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“The city needs to have a market”

August 1, 2014 | Comments: 8
Amid concerns that vendors have been selling ground provisions and other goods along some streets in Road Town while the market remains virtually deserted, City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards said her office has been examining the situation and also supports the view that a better facility is needed. “It’s a situation that we are looking at;...
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  • Christopher: Taxi operators quite angry

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    Suggesting that the territory’s taxi operators are supportive of the government’s push to have the cruise pier development quickly become a reality in Road Town, ...

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    A tropical storm warning is in effect for the British Virgin Islands, according to a release from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM). The warning issued by ...

  • Reece gets $70K bail following burglary

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    Twenty-one year old Kareem Reece, who has been accused of entering a villa and stealing an Iphone as well as a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, has received a $70,000 bail ...

  • LIAT cancels flights to St Lucia, Dominica

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    Friday, August 1 – LIAT has announced a number of flight cancellations in light of the impending passage of Tropical Storm Bertha, adding that it will not ...

Malone settles for 4th place in long jump finals

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PRESS RELEASE: Chantel Malone had the best place finish by a BVI athlete in its history of Commonwealth Games competition when she finished fourth in the Long Jump on Thursday night as the territory’s athletes wrapped up competition in Glasgow, Scotland, in the XX edition of the event. Malone opened with a leap of 6.41m…

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Telecom companies note investment as TRC reflects

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Since Digicel entered the British Virgin Islands market in 2008, the cost to communicate has been reduced by an overall 20 percent, according to the company’s new Chief Executive Officer Conor Looney. “From our launch in November 2008, we actually reduced the cost of communicating by 20 percent from our launch and consistently over the…

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“Investors gonna be afraid of the BVI,” Vanterpool warns

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Some foreign investors see the British Virgin Islands as a territory that is not friendly to them, resulting mainly from past utterances by some members of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party as well as the controversy surrounding projects such as the cruise pier development, said Works Minister Mark Vanterpool. “The confidence of people in this…

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Two face court in work permit case

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Two persons have been brought before the Magistrate’s Court on allegations that a fraudulent letter was presented to the court, claiming that a particular foreigner was the holder of a work permit from the Labour Department. The letter was allegedly presented with the hope of securing bail for the foreigner who, at the time, was…

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PHOTOS: Intense battle for calypso crown, but Sistah Joyce prevails

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Expectations skyrocketed from the moment Joycelyn ‘Sistah Joyce’ Searles introduced her second song which placed her back into contention for victory during the Calypso contest held overnight in Road Town, Tortola. The song, which blasted mainly the government for its handling of the territory, is entitled “Who It Hut; It Hut.” Hut, according to Sistah…

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Man takes away boat to visit girlfriend in St Thomas, court hears

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Cayman Nibbs has been accused of removing another person’s boat from the Tortola-based Frenchman’s Cay and taking it to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands where it was stolen. The court heard that the accused man, who is charged with taking conveyance, left the vessel at a dock in St. Thomas while visiting his…

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Marijuana conviction complicates job search for Sistah Joyce

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Roughly a year after being released from Her Majesty’s Prison where she spent time for marijuana possession, calypsonian Joycelyn ‘Sistah Joyce’ Searles has come public with what she said is the discrimination she has been facing on the job market. She said persons have been refusing to employ her due to her conviction for marijuana…

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Sistah Joyce retains calypso crown

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Sistah Joyce has beaten nine competitors to retain her crown in the 2014 Calypso competition held overnight at the Festival Village in Road Town, Tortola. The Virgin Gorda resident whose real name is Joycelyn Searles also copped the prizes for best arrangement, best overall performance,  and best lyrics. In her better received song entitled Who…

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Malone leaps into Long Jump finals

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  PRESS RELEASE: Chantel Malone leapt to the finals of the Long Jump with her seasonal best of 6.55m in the qualifying rounds at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this morning. Chantel’s Personal Best is 6.65m. The mark ranks her 2nd overall in the qualifiers with the top qualifying mark of 6.67m going to Bianca Stuart…

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Apology requested from Vanterpool – VINO again claims John Leonard operates from overseas

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Hours after Works Minister Mark Vanterpool lashed Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) which he accused of publishing a story claiming that he is corrupt, the online new site has reacted, calling for an apology, and stating that it did not publish the story alleged. “We call on Mr. Vanterpool to apologize firstly to the people…

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Imprison me for three years, woman reportedly tells police

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A woman who allegedly used a rock to damage a man’s rented vehicle following an argument has told the police that she would readily spend three years at Her Majesty’s Prison for the crime, the prosecution claims. The revelation was made in the Magistrate’s Court when the accused, Diana Watkins, turned up to answer to…

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John Leonard is dead, Vanterpool claims during call for alleged impersonator to come forward

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Blasting an online new site which he said reported that he is corrupt, Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool has publicly called for information regarding the whereabouts of John Leonard, who is said to be the Marketing Executive and General Manager of Advance Marketing and Professional Services – the parent company of Virgin Islands…

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