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February 15th, 2018
'Murders are symptoms of a deeper problem' - John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop John I. Cline, former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board, lead pastor at the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom and businessman, has joined in voicing his concerns about the recent violent crimes plaguing the Virgin Islands.

February 14th, 2018
'We have failed you & we are sorry'– Claude O. Skelton-Cline to young VI males

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- One day after the fatal shooting of two young men in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola, Commentator and preacher Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline made a public apology to all the young men at Sunday service at the New Life Baptist Church, for failing them.

February 12th, 2018
'Irma brought out resilience of people like hurricane of 1819' – Paul A. Peart

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- To celebrate Black History month, the African Studies Klub (ASK) held its tenth annual wreath laying ceremony on Sunday, February 4, 2018 behind Craft Alive in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola. Tribute was paid to the ancestors who lost their lives during the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

February 12th, 2018
A pleasant walk

Donald E. de Castro

Presently living on a hill at Pockwood Pond, today December 17, 2017 is another interesting day in my life after Irma and Maria. It has been a very trying and at the same time an experience living out of town. During the weeks after these two devastating hurricanes and having lost my van to Irma it was a trying time getting back and forth into town so it was necessary to catch a ride daily.

February 12th, 2018
'Tourism product, economy & safety under threat by crime'- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Post Hurricane Irma has unmasked a few weak areas in our national security that needs urgent review and attention through adequate funding among other immediate measures. Failure to adequately fund our only front line security agency, our police, will result in the significant damaging of our Tourism product, our economy and our overall safety in our beloved Virgin Islands."

February 11th, 2018
Neglect caused CGB sewerage system to deteriorate- Carvin Malone

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Carvin Malone, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caribbean Basin Enterprises Limited, has accused governments of neglecting the old sewerage system in Cane Garden Bay (CGB), a system which he believes is the best option to rectify the longstanding sewerage issues in the community.

February 9th, 2018
Consultants helping to improve efficiency at Port Purcell- Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Since the hurricanes of September 2017, businesses and residents have been experiencing lengthy delays in receiving shipments at the cargo dock at Port Purcell, Tortola.

February 9th, 2018
Programme similar to YEP coming to Sixth District- Hon Maduro-Caines

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - “I met with Rotary Club of Tortola on two different occasions and we are trying to identify a spot to have something like YEP centre because we realised the problem within our district: unemployment and young men sitting on the block.”

February 8th, 2018
1074 households benefit from Financial Assistance Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One thousand and seventy four households have benefitted from the Financial Assistance Programme led by the BVI Red Cross with the support of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

February 8th, 2018
'I got into 3 accidents' due to bad parking by others- Premier Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Noting that he has been the victim of some three vehicular accidents due to bad parking by others along roadsides, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) announced during the Sixth District consultation meeting that he is in support of having zoning regulations in the Territory.

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