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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.

August 12th, 2019
No major incidents @ 2019 Festival Week - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the packed 2019 Emancipation festival week now history in the Virgin Islands (VI), officials are reporting successes on all fronts amidst minor challenges in the execution of this year’s activities.

August 11th, 2019
CBN to broadcast boating safety info across VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Broadcaster, the Caribbean Broadcast Network (CBN-TV) and America’s Boating Channel have entered into an agreement which will see the territory benefiting from a number of safe-boating and boater education information via television and radio.

August 10th, 2019
1st Carrot Bay Festival Market dubbed a success

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - With over a dozen farmers, tents and many patrons flooding to purchase and witness the included cultural display, the first edition of the Carrot Bay Festival Market in the Carrot Bay community of the Virgin Islands (VI) has been dubbed a massive success.

August 10th, 2019
Cybercrime penalties ‘too excessive’ – Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With stiffer proposed penalties for violations under the upcoming Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019, Fourth District representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool says legislators have to be careful that the penalties in new legislations are not too excessive.

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