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ROTARACT CLUB OF VIRGIN GORDA AWARDS YOUNG GIRL WITH EYE-GLASSES

ROTARACT CLUB OF VIRGIN GORDA AWARDS YOUNG GIRL WITH EYE-GLASSES

  Young girl in need of seeing eye-glasses received them as a gesture of goodwill by the Rotaract Club of Virgin Gorda.The young girl is Cheriqua George, a vibrant eight-year old who attends the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Primary Division...

22 Sep 2014

Territory Records Marriage Decrease

Territory Records Marriage Decrease

There was a decrease in the number of marriages performed in the Territory last year, and the airlift situation was cited as a possible reason for the decline. According to the 2013 annual report from the Civil Registry...

22 Sep 2014

Severely Faulty Practices Cause Of Some Disasters-Report

Severely Faulty Practices Cause Of Some Disasters-Report

Some of the disasters in the Virgin Islands are also as a result of severely faulty practices and mismanagement in land use, according to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) in its annual report of 2013. The...

22 Sep 2014

Where Is The $$ Going?-Fahie Wants To Know; Says Financial Services Revenue Up by 70%

Where Is The $$ Going?-Fahie Wants To Know; Says Financial Services Revenue…

The National Democratic Party (NDP) administration is accused of telling lies to the people by singing the song that they do not have money. According to the Opposition one of the main economic pillars is raking in more money....

22 Sep 2014

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Further Enquiries Horsepath relating to the Murder of Nyron Farley Olliverre Further Police Appeal for Information

Further Enquiries Horsepath relating to the Murder of Nyron Farley Olliverre  Further Police Appeal for Information

A week has passed since the police investigation commenced after the body of Nyron Farley Olliverre was discovered by police officers attending to a report of gunfire at Horsepath shortly after 11 o’clock on the evening of Friday 12th September. Last night Detectives of the Major Crime Team together with... Read more

Our High Schools Need To Issue Diplomas-Opposition

Our High Schools Need To Issue Diplomas-Opposition

  The time has come for public high schools to return to issuing diplomas, according to Hon. Julian Fraser, Third District Representative. Speaking to residents during a community meeting in Carrot Bay this week, Chairman of the opposition VIP said the Virgin Islands will have a hard time convincing others... Read more

Blacklisting Talk Continues

Blacklisting Talk Continues

The Blacklisting situation continues to be hammered by the Opposition. In fact, the most recent mention of the blacklisting by France was mentioned by Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser at a Virgin Islands Party meeting that was held on September 17. At the meeting, Hon. Fraser told... Read more

West Police Station to Be Repaired

West Police Station to Be Repaired

The poor condition of the West End Police Station will soon be addressed. In fact it was stated that the extent of the situation is presently being assessed. The announcement was made at a press conference that was held on 5 September by Premier and Minister for Finance,... Read more

No Need For Further Radical Surgery- DPP

No Need For Further Radical Surgery- DPP

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mr Wayne Rajbansie believes that the office has been able to make tremendous strides in terms of its performance and obligation to the people of the Territory. Addressing the opening of the 2014/2015 Law Year yesterday held at the Supreme Court... Read more

VIP's Stimulus Policy Can Save Us-Fraser Tells District 1 Residents

VIP's Stimulus Policy Can Save Us-Fraser Tells District 1 Residents

The National Democratic party (NDP) administration's handling of the economy has yet again come under criticisms by the opposition. Now, Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has promised that under his premiership there stimulus policy will save the Territory. "We are aware that... Read more

Hon. Fraser Outlines More NHI Concerns

Hon. Fraser Outlines More NHI Concerns

Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman and Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser said that he is still concerned about the National Health Insurance, which he said is being rushed. Speaking at a VIP public meeting in the First District, Hon. Fraser stated that the National Health Insurance will... Read more

ROTARY CLUB SUNRISE OF ROAD TOWN ADOPTS THE ADINA DONAVON HOME

ROTARY CLUB SUNRISE OF ROAD TOWN ADOPTS THE ADINA DONAVON HOME

  The Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town in keeping with the stated purpose of Rotary International (Rotary's primary motto is "Service Above Self") is pleased to be able to announce the following: · The Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town adopts The Adina Donavon Home for the Elderly. · The Rotary Club... Read more

Is West Nile Virus Next?

Is West Nile Virus Next?

As the Territory tries it best to stem the spread of the Chikungunya virus Chief Environmental Health Officer, Carnel Smith announced that the change of weather patterns might bring more diseases. He specifically mentioned the West Nile Virus (WNV) which was discovered in neighbouring Puerto Rico in 2012. ... Read more

Contractor For New $4.5M VG Mini Hospital To Be Chosen Soon- Health Minister

Contractor For New $4.5M VG Mini Hospital To Be Chosen Soon- Health Minister

Tenders for the construction of the long awaited mini hospital on Virgin Gorda (VG) is being examined by Cabinet and a decision will soon be made on who the contractor will be. "We are evaluating now the Iris O' Nel clinic in Virgin Gorda and that should be coming... Read more

