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CaribWx-Road Town
USA Today 5 Day
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Local News BVI Local News from the Island Sun and BVI Beacon (please note the date on these stories as part of their web address)
B-V-I Guide Cable & Wireless is partnering (July 2006) with Nokia to hopefully bring more affordable cell service to the BVI.
Island Sun
RTW 40th Anniversary (1st cargo vessel crosses ocean)
Island Sun Wedding Bells for Allison & David
Island Sun Old Government House to become tourist attraction
Washington Post Caribbean’s Deadly Stigma
Island Sun Roadtown Wholesale – In the Beginning
Island Sun Minister discusses Telecoms and Infrastructural Projects
(Road Town to get first traffic light)
BVI Beacon Taking the case to the people re dredging in Lee Bay
Island Sun Hibiscus Show attracts Big Crowd
BVI Beacon Men sentenced for hotel robbery
Island Sun
Local News
All of the following stories are from the Island Sun.
Peter Island Resort plans $multi-million enhancements
Teenager arrested for Bomb Scare at High School
Farmers Week 2001 was a big success
Britain amends Territory’s Laws and decriminalises homosexuality in compliance with Human Rights Conventions
Christmas on Main Street was a huge success
Anegadian businessman and son sentenced on drugs- related charges
Police Partnering With The Community To Enforce Traffic Laws
Belonger Status versus Citizenship: Constitutional Changes Explained
A Daring Rescue At Sea For Two BVI Residents
Essay Contest Finalist To Attend CTC-24
Former Miss World BVI departed this life
American Eagle Enhances Accessibility To The BVI
BVI hosts seminar on Citizenship & Nationality
Britain reaffirms commitment to offer UK Citizenship
Chief Minister Holds Fruitful Discussions with British Minister
Baroness Scotland says BVI visit was extremely interesting
Significant Increase in Vehicle & Building Fires
Baroness Scotland Makes 1st Official Visit to BVI
Girls Brigade Helps Host 2nd National Table Setting Contest
Co-Founder Of The Moorings Passes Away
Former BVIEC Manager Says Urgent Attention Should Be Paid To Power Problems
Hon. Fraser Updates On Anegada, Nibbs & Nottingham Estate Lands
Opposition Questions Cable & Wireless Internet Contract
135 Students Graduate From BVI High School
Enis Adams Primary School Honours Long Serving Teachers
VG Small Island With Big Addication Problem–Doctor Says
Bomba’s, Callwood Distillery and Others to be Honoured
Motion Disallowed: Opposition Members Stage Walk-Out
Electricity supply should return to normal by end of June
Police Capture 39 Chinese and 21 Haitian Immigrants
BVI & USVI Celebrate 27th Annual Friendship Day
Scimatech 2000 – Crossing The Frontier Into The New Millennium
Over 1700 Sign Petition Against Domestic Violence
Outraged Virgin Gordians Circulate Petition After Violent Incident
Domestic Killer Sentenced To Life Imprisonment
Hon. Fraser Looks At Fishing, Beaches and Anegada Lands Issue
Moorings Fire:
Grand Re-Opening of The Moorings
Moorings Mariner Inn Restaurant Reopens
Fire Destroys The Moorings Mariner Inn Restaurant
BVIHS Library Celebrates 25TH Anniversary
Anne Lennard is the new Director of the BVI Tourist Board
Internet Edition Enters Its 4th Year
BVI Produces Caribbean Line Of Skin Care Products
Police Maintain Firm Stance On Domestic Violence
Opposition Motion To Review Tourism Management Defeated
NDP To Hold Debates On Beef Island Bridge And Tourism
Purple Palace Opens Up As Arts Resource Centre
Anegada’s New Library Inaugurated
