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April 1st, 2019
Insurance companies buy insurance too - Kishma A. Baronville

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - General Manager of Colonial Insurances, Ms Kishma A. Baronville has unveiled that insurance companies buy coverage from other insurance companies around the world, and thus, this makes it impossible for there not to be a rise in premiums to policyholders.

February 21st, 2017
Trefor A. Grant In! Kishma A. Baronville Out! as Festival Comm. Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that upon the recommendation of the Minister for Education and Culture, Cabinet has agreed to replace Kishma A. Baronville with Trefor A. Grant as the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Chairperson.

August 11th, 2016
Baronville dodges media on Road March controversy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As controversy reigns over the decision to crown VIBE as Road March Champions for the 3rd consecutive year, Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Kishma A. Baronville, has dodged this news site as it attempts to bring some clarity on the issue.

July 22nd, 2016
VIF&FC Chairperson laments lack of funding for festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) has good plans for Emancipation Festival, Chairperson Kishma A. Baronville says the Committee can only act on those plans as funding is made available.

July 20th, 2016
‘We are having a festival this year!’- Kishma A.Baronville

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “There has been this concept that the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee has not been working and that we weren’t going to pull off a festival which is a fallacy in itself so we just want to say that we are having a festival this year and it is a grand festival.”

May 24th, 2016
2016 Emancipation Festival planning off to slow start

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported early this year that the Chairwoman of the Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Kishma A. Baronville had tendered her resignation.

April 24th, 2016
VI Festivals racked up whopping $600,000 in overspending for 2015-Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the controversy and fall-out after the 2015 Festivals still fresh on the minds of many after overseas artistes were paid immediately after their performances last year (including upfront deposits to secure their services) while local artistes were discriminated against by having to wait until some seven months later to be paid, more information about the cost of festival has been unearthed.

March 9th, 2016
Kishma A. Baronville Out! Resigns as Chair of VI Festival Committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In another slap in the face to the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn, yet another person serving under him has fled the position.

February 24th, 2016
2016 Virgin Gorda Easter Festival in limbo!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Like most things following the 2015 general elections, another government sponsored event seems uncertain. According to our National Democratic Party (NDP) sources in the Virgin Gorda community, the 2016 Virgin Gorda Festival Committee has not received any money to kick start the 2016 activities.

February 1st, 2016
NHI registration ongoing beyond Jan 31, 2016 deadline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the absence of any formal announcement of an extension to the previously announced deadline of January 31, 2016, the National Health Insurance (NHI) office today February 1, 2016 continued registering and photographing persons for their health coverage cards.

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