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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...

23 Jan 2015

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...

23 Jan 2015

Ambulance Boat Ready For Use;

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

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...

23 Jan 2015

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…

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)...

23 Jan 2015

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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

St. Croix's St. Moose Wins First Leg Of Triple Crown Races

St. Croix's St. Moose Wins First Leg Of Triple Crown Races

  Yesterday afternoon, January 18, St. Croix's St. Moose captured the first leg of the Triple Crown races at the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay. St. Moose finished the 1 1/6 mile race in a time of 1:50.1, well over five lengths ahead of... Read more

$160K In Works Kick Off On Old Prison

$160K In Works Kick Off On Old Prison

Works on transforming the Old Her Majesty's Prison on Main Street into a museum site have commenced. Yesterday, a team including Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister for Communications and Works visited the facility where they were shown places where proposed exhibits and displays will be and gave a... Read more

A Hard Truth! Our Young Males Have Been Ill Prepared- Education Minister

A Hard Truth! Our Young Males Have Been Ill Prepared- Education Minister

Young local males in the Virgin Islands have been ill prepared take up their rightful place in society, according to Hon. Myron Walwyn, Education and Culture Minister who described the situation as a hard truth. He was making an address yesterday, Thursday January 15, at the H. Lavity Stoutt... Read more

Internet Station Dedicated to Virgin Islands Music Launches

Internet Station Dedicated to Virgin Islands Music Launches

Virgin Islands music and talent now has an official home—Tola Music VI, which is the first and only online radio station that promotes the sound of the Virgin Islands. The station which can be accessed at tolaradiovi.com was founded by Floyd Burnett, a Virgin Islands Reggae/ Dancehall artiste... Read more

NDP Cites Possible Cuba Opening in Statement

NDP Cites Possible Cuba Opening in Statement

The thought that Cuba could become the Caribbean destination of choice, if conversations continued between the US and Cuban Governments was mentioned in a National Democratic Party Drive time statement this week. The statement which criticized the Opposition for remarks it made against the SPV investment mechanism for the... Read more

Crime Going Up But Police Budget Not

Crime Going Up But Police Budget Not

  Even with the apparent increase in various crimes, particularly gun related crimes, the National Democratic Party (NDP) government is not heeding the call of the Top Cop about the need for more funds to help the Royal Virgin Islands Police fight crime. Incidentally, Hon. Archibald Christian, At... 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 in the Territory, including the Technical school. Further, that there is not enough funds available. She stated that it... Read more

We Need Our Young People To Be Entrepreneurs -Rajah Smith

We Need Our Young People To Be Entrepreneurs -Rajah Smith

Rajah Smith, a member of the youth arm of the main opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has called for the youth of the Territory to get more attention and has also used the opportunity to encourage them to become more entrepreneurs. However, he said that the right economic... Read more

SCOOTER/VEHICLE COLLISION AT ROUNDABOUT INVESTIGATED

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 around 7pm when she heard a loud noise. On stopping and exiting her vehicle, she saw two males speedily getting... 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

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... 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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