Archive for July, 2014

Malone settles for 4th place in long jump finals

Malone settles for 4th place in long jump finals

PRESS RELEASE: Chantel Malone had the best place finish by a BVI athlete in its history of Commonwealth Games competition when she finished fourth in the Long Jump on Thursday night as the territory’s athletes wrapped up competition in Glasgow, […]

by / on July 31, 2014 at 7:29 PM /
Telecom companies note investment as TRC reflects

Telecom companies note investment as TRC reflects

Since Digicel entered the British Virgin Islands market in 2008, the cost to communicate has been reduced by an overall 20 percent, according to the company’s new Chief Executive Officer Conor Looney. “From our launch in November 2008, we actually […]

by / on July 31, 2014 at 7:27 PM /
“Investors gonna be afraid of the BVI,” Vanterpool warns

“Investors gonna be afraid of the BVI,” Vanterpool warns

Some foreign investors see the British Virgin Islands as a territory that is not friendly to them, resulting mainly from past utterances by some members of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party as well as the controversy surrounding projects such as […]

by / on July 31, 2014 at 1:10 PM /
Two face court in work permit case

Two face court in work permit case

Two persons have been brought before the Magistrate’s Court on allegations that a fraudulent letter was presented to the court, claiming that a particular foreigner was the holder of a work permit from the Labour Department. The letter was allegedly […]

by / on July 31, 2014 at 12:25 PM /
PHOTOS: Intense battle for calypso crown, but Sistah Joyce prevails

PHOTOS: Intense battle for calypso crown, but Sistah Joyce prevails

Expectations skyrocketed from the moment Joycelyn ‘Sistah Joyce’ Searles introduced her second song which placed her back into contention for victory during the Calypso contest held overnight in Road Town, Tortola. The song, which blasted mainly the government for its […]

by / on July 31, 2014 at 12:01 PM /
Man takes away boat to visit girlfriend in St Thomas, court hears

Man takes away boat to visit girlfriend in St Thomas, court hears

Cayman Nibbs has been accused of removing another person’s boat from the Tortola-based Frenchman’s Cay and taking it to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands where it was stolen. The court heard that the accused man, who is charged […]

by / on July 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM /
Marijuana conviction complicates job search for Sistah Joyce

Marijuana conviction complicates job search for Sistah Joyce

Roughly a year after being released from Her Majesty’s Prison where she spent time for marijuana possession, calypsonian Joycelyn ‘Sistah Joyce’ Searles has come public with what she said is the discrimination she has been facing on the job market. […]

by / on July 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM /
Sistah Joyce retains calypso crown

Sistah Joyce retains calypso crown

Sistah Joyce has beaten nine competitors to retain her crown in the 2014 Calypso competition held overnight at the Festival Village in Road Town, Tortola. The Virgin Gorda resident whose real name is Joycelyn Searles also copped the prizes for […]

by / on July 31, 2014 at 2:48 AM /
Malone leaps into Long Jump finals

Malone leaps into Long Jump finals

  PRESS RELEASE: Chantel Malone leapt to the finals of the Long Jump with her seasonal best of 6.55m in the qualifying rounds at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this morning. Chantel’s Personal Best is 6.65m. The mark ranks her 2nd […]

by / on July 30, 2014 at 4:09 PM /
Apology requested from Vanterpool – VINO again claims John Leonard operates from overseas

Apology requested from Vanterpool – VINO again claims John Leonard operates from overseas

Hours after Works Minister Mark Vanterpool lashed Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) which he accused of publishing a story claiming that he is corrupt, the online new site has reacted, calling for an apology, and stating that it did not […]

by / on July 30, 2014 at 4:07 PM /