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No Firm Decision on New Complaints Commissioner

No Firm Decision on New Complaints Commissioner

Consultations are being held for the successor of the Complaints Commissioner and in the meantime, Mr. Elton Georges has been asked to function for another three months. Mr. Georges was expected to retire in February of this year, but...

01 Sep 2014

Is House of Assembly Facing A Constitutional Dilemma?

Is House of Assembly Facing A Constitutional Dilemma?

Opposition members are contending that the previous sitting of August 14 which was chaired by Acting Speaker, Hon. Delores Christopher, was not legally adjourned. This challenged has forced the cancellation of tomorrow's planned sitting, September 2. ...

01 Sep 2014

Fraser Links Retirement & Poverty

Fraser Links Retirement & Poverty

  For people living in the Virgin Islands there is a definite correlation between retirement and poverty that not too many people know of, and those who knows it prefer to live in denial, for it is an embarrassment, this is...

01 Sep 2014

Families Benefit From 4th District Back to School Event

Families Benefit From 4th District Back to School Event

Residents of the Fourth District and other areas were treated to an afternoon of educational and fun activities at the Band Stand in Long Bush yesterday afternoon, August 31. The event was hosted by Hon. Mark Vanterpool, District Four...

01 Sep 2014

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BVI Experiencing Health Revolution

BVI Experiencing Health Revolution

There is a health revolution, taking place in the Territory Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Ronnie Skelton announced during a cheque handover ceremony on 22 August. While speaking at the event Minister Skelton called on all to support the revolution. He said: “The country is on a... Read more

Keon Delights Prison Guests with Culinary Treats

Keon Delights Prison Guests with Culinary Treats

Keon Edwards might be serving a 15 years prison sentence, but he is still committed to being an example and making a contribution to society through his new found culinary talent. Edwards is one of the ten inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison that successfully completed the Partnership for... Read more

VIP Still Has The Best Brand-Chairman; Speaks To Ailing Economy Under NDP

VIP Still Has The Best Brand-Chairman; Speaks To Ailing Economy Under NDP

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) still has the best brand and continues to be the party for the people, according to its Chairman Hon. Julian Fraser. During a community meeting in Sea Cows Bay on Wednesday evening, the Third District Representative said that the people have a reason to rally... Read more

Intense Election Campaign Ahead Opposition Leader Warns

Intense Election Campaign Ahead Opposition Leader Warns

The next general elections is far from now, but Leader of the Opposition and Ninth District Representative, Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal warned that the campaigning will begin very soon as politicians will try to be seen all over; especially at weddings and funerals. Speaking at a Virgin Islands Party... Read more

"Teaching Is Not A Job That You Can Successfully Do In The Meantime"-Walwyn As Educators Prepare For New School Year

Educators gathered at the Eileene Parsons Auditorium at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community (HLSCC) today as part of the annual Professional Day for Educators as they prepare for the new academic school year which begins next month. There, Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture told... Read more

Opposition Leader Asks Residents To Throw Support Behind Fraser

Opposition Leader Asks Residents To Throw Support Behind Fraser

  Hon.Ralph T. O'Neal has asked residents to throw their support behind Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser. During a VIP community meeting last evening in Sea Cows Bay, Hon. O'Neal said Fraser will be a good leader. "My people you have... Read more

Hon. Vanterpool: Don’t Mind Johnny Come Lately

Hon. Vanterpool: Don’t Mind Johnny Come Lately

In what can be dubbed a swipe at certain members of the VIP, Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool declared on August 18 during the NDP radio Program that the members of his Government did not suddenly develop an interest in youth affairs; and warned that there... Read more

Hon. Fraser: Why Horses Can Travel and Not Musicians

Hon. Fraser: Why Horses Can Travel and Not Musicians

Third District Representative, and Virgin Islands Party Chair, Hon. Julian Fraser said that a group of musicians came to him to complain about the difficulties they face in trying to travel to the US Virgin Islands to perform; and he announced that it is a very serious matter. ... Read more

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

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 of the Opposition. Hon. Alvin Christopher, Second District Representative said locals will not benefit from such a development since... Read more

We Are Not Where We Ought To Be-Education Minister

We Are Not Where We Ought To Be-Education Minister

  The Territory's education minister believes that every effort must be made to improve the education sector in order to be on par with the rest of the Caribbean and the world. Hon. Myron Wawlyn, Minister of Education and Culture said the system is not were it should... Read more

