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December 12th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: ‘Looking a lot like Christmas’ @ RiteWay Food Markets

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - As the Territory gears up for the 2018 Christmas season—a year after the destruction of Hurricanes Irma and Maria left the Virgin Islands (VI) in distress—many residents are still struggling to bounce back.

December 12th, 2018
RDA CEO Paul D. Bayly dodges questions on $350K Super Salary

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - On the latest episode of ‘Honestly Speaking’ with host Claude O. Skelton-Cline, Expat and CEO of The Recovery & Development Agency (RDA), Mr Paul D. Bayly—a native of New Zealand and a former Permanent Secretary of Fiji—revealed that a whopping 40% of RDA staff in the Virgin Islands (VI) were sourced internationally.

December 12th, 2018
NAGICO gives back, paid out $720M plus in hurricane claims

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Insurance giant NAGICO Insurances has paid out in excess of $720M in hurricane claims according to the company’s Managing Director, Mr Shan Mohamed via a press briefing on Monday, December 10, 2018.

December 11th, 2018
Truck overturns @ Free Bottom, man trapped but safe

FREE BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Sometime after 11:00 am this morning Tuesday, December 11, 2018, a concert truck belonging to the Skelton Group of Companies, overturned in the area of Free Bottom on the main island of Tortola.

December 10th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: NDP 1 meets VIP on Virgin Gorda; D9 battle looming

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - It was at the Virgin Islands Base Entertainment (VIBE), gift giving event on Virgin Gorda on Sunday, December 9, 2018, that saw the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Candidate, Dr the Honourable Hubert R. O’Neal (R9) and his opponent from the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Vincent O. Wheatley taking time for a photo opportunity.

December 10th, 2018
Who qualifies to be the next premier of the BVI?

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

Even though governments have established their own identity and have taken their own path to what they perceived to be the road to making the BVI great again, it is very clear that BVI governments are yet to find the right political strategy.

December 10th, 2018
Dream Big Foundation wants VI youths to register and vote

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Dream Big Foundation, a youth group on a mission to empower youths in the Virgin Islands (VI), is urging all youths to get registered to vote in the upcoming General Elections.

December 9th, 2018
New equipment for Fire Service amidst challenges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), has signed a purchase agreement for five Rapid Response appliances to be used by the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIFRS).

December 8th, 2018
VI gains Romanian training on Disaster Management

BUCHAREST, Romania – Deputy Financial Secretary in the Virgin Islands (VI), Ms M. Alva McCall recently represented the territory at a training session in Disaster Risk Reduction and Post Disaster Reconstruction at an exploratory mission to Romania.

December 8th, 2018
The Caribbean’s Economic Dilemma part A

By Dickson C. Iqwe

Most Caribbean countries, including the Virgin Islands, possess three economic idiosyncrasies- that lock West Indian jurisdictions into perpetual developing status, and the threat of systemic poverty.


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