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“It is not the same VIP,” declares Christopher

July 24, 2014 | Comments: 19
Delores Christopher has tried to make a distinction between what she considers to be the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) that currently exists and that which existed when H. Lavity Stoutt was its leader. Christopher, a member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), suggested that the VIP has declined in significance. In fact, she indicated...
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    Tevorn Stapleton, who is already serving a one-year sentence in a burglary case, has pleaded guilty to damaging a slap switch box earlier this year while he was in ...

  • ARREST BLOTTER: July 13 to 19

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    FAILING TO STOP AT THE SOUND OF A SIREN On 10-07-2014 at 0900hrs, Police arrested and charged Reid Abel, 55, of Belle Vue for Failing to stop at the sound of a ...

“Have mercy upon me” – Power weakened by jail, says he even considers suicide

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Simeon Power who was found guilty of wounding an elderly man begged for ‘mercy’ in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday, and told Magistrate Tamia Richards that he has been contemplating suicide ever since he was remanded in custody. Power made the fervent appeal moments after his attorney presented mitigating factors in an attempt to have…

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Man gets 11 years for child rape

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A 38 year-old Jamaican man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for raping a minor. He was also caught with pornographic materials of the victim. Raymond Harrison was charged with rape, engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16, and possession of child pornography. In the High Court…

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Kaleb earns Ivan Dawson Memorial Scholarship

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Kaleb Dawson, a recent graduate of the Ivan Dawson Primary School, is the recipient of the Ivan Dawson Memorial Scholarship for 2014. The 12 year-old son of Keith Dawson and Althica Daniel-Dawson placed fifth in the territory for Mathematics in this year’s Primary Five Examinations. He was also the valedictorian at his graduation ceremony this…

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Bombshell Dropped – Fahie uncovers reports of bankrupt investors setting up Tortola Port Partners

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Government legislators sat in absolute silence as Opposition member Andrew Fahie on Tuesday dropped a bombshell in the House of Assembly, pointing to two newspaper reports that the owners of Tortola Port Partners (TPP) had filed for bankruptcy and were facing several law suits before they formed TPP to undertake the multi-million dollar cruise pier…

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Money trouble may hit pier project, warns Fahie

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The $35 million borrowed to undertake the cruise pier and park development in Road Town is virtually spent before the project gets off the ground, and there is no clear indication as to how the full project will be funded, according to Opposition member Andrew Fahie. During a sitting of the House of Assembly on…

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OVERSEAS: Two shot on St Croix, one dead

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St. Croix, US Virgin Islands – Two adult males were shot and a minor otherwise injured in two incidents over the last few days on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI). One of the men shot was pronounced dead. He has been identified as 19-year-old Eddie Harriett Jr. Police have stated that the victim died…

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Five vying for historic pageant win

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Five contestants are vying to win the first ever staging of the Miss Junior BVI pageant; an event that will this year replace the usual Miss East End competition. The contestants include (#1) Tichina Penn whose hobbies include reading, meeting people and relaxing; (#2) Ronique McMillian who has a passion for singing and traveling; as…

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Softball Results

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PRESS RELEASE: 18 July, 2014 Hawks defeated West End Warriors 9-2. Hawks had 9 runs, 6 hits, 1 error and left 7 runners on base. West End Warriors had 2 runs, 4 hits, 5 errors and left 10 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Perline Leonard and the loser was Sarah Potter. Shekeisha Donovan…

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Supermodels to turn up the heat

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PRESS RELEASE – Summer Sizzle BVI Fashion & Lifestyle Weekend, the Caribbean’s premier luxury fashion gala, is emerging to our shores of the BVI. The stellar production attracts visitors, fashion lovers, media, celebrities and taste-makers from around the globe. The four-day fashion-filled weekend kicks off on Thursday (July 24) – Sunday (July 27), and comprises…

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Airport operating at a loss; Improved traffic is key to convincing financiers – Dr. Pickering

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Considering that cabinet on July 16 gave the go-ahead for the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport to be expanded, minister responsible for the subject Dr. Kedrick Pickering has noted that one of the administration’s major tasks is now to convince lenders that the loss-making facility will be able to increase traffic. He reiterated that the…

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No illegal street vending, city manager warns ahead of emancipation festivities

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Promising a crackdown on illegal vending in the streets of Road Town during the upcoming emancipation festival, City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards has urged potential street vendors to get the necessary approval. She said law enforcement personnel will be monitoring commercial activities in the capital mainly in an effort to reduce the likelihood of persons falling…

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UPDATE: Daley charged for allegedly beating Jamaican

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Bryan Daley has been charged in relation to a beating incident that left his Jamaican compatriot undergoing treatment at Pebbles Hospital for weeks. Daley who resides in Greenland is to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on a charge of grievous bodily harm, according to a statement from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). The…

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