Sir Olva Georges Plaza to be Re-designed

Sir Olva Georges Plaza to be Re-designed

City Manager, Janice Brathwaite-Edwards announced that plans are in the pipeline for the redesign and improvement of the Sir Olva Georges Plaza. Speaking on a television program that was aired on August 19, Mrs. Brathwaite-Edwards disclosed that the idea is to allow the public to determine the format of... Read more

Premier Wants Aggressive Employment Strategy for Youths

Premier Wants Aggressive Employment Strategy for Youths

BVI Leader Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith said that a more aggressive strategy needs to be created to ensure that unemployed youths find jobs in the Territory. During the August 18 edition of NDP radio program Premier Smith lauded the Youth Employment Register that was initiated by Minister... Read more

Talk Show Host Takes Swipe at Cable TV—Welcomes LIME TV

Talk Show Host Takes Swipe at Cable TV—Welcomes LIME TV

Last week LIME Group’s CEO, Phil Bentley announced that his company will be unveiling “LIME TV” here in the BVI next year; and for some this is welcomed news as the complaints about the lone operator BVI Cable TV continues to mount. Mr. Bentley’s comment was made... Read more

Walwyn Reiterates Importance of Having Technical Skilled Persons At Home

Walwyn Reiterates Importance of Having Technical Skilled Persons At Home

  Minister of Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn has restated the importance of the BVI having its owned skilled persons in the technical and vocational field. "As a developing economy and one that is service based, it is critical that we prepare a cadre of persons who can provide the... Read more

Extradition Judicial Review Ruling Eagerly Awaited

Extradition Judicial Review Ruling Eagerly Awaited

  The outcome of the judicial review that was held in relations to the extradition case of five men who are wanted in the US for drug related charges is still pending. The review in the case against Earl “Bob” Hodge, Carlston Beazer, Roberto Harrigan and Chad Skelton, the local men... Read more

Training For Principals Starts; $85K Invested

Training For Principals Starts; $85K Invested

  The government of the Virgin Islands has invested some $85,000 into eight months of training for principals. It commenced today with a two-week training exercise at the Public Service Training Division, Road Town which is being conducted by Jamaica’s Ministry of Education’s National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL). The... Read more

Prison Museum Works to Begin In September

Prison Museum Works to Begin In September

Works to convert the old Her Majesty’s Prison that is located on Main Street into a museum is expected to commence in coming weeks. The announcement was made by City Manager Janice Brathwaite-Edwards during an August 19 television program. During that television appearance the City Manager said that... Read more

Works On Multimillion Dollar Cruise Pier Project Starts Today

Works On Multimillion Dollar Cruise Pier Project Starts Today

  Today works will commence on the controversial multimillion dollar Cruise Pier Project in Road Town. The works will be on the marine and upland development at the pier and forms part of the Cruise Pier Expansion Project and are expected to last for approximately four months. The Ministry of... Read more

Woman Wins Spanking New Vehicle In Digicel's Promotion

Woman Wins Spanking New Vehicle In Digicel's Promotion

  "I am happy because I always trying and never winning anything so I am happy," those were the words of Brendele Wheatley after she won a new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in the Digicel Scratch and Win summer promotion yesterday, August 21. Wheatley also won a year's free insurance courtesy... Read more

Rotary Makes $50,000 Donation to Peebles Hospital

Rotary Makes $50,000 Donation to Peebles Hospital

The Rotary Club of Tortola presented a check of $50,000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Development and the BVI Health Services Authority on August 21. The $50,000 was part of the proceeds that were raised from the Rotary Grand Affair  that was held in February this... 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

No Firm Decision on New Complaints Commi…

No Firm Decision on New Complaints Commissioner

Consultations are being held for the successor of the Complaints Commissioner and in the meantime, Mr. Elton Georges has been asked to function for another three months. Mr. Georges... Read more

Keon Delights Prison Guests with Culinar…

Keon Delights Prison Guests with Culinary Treats

Keon Edwards might be serving a 15 years prison sentence, but he is still committed to being an example and making a contribution to society through his new found... Read more

BVI Experiencing Health Revolution

BVI Experiencing Health Revolution

There is a health revolution, taking place in the Territory Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Ronnie Skelton announced during a cheque handover ceremony on 22 August. While... Read more

Is House of Assembly Facing A Constituti…

Is House of Assembly Facing A Constitutional Dilemma?

Opposition members are contending that the previous sitting of August 14 which was chaired by Acting Speaker, Hon. Delores Christopher, was not legally adjourned.... 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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