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“We might have made some mistakes” – Penn defends Skelton Cline, Vanterpool in cruise pier saga

July 23, 2014 | Comments: 16
Government lawmaker Marlon Penn has claimed that aspects of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the cruise pier project are reflective of a personal and political vendetta aimed at destroying the character and reputation of Chairman of the BVI Ports Authority Claude Skelton Cline whom he described as “a man of high integrity”. The...
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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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Frightening and scary, Christian describes thought of Fraser ever becoming premier

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In one of the most blistering criticisms publicly aimed at Julian Fraser since May when he was elected Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), government legislator Archibald Christian has declared that the very thought of Fraser becoming premier is scary and frightening, adding that the new VIP leader is merely preoccupied with fear-mongering,…

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Raising funds for landside development is among main reasons for SPV, says Vanterpool

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The BVI Ports Authority has disclosed that its invitation for BVIslanders to invest in the cruise pier development through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is primarily aimed at raising enough funds to complete the landside aspect of the project in Road Town. This is the first time that the Authority is publicly underscoring the need…

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Freeman faces court for failing to declare over $10K

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Gerry Freeman on Monday faced the Magistrate’s Court where he is being tried based on allegations that he had more than $10,000 in cash while travelling on a boat in British Virgin Islands waters. He has been charged with failing to declare monies, and is in custody awaiting his fate in an unrelated case. A…

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BVI finishes third at regional cricket tournament

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BVI Cricket Association (press release) – The BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) President’s XI finished third at the Virgin Islands Cricket Explosion (VICE) Tournament, beating St Kitts and Nevis on Sunday at the Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School Grounds, St. Thomas. The St Kitts team included West Indies “A” Captain, Jahmar Hamilton and current Leeward’s players…

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Church saved!

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Vigilant residents and quick firefighters on Sunday afternoon prevented a church in the Sea Cow’s Bay area of Tortola from being flattened by fire. Shortly after 1pm, residents contacted fire personnel after seeing plumes of smoke billowing from an area of the Gospel of Jesus Evangelical Pentecostal Church. “We received a call from members of…

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Witch hunt against Vanterpool – Gov’t members of PAC distance themselves from cruise pier report

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Hours before the final report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the contentious cruise pier project is debated in the House of Assembly, the two government legislators on the PAC have distanced themselves from the report. Marlon Penn and Alvera Maduro-Caines, in a joint press statement, claimed that Opposition members of the PAC are…

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