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August 24th, 2018
CGBC rededicates ‘sanctuary’ 1-year after Irma & Maria’s destruction

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC) will, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, rededicate its ‘sanctuary’ which was devastated a year ago, by two Category-5 hurricanes—Irma and Maria.

August 23rd, 2018
‘Blue ball’ removed from Plaza! Some claim it promotes ‘Devil worship’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a two-day, so called controversy, as a ‘blue ball’ (sculpture) was erected in Road Town, the Capital City.

August 7th, 2018
Small but a good Parade 2018; usual late start, stalled trucks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite the many residents who said the money could have been better used to fixed schools and help those who are still homeless following the 2017 Hurricanes, the 'August Monday' 2018 Parade, went on as planned and has come to a close.

July 26th, 2018
Miss BVI 2017/2018 Contestants cry foul; No prizes given

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With many disappointed that the traditional Miss BVI Queen 2018/2019 show has been cancelled, now comes word that the contestants from the 2017 pageant, have not received their promised prizes.

July 24th, 2018
Festival Sub Committees Demoralised; NO funds!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There are conflicting information coming out of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, as it relates to festival 2018. While its well know that the NDP have left the country broke because of reckless spending, following the Hurricanes of 2017 with financial aid and loans coming in the UK has imposed a alternative Government called the Recovery Board making it difficult for Ministers to get their hands on the public funds.

July 16th, 2018
No Miss BVI this year! Even Festival going backwards!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news desk is that there will not be a 2018 Miss BVI Pageant.

May 8th, 2018
Pasty C. Lake Out! Lesmore Smith In! as new Horse Owners' President

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The BVI Horse Owner’s Association, the body that organises and runs all horse races at the famous Ellis Thomas Downs on Tortola, has new leadership.

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.

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