Government Starts New Dialogue With Virgin Gorda Community Prince Andrew says BVI visit was a "wonderful experience"
Prince Andrew Visits Virgin Gorda
VIP Gets Words Of Wisdom From Vincentian Prime Minister
Continental/Gulf Stream Begins New Service Into BVI
Architecture of the Virgin Islands – Exhibition 2000
Government House Will No Longer Be Demolished
BVI Internet User Complains and Response of Cable & Wireless
Little Dix Bay Celebrates 35th Anniversary
Forum Focuses on BVI Culture
Rasta Law: Government to Consult Public
Motion Seeking Revocation of ‘Rasta Law’ Passed in LEGCO
8-Year Old Boy Catches 365 Pound Marlin
C&W Announces Major International Calls Price Reductions
Chief Minister Discusses Issues of National Concern (also stray animals and the Beef Island bridge expansion to two lanes)
Anegadian Internationally Acclaimed Natural Health Doctor
Mark Vanterpool Unveils ‘Action Plan’ for Road Town (includes dual carriageway, mangrove boardwalk, and fisherman’s dock).
C.M. Discusses White Paper, Sombrero, Belonger Status, Etc.
"Women Lead the Way In Agriculture Today"
Visa Waiver Roads and Accounts Discussed at LegCo
Women’s Groups Meet with Baroness Symons
New Hospital Chief Speaks on Trauma
Chief Minister Discusses Schooling & Alien Landholding Issue
Belonger Status, Rastafarian Issue & Legislators Salaries Discussed
Other Local News
Other Local News
SaveZone VISAR Annual Fund Raising Beach Party Pictures
Alan Baskin
Renowned Diver, Passes Away (Island Sun)
Web Site Tribute to Founder of Baskin in the Sun
New Boat Named In Honour Of Alan Baskin (Island Sun)
B-V-I Guide 1998 Traffic Accident & Police Report
B-V-I Guide
Foxy’s 1998 Halloween Party
B-V-I Guide
28th Annual BVI Spring Regatta Successful Event
BVI Welcome Online
Current Lead Article Archives
BVI Travel Reports
from Caribbean Travel Roundup
Y2K Reached in BVI with Ease
New Millennium News
Island Sun
Millennium Committee Hosts Exhibition On Science, Technology & The Cultural Environment
Island Sun Millenium Committee Mounts Photographic Exhibition
Island Sun Millennium Committee Stages Art and Craft Exhibition
Island Sun Harnessing a New BVI Vision for the New Millennium
Island Sun Government’s Millennium Project or Target
Island Sun R.V.I.P.F. – Policing the New Millenium
Foxy’s Millennium New Year’s Party on Jost Van Dyke reported no mishaps with a smaller than expected crowd, estimated at double the usual numbers of 3-4000. About 120 patrons took advantage of the $999 per couple event at Foxy’s new "Upper Crust Room."
Culinary News
Culinary News
Island Sun
Saba Rock Restaurant and Resort Opens
B-V-I Guide
6/8/99: $25 Nightly Buffet with changing main courses such as leg of lamb, prime rib or pork roast. Sunday all day buffet 12-noon ‘til 9 pm. $20 West Indian buffet with entertainment on Sunday afternoons, great views from observation deck …fashion shows, bathing suit contests start in August. See Saba Rock Resort and construction pictures.
Discovery Channel Great Chefs of the Caribbean TV Schedule
Island Sun
Seven Golds for BVI Culinary Team
BVI Welcome Online ’97 BVI Culinary Team Takes Gold
Island Sun No Fast Food in BVI – Chief Minister Says
Classified Ads Classified Ads
B-V-I Directory
has links to sources of classified ads for Situations (Jobs), For Sale, To Let (Rentals), etc.
Editorials Editorials
Island Sun
Restoration of St. Philip’s Church is a Must
Island Sun
Government House – Restoration a Must
Island Sun
Caribbean Dependent Territories at a Crossroad
Island Sun Commentary: In whose hands….?
Environmental News
Environmental News

