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August 28th, 2016
VI Rastafarians propose ‘commercial marijuana’ as 3rd economic pillar

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rastafarian community in the Virgin Islands has proposed the use of marijuana on a commercial level as a possible solution to the current fiscal challenges facing the territory.

August 26th, 2016
‘We can’t wait on gov’t to do everything’- Sinclair H. Flemming Jr

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- One young man is hoping to inspire others with his selfless deed of fixing a signboard that was broken near the H. L. Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in Paraquita Bay and has called on others to follow his lead in making the community a better place to live without relying on the input of central government.

August 25th, 2016
Persistent TRW takes road safety campaign to YEP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The active Tola Race Wars (TRW), confident that its messages are hitting home, is not slackening up because of that and has in fact been continuing its road safety outreaches across Tortola.

August 24th, 2016
5 cases of Zika virus confirmed in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of frequent reports, including on social media, that persons had contracted the Zika virus in the territory, the Ministry of Health and Social Development has confirmed five cases of the Zika virus in the Virgin Islands.

August 24th, 2016
West End stages biggest ever back to school event

WEST END, Tortola, VI – “Kudos to the now 21 year old but still going strong West End Community Centre Committee for pulling off another successful Back to School Fair in the First District,” said Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), as he reflected on the activity of Saturday August 20, 2016.

August 23rd, 2016
Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry prepares some 100 for school

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Purcell Girls' Brigade Lieutenant Tammi T. David has disclosed that the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry is likely to go district-wide for 2017 as opposed to its current concentration on children only of the Purcell community.

August 22nd, 2016
Natalio D. Wheatley responds to controversial BVI News article

By Natalio D. Wheatley

On Wednesday August 17, 2016, on my radio show, “Things to Talk,” I made comments which were reported on by various news outlets. These news reports on my comments were not received well by a sizable number of people. Some will see my response to these news reports and their comments as damage control, but those who know me understand that I am not afraid of criticism.

August 20th, 2016
Lions Club of Tortola comes to the aid of FSN

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yesterday August 19, 2016 the Family Support Network (FSN) was assured that it would not be left alone in its struggle to provide the much needed services to hundreds in the territory, when it was given a cheque valued $1,250.00 by the Lions Club of Tortola.

August 20th, 2016
Islamophobia in the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

Online news reports of a recent and very threatening alleged verbal assault on a prominent Virgin Islands family for their religious beliefs is simply unacceptable. Any attack on any person for their religious and cultural identity in this territory cannot be tolerated, notwithstanding their social and economic status.

August 19th, 2016
Visitors come to place bets on horses- Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long time horse owner Lesmore Smith has again called for pari-mutuel betting in the Virgin Islands to be made legal.

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