Free-speech groups slam cybercrime bill

During an Aug. 1 House of Assembly meeting, legislators touted a bill that they said would help deter cyberbullying, character assassination, electronic blackmail and other nefarious online behaviour. But since … Continue reading "Free-speech groups...

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Fahie: VG airport to reopen by Friday

A critical piece of hardware broke on the sole firefighting and emergency vehicle at Virgin Gorda’s Taddy Bay Aiport on Monday, forcing the airport to close, according to a Wednesday statement from Premier Andrew Fahie. A broken suspension spring left the truck, which was purchased...

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East End festival renews focus on culture

When the sun came up on Aug. 7 and hundreds of people were dancing their way through East End, Jessika Robinson knew she had to be in the thick of it. After all, she had travelled all the way from St. Thomas to be there....

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65th Festival dubbed a success

The colourful feathers Kay Williams was wearing attracted lots of attention during the August Monday Parade, and for good reason. Ms. Williams was the Queen of the Band for the Treasures of the BVI troupe. “I have the biggest piece of the troupe,” she said....

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Virgin Islands man killed in Ridge Road wreck

Raequan Roberts, a 22-year-old Virgin Islander who was living in the United States, was killed in an early morning wreck near the Watch House at Fahie Hill on Aug. 5, police said. Mr. Roberts, who was visiting the territory on summer break from college, was...

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SLIDESHOW: Road Town and Carrot Bay festival

Labelled "A Cultural Vibe as BVI Turns 65," the emancipation festival this year brought out all the stops: a torchlight procession, nightly entertainment, a grand parade, jouverts, wet fetes, cultural celebrations, a fishing tournament, and a traditional market. As the 65th Emancipation Festival wrapped up...

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Bonfire company heating up

Javier Smith, as a freelance boat captain, thought he could anticipate his guests’ every need. But it wasn’t until he visited Miami for a friend’s birthday party that he realised that there was one thing he hadn’t thought of: the primal simplicity of a big,...

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OECD: VI tax regime “not harmful”

The legal framework of the Virgin Islands, along with those of 11 other low- and no-tax jurisdictions, has been declared “not harmful” by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Harmful Tax Practices. Last week, the FHTP concluded its review of the...

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Summer Sizzle returns for 11th year

The event that has gathered international talent to the runway has come back for the 11th time, shining a literal spotlight in the Virgin Islands. Summer Sizzle, a fashion show run by Terry Donovan, filled the Multi-purpose Sports Complex with designers, models, makeup artists, photographers,...

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Puerto Ricans take over for Christmas in July

From Nanny Cay to Virgin Gorda to Anegada to seemingly everywhere in between, this year’s “Christmas in July” was a virtual phalanx of Puerto Rican- flagged boats, with about 450 attending the main event on Saturday in VG’s Pond Bay and Savannah Bay, according to...

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Festival kicks off with music, pageants

The 65th August Emancipation Festival is well under way, with upcoming performances by local and international bands as well as the Rise and Shine Tramp and the August Monday Parade. On Friday, the Festival Village opened with a torch-light procession followed by performances by bands...