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July 7th, 2015
‘Greenhouses to produce food by year end!’ – Hon Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering said despite the criticisms of the greenhouse project, it is intended that they see the production of food by the end of this year.

July 7th, 2015
Hon Vanterpool apologises for water woes across the territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said Government has made the resolution of water issues in the territory a priority.

July 7th, 2015
Four off to Antigua for Optinam 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Optimist North American Championship, Optinam 2015, gets underway today Tuesday July 7, 2015 in Antigua with four Virgin Islands’ sailors competing against 23 other countries.

July 7th, 2015
VI bans importing live birds due to Bird Flu scare

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was brought to the attention of this news site yesterday, July 6, 2015 by a prominent poultry and cash crop farmer that because of the dangerous strain of Avian Influenza, which has hit certain states in the United States of America, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) was going to take a position to ban the importation of live chickens and other birds.

July 6th, 2015
Snake encounter raises concerns over possible wildlife smuggling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A photo taken of a snake that was captured at the weekend by an employee of an earth-moving company on Tortola and posted on Facebook has been attracting numerous comments, including concerns of possible smuggling of wildlife into the territory and the dangers of such activity.

July 6th, 2015
‘Today is a day of atonement’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative of the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has bashed the Government for their treatment of Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE even as they sought to now confer on him the title of Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly.

July 6th, 2015
Late Chief Minister Willard Wheatley to be recognised

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Willard Wheatley Centennial Celebration Committee (WWCCC) would like to invite the general public to a memorial service on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm to honour the memory of the territory’s first Minister of Finance and second Chief Minister, the late Dr Willard Wheatley, MBE, at the Willard Wheatley Primary School grounds on the occasion of his 100th birthday anniversary on July 16, 2015.

July 6th, 2015
Can blacks progress without religion?

By Alred C. Frett

Our Ancestors possessed Intelligence but were denied Knowledge:

Some say Life is a Journey but in fact it’s more like a Road and we are Travelers on a Pilgrimage - There may be Hills and Valleys, open Fields and flooded Plains, well-paved Streets and rugged Tracks and as different as we are - for better or worse - we all end at the same Finish Line… When it’s over it’s over and what really matters is what we withdrew and what we contributed along the way.

July 6th, 2015
HoA approves Cruise Pier loan motion amid Opposition silence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly today July 6, 2015 approved a motion for the loan of an additional $15 million for the completion of the landside phase of the controversial cruise pier development project.

July 6th, 2015
Motor scooter rider injured in alleged hit & run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A young man is said to be nursing injuries to both of his hands after he was allegedly hit off his motor scooter by a vehicle that fled the scene of the incident last evening, July 6, 2015.

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