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  • “We need to not give scholarships all over the place,” declares PEP member
    “We need to not give scho...

    Proposing what could be a major change to how government scholarships are awarded for overseas studies,...

    09/30/2014 at 12:30 PM
  • First Ebola case diagnosed in the US
    First Ebola case diagnose...

    ASSOCIATED PRESS - A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first...

    09/30/2014 at 12:29 PM
  • No major changes for lobster festival; second event proposed
    No major changes for lobs...

    There are suggestions for a second major festival on the island of Anegada, but the BVI Tourist Board...

    09/30/2014 at 12:00 PM
 

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  • “Dreadful to see” – PEP decries treatment of hotel workers, tourism

    “Dreadful to see” – PEP decries treatment of hotel workers, tourism

    Claiming that the hotel industry in the British Virgin Islands has been abandoned and its workers are virtually suffering because of the absence of a retirement plan, the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) said the industry will become...

    09/30/2014 at 11:50 AM
  • Flax-Mars fires back at Blyden, says festival was marketed well

    Flax-Mars fires back at Blyden, says festival was marketed well

    Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Mars has refuted claims that the BVI Tourist Board failed to live up to the promotional plans it promised for the 2012 and 2013 staging of the territory’s annual Festival. “I am very confident that...

    09/30/2014 at 10:19 AM
  • Even lawyers are afraid to speak – Christopher

    Even lawyers are afraid to speak – Christopher

    In what could be described as a messianic tone, Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Alvin Christopher on Monday evening promised to bring relief to residents who he claims are reluctant to express themselves freely because...

    09/30/2014 at 9:48 AM

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  • Child protection plan enhanced

    Child protection plan enhanced

    PRESS RELEASE (Government Information Service) - The Virgin Islands now has enhanced strategies for detecting and reporting child sexual abuse cases, following the Government of the Virgin Island’s participation in a sub-regional...

    09/30/2014 at 6:52 AM
  • Swimmers in action

    Swimmers in action

    PRESS RELEASE – Five swimmers from the Makos Swim Club got their 2014-2015 season started on a high note last weekend at the St Thomas Swimming Association’s appropriately named ‘September Kick Off’ meet. The meet...

    09/30/2014 at 5:10 AM
  • Fahie accused of not fulfilling sponsorship, Pickering also knocked

    Fahie accused of not fulfilling sponsorship, Pickering also knocked

    Two politicians - Deputy Premier Dr. Kedrick Pickering and Opposition member Andrew Fahie - are among persons and organizations whose level of financial support to the staging of the 2013 Festival is being questioned. The East End...

    09/29/2014 at 11:32 AM

 
  • INSPIRE BVI: The mechanic extraordinaire

    INSPIRE BVI: The mechanic extraordinaire

    “I realize that some young people are not learning a skill and, when they leave school, they don’t know what to do. They start to think about the guns and the quick money, and that sort of things,” said the self-styled mechanic...

    09/29/2014 at 11:30 AM
  • PEP steps into radio as election draws near

    PEP steps into radio as election draws near

    The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has announced that it will launch a radio programme, which it said will assist in strengthening its presence in the public domain as it gears up for its first test in the next general election. The...

    09/29/2014 at 10:16 AM
  • Festival needs at least $1.3M annually, Blyden emphasizes while urging gov’t to give more

    Festival needs at least $1.3M annually, Blyden emphasizes while urging gov’t to give more

    Despite what it said are efforts to cut costs, the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee has emphasized that at least $1.3 million is required to properly host its events on an annual basis. Marvin Blyden, Chairman of the Committee,...

    09/29/2014 at 8:21 AM
 

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  • Alleged church burglar goes to church, also charged for gun

    Alleged church burglar goes to church, also charged for gun

    After allegedly breaking into a church at West End in Tortola, Kijan Thomas has returned to the same sanctuary where he is now on a mission to right his wrong. The revelation came when the accused appeared before the Magistrate’s...

    09/28/2014 at 12:17 PM
  • OPINION: Visionary politics and 2016

    OPINION: Visionary politics and 2016

    By: Dickson Igwe (contributor) The following article is part of a series of stories on Virgin Islands politics and economics. It asks the question: what is the long term vision for the Virgin Islands in the run up to general elections...

    09/27/2014 at 9:45 AM
  • I want my prison lunch – Freeman

    I want my prison lunch – Freeman

    Jamal Freeman stirred belly-deep laughter inside the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday when he complained that it was his lunch hour at Her Majesty’s Prison, and he was about to miss out on the important meal of the day. Freeman’s...

    09/26/2014 at 1:56 PM

 

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  • Brother steals $1,537 from sister, court hears

    Brother steals $1,537 from sister, court hears

    A 25-year-old technician was placed on $20,000 bail when he was hauled before the Magistrate’s Court on allegations that he stole $1,537 in cash from his sister. Ceason Hodge pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft. Magistrate Ayanna...

    09/26/2014 at 7:43 AM
  • Business owners are struggling too – commentators

    Business owners are struggling too – commentators

    Claiming that a number of local businesses owners are being pressured by exorbitant rental fees and other expenses, two social commentators have urged residents to throw their support behind local entrepreneurs and resist the temptation...

    09/26/2014 at 6:47 AM
  • Theatre series starts on Saturday, September 27

    Theatre series starts on Saturday, September 27

    PRESS RELEASE - The BVI Theatre Series is excited to launch its second season of plays on film. All the plays will be screened at HLSCC, typically on the last Saturday of the month at 7pm. The evenings provide a wonderful opportunity...

    09/26/2014 at 5:08 AM