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October 11th, 2015
3rd District Dominicans host collection drive

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – A group of residents of the Third District from Dominica came together yesterday October 10, 2015 at the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cows Bay for a donation drive to assist persons back in their home country who have been devastated by the recent floods which resulted in the displacement of many.

October 9th, 2015
UPDATE: 'Scheduling conflicts' blamed for snubbing of NHI petitioners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has denied snubbing the group of concerned citizens and residents with whom he was to have met today Friday October 9, 2015 to receive a petition with hundreds of signatures seeking to send the National Health Insurance (NHI) back to the drawing board.

October 9th, 2015
BVI Humane Society Animal Shelter in dire straits

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The BVI Humane Society continues to face a grim future as every day the dedicated staff stretch whatever they have in terms of cash and human resources to carry out their function of caring for unwanted animals and finding a pet a decent home in what is turning out to be a thankless task that is often taken for granted.

October 8th, 2015
Baby turtles rescued from seaweed grasp

SETTING POINT, Tortola, VI – Thirteen little sea turtles must be thankful for their human hero who stepped in at the nick of time to save them from the grasp of sargassum seaweed on the sister island of Anegada a few days ago.

October 7th, 2015
ZONTA welcomes 4 prominent personalities into its membership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The ZONTA sisterhood of the Virgin Islands, ZONTA Club of Tortola, has gained further strength as it continues to work towards its set goals and objectives of improving the quality of life of each other and the community.

October 6th, 2015
‘No link between over-supply of fish & dead fish!' – Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said while the sargassum seaweed might be responsible for larger numbers of spawned fish, there is no link between the larger fish numbers being brought in by fishermen and the dead fish that have been turning up sporadically.

October 5th, 2015
'Get used to the seaweed' - Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said citizens and residents of the territory might as well get used to the sargassum seaweed washing up on beaches as it is not going away anytime soon.

October 4th, 2015
Miss World BVI Sasha O. E. Wintz reaching out to children with Downs Syndrome

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Newly crowned Miss World BVI Sasha O. E. Wintz has joined the national team of advocators working together to ensure children living with disabilities get the attention they deserve and be able to live equally with the rest of society.

October 4th, 2015
‘Stay out of seaweed-infested water!’ – Dr Cassander Titley-O’Neal PhD

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the wake of fish kills and complaints of discoloured water from the taps, local environmentalist Dr Cassander Titley-O’Neal PhD is warning persons to stay away from the water in places invaded by sargassum seaweed because of the possible negative impacts on human health, including the potential to be fatal in strong enough doses.

October 3rd, 2015
UPDATE: Young fathers committed to breaking cycle of absenteeism

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - It was a candid and open discussion among young and relatively young fathers who last evening, October 2, 2015, on the rooftop of the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom shared their experiences regarding fatherhood with a view to breaking the cycle of absent fathers.

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