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VIP's Record Stands Out As A Beacon -Fahie

VIP's Record Stands Out As A Beacon -Fahie

The record on which the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) comes before the people with, stands out as a beacon compared to the present government. Hon. Andrew Fahie, First District Representative, said the VIP has a deep and...

28 Jan 2015

Gov't More Concerned About Campaigning Than Governance

Gov't More Concerned About Campaigning Than Governance

The National Democratic Party (NDP) administration is more focused on campaigning and securing votes for the next general elections than governing the Territory. This view was expressed by Public Relations Officer of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP),...

28 Jan 2015

THREE BVI NATIONAL RECORDS FALL IN COLLEGIATE SEASON OPENER

THREE BVI NATIONAL RECORDS FALL IN COLLEGIATE SEASON OPENER

In an unparalleled weekend, five of the British Virgin Islands leading athletes earned victories in their respective events across the United States, with three improving on their own National Records. Competing for Central Arizona College, Eldred Henry,...

27 Jan 2015

PEP Not Into Dirty Campaigning

PEP Not Into Dirty Campaigning

Chairman of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP), and Second District Representative, Hon. Alvin Christopher said his party will not take part in any dirty political campaigning but rather will be offering solutions. "As we have done...

27 Jan 2015

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No Casinos at Pier Park

No Casinos at Pier Park

Speculations of whether gambling would be allowed in the vending area of the new Pier Park was put to the Cruise Pier Park SPV Placement Agent, Mr. Clarence Faulkner during his appearance on the Speak Your Mind television program that was aired on January 24. During the program host Mr.... Read more

FOUR PERSONS STILL IN HOSPITAL FOLLOWING BOAT INCIDENT

FOUR PERSONS STILL IN HOSPITAL FOLLOWING BOAT INCIDENT

The four passengers taken to Peebles Hospital are still receiving treatment following a boating incident off the north side of Virgin Gorda early Saturday morning that claimed the lives of two other passengers. Kari Anne Way, 27, of Michigan, USA and Howard Anderson of Jamaica, both employees of Oil Nut Bay... Read more

VI Holds Workshop On Ocean Health Index

VI Holds Workshop On Ocean Health Index

  Two specialists are in the Territory facilitating a workshop today on the importance of protecting the oceans with major emphasis on the Ocean Health Index. Mr. Erich Pacheco, Manager, Ocean Health Index, Moore Center for Science and Oceans, Conversation International and Dr. Asha Singh, Head of Oceans Governance Unit,... Read more

St Georges Secondary is Ten Years Old

St Georges Secondary is Ten Years Old

The St George's Secondary school celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a ceremony that was held at the Eileen Parsons Auditorium on January 25. During the ceremony Acting Principal Mrs. Faith-Anne Adams announced that over the years more than 119 students graduated from the school, among which she said were... Read more

Its Time To Shut Down Project NDP-Fahie; "They Have Repeatedly Used This Territory As Their Personal Piggy Bank"

Its Time To Shut Down Project NDP-Fahie;

Hon. Andrew Fahie, First District Representative dished out stinging attack on the National Democratic Party (NDP) by not only referring to them as the most corrupt government in the modern history of the Territory but a failure. On Saturday night in lengthy and well delivered address to his constituents,... Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Fire on Elevator Hill

BREAKING NEWS:  Fire on Elevator Hill

Firefighters are currently putting out a vehicular fire on Elevator Hill.   News reaching BVI Hotpress says that no one was injured during the fire but we will update you as we receive more information on this matter. Read more

Statistical Delays Explained

Statistical Delays Explained

Director of the Central Statistics Office, Mr. Raymond Phillips explained that the lack of up to date statistics is not because of lack of trying from their end. During an appearance on JTV Spotlight program recently, Mr. Phillips disclosed some of the factors that results in statistical delays. The Director said:... Read more

Ambulance Boat Ready For Use; "Its Nothing To Be Proud Of"- Health Minister

Ambulance Boat Ready For Use;

The long awaited ambulance boat is ready for operation to help transport sick and injured persons from Virgin Gorda (VG) to the Peebles Hospital, but Health Minister Hon. Ronnie Skelton said it is nothing to be proud of. Making the announcement earlier this week, Minister Skelton said the boat is... Read more

People Can't Get Sick Now-VIP Member; Says More People Bawling & Suffering Under NDP

People Can't Get Sick Now-VIP Member; Says More People Bawling & Suffering Under NDP

The government is once again being accused of not being in touch with what is happening on the ground where many persons are struggling daily under the current economic climate. Rajah Smith, member of the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) said on Wednesday that it is so bad that persons... Read more

Maduro Enquires About Commission of Inquiry

Maduro Enquires About Commission of Inquiry

Popular commentator, Mr. Edmund Maduro questioned why the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Assembly did not prompt the Governor for a commission of Inquiry into the cruise pier project. Mr. Maduro made his comment during the VIP radio program that was aired on January 21. During... Read more

"Mr. Premier, The People Are Watching You Sir"-Fraser; Maintains Pier Project Investment Drive Is A Ponzi Scheme

The National Democratic Party (NDP) administration has once again been called out to come clean regarding their investment drive encouraging locals and others to invest in the controversial Cruise Pier Project. Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) said that Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith and... Read more

Is Drug Use Affecting Young Job Hunters?

