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November 19th, 2017
Defiant Alia S. Atkinson bags gold in Singapore

KINGSTON, Jamaica- Jamaica's champion swimmer Alia S. Atkinson proved a tough cookie yesterday as she defied a shoulder injury to claim another gold medal in the 100m breaststroke, this time on the final leg of the Fina/airweave Swimming World Cup in Singapore.

November 19th, 2017
'The Prince's visit is timely, good international exposure' - Hon Fahie

EAST END, Tortola, VI - A number of Virgin Islands (VI) residents gathered at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Road Town, Tortola, despite the heavy downpour and cloudy skies to meet the Prince of Wales, Charles Phillip Arthur George, during his first official visit to the territory, yesterday November 18, 2017.

November 18th, 2017
Aubrey M. Levons aka 'Bego' laid to rest today November 18, 2017

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Boats and plane loads of friends, family and politicians headed to the sister island of Anegada today November 18, 2017 for the funeral service of the late Aubrey McDonald Levons aka ‘Bego’.

November 18th, 2017
National Emergency Operations Centre to be deactivated Nov 20

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has announced that the National Emergency Operations Centre, which was put in place following Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, will be deactivated on Monday November 20, 2017.

November 18th, 2017
Prince Charles begins his tour of the VI

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The Prince of Wales, Charles Phillip Arthur George, has begun his tour of the Virgin Islands with a visit to the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) in the eastern end of Tortola.

November 18th, 2017
Small businesses can incorporate for less under new law

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During the Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands on November 16, 2017 at the Ritter House, members of the House welcomed the Micro Business Companies Act 2017.

November 18th, 2017
‘Gov’t collapsed? We were busy working on bills’- Hon Walwyn

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- After the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government was heavily criticised for being AWOL weeks after Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands, Education Minister Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has sought to defend his government, saying they were busy working on bringing bills to the House of Assembly to keep the country moving.

November 18th, 2017
2 prison officers stabbed by inmate of HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An altercation involving two prison officers and an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, on the main island of Tortola, resulted in the two prison officers receiving stab wounds yesterday, November 17, 2017, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

November 18th, 2017
New CONCACAF Nations League scheduled for 2018 Launch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A new Nations League competition being launched by CONCACAF in September of 2018 is being backed to help the development of football within the confederation.

November 18th, 2017
$3.5 billion & counting: the true cost of Irma

Dickson Igwe

The following story is an ongoing assessment of the economics of disaster. It is a narrative on the economic effects of Hurricane Irma to the Virgin Islands.

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