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June 2nd, 2017
‘I reversed my diabetes through healthy living’- Ramoes Hatchett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Diabetes is a non-communicable disease that is reportedly affecting a large amount of persons in the Virgin Islands. For many it is just something they have to live with. However, Ramoes Hatchett is not such a person.

March 10th, 2017
National plan of action on behavioural change needed-Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Tackling the societal issues from the root and pleading for a plan of action on behavioral change on a national level is what at least one talk show host is suggesting as a solution to dealing with the many social ills that the Virgin Islands currently faces.

February 11th, 2017
Hon Walwyn bats for Softball in schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture Youth Affairs, and Sports Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has told residents of the islands of Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, and Virgin Gorda, that they will not be left behind as the territory moves full pace ahead to "breathe new life" into Softball.

January 16th, 2017
Chinese cannot be allowed to compete unfairly with locals- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the weekly programme, Umoja, Cromwell Smith on ZBVI 780 AM, spoke out on just what he thinks of the territory entering trade deals with the Chinese, saying the territory can trade tourism and financial services while the Chinese trade goods; however, they cannot be allowed to come to set up manufacturing plants or to compete unfairly with locals.

January 13th, 2017
‘You can’t come into community with heavy hand’- Cromwell Smith to Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has suggested that in order for the police to regain the trust and assistance of the community in fighting crime, they should take a “social worker” approach and not go into communities with “a heavy hand.”

January 13th, 2017
VI not as ‘safe anymore’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A case for a comprehensive and enhanced strategy for policing has been made.

December 10th, 2016
Tax chicken imports to encourage local support-Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Vice President of Business at the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotels Association Ms Shaina M. Smith says there is more that can be done from a Government and business owners’ standpoint to encourage self-sustainability in the territory.

September 16th, 2016
Umoja radiothon raises $1500 for Italy earthquake victims

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Using his talk show –Umoja- on ZBVI 780 AM, host Cromwell Smith aka Edju Enka teamed up with two local Italian businesses and the BVI Red Cross Society to raise funds for victims of the August 24, 2016 earthquake that reduced three towns in Italy to rubble, claimed close to 300 lives, injured several hundreds and left thousands homeless.

September 9th, 2016
Locals will not stand for abuse in the workplace- Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the radio programme Umoja, hosted by Cromwell Smith aka Edju Enka and businessman John Samuel, has rubbished talk that locals have poor work ethics and do not want to work, thus the reason why employers opt for expatriates instead.

September 2nd, 2016
BVIRC aiming to raise funds through annual walk

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Reading Council is targeting a Classroom Library Project to encourage greater interest in reading amongst students, through the National Walk for Literacy on September 8, 2016.

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