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Sistah Joyce Is Calypso Monarch Again!

Sistah Joyce Is Calypso Monarch Again!

Just before 2.00 am this morning Joycelyn Searles known as Sistah Joyce won for the third consecutive year, the Calypso Monarch following the Calypso competition which was held in the Patsy Lake Festiville. ...

30 Jul 2015

Patsy Lake Wants Peebles Hospital Renamed

Patsy Lake Wants Peebles Hospital Renamed

During the July 27 opening ceremony for the 2015 Emancipation Festival, this year’s honouree Mrs. Patsy Lake said that she is friends with both Premier, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando...

30 Jul 2015

We Have Crossed The Line-Walwyn

We Have Crossed The Line-Walwyn

When it comes to impunity given to politicians when in the House of Assembly, Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture believes that they have crossed the line with...

29 Jul 2015

I Had To Learn Quickly- House Speaker Tells Regional Conference

I Had To Learn Quickly- House Speaker Tells Regional Conference

Speaker of the House in the Virgin Islands, Hon. Mrs Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe told Commonwealth parliamentarians that she had to learn quickly and they should all be grateful to the training...

29 Jul 2015

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Labour Issues Notice for Non-Belonger Festival Workers

Labour Issues Notice for Non-Belonger Festival Workers

Persons carrying out various business activities during the Festival with intention of hiring non-belongers are asked to apply for work permits. The announcement was made on July 24, and was specifically aimed at persons operating at the Villages of the Emancipation festivities. The notice stated: "The Labour Department is reminding all... Read more

Stop The 'I Born Here', "It's Caribbean Time' -Farara Tells Public Servants; 23 Recognized

Stop The 'I Born Here',

Last week, twenty-three public officers were recognised for their exceptional performance when the Government of the Virgin Islands hosted its inaugural Public Service Excellence Award Ceremony, at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium. However, keynote speaker, Mr. Gerard Farara, Q.C., Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at FARARA KERINS had a... Read more

Kairah Moolenaar Crowned Miss Jr. BVI

Kairah Moolenaar Crowned Miss Jr. BVI

Over the weekend, Kairah Moolenaar was crowned Miss Jr. BVI 2015, following the pageant at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College. Moolenaar also copped Miss Intellect, Miss Poise, Best Black and White Affair and Miss Photogenic. The other contestants were contestant #1 Julissa Turnbull, #2 Rebecca Frett and #3 Shamoia... Read more

Doddrea Ephraim & Caden Fahie Are Prince & Princess 2015

Doddrea Ephraim & Caden Fahie Are Prince & Princess 2015

Last evening, contestant #2 Doddrea Ephraim won the Princess Title and Contestant #3 Caden Fahie won the Prince title, for this year's Prince and Princess competition which was held at the Multipurpose Sports Complex. There were eight participants this year however, there was a change where each participant competed separately... Read more

Case Against Alleged Woman Beater Likely To be Discontinued

Case Against Alleged Woman Beater Likely To be Discontinued

The prosecution is likely to drop the charges against a man who allegedly hit his girlfriend back in 2013. Andrew Stoutt reappeared in court this week where the crown indicated that he had successfully completed the partnership for peace for programme and the DPP is to decide on the way... Read more

Parking Garages Being Considered for Road Town

Parking Garages Being Considered for Road Town

  The Ministry of Communications and Works and the Office of the City Manager announce further plans to alleviate the parking situation in the Capital, Road Town. On Thursday a beautification project was announced for Road Town and it was mentioned that strides are being taken to remedy traffic issues in areas... Read more

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE READY TO ROLL OUT

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE READY TO ROLL OUT

  As the well managed Virgin Islands Social Security Board celebrates its 35th anniversary milestone with more than seven thousand employers and fifty thousand employees registered; one hundred and sixty million dollars in benefits paid; twenty two hundred and ninety five pensioners; and over half a billion dollars in assets, it... Read more

RVIPF IN DRUGS ARREST AT SEA

RVIPF IN DRUGS ARREST AT SEA

  Members of the RVIPF were last night involved in an anti-drugs operation, together with members of US Law Enforcement agencies. Two vessels were intercepted by Officers in BVI waters close to Virgin Gorda, late last night. Three male suspects were detained on the vessels and Officers report that they have seized a... Read more

FUGITIVE ARRESTED BY RVIPF – 2 GUNS RECOVERED

FUGITIVE ARRESTED BY RVIPF – 2 GUNS RECOVERED

  Early this morning, as part of a covert operation, members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force were able to locate and arrest a man who is wanted by the US Marshals for Murder. J’wa Emone Charlery also known as “Balla” Charlery, 19 years, of the USVI, was last... Read more

