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August 31st, 2016
Are multiculturalism & assimilation working in VI? Doug Wheatley asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Referring to it as an elephant in the room that needs to be dealt with, host of “Speak out BVI” on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley, on Tuesday August 30, 2016 posed a number of questions as to whether or not multiculturalism and assimilation are working in the territory.

August 31st, 2016
‘Rude’ taxi driver put on blast on FB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The same day that this news site published a story about some taxi drivers being accused of driving recklessly to maximise on trips whenever cruise ships are in, a woman took to Facebook complaining about the rude and unprofessional conduct of a local taxi driver.

August 30th, 2016
VIslander scientist dreams of returning home to contribute

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “It’s my dream to help my country expand into the forensic science field and working along with the criminal justice system and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force. I think we can all come together and develop an initiative."

August 30th, 2016
60 to participate in Digicel NBA Jumpstart clinic in September

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 60 participants—20 of them girls—have been invited to participate in the second Digicel NBA Jumpstart Clinic scheduled for September 2-4, 2016 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town.

August 30th, 2016
Old Post Office building crumbling!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There is yet another symbol of the financial hardship of the Virgin Islands or lack of morale or resources in the civil service after it’s alleged that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith raided the treasury to win the 2015 snap election.

August 30th, 2016
BDO warns against blindly agreeing to update WhatsApp

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- From time to time WhatsApp users get a request for them to update their application for improved service, and many too busy to read the terms and conditions readily agree to these requests.

August 30th, 2016
‘Sue, don’t muzzle the media’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “If you find the media libelous [then] sue them, that’s law. The governor and the government should not be trying to muzzle the media. That is balls. Focus on the real matters, they have bigger fishes to fry,” said retired civil servant and talk show host Edmund G. Maduro.

August 30th, 2016
Winless VI take bronze @ ECVA Tournament

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Men’s Volleyball Team returned home from the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (EVCA), first round of World Cup Qualifiers, staged in Marigot, St Marten, with a bronze medal, but failed to progress into the second round.

August 30th, 2016
Black people – ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’

By Alred C. Frett

What the Hell do you have to lose?

A serious question was asked of Slave Descendants by Mr Donald J. Trump, a potential President of the United States of America who also described Blacks as living in poverty with inferior Education, a lack of Jobs and likelihood of being shot in their own neighbourhoods… In response, too many of us became annoyed with Mr Trump rather than seeing whether and why these things he said were true.

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.

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