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August 8th, 2014
'The Proclamation was not first read @ Sunday Morning Well' – Mrs Eileen Parsons, OBE

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - “Now we in the BVI, we love to write our own history and it is said and it is not so, that the proclamation was read from the Sunday Morning Well. It is not true,” exclaimed Mrs. Eileen Parsons OBE as she addressed members of the Rotary Club of Tortola on July 31, 2014.

August 6th, 2014
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool equates influencing of persons with slavery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) challenged Virgin Islanders to remove the shackles of bondage that hold the Territory back from benefitting from a number of Government initiatives.

July 7th, 2014
Forget Turfs & Gangs, Wake up & Live – David R. Hinds

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – When the Band Steel pulse releases any album, takes any stage or be among any gathering they are said to be one band that does not only perform but always has a solid message to their audience.

August 28th, 2013
After 50-years, Are we moving forward or marching backward??

By Alred C. Frett

A Month of Black History: August should be considered as the real Black History Month from the Emancipation of Slavery 180-years ago to the Civil Rights March on Washington 50-years ago… Indeed until the late 1960’s/1970’s Social Laws designated Slave Descendants as less than Human with little or no acknowledged rights and for them to strive for fairness and justice meant certain prison or death.

August 20th, 2013
Walwyn’s 'enslaved' claims in poor taste & disrespectful – Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn has been challenged to support his rhetoric in claiming that the children of expatriate parents are enslaved in not receiving immediate rights to citizenship upon their birth in the Virgin Islands.

August 14th, 2013
Festival vendors were difficult to deal with- Private security firm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Head of Top Priority Security Services, Mr Lesmore Smith said vendors were the hardest to deal with during this year’s Emancipation Festival activities.

August 7th, 2013
Walwyn repeats call for 'freedom' of expat-born VIslanders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn has stuck by his guns in pushing for a change in the laws governing the rights of children born in the Virgin Islands (VI) to expatriate parents.

May 1st, 2013
VI urged to wake up & face issues of 'colonial status'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -While the importance of the issues being addressed at the level of the House of Assembly, the issues surrounding the recent leaks within the financial services sector and the new face it has put on the Virgin Islands, the state of health care services and the others in the bundle, it is also the expressed opinion that time should be exhorted in addressing other issues including that of the country’s status as a UK Overseas Territory.

September 12th, 2012
Caller: Independence makes no sense

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One caller to the Speak Out BVI radio show, felt that discussions of Independence were premature at the moment, especially if the Virgin Islands did not have a means of creating money for itself.

August 28th, 2012
The lies of seeking traces of truth

By Alred Frett

This is the final week in the Freedom Month of August and my intent was to address the West Indies Emancipation Proclamation in as far as it relates to our present circumstances & systems.



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