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Ebenezer Thomas Primary School Students Tour Ministry

Ebenezer Thomas Primary School Students Tour Ministry

  A class of lucky Fourth Grade students enjoyed a tour of the Ministry of Communications and Works last Friday, February 20. During their visit the students of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School were hosted by Minister for Communications and...

27 Feb 2015

Peebles Hospital Records Client Increase

Peebles Hospital Records Client Increase

  Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton has reported that the Peebles Hospital has recorded an increase in patient numbers. Hon. Skelton made the announcement in a statement to the House of Assembly on February 12. In his statement,...

27 Feb 2015

Egotistical Gov't?

Egotistical Gov't?

The continued alleged disrespectful attitude of ministers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) towards members of the opposition in the House of Assembly, has come in for more criticisms. The NDP ministers are accused dialing down the importance of...

27 Feb 2015

Bank Employee Remanded To Prison Over Attempted Robbery; Was Wearing 'Scary Movie Mask'- Court Hears

Bank Employee Remanded To Prison Over Attempted Robbery; Was Wearing 'Scary Movie…

    Matthew Hazel was remanded to prison this afternoon over allegations that he attempted to carry out an armed robbery at the bank where he works, CIBC, First Caribbean Bank , and for also shooting at a sergeant of the...

27 Feb 2015

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Rhymer Says PEP is Better Choice Than VIP and NDP

Rhymer Says PEP is Better Choice Than VIP and NDP

  Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP), Lorie Rhymer announced that his Party is the best option for the Territory; and made comparison between the other two political parties to support his point. During the February 23 broadcast of the PEP radio Program, Mr. Rhymer compared... Read more

I Am on the People’s Side---Hon Fraser Responds to Hon. Vanterpool

I Am on the People’s Side---Hon Fraser Responds to Hon. Vanterpool

VIP Chairman and Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser answered the question that was asked repeatedly by Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool in a media release this week. In a statement that was issued to the media on Tuesday, Hon. Vanterpool referenced past actions as... Read more

East to Meet West at Rotary Grand Affair

East to Meet West at Rotary Grand Affair

  East is expected to meet west on Saturday night as the Rotary Club of Tortola hosts its annual grand affair at Government House on February 28. The Grand Affair is the signature event of the Club, and features various auctions that are geared at raising funds for various charities... Read more

VIP Chairman Comes Out Swinging Against Works Minister; Says He Is Being Childish

VIP Chairman Comes Out Swinging Against Works Minister; Says He Is Being Childish

  Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and former Communications and Works Minister has put down recent criticisms by Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Communications and Works Minister over Biwater. "By now everyone would have seen or heard the childish tit for tat behavior by the Minister for... Read more

Let Us Establish Ourselves As Global Hubs- Premier Smith Tells OCTA Ministerial Conference

Let Us Establish Ourselves As Global Hubs- Premier Smith Tells OCTA Ministerial Conference

  Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith has encouraged member states of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) to work together to establish themselves as global hubs. Speaking last evening at the opening ceremony of the OCTA Ministerial Conference held at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), Premier Smith who... Read more

Whose Side is Hon. Fraser On---Minister Vanterpool Enquires

Whose Side is Hon. Fraser On---Minister Vanterpool Enquires

  Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool repeatedly questioned Virgin Island’s Party Chairman, and Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser’s position as it relates to the ongoing Biwater saga. In a statement that was issued to the media on Tuesday, Hon. Vanterpool referenced past actions as... Read more

High School Accreditation Still Being Pursued

High School Accreditation Still Being Pursued

The Elmore Stoutt High School’s accreditation project is still in the pipeline, the National Democratic Party announced in this week’s NDP Drive Time message. In the Party statement it was announced that the accreditation which commenced a few years ago is being continued with the aim of better preparing students for... Read more

Vanterpool & Fraser Trade Words Over Biwater

Vanterpool & Fraser Trade Words Over Biwater

Former Communications and Works Minister, Hon. Julian Fraser and serving Communications and Works Minister, Hon. Mark Vanterpool are engaged in war of words over the handling of overseas firm Biwater. Hon. Fraser last week stated that said someone should be held accountable for the government’s malicious attitude regarding the production... Read more

PPA Member Shaina Smith Rakes In $95K As Gov't Project Engineer

PPA Member Shaina Smith Rakes In $95K As Gov't Project Engineer

Shaina Smith who campaigned heavily during the 2011 general elections for the then new political party, People's Patriotic Alliance (PPA) is now on government contract a Project Engineer. Ms. Smith, was hired under the Ministry of Health and Social Development to provide project management services for the new hospital on... Read more

PEP Says it Will Reveal 13 Candidates at the Right Time

  Hon. Alvin Christopher, the Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) announced that at the right time his Party will announce the names of its 13 candidates that will be contesting the upcoming general elections. The statement was made on February 23, during the PEP radio program in response to a... Read more