Is Drug Use Affecting Young Job Hunters?

A resident has suggested that drug use among young job seekers is a deterring factor in them being given jobs by some employers. The woman who called into the Speak out BVI radio program on January 20 announced that she has heard from various employers that there is concern as it... Read more

VIP Looking for Courageous People---Chairman Says

VIP Looking for Courageous People---Chairman Says

  With 2015 being touted as elections year, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party, Hon. Julian Fraser gave an indication of some of the qualities being sought in candidates for the upcoming general elections. The Party Chairman while speaking at his 2015 holiday party alluded to some of the qualities being... Read more

No Negative Feedback From Increased Fees-Passport Office Head Claims

No Negative Feedback From Increased Fees-Passport Office Head Claims

The new fee structure at the Civil Registry and Passport Office has not received any negative feedback, this is what the head of the office is claiming. During the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) deliberations, Mrs. Stephanie Benn, Registrar General was asked by Hon. Archibald Christian, At Large Representative about... Read more

Poor People Suffering Under NDP- Resident Tells Premier

Poor People Suffering Under NDP- Resident Tells Premier

"I am NDP all the way but we need to look out for poor people. When you go to the supermarket the people charge you what they want, we are suffering, the rich people doing good and the poor people suffering," a concerned resident stated. The individual made the... Read more

Hire Virgin Islanders Credentials or Not---Doug Wheatley

Hire Virgin Islanders Credentials or Not---Doug Wheatley

Using examples of Virgin Islanders who were skilled but did not possess qualifications and as a result were overlooked for certain top positions, radio talk show host Doug Wheatley announced that those hiring should not be too “caught up on credentials”. Mr. Wheatley made the comment on his weekly radio program... Read more

No Jobs For Locals At New Hospital-Residents Tell Health Minister

No Jobs For Locals At New Hospital-Residents Tell Health Minister

Residents complained bitterly last evening about being turned away from jobs at the new Peebles Hospital. The issue was raised during the NDP radio programme. "There is a concern where there are a couple of persons from the BVI who have been applying for jobs at the hospital but today... Read more

Ground Breaking Ceremony to Precede VG Clinic Construction

Ground Breaking Ceremony to Precede VG Clinic Construction

A ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for the Iris O’Neal Clinic, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton announced on Monday. The Minister in his update on the project on January 19 repeated his earlier announcement that Cabinet will be making a decision on the... Read more

Illegal Vehicle Trade Being Monitored

Illegal Vehicle Trade Being Monitored

The Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) is attempting to identify persons who are involved in the illegal buying and selling of vehicles in the Territory. The announcement was made by Mr. Errol George, the Director of the Financial Investigation Agency during his appearance before the Standing Finance... Read more

First District Rep. To Deliver Report Card This Saturday

First District Rep. To Deliver Report Card This Saturday

Residents of the First District will have an opportunity this Saturday to hear of the accomplishments and challenges faced by their district Representative over the past year. Hon. Andrew Fahie, First District Representative and member of the main opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will hold his... Read more

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Accountant General’s Resignation Confirm…

Accountant General’s Resignation Confirmed

The resignation of Accountant General, Dr Sandra M Besson which was alluded to in the media this week was confirmed in a Government press release on Thursday December 11. It was... Read more

VIP's Record Stands Out As A Beacon -Fah…

VIP's Record Stands Out As A Beacon -Fahie

The record on which the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) comes before the people with, stands out as a beacon compared to the present government. Hon. Andrew Fahie,... Read more

SCOOTER/VEHICLE COLLISION AT ROUNDABOUT …

SCOOTER/VEHICLE COLLISION AT ROUNDABOUT INVESTIGATED

Police are investigating an accident last night which resulted in front end damage to a jeep.   The driver of the jeep stated that she was entering the Port Purcell Roundabout... Read more

Not Enough Money To Maintain Schools

Not Enough Money To Maintain Schools

Dr. Marcia Potter, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture has disclosed that there is not adequate staff to cover the maintenance of all the schools... Read more

Hon. Fraser said He is Not Rushing VIP T…

Hon. Fraser said He is Not Rushing VIP Team Unveiling

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party, Hon. Julian Fraser is aware that the public wishes to meet the candidates that would be contesting the upcoming general elections on the VIP... 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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