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February 28th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tanniqua M. Baptiste

By Ron O. D'Avilar

23-year-old Tanniqua M. Baptiste of Fat Hogs Bay, Tortola, is charting her own course in life and in the cosmetology field with the establishment of her own manicure salon called 'TBeauty'.

February 27th, 2020
VI should have diversified economy earlier rather than later- Lisa Penn-Lettsome

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Executive Director of International Business in the Virgin Islands, Mrs Lisa Penn-Lettsome says the drop in the Territory's financial services sector was mathematically forecasted based on growth figures from the last 20 years, hence, strategies should have been in place to counter the drop in the sector.

February 13th, 2020
Less penalty time, more storage costs for containers sitting @ BVIPA facilities

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Importers and owners of containers who utilise the services of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) will soon find themselves paying more if containers are not cleared swiftly at the facility in Port Purcell.

February 9th, 2020
'D-Tan Spot': McLean family opens business on Brandywine Bay Beach

BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI - A new family business called 'D-Tan Spot' sprung up its umbrellas yesterday, February 8, 2020, on the white sandy shores of Brandywine Bay Beach on Tortola, Virgin Islands.

February 7th, 2020
Gov’t partnering with USVI to lower food cost – Premier Fahie

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – The high cost of food in the Virgin Islands (VI), has long been a contentious issuing plaguing locals and authorities; however, a solution may be on the way.

February 4th, 2020
'Our action to BREXIT should not be a reaction!'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Outspoken ZBVI 780 radio moderator and pastor, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has challenged the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to have more dialogues regarding the issues surrounding Brexit and the future of the VI under a United Kingdom outside of the European Union (EU).

January 13th, 2020
New CDB backed revolving fund created for young entrepreneurs

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Young entrepreneurs in the Virgin Islands (VI) will soon be able to access special business financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) through the National Bank of the Virgin Islands as part of a new revolving fund to boost local entrepreneurship.

January 8th, 2020
From Car Wash to PR: Shakeem O. Springette pursuing his passion

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - In January 2019, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) featured young businessman Shakeem O. Springette and the launch of his 'Luxury Styles Car Wash and Detailing' shop in Sea Cows Bay. About a year later, the young entrepreneur has expanded by launching a second business called 'On Point Publicity'.

January 6th, 2020
'No one truly knows how many persons work @ Prospect Reef' - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following calls to pay the current staff of the hurricane-damaged Prospect Reef facility left abandoned by the former Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the current staff complement of the facility is unknown.

December 27th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Brandon N. Andrew

By Ron O. D'Avilar

'When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade' is a popular mantra that young Brandon N. Andrew has literally crafted into his very own business. At 24-year-old he runs a pop-up beverage shop called ‘Brandini's Lemonade’ through collaborations with bars, festivals, private events and other initiatives.

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