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June 18th, 2020
'Illegal gambling is already taking place in BVI' - Premier Fahie

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Amidst criticism from religious groups and Opposition Members, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says "beyond the shadow of a doubt," there is a need to move forward with gambling legislation, and introduce regulated gambling in the Territory.

June 15th, 2020
'Gambling of any kind amounts to theft by permission'- Dr Melvin A. Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Senior pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church, Dr Melvin A. Turnbull, adding his voice to the ongoing debate of gambling, says the acts amount to theft by permission and sometimes only God can help the gambler overcome his habits.

July 11th, 2019
‘We’re building this country but leaving the people behind culturally’- Rev. Turnbull

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Outspoken Virgin Islands (VI) Pastor, Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull says there is a disconnect in the VI where the territory is being built but the people are being left behind culturally, especially the territory’s children.

July 9th, 2019
Carnel D. Clyne fires back; Calls Rev Turnbull a ‘Liar’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Carnel D. Clyne has fired back at comments made by Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull, during the Thursday, July 4, 2019, edition of ZBVI’s ‘Umoja’ show over revelations that Gospel Fest continues to be missing from the official VIF&FC calendar of activities for Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2019.

August 24th, 2018
CGBC rededicates ‘sanctuary’ 1-year after Irma & Maria’s destruction

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC) will, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, rededicate its ‘sanctuary’ which was devastated a year ago, by two Category-5 hurricanes—Irma and Maria.

August 9th, 2018
Dr Turnbull slams VI Leaders, those facilitating ‘corruption’

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the Virgin Islands (VI) Heritage Month Committee, Reverend Dr Melvin A. Turnbull, has lashed out at ‘those’ that facilitate ‘corruption’ in the Territory saying, “…be careful who you take money from, and for what, it might just be your enslavement.”

August 6th, 2018
Somber reflections as VI observes 2018 Sunrise ‘Emancipation’ Service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Emancipation activities continue across the Territory, as residents observe the annual festivities not just, the glitz and glamour, street tramps and parades but on more somber tones too, such as this morning, August 6, 2018, at the Queen Elizabeth Park, when scores gathered for the traditional ‘Sunrise Service’ held at 7:00 AM.

July 16th, 2018
Reverend Turnbull continues to press for ‘self- determination’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church Reverend Dr. Melvin A. Turnbull continues to push for the Virgin Islands (VI) to embrace self-determination. Over the last several weeks, Dr Turnbull has lobbying for the Islands to have “the fair opportunity and right to choose our affiliations, and to sit at the decision-making table with no meddling from any other country.”

October 2nd, 2015
Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull hospitalised with 'heart scare'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull, the prominent preacher and father of 2nd District Representative Hon Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull, was taken to Peebles Hospital a few days ago after complaining of chest pains, sources have informed Virgin Islands News Online.

March 15th, 2015
How smart with $$ are you?!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Money Matters BVI is seeking to ensure that Virgin Islandsers are fully financially literate and for this reason they are embarking on a second financial literacy survey which commences in April 2015.

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