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January 20th, 2018
4 months later USA, Canada & UK still discouraging travel to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the government of the day and the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) work on restoring international confidence in the Virgin Islands (VI) after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September of 2017, their job is being made more difficult.

January 20th, 2018
E. Benito Wheatley: VI’s Ambassador to UK/EU selected as Policy Fellow

LONDON, England, UK- The Virgin Islands’ London Office Director, who is equivalent to the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands Ambassador to the United Kingdom and the European Union, E. Benito Wheatley, has been selected by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) as a 2018 Policy Fellow, according to a press statement late last week.

January 20th, 2018
Grant for small businesses is a 'jump start' - Karia J. Christopher

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - "This grant is not seen as a replacement for the business sales. We don't expect that the funds enclosed in this envelope would be able to get you exactly where you have been," said Director of Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs Mrs Karia J. Christopher.

January 20th, 2018
SVG Gov't donates 3000 fruit trees to VI

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent & The Grenadines – The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines has donated 3000 fruit trees to the Virgin Islands (VI) as part of an ongoing post-Hurricane Irma recovery process.

January 20th, 2018
BVIFA executives attend FIFA summit in Jamaica

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- BVI Football Association (BVIFA) President Andrew ‘Andy’ Bickerton has returned from the latest FIFA summit, filled with optimism that shared knowledge and networking will to benefit the BVIFA and its local development plans.

January 20th, 2018
Irma, Austerity & Strategic Planning- Part A

Dickson Igwe

Great strategic economic planning, specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture, is good for everyone: citizens, employees, employers, businessmen and women, investors, and governments.

January 19th, 2018
2018 Painkiller Cup & Mini-Painkiller races on today

TRELLIS BAY, BEEF ISLAND, VI – The 2018 Painkiller Cup Race will take place in the [British] Virgin Islands on Saturday, January 20, 2018 with the support of interCaribbean Airways which is signed up as the official event airline.

January 19th, 2018
Another brawl involving ESHS students

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Already heavily criticised for wreaking havoc in public, a couple of students of Elmore Stoutt High School didn’t help the school’s image for any better when they were involved in a brawl in Pasea Estate, Tortola on Wednesday January 17, 2018.

January 19th, 2018
Gumbs & DeFreitas named Junior Athletes of 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jaleel Croal and Akeela McMaster have been named BVIAA Youth Male and Female Athletes of the Year 2017 by the British Virgin Islands Athletics Association (BVIAA).

January 19th, 2018
No US voting rights for USVI, PR & Guam, US Court rules

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Last Thursday, January 18, 2018 the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against expanding territorial voting rights in Segovia v. United States, according to We The People Project, a non-profit that advocates for equal rights and representation in US territories.

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