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November 22nd, 2019
'I don't miss the politics'- Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering in his recent appearance on Honestly Speaking, ZBVI 780am said he knew the late Premier, Hon Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE, Member Emeritus, was about to pass.

November 21st, 2019
Love of Country

Lorna M. George

On January 20, 1961 Forty-three-year–old John Fitzgerald Kennedy was sworn in as the thirty-fifth president of the United States. During his inaugural speech he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country” John F. Kennedy loved his country and was willing to serve in the highest elected office in America.

November 20th, 2019
7 honoured during launch of Virgin Islands Communal Association

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Seven “extraordinary” VIslanders were honoured at the launch of the Virgin Islands Communal Association (VICA) and Awards Gala ceremony on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Moorings Marina Restaurant under the theme: “Restoring Virgin Islands Cultural Heritage and Pride.”

November 20th, 2019
National Archives & Records Management Unit now under Premier's office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has taken over the responsibility of protecting all of the Virgin Islands (VI) historical information, which he says will become the history and legacy of the territory.

November 20th, 2019
No singing 'God save the Queen' outside protocols - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Noting that the National Anthem should only be sung or played in the presence of the Queen's Representative, ZBVI 780 'Honestly Speaking' radio show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says it continues to be baffling why 'God Save The Queen' is being sung during assemblies at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS). This practice, he said, highlights a colonial mindset.

November 18th, 2019
‘We are not trying to avoid anyone’ – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called for understanding and patience from the public as he said it has become a challenge for elected officials to immediately address all the calls and messages directed to them.

November 16th, 2019
Jack the super wealthy & the working poor

By Dickson C. Igwe

Austere trickledown economics has created a world Oligarchy. The world is ruled by the super-wealthy. A great irony with globalization is that it has re-established the exponential social inequalities inherent in both ancient and recent history.

November 15th, 2019
Premier calls out 'hypocrisy' in claims of nepotism & cronyism in VIP Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Calling the Opposition debates a 'facade' over claims that his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government is involved in nepotism and cronyism, in addition to victimising and dismissing board members since taking office, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew Fahie (R1) has fired back at the hypocrisy coming from especially Opposition Members of the past National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

November 15th, 2019
Candlelight vigil held for hit & run accident victim Ryan Adams

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The October 23, 2019 road accident that claimed the life of a Sea Cows Bay youth still has those who knew him in a state of shock as they say life in the drum corps, his church and home will never be the same without him.

November 14th, 2019
‘I have seen dogs attack joggers, women & children’- Theodore E. James

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following on the heels of increasing complaints by residents about dangerous stray dogs across the territory, a task force has been created to address issues related to stray animals.

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