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April 25th, 2018
'3 to 5 percent of current archived documents destroyed' - Christopher Varlack

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During a press conference with media houses on April 19, 2018, Christopher Varlack, Chief Records Management Officer, said his department lost roughly “three to five percent” of archival materials while emphasising that what was saved needs to be secured before the next hurricane season.

April 24th, 2018
2018 VI Emancipation Festival to be 'scaled down'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite the hurricanes of September 2017 that destroyed the territory and the fact that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government is broke, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture, is going ahead with the Emancipation Festival for 2018, however, he stated there will be a “scale down” of activities.

April 8th, 2018
Historic wooden sloop tossed in garbage, never to return!

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported in our April 1, 2018 article that a 25-foot wooden sloop named Vigilant that some historians at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College claimed to be the oldest wooden boat in the Caribbean was sent to the trash.

April 3rd, 2018
‘Stress relief’ Kite Flying Extravaganza draws the crowd

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- The annual Kite Flying Extravaganza organised by the Guyanese Association of the BVI has been held annually for over 25 years and this year again saw a large crowd converging on Wickham’s Cay I, on the main island of Tortola, for the activity on Monday, April 2, 2018.

April 3rd, 2018
VG Easter Festival wraps up with 'Beach Picnic & Family Fun Day'

ST THOMAS BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Persons came out in their numbers to the Annual Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Explosion Beach Picnic and Family Fun Day on Monday, April 2, 2018, on the St Thomas Bay Beach on Virgin Gorda.

April 1st, 2018
2018 VG Easter Festival kicks off with food fair

LITTLE DIX BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Despite the scale down, scores of persons came out to support the annual festival dubbed ‘Virgin Gorda Easter Explosion: 'Resilience, Unity and Culture on the Scene for VG Easter Explosion 2018’ held at the Little Dix Bay field on Virgin Gorda on March 31, 2018.

March 29th, 2018
‘The VIslander was known for his honesty, integrity & good work ethic’- Dr Angel Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We have to go back and see how our culture was built and then once we go back, we can begin to understand who we are as Virgin Islanders and then we can see where it is eroded and where now we have a problem. We are talking about reconstruction and rebuilding but then we must build on a foundation and that foundation has to be based on our history and culture.”

March 8th, 2018
Miss World promotes brand VI to over 1 billion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Approximately 1.3 billion people from around the world were exposed to brand VI and received the message that the Territory is open for business. This welcomed promotional figure is the result of the recently concluded visit of the Miss World delegation.

March 1st, 2018
Wakanda fever? RiteWay staff don African attire

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Staff of RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate, Tortola was observed yesterday, February 28, 2018 decked out in African wear, prompting our news reporter to find out whether the Black Panther or Wakanda fever was spreading in the Virgin Islands.

February 27th, 2018
Hon Myron V. Walwyn buckles! Downsizes VG Easter Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Myron V. Walwyn (AL), is stubbornly going ahead with the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival for 2018, although according to him, “festivities will take a different format than attendees have grown accustomed to over the years.”

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