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July 24th, 2020
All recent COVID-19 tests return negative for virus- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola - Twenty-one (21) persons who had close contact with a positive COVID-19 case detected in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with links to the island of Jost van Dyke, have all returned negative after tests for the virus.

July 24th, 2020
'Wear your masks & stop the whining' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator and clergyman, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on Virgin Islanders to stop complaining over the COVID-19 pandemic and do all they can to mitigate the effects of the virus in the Territory.

July 23rd, 2020
VI needs Cuban Docs to reduce risks of COVID-19 community spread- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With some 22 Cuban medical professionals arriving in VI to help with the COVID-19 fight, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) said their primary mission is to help the Territory eliminate risks of COVID-19 community spread.

July 23rd, 2020
'Not right' for VI to still be singing 'God Save the Queen'- Julio S. Henry

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Tourism operator, business owner and social commentator, Julio S. Henry says he wholeheartedly agrees with statements by Claude O. Skelton-Cline; later depicted in a cartoon on Virgin Islands News Online, that the United Kingdom (UK) has its foot on the VI's collective necks.

July 21st, 2020
UPDATE: Speaker Willock returns to HoA after brief hospitalisation

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Honourable Julian Willock has returned for the 13th Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly today, July 21, 2020, following a brief period of illness that required hospitalisation.

July 21st, 2020
Correct call was made to secure borders & save lives - Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Even as calls heighten for the Territory to reopen its borders, Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) said history will show that the Government made the correct call to secure the borders of the Virgin Islands (VI) as a protective measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 20th, 2020
HoA resumes 10:00am with discussion on 'Trade in Endangered Species' Act 2019

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) resumes today, July 20, 2020, with discussions in Committee Stage on the “Trade In Endangered Species (Cites) Act, a bill first proposed in 2019.

July 18th, 2020
COVID-19 'is like the common cold or flu now'- Julio S. Henry

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Pointing out that COVID-19 pandemic has now evolved to a point where the virus can be seen as a common cold or flu, tourism operator, business owner and radio talk show host, Julio S. Henry says the Virgin Islands (VI) Government needs to start approaching the virus as such and proceed to open up the country.

July 18th, 2020
VI youths restore 54 mangrove seedlings @ Paraquita Bay

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Several young men from the Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) initiative, on Thursday, July 16, 2020, participated in the first mangrove restoration planting from the Centre for Applied Marine Studies (CAMS) mangrove nursery at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

July 18th, 2020
Culture change cannot be stopped

By Dickson C. Igwe

The current turmoil in the west over race is simply a continuation of a historical narrative that started with the exploration of Africa by European rulers in the 1400s, leading to slavery and colonization, and then nationalism, and the fight for social and economic parity by minorities, especially Blacks in the Americas and Western Europe.


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