CTO Marijuana Debate Takes Place in USVI Tomorrow

CTO Marijuana Debate Takes Place in USVI Tomorrow

The hot debate to examine the prospects of marijuana tourism in the Caribbean will be held in the neighboring United States Virgin Islands (USVI) this week by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The event is expected to attract hundreds of tourism experts, and CTO... Read more

Garbage Transfer Project Nearing Implementation

Garbage Transfer Project Nearing Implementation

The sister islands garbage transfer project that was announced by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton last year is moving closer to implementation stage. The Minister announced on NDP radio on September 15 that much of the required infrastructure needed for the project is in place. ... Read more

Staff Shortage Reason For Delay In Preserving Belonger Status Records -Report

Staff Shortage Reason For Delay In Preserving Belonger Status Records -Report

  The Civil Registry and Passport Office is still struggling to have all the records updated on the nationalization, registration and belonger status. According to the Office in its 2013 annual report which was laid in the House of Assembly last week, this is attributed to staff shortage. "In 2013, the... Read more

Resident To Works Minister: I Haven't Gotten Water Since February

Resident To Works Minister: I Haven't Gotten Water Since February

  Some residents in Paraquita Bay are having water issues and one resident publicly complained that he has not gotten running water since February. The frustrated resident called into the National Democratic Party (NDP) radio programme last evening, Monday September 15 and stated that he has been forced to buy water. ... Read more

Trial Against Officer Accused of Biting Teen Begins

Trial Against Officer Accused of Biting Teen Begins

  The case involving Police Officer, Joseph Quencie Phillip, who is accused of biting a teen in November 2011, and is facing the charge of assault, began in the Magistrates Court on September 15 before Magistrate Vareen Vanterpool. During the trial Inspector Frank Devonish gave evidence to the court. The... Read more

Outdated Legislation Among Many Issues Facing Fire Department

Outdated Legislation Among Many Issues Facing Fire Department

The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service continues to face a number of challenges in relation to its day-to-day operations. In its 2012 annual report which tabled in the House of Assembly on Thursday September 11, the department stated that due to lack of proper legislation to... Read more

More Audit Reports Coming- Skelton Warns; Public Hear BiWater Records Were Missing

More Audit Reports Coming- Skelton Warns; Public Hear BiWater Records Were Missing

There will be more Audit Reports on government projects coming to the public through the House of Assembly, disclosed Hon. Ronnie Skelton, Minister of Health and Social Development. While debating the Auditor General's (AG) report on the Sea Cows Bay Harbour Project, Skelton said audits are done... Read more

Police Still Hunting For Shooter In Horsepath Murder

Police Still Hunting For Shooter In Horsepath Murder

Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are still piecing together their investigation into the death of a Trinidadian native on Friday night. Nyron Olliverre was reportedly shot dead at a Horsepath residence in execution style and up to when this article was published... Read more

Update on search for Michael Poole

Update on search for Michael Poole

The family of Michael Poole thanks the community for its support in the search for their beloved 20-year old son. Michael’s body was recovered from the waters around Road Reef following a search conducted this morning by the police, friends and the wider community. “This is a tragedy we... Read more

Help sought in search for 20-year old male

Help sought in search for 20-year old male

The family of Michael Poole is seeking the assistance of the public in the search for the 20-year old young man who was last seen leaving his work place at Prospect Reef at 3.00pm on Friday afternoon.   Michael is 6’2”, of a slender build, and brown complexion. He has... Read more

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Tourists Want To See Historical Sites-Op…

Tourists Want To See Historical Sites-Opposition Member; Criticizes Cruise Pier Landside Development

Government should invest money into preserving and making historical sites into tourist attractions over a landside development which is part of the Cruise Pier Development, according to a member... Read more

ROTARACT CLUB OF VIRGIN GORDA AWARDS YOU…

ROTARACT CLUB OF VIRGIN GORDA AWARDS YOUNG GIRL WITH EYE-GLASSES

  Young girl in need of seeing eye-glasses received them as a gesture of goodwill by the Rotaract Club of Virgin Gorda.The young girl is Cheriqua George, a vibrant eight-year... Read more

Further Enquiries Horsepath relating to …

Further Enquiries Horsepath relating to the Murder of Nyron Farley Olliverre  Further Police Appeal for Information

A week has passed since the police investigation commenced after the body of Nyron Farley Olliverre was discovered by police officers attending to a report of gunfire at Horsepath shortly... Read more

Education Minister Backs New ESHS Princi…

Education Minister Backs New ESHS Principal

  Ms Sandy Underhill, new acting principal of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) has the full backing of her boss. Yesterday speaking at the first general assembly... Read more

VIP's Stimulus Policy Can Save Us-Fraser…

VIP's Stimulus Policy Can Save Us-Fraser Tells District 1 Residents

The National Democratic party (NDP) administration's handling of the economy has yet again come under criticisms by the opposition. Now, Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of the Virgin Islands... Read more

VI’s Nanjing 2014 athletes announced at …

VI’s Nanjing 2014 athletes announced at Olympic Day celebrations

  The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) announced the 7 athletes who will be representing the Virgin Islands at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in swimming, sailing, and athletics. The... Read more

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