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Finance and Business

January 8th, 2018
New 24-hour gas station & convenience store by April for Sea Cows Bay

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- It started before Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the Virgin Islands (VI) in September of 2017 and while there was a pause in works immediately after the killer storms, construction is full speed ahead once again.

January 6th, 2018
The road from Soup Kitchen to El Dorado

Dickson Igwe

Understanding the road to and from recession is critical for a Virgin Islands that must recover from three major natural disasters that beset the country in September 2017. Economics holds the solutions to a full recovery.

January 3rd, 2018
‘It’s a different ball game’- Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although opting to abstain from voting on the Motion in the House of Assembly for approval to be given to Government to borrow money from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Acting Minister for Education and Culture and Sixth District Representative Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, has said she does not disagree that the Territory needed the money from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to help in the rebuilding efforts following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

January 3rd, 2018
'Abstinence is for sexual activity'- Skelton-Cline to Backbenchers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The recent decision by Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotions, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines to abstain on the vote for the House of Assembly (HoA) to give approval to borrow monies from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is not sitting well with social commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

January 3rd, 2018
Not fair that 'Peter paying for Paul & Paul paying for all' - ESHS Seniors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The debate continues as it relates to the ban instituted by the management of Tortola Pier Park (TPP) on unsupervised children 17 years of age and under.

January 2nd, 2018
Nearly 17 years after ‘Life & Debt’ Jamaica remains in a precarious state

ATLANTA BLACK STAR

KINGSTON, Jamaica- Tourist brochures and adverts paint a lush picture of Jamaica, a 4,411 square-mile “patch of land” that is sun-kissed beaches, blue skies, puffy clouds, cool breezes and pastel sunsets.

January 2nd, 2018
Local businessman Glenn Industrious passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 2017 has ended on a very sad note for the Industrious family of the Virgin Islands, following the sudden passing of businessman Mr Glenn Industrious.

December 30th, 2017
Inside the December 19, 2017 NDP meeting; New target: Chairman Potter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The embattled ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) led by 73-year-old Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) continues to fight to rid the party of the old guards.

December 30th, 2017
The road from Boom to Bust- part A

Dickson Igwe

The following story highlights the centrality of economics in offering direction for disaster recovery. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat of a long economic recession owing to the September disasters. The correct and appropriate application of economics- scarce resource management- holds the key to a full recovery.

December 29th, 2017
$721M needed for restoration work over next 5 years- Draft Recovery Plan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legislators, entrepreneurs and even the man at the grassroots level continue to ponder how much it would cost for the Virgin Islands (UK) to be returned to some semblance of what it was prior to the devastation it suffered from hurricanes Irma and Maria in September and a tropical wave in August.

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