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December 9th, 2018
New equipment for Fire Service amidst challenges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), has signed a purchase agreement for five Rapid Response appliances to be used by the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIFRS).

December 9th, 2018
VI Native on transition team of Connecticut Governor-elect

CONNECTICUT, USA - As Governor-elect of Connecticut, Ned M. Lamont, prepares to take office, he and Lt. Governor-elect Susan Bysiewicz have appointed two Yale psychiatry professors—one a Virgin Islander—to two transition committees according to a November 28, 2018, press release from the Yale School of Medicine.

December 9th, 2018
Man shot dead in USVI store parking lot


CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix - The United States Virgin Islands Police Department (USVIPD), has designated a fatal shooting—that occurred late morning, Saturday, December 8, 2018—in the parking lot of the Gallows Bay Hardware Store, as a targeted assassination-style murder.

December 8th, 2018
VI gains Romanian training on Disaster Management

BUCHAREST, Romania – Deputy Financial Secretary in the Virgin Islands (VI), Ms M. Alva McCall recently represented the territory at a training session in Disaster Risk Reduction and Post Disaster Reconstruction at an exploratory mission to Romania.

December 8th, 2018
Another taxpayers trip by 'lame duck' Premier, what was accomplished?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Outgoing and 'lame duck' Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has concluded yet another overseas trip on taxpayers money on his last days in office.

December 8th, 2018
Govt seeks contractors to redevelop ESHS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The administration of the Virgin Islands (VI) is inviting tenders for the redevelopment of Elmore Stoutt High School, according to a press statement, issued by the Government Information Service (GIS), on Friday, December 7, 2018.

December 8th, 2018
‘Ronnie’ under fire at PVIM launch

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – The official launch of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), on Friday, December 7, 2018, saw its Leader, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), immediately coming under fire, for his role as a Cabinet member—as such was a party to the plethora of misgivings under the National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

December 8th, 2018
Man gets life sentence for raping baby

Guyana Chronicle

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA - “I HAVE nothing to say your honour,” were the words of Rodney Kertizous on Thursday afternoon, after a 12-member Jury found him guilty of rape of a child.

December 8th, 2018
Paris police fire tear gas at protesters

CHAMPS-ELYSÉES, Paris, France - Police in Paris have fired tear gas on protesters as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests turned violent.

December 8th, 2018
The Caribbean’s Economic Dilemma part A

By Dickson C. Iqwe

Most Caribbean countries, including the Virgin Islands, possess three economic idiosyncrasies- that lock West Indian jurisdictions into perpetual developing status, and the threat of systemic poverty.


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