Norman Island
in Natural State

Norman Island has been purchased for $8 million by a group led by the Jarecki family of Guana Island and donated to the VINCI foundation to ensure its preservation. Often
called Treasure Island due to its association with Robert Lewis Stevenson’s 18th century
children’s novel by that name, Norman Island has an historic past that includes authentic pirate lore. Generations of visitors to ‘The Caves’ snorkeling site will applaud its preservation. The Billy Bones restaurant will stay and the goats will go. Plans include a museum, a nature tour and a botanical garden for native plants. See Island Sun Norman Island Leased to Vinci Foundation.


B-V-I Guide On March 18, 1999, BVI Conservation and Fisheries ministery suspended indefinitely all foreign commercial fishing licenses and instituted fines up to $500,000, citing the aggressive practices non-local fishermen and conservation needs.
Island Sun VG : Sewage Treatment Plant Must Go
Island Sun International Experts Say Anegada Is An Ecological Jewel Island Sun HLSCC Hosts Vegetable Production Workshop
Island Sun HRH The Duke Of York Presents $40,000 For
Youth Environmental Work

Island Sun Farmers Week 2000 – A Huge Success
Island Sun Meet BVI Farmers
Island Sun Botanic Gardens Vandalised
Island Sun Seacows Bay Residents say "NO" to Water Colonies Marina Project
Sky & Telescope "Leonid" Meteor Storm? 11/18/99: Before Sunrise, Low in East Planning your Watch NASA Prospects
Island Sun
Pilot Whales Beach on Anegada and Die
Island Sun
Mangrove Restoration Project Underway in the BVI
Island Sun
Seismic Station to be Re-Installed on Anegada
Island Sun
Night Quake Shakes BVI
Island Sun
First Native Installed as Director of National Parks Trust
Island Sun
Sombrero Rockets Rock BVI (Sombrero Island is in the middle of the Anegada Passage, about 50 miles from Virgin Gorda).
Island Sun
BVI Now Better Prepared to Deal with Oil Spills
Island Sun
BVI Hosts 2nd OECS Ministers of Environment Policy
Island Sun Workshop on Basic Siesmic Principles of Tsunami Held
Island Sun
Sewerage Treatment Facility for Cane Garden Bay
Island Sun
Government Moves to Deal with Ghut Drainage Problems
Island Sun
Cats Threaten Rare & Endangered Anegada Iguanas
National Parks Trust Newsletter
Flamingo Hatching Update
CNN Earth’s coral reefs in decline, researchers say
BVI Welcome Online Those Amazing Mangroves
What’s Happening
Island Sun BVI Hotels Voted World’s Best
Island Sun
Island Sun
BVI Gets Major Exposure in Italian Travel Supplement
Island Sun BVI Beauty to compete in Miss World Pageant
Island Sun Nadia Harrigan to represent BVI at Miss World Pageant
Island Sun Noted Caribbean Author Visits The BVI-Buy Novel Salt
Island Sun BVI "Glamour Girl" in Nevis International Pageant
Island Sun BVI Included in National Geographic Traveller "Must – See Places". See National Geographic Traveller.
Island Sun BVI Receives remarkable high profile press exposure
BVI Welcome Online
Limin’ Times cover ongoing events.
B-V-I Guide Island Music for descriptions of bands.
Limin’ Times Upcoming Events.
Island Sun
Cronkite Loves BVI
Island Sun Miss Universe Visits Virgin Gorda
B-V-I Guide Updates:
Pirates & Privateers goes back to the days of sail and the Jolly Roger.
a Dee Carstarphen illustration from her cookbook, Maverick Sea Fare, as well as her recipe for seasoned salt.
Island Fish has fish baked in banana leaves, Blaff from the French Antilles, Baxter’s Road Fried Fish, and Spanish
Fish Escabeche.
Windsurfing in the BVI looks at the BVI’s little known excellence as a venue for this popular sport–nearly 100 boats in the HIHO-BVI!
This recipe for Callaloo inspires a song and a bit of island mystery.
Jerk Barbecue on the Grill opens a new cooking section, with recipes and Caribbean practices for vacation and boat cooking;

Tour of Shops, a virtual shopping tour, visits distinctive shops, places and sights around the islands; and
Life on Ridge Road goes up to the mountaintops of Tortola as well as giving specific directions to avoid getting lost up there.
Business News Business News
Beef Island Airport Expansion.
Island Sun
New Airport Terminal Takes Shape; Project Cost $55M
B-V-I Guide
3/20/99: To handle larger 70-80 seat American Eagle ATM aircraft (not jumbo jets) and greater regional traffic, the Beef Island airport is being modernized. A runway extension of 1000′ into Conch Bay involving 80,000 tons of rock is planned, along with a larger aircraft parking area and apron for up to 8 aircraft maneuvering simultaneously. A completely new terminal building will be built with baggage conveyer, processing for 430 peak hour passengers, air conditioned departure lounge, spectator viewing, and a catering facility as well as greater passenger parking and a larger taxi ramp. The expansion will be done in stages and is expected to be complete in 2001. See Island Sun Beef Island Bridge soon to be commissioned, NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL TO BE READY BY OCTOBER, Minor Disruptions, But Airport Development Project On Target for 2001 Completion, Airport Runway Extension to Begin in September, Government Signs Contract for Another Phase of the Airport Development Process and Beef Island Airport Expands to Accommodate New Airlines.

