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Culture

February 7th, 2016
Promises fulfilled; D2 moving forward – Hon Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull believes his first six months in office saw many of the promises made during the political campaigns realised.

February 5th, 2016
Virgin Islands funny tale: 'Hail Country Bumpkin!'

By Dickson Igwe

Now, once upon a time on the Lesser Antillean paradise island of Tortola lived a man named Country Bumpkin. He lived at a time when the old and enchanting West Indies were at their most pristine and charming. Those were the 1950s. The Virgin Islands were agrarian, rural, communal, and very religious. In those days life was divided into two segments for the native: hard work and church.

February 2nd, 2016
Our people still don’t appreciate from whence we came – Eileene L. Parsons OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Minister for Education and Culture Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE has challenged Virgin Islanders to be knowledgeable of where the country has come in just 70 years, saying that these achievements go unappreciated.

February 1st, 2016
More $$ needed to keep researchers @ HLSCC- Dr Karl Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Dr Karl Dawson called on government agencies to increase their budgetary allocation for research and consultancy services using resource personnel from the territory’s lone tertiary institution.

January 29th, 2016
Eileene L. Parsons, Jennie N. Wheatley launch revised history work

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two celebrated daughters of Virgin Islands soil, author Mrs Jennie N. Wheatley and former Minister for Education and Culture Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE today January 29, 2016 launched a revised version of their iconic and seminal work '150 Years of Achievement: 1834 – 1984' and were on hand to autograph copies for persons who made purchases.

January 25th, 2016
Festival 2015 performers will be paid, 'trust me’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith on Thursday January 21, 2016 acknowledged that Government should have paid local performers of Emancipation Festival 2015 before the end of last year.

January 23rd, 2016
Trump’s values war

By Dickson Igwe

The most interesting US Election in a generation is also the most pivotal. Why, because the next US President could take the world’s most powerful nation to the far right, with a Supreme Court that will in essence ensure a US value system that will place Evangelical Christianity and right wing values, and Supply Sided Economics, at the center of American life.

January 22nd, 2016
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kadisha K. Willock

By N. Johann Earle

Our Young Professional for this week is the creative and focused graphic artist and fashion designer Kadisha K. Willock who wants not only to excel in the world of fashion and graphic design but also to pass on her skills and knowledge to children interested in the art forms.

January 21st, 2016
‘I support all who making noise for their Festival money’ – radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the Speak Out BVI radio talk show said he stands in solidarity with all of the local artistes who have not yet been paid for Festival 2015 and who are now “making noise.”

January 18th, 2016
Local entertainers still not paid for Festival 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Almost half a year since they performed at Festival 2015, local bands who graced the stages of the various Festivilles have yet to receive all of their monies from Government. According to reports some have been paid for performances outside of Road Town while others have not received a dime.

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