BVI’S ALTON BERTIE PRODUCES TRACK “ISLAND VIBE” FOR BUNJI AND FAY ANN FEATURE ON NEW APPLE HOME SESSIONS

Fay Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin are among a group of artistes selected for the latest Apple Music Sessions. The duo both contributed a four-track EP each for the Sessions, which were released on Monday, August 15 on Apple Music. One of the featured songs “Island Vibe” was produced by Virgin Islander Alton Bertie. Other … Continued

REFORM FOR LEGACY SAKE BY SHAINA SMITH-ARCHER

The following is a commentary from Shaina Smith-Archer. As I watch the implementation of the COI reforms unfold, my mind took me back to 2003 when I joined the public service at the Ministry of Finance when public service “reform” was in full swing” but has not borne adequate fruit and I conclude that past … Continued

JOSE ALMESTICA CHARGED IN DEVERSON WILLIAMS’ MURDER

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Major Crime Team today charged Jose Almestica, 33, with murder in the shooting death of Deverson Williams. Almestica, who is being detained at the HM Prison in Balsum Ghut awaiting trial on multiple firearm and drug charges, was today removed from the facility, questioned and subsequently charged with one … Continued

FESTIVAL RELATED EVENTS LARGELY INCIDENT FREE; RVIPF ROUNDUP

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is reporting a largely incident free August Festival as it relates to events specific to the celebration. Acting Deputy Commissioner Jacqueline Vanterpool says police coverage to all of the planned events were effective and consistent. While there were minor scuffles, officers quickly separated persons with the help of citizens … Continued