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February 22nd, 2024
UPDATE: Police Identify deceased in Pockwood Pond incident

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Police in the Virgin Islands (VI) have revealed the identity of a man who perished on February 17, 2024, in a suspected chemical exposure-related death at Pockwood Pond.

December 27th, 2023
Over 700 derelict vehicles cleared from throughout the territory- DWM Director

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- The Department of Waste Management (DWM) has stepped up its effort to rid the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) of derelict vehicles as the year draws to a close.

November 14th, 2022
Construction picks up but sand shortage a concern in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- From about May of this year, the construction sector in the Virgin Islands (VI) has seen an increase in activity.

August 19th, 2021
$280K contract approved for New Horizon Ferry to barge waste from JvD to Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government moving ahead with its mandate to tackle solid waste buildup across the territory, the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved recommendations from the Central Tenders Board (CTB) for New Horizon Ferry Service to barge waste from Jost van Dyke to Tortola for the next 3 years.

September 4th, 2020
Hon Turnbull falsely claims Gov’t spending $17K per barge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has shut down Opposition claims that the Virgin Islands Government is paying some $51,000 a day for three barges to boost the Territory's border security in the COVID-19 fight.

July 29th, 2020
More than 400 derelict vehicles transported off VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Over 400 derelict vehicles were transported off Virgin Gorda last weekend as the Department of Waste Management continues its derelict collection programme.

December 2nd, 2019
Nervous moments as vessel hits reef returning from Anegada

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI- A few persons making their way to Tortola via a powerboat after attending the Lobster Festival on Anegada on Sunday, December 1, 2019 were in for a frightening experience when the vessel they were in hit a reef.

April 18th, 2019
UPDATE: STT Horses expected on Tortola 'within the next hour' - Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters across the Virgin Islands is that horses from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands are expected to arrive on Tortola within the next hour, today April 18, 2019 to compete in the Easter Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on Sunday April 21, 2019.

April 30th, 2018
Body of missing man recovered underneath barge in USVI


CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI — The body of a man who went missing on April 26, 2018 was recovered underneath a barge at the Green Cay Marina on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Sunday, April 29, 2018 [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

October 5th, 2017
Vessel seized on way to Dominican Republic with electronic items

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Customs Department and other law enforcement authorities are tight-lipped, it is our newsroom's understanding that a few weeks ago a barge leaving Tortola to the Dominican Republic (DR) with electronic items and other goods was siezed by Her Majesty's Customs.

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