PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - Swim with the Dolphins General Manager Mr Emmanuel Gilbert has given the assurance that the dolphins there are not affected by the invasion of sargassum seaweed as the entity conducts frequent water testing as a quality control measure.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host and social commentator Richard C. de Castro said that when it comes to the allocation of the spectrum, now might be the time to show preference to a particular telecommunications company which has positioned itself in the interest of Virgin Islanders.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has stressed the need for continuing dialogue between the Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands with regards to issues of Immigration and Customs which affect bands going over to the US territory to perform.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A poor last race saw Virgin Islands’ sailor Rayne Duff slip down to 4th in the final overall rankings at the RennaisanceRe Junior Gold Cup Regatta, which concluded on Sunday October 11, 2015 in Bermuda.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Consumer Protection Bill is likely to be considered and eventually brought before the House of Assembly by the National Democratic Party administration (NDP) with a view to protecting the purchasing public as they use their hard-earned dollars in the shops and supermarkets.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith will be meeting with National Health Insurance (NHI) petitioners at his office tomorrow October 13, 2015 at 10:00 am, according to members of the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents’ Group Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru and Edmund G. Maduro.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is dire need for the establishment of a building society to help young Virgin Islanders to secure their first home as it may be impossible for them to do so otherwise.
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- With reports of break and entry on the rise in the Virgin Islands, it seems not even the churches are being spared.
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI – At a time when the Government of the Virgin Islands is said to be experiencing severe financial constraints, thousands of dollars continue to go wasted. This is evident when traversing the Sir Francis Drake Highway in Road Town.
DUFF'S BOTTOM , Tortola, VI – Led by 30 points from Demoi Hodge, West Gunners destroyed Bayside Blazers, 111-67, on Saturday October 10, 2015, when play in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League continued at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom.
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – A group of residents of the Third District from Dominica came together yesterday October 10, 2015 at the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cows Bay for a donation drive to assist persons back in their home country who have been devastated by the recent floods which resulted in the displacement of many.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has slapped down latest suggestions that the Virgin Islands shares a place along with Bermuda and the Cayman islands as the top three ‘notorious’ tax havens in the world.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reporters and a number of sponsors of the Follow The Movement (FTM) ‘Show Love’ seminar for young women were given a sneak preview on October 8, 2015 of some of the topics expected to make an indelible impression on the participants and helping them to fashion their lives during and after school age.
By Alred C. Frett
…And the Baggage of Slavery continues to weigh us down:
There is no doubt the global effects of Slavery remain high and Systemic Discrimination and Injustice within most Societies continue to diminish Human Rights while increasing the undue imprisonment of African Descendants… Meanwhile we are trained to downplay these wrongs by telling ourselves that they will pass with time – They never do and our Children are left to carry burdens we create.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed League continues to make headlines off court, with the latest eyebrow raising announcement being that the Chairman and Commissioner have been relieved of their duties while the post of Assistant Commissioner has been made redundant.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has denied snubbing the group of concerned citizens and residents with whom he was to have met today Friday October 9, 2015 to receive a petition with hundreds of signatures seeking to send the National Health Insurance (NHI) back to the drawing board.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “The delay in the completion of the dock itself is not going to impact significantly on the arrival of ships,” stated Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool on the almost two months delay of the initially set opening date for the cruise pier and land side development at Wickham's Cay I.
By N. Johann Earle
Her name is Rekeema S. Turnbull and at 26 years of age she is the Human Resources and Administrative Manager at CCT Global Communications and our Young Professional for this week.
PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The BVI Humane Society continues to face a grim future as every day the dedicated staff stretch whatever they have in terms of cash and human resources to carry out their function of caring for unwanted animals and finding a pet a decent home in what is turning out to be a thankless task that is often taken for granted.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Such was the excitement at being invited to participate in the Anguilla Fashion Expo 2016 that VIslander Markita Turnbull-Smith was “literally jumping up and down.”
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Eyebrows were raised in the High Court on Tuesday October 6, 2015 when a witness in the trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa aka Pi Yoyo, Mr David Anderson, made an allegation against law enforcement officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Mr Anderson alleged that information he did not give to them was put into his statement.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Dr Robert A. Mathavious, Managing Director/CEO, BVI Financial Services Commission, believes industry practitioners and regulators must adopt and be prepared to learn new skills and to inculcate a culture in which training and improvement are the norm if they are to stave off and eventually reverse the constant beatings they receive in the international press.
Road Town, Tortola, VI– Digicel today announced a new partnership with the BVI Cancer Society, to raise awareness and much-needed funds throughout the month of October. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month worldwide, and this year the BVI theme is “All Cancers Matter.”
By Dickson Igwe
The subject called economics appears extremely useful to individuals, families and communities. The right type of economic thinking is central to the stability and prosperity of societies, countries and regions. Why is economics at the centre of national and global policymaking? Why are matters of economics so pervasive in the global media narrative? The following story attempts to answer why economics appears so universally relevant.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Search warrants carried out early this morning, October 9, 2915 by officers of the Criminal Investigations Department, the Special Investigations Team and Tactical Unit on a number of residents resulted in the arrest of a number of persons and the recovery of a prohibited weapon and a large quantity of ammunition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Key stakeholder in local telecommunications company CCT Global Communications Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool said the company will continue to fight the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) for what he called the unfair demand to give up a portion of a frequency that the company sees as critical to the capacity of its network.
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Following a decision to halt play in the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League to address issues of serious concern, including indiscipline by players, the League will now resume play on Friday October 9, 2015 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre Basketball Court in Duff’s Bottom.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The ZONTA sisterhood of the Virgin Islands, ZONTA Club of Tortola, has gained further strength as it continues to work towards its set goals and objectives of improving the quality of life of each other and the community.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) has commenced a one-day conference here in the Virgin Islands with a view to bringing together professionals to examine issues within the financial sector and to brainstorm ways of overcoming them.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - T’Shonda Dore, a high school student of the Virgin Islands, has left these shores for the United States of America (USA) to undergo corrective surgery to her spine, thanks to the many persons who donated financially and otherwise to help give her a chance at a comfortable and pain-free life.
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