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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.

August 29th, 2016
VI needs to realise value of its ‘natural resources’- Radio commentators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Rejecting the popular saying that the Virgin Islands (VI) lack natural resources, talk show host Cromwell Smith aka Edju Enka and retired civil servant and businessman John Samuel believe that unless more Virgin Islands see the value of the territory’s ‘natural resources’ they will never reap the maximum benefits.

August 27th, 2016
Online stores will hurt economy; kill small businesses- John Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A clarion call has been made to local consumers, Government and the private sector to have a dialogue on the "very serious" issue of online stores like Amazon competing with local stores.

August 12th, 2016
Cromwell Smith mulls lacklustre support of VI Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A local talk show host is trying to get to the bottom of the problem of poor participation by many sections of the territory towards the just concluded Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival.

August 21st, 2015
Persons have no confidence in local doctors – Radio talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In another programme reaching out to the general public with information and fielding questions as it relates to the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme set to get in full swing come January 1, 2016, the NHI team was told that persons are not comfortable with seeing local doctors due to confidentiality issues, which is why they would prefer to seek medical assistance outside of the territory.


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