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October 23rd, 2019
Gov't working on more drug intervention programmes - Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), in addressing claims of high drug use in the territory, says his ministry is looking to combat the social issue through a number of early intervention programmes that can come into effect before full drug addiction kicks in.

October 19th, 2019
Time to decriminalise marijuana in the VI - Karl M. Scatliffe

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former President of the BVI Taxi Association and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Fourth District Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Karl M. Scatliffe, says it is time the territory follow international trends and decriminalise marijuana, however, there must be restrictions in place to prevent drug abuse from vulnerable groups.

October 16th, 2019
'If these people are not working, they need to be deported'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - As the conversation surrounding immigrants and employment in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues, the 'Honestly Speaking' radio show moderator and pastor, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, is calling for the deportation of unemployed expatriates residing in the territory, as a matter of priority.

October 15th, 2019
Unemployed on work permit? 'You should have to leave!' - Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With rebuilding work slowed two years after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says immigrants who came to the territory to rebuild via work permits should leave if there are no jobs available.

October 14th, 2019
VI looking to tap into African business market - Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says the Virgin Islands (VI), as part of diversifying its business services and sectors, will be looking to tap into the African business market, starting with South Africa as a new prospect.

October 14th, 2019
'There's a high use of drugs' in VI - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Without providing any solid statistics or research to back his claims, ZBVI 780am 'Honestly Speaking' radio show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has declared that drug use amongst men and youths in the Virgin Islands is now at a staggering high.

October 9th, 2019
Men 'liming' on corners a possible 'social challenge' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - ZBVI 780am 'Honestly Speaking' radio show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is calling for more monitoring of population as it relates to the high number of males "liming" under trees and at corners in various parts of the territory.

October 2nd, 2019
Reject the 'crabs in a barrel' mentality'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The ZBVI 780 AM 'Honestly Speaking' radio moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has accused some Virgin Islanders of having a 'crabs in a barrel' mentality as, according to him, they have a tendency to wish failure for each other and exhibit an oppressive mindset.

September 23rd, 2019
Gov't facing loss with £300M UK loan guarantee- Ray A. George

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Director, Mr Ray A. George says if the National Democratic Party (NDP) government had taken up the £300M UK Loan Guarantee offer when it was first made, the territory would be in receipt of more funds given the offer was made in Pound Sterling and not in USD.

September 18th, 2019
'Don't make UK Loan Guarantee issue political'- Ray A. George

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - "It didn't seem like I missed much," were the words of former BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Director, Mr Ray A. George while commenting on a series of Opposition sponsored meetings on the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee issue facing the territory.

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