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WANTED MAN CHARGED/ON COURT ORDERED BAIL

WANTED MAN CHARGED/ON COURT ORDERED BAIL

  One suspect, wanted in relation to the disappearance of a number of dinghies, was charged with taking conveyance without lawful authority.     Jamal Freeman made his appearance at the Magistrate’s Court and was granted bail in his own recognizance for...

23 Apr 2014

BVI Welcomes Carnival Sunshine on First Trip to BVI; Delegation Tours Ship

BVI Welcomes Carnival Sunshine on First Trip to BVI; Delegation Tours Ship

    A delegation representing the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Ports Authority, Ministry of Communications and Works, Premier’s Office, BVI Tourist Board and ROMASCO welcomed Carnival Sunshine on its first call to the cruise pier in Road Town, Tortola earlier today.     The...

23 Apr 2014

Christian Education Celebrated

Christian Education Celebrated

Six churches were honoured for the educational contribution they have made and continue to make in the community at the inaugural St Georges Primary School “Christian Excellence Awards Ceremony” that was held at the Moorings Mariner Inn...

23 Apr 2014

Renewed Call for Second Admin Building

Renewed Call for Second Admin Building

  A report from the Office of the Deputy Governor that was laid in a recent House of Assembly sitting stated that the overall rent expenditure for the Government is over five million dollars. “This huge expenditure on...

23 Apr 2014

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World Day For Safety And Health At Work To Be Observed On April 28

World Day For Safety And Health At Work To Be Observed On April 28

  Plans are being finalised to mark the sixth annual observance of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) World Day for Safety and Health at Work in the Virgin Islands on April 28.     The theme for the year’s observance is “Safety and Health in the use of Chemicals at Work.” ... Read more

BVI Swimmer Adds to Territory's Medal Haul at CARIFTA

BVI Swimmer Adds to Territory's Medal Haul at CARIFTA

    BVI Swimmer, Elinah Phillip, collects the bronze medal for her third place finish in the Girls 13-14 100 fly finals at the 2014 Carifta Swimming Championships in Aruba. Read more

Signing Of $30M Cruise Pier Contract Described As Red Letter Day

Signing Of $30M Cruise Pier Contract Described As Red Letter Day

The government signed a $30.7M contract with IDL Projects Inc. / Meridian Construction Company Limited yesterday for works commenced on the Cruise Pier Project in Road Town.   "The signing of this contract here today, is definitely a Red Letter Day in the history of... Read more

Breaking News: BVI Night In St. Thomas Village Cancelled

Breaking News: BVI Night In St. Thomas Village Cancelled

  BVI Night in the St. Thomas Carnival village has been cancelled. Less than a week before the scheduled night, US Customs and Border Protection has denied entry to all BVI Bands scheduled to be on the line up. BVI Hotpress will update you as we receive more information on this... Read more

DRIVER INJURED IN JOE’S HILL ACCIDENT

DRIVER INJURED IN JOE’S HILL ACCIDENT

  Traffic officers are investigating a lone-vehicle collision that left a woman driver with injuries and her vehicle several feet down the side of the Joe’s Hill Road this morning.     Preliminary investigations suggest that the driver lost control of her vehicle while descending Joe’s Hill. The vehicle ran into the hillside,... Read more

Two celebrity chefs cook up traditional Trippa for charity brunch in Wilmington, DE

Two celebrity chefs cook up traditional Trippa for charity brunch in Wilmington, DE

  Chefs Davide Pugliese of Wali Nikiti House on Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands and Cathy Whims of Nostrana in Portland, Oregon have teamed up for the first time to present Trippa alla Fiorentina at the annual, fund raising Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch in Wilmington, DE on Sunday, April 27.     Davide... Read more

DJ CASUAL SHOT; RUSHED INTO SURGERY

DJ CASUAL SHOT; RUSHED INTO SURGERY

Popular radio host and deejay, Curtis Armstrong aka DJ Casual, was rushed into theatre at the Georgetown Hospital on Monday morning after being shot twice during an argument with a group of men at the Easter Fest show at the Guyana National Stadium.     Casual was shot to the abdomen and to... Read more

Wahoo Winners Donates Cash Prize to VG Program

Wahoo Winners Donates Cash Prize to VG Program

  ‘Living the Dream’ the vessel and crew of St Croix that won the 2014 Fisherman’s Jamboree has donated their winnings to the Virgin Gorda Fisherman’s Cooperative Youth Summer Program.   “We are donating our top prize of $5000 to the Virgin Gorda Youth Fishing Cooperative summer programme,” Dave Johnson,... Read more

Green VI Earthday Action: Greening Ivan Dawson

Green VI Earthday Action: Greening Ivan Dawson

  Green VI is co-ordinating with local sustainability leaders, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cane Garden Bay Community, parents and staff of the Ivan Dawson Primary School and over 100 FusionStorm volunteers to green the Ivan Dawson Primary School. Most of the activities will happen on April 29th,... Read more

Virgin Gorda Calypsonians praised

Virgin Gorda Calypsonians praised

“I have seen many calypso shows, but I have never seen sportsmanship like tonight,” MC of the Virgin Gorda Calypso Monarch Competition Daren “Bogle” Stevens commented on Sunday, April 20 following the crowning of Lester “Mighty Ley-Ley” Fortelio as the 2014 VG Calypso Monarch. ... Read more

Beauty of the Week

Beauty of the Week

Name: Latoya "Bunny" Williams Nationality: British Zodiac sign:  Aries Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Food:  Peas soup with milk and sugar Dream vacation: Hawaii Favorite Quote: “Always remember you present situation is not you final destination. The best is still to come.”     Read more

Mighty Ley-Ley Wins VG Calypso Crown After Vibrant Performance

Mighty Ley-Ley Wins VG Calypso Crown After Vibrant Performance

Virgin Gorda (VG) has a new calypso monarch, Mr. Lester Fortelio, the Mighty Ley-Ley who cop the crown following a vibrant performance on Saturdaynight with his song 'I am going to a pastor'.   Mighty Ley-Ley win ended the reign for Sistah Joyce. He also performed 'People would get... Read more

Virgin Gorda Festival Committee Gets Thumbs Up For Job Well Done!

