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August 19th, 2018
Paraplegic pleads for help to find a home

T&T Guardian

It takes Stacy Ann Parris, a 39-year-old paraplegic, at least two to three minutes to make her way down a very short flight of stairs to open the front gate to the severely dilapidated, colonial- styled structure she has called home from birth.

August 19th, 2018
Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

BBC News

Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia.

August 18th, 2018
‘Loop-holes’ see Ministers diverting funds to districts—AG Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Auditor General, Ms Sonia M. Webster, has uncovered a number of glaring ‘loop-holes’ which give the perception, Ministers divert funds intended for investment in the Territory, to instead be used in their electoral districts.

August 18th, 2018
Baughers Bay Wharf an eye sore, Hon Maduro-Caines; ‘clean up or else!’

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Baughers Bay, Tortola, fisher folks wharf is currently an eye sore, even more so following the passage in 2017 of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

August 18th, 2018
Deputy Governor prorogues HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sittings of the current session of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), have been discontinued, following the official proroguing of the HoA, by way of a Proclamation handed down by Acting Governor, David D. Archer Jr, on August 17, 2018.

August 18th, 2018
Measuring Virgin Islands indebtedness -Part III

Dickson C. Igwe

Accurate statistics, and sound economic metrics, are critical to engineering economic recovery. Accurate knowledge and the appropriate measure of a country’s economy offer policy makers information that drives good governance and social prosperity.

August 18th, 2018
American tourist dies snorkeling off Rum Point

Cayman Compass

RUM POINT, Cayman Islands - A 45-year-old man died after encountering difficulties while snorkeling off Rum Point on Thursday, the ninth water-related death involving a tourist in 2018.

August 18th, 2018
Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

BBC News

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has died aged 80, international diplomats say.

August 17th, 2018
Hon Fahie kicks off consultations for UK/VI review on Jost van Dyke

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader, Andrew A. Fahie (R1), kick-starts his Territory-wide consultations, on the sister Island of Jost van Dyke, on Tuesday August 21, 2018, as he engages residents in order to prepare formal submissions to the United Kingdom’s review of its future relationship with its Overseas Territories (OTs).

August 17th, 2018
Hon Fraser Basketball League to resume August 31, 2018

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Officials from the Honourable, Julian Fraser ‘Save the Seed’ National Basketball League, today announced that the ‘League’ has been resumed, having been cancelled last year, due to the two powerful Category-5 Hurricanes, Irma and Maria.



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