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August 7th, 2018
Willock signals “Heavy Lifting” post Elections in order to restore VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The future of the Virgin Islands (VI) now rests in the hands of the Delegates of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP)—and voters at large—given the ‘heavy lifting’ that is required to elevate the Territory out of its current slump, following the upcoming General Elections.

August 4th, 2018
Dexta Daps now set to headline Thursday’s ‘Festiville’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Jamaican Dancehall star ‘Dexta Daps’ is now scheduled to perform in the Virgin Islands (VI) on Thursday, August 9, 2018, having missed his originally scheduled headline performance for the Official Opening of Emancipation 2018 Festival Celebrations on Friday, August 3, 2018.

August 2nd, 2018
VI Gov’t wins compensation claims over 2006 ‘Oil Spill’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) was awarded the sum of $221,935.86 for clean-up costs, as a result of an oil spill that occurred in the VI waters in 2006.

August 2nd, 2018
"But be happy the Brits ended the slave trade"

Thomas C. Famous

A quote from someone upset about the way Britain has been portrayed about its role in the global slave trade. They attempt to make 'emancipation' sound as if this was an act of 'divine generosity,' on the part of the British.

July 18th, 2018
InterCaribbean opens up flight options for the Caribbean

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI, - InterCaribbean Airways is introducing new routes from Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) to Aruba, Curacao, and Kingston (Jamaica).

June 29th, 2018
VI excels at annual 'Taste of the Caribbean' 2018

MIAMI, Florida, USA - The Virgin Islands (VI) National Culinary Team proved to be ‘worth their salt,’ when they participated and copped several top accolades in the annual 'Taste of the Caribbean' 2018, held in Miami in the United States of America, from June 22 to 26, 2018.

June 22nd, 2018
Skelton throws shot; ‘We need leadership that puts VIslanders/Belongers first’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - National Democratic Party (NDP) co-founder, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) says the Saturday June 23, 2018, Convention, represents “an important juncture and a new chapter, not only for the party but in the development of the Virgin Islands (VI) and that this new chapter will in fact require calm, courageous, consistent and experienced leadership.”

June 21st, 2018
Pastor Melvin A. Turnbull Sr, supports ‘self-determination’ for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church, on Tortola, Pastor Dr Melvin A. Turnbull, told the public that he “supports self-determination” for the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI).

June 21st, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton wants Premier ‘formally recognised’ for devoted service to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Co-founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Health and Social Development Minister, the Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has called for Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, to be formally recognised at an appropriate time in the near future for his service to the Territory.

June 19th, 2018
Tales from Tortola Pt VII - Engaging with the Electorate

Thomas C. Famous

With an upcoming General Election in the Virgin Islands, it gave me cause to reflect on our own elections in Bermuda. I have been directly involved in the canvassing side of every General Election and By-Election in Bermuda since 2012.



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