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March 13, 2019

British Virgin Islands

Optimistic PVIM Leader Looks At 2023

Source: Island Sun Leader of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Mr. Ronnie Skelton said that the Party is not daunted by the fact that the election results… Link: Optimistic PVIM Leader Looks At 2023

BVI Airways Sour Deal Back On The Menu

Source: Island Sun The BVI Airways saga will not fade quietly now that a Virgin Islands Government, lead by Hon. Andrew Fahie who was largely credited for the… Link: BVI Airways Sour Deal Back On The Menu

NDP Chairman Looks At The Future

Source: Island Sun After losing Monday’s general elections Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Hon. Myron V. Walwyn said that this will be a period of introspection… Link: NDP Chairman Looks At The Future

New 7Th District Representative Praises His Predecessor

Source: Island Sun Newly appointed Seventh District Representative, Dr. Natalio Sowande Wheatley said that he would like to see his predecessor Dr. Kedrick Pickering honored for his years… Link: New 7Th District Representative Praises His Predecessor

Observation Mission Alarmed By Unadressed Recommendations

Source: Island Sun Some matters relating to the recently concluded general elections were said to be in contravention of international best practices. This is according to the preliminary… Link: Observation Mission Alarmed By Unadressed Recommendations

New Government At Swearing In Ceremony

Source: Island Sun (From L-R) Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer; Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent Wheatley; Junior Minister for Trade… Link: New Government At Swearing In Ceremony

Eldred Henry Shatters GMAC Championships Shot Put Record

Source: Island Sun Eldred Henry, competing for Findlay University in Ohio, shattered the NCAA Division II Shot Put Record, as well as the G-MAC Championships Record, School Record and BVI Record with… Link: Eldred Henry Shatters GMAC Championships Shot Put Record

Unlicensed Firearm Owner Deported

Source: Island Sun In an Order dated 31 January, His Excellency Governor Augustus Jaspert ordered the deportation of Jhancarlo Castillo Saliche, a man who was convicted of a… Link: Unlicensed Firearm Owner Deported

Parties Promise To End Lousy Internet Service

Source: Island Sun As competitive as the current political landscape might be, it seems as if there is one area that all political parties and candidates are uniting… Link: Parties Promise To End Lousy Internet Service

Pier Park Named After Cyril B. Romney

Source: Island Sun The Tortola Pier Park has been renamed the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park in honor of the pioneering former Chief Minister who was instrumental… Link: Pier Park Named After Cyril B. Romney

VIP Promises 1,000 Jobs In 1,000 Days

Source: Island Sun The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has promised to deliver 1000 jobs in 1000 days if elected and Chairman of the Party Andrew Fahie is confident… Link: VIP Promises 1,000 Jobs In 1,000 Days

Bailey Outs Prints Field To Win 74 Miles BVICF Election Classic

Source: Island Sun St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Trevor Bailey, center, stands atop the podium, flanked by Sean Weathered, in second place and Phillipe Leroy, as they’re joined by other cyclists in the… Link: Bailey Outs Prints Field To Win 74 Miles BVICF Election Classic

Cavaliers Overpowers Grenada in Six A Side Thriller

Source: Island Sun By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway Cavaliers who lost to Grenada in the 2018 finals of the Peter Haycraft Twenty 20 Tournament last summer, got their… Link: Cavaliers Overpowers Grenada in Six A Side Thriller

Party Leaders Grand Debate Does Not Materialize

Source: Island Sun The excitement and anticipation of a political debate between the leaders of the four parties vying for leadership of the Territory was dashed after it… Link: Party Leaders Grand Debate Does Not Materialize

Hon. Hubert o’neal Demands apology from V.I.P.

Source: Island Sun Incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Dr. the Hon. Hubert O’Neal has threatened to sue the Virgin Islands Party contender for his district and a… Link: Hon. Hubert o’neal Demands apology from V.I.P.

“Do Not Waste Time” On NDP And VIP: Hon. Fraser

Source: Island Sun Chairman of the Progressive United Party (PUP), and incumbent Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser told his constituents to disregard both of his two opponents… Link: “Do Not Waste Time” On NDP And VIP: Hon. Fraser

BVICA President: ‘We Inherited a Board With Absolutely No Finance’

Source: Island Sun New BVI Cricket Association Executive Committee elected on January 31. L-R: Daniel Singh, Alvin Afrika, Marcia Fredricks-Nicolson, Vajendra Bharat, Tameka Johnson, Jasmattie Yamraj, Cameron Williams… Link: BVICA President: ‘We Inherited a Board With Absolutely No Finance’

Laser Sailor Thad Lettsome Building Up His Sailing Stock

Source: Island Sun Laser Sailor Thad Lettsome competes in the Miami World Cup 2019, that wrapped up on Feb 3. PHOTO: Chris Watters By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway… Link: Laser Sailor Thad Lettsome Building Up His Sailing Stock

Hon. Skelton Believes In Medical Tourism

Source: Island Sun Chair of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), Hon. Ronnie Skelton is keen on seeing the Territory reap possibilities from the medical tourism industry and… Link: Hon. Skelton Believes In Medical Tourism

To Promise Or Not To Promise? A Difficult Question

Source: Island Sun This week the political parties and candidates were presented with the Code of Conduct to be observed for the 2019 general elections.  The Code of… Link: To Promise Or Not To Promise? A Difficult Question

Moonlight Bandit gives BVI third horse racing victory

Source: Island Sun Moonlight Bandit, right, wins the feature race with stable Giant Valley placing second  By “Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway Moonlight Bandit held off fast charging stable… Link: Moonlight Bandit gives BVI third horse racing victory

Hospital Renamed In Honour Of Dr. D. Orlando Smith

Source: Island Sun On 23 January Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith spoke for the last time in the House of Assembly as a legislator as his tenure… Link: Hospital Renamed In Honour Of Dr. D. Orlando Smith

