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January 17th, 2018
‘The people telling me these fellows don’t have a heart’- Eileene L. Parsons OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former legislator and member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Eileene L. Parsons OBE has taken a swipe at the NDP regime, saying on the Honestly Speaking show aired January 16, 2018 on ZBVI 780 AM that unlike politicians of today, the late Omar W. Hodge had a heart.

January 17th, 2018
Fit for a King & Political Giant: Omar W. Hodge Lies in State

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Family, fellow politicians and ordinary citizens from all walks of life filed pass the open casket today January 17, 2018 (happening now) of former Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Omar W. Hodge.

January 17th, 2018
Woman dies in hit & run incident on STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A woman died immediately after being struck by a vehicle on the Weymoth Highway in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018 [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Tuesday.

January 17th, 2018
Expatriate students should have been asked to leave after hurricanes- Carl Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A former senior civil servant has said the Government of the Virgin Islands should have asked expatriate school children to leave the Territory following the hurricanes of September 2017 to ease the burden on the Territory's education sector until it was in a position to welcome them back.

January 17th, 2018
Stop the madness, enforce the laws - VG resident

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Having laws and not enforcing them is like creating a gangster society, is what a resident of Virgin Gorda stated at a consultation meeting on the National Recovery Plan on the sister island on January 16, 2018.

January 17th, 2018
WI U19s spark spirit-of-cricket debate with controversial dismissal

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand- West Indies have once again ignited the spirit-of-cricket debate at the Under-19 World Cup, when they appealed against South Africa opener Jiveshan Pillay for obstructing the field in their Group A fixture in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

January 16th, 2018
Landfill fire @ Pockwood Pond annoys USVI residents

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A large landfill fire at Pockwood Pond, on the main island of Tortola, this evening, January 16, 2018 is causing much discomfort for persons in the area and as far as St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

January 16th, 2018
2017 hurricane aid distribution to be investigated!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents, non-governmental organisations and the media have been overwhelmed with allegations that the aid coming to the Virgin Islands (VI) following the two devastating hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that destroyed the islands in September of 2017 had transparent distribution issues.

January 16th, 2018
'Perhaps there is victimisation' in Gov't- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is a fact that many bright minds have ideas on how the country could be run effectively but prefer to stay silent rather than being victimised or labelled negative, something which has been promoted by the National Democratic Party (NDP) regime, who even tried to shut down one of its own party members in the House of Assembly (HoA) late last year after he spoke up against his district being neglected since the hurricanes of September 2017.

January 16th, 2018
141 businesses receive grants from Trade Department since hurricanes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “We are pleased to report that we have distributed a first cohort for the grant programme, which is free money. To date, 141 recipients have received funding from the Government of the Virgin Islands — as much as $10,000,” said Director of the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, Mrs Karia J. Christopher.

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