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Record turnout at Gospel Fest

July 28, 2014 | Comments: 9
The Festival Village in the territory’s capital was transformed into an oasis of praise and worship on Sunday night as what is said to be a record crowd turned out for the eighteenth staging of Gospel Fest, produced by the Dr. Melvin Turnbull-led Heritage Month Committee. Jamaican artiste Judith Gayle, in particular, rocked the venue...
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  • Arbitration Act to take effect in October

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    The Arbitration Act (2013) will come into force in the British Virgin Islands on October 1, according to a statement from the government. Coupled with the extension ...

  • TPP was not bankrupt, declares Vanterpool

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    Works Minister Mark Vanterpool has declared that Tortola Port Partners (TPP) was not bankrupt at the time the government virtually awarded it a multi-million dollar ...

I gave it my all, says first winner of Miss Jr BVI

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Tichina Penn created history on Sunday night when she emerged winner of the inaugural Miss Junior BVI Pageant held at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College on Tortola. The 23-year-old emerged the victor after snatching the trophies for best swimwear, best black and white affair, best talent, best evening wear and most intellectual. She was…

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REGIONAL: Antigua leader wants free movement of goods in OECS

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, has said that the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) should consider unrestricted circulation of commercial goods within the grouping. Speaking as outgoing OECS Chairman Saturday, Browne also told the opening of the of the 59th meeting of the OECS Monetary Authority and…

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Statement by Mark Vanterpool

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The following is a full statement by the Minister of Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool, regarding what he describes as the incomplete and inaccurate conclusions of the reports recently done by the Auditor General and the Public Accounts Committee. My fellow Virgin Islanders and residents, allow me to commend and support our wonderful team in…

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No part in questionable decisions regarding TPP

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In light of a number of insinuations in the House of Assembly that Vincent O’Neal was in charge of the BVI Ports Authority during certain negotiations regarding the hiring of Tortola Port Partners (TPP), it must be made clear that those claims are erroneous and unfounded. Mr. O’Neal’s contract at the Ports Authority actually ended…

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BVI team wins sailing competition

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The BVI sailing team, Tortola 1, recently copped the top prize at the 16th Premier’s Cup Youth International Regatta. The BVI fielded two teams – Tortola 1 and Tortola 2 – which competed against sailors from Cayman, Anguilla, Antigua and the USA. In the end, it was Tortola 1 that emerged with the best score…

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OPINION: Companies that treat their staff like dung

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Poor internet and questionable cell phone services are simply part of a wider culture of poor customer service, and low service expectations, in the Virgin Islands. This must change if these islands are to truly compete internationally, and meet global service benchmarks. The following story asserts that a company that treats its staff poorly will…

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Kingman dethroned in Soca clash; B’More rises

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Kingman was the crowd’s favourite, and his ‘Don’t Touch My Cock’ hook remains on the lips of many, but those positives were not enough to spare him defeat. The crown he won last year in the Power segment of the LIME BVI Soca competition was snatched overnight by Tino Mark from Virgin Gorda. But it…

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George wins $5K

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PRESS RELEASE: LIME has announced the first winner of the $5,000 GRAND IN YOUR HAND giveaway. The winner, 20 year old, Yessica George was surprised at the LIME Soca Monarch Competition held at the Iris Freeman Festiville when her name was pulled at random from a large raffle bin which was filled with entry cards…

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PHOTOS: Summer Sizzle welcome party

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Scores of models, fashion designers, sponsors and fashion enthusiasts gathered at Maria’s By The Sea on Thursday evening for Summer Sizzle BVI. The party was recognized as the kick-starter to the 60th anniversary of BVI’s festival celebration. The special Summer Sizzle BVI weekend comprises upscale parties, island tours, sailing excursion, and the highly anticipated Global…

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Six children left overseas by LIAT, parents worried

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The parents of six British Virgin Islands children are worried after regional carrier LIAT allegedly left the youngsters in the Dominican Republic on Thursday, claiming there was no available seat on the flight for which they were booked. One of the parents who spoke with BVI News Online stated that the children, who are in…

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Nibbs charged for not declaring nearly $33K, illegal entry

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A Sea Cows Bay man is facing charges of failing to declare monies exceeding $10,000 and illegal entry after he was intercepted by police allegedly on a motor scooter in Frenchman’s Cay with a quantity of cash. On Wednesday morning, police reported seeing Cayma Carlos Nibbs, 32, aboard a grey inflatable dinghy heading in the…

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Key principles violated in setting up $6M greenhouse, says AG

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In a report on the $6 million greenhouse project at Paraquita Bay on Tortola, the territory’s Auditor General (AG) said the previous Virgin Islands Party government violated a number of key principles that were necessary for the successful implementation of the agricultural initiative. The project was handled in a way that violated all three principles…

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