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August 2nd, 2018
VI Gov’t wins compensation claims over 2006 ‘Oil Spill’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) was awarded the sum of $221,935.86 for clean-up costs, as a result of an oil spill that occurred in the VI waters in 2006.

August 2nd, 2018
Volunteerism and Politics

Donald E. de Castro

Volunteerism is defined as simply volunteering oneself, to serve ones’ community without compensation. Unfortunately, because of greed many volunteer organisations world-wide have been robbed by their Executive Officers.

August 2nd, 2018
Hon Walwyn blames NDP for being slow to respond to allegations of corruption

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), and Co-Leader Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has admitted that the party’s ‘old guard’ had ‘dropped the ball,’ in defending itself against the corruption allegations made by several persons, including a former Governor, John S. Duncan OBE, the media, civil society and the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

August 2nd, 2018
"But be happy the Brits ended the slave trade"

Thomas C. Famous

A quote from someone upset about the way Britain has been portrayed about its role in the global slave trade. They attempt to make 'emancipation' sound as if this was an act of 'divine generosity,' on the part of the British.

July 31st, 2018
Fuel Tank falls from hauler; interrupts morning traffic

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI - It was around 8:45 AM this morning, Tuesday July 31, 2018, a fuel tank dislodged from the hauler carrying it and almost fell to the ground.

July 28th, 2018
NDP Co-Leader Hon Walwyn ‘trying to side-track with smoke & mirrors’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There has been push back from all quarters of the society, after government co-leader, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Minister for Education and Culture, proposed to change the House of Assembly’s (HoA) rules, to keep the public away from information on names of companies who receive contracts from tax-payers money.

July 28th, 2018
The Small Business Recovery

Dickson C. Igwe

Locally owned small businesses are critical for getting the Virgin Islands (VI) out of recession. Small business is at the core of the VI economic engine. Building strong small businesses is a bottom up type economics. Why?

July 27th, 2018
Digicel, DDM turn to technology to protect VI residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the devastating hurricanes of 2017 in the Virgin Islands (VI), a new ‘Disaster Emergency Notification App’ developed exclusively for the Territory, was launched today June 27, 2018.

July 27th, 2018
124 students graduate from ESHS in class of 2018

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Class of 2018 walked with their heads high as the graduation ceremony was held at the Paraquita Bay Campus of the H Lavity Stoutt Community college on Tortola, yesterday July 26, 2018, under the theme ‘Overcoming the Unimaginable: Surviving the Storm.'

July 27th, 2018
Multi-Service Gas Station to open its doors on July 28, 2018

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The world of gas stations will not be the same in the Virgin Islands (VI). ‘The new kids on the block’ in service stations is ‘The Boys’ headed by Rodney A. Simmons.



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