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August 19th, 2018
New procedure for processing Executive Work Permits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Labour Department, has announced that a new procedure to process ‘Executive Work Permits’ will take effect from Monday, September 3, 2018.

August 19th, 2018
Was it BVI Airways? No it’s not! SUV flies into Electrical pole

JOE’S HILL, Tortola, VI - An SUV sometime over the weekend of August 19, 2018, ended up stuck between two electrical poles at Joe’s Hill, on the main island of Tortola.

August 19th, 2018
No potable Water in Sea Cows Bay for months! Deliberate?

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed many pipes, reservoirs and pump stations, residents of Sea Cows Bay, along with many other areas on Tortola have suffered serious water shortages.

August 19th, 2018
USVI’s Mapp joins World Leaders to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST THOMAS, USVI - Governor Kenneth Mapp on Thursday expressed his condolences to the family, friends and the many fans of acclaimed singer and civil rights activist, Aretha L. Franklin.

August 19th, 2018
Paraplegic pleads for help to find a home

T&T Guardian

It takes Stacy Ann Parris, a 39-year-old paraplegic, at least two to three minutes to make her way down a very short flight of stairs to open the front gate to the severely dilapidated, colonial- styled structure she has called home from birth.

August 19th, 2018
Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

BBC News

Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia.

August 18th, 2018
‘Loop-holes’ see Ministers diverting funds to districts—AG Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Auditor General, Ms Sonia M. Webster, has uncovered a number of glaring ‘loop-holes’ which give the perception, Ministers divert funds intended for investment in the Territory, to instead be used in their electoral districts.

August 18th, 2018
Baughers Bay Wharf an eye sore, Hon Maduro-Caines; ‘clean up or else!’

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Baughers Bay, Tortola, fisher folks wharf is currently an eye sore, even more so following the passage in 2017 of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

August 18th, 2018
Deputy Governor prorogues HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sittings of the current session of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), have been discontinued, following the official proroguing of the HoA, by way of a Proclamation handed down by Acting Governor, David D. Archer Jr, on August 17, 2018.

August 18th, 2018
Measuring Virgin Islands indebtedness -Part III

Dickson C. Igwe

Accurate statistics, and sound economic metrics, are critical to engineering economic recovery. Accurate knowledge and the appropriate measure of a country’s economy offer policy makers information that drives good governance and social prosperity.



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