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  • OPINION: Smoothing the BVI rough roads
    OPINION: Smoothing the BV...

    By: Edgar Leonard (contributor) The VI road network, one of the most highly visible infrastructure and...

    08/27/2014 at 7:43 AM
  • Reading campaign launched by CCT
    Reading campaign launched...

    Telecoms provider CCT has rolled out a new campaign that seeks to encourage children and adults to get...

    08/27/2014 at 6:22 AM
  • Limited commercial space at Tortola Pier Park
    Limited commercial space ...

    PRESS RELEASE: The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has limited commercial space available on the upper floors...

    08/27/2014 at 6:05 AM
 
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  • Female senator robbed, carjacked in the USVI

    Female senator robbed, carjacked in the USVI

    St. Croix, US Virgin Islands – A female senator in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) was among two persons attacked by gunmen on Monday, while they erected political signs on the island of St. Croix. Police in the USVI have...

    08/26/2014 at 8:40 AM
  • I cried tears of joy, says top achiever Lean Francis

    I cried tears of joy, says top achiever Lean Francis

    Lean Francis, 17, has advised her peers to ‘burn the midnight oil’ in order to achieve. “Work very hard [and] put in extra time and dedication to your studies,” she added. Francis threw out the challenge on the heels of her...

    08/26/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • “They nasty on the phone” – Henry blasts cable company, some of its employees

    “They nasty on the phone” – Henry blasts cable company, some of its employees

    Social commentator Julio ‘Sam’ Henry has launched a broadside against BVI Cable TV, claiming that the company’s customer service is nasty and lousy, while calling for the manager to address the matter urgently. While making the...

    08/26/2014 at 7:58 AM
 
  • Leonard hit with vehicle during fight on VG, court hears

    Leonard hit with vehicle during fight on VG, court hears

    Sherwin Leonard, who is accused of slapping another man with a cutlass few months ago, ended up in hospital after the alleged victim retaliated and used a vehicle to hit him, according to prosecutors. Following the incident which unfolded...

    08/26/2014 at 7:32 AM
  • OPINION: Are we dreaming up our class, but living down our lives?

    OPINION: Are we dreaming up our class, but living down our lives?

    EDITORIAL NOTE: The following article was published exactly as submitted by contributor A.C Frett Now that the Music has stopped, what have we accomplished? The Celebrations are fast becoming distant Memories but Emancipation has yet...

    08/26/2014 at 7:29 AM
  • Warner cops gold at Youth Olympics

    Warner cops gold at Youth Olympics

    BVI Athletics Association (press release): With a little help from her new found friends from around the world - several of who didn’t speak her language  – the BVI’s Lakeisha “Mimi” Warner won a Youth Olympic Games...

    08/25/2014 at 2:41 PM
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  • PHOTOS: Softball result

    PHOTOS: Softball result

    PRESS RELEASE - Pirates defeated Power Outage 7-5. Pirates had 7 runs, 6 hits, 5 errors and left 7 runners on base. Power Outage had 5 runs, 5 hits, 5 errors and left 6 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Allen Smith and the loser...

    08/25/2014 at 2:39 PM
  • Sorry for power outages – Vanterpool says larger generating capacity urgently needed

    Sorry for power outages – Vanterpool says larger generating capacity urgently needed

    While apologizing for the numerous power outages that have been affecting the territory especially in recent weeks, the minister with portfolio responsibility for the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Mark Vanterpool, has explained...

    08/25/2014 at 2:36 PM
  • Former prison boss Ashford Frett dies

    Former prison boss Ashford Frett dies

    Ashford Frett, former prison boss and pastor at the Church of God Holiness in East End, has died. He passed away on the weekend while overseas, said his relatives here in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Details surrounding his death...

    08/25/2014 at 11:20 AM
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  • Alleged burglar says he was not alone – Police

    Alleged burglar says he was not alone – Police

    Jeremy Williams, who was allegedly caught on camera breaking into the Cabernet Café in Road Town, confessed to police that that he was not alone when he committed the act, according to allegations read in court. Williams however...

    08/25/2014 at 8:15 AM
  • “Where a child born is where he from” – Henry

    “Where a child born is where he from” – Henry

    The long-standing issue regarding citizenship for expat children who are born in the British Virgin Islands has returned to the forefront, with social commentator Julio ‘Sam’ Henry sticking to his opinion that children should become...

    08/25/2014 at 8:05 AM
  • Leigha Burke wins major essay competition

    Leigha Burke wins major essay competition

    The British Virgin Islands’ Leigha Burke took the gold in the recently organized Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Children’s Essay Competition. The competition invited students from schools around the Caribbean and...

    08/25/2014 at 6:50 AM
 
  • OVERSEAS: Puerto Rico priest pleads guilty in abuse case

    OVERSEAS: Puerto Rico priest pleads guilty in abuse case

    Associated Press - A Roman Catholic priest in Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Israel Berrios was arrested...

    08/25/2014 at 6:48 AM
  • Over $1.6M donated to hospital

    Over $1.6M donated to hospital

    Donors so far have given an overall total of just over $1.6 million towards completion of the New Peebles Hospital in Road Town, Tortola. A total of $82,600 was donated to the health facility’s Pledge Programme over the last month,...

    08/24/2014 at 11:27 AM
  • Gun seized in West End, JVD resident arrested

    Gun seized in West End, JVD resident arrested

    Police have arrested a 26-year-old resident of Jost Van Dyke (JVD) who allegedly was held with an illegal gun and several bullets in the West End area of Tortola. His name was not disclosed in a release from the Royal Virgin Islands...

    08/23/2014 at 9:56 AM
 
  • Man shot remains in hospital; two arrested

    Man shot remains in hospital; two arrested

    A man was wounded and two suspected gunmen arrested following an attempted robbery on Tortola few hours before daybreak on Saturday, August 23. A spent shell was also recovered at the scene a short distance away from the Crystals...

    08/23/2014 at 9:43 AM
  • Virgin Islands media: friend or foe – part 2

    Virgin Islands media: friend or foe – part 2

    OPINION: The following story is the second of three articles. It states that media exposure of issues that need to be made public knowledge is good for Virgin Islands politics, economy, and society, whether negative or positive A section...

    08/23/2014 at 9:28 AM
  • Rotarians donate to Family Support Network

    Rotarians donate to Family Support Network

    CONTRIBUTED  - During the weekly luncheon of the Rotary Club of Tortola guest speaker Dr. Sylvia Simmons, Executive Director of Family Support Network (FSN),  presented a heart breaking statistic for the first seven months of 2014. A...

    08/23/2014 at 9:27 AM