Premier Explains Why Register Of Interests Was Bumped Off Order Paper

Premier Explains Why Register Of Interests Was Bumped Off Order Paper

  The Register of Interests Special Select Committee which was expected to be finally established was not realized at the last sitting of the House of Assembly due to a blunder. Premier and Finance Minister Hon. Dr. D. Orlando Smith told reporters that they realized that they needed to make... Read more

Man Cleared of Domestic Charge

Man Cleared of Domestic Charge

Mario Matthew of Josiahs Bay was yesterday cleared of the charges against him involving a domestic violence matter. When Matthew appeared in court before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday, he was informed of the decision. The prosecution indicated that they have filed a notice of discontinuation. It was noted that... Read more

DR Man Jailed For Four Years Over Rifle

DR Man Jailed For Four Years Over Rifle

Today, Moises Olvalles Almonte was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for having a rifle and 32 live rounds of ammunition. Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo, sentenced Almonte to four years in prison for the prohibited weapon, six months for the ammunition and a fine of $1,000 for... Read more

West End Port Gets Makeover

West End Port Gets Makeover

  The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) announced on Tuesday that a number of infrastructural changes have been carried out at the West End Ferry terminal. The tasks to improve the ferry dock spanned more than four months (commenced in February), and included work on the entire facility. "The main scope... Read more

Opposition Impasse Will Resolve Itself-Premier

Opposition Impasse Will Resolve Itself-Premier

The Territory's leader believes that the current impasse between the two members of the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) on selecting a Opposition Leader, will resolve itself. Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith expressed this view to members of the media when asked about his position. "My view on the impasse is that... Read more

Willard Wheatley's Qualities Missing From Politicians of Today- Penn

Willard Wheatley's Qualities Missing From Politicians of Today- Penn

Hon. Marlon Penn, Representative of District 8 believes that the good quality exhibited in past leaders like the late Hon. Dr. Willard Wheatley is lacking in today's politicians. Speaking at a centennial commemorative service held on Sunday afternoon at the Willard Wheatley Primary School in Major Bay, he said that... Read more

Planning Continues On Airport Expansion

Planning Continues On Airport Expansion

The government is moving forward with its plans to expand the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, with focus on it being its priority project during this cycle of government. Premier Hon. Dr. D. Orlando Smith told reporters that a special committee has been set up to determine how the project... Read more

"We Recognize Marriage As Between A Man & Woman"- Premier

Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith has stated that before any thought is put into the controversial issue of same-sex marriage becoming legal in the BVI, there must first be public discussions. He said the public will decide. Premier Smith told reporters yesterday at a press conference, that as it is... Read more

Premier Asked About Accreditation Silence

Premier Asked About Accreditation Silence

Premier Dr. The Hon. D. Orlando Smith confirmed to the media on July16 that the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College was accredited, but he stated that he did not know why there was no official announcement of the good news. Last month sections of the media reported... Read more

Register Of Interests Special Committee Struck Off Order Paper

Register Of Interests Special Committee Struck Off Order Paper

  The Register of Interests Special Select Committee which was expected to be finally established did not come to fruition yesterday. At the sitting of the House of Assembly, Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith moved a Motion for the Motion to have the committee established be taken off the Order... Read more

Premier Makes Appeal To Illegal Gun Holders

Premier Makes Appeal To Illegal Gun Holders

  Premier Hon. Dr.Orlando Smith has joined in appealing to persons who have illegal firearms to turn them in now as the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force carries out its gun amnesty this month, July. He made the appeal last evening during the sitting of the House of Assembly. "The... Read more

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Minister Urges Workplace Safety

Minister Urges Workplace Safety

Deputy Premier, and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Hon. Kedrick Pickering during his remarks at the observance of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) World Day... Read more

Sistah Joyce Is Calypso Monarch Again!

Sistah Joyce Is Calypso Monarch Again!

Just before 2.00 am this morning Joycelyn Searles known as Sistah Joyce won for the third consecutive year, the Calypso Monarch following the Calypso competition which was held in the Patsy Lake Festiville. ... Read more

FUGITIVE ARRESTED BY RVIPF – 2 GUNS RECO…

FUGITIVE ARRESTED BY RVIPF – 2 GUNS RECOVERED

  Early this morning, as part of a covert operation, members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force were able to locate and arrest a man who is wanted by... Read more

Keyonna Farrington Is HLSCC Top Student;…

Keyonna Farrington Is HLSCC Top Student; 167 Graduate

One hundred and sixty seven (167) students graduated from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) yesterday with Ms. Keyonna Farrington coming out at the top student after... Read more

August Internal Elections for VIP

August Internal Elections for VIP

  The Virgin Islands Party Congress will be electing a new Executive Committee in August. In a press release that was issued to the media on Sunday, President of the... 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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