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October 20th, 2019
USVI/BVI 2019: 'The time is now'- Premier Fahie

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas –USVI, The Virgin Islands (VI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) celebrated the 46th annual USVI/BVI Friendship Day, starting at the Crown Bay Centre and ending at the Mark C. Marin Centre on St Thomas, USVI, on Saturday October 19, 2019.

October 20th, 2019
‘67% of eligible officers have received 2016 increment’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More than half of the 2,163 eligible officers have received their 2016 increment payments and all payments for 2016 should be completed by the end of November 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has stated.

October 20th, 2019
Ceres 10K Series: Struiken wins battle with Riley; Breaks course record

LONG BAY, Beef Island, VI- Top road racers Clifton Struiken and Neil Riley clashed for the first time this year when the Ceres 10K Series made its stop at Long Bay, Beef Island, on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

October 19th, 2019
Time to decriminalise marijuana in the VI - Karl M. Scatliffe

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former President of the BVI Taxi Association and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Fourth District Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Karl M. Scatliffe, says it is time the territory follow international trends and decriminalise marijuana, however, there must be restrictions in place to prevent drug abuse from vulnerable groups.

October 19th, 2019
'Fungi never tasted so good!' as BVI Food Fete 2019 launches

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When you sample a bite-size piece of red snapper on top of a matching piece of fungi, topped with shredded mango chutney and the flavours saturate your mouth, all you can say to yourself is "Fungi and fish never tasted so good!"

October 19th, 2019
HM Prisoner charge with Assault, Escaping Lawful Custody

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI - Police in the Virgin Islands (VI) have arrested and charged Kyle Baronville, a Prisoner at Her Majesty’s Prison for 3 counts of Assault of a Prison Officer and Assault on a Police Officer.

October 19th, 2019
Study: Hurricanes Irma & Maria resulted in hundreds of deaths

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI- A new study published by the American Journal of Public Health has drastically increased the death toll resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the territory as reported by the United States Virgin Islands Government, which, as of today, still stands at 5.

October 19th, 2019
BREXIT: A mess with no end

By Dickson C. Igwe

In spite of Boris Johnson’s supposed breakthrough deal, Brexit remains an eternal conundrum: this is why -

Now, Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal of October 17, 2019, has been described by the Anti-Brexit Crowd as a Theresa May Deal ‘’Lite:’’ a worse version of the First Theresa May deal.

October 18th, 2019
Rosewood Little Dix Bay agrees to hire 250 locals- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 250 Virgin Islanders are expected to be employed by Rosewood Little Dix Bay Hotel and Resort in Virgin Gorda when it reopens early next year after closing since 2016 for renovations.

October 18th, 2019
Passport facial recognition checks fail to work with dark skin

BBC NEWS

When it launched a new passport checking service, the Home Office knew that it had trouble handling some shades of skin, a report in the New Scientist has revealed.

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