silt ponds in the [British] Virgin Islands, has said governments in the past and even now have lacked the political will to address the issue.

July 11th, 2024
Man fatally shot @ Harbor View USVI; Possible suspect taken for questioning

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Croix, USIV— A fatal shooting occurred Thursday at the Harbor View Housing Community in St. Croix, leading to an active investigation by local authorities, VIPD Director of Communications Glen Dratte has confirmed.


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