Island Sun Cable & Wireless Reaffirms Commitment to BVI
Island Sun New Shopping Mall & Office Complex in Road Town
Island Sun
Tourism Economic Impact Assesssment Study Released
Island Sun Government and C&W Agree on Strategy for Liberalisation of Communications Market
Island Sun Govt. Official Reports On Agricultural & Fisheries Trip To Maryland & Nova Scotia
Island Sun HRH Lays Foundation Stone At New Airport Site
B-V-I Guide
Offshore Ecommerce
Island Sun
Government Hosts Successful E-Commerce Seminar
Island Sun CCT Boatphone Launches New Digital Network
B-V-I Guide
2/10/00 Pusser’s Takes Over Management of Fort Burt Hotel in Road Town; to cater to business travelers with internet connections in rooms, etc.; restaurant to feature steak and chops.
Island Sun New Airline Offers Hourly Service from Puerto Rico
Island Sun New Facilities at the Baths Inaugurated
Island Sun Tourism Development in the BVI Debated
Island Sun
Bridge Project at Salt Ponds Completed on Anegada
TWA Press Release
Adding San Juan-BVI Flights with Gulfstream
Island Sun
Update on Road Development Project for Anegada
BVI Ports Authority
Current Happenings and Events
Island Sun
Gov’t to Expand West End Docking Facilities
Island Sun
Roadtown Wholesale Expands to Serve You Better
B-V-I Guide
6/9/99: Sea Breeze Yacht Charters Discontinued Operations; Marine Association of the BVI (email) members assisted those with charter agreements.
Island Sun
HCA Intros New Categories at its 10th Annual Awards
Island Sun
Virgin Gorda Terminal Now Officially Open
Island Sun
Hon. Christopher Visits Cruise Pier Project
Island Sun Major Infrastructural Projects Completed on Anegada
Island Sun
Tourist Product Needs More Entertainment
Island Sun
Hon. Cills Addresses Peter Island Lay Offs
Island Sun Non Belongers Land-Holding Issue Debated
B-V-I Investment Guide Real estate listings, yacht sales, etc.

Financial News
Sailing News
Sailing News

Tall Ship Sir Francis Drake Disappears in Lenny

B-V-I Guide 12/7/99: Gail Torrey (email) reports: "All the passengers and crew disembarked the ship just prior to the hurricane in St. Martin (French side). The ship was tied to a huge commercial ship mooring buoy in Marigot Bay, where it was attached with 15 lines and both anchors. Another tall ship was similarly moored at an adjacent buoy and it also has disappeared. The eye actually passed over the area at least twice and we think both ships broke lose during the second or third pass. We had a location from our EPIRB somewhere west of St. Martin/Anguilla, and the Coast Guard found a life raft which was determined to have been from the DRAKE, but nothing else. It may have sunk in about 1200 feet of water – won’t even be a good dive site. We are very sad." Ms. Torrey was with the company for 11 years of "truly living" her job. More. Seen at The Bight: In Memorium.
Island Sun 3rd Annual Black Boaters Summit Hailed A Success
Island Sun Prince Andrew visits with VISAR, KATS and Royal B.V.I. Yacht Club
Island Sun The Moorings turns 30
BVI Guide
Second Annual Black Boaters Summit 9/30-10/7/99
Island Sun
Ms Paradise-World’s Newest Cruise Ship Visits the BVI
BVI Guide Charter Yacht Society’s 1998 Boat Show
Island Sun BVI Sailors Have Adventure on H.M. Bark Endeavour
Island Sun Royal Navy’s Newest & Largest Ship Visits the BVI
B-V-I Sailing Guide Regattas for All Sailors–BVI Regatta Calendar
B-V-I Sailing Guide Sailing and Other Links. Sail to Tahiti, cure seasickness, read great sailing stories, and see the Gypsy Rover.
Stamps Stamps
Island Sun
B.V.I. Hero and Famous Islanders Honoured on Stamps
Island Sun Flowering Trees and Plants featured on new stamps
Island Sun BVI stamps salute 100th Birthday of Queen Mother
Island Sun BVI Issues Stamps For Prince William’s 18th Birthday
Island Sun 20th Century Philatelic Gallery Ends with BVI Churches
Island Sun Canada Wins Asiago Philatelic Fine Art Awards
Island Sun Stamp Show Attracts Big Crowd
Island Sun Salt Island Stamps Win 1998 Popularity Poll
Island Sun
More Reptiles on BVI Stamps
Island Sun
THE BVI PHILATELIC SOCIETY: Carving it’s Niche, Locally and Internationally
Island Sun Birds popular on BVI stamps
Island Sun Princess Diana Stamps in Great Demand
Island Sun BVI Stamps Depict Drake’s World Voyage
Other Caribbean News Other Caribbean News
US Virgin Islands
Good News Headlines
Radio One at AM 1000 is a news/talk station. Hear it live!
US Virgin Islands Update in Island New.
Virgin Islands Message Board
Virgin Islands Travelers Guide Magazine
St. John Tradewinds News
St. Thomas
St. ThomasThis Week
(the Caribbean News Agency)

