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June 13th, 2019
Contractors needed for VI Housing Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local contractors are needed in carrying out home repairs as part of the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme.

June 13th, 2019
Locals sidelined for jobs even after understudying expats - Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) recently revealing that the Virgin Islands (VI) has processed thousands of work permits so far for 2019, concerns are being raised over the state of the job market for locals.

June 12th, 2019
‘Vanterpool should be paid as D4 Representative-elect' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says Fourth District (D4) Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool should be compensated as per recommendations in the Virgin Islands (VI) Constitution 2007, in spite of him not being sworn-in as a Member of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

June 12th, 2019
2019 SFC Report now available to the public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The entire budget process is now complete and the 2019 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) report is available to the public.

June 11th, 2019
$35,000 budgeted for D4 By-election – SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the matter surrounding the District 4 (D4) seat of Representative-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, the Deputy Governor’s Office has already budgeted for a By-election should the Appeal's Court rule in favour of the HoA.

June 11th, 2019
Racist tourists bypassing local boat captains – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio host and Social Commentator, Julio S. Henry is imploring Her Majesty's Customs to look into a situation where "racist tourists" are allegedly now coming to the territory to sail and cruise, however, choosing to bring their own boat captain who "look like them".

June 10th, 2019
Office of DPP struggling with backlog of cases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ms Kim Hollis QC has moved to clear her name and office, regarding what Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) called ‘excessive wait for prisoners on remand,’ even though the Office of the DPP has revealed that it has had a backlog of cases since 2017.

June 9th, 2019
'BVI is a lawless place' - Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP), ‘Clear path to regularisation: residency and belonger status’ programme has been postponed for reshaping and public consultation, the initiative continues to face some amount of public criticism.

June 8th, 2019
‘Every group unifies except African people’ - Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Amidst the conversation surrounding immigration reform in the Virgin Islands (VI), Talk show host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', who hosts ‘Umoja’, Thursday nights on ZBVI 780 AM, is imploring people of African ancestry in the VI to unite as one despite differences in nationality and origin.

June 8th, 2019
Cows graze freely @ East End Police Station

EAST END, Tortola, VI - "Irma is no excuse," remarked resident Neil Nicholson when directing a Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) Reporter to a Facebook post where no less than ten cows were photographed recently in and around the compound of the East End Police Station.

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