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Archive for August, 2019

Malone mines gold! Ends BVI’s 36-year medal drought at Pan Am Games

Malone mines gold! Ends BVI’s 36-year medal drought at Pan Am Games

Long Jumper Chantel Malone has earned the British Virgin Islands its first-ever medal at the Pan American Games after nearly four decades. Competing in the 18th edition of the games in Lima, Peru on Tuesday, Malone, in the first round […]

by / on August 8, 2019 at 7:58 AM /
Proposed $500K fines, prison times too excessive for cybercriminals — Vanterpool

Proposed $500K fines, prison times too excessive for cybercriminals — Vanterpool

Opposition lawmaker Mark Vanterpool wants the newly-proposed penalties for cyber-related offences tweaked before the legislation under which it falls — Computer Misuse, and Cyber Crime Amendment Act of 2019 — is passed in the House of Assembly. The 2019 amendments […]

by / on August 8, 2019 at 7:32 AM /
Financial Services has been good to us; Wheatley rebuts Fraser’s claims about industry

Financial Services has been good to us; Wheatley rebuts Fraser’s claims about industry

While admitting that the territory has accepted a subordinate role in the financial services industry, government legislator Dr Natalio Wheatley has rebutted claims that the BVI is not benefitting enough from the so-called trillion-dollar industry. Those claims had come from […]

by / on August 8, 2019 at 7:22 AM /
Speaker a hot topic in recent Calypso competition, Willock’s wig a subject of comedy

Speaker a hot topic in recent Calypso competition, Willock’s wig a subject of comedy

Calypso is a musical genre known for its social commentary and humour. For local calypsonians, no topic was hotter on their lips than Julian Willock, who has made headlines on multiple occasions since being appointed Speaker of the House of […]

by / on August 8, 2019 at 6:51 AM /
PHOTOS: Revellers flock East for Rise & Shine Tramp

PHOTOS: Revellers flock East for Rise & Shine Tramp

Hundreds of revellers came out and participated in the East End/Long Look leg of the Rise & Shine Tramp which was deemed a success by the organisers. The event started in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and lasted approximately […]

by / on August 7, 2019 at 3:30 PM /
BVI poorer than before, rich on paper but residents suffering

BVI poorer than before, rich on paper but residents suffering

Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has said he believes the territory is not benefitting enough from the territory’s so-called trillion-dollar Financial Services Industry. “I am seeing more poverty in this territory now than I have ever seen before and yet there […]

by / on August 7, 2019 at 9:41 AM /
THULEAN wins Premier’s Cup, USVI horse owners ride away with nearly $60K in prizes

THULEAN wins Premier’s Cup, USVI horse owners ride away with nearly $60K in prizes

St Thomas’s THULEAN has once again asserted itself as king of the racetrack; sprinting to victory at the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay to win the Premier’s Cup at the August Tuesday races. Along with the coveted trophy, […]

by / on August 7, 2019 at 8:19 AM /
Parade organisers consider pushing back event’s start time or future stagings

Parade organisers consider pushing back event’s start time or future stagings

Organisers of the annual August Monday Parade have said they will be taking steps to improve the overall timing and flow of the event, which is considered a major part of the territory’s emancipation festivities. Co-chair of the parade sub-committee […]

by / on August 7, 2019 at 7:32 AM /
‘Can’t believe Quan gone’ | 22yo identified as August Monday crash victim

‘Can’t believe Quan gone’ | 22yo identified as August Monday crash victim

Police are now conducting investigations into the vehicular accident that claimed the life of a local student who was studying abroad. In a media statement on Tuesday, police said: “The male involved in the early-morning accident at Fahie Hill is […]

by / on August 6, 2019 at 11:13 AM /
PARADE PHOTOS: VIBE, Showtime named joint Road March champs again

PARADE PHOTOS: VIBE, Showtime named joint Road March champs again

Two bands will once again share the title of Road March Champions in the British Virgin Islands. Last year’s joint champions VIBE along with nine-time champs Showtime were both named the 2019 winners following the August Monday Parade held in […]

by / on August 6, 2019 at 10:40 AM /