CNN Americas Front Page

Caribbean Newspapers Links from Network Data Link
dianaqueenofpeoplesheartsIcon120w.jpg (7166 bytes) Island Sun Princess Diana’s BVI visits fondly recalled.
BBC Archive Elton John performs "Candle in the Wind"
Island Sun Princess Diana Stamps in Great Demand
Weather Reports
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Hurricane News
Hurricane News
Caribbean Weather Center Satellite Imagery
National Hurricane Center Active Storm Advisoriesclick public advisory. See also Disaster Message Service.
StormCarib Quick Hurricane Web Resource Locator
Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential-Caribbean Fields.
Tropical Weather–see Site Spotlight for tropical news.
Weather Channel
Tropical Atlantic Satellite–great overview of zone.
The Caribbean Hurricane Page
Updates from the Islands Tortola
WeatherServer.net Hurricane Video Feeds (use Internet Explorer)
Hurricane Hunters
Stories & pictures Hunting Hugo
CaribWx Forecast The 2000/2005 Hurricane Seasons
2000 Hurricane Season
Island Sun Hurricane Debby spares BVI
Travel Talk George: Anegada ok; eye passed over; 7090 gusts
Tortola: ASail4U: "Unhurricane"
1999 Hurricane Season
B-V-I Guide Hurricane Lenny Aftermath
Island Sun
Jose Downgraded While Slamming Virgins
B-V-I Guide
Floyd Devastated Parts of Bahamas

Weather Reports
Local Forecast
CaribWx-Caribbean Weather Center in Road Town
Wave Forecast
FNMOC Surf Info and Naval Oceanographic Office
Doppler Radar San Juan and Virgin Islands from Weather Channel
Marine Forecast CaribWx
Five Day USA Today’s 5 day weather forecast
National Weather Service Current weather at Beef Island Airport.
National Weather Service Current weather at San Juan Airport.

Other Weather Information
Island Sun
Caribbean Weather Guide Published
Amazon Books The Concise Guide to Caribbean Weather (Second edition), 1998 hardcover, $19.95 (note 4-6 weeks to ship). For quicker results in securing this book, see CaribWx’s Book Page.
B-V-I Guide See Reports on 1998 Hurricane Georges
CaribWx Car Record Rainfall in the BVI in 1998?
NASA Visualization of Remote Sensing Data, Image Catalog-Hurricane Georges

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Island Sun Festival 2002 Was a Success
Island Sun Festival Photo Gallery
Island Sun Mixed Reviews For Festival 2000
Island Sun BVI Culture On Display At Ishma’s Culture Ville
B-V-I Guide August Festival–a general overview of the Festival

Island Sun See photo
BVI Welcome Online
BVI Festival 98 and 97 views of the Parade
Photo Credit: BVIslander Lenroy Malone

Montseratt Volcano Montseratt Volcano For latest news, see CNN Search, VolcanoWorldStory, Montseratt Volcano Observatory, Gary Sego Photo on left, USGS/Cascades
Island Sun Regional Journalists Get the Real Story on Montserrat
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