Washasha X Nets $78K Consultancy Contract With Gov't

Washasha X Nets $78K Consultancy Contract With Gov't

  Former Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer and well known environmentalist Mr. Bertrand 'Washasha X' Lettsome, has comfortably secured a consultancy contract with the National Democratic Party (NDP) to the tune of $78,000 annually. BVI Hot Press has confirmed that the contract started from April 2012 and as of 2014,... Read more

Resident Ask Why Opposition Didn’t Question Hon. Pickering

Resident Ask Why Opposition Didn’t Question Hon. Pickering

During the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) Let’s Talk radio program that was aired on ZBVI radio on February 18, a caller enquired why the Opposition has allegedly never asked Deputy Premier, and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Hon. Kedrick Pickering questions in the House of Assembly. ... Read more

DMV Having Trouble With Inspectors

DMV Having Trouble With Inspectors

  The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has encountered difficulties with shortage of inspectors especially on Jost Van Dyke (JVD). In its annual report of 2013 which was made public last week, the department stated that the Police Officers on JVD ceased the inspection of Motor Vehicles on November 13,... Read more

Contractor Fired, & Autley Crabbe Hired To Finish Technical School

Contractor Fired, & Autley Crabbe Hired To Finish Technical School

The government was forced to confirm that they fired the original contractor, Mr. Claudius Wheatley for the construction of the $2M VI Technical School in Baughers Bay. It was confirmed in the House of Assembly sitting last week that the new contractor who was hired was Mr. Autley Crabbe of... Read more

Government Proposes Apprenticeship Program

Government Proposes Apprenticeship Program

During 16 February NDP radio program Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn announced that a six months apprenticeship initiative was in the pipeline, to be rolled out soon. According to Hon. Walwyn the program, which is being facilitated as a means of providing employment and training for youths will be a... Read more

NDP Taxing The Poor To Death; Has No Record To Run On- Rajah Smith

NDP Taxing The Poor To Death; Has No Record To Run On- Rajah Smith

  President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Youth Group, Rajah Smith said the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) cannot run on their record win the next general elections. He said they are also taxing the poor and middle class to death, citing the class system they have developed where... Read more

$1.2M For Goergie Hill Road; Land Compensation Still Not Settled

$1.2M For Goergie Hill Road; Land Compensation Still Not Settled

  The Goergie Hill road project in Greenland has cost the government some $1.2M and land issues are still lingering. On Tuesday, in the House of Assembly, Hon. Andrew Fahie, First District Representative made queries about the project. He asked for both  the  approved  budgeted  sum  for  the  Georgie  Hill ... Read more

They Are A Set of Pigs- Resident On Nurses At Peebles

They Are A Set of Pigs- Resident On Nurses At Peebles

  Some of the nurses at the Peebles hospital came in for public criticisms from a resident who labelled them as pigs. The upset woman called into the NDP radio programme earlier this week to complain to Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith. She related her story where she explained that... Read more

UPDATE: INMATE CHARGED IN PRISON OFFICER’S ASSAULT

UPDATE: INMATE CHARGED IN PRISON OFFICER’S ASSAULT

  Police yesterday charged Wakima Lettsome, 33, an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison on one count of Attempted Murder, one count of being Armed with an Offensive Weapon and two counts of Assault on a Prison Officer. The Governor signed a warrant yesterday for Lettsome’s removal from the prison so that... Read more

Wake Me Not-- Hon, O’Neal Tells Government

Wake Me Not-- Hon, O’Neal Tells Government

  “I sleep wake me not,” Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal announced in the House of Assembly on 12 February during the Other Business section of the sitting. Hon. O’Neal made the comment in response to comments that were made by the Government that the previous Government left the... Read more

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Hon. Fraser: Internet Customers to be Re…

Hon. Fraser: Internet Customers to be Reimbursed For Non-service

  It was opined that customers should be reimbursed for time spent without internet. This is the belief of Third District Representative, and Opposition member, Hon. Julian Fraser; who announced that... Read more

East to Meet West at Rotary Grand Affair

East to Meet West at Rotary Grand Affair

  East is expected to meet west on Saturday night as the Rotary Club of Tortola hosts its annual grand affair at Government House on February 28. The Grand Affair... Read more

Bank Employee Remanded To Prison Over At…

Bank Employee Remanded To Prison Over Attempted Robbery; Was Wearing 'Scary Movie Mask'- Court Hears

    Matthew Hazel was remanded to prison this afternoon over allegations that he attempted to carry out an armed robbery at the bank where he works, CIBC, First Caribbean Bank... Read more

Ebenezer Thomas Primary School Students …

Ebenezer Thomas Primary School Students Tour Ministry

  A class of lucky Fourth Grade students enjoyed a tour of the Ministry of Communications and Works last Friday, February 20. During their visit the students of the Ebenezer... Read more

Egotistical Gov't?

Egotistical Gov't?

The continued alleged disrespectful attitude of ministers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) towards members of the opposition in the House of Assembly, has come in for more criticisms.... 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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