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March 16th, 2015
From Selma to Ferguson to the BVI

By Alred C. Frett

A recent Department of Justice Report resulting from the fatal shooting of Ferguson’s unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, shows his complicity in the incident but also details a pattern of racial discrimination and stereotyping of Blacks among Police, Prison and Court System… These included Police using excessive force against Blacks and undue harassing of Black Drivers.

March 16th, 2015
Late release of funds affecting VG Easter Fest plans

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Easter Festival 2015 celebrations on the sister island of Virgin Gorda are set to commence on April 4, 2015 and will be named in honour of the longest serving legislator in the Virgin Islands, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE- something that some persons feel has put a political twist on the event this year.

March 15th, 2015
Mrs BVI Pageant Com. donates $$ to BVI Diabetes Assoc.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Diabetes Association was on the receiving end of a much needed donation from proceeds raised at the recent Las Vegas style gala dinner hosted by the Mrs BVI Pageant Committee in conjunction with this year’s queen Mrs Shevon A. Findlay.

March 5th, 2015
‘Time for a Heroes/Ancestry Day’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), senior member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) said it is time that the territory has a day set aside for honouring its heroes and ‘sheroes’ from the days of slavery to present day.

March 4th, 2015
‘HL Stoutt is the VI’s modern day Moses’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District and senior member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has called late former Chief Minister of the Virgin Islands Hamilton Lavity Stoutt the territory’s modern day Moses as, according to him, Hon Stoutt was someone whom God sent to lead his people.

March 3rd, 2015
‘Support your own, let money stay’- ‘Pressure’ tells VI

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – “It’s time we start supporting our own and let the money stay here,” said USVI international artiste ‘Pressure’ at the locally promoted event ‘Bridging the Gap’ on Sunday March 1, 2015.

March 3rd, 2015
‘Time for more autonomy' – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley said that now is an opportune moment for the territory to commence talks with the United Kingdom with a view to gaining more autonomy.

February 28th, 2015
‘Bridging the Gap is about VI Pride’ – Adell J. Semper

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – The organisers of the musical and cultural extravaganza ‘Bridging the Gap’ say that tomorrow March 1, 2015, patrons can expect an extraordinary Greater Virgin Islands event unlike anything previously experienced.

February 17th, 2015
VG Easter Festival to honour R. T. O’Neal for 2015

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – When the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee yesterday February 16, 2015 announced that they are on the mark and ready to roll out with the activities of this year’s Easter Festival naming one of the most senior legislators, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE as their honouree they also made known their commitment to working with all and sundry in the interest of all.

February 7th, 2015
Poles/VIslanders celebrate with cultural mix

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – Last night February 6, 2015, it was a time of concert and partying at Trellis Bay for some 500 sailors with over 200 sailing from Poland to the Virgin Islands as they celebrated the contributions of Mr Waldyslaw Wagner to the territory.

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