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August 16th, 2019
‘Fast track’ applications close today, Aug 16, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Applications for the Residency and or Belonger Status in the Virgin Islands (VI) through the Government’s ‘Fast Track’ initiative will close this afternoon, August 16, 2019.

August 16th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Madison S. Blyden

By Ron O. D'Avilar

At just 18-years-old, this young influencer has made it her life’s mission to empower women and girls to overcome adversities. “My aim is to help young women find a sense of belonging, self-worth and comfort while interacting with others who may be going through the same or similar experiences,” she said. This week we feature Young Professional Madison S. Blyden.

August 15th, 2019
HLSCC welcomes over 200 students for fall orientation

Paraquita Bay, Tortola, VI - New students were greeted with branded giveaways yesterday at the HLSCC fall 2019 Orientation ceremony before attending several engaging and informative presentations made to the group by the HLSCC team.

August 15th, 2019
Premier's 1000 jobs initiative kicks off Wed, Aug 21, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First announced by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as part of a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) campaign promise on the road to the February 25, 2019, elections day in the Virgin Islands, the 1000 jobs in 1000 days initiative will officially kick off on August 21, 2109, at 10:00am at Central Administration Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

August 15th, 2019
VI receives UNDP Chief for high-level talks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Newly appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Barbados and the Organisation for Easter Caribbean States (OECS), Mr Magdy Martinez-Soliman received a warm welcome from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) for high-level talks on recovery and sustainable development during a UNDP visiting mission to the territory.

August 14th, 2019
'More poverty in VI now than ever' - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, says the territory continues to settle for ‘second-best’ as a people with regards to local industries, and as such, getting short-changed in the offshore business sector.

August 14th, 2019
'Blog, but you also have to be responsible' - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While urging citizens to desist from negative behaviours in cyberspace, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that once the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 passes, Government will track down persons disseminating damaging and libellous content online.

August 13th, 2019
Power outages expected today as BVIEC upgrades high voltage system

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is notifying customers on Tortola, in the areas of Sophie Bay, that there will be no electricity supply today Tuesday, August 13, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 P.M

August 13th, 2019
Financial performance of August Festivals to be released soon - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The economic performance of the 2019 August emancipation festivals including expenditure will be released as soon as the financial report is available, this is according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), speaking to this news website.

August 12th, 2019
Emancipation, Religion & Truths from the Bible

By Alred C. Frett

We are still weak from Emancipation Fever and while we had no repeated August Floods, it is 2years since Hurricane Irma demolished the locally owned Palmgrove Shopping Centre. That is symbolically sad and while I am one of those owners, this is not about me but about less fortunate owners who did all the right things but lost their livelihood through the negligence of Government.

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