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BREAKING NEWS: 12 pregnant in high school this school year; Walwyn asks for help

July 10, 2014 | Comments: 38
While revealing that 12 students became pregnant in secondary school this academic year, Minister of Education and Youth Myron Walwyn said teenage pregnancy is becoming a major issue in the territory. He therefore called on persons to form alliances to assist the government in tackling that and other issues facing the youths. “Teenage pregnancy is...
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  • $1.2M disbursed through business bureau

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    The National Democratic Party administration has revealed that just over $1.2 million has been disbursed to businesses over approximately two years through the ...

Ten athletes confirmed for Commonwealth Games

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PRESS RELEASE: During a press briefing held on July 3, the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC), in its capacity as the local Commonwealth Games Association, announced the 10 athletes who will represent the Virgin Islands at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Chef de Mission for the XX Commonwealth Games, Mark Chapman, shared the names of the…

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Call for Summer Sizzle models

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PRESS RELEASE – Summer Sizzle BVI will hold a casting call for females and males interested in modeling for the Summer Sizzle BVI “Global Glamour” Fashion Show which is planned for Saturday, July 26, at the U.P.’s Cineplex Crystal Ballroom on Tortola. The model casting will take place on Monday, July 14th from 5:30pm –…

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SHOCKED – Walwyn denies playing with softball, says he has spent over $296K so far on the sport

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Minister responsible for sports Myron Walwyn has described as unfortunate and inaccurate, claims attributed to President of the Softball Federation Neville Smith regarding the current government’s treatment of the sport. Smith is quoted elsewhere in the media as saying that the government, including Walwyn, has not shown enough interest in the development of softball in…

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The law is the law, but immigration officers have certain latitudes, says premier

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Ahead of a meeting this week to examine certain immigration procedures; Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has indicated that he did not order the latest clampdown on expat workers who are changing employers. But the premier made it clear that he has no problem with the Immigration Department enforcing the law, adding that immigration officers…

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Submit your bids for VG road works, gov’t tells contractors

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Taking another step towards rehabilitating Lee Road in Virgin Gorda, the National Democratic Party government has issued a public invitation for persons to submit bids. The proposed scope of works includes the rehabilitation of both the roadway and drainage structures, said Director of Communications for the government Arliene T. Penn. “These works are part of…

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Walwyn is not being political, Premier says regarding scholarship for expat

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Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has stated that politics has nothing to do with the controversial decision by Education Minister Myron Walwyn to offer a government scholarship to the valedictorian at Bregado Flax Educational Centre (secondary division) although she is not a BVIslander. Jolyn Jno-Baptiste, top-performer at the Virgin Gorda-based institution, was not among students…

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Fire officer, DR woman on trial

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A Dominican Republic (DR) woman and a fire officer on Tuesday went on trial in a case first classified by police as attempted robbery. Raysa Henley is answering to charges of criminal trespass and theft of a licence plate, while fire officer Glenmore Johnson is on trial for allegedly making a false report to the…

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“It is not a scam”

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The Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) through which Belongers are being urged to invest in the cruise pier development project is not a scam, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. D. Orlando Smith. An SPV is an entity created for the sole purpose of carrying out a specific transaction or series of transactions. That…

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Doctor to testify in child beating case

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The prosecution has stated that it will call a medical doctor to the stand to help prove its case against Everton McMaster who is being tried on allegations that he gave a female minor a bike chain to assault a 14-year-old student of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS). Crown Counsel Herbert Potter, on Tuesday afternoon…

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OPINION: When the media is bought, FATCA real & wealthy tourism a myth

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Fifty Years of Dreams or Reality? Friends or Foes? We are now at a stage where Friends are becoming Foes and instead of Justice & Fairness, the Media & Courts appear to have joined the Wicked in blocking Basic Human Rights & Freedom from Religion. Yet, through all the Suppression & Oppression Truth is still…

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International: Device charging advised for any UK flight

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BBC – All passengers flying into or out of the UK are being advised to ensure electronic and electrical devices in hand luggage are sufficiently charged to be switched on. Extra security checks came in at some UK airports last week for flights to the US, but these will now be extended. The government says…

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Man escapes from jail twice

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Rashawn Donovan, who was first arrested for having one gram of marijuana in his possession, managed to rack up three additional charges when he decided to escape from police custody not just once, but two times. The 19-year-old US national was on Tuesday brought before the Magistrate’s Court where he pleaded guilty to two counts…

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