Virgin Gorda Festival Committee Gets Thumbs Up For Job Well Done!

  The Virgin Gorda (VG) Easter Festival committee, chaired by Ms. Sasha Flax received praises for the work done to pull off this year's festival which concluded yesterday with a grand parade on the Sister Island.     Both Hon. Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture... Read more

Her Majesty’s Customs Junior Officers Complete Six Week Training

Her Majesty’s Customs Junior Officers Complete Six Week Training

Fourteen of Her Majesty’s Customs (HMC) Junior Officers completed a six week basic training course this week at Customs Headquarters.     This training was designed to improve the quality of service the Customs Department offers the community.  With the addition of the newly trained officers, the Department is... Read more

Top Cricketers To Benefit From NAGICO Insurances Sponsorship

Top Cricketers To Benefit From NAGICO Insurances Sponsorship

  NAGICO Insurances, sponsors of the regional Super50 cricket tournament, has announced its continued partnership with the BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) to provide performance incentives for players.     As part of the collaborative effort, NAGICO Insurances will provide a cash bonus to the leading run scorer and wicket taker at the end... Read more

Shereen: I Do It For the Love of Music

Shereen: I Do It For the Love of Music

She has been singing since primary school, and now years later Mrs. Shereen Flax-Charles says that music still calls her; and singing, she says remains her passion. The known lyricist says that her love for that art went beyond her St Croix school days, her days as Calypso... Read more

More Sister Islands’ Schools Receive Safe School Certification

More Sister Islands’ Schools Receive Safe School Certification

  Three more schools in the British Virgin Islands have attained SAFE School certification, bringing to 17 the total number of schools with such certification in the Territory.     The three, all of which are located on sister islands, are the Claudia Creque Educational Centre on Anegada, the Jost Van Dyke... Read more

Hon. Fahie: Politics Affecting SSB Payments

Hon. Fahie: Politics Affecting SSB Payments

  First District Representative, and Opposition Member, Hon. Andrew Fahie during his contribution to the National Health Insurance Bill on April 8 opined that political intervention is one of the hindrance to the Social Security Board’s (SSB) collecting monies owed.     Hon. Fahie said: “Madam Speaker Social Security... Read more

Walwyn To Youth: "I Take Pride In Saying I Started As A Bus Boy"

Walwyn To Youth:

  Young persons in the Territory are being encouraged to take every opportunity to learn a skill and do not scorn any entry level jobs.     "A job is not all about money but its about building skills, building confidence, getting yourself on right footing.I take pride, I started as... Read more

Vincy Gets 7 Years For Smuggling Marijuana Into The Territory

Vincy Gets 7 Years For Smuggling Marijuana Into The Territory

  Glenroy Pierre of St. Vincent was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement in a drug off off Anegada.     Pierre received one year for illegal entry and three years each for importation of illegal drugs [cannabis] and unlawful possession of cannabis. The sentences which were... Read more

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BVI Welcomes Carnival Sunshine on First …

BVI Welcomes Carnival Sunshine on First Trip to BVI; Delegation Tours Ship

    A delegation representing the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Ports Authority, Ministry of Communications and Works, Premier’s Office, BVI Tourist Board and ROMASCO welcomed Carnival Sunshine on its first call to... Read more

WANTED MAN CHARGED/ON COURT ORDERED BAIL…

WANTED MAN CHARGED/ON COURT ORDERED BAIL

  One suspect, wanted in relation to the disappearance of a number of dinghies, was charged with taking conveyance without lawful authority.     Jamal Freeman made his appearance at the Magistrate’s... Read more

Vincy Gets 7 Years For Smuggling Marijua…

Vincy Gets 7 Years For Smuggling Marijuana Into The Territory

  Glenroy Pierre of St. Vincent was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement in a drug off off Anegada.     Pierre received one year for illegal... Read more

Metal Detector Needed at ESHS

Metal Detector Needed at ESHS

In a recently published media report, Commissioner of Police David Morris noted that metal detectors are needed at the Elmore Stoutt High School to among other things, prevent... Read more

Hon. Fahie: Politics Affecting SSB Payme…

Hon. Fahie: Politics Affecting SSB Payments

  First District Representative, and Opposition Member, Hon. Andrew Fahie during his contribution to the National Health Insurance Bill on April 8 opined that political intervention is one of... Read more

BVI Swimmer Adds to Territory's Medal Ha…

BVI Swimmer Adds to Territory's Medal Haul at CARIFTA

    BVI Swimmer, Elinah Phillip, collects the bronze medal for her third place finish in the Girls 13-14 100 fly finals at the 2014 Carifta Swimming Championships in Aruba. Read more

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