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January 15th, 2021
COVID-19 patient discharged from hospital; 14 active cases in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The COVID-19 patient that was hospitalised earlier this month has since been discharged from Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital, according to the latest COVID-19 update from the Government of the Virgin Islands.

January 15th, 2021
‘Do not call me nigger’ - Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sixth District representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has called out the social use of the word ‘nigger’ and its alternative spellings, urging black Virgin Islanders to desist from using the words.

January 15th, 2021
Private doctors should be allowed to source COVID-19 vaccines - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on local government to put systems in place so that private doctors can source COVID-19 vaccines on an auxiliary basis, alongside the government.

January 14th, 2021
VI participates in string of regional meetings on future with COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the Virgin Islands (VI) participated in the United Nations 12th Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean on January 13, 2021, and two forums on VI's future navigating the pandemic.

January 14th, 2021
3-hour curfew remains in VI until Jan 28, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will remain under a 3-hour curfew until January 28, 2021, according to a new Curfew Order signed by Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert on January 13, 2021 and gazetted today, January 14, 2021.

January 14th, 2021
St Lucia PM Allen M. Chastanet guest of Honestly Speaking today

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The second Honestly Speaking show for the year will have as its special guest, Prime Minister of St Lucia, Honourable Allen M. Chastanet.

January 14th, 2021
Break away from routine politics

Jacqueline Wheatley

We have embraced the change of new governance, and as promised we expect what was put forward not to be contrary to the plans stated. When given an open shot for leadership, you must target the issues that are ringing in your ears.

January 14th, 2021
Gov’t seeking 'negotiation' of UK decision on 'Marijuana Bill'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says more negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK) will have to be made over the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, as his administration is not fully clear on the way forward.

January 14th, 2021
Disaster Management Act 2021 passes with Amendments in HoA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Following debates in which legislators on both sides of the aisle in the House of Assembly (HoA) on January 5, 2021, contributed favourably to the Disaster Management Act 2019 (amended to 2021), the Bill emerged out of Committee on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, and was passed with Amendments.

January 14th, 2021
CJ Pereira calls for judge-alone trials in region amid COVID-19 era

CASTRIES, St Lucia- In light of the challenges being faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Her Ladyship, Hon Dame Janice M. Pereira has suggested judge-alone trials in courtrooms across the Eastern Caribbean.

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