Dr. The Hon. K. Pickering Seeks Re-Election

Source: Island Sun For months Seventh District Representative, Dr. the Hon. Kedrick Pickering has been silent on whether or not he will be contesting the 25 February general… Link: Dr. The Hon. K. Pickering Seeks Re-Election

St. Croix Team Paddles to Painkiller Cup Repeat Victory

Source: Island Sun competitors in the InterCaribbean Mini Painkiller Cup racing to the water on Sandy Cay By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway  Six times participants and defending champions… Link: St. Croix Team Paddles to Painkiller Cup Repeat Victory

BVI Women Outslug St Croix For VI Kings and Queens Crown

Source: Island Sun BVI Women’s Softball Team after winning the VI Kings and Queen’s Softball Tournament in St. Croix By Dean Greenaway A BVI Women’s Softball team outslugged… Link: BVI Women Outslug St Croix For VI Kings and Queens Crown

Elections To Be Held On 25 February 2019

Source: Island Sun His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert as he signs Election Proclamation His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has issued two elections… Link: Elections To Be Held On 25 February 2019

Elections Act Amendment: Phased Process Deemed Preferable

Source: Island Sun The majority of members of the House of Assembly announced during the debate of the Bill entitled, “Elections (Amendment) Act, 2019” that they do not… Link: Elections Act Amendment: Phased Process Deemed Preferable

Incumbent Turnbull Outlines Achievements & Plans

Source: Island Sun Second District Representative, Hon. Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull told his constituents that he has faithfully worked for them over the last three years and therefore deserves… Link: Incumbent Turnbull Outlines Achievements & Plans

9th District Candidates Present Plans for VG and Anegada

Source: Island Sun It was a showdown based on issues facing the Ninth District, and the three candidates hoping to find favour with the voters this election were… Link: 9th District Candidates Present Plans for VG and Anegada

Progressives United Outlines Manifesto

Source: Island Sun After a long wait the Progressives United Party which is being led by former Virgin Islands Party Chairman Hon. Julian Fraser was launched on 11… Link: Progressives United Outlines Manifesto

Opposition Leader Concerned About Budget

Source: Island Sun Leader of the Opposition Hon. Ronnie Skelton announced that he is very concerned that the upcoming election is close to the date by which the… Link: Opposition Leader Concerned About Budget

Cruise Ship Visitors Enjoy First Class Experience

Source: Island Sun Last Sunday we had a first-hand opportunity to see how our tourist industry functions as it relates to cruise ship visitors. The Road Town cruise… Link: Cruise Ship Visitors Enjoy First Class Experience

Islanders Snatch Hosts Panthers’ Title With 3-1 Victory

Source: Island Sun Panthers player-coach Wayne “Zeggie” Phillip, right, tries to slow National Bank Islanders Jazeel Castello’s advance towards the ball  By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway The National… Link: Islanders Snatch Hosts Panthers’ Title With 3-1 Victory

Four Qualify For Carifta Games In Track Season Opener

Source: Island Sun BVI’s first batch of 2019 Carifta Games qualifiers. L-R: Djimon Gumbs, Jaleel Croal, Palesa Caesar and Diamante Gumbs By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway The 2019… Link: Four Qualify For Carifta Games In Track Season Opener

Canon Gibson Celebrates 70 Years As An Ordained Priest

Source: Island Sun Canon Gibson on December 18, 2018 celebrating 70 years in the priesthood Basseterre, St. Kitts – An Anglican minister who served in St. Kitts, BVI… Link: Canon Gibson Celebrates 70 Years As An Ordained Priest

Sewerage Problem Is A Major Challenge

Source: Island Sun Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool has admitted that he has been challenged and bombarded by the issues of sewerage and water throughout… Link: Sewerage Problem Is A Major Challenge

NDP And PVIM Deemed Twins By Hon. Fahie

Source: Island Sun First District Representative, Hon. Andrew Fahie announced during a press conference on 7 January that the National Democratic Party (NDP), and the Progressive Virgin Islands… Link: NDP And PVIM Deemed Twins By Hon. Fahie

Progressive United Party Established

Source: Island Sun Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser announced that he will be contesting the upcoming general elections under the banner of a new political party –… Link: Progressive United Party Established

NDP Presents 11 Candidates

Source: Island Sun Except for Districts 1 and 2, the National Democratic Party (NDP) has presented all of the candidates that would be contesting this year’s general elections… Link: NDP Presents 11 Candidates

The leading Sporting Stories From 2018

Source: Island Sun 400m hurdler Kyron McMaster clears the first barrier during the 2018 NACAC Sr. Championships in Toronto, Canada in August. His string of victories included the… Link: The leading Sporting Stories From 2018

Horse Racing Revived With Five Boxing Day Races

Source: Island Sun St. Thomas’ Totally Evil’s Jockey Jose Douglas glides him to victory in front of an appreciative crown in the Boxing Day feature race By Dean… Link: Horse Racing Revived With Five Boxing Day Races

Reform Action Alliance Launched

Source: Island Sun On New Year’s day another new political party was launched. This new political organization is named the Reform Action Alliance (RAA). It was announced that… Link: Reform Action Alliance Launched

Seniors Unhappy About New Elections Technology

Source: Island Sun First District Representative, Hon. Andrew Fahie said that some persons especially seniors are threatening not to vote if the new elections technology is used. As… Link: Seniors Unhappy About New Elections Technology

Calls To Name Pier Park After Cyril Romney Continue

Source: Island Sun Another call was made for the Tortola Pier Park or an area of the facility to be named after former Chief Minister Cyril Romney who… Link: Calls To Name Pier Park After Cyril Romney Continue