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March 10th, 2017
National plan of action on behavioural change needed-Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Tackling the societal issues from the root and pleading for a plan of action on behavioral change on a national level is what at least one talk show host is suggesting as a solution to dealing with the many social ills that the Virgin Islands currently faces.

February 2nd, 2017
Gay marriage: A possible third economic pillar or abomination?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has asked whether the territory should make it legal for gay couples to be joined in holy matrimony in the Virgin Islands as millions could be reaped, and possibly turning it into a third economic pillar or whether the decision would be an abomination.

January 28th, 2017
Gay marriages, taxes on junk foods to be debated by high schoolers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial subject of gay marriages will be one of the topics of argument in the National High School Debating Competition at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium on Monday January 30, 2017.

January 16th, 2017
Chinese cannot be allowed to compete unfairly with locals- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the weekly programme, Umoja, Cromwell Smith on ZBVI 780 AM, spoke out on just what he thinks of the territory entering trade deals with the Chinese, saying the territory can trade tourism and financial services while the Chinese trade goods; however, they cannot be allowed to come to set up manufacturing plants or to compete unfairly with locals.

January 13th, 2017
‘You can’t come into community with heavy hand’- Cromwell Smith to Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has suggested that in order for the police to regain the trust and assistance of the community in fighting crime, they should take a “social worker” approach and not go into communities with “a heavy hand.”

November 25th, 2016
Exploitation of expatriates exists on ‘small scale’ in VI- Talk show host

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the Umoja show on 780 AM ZBVI, Cromwell Smith says the high influx of expatriate labour in the Virgin Islands (UK) has its positive, pointing out to the creation of wealth for the territory as a major one.

September 9th, 2016
Locals will not stand for abuse in the workplace- Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the radio programme Umoja, hosted by Cromwell Smith aka Edju Enka and businessman John Samuel, has rubbished talk that locals have poor work ethics and do not want to work, thus the reason why employers opt for expatriates instead.

August 29th, 2016
VI needs to realise value of its ‘natural resources’- Radio commentators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Rejecting the popular saying that the Virgin Islands (VI) lack natural resources, talk show host Cromwell Smith aka Edju Enka and retired civil servant and businessman John Samuel believe that unless more Virgin Islands see the value of the territory’s ‘natural resources’ they will never reap the maximum benefits.

August 27th, 2016
Online stores will hurt economy; kill small businesses- John Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A clarion call has been made to local consumers, Government and the private sector to have a dialogue on the "very serious" issue of online stores like Amazon competing with local stores.

August 12th, 2016
Cromwell Smith mulls lacklustre support of VI Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A local talk show host is trying to get to the bottom of the problem of poor participation by many sections of the territory towards the just concluded Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival.


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