ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – According to a recent CNN online article, the terrorist attacks in Paris showed the world just how vulnerable a free society can be. The attacks have also caused Europe and the United States to rethink their refugee programmes. The refugees fleeing armed conflict in places such as Iraq and Syria among others may now be eyeing the open doors of the Caribbean.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – We remember very well when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith became the butt of jokes in 2013 when he claimed that the economy was robust, before back pedaling on his own statements. Now again, contrary to reports on the ground and from the ordinary man, Premier Smith has claimed that the Virgin Islands economy is “doing well” even while acknowledging that there were delays in some persons being paid.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Two intense BDO U7 Primary School Football semi-finals took place last Thursday November 19, 2015 with First Impressions and Robinson O’Neal gaining the right to battle it out in the championship game.
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There are now 89 Trinidad and Tobago nationals — including families — known to the government who have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the last three years, local media reported.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have today November 23, 2015 confirmed that officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Major Crime Team escorted murder suspect, Andraes Nolford, 24, back to the Virgin Islands where he was officially charged for the death of Cornel Melbourne Francis.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the weather being nice and sunny yesterday November 22, 2015 the once postponed ‘Taste of Tortola’ was staged at the newly upgraded Queen Elizabeth II Park and patrons got a taste of the best of the culinary arts that the territory has to offer.
NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI- The 2015 edition of the Royal BVI Yacht Club Round Tortola Race, sponsored by Nanny Cay, took place on Saturday November 21, 2015. Starting and finishing off Nanny Cay Marina, eleven yachts entered the 37 mile race circumnavigating Tortola in an anti-clockwise direction.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands seems to be no different from the developed world, when coming to sexual harassment in the work place, homosexuality and having some of these acts captured on videos. However, it appears that we do a better job of covering them up.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has broken weeks of silence on the National Health Insurance (NHI) petition, currently being considered by the Government to say